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Thursday October 16, 2014

Commissioners updated on BWC national monument
Blaine County Commission Chairman Larry Schoen updated Custer County Commissioners on September meetings held in Washington, D.C. about the proposed Boulder-White Clouds national monument.The main message was the administration is committed to holding public meetings in Idaho and there would be no presidential proclamation of a monument without ...

Mackay volunteers douse kitchen fire
A dozen Mackay volunteer firefighters made short work of a kitchen fire in a Mackay senior citizen's apartment October 6, preventing it from spreading beyond the stove, a cupboard and exhaust fan-hood.Firefighter Dean Wall, who lives across the street from Lula Schaeffer's apartment, was first on the scene and knocked the fire down with a fire ...

Three compete for Idaho Legislature
Three candidates for Idaho Legislature are competing for votes for House Seat B in Legislative District 8 in the November 4 general election.They are Republican Merrill Beyeler of Leadore who defeated incumbent Rep. Lenore Barrett of Challis in the May primary election; Democrat Jocelyn Francis Plass of Stanley, who ran unopposed in the primary; ...

Challis couple commits suicide
An elderly Challis couple was found in their home Tuesday afternoon, victims of a double suicide.Chief Deputy Mike Talbot said he found Walt Getty, 84, and wife Doris "Sandy" Getty, 81, in their home early Tuesday afternoon, after a concerned neighbor came by the Custer County Sheriff's Office and asked him to do a welfare check. Each had been ...

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