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Wednesday November 25, 2015

Golf association contract won't be cancelled - BY TODD ADAMS
Challis City Councilmen have reassured Challis Golf and Recreation Association board members that despite language in a city attorney's email, the city has no intention of canceling its contract with the association to manage the municipal golf course.Golf association board members were concerned that in an October 26 email, city attorney ...

Jail escapee sentenced to prison, girlfriend gets probation - BY TODD ADAMS
The man who cut through the exercise yard fence to escape from Custer County Jail last month has been sentenced. As has his girlfriend who helped him escape. Judge Alan Stephens chastised Raymond Neil Brewster, 35, formerly of Alabama, for talking his girlfriend, Megan R. Zander, 31, of Challis into aiding his escape. She threw wire cutters over ...

Six dog night: Woman adopts five Pomeranians - BY TODD ADAMS
Five little Challis dogs have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Their previous owner was dying and didn't want to see them sent to an animal shelter or split up. Thanks to Liz Preston, who adopted them, the pups are still together in a warm, snug home.Bandit, Bear, Boots, Precious and Penny, all Pomeranians of various ages, have joined ...

Fire severely damages garage, nearby buildings spared - BY TODD ADAMS
Fire severely damaged a garage in the Challis Creek Road area Monday afternoon, but Challis volunteer firefighters responded within 10 minutes and were able to contain the blaze to that structure.There were no injuries to firefighters or the owners, James and Waltraud Dunkle, and no damage to the family's nearby house, North Custer Fire Chief ...

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