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Bruce and Barbara Fox from Florence, Montana, and Ron Millick, who lives in Boise, spent the weekend in Challis visiting with family and attending to business. Bryan and Alicia Chivers and four children, who reside in North Carolina and were visiting with family in Montana and Idaho, Patricia Glock and family from Wahoo, Nebraska, Bill and June ...

Mountain Transitions

DiversionsPreparations for lengthy departures are often fraught with diversions. Little things can come to the fore. These little things may not demand a lot of time, but they always take a bit more of it than they should. A few minutes can transform into hours and those transmogrify into days. Murphy's Law usually gets involved into the easiest ...

Good old days of Custer County

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGOJuly 20, 1989"It's winding down. We can see the end coming," says Ed Cresto about the Challis Centennial Golf Course construction. And if Ed Cresto's forecast is correct, local golfers will be winding up to tee off by May 1990, and possible sooner.Cresto has been assisting course manager Dan Strand during the project which has ...

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