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Thursday September 22, 2016

Challis volunteers rescue hurt hunter
BY TODD ADAMS. Custer County Search and Rescue (CCSAR) volunteers from Challis rescued an injured elk hunter who had fallen off his horse last Saturday, answering the call to the Herd Lake area in the wee hours of Sunday.Barry Sims, Challis, called Custer County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 1 a.m. Sunday, reporting that Dave Miller, 72, of ...

Silver Bit Classic team roping returns to Challis
BY TODD ADAMS. By popular demand and for its 25th anniversary, the Silver Bit Classic returns to Challis Rodeo Grounds for three days of team roping and family fun this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-25.It's the longest continuously held roping event in Idaho, and ropers of all ages come from all over the West. Younger cowboys and ...

Portable planetarium coming to Challis schools
BY TODD ADAMS. Ever hear of a portable, inflatable planetarium?Neither had Challis teachers Pam Wilson and Debbie Sheppeard prior to a workshop they took in June at the College of Idaho, where they learned about C of I's Starlab, which is available for Idaho schools to rent.Wilson, who teaches at Challis Elementary, and Sheppeard, who teaches at ...

School cafeterias get excellent rating
Eastern Idaho Public Health Department has given Challis School District #181 an "excellent" rating for its food services, Superintendent Peter McPherson told trustees last week.An inspector from the department visited the cafeterias at Challis Jr. Sr. High School and Challis Elementary School on September 7 for a semi-annual health inspection and ...

Sheriff, firefighters extinguish bathroom fire
Sheriff Stu Lumpkin teamed up with Challis volunteer firefighters to extinguish an electrically caused bathroom fire before it could spread through a Challis mobile home last week.The mobile home fire was called in to Custer County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) dispatch at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, said Challis Fire Assistant Chief Carl ...

CHS lags behind in statewide ACT scores
BY TODD ADAMS. Challis High School students who took the ACT (American College Test) to assess college readiness lagged behind their statewide peers on average composite scores for four of the past five years (2012-2016), a recent ACT report shows.The report shows Challis students were significantly behind their Idaho peers on meeting benchmark ...

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