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01
Feb
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Fifth grade students thank Masons for ice skating rink

Students in Stephanie Strand’s fifth-grade class carried on a tradition of writing thank you letters to Doug Hammond and members of the Challis Masonic Lodge for maintaining the ice skating rink.

Thu
01
Feb
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Fire district to survey incomes for new fire hall grant

North Custer Fire District officials will soon send out letters and surveys and make some door-to-door visits to verify addresses to get an idea of the median income level of district residents, No

Thu
25
Jan
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Moon pushes for no sales tax on groceries

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Exempting groceries from sales tax in Idaho is high on the priority list for Idaho Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley.

Thu
25
Jan
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Housing sales strong in 2017

For sale signs are rather scarce around Challis, Stanley and Salmon, local real estate agents report. Demand for housing of all sorts is high in the communities, but the inventory of properties is low. Todd Adams photo

By all accounts, 2017 was an above-average year for real estate sales in Custer and Lemhi counties.

Thu
25
Jan
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Students share adventures from Yellowstone trip

Challis Sixth-grade teacher Pam Wilson introduces a half dozen of her students who made a presentation to the school board about their multi-day October trip to Yellowstone National Park. From left, are Aurorah Ashby, Jacob Dopheide, Caden Kestler, Drake Beason, Lane Hunting, Riane Snow and Kade Beason. Todd Adams photo

Seven sixth-grade students in Pam Wilson’s class reported to Challis school board members on what they said was a successful and educational trip to Yellowstone National Park.

Thu
25
Jan
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School cafeterias need cooks

Cooks are desperately needed for the cafeterias at Challis Junior-Senior High School and Challis Elementary School, Food Services Director Natasha Andrews told Challis Joint School District No.

Thu
25
Jan
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Challis city officials ask agency for updates on forest planning

Challis City Council members and Salmon-Challis National Forest managers agreed earlier this month to conduct regular discussions about the forest plan revision process that’s underway.

Thu
25
Jan
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Commissioners consider changes to feedlots, junkyards

A public hearing to consider broadening the definition of wrecking or junkyards and a housekeeping change to clarify in which zones all types of animal feedlots are allowed in Custer County is sche

Thu
25
Jan
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Salmon to benefit from new spill regimen

A dam operations regimen adopted last week by a federal court in Portland will benefit future generations of salmon and steelhead, officials with Idaho Rivers United say.

Thu
18
Jan
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Forest officials say rec grants are vital

The late Joe Andersen and brother Andy Anderson (yes, they spelled their last names differently) were among the first commercial guides to take paying customers down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River after World War II using Army surplus rafts. Above, Joe leads a loaded Bar X pack string down Camas Creek trail.

Recreation managers and engineers on the Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth national forests are seeking public comment and letters of support for grant applications to fund projects to construct, rebuild

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