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Thursday August 25, 2016

Smoke from Idaho wildfires affects valleys far and wide
BY TODD ADAMS. Smoke from wildfires burning in Idaho has affected valleys of Custer County this season, but with the exception of the almost-annual scare in Sawtooth Valley, residents have been spared direct fire impacts.Residents of Round, Sawtooth, Lost River and Pahsimeroi valleys have all seen intermittent smoke.Sawtooth Valley residents have ...

Challis adopts $1.6 million conservative budget
BY TODD ADAMS. Challis City Council members unanimously adopted the city's $1.6 million Fiscal Year 2017 budget at a hearing unattended by the public last week. There was no written public input, either. The budget is conservative, does not tap any reserve funds and does not overestimate or overspend existing revenues, Acting Mayor Michael Barrett ...

New council hires Keller engineers for water project
BY TODD ADAMS. Challis City Councilmen, along with newly seated Councilwoman Katie Spence, approved a professional agreement with Idaho firm Keller Engineering to provide up to $170,960 in engineering and design services for the Old Town water main replacement project.Construction work is estimated at up to $950,000, said Jim Mullin of Keller. ...

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