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Failed lightning arrestor causes power outage

A failed lightning arrestor at Salmon River Electric Cooperative’s Spar Canyon switch station caused an hour-long power outage Thursday morning, June 22.

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Music and dogs

Various and talented local musians, under the band name Whiskey Dogs, took to a new stage at S&W Junction south of Challis last Thursday evening. Above, S&W owner Wanda Swigert was first to take the stage with fellow Whiskey Dogs Tom Yacomella and Ron Butts. Todd Adams photos

Various and talented local musians, under the band name Whiskey Dogs, took to a new stage at S&W Junction south of Challis last Thursday evening.

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Volunteers respond to three fires

North Custer and Sawtooth Valley volunteer firefighters from Challis and Stanley, respectively, responded to three fires in the past week, prompting North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson to warn

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Summertime tradition

The Stephens siblings, McKenzie, 7, Dane, 9, and Elizabeth, 6 (left to right), got into an age-old American entrepreneurial tradition by offering fresh-squeezed lemonade along with punch at their stand in front of the family home on 10th Street in Challis recently. They are the children of Crystal and Derek Stephens. This reporter discovered the Stephens’ stand after Elizabeth crashed her bicycle near his house and ran home to her mother, leaving red-headed older sister McKenzie holding two bicycles and wondering how to get both home. Todd Adams photo

The Stephens siblings, McKenzie, 7, Dane, 9, and Elizabeth, 6 (left to right), got into an age-old American entrepreneurial tradition by offering fresh-squeezed lemonade along with punch at their s

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Correction

A Page 4 story in The Challis Messenger’s June 22 issue incorrectly stated that, as part of a golf tournament to raise funds for Lemhi-Custer Cancer Relief Fund on July 1, there w

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New general manager joins Messenger staff

Shelley Ridenour is the new general manager of The Challis Messenger. Here she’s shown at the final news interview she conducted in Arizona earlier this month.

Ridenour comes to Challis from Casa Grande, Arizona, where she lived for the last five years, working as an editor of the daily newspaper in Casa Grande, as a reporter at a weekly metropolitan pape

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Kite flying in Stanley

A successful launch. Anna Means photos

The A.J.

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Judge sentences Mackay man to probation on drug charge

Judge Alan Stephens last month sentenced a Mackay man to four years of probation on a felony drug possession charge and ordered him to apply to a problem-solving court for help with substance-abuse

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Man sentenced to rider for Challis rape

A Challis man was sentenced to a rider program in a minimum-security prison on a felony rape charge.

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Lost River, Butte economic development groups split

Custer County Commissioners learned last month of a split between Lost River Economic Development and Butte County’s economic development group, the Arco Butte Incubation Center.

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