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Thursday July 24, 2014

Sawtooth volunteers stop fire
For the third time this summer, firefighters have stopped human-caused wildfires from exploding into major conflagrations in Sawtooth Valley.This time, volunteers from the Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department on July 17 knocked down the advancing front of a wind-whipped fire near Redfish Lake that threatened structures and horses in a nearby ...

Schwenke gets 3 years probation
Alex Schwenke, 20, May received three years of probation with a suspended prison sentence of up to three years for leaving the scene of the May 23, 2013 accident that left one person dead.Judge Alan Stephens handed out the sentence July 17.Schwenke in May agreed to plead guilty to felony leaving the scene of an accident in exchange for Lemhi ...

Challis council hears weed complaints, tie-down fees not paid
Weedy issues were ripe for public input this month with Challis City Council.Councilmen heard two dissimilar complaints at the July 8 meeting: one from a woman concerned of fire danger to her home from overgrown weeds on adjacent properties; and another from a woman objecting to herbicide and insecticide spraying at the Challis fire hall.City ...

MadDog Gallery opens eclectic show
Claudia Whitten and Claire Fernandez chat while sampling some of the delectables at the Central Idaho show opening last Saturday. A young lad, right, admires the life-sized pine needle bear created by Elk Bend artist Richard Carpenter. The show features work by over 20 artists celebrating life in this part of Idaho through paintings, photography, ...

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