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Idaho Cobalt Operations officials want year-round access to their planned mine in Lemhi County and Executive General Manager Matthew Lengerich has been meeting with Lemhi and Custer County commissioners to see what that will take.

Contractors will know exactly what Custer County Sheriff Stu Lumpkin wants in the reception area of the planned new office building now the final floor plan has been approved.

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Challis cross country runners competed in Butte, Montana, on Sept. 24.

Reviews of data captured in 15 screw traps operated throughout the state by Idaho Fish and Game personnel helps them understand fish migration patterns, Fisheries Technician Kaitlyn Wauhkonen said.

BOISE — An emergency trap-and-truck operation of sockeye salmon in danger from high water temperatures in the Snake and Salmon rivers netted enough fish at an eastern Washington dam to sustain an elaborate hatchery program, wildlife officials said.

The journey of salmon and steelhead back to Marsh Creek on the Middle Fork Salmon River near Stanley is being tracked this summer via an instream detection system.

Even though they wished more than eight people had joined them at a public hearing on the possible sale of the Challis middle school building last week, district trustees and administrators still laid out the potential rewards and consequences of selling the 40-year-old building.

Stanley School students are excited for their upcoming trip to the McCall Outdoor Science School, according to their teacher Ashley Reese, but the COVID-19 pandemic might prevent them from going.

Although he’s so new he doesn’t yet have a name, Mackay cheerleading coach Amber Hulse said the Mackay Miners mascot got a chance to shine before the student body at a pep assembly held the first week of school.

Although they are still developing an application process, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials will use $30 million to make sure Idaho school districts that want to test for COVID-19 have the option.

People who want to comment on the possible sale of the Challis Middle School can share their thoughts with school trustees at a 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 hearing in the school auditorium.

Bobbi Filbert is now working at the Stanley Forest Service office in her new position as deputy area ranger for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Challis student makes president’s listKacie Hewitt of Challis earned a spot on the president’s list at Lewis Clark State College in the spring semester.