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Many Custer County residents have chosen to vote early for the Nov. 3 general election, according to the Custer County Clerk’s Office.

Challis Library Director Becky Mitchell said there are ways to safely celebrate Halloween during the coronavirus pandemic, one of which is the physically distanced carnival that library staff has planned for the holiday.

When Challis Cemetery board members went before the Challis City Council Oct. 8, they wanted to know why the city charged them more than $2,000 for water they said they have a right to access at no charge.

The Grand Mogul bridge across the Redfish Lake Creek inlet has been replaced through a cooperative venture of Redfish Lake Lodge, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Sawtooth Society.

After being appointed to the Custer County prosecuting attorney position in 2016, Justin Oleson said his affinity for county residents drove him to run for the office this year. 

A desire to help Custer County residents, and be a good resident himself, led Challis resident Jason Mackrill to pursue a write-in candidacy for the Nov. 3 county attorney election.

Many Custer County residents have chosen to vote early for the Nov. 3 general election, according to the Custer County Clerk’s Office.

Challis Library Director Becky Mitchell said there are ways to safely celebrate Halloween during the coronavirus pandemic, one of which is the physically distanced carnival that library staff has planned for the holiday.

When Challis Cemetery board members went before the Challis City Council Oct. 8, they wanted to know why the city charged them more than $2,000 for water they said they have a right to access at no charge.

University of Idaho Extension Educator Sarah Baker told Custer County commissioners that people are welcome back in her Challis office after a long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Two new nearby sites are scheduled to be stocked with pheasants beginning next month, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

An application deadline for grants offered to groups operating in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is Sept. 30. A second round of the grant program has a Dec. 31 application deadline.

The virtual process to issue permits for reserved float boat launches on the Salmon River will continue through the spring of 2021, Salmon-Challis Forest officials said last week.

Lani Rembelski and Susan Buescher, superintendents for the Challis and Mackay school districts, said student athletes have been a positive factor in the uncertainty of COVID-19 this fall.

After delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Challis schools Food Director Sarah Jones said elementary students will get to munch on free, fresh fruits and vegetables again starting Sept. 21 thanks to a $9,675 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Sitting six feet apart in the Stanley School gym, Challis school board members discussed the possibility of exempting the school from the district-wide yellow coronavirus status at their Sept. 8 meeting.

After some confusion earlier in the pandemic, Mackay school board members and Superintendent Susan Buescher clarified how federally expanded sick leave for teachers and staff will work going forward at a special board meeting held Sept. 8.

After helping establish planning and zoning ordinances for Custer County in 2005, and looking after those regulations until 2019, former county planning and zoning commission Chairman James Mullin of Challis was honored by county officials last week.

Jodie D. Gadwa Callison of Stanley has completed the doctor of dental medicine degree at the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona of Midwestern University.

Farr awarded scholarshipJessi Farr, a 2019 graduate of Challis High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Idaho Irrigation Association.

Justin Jay and Harley Marie Hansen of Idaho Falls have announced the arrival of their first child, Lexus Marie Hansen.