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Plentiful water supply expected this summer

Water supplies throughout Idaho are expected to be adequate for the summer, according to Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

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Burglar hits six businesses in Challis, Mackay

Video surveillance cameras at Challis Lanes and Drive-In caught several images of this man suspected of burglarizing six businesses in Mackay and Challis during the wee hours of Saturday, June 9.

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for an unidentified man who stole about $4,000 from three Mackay and three Challis businesses after breaking into the sites early Saturday morni

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Better flood warnings could help property owners prepare

Berms of sand have been piled along the edge of U.S. Highway 93 to keep water off the highway as the Big Lost River has overflowed in the last couple of weeks. Stacey McCurdy, Idaho Transportation Department photo

At least one resident along the Big Lost River below Mackay Reservoir Dam believes Custer County commissioners, Big Lost River Irrigation District officials and emergency responders should better c

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Commissioners declare flood disaster

Custer County commissioners declared a flood emergency last Friday and passed a disaster declaration that will allow the county to be at least partially reimbursed by the state after it exhausts lo

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Garden Creek Road rebuild targeted for 2021

If all goes as planned and federal highway aid money stretches far enough, construction will begin the summer of 2021 on the first phase of reconstructing Garden Creek Road above Challis.

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25 kites in Salmon depict 1805 expedition

This kite, named Monumental Task, is a tribute to Capts. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. It’s among 25 kites depciting the Lewis and Clark Expedition now on display in Salmon.

Kites of all shapes and sizes are currently hanging around Salmon as part of a celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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Weed awareness campaign underway

Idaho residents are reminded about the effects of noxious and invasive weeds on Idaho’s economy, waters, lands and agriculture, and urged to to take action against these unwanted invaders, accordin

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Cars shine in classy show

Chuck Thomson Sr., 91, of Twin Falls, was likely the oldest participant in the Challis Classy Chassis’ annual Show ’n Shine car show. His shirt matches the paint on his 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak. This was Chuck’s fourth or fifth trip to Challis for the show. The chrome alone takes half a day to polish, he said, although he admitted his son, Chuck Thomson Jr. “does most of the work.” He’s retrofitted the car with air conditioning, power steering and brakes and cruise control, so it’s comfortable to drive long distances.Two years ago he drove it to a show in Redding, California. Todd Adams photo

Perfect weather helped participants keep the shine on their vintage vehicles and kept a steady stream of spectators wandering through what seemed like miles of shiny paint and chrome at the Y-Inter

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4 graduates receive forest scholarships

Four local teens each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Jackie Caivano scholarship fund.

All four are 2018 high school graduates.

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Local cowboys win big at Broncs and Bulls

This almost casual dismount by Ruger Piva of Challis after his first bull ride at Saturday night’s Spank Martiny Memorial Broncs and Bulls event shows he’s a nationally ranked bull rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Todd Adams photo

Three Challis cowboys performed at their peak in front of a loud, cheering hometown crowd Saturday night for the Spank Martiny Memorial Broncs and Bulls event at the Challis rodeo grounds.

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