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Art inspired by the sky

Claudia Whitten takes a cellphone photo of her glass art that depicts her vision of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Her piece and other eclipse-inspired artwork is on display at MadDog Gallery at 632 Main in Challis.

Claudia Whitten takes a cellphone photo of her glass art that depicts her vision of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

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Custer County Fair days

Charlie Bullock shows the crowd how to pack a horse. He was named grand champion in the senior class of the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the recent Custer County Fair.

Charlie Bullock shows the crowd how to pack a horse. He was named grand champion in the senior class of the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the recent Custer County Fair.

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Custer County Fair days

Alex Mora of Challis made a tack box for a 4-H project. Her father, Jaime, helped her hold it up to show the crowd at the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the Custer County Fair in Mackay.

Alex Mora of Challis made a tack box for a 4-H project. Her father, Jaime, helped her hold it up to show the crowd at the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the Custer County Fair in Mackay.

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Custer County Fair days

Challis outfitter Travis Bullock packed gear into an arena so his sons Clay (red shirt) and Charlie could demonstrate the knots and techniques of backcountry horse packing. The two were participating in the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the Custer County Fair in Mackay earlier this month.

Challis outfitter Travis Bullock packed gear into an arena so his sons Clay (red shirt) and Charlie could demonstrate the knots and techniques of backcountry horse packing.

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Custer County Fair days

Clay Bullock throws a rope showing the crowd how to pack a horse. He was named reserve champion of the intermediate class in the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the Custer County Fair.

Clay Bullock throws a rope showing the crowd how to pack a horse. He was named reserve champion of the intermediate class in the 4-H Demonstration Contest at the Custer County Fair.

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Calculating weight

Trinity Seefried of Mackay showed the crowd at the Custer County Fair’s 4-H Demonstration Contest how to estimate the weight of a steer. She measured the animal and plugged the numbers into a formula to calculate weight. Todd Adams photo

Trinity Seefried of Mackay showed the crowd at the Custer County Fair’s 4-H Demonstration Contest how to estimate the weight of a steer.

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Custer County Fair days

Emma Guerrero of Mackay showed the judges and crowd how to thread a sewing machine for her project during the Custer County Fair’s 4-H Demonstration Contest. Todd Adams photo

Emma Guerrero of Mackay showed the judges and crowd how to thread a sewing machine for her project during the Custer County Fair’s 4-H Demonstration Contest.

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Land board allocates money to Idaho schools

The State Board of Land Commissioners Tuesday approved a 6.4 percent year-over-year increase in the payout from the eight endowment funds that support Idaho’s public schools, universities and other

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Steelhead harvest halted by F&G

Steelhead are returning to Idaho in record low numbers, prompting fisheries managers to curtail this fall’s fishing season.

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Bicyclists tour Idaho

A lone rider on the Bicycle Rides Northwest tour of Idaho crosses the bridge over the Salmon River south of town last week. Hundreds of cyclists from two different tours, Bicycle Rides Northwest and Ride Idaho, came into Challis the same day, Monday, Aug. 7, stayed the night and departed next day on their respective routes. The Challis Messenger took photos of a couple of riders on the Bicycle Rides Northest tour last week and mistakenly identified them as Ride Idaho cyclists. The two groups were back in town later in the week on their return trips.

A lone rider on the Bicycle Rides Northwest tour of Idaho crosses the bridge over the Salmon River south of town last week.

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