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Thursday May 21, 2015

Class of 2015 takes a bow, heads out the door - BY TODD ADAMS
As always, graduation was full of pomp and circumstance, and perhaps more bittersweet memories than normal, as 29 Challis High School seniors received their diplomas Sunday, May 17.They stuck to a traditional graduation ceremony, but put their own heartfelt individuality into it. Some shed a few tears and were temporarily overcome by the emotion ...

State recommends amount for grant, city still waiting for court ruling - BY TODD ADAMS
Challis City Councilmen and Mayor Mark Lupher got some good news from the Idaho Department of Commerce.The department's Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) recommended the city's application for a $500,000 community development block grant for water system improvement projects be approved, but EAC put one condition on approval: the Idaho Supreme ...

Preschool students ready for the big league
Round Valley Preschool is wrapping up the academic year with a graduation celebration Thursday evening, May 21, at the Challis City park.This year, 12 amazing preschool students have investigated many concepts including colors, shapes, numbers, letters and rhyming. They can tell you all about the life cycle of a butterfly, sing the ABC song and ...

Osprey nest causes fire, power outage - BY TODD ADAMS
An osprey nest was the cause of a power pole fire along Highway 93 just north of Watts Bridge the evening of May 12. Power was out for some Salmon River Electric Cooperative (SREC) members on the Pahsimeroi circuit for up to an hour as a result.Challis volunteer firefighters and ambulance crewmembers responded to the fire, along with a SREC line ...

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