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Challis school district faces $150,000 budget deficit

Challis Joint School District #181 is facing a $150,000 to $160,000 budget deficit for the 2017-2018 academic year, trustees learned last week.

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Hospitals break ground on Arco surgical suite

Wielding golden shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony are, left to right, Shelley Rupp, COO of LRMC; Toni Spencer, LRMC board chairwoman; Senator Jeff Siddoway; Jeff Daniels, Bingham Memorial Hospital CEO; and Bradley Huerta, CEO of LRMC.

Lost Rivers Medical Center (LRMC) in Arco and Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) in Blackfoot have announced a partnership aimed at increasing access to surgery for residents of rural Butte and Custer

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Floodwaters drop as temperatures cool

Valley Creek near Stanley reached flood stage and overflowed its banks last week, turning that part of Sawtooth Valley into a wetland. Temperatures cooled and water levels dropped this week. While no major flood damage has been reported in Custer County so far this spring, water has flowed across highways and washed down side roads. A man died in a flooded basement in Ketchum, where the Big Wood River has caused more extensive damage and prompted evacuations in some areas. Mike Graham photo

Mother Nature delivered cooler temperatures this week, so floodwaters have dropped slightly in the Salmon and Big Lost river drainages, giving county emergency planners and responders and citizens

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BLM closes three area campgrounds

Due to recent high water and flooding conditions along the Salmon River, BLM is implementing a temporary closure at Challis Bridge Day Use Area and Cottonwood Campground Recreation Site located in

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2017 season in Sawtooth Valley beginning soon

The 2017 season is starting soon here in the Sawtooth Valley. The Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association (SIHA) team is hired and excited to start!

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Science students wow parents, teachers

Sixth-grader Kyren Feher experimented with speed and penetration of arrows with different tips shot at a target. “My mom was the shooter, and I was the data dude,” he told The Challis Messenger. He used a chronograph to measure arrow speed and a ruler to measure how deep arrowheads penetrated the target. “My dad was the convincer to have my mom shoot because she was worried about hitting the chronograph. She did great.” Although a 125-grain arrowhead penetrated deeper than an 85-grain, the 85-grain was faster and probably the best. An archer only gets one shot when hunting a particular game animal, Kyren notes. Todd Adams photos

Dozens of students from Challis, Stanley and Patterson elementary schools showcased science projects at the annual Challis School District Science Fair last week, filling the Challis elementary gym

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Challis Arts Council calls for art to celebrate eclipse

The Challis Arts Council is planning a multimedia show to “Celebrate the Total Eclipse of the Sun.” This show will celebrate the remarkable astronomical event that will darken the skies of central

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Donation

Ronny and Wendy Catherman have sent a generous donation to the Challis Volunteer Ambulance unit. A couple of our EMTs went to a conference and were shown a system that replaces the old backboards.

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Donations

The North Custer Historical Society has received a donation in memory of Sue Thomas from Lucile Stecklein and donations from Ronnie and Wenda Catherman, MaryLou and Kent Salomon, John and Charlotte

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Donations

The Challis School District Board of Trustees would like to gratefully acknowledge donations received from Jim Bennetts and J.D. and Brandi Bennetts to the Mr. B Scholarship.

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