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2 Challis dogs might have been poisoned

Two Challis dogs came up lame in their hindquarters last weekend, causing their owners to suspect poisoning and to report the incidents to Custer County Sheriff’s Office.

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Bell rings again at Challis Community Church

Zane Corrigan and Tony Ray Yacomella tighten the bolts attaching the bell to the yoke in the Challis Community Church’s bell tower last week. Todd Adams photo

Last week was the first time in decades she had heard the dual tones of the Challis Community Church bell ringing as they should, with both clappers in counterpoint.

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Some statewide races draw huge fields

Idaho Democrats and Republicans have plenty of choices as they winnow down the fields for state and federal offices in their respective primary elections on May 15.

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It’s time to cast ballots

Custer County voters who cast ballots in the May 15 primary election will decide if they want to let county officials sell $4.5 million of bonds to pay for a new, larger jail and to remodel portion

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Mackay man gets rider for battery, attempted strangulation of fiancée

Judge Stevan Thompson has retained jurisdiction over Zachary Paul Spray, 19, of Mackay in two court cases.

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Pickup loses brakes, crashes into Salmon River

A pickup crashed into the Salmon River at Ellis early Monday afternoon. The sister-brother pair inside suffered injuries but were able to swim to shore as the strong current was sweeping the vehicle downriver. They were taken to Challis Area Health Center by Challis ambulance with cuts and abrasions and mild hypothermia. Todd Adams photo

A Bozeman, Montana, sister and brother survived a crash of their pickup into the floodwaters of the Salmon River Monday just after noon when the brakes failed at Ellis where Pahsimeroi Road interse

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CHS envirothon team fares well at state

Members of the Challis High School envirothon team hold fish during a trip to the Ellis Fish Hatchery. From left are Sierra Summerville, Katie Hewitt, Kacie Hewitt, Merritt Philps and Jesse Riding.

Members of the Challis Envirothon team placed in the top five at the Idaho Envirothon competition in Challis in late April.

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Archaeology day event helps youths learn about the past

Three Salmon students tell a story with animal hand puppets at last week’s archaeology day event at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. From left are Kesl Severe, Tanner Crofoot and Gauge Stephanson. About 115 youths participated in the annual event. Todd Adams photo

About 115 students from Challis, Stanley, Mackay and Salmon spent last Thursday thinking about how their lives are related to things like archaeology, fisheries biology and storytelling.

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Summit kicks off effort to revitalize Challis trails, visitor economy

Brooke Barrett of Challis paints her hiking stick at the Challis trails summit Friday. Activities for kids were part of the summit. Todd Adams photo

The Challis Trails Committee wants input from the motorized and non-motorized recreating public, motorcycle and ATV riders, hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, equestrians, cross-country skiers

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Health fair activities attract crowd

Jessa Hunt crosses the finish line ahead of the pack at the end of the 5K fun run that was part of Challis Area Health Center’s May 5 health fair. Todd Adams photo

The Challis Area Health Center’s annual health fair Saturday drew plenty of people of all ages. It featured activities and booths to keep people occupied and thinking about healthy lifestyles.

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