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Thursday April 28, 2016

City deeds observatory to BSU
BY TODD ADAMS.Challis City Council has agreed to deed the Challis Observatory west of town to Boise State University (BSU) and is dealing with other diverse topics.ObservatoryThe city has owned the observatory building and telescope, which is operated by BSU, because such an entity had to be listed as owner to receive an Idaho Gem Grant, Custer ...

County approves $50,000 reward
BY TODD ADAMS. Custer County Commissioners have approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abducting Stephanie Crane from Challis in 1993.Commissioner Lin Hintze moved and Commissioner Doyle Lamb seconded to set aside $50,000 in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) money for a ...

City, school officials negotiate on elementary parking lot
BY TODD ADAMS. Negotiations continue between the City of Challis and School District 181 over ownership, paving and maintenance of the Challis Elementary School parking lot, with no resolution so far.At their respective April meetings, city councilmen proposed that the school district come up with a plan for the parking lot, while school officials ...

Challis fills golf jobs; interviews for animal control
BY TODD ADAMS. Approving the city's maintenance supervisor to serve on the Challis Golf Association board, golf course staff hiring for the upcoming season, increasing the salary of former councilman and current Acting Mayor Michael Barrett, reappointing airport commissioners and agreeing to interview animal control officer candidates were among ...

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