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Thursday May 19, 2016

Corgatelli, Moon, Smith and Winstead win primary
BY TODD ADAMS. Goodbye incumbents, was the message Tuesday night.In what was probably the most watched race in Custer County and what was the closest margin, voters chose challenger Craig Winstead (611) as Sheriff over incumbent Stu Lumpkin (583) in the Republican primary. And Dorothy Moon of the Yankee Fork and Challis defeated incumbent Rep. ...

School board OKs $83,000 in maintenance
BY TODD ADAMS. Just because classes at Challis School District 181 shut down later this month doesn't mean staff won't still be busy.Seasonal maintenance employees under Director Bob Williams have their work cut out for them, since trustees approved $83,000 worth of projects out of the plant facilities budget for the summer at their April 13 board ...

Commissioners updated on Yankee Fork fish projects
BY TODD ADAMS. Fisheries managers for Trout Unlimited (TU) gave Custer County Commissioners an update on the multi-year, multi-agency restoration of fish habitat in the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River drainage.Two projects are planned this season after high water recedes, Matt Green, Upper Salmon Project Manager for TU said.Green succeeds Jerry ...

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