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Thursday April 16, 2015

Firefighters stop blaze in creek bottom - BY TODD ADAMS
Another week, another windy afternoon and another field fire got out of control and spread to the Garden Creek bottom where Challis volunteer firefighters and Living Waters Ranch employees stopped it before it could threaten structures.The alarm sounded at 4:10 p.m., April 10.A ranch crew had started burning late that morning, manager Jeri ...

Four killed in Loon Creek plane crash - BY TODD ADAMS
Four men died April 10 in a single-engine plane crash after takeoff from the Loon Creek airstrip.The runway is below the Diamond D Ranch, about a 30-minute flight west-northwest of Challis.The Cessna 210 was taking off downstream, but failed to gain enough altitude and clipped trees on the north end of the airstrip and nose-dived onto a gravel bar ...

Three stand for election to fill seat on SRECā€ˆboard
The Salmon River Electric Cooperative's annual meeting is set for next week. Part of the agenda includes electing directors.Earl Skeen is running unopposed for his Challis District seat.A nominating committee asked Tom Stillwaugh, Steve Rembelski and Ron Jones to stand for the Salmon River District seat being vacated by Chuck Wunsch.The Challis ...

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