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June 9 recap: South Central Idaho news you may have missed today

Lori Vallow Daybell has been committed to a mental health facility for treatment, and her husband has pleaded not guilty to killing her children. At one of Camas County's cemeteries the only clue to where people are buried is a piece of paper with hand-drawn lines. Officials are trying to fix years of problems there, but so far only have a temporary source of money.
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Crash Near Fairfield Kills Two, Injures Two

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (KLIX)-An early morning crash in Camas County Tuesday killed two Oregon men and injured three other people. According to Idaho State Police Craig Caldwell, 52, had been driving a Chevrolet Astro van headed east at around 1 a.m. when he crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Lancey Robbins, 22, of Melba. Robbins was flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, the passenger in the Ram, Andrew Leon, 23, of Meridian, was taken by ambulance to North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. A third passenger in the Astro van, Frank Brunetto, 53, of Oregon City, was flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Caldwell and Borchers both perished at the scene.
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Track and Field Sawtooth All-Conference teams announced

The Carey High School boys and girls track and field varsity teams led the 2021 Sawtooth All-Conference Track and Field nominations with seven athletes. Carey head coach James Morey was named Coach of the Year on the boys side. There were five Panther males and two females named to the...
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Panthers rule relays to win Sawtooth Championships

In front of their home crowd, the Carey Panthers put on a remarkable display of running, throwing and leaping during the Sawtooth Conference Track and Field Championships at Carey High School on Thursday, May 6. Both the Carey boys and girls came away with overall victories as the boys finished...
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Camas County graduates its seniors

Camas County High School will be graduating its class of 2021 at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at Camas County High School in Fairfield. In all, Camas will be graduating nine seniors. Senior Chloe Ballard is this year’s valedictorian. This year’s salutatorian has yet to be chosen. Along with Ballard, the rest of Camas County’s graduating class is Emilie Galvin, Lexie Jones, Ryann Martin, Samantha McFadyen, Cody Moore, Marcus Quinonez, Alexis Robles and Logan Schofield.
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Lawsuit filed over Camas County airport

A nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit in 5th District Court on Friday over the Camas County’s approval last month of a proposed private airport near Fairfield that would bring an 8,500-foot runway to the rural agricultural area. Michael Pogue, attorney for plaintiff Preserve Camas Prairie Inc., said the county’s...
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Soldier Field Airport gets the OK from Camas County

Just over two weeks removed from a truck crash on I-84 that resulted in a truck left hanging over a gorge, first responders with Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT) reflect on the rescue effort. Watch the full interview on KMVT Sunday, 4/4 at 10pm. The gallery features...
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Camas County OKs Soldier Field Airport

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A large private airport could be coming to Camas County after months of work and applications. “Ix-Nay Investment Trust wants to put in a private airstrip for their guests and for themselves, to bring their larger aircraft in than Hailey, or Friedman Memorial would hold,” said the Planning and Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin.
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Letter: Camas County correction

Thank you for the Ghost Towns of Camas County article (Curious Mind 3/9). However I wish the writer would have done more research prior to writing. The settlers did not use the camas bulbs for food, the Bannock and Shoshoni Tribes used the bulb as a sustaining food source. The settlers in the area did their best to destroy the plant to rid the area of the Natives, hence the Bannock War. Hill City was home to much more than grain elevators and a train turn around. This town was the largest sheep shipping hob in the West for many years. The railroad was originally engineered to go through Soldier, BUT an unscrupulous land owner bribed the railroad to move the line to it's present position. That area at the time was a swampy, not so conducive to railroad building, area. Soldier would have been much easier to build through. Note: My family purchased property in the Hill City area in 1900 and owns that property to this day.
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Soldier Field Airport gets green light from Camas County

The Camas County commissioners cleared the way for a large private airport near Fairfield on Monday, voting unanimously to approve an application by Ix-Nay Investment Trust for a land-use map change and a rezone of 300 acres north of U.S. Highway 20 to accommodate its construction. In October, the county...
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Curious Mind: Ghost towns of Camas County’s past

A: “Camas County has one incorporated city: Fairfield, population 450 or so. Fairfield, located on Highway 20 between the Boise and Sun Valley area metroplexes, is the county seat and the county’s commercial center,” said Marshall Ralph, a commissioner from the ghost town of Soldier and editor of The Weekly Beaver. “Fairfield hosts the gas station, the Valley Service farm store, the county’s only post office and library, the grocery store, and the Camas County School.”