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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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City ‘happy’ with new code officer

Don’t worry, be happy.

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Photography, writing workshops set in Challis

A three-day workshop designed to inspire writers and photographers is scheduled in Challis beginning Saturday, May 19. Sessions are planned May 19, May 20 and June 2.

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Historic photographs available from state

The history of Idaho is intertwined with the history of its highways and roads, according to officials at the Idaho Department of Transportation.

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Invasive species check stations open next week

Two boat inspection sites are set to open soon in Custer and Lemhi counties as officials continue efforts to keep aquatic invasive species out of local bodies of water.

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Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

Two people have told the Custer County Sheriff’s Office about a phone scam that cost them between $400 and $1,000.

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