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Thursday March 26, 2015

Animal sanctuary gets nonprofit status - BY TODD ADAMS
All donations toward building a Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary (HIAS) are now deductible on federal income taxes.The group proposing to build a shelter for cats, dogs, horses and other animals in the Challis area has obtained its non-profit, 501 c 3 status.That milestone was reached February 16, Tirzah Stuart, founder and CEO of HIAS told The ...

Commissioners declare drought disaster - BY TODD ADAMS
As a precaution, Custer County Commissioners this month passed a motion declaring a drought emergency, which will make it easier for local agricultural producers to apply for and get insurance payments for crop losses.A drought declaration allows temporary transfers of water rights without going through the usual state bureaucratic process.The ...

Land trust protects 34 acres along Valley Creek - BY TODD ADAMS
While some Stanley residents and neighboring landowners see the benefits of protecting fish and wildlife habitat since Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) bought 34 undeveloped acres along Valley Creek, Custer County Commissioners and others point out the cons, mainly reduced property tax revenue, to a rural county with a small tax base.Earlier this ...

Boy Scout Casey Pettit was misidentified with the wrong last name last week. The Challis Messenger and Todd Adams, his assistant scoutmaster, apologize for the error.

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