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About folks we know
Pam Newberry from Twin Falls and her sister, Bobette and Nathan Rowland and daughters Paige and Emma of Boise, spent the holiday weekend in Challis visiting and celebrating the Fourth of July with Pam and Bobette's parents, Byron and Janett Bailey. Nathan, Bobette and girls just moved to Boise after spending the last four years in Germany.Deepest ...

Mountain Transitions

5-Leaf clover. Shade already feels good this morning although the cottonwood tree is still casting its long shadow to the west. A cool breeze stirs up the lingering night coolness a bit and it feels good on my flesh. Summer arrived with July this year and hot days are allowing beans, potatoes and cucumber plants damaged by frost just a week ago to ...

Good old days of Custer County

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGOJuly 6, 1989Jobs bringing an additional $1 million to the area, a commitment to local buying and support of local organizations and emergency services are a few reasons why Lost River Valley residents can smile now that Champagne Mine is in full swing.The mine, owned by Idaho Gold Corporation of Reno, Nevada, lies 14 miles ...

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