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Thursday July 21, 2016

School board approves new track
BY TODD ADAMS. Challis Jr.-Sr. High School will get a new all-weather, rubberized track that meets state standards for hosting track meets, after Challis School District #181 trustees voted this week to spend nearly $425,000 for its construction.The new outdoor track will allow Challis to once again host its home track meets, which have been held ...

Challis library gets grant
BY TODD ADAMS. Challis Public Library (CPL) is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Steele Reese Foundation that will be used for new flooring and interior paint throughout the building plus new windows in the children's section.That was the word from Library Board Member Krista Plummer to Challis City Councilmen July 12. The library received ...

Haslam resigns from city council
BY TODD ADAMS. Challis City Councilman Jerry Haslam submitted his letter of resignation last week, leaving the city with barely a quorum of three to conduct business.Acting Mayor Michael Barrett said the news came as a shock to him, and the city's priority is now to appoint a replacement at the next council meeting, Tuesday, August 9. Three ...

District court sentences two, grants early release to one
BY TODD ADAMS. Judge Alan Stephens recently sentenced a man who escaped from the Custer County Jail and another man charged with felony drug possession and granted early release to a woman convicted of embezzlement.BrewsterNoting he has completed a retained jurisdiction "rider" program in prison, the judge placed Custer County Jail escapee Raymond ...

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