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Deadline nears for Children’s Developmental Disability Services
Children with developmental disabilities who receive Medicaid services are nearing a critical point and could temporarily lose community developmental disabilities services if they don’t enroll in the new Medicaid benefit system within the next few weeks.  Families must complete the enrollment and a service planning process before July 1, 2013, ...

Rappel Academies coming to Salmon
Rappellers are wildland firefighters trained and prepared to operate in all the roles of helibase operations and as aerially delivered firefighters. During the week of May 13 through May 17 there will be 94 veteran rappellers from all over the nation, along with 30 additional support staff and four helicopters with flight crews, coming to ...

Fish and Game seeks comments on Elk Plan
Idaho Fish and Game plans a series of open house and public meetings to talk about the ongoing elk management plan revision.Anyone interested can learn about the process, ask questions of Fish and Game’s wildlife managers, and share their thoughts about statewide management direction.Regional meetings will include one May 14 at Butte Middle ...

Apply for controlled hunts
The application period for this fall’s deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts started May 1, and runs through June 5.Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling (800) 55HUNT5; or online at http://fishandgame. idaho.gov An ...

Bring in your old meds to health fair
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Challis Area Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon to ensure proper disposal of your expired or unneeded medications.This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused or out-of-date prescription or non-prescription medications to safely dispose of them.

Buy raffle tickets for a good cause
A fundraiser for Paul Hayes, who is battling cancer, is now underway. Organizers have arranged to sell raffle tickets for a $300 shopping spree at Lamb’s Market. Tickets are $2 each or six for $10 and can be purchased from Eileen Hardy, Dolores Ivie, Annie Taylor, Carol Chamberlain or Peggy Hurless. Tickets will also be sold in front of the Post ...

ITD offers tips for drivers in dust storms
Blowing dust carried by gale-force winds created blinding conditions for motorists on Interstate 86 west of Pocatello April 14. The interstate was closed in both directions for more than 5 ½ hours because of near zero visibility.When the dust settled, nearly two dozen vehicles were damaged and nine people were transported to hospitals for medical ...

CattleWomen offer scholarships
The Lemhi County CattleWomen and the Lemhi Cattle and Horse Growers’ Association are again sponsoring scholarships for college students who have completed at least one year of collegiate study in an agricultural or related field such as, but not limited to, agricultural science, agri-business, ag. communications, ag. education, diesel mechanics, ...

Class of 1963 to gather in August
Save the dates August 23, 24 and 25 for the Class of 1963’s 50th class reunion. This is open to any classmate that went to school in our class during those 12 years. Even if you moved, and didn’t graduate with us, we would like you to come. August 25 is a picnic in the park in the afternoon and will be open to anyone who went to school in ...

Land management rule will facilitate energy development on public lands
In support of the Administration’s strategy to develop environmentally responsible renewable energy on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing a regulation that will facilitate right-of-way applications for lands with wind and solar energy development potential.The Final Rule to be published in the Federal Register will ...

Social Security: your number is your card
Often times, people decide they need to apply for a new Social Security card because they can’t find their old one. As long as you have all of the required information and documentation, it’s not difficult to obtain a replacement Social Security card. But you probably don’t need the card.Your Social Security number is your Social Security ...

KTVB is coming to Stanley
KTVB is coming to Stanley on May 13. For one week in May, their anchors, photographers, producers and the Channel 7 team will travel the state showing off some of the wonderful places that make Idaho great. Stanley is the beginning of the KTVB tour, then on to Sun Valley, Pine and Featherville, Bruneau and Boise.The KTVB group would very much ...

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