Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

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Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

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David Phips

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 21, 1992 Those hoping for a Roman circus must have been a tad disappointed Tuesday night when 10 sheriff hopefuls… appeared at the Legion Hall for a... + continue reading

Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

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Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

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David Phips

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 21, 1992 Those hoping for a Roman circus must have been a tad disappointed Tuesday night when 10 sheriff hopefuls… appeared at the Legion Hall for a... + continue reading

Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

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Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

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David Phips

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 21, 1992 Those hoping for a Roman circus must have been a tad disappointed Tuesday night when 10 sheriff hopefuls… appeared at the Legion Hall for a... + continue reading

After long debate, the photographer decided that he must have some garden this year. He planted, mulched with wood shavings, put down ground cover held in place by pallets and set up an automatic sprinkler system. Perhaps when he returns from a road trip, he will be greeted with new potatoes, fresh peas and carrots and maybe leeks. The mule deer and jackrabbits will watch for him, perhaps. Jim Connor photos

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A honeybee collected nectar and pollen from a Siberian pea flower last weekend. These shrubs are very hardy and provide springtime food for pollinators of all kinds. Jim Connor photos

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A rainbow trout legally taken from local water last fall was grilled to perfection over the coals of apple and ash wood Sunday afternoon. It had been stuffed with freshly crushed herbs: chives, sage, oregano and thyme. Potatoes were baking in foil, and fresh lettuce provided a salad. Jim Connor photos

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Newly emerged from its nest box nursery, this young mountain bluebird seems to be comfortable sitting among new leaves of a cottonwood tree. Jim Connor photos

A touch of class Gardens, laying hens and milk cows have a common trait: they require daily or more frequent attention. Owners of these wonderful things soon find out how confining they... + continue reading

After long debate, the photographer decided that he must have some garden this year. He planted, mulched with wood shavings, put down ground cover held in place by pallets and set up an automatic sprinkler system. Perhaps when he returns from a road trip, he will be greeted with new potatoes, fresh peas and carrots and maybe leeks. The mule deer and jackrabbits will watch for him, perhaps. Jim Connor photos

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A honeybee collected nectar and pollen from a Siberian pea flower last weekend. These shrubs are very hardy and provide springtime food for pollinators of all kinds. Jim Connor photos

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A rainbow trout legally taken from local water last fall was grilled to perfection over the coals of apple and ash wood Sunday afternoon. It had been stuffed with freshly crushed herbs: chives, sage, oregano and thyme. Potatoes were baking in foil, and fresh lettuce provided a salad. Jim Connor photos

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Newly emerged from its nest box nursery, this young mountain bluebird seems to be comfortable sitting among new leaves of a cottonwood tree. Jim Connor photos

A touch of class Gardens, laying hens and milk cows have a common trait: they require daily or more frequent attention. Owners of these wonderful things soon find out how confining they... + continue reading

David Phips

Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

Honored Graduates – Tammy Teuscher [above] with a 4.0 g.p.a. has been named valedictorian of the Challis High School Class of 1992. Jody Stark [below], g.p.a. 3.94, will be salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dow Dean Gym...

After long debate, the photographer decided that he must have some garden this year. He planted, mulched with wood shavings, put down ground cover held in place by pallets and set up an automatic sprinkler system. Perhaps when he returns from a road trip, he will be greeted with new potatoes, fresh peas and carrots and maybe leeks. The mule deer and jackrabbits will watch for him, perhaps. Jim Connor photos

Newly emerged from its nest box nursery, this young mountain bluebird seems to be comfortable sitting among new leaves of a cottonwood tree. Jim Connor photos

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Thursday, 05/25/17
Judge Alan Stephens last week sentenced Damian A. Coon, Mackay, to a minimum of five and a maximum of 10 years in prison on three separate Custer County methamphetamine cases. One case... + continue reading

Lily Fife, 2 almost 3, daughter of physician assistant Danny Fife, tries on helicopter flight nurse Krystal Causey's helmet, with a little help. She didn't want to wear the heavy headgear for long. Lily and dozens of other children got to sit in the back seat of the Portneuf Air Rescue helicopter. Members of the Air Methods contract crew showed attendees at the annual Challis Area Health Center's health fair the ins and outs of their air ambulance, and a lucky few got to fly. See more photos on Page 13.

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Sara Jones, a member of the Challis Area Health Center staff, shows Geneva Graham, 4 (blue t-shirt), an “X-ray” of her stuffed animal as Lily Fife holds her stuffed pony and looks on. Behind Geneva is her brother, Bryer, 5, holding his monkey and waiting for the monkey’s turn to go into the X-ray machine. In the background is his and Geneva’s mother, Heather Graham of Challis.

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Redhead Callie Jones thinks of yet another reason to tell flight nurse Krystal Causey why she should get to fly in the Portneuf Air Rescue helicopter Saturday afternoon. Persistence paid off, and Callie eventually got her ride. The Air Methods crew landed in the parking lot of Challis Community Event Center, where Challis Area Health Center was hosting its annual health fair.

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Kenna Hill accepts a banana from her mother, Molly Hill, as Luci Rivera gets a cup of juice ready. Members of Beta Phi Sorority served healthy food at the health fair to break the fasts of adults having blood drawn for various tests.

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Nurse practioner Deana Andrews shows Cedar Webster, 6, how to put on and take off a cast during Challis Area Health Center staff’s casting clinic at the annual health fair. Above, she’s getting ready to saw the cast off. Numerous boys and girls got casted for “injuries” Saturday. They even put casts on their stuffed animals. None of the casts were on long enough for friends to sign.

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Geneva and Bryer Graham add their fingers to a finger-painted canvas that will hang in Challis Area Health Center after it dries.

05/25/17

An excavator dumps metal debris into a dump truck from the Challis Bureau of Land Management office building that was destroyed by an electrical fire last fall. The agency is now leasing space from the Challis school district in the middle school building. Todd Adams photo

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Jason Marquette of Custer County Coalition, school secretary Marta Pierson and Challis High School Principal Russ Bradshaw pose with a lock box designed to protect and secure a student’s prescription drugs during the school day.

05/25/17

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

05/18/17

Sports

Thursday, 05/25/17
The 2017 Challis High School rodeo team ended its regular season last weekend winning the District 1 team award. Challis kids competed in 12 rodeos throughout the season, with 11 out of our... + continue reading

Challis High School track team in the Parade of Athletes at Middleton High School. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Wyatt Whitmer hands off to anchor leg William Ashley in the State Champion 4x100 Relay. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Tara Chamberlain hands off to JoAnna Campbell in the girls’ 4x100m Relay. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Parker May comes down the final stretch in the 800m. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Boys’ track team takes third place at state. (l-r) Coach Paul Lind, Dustin Stillwaugh, Parker May, Jayden Olson, Ty Redick, Jakob Plummer, William Ashley, Tristan Stillwaugh, Wyatt Naillon, Wyatt Whitmer, Ross Sheppeard and Coach Peggy Redick. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Jayden Olson powers through the turn in the 200m finals. Debora Sheppeard photos

05/25/17

The River Cats dance the “YMCA.” Christie Ollar photo

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River Cats with their fans for their first win at state. Lily Verhoeven photos

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Will Millick tags a runner at second. Lily Verhoeven photos

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Merritt Philps throws from third. Lily Verhoeven photos

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Garreett Millick at bat Lily Verhoeven photos

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Ricer Cats celebrate their first state win. Lily Verhoeven photos

05/25/17

Keaton Kikuyama jumps her way to state with a gold in the triple jump. She won four golds on the day. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Jayden Olson in a strong relay start. This team gold was one of Olson’s four gold medals. Debora Sheppeard photos

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William Ashley on the starting line, soon to earn one of his four golds at districts. Debora Sheppeard photos

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District champions: Challis Vikings boys’ track and field team Debora Sheppeard photos

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District champions: Challis Vikings girls’ track and field team Debora Sheppeard photos

05/18/17

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Thursday, 05/25/17
Thank you, Challis-Mackay River Cats, for an amazing season! Yes, our season came to an end today on the losing end of the consolation championship game, but we won on so many levels this... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 05/25/17
The Sawtooth Society’s volunteer and stewardship program conducts over 20 restoration projects a year in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area that involve over 200 volunteers. The... + continue reading

Milestones

Thursday, 05/04/17
Tony and Karmen Young of Fremont, Michigan, are thankful to welcome their baby girl born March 31, 2017. Her name is Shiloh Grace, a biblical name meaning “rest.” She was born at... + continue reading

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04/20/17

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Shrubs with sharp thorns dare to be the first to put out tender new leaves. Needle-sharp thorns may deter winter-starved browsers from stripping all the new leaves. Shown here is a gooseberry branch. Following closely with green is the Wood’s rose, Idaho’s only native rose. Jim Connor Photos

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Coach Issy Ollar is ready for the game to start. Lily Verhoeven photos

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District champions: (front, l-r) Katie Hewitt, Joanna Campbell, Jessie Farr and Bailey Cutler; (back, l-r) Erin Anderson, Kacie Hewitt, Keaton Kikuyama, Tara Chamberlain, Laura Parkinson, Bekah Lightburn and coach Debbie Sheppeard.

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