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Thursday September 25, 2014

Mike Barrett files as write-in for Legislative District 8B
Mike Barrett, Challis, has added his name to those running for Legislative District 8B. Although he's an established Republican, Barrett is running as an Independent because he did not participate in the state primary and voters already selected Merrill Beyeler, Leadore, to represent the GOP and Democrats affirmed Jocelyn Plass, Stanley, as their ...

Two plead guilty in district court
Law in motion day at district court involved two men pleading guilty to two separate series of drug charges and discussing details of plea agreements.Christopher James Swanson, 33, of Mackay, was arraigned on two drug charges and received instructions from Judge Alan Stephens last Wednesday, September 17. Swanson was charged with felony possession ...

Hometown Teams exhibit, activities underway at gallery
The Challis Arts Council kicked off it's Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit "Hometown Teams" last Friday with a lecture, tailgate party complete with grilled burgers and dogs and Cowboy Poetry.Rodeo was the theme Friday with window exhibits of gear provided by local rodeo athletes. Check out the exhibit at MadDog Gallery and look for window displays ...

Big Creek Ranch applies "all lands management" to benefit sage grouse, other wildlife
On a hilltop in the upper Pahsimeroi Valley, Rosana Rieth points to a large pancake-like flat. That's where about 80-100 sage grouse come to mate each spring, below the shadow of the highest mountain peaks in Idaho's Lost River Mountains. It's a perfect spot for a sage grouse lek -it's flat, surrounded by sagebrush, totally remote, and next to the ...

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