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4 CHS rodeo team members off to nationals

Bruin Bradshaw competes in bareback riding before a hometown Challis audience at a high school rodeo held earlier this spring. He and three other Challis High School students qualified for the National High School Finals rodeo.

Four Challis High School rodeo team members head off to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 15-21.

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School board postpones decision on staff training

Challis school board members postponed action on whether to pay for more staff training on the Power School computer program on which students’ grades are posted to allow parents track their childr

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Jolly ranchers or funny farmers

Customers peruse the produce and other items at the June 30 Challis Farmers Market. The market continues every Saturday through Oct. 6. People line up for the morning rush before the 10 o’clock opening. The market closes at 1 p.m. each week. Todd Adams photo

Customers peruse the produce and other items at the June 30 Challis Farmers Market. The market continues every Saturday through Oct. 6.

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Defendant tries, but can’t get into jail

“It’s ironic you can’t get into jail,” Judge Stevan Thompson told defendant Crystal Dawn Lane of Mackay, who last month was trying to find a jail that takes female inmates where she can serve 44 da

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Challis Changers from Tennessee finish decade-long mission

Challis Changers Nathan Harden of Salmon and, clockwise, John Klein and Ricky Rector of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area work on a new back porch for Cheryl Philps, who happens to be Harden’s mother-in-law. Todd Adams photo

After a decade of doing home improvement projects for the disabled and elderly in Challis, 2018 is the swan song for Southern Baptists, also known as Challis Changers, from Red Bank Baptist Church

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Custer County Coalition loses big grant

The loss of a startup grant means a slowdown for Custer County Coalition, but not the death of the organization, its executive director told the Challis school board last month.

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Challis lacks transportation, other resources for mental health

Communities in rural Idaho struggle to help people with mental health issues because of the absence of providers and the long distances to larger cities where such services are available. Getty Images

The lack of mental health care resources in Challis and the rest of Custer County, plus Butte and Lemhi counties, was the topic of a June 15 meeting of the Region 7 Behavioral Health Board held in

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Judge suspends sentence, retains jurisdiction in Mackay burglary case

For stealing a pair of binoculars and two $5 bills, Krystle Dawn Walrath was sentenced to prison, but Judge Stevan Thompson suspended the sentence.

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School board changes policy on foreign students

The Challis school board has changed a policy to now prohibit foreign exchange students from enrolling as seniors at Challis High School.

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Sheriff’s office personnel promoted

After a decade and a half, Custer County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Talbot is retiring July 3, and other Sheriff’s Office personnel will be promoted as a result.

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