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The Salmon Hockey Association’s (SHA) dream of a new facility with warm viewing, a small food area and ADA compliant restrooms is finally coming true.  SHA started planning and raising money for this project over 2 years ago, although the dream began many years before that. The trailer that had been used was showing its age (estimated at over 40 years!) and keeping it clean, warm and pleasant for the hundreds of out-of-town visitors we host each winter was difficult if not downright impossible. 
Last year the fundraising was kicked into high gear and local individuals and businesses donated generously.  When the City of Salmon, LOT committee and CHC Foundation committed funds the demolition was scheduled.  Generous individuals and hockey players donated their time and equipment (from crowbars to excavators) to tear down the existing facility.  Groundbreaking for construction was completed in June and the building is going up.  SHA is proud to be using local contractors and locally sourced materials where ever we can.  
The final plans call for a small ‘snack’ food area; men’s, women’s and ADA Family restrooms along with both downstairs and upstairs warmed viewing of the hockey action on the rink.
We are still in need of funds for finishing the second floor and furnishing the facility.  Please contact Jane Dougherty Sandstrom 865-1118 or Michelle Tucker if you can give.
SHA and the residents of Salmon and Lemhi County will be proud to show off this new facility to our visitors next hockey season!
 

Micah Cox, the tall guy on the left who serves as commander of the Challis Unit of Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR), accepts a donation from Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association (IOGA) representatives Louise Stark and Travis Bullock of Challis. Stark, of White Cloud Outfitters and Bullock, of Mile High Outfitters, said outfitting is a big part of Custer County 's history, and a donation to Custer County SAR makes sense. Both outfitters and SAR volunteers work to keep the hunting and fishing public safe. The Salmon River Chapter of IOGA serves both Custer and Lemhi counties. The outfitters' chapter holds two fundraiser per year, a dinner in March and a barbecue at the Salmon Select Horse Sale in April. Both fundraisers did well this year, so outfitters donated to SAR units in each county and scholarships at Challis and Salmon high schools

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Saturday's second Lemhi County Farmers' Market of the 2014 season was another huge success. The weather was a bit scary at times, but overall it was cooperative to the very end. 

Father’s day at the Farmers’ Market was so exciting. The Salmon Arts Council was host to “Art in the Market”. Kids were making masks and there were artists on hand for face painting. It was such a joy to watch these kids dance with excitement and interact with the other children. Lots of picture taking going on. Live music was provided by Connie Delaney, Wayne Talmadge, Eric Fross and featuring Erica Fross. It was such a pleasure to have their music in the background as we visited the vendors and we thank them for a job well done. You are welcomed any time you choose to come back and play again.

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