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Steelhead planted in Boise River

It’s been a lean year for steelhead, but stocking the Boise River with hatchery steelhead has become a fall tradition, and on Nov.

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Comments sought on health assistance plans

Comments are being sought on the Idaho Department of Insurance’s plan to apply for a waiver to extend eligibility for help paying health insurance premiums.

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Christmas tree permits now on sale

Christmas tree tags are now on sale at all Salmon-Challis National Forest district offices in Challis, Leadore, Mackay, North Fork and at the public lands center in Salmon.

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Sawtooth Society director plans retirement

Gary O’Malley, the executive director of the Sawtooth Society, plans to retire at the end of the year.

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Commissioners to try jail bond again in May election

Custer County Commissioners have pledged better communication with taxpayers and say they will try again in the May 15, 2018, primary election to convince voters to pass a smaller bond issue for co

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Commissioners want more time to comment on forest plan

Custer County Commissioners told a Salmon-Challis National Forest official they’d like to extend the comment period for a draft assessment document of current trends and conditions on the forest.

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Chipmunk hill volunteers install new rope, hope for snow

Volunteers roll the spool with the new rope for Chipmunk Hill’s rope tow into place. That’s A.J. Hall directing the effort. Todd Adams photo

About 20 volunteers, including members of the Challis Ski and Lions clubs, spent a recent Saturday doing plenty of heavy lifting to install a new rope for Chipmunk Hill ski area’s rope tow.

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FFA students make road trip to national meeting

Students from Mackay, Challis, West Jefferson and Wilder pose for a picture in front of the “Roche Coach” before they leave for the FFA national convention. The students traversed 11 states on their way to Indianapolis.

In late October members of the Mackay FFA chapter went on the trip of a lifetime.

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Derrell H. Sharp survives Bataan Death March, 3 years as POW

Photos courtesy Sharp family

Against all odds, their father survived the loss of an arm in 1942 during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, the brutality of the Bataan Death March and three years as a prisoner of war of t

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Agency employees outnumber public at wilderness meeting

Five lakes in the Big Boulder Creek drainage of the White Cloud Mountains can be seen in this view looking south from an unnamed peak. Counterclockwise from bottom right are Cirque, Sapphire, Cove, Hook and Walker lakes. They are now within the Hemingway-Boulders and White Clouds Wilderness area. Todd Adams photo

If it’s an autumn evening around 7 o’clock in central Idaho, then there must be a Forest Service or BLM planning meeting, open house or webinar underway somewhere.

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