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Forest to burn logging slash

Logging slash generated from a timber sale is planned to be burned in the next couple of weeks in the Lost Trail Pass area of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

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Snag falls on hunter, killing him

A large dead tree fell on a hunter and killed him during a storm earlier this month in the Squaw Creek drainage.

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Fire chief urges safety with holiday decorations and lights

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season, North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson says.

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Comments sought on health assistance plans

Comments are being sought on the Idaho Department of Insurance’s plan to apply for a waiver to extend eligibility for help paying health insurance premiums.

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Firefighter misidentified

Volunteer firefighter Brandon Jones, right, sprays a stream of water onto an early morning Nov. 3 fire at the former LDS church building which is now owned by Wayne Davis of Challis. Backing him up in the center is Scott Lamb, kneeling, and Larry Garey, in the red helmet at left. Jones was misidentified in a similar photo in the Nov. 9 issue of The Challis Messenger.

Volunteer firefighter Brandon Jones, right, sprays a stream of water onto an early morning Nov. 3 fire at the former LDS church building which is now owned by Wayne Davis of Challis.

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Sawtooth Society director plans retirement

Gary O’Malley, the executive director of the Sawtooth Society, plans to retire at the end of the year.

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Christmas tree permits now on sale

Christmas tree tags are now on sale at all Salmon-Challis National Forest district offices in Challis, Leadore, Mackay, North Fork and at the public lands center in Salmon.

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Commissioners want more time to comment on forest plan

Custer County Commissioners told a Salmon-Challis National Forest official they’d like to extend the comment period for a draft assessment document of current trends and conditions on the forest.

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Commissioners to try jail bond again in May election

Custer County Commissioners have pledged better communication with taxpayers and say they will try again in the May 15, 2018, primary election to convince voters to pass a smaller bond issue for co

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Chipmunk hill volunteers install new rope, hope for snow

Volunteers roll the spool with the new rope for Chipmunk Hill’s rope tow into place. That’s A.J. Hall directing the effort. Todd Adams photo

About 20 volunteers, including members of the Challis Ski and Lions clubs, spent a recent Saturday doing plenty of heavy lifting to install a new rope for Chipmunk Hill ski area’s rope tow.

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