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Army band plays in park tonight
Music lovers in Challis are in for a treat tonight at 7 p.m. when Music In the Park presents the 25th Army Band in concert at Centennial Park. This group of professional musicians has a history dating back to 1925 when the band was organized to support the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, which was the largest formation of Idaho Army National ...

Benefit the community and make some extra cash
Challis Community Farmers Market is inviting resident gardeners and farmers to join this cooperative and find a home for excess summer produce, make some spending money and contribute to the community while having fun with a great group of people.Farmers Markets have many wonderful benefits. Two of them are the health and profit they bring to a ...

Annual Masonic Picnic is next week
Since 1951, members of the Masonic families (Masons, Eastern Star, Shiners' and their guests) have had a fall picnic to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. The weekend before Labor Day on August 24 is the date of this year's event to be held at the Challis Hot Springs campground. Challis Lodge # 92 and Florence Chapter # 79 will sponsor ...

Post/pole harvest unit open
Approximately 16 acres of timber are available for commercial fuelwood and personal use post/pole cutting along Deep Creek Road on the ridge between Moccasin Creek and Deep Creek. The unit is posted with signs identifying it as Unit #12 for commercial fuelwood and personal use post/pole. Product rates are: 50 cents per tree for trees with diameter ...

Hats Off

Strands win IGA Junior District Championships. Lane and Kelli Ann Strand both walked away with First Place trophies in the IGA Juniors District Champion-ships. The tournament was held July 23 and 24 in Rexburg at Teton Lakes. Lane played 18 holes each day in the 13-year-old division and scored 94 on Wednesday and 98 on Thursday. Kelli Ann played ...

Rev. Sikkema to lead services
A short history of the Stanley Christian Fellowship includes a history with Idaho Mountain Ministries of the Cole Community Church in Boise. In 1986 they sent ministers to hold services, alternatively sending a seminarian and a more experienced pastor. Honoraria for these were paid for by contributions to the Idaho Mountain Ministries.The Stanley ...

Medicaid redesign workgroup meets
The Idaho workgroup evaluating healthcare coverage for low-income adults will meet today, August 14, to review and analyze different healthcare options for people in poverty.Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter appointed workgroup members from the public and private sectors to evaluate healthcare options for low-income adults. Idaho adults with incomes ...

Stanley to host art festival next weekend
Stanley Arts Festival, in its fourth year is August 22, 23 and 24. It is open each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is an invitational art show and will be presenting some of the top regional artists with a variety of mediums. Music is an added feature on Saturday starting the day off will be a regional favorite Tony Gilliam also performing ...

Record number of sockeye counted at Lower Granite
In July, the number of sockeye salmon passing Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River set a new record at 2,456. This is the most counted at Lower Granite since the dam was built in 1975. As of Monday July 28, Fish and Game trapped 25 sockeye, 24 in the trap on Redfish Lake Creek and one in the Sawtooth Hatchery.While these numbers pale in comparison ...

Birds of Prey subject of next lecture
The summer continues with the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association free Forum Lecture Series with an exciting presentation and lecture by Greg Kaltenecker and Bill Heinrich on Conserving Birds of Prey. The raptor lecture and live presentation will take place Friday, August 15, at 5 p.m. at the Stanley Museum and 8 p.m. at the Redfish ...

Severe weather impacts South Fork Chinook
Fisheries managers are assessing damage to summer Chinook stocks after severe thunderstorms producing heavy rain caused large amounts of sediment to flow into the South Fork Salmon River. The storms developed rapidly over the nearby mountains on Wednesday August 6, choking the stream with sediment within minutes.Idaho Department of Fish and Game ...

Donations
The Challis School District Board of Trustees has made a contribution to the Faculty Scholarship Fund in memory of Richard McDaniel.A donation received from Norman and Nikki Doll for the Challis School District Scholarship Fund in memory of Richard McDaniel.The Board of Trustees, administration, staff, and the students who benefit directly from ...

Forest Supervisor signs decision for travel plan
Forest Supervisor Charles A. Mark signed a Final Revised Record of Decision (ROD) for the Salmon-Challis National Forest (SCNF) Travel Planning and OHV Designation Project (Travel Plan), on August 8, 2014.The Final Revised ROD is the culmination of a seven-year planning and analysis process and associated lawsuit to meet requirements of the ...

Bishop for Idaho resigns
Having reached the age of 75, Bishop Michael P. Driscoll submitted his letter of resignation, as required by canon law, to Pope Francis at the Vatican."I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving the people and the Catholic Church of Idaho," Bishop Driscoll said. "We are blessed in so many ways. I have no doubt that our new bishop, whose name and ...

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