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Challis lacks transportation, other resources for mental health

Communities in rural Idaho struggle to help people with mental health issues because of the absence of providers and the long distances to larger cities where such services are available. Getty Images

The lack of mental health care resources in Challis and the rest of Custer County, plus Butte and Lemhi counties, was the topic of a June 15 meeting of the Region 7 Behavioral Health Board held in

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Fire destroys ranch building south of Mackay

A fire that started in straw bales destroyed a ranch building about two miles south of Mackay on U.S. Highway 93 the night of June 23, South Custer Fire Chief Randy Ivie said.

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Injured climber rescued from Borah

Pennsylvania resident Hao Yan, 23, fell off the north face of Mount Borah Saturday night. He was rescued by a helicopter crew after being trapped under snow for about eight hours. Custer County Search and Rescue photo

Two young men both named Hao Yan and both from Pennsylvania were climbing Mount Borah last Saturday, June 23.

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4th of July fun stretches across Custer County

The July 4 fireworks display in Challis has a new launch location this year. Aerial fireworks are to be set off by volunteer firefighters from the parking lot at the community event center on Clinic Road. The show begins at dark. Todd Adams photo

People have plenty of choices about how to spend their Independence Day holiday with events scattered around Custer County from early morning till dark on Wednesday, July 4.

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AD job duties returned to Piva

Challis school board members reversed their earlier action and reinstated a contract with Challis Junior-Senior High School teacher Jennifer Piva to also be the district’s athletic director in the

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Fire chief urges residents to answer income surveys

Sometimes it pays to be poor, but not if you don’t respond an income survey.

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City considers changes to zoning approvals

Challis City Council members are contemplating turning over some minor zoning decisions to the city clerk and her deputy at the recommendation of Mayor Mike Barrett.

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Chinook season opens June 23

The Chinook salmon fishing season on the upper Salmon River is scheduled to open June 23.

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Concerned citizens, commissioners discuss third try for bond issue

Custer County commissioners and two representatives of Concerned Citizens of Custer County agreed last week it would be better to begin promotional and educational efforts earlier if voters are goi

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Airport project could occur quickly

The Challis Airport could receive about $3 million in federal funding for new pathway lights, a precision approach path indicator system and to resurface the runway and taxiway without putting up t

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