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Debate about how Custer County officials handled recent snow removal efforts generated criticism at the Nov. 9 commission meeting.

BOISE — Doctors serving Idaho and eastern Oregon spent hours last Tuesday trying to sway health districts, city leaders and the public to do more to stop the spread of coronavirus, warning that rationed care is looming in Idaho’s future.

Debate about how Custer County officials handled recent snow removal efforts generated criticism at the Nov. 9 commission meeting.

With the exterior of the new Challis fire hall complete, a $175,000 community development block grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce could be the final key to finishing the project.

With $8,000 worth of signs ready to be installed, Challis city workers will replace street, stop, yield and other signs in the city before Thanksgiving.

Group gatherings are limited to 10 people and face coverings are required in Stanley under an emergency powers ordinance and disaster declaration resolution approved by the City Council Nov. 12.

Daybell Disappearance

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Each year in late summer and early fall, Chinook travel more than 800 miles from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in the small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs.

Kelli Ann Strand, a junior at Challis High School, walked away the winner of the 2020 Idaho Golf Association Tournament of Champions, dominating play during the two-day event.

The clubhouse at Challis Golf Course has a new coat of stain after Senior Geezer Golf League members volunteered to stain the building on Sept. 28.

At the end of the epic 850-mile journey that Chinook salmon make from the ocean to the central Idaho wilderness, the fish are beat up, decaying and will soon die.

In spite of the decision by the Idaho State Board of Education to waive the senior project requirement for graduation this school year, seniors in Custer County should be prepared to complete their projects.

As his students ripped miniature whiffle balls across the Challis High School football field with golf clubs earlier this month, physical education teacher Ed Gregory made sure rules were being followed.

In the face of students’ lackluster response to the current face coverings requirement within the Challis School District, board members chose to loosen the rule, among others, in their COVID-19 response plan at a special Oct. 21 meeting.

Challis first-graders students didn’t to plant pumpkin seeds last spring at the Challis Community Garden because they were learning remotely, but they still got to pick pumpkins as second-graders.

With federal and state coronavirus relief money, several accounts used to keep the Challis School District operational during the pandemic received approval at an Oct. 13 school board meeting.

Kylie Martin, who was born and reared in Challis, was crowned Miss Idaho Collegiate 2021 at a pageant held in Boise on Oct. 24. She will represent Idaho in the national competition in June.

Sawtooth association receives grantThe Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association in Stanley received a $5,000 grant from the Idaho Humanities Council through the National Endowment for the Humanities via a coronavirus act program.

Local students earn spots on UI dean’s listSeveral students from Challis and Salmon are listed on the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Idaho.

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.