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Thursday February 11, 2016

Animal sanctuary to show architect's drawings
BY TODD ADAMS Architectural plans for the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary (HIAS) will be shown to the public at a fundraising banquet, auction and dance Saturday evening, February 20 at the Challis American Legion Hall.The group's architect will reveal drawings and a three-dimensional model for the no-kill animal shelter, now estimated to cost ...

City, fire district continue merger talks
BY TODD ADAMS City of Challis and North Custer Fire District (NCFD) officials are continuing talks about merging the city and rural fire departments, working toward a draft agreement whereby the city would sign an annual contract and pay the district an amount equal to its current firefighting budget for fire protection.The city's firefighting ...

Fireman of the Year
Fireman of the Year Carl Alexander, right, who serves as assistant Challis chief, gets a handshake and award from Chief Ray Varney at the annual Fireman's Appreciation Banquet. The district also gave plaques to three veterans in recognition of their service: Doug Hammond, who has been with the department since 1979; Vicki Armbruster, who has ...

Judge takes not guilty pleas on perjury, meth charges
BY TODD ADAMS Judge Alan Stephens has accepted not guilty pleas for a woman charged with felony perjury, preparing false evidence and falsifying public records. The judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of another woman charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.GibbsMelanie Ann Gibbs, 37, of Challis pleaded not guilty January 20 to ...

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