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About folks we know
Donna Bradley from Caldwell returned to her home on Sunday after spending four days in Challis as a houseguest of her son, Travis and Brenda Bullock and sons. During her stay in Challis, a fun time was spent visiting with Travis and Brenda and grandsons Charlie and Clay, attending a basketball game in which Charlie and Clay played, and going ...

Northern Rockies skies

Northern Rockies Skies for MarchA monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.Most ancient astronomers, shepherds and farmers knew the night skies as well as they knew the backs of their ...

Mountain Transitions

Winter sports A raw north wind blows under gray February skies. It may snow a little. It is cold outside however briefly one is out. I recharged the bird feeder once more with sunflower seeds. Finches remain loyal to the feeder as long as it remains filled. Some of the local feeders of birds have stopped filling their stations for the season, ...

Good old days of Custer County
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGOFebruary 25, 1988At a meeting Monday night to hear public testimony regarding nine proposed wilderness study areas in Idaho the BLM was advised to give better notification of their meetings in the future.The five people attending the meeting said they learned of the wilderness hearing just a few hours earlier from the Monday ...

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