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Thursday January 22, 2015

Challis discusses sewer lagoon lease, pilot lounge
At their first meeting of 2015, the Challis mayor and city council discussed a wide variety of issues and reached consensus on some, but no final decisions. Agenda items included a sewer lagoon lease, airport pilots lounge, animal control ordinances, a newly-hired assistant librarian, a possible beer keg license at the golf course, past due water ...

Community Event Center in the black
Challis Community Event Center is operating in the black, Custer County Commissioners learned at their January 12 meeting. Annual revenue from renting the facility exceeds expenses, Custer Economic Development Association (CEDA) Executive Director Jolie Turek said.She provided the commissioners a partial schedule of 2015 events at the center.The ...

School districts to hold levy elections
Three school districts with boundaries in Custer County will have levy elections on Tuesday, March 10 County Clerk Lura Baker told the county commissioners at their January 12 meeting.Challis Joint School District No. 181, Mackay Joint School District No. 182 and Butte County School District No. 111 will ask voters within their boundaries to ...

City gets new pump
The City of Challis has a new pump in its new West Well Number 3 and city councilmen have a new desk to sit behind at meetings.The new pump was installed in December, Rice told the mayor and city council, and if all goes as planned, a new wellhouse will be built and West Well No. 3 will be producing water in time for the 2015 irrigation season.The ...

Forest Service considering Mackay Mine Hill land exchange
It's in the preliminary stages and could take 2-3 years or more, but the Lost River Ranger District on the Salmon-Challis National Forest is starting work with private landowners and South Custer Historical Society on a land exchange and road easement, which would clean up boundaries and help preserve Mackay's Mine Hill Tour.That was the word from ...

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