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Nov
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Commissioners want more time to comment on forest plan

Custer County Commissioners told a Salmon-Challis National Forest official they’d like to extend the comment period for a draft assessment document of current trends and conditions on the forest.

Thu
16
Nov
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Commissioners to try jail bond again in May election

Custer County Commissioners have pledged better communication with taxpayers and say they will try again in the May 15, 2018, primary election to convince voters to pass a smaller bond issue for co

Thu
16
Nov
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Chipmunk hill volunteers install new rope, hope for snow

Volunteers roll the spool with the new rope for Chipmunk Hill’s rope tow into place. That’s A.J. Hall directing the effort. Todd Adams photo

About 20 volunteers, including members of the Challis Ski and Lions clubs, spent a recent Saturday doing plenty of heavy lifting to install a new rope for Chipmunk Hill ski area’s rope tow.

Thu
09
Nov
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Agency employees outnumber public at wilderness meeting

Five lakes in the Big Boulder Creek drainage of the White Cloud Mountains can be seen in this view looking south from an unnamed peak. Counterclockwise from bottom right are Cirque, Sapphire, Cove, Hook and Walker lakes. They are now within the Hemingway-Boulders and White Clouds Wilderness area. Todd Adams photo

If it’s an autumn evening around 7 o’clock in central Idaho, then there must be a Forest Service or BLM planning meeting, open house or webinar underway somewhere.

Thu
09
Nov
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State unemployment reaches historic low

The lowest unemployment rate ever recorded in Idaho came in September when the rate dropped to 2.8 percent, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

Thu
09
Nov
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Pickup rollover kills May man

A one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a resident of May.

Thu
09
Nov
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Jail bond measure defeated

Voters in Custer County turned down a ballot measure that would have increased their property taxes in Tuesday’s election with the additional money funding construction of a new jail and remodeling

Thu
09
Nov
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Fire destroys former LDS church building

The first wave of Challis volunteer firefighters arrive on scene at the former LDS church building in Challis and hook up to a fire hydrant as flames shoot above the roof in the early Friday morning fire.

“Am I going to get a water bill for this?” Wayne Davis of Challis jokingly asked North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson as volunteer firefighters were mopping up the remains of his home, the form

Thu
09
Nov
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Challis voters return Barrett to mayor spot

Challis voters supported incumbent mayor Michael Barrett in Tuesday’s election by a big margin.

Thu
02
Nov
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Idaho to issue compliant ID cards next year

Idaho driver’s licenses can still be used as identification cards at federal security checkpoints including airports, military bases and federal court buildings, following a decision by the Departm

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