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Thursday July 31, 2014

New Mountain Village owners cater to locals, visitors
Since mid-May, Mountain Village Resort in Stanley is under new "ma and pa" ownership of two families with longtime ties to the Sawtooth Valley. Doug and Cheri Blevins teamed up with Russell and Mandy Clark and purchased the whole of the Mountain Village properties from the heirs of Stanharrah Corporation founder Bill Harrah.Mountain Village ...

Volunteers extinguish Laundromat fire
Members of the Mackay volunteer fire department extinguished a fire that started in a propane-fired commercial dryer at the Mackay Laundromat the afternoon of July 22.When volunteers arrived, flames topping four feet were shooting out the broken glass on the dryer door and charring the ceiling, Fire Chief Randy Ivie said, adding the structure was ...

Bucket brigade douses car fire
A bucket brigade of beach visitors using kids' water pails extinguished a burning car at Redfish Lake last Friday afternoon, July 25.By the time Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department volunteers arrived, Chief Andy Gunderson said, the bucket brigade and Launna Gunderson, marine deputy for the Custer County Sheriff's Department, had knocked the ...

Tournament helps junior golfers
The organizers of Challis' annual Missing Man Memorial Golf Tournament have set and achieved some high goals; all in the name of helping local junior golfers to learn the game, get college scholarships and improve their lives via a lifetime sport.The 16th annual tournament was played on Saturday, July 26 at the Challis golf course.The Missing Man ...

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