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Idaho Cobalt Project hosts open house

Geologist George King points out some key parts of the Idaho Cobalt Project site at least week’s open house. Todd Adams photo

Last week’s open house designed to explain the planned Idaho Cobalt Project drew almost 300 people to the Sacajawea Center in Salmon.

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County gets update on fish habitat project

This large woody debris pile and deep pool is on a restored section of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River just above its confluence with the West Fork. The meandering stream channel was constructed a couple of years ago, and high water in spring 2017 moved debris around, scoured pools deeper and made it better for fish. Cassi Wood, central Idaho project specialist for Trout Unlimited, looks into the pool. Todd Adams photo

Trout Unlimited and partners in the multi-year Yankee Fork of the Salmon River fish habitat restoration project plan to work near the Yankee Fork Dredge and Bonanza this year in the first phase of

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Challis students compete in top chef cooking contest

Riane Snow and Lane Hunting confer about a fruit dish. The two students were among about 80 Challis youths who participated in a cooking contest last week. Todd Adams photo

More than 80 Challis students competed against each other in teams of three or four in a Custer County version of the Top Chef and Chopped cooking contests last week.

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2nd Hand sells all sorts of wares

Brian Ford is the manager and co-owner of 2nd Hand, a new thrift shop at 301 Main in downtown Challis. He’s seen in the showroom, filled with all sorts of merchandise. Shelley Ridenour photo

A half-century or so of trading, buying, selling and bartering culminated in the Feb. 1 opening of a new store in downtown Challis.

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Mr. Butts goes to Washington

In Wayne’s world, you meet with the U.S.

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Salmon River streamflows look promising

Blue Mountain south of Challis can be seen in the background after a snowfall late this winter. Snowpacks remain high in the northern part of the state and low in the southern part.

Precipitation across Idaho ranges from 70 to 130 percent of normal based on snow survey data gathered in early March by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Challis players’ teams split at showcase

Members of the 3A/2A/1A 6th district east senior showcase team included coach Eric Torgerson of Ririe, Sawyer Dye of North Fremont, Braxton Ramirez of West Jefferson, Hunter Tarkalson of Salmon, Kyle Gregory of Challis, Creed Barney of Salmon, Reese Yancy of South Fremont, Dan Shirley of Sugar-Salem, Chandler Pincock of Sugar-Salem, Braxtin Allen of Ririe, Ryker Parkinson of Ririe and Challis coach Jerrod Farr.

Two Challis high school seniors and two Salmon High School seniors were among the Idaho high school basketball players who played a final game in the 6th district senior basketball showcase.

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Senior center’s garage sale successful

Lee Dobbs and Debra Dikeman chat at Dobbs’ table at last Saturday’s garage sale at the Challis senior center.

Last weekend’s successful “garage” sale at the William Cobbley Senior Citizens Center in Challis generated about $800 to help keep the center’s doors open.

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Labrador, Fulcher address GOP via internet

Two candidates appeared at the March 3 Custer County Lincoln Day event via streaming video that was at times choppy and hard to understand.

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Meetings scheduled about forest plan

A forum on the Salmon-Challis forest plan revision is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Challis Senior Citizens Center. Forums in Salmon and Mackay are scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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