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Thursday September 03, 2015

Elevenmile wildfire moderates - BY TODD ADAMS
Thanks to some help from Mother Nature, the 10,000-acre Elevenmile Fire, 17 miles west of Challis, moderated its behavior over the weekend and the fire was 15 percent contained by Tuesday evening, mostly along its southern and southwestern flanks in the Yankee Fork drainage.A lightning strike, which smoldered undetected for nearly two weeks, is ...

Judge Roos retires after 29 years on bench - BY TODD ADAMS
After a distinguished 29-year-career as a magistrate judge in Challis and Blackfoot, colleagues, friends and community leaders paid homage to Judge Charles Roos and wished him well in a mostly light-hearted, joking retirement ceremony that combined laughter and a few tears.Tears were shed, particularly by those with whom he worked closest: ...

Challis BLM office celebrates wilderness - BY TODD ADAMS
An audience of Bureau of Land Management employees, representatives of Idaho's congressional delegation and a few Challis locals attended a short celebration of the new Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness area that will be managed by the Challis Field Office last week.This is one of three new Idaho wilderness areas in Rep Mike Simpson's Sawtooth ...

Stanley discusses police protection, access closures - BY ANNA MEANS
The budget, especially in regard to police protection was a main topic in Stanley during the city council meeting.The August 13 evening kicked off with two hearings. In the first, the council had the unusual task of amending the 2014-15 budget because option tax receipts far exceeded budgeted expectations. This chore drew no opposition or comment ...

Challis passes budget with no public input - BY TODD ADAMS
In their first action since Mayor Mark Lupher resigned, Challis City Councilmen unanimously have approved a $1.28 million budget and appropriation ordinance for fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015 and ends September 30, 2016.That's down from $1.5 million for FY 2015 and compares to $2.3 million for the previous year. Last year, the ...

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