There are many hard issues in life we all have to face. One of the hardest, I believe, for many of us is dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s. We seem to have an abundance here in our... + continue reading

Male tree crickets rub their wings together in a process called stridulation in order to produce one of summer’s more pleasant sounds. The tempo increases with temperature and comes to a halt near freezing. The object of stridulating is lady tree crickets like this one sitting on a domestic garden dianthus. The crickets are about an inch long.

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A butterfly and a greenish beetle feed on yellow flowers as part of the rich wildflower show taking place in central Idaho this year. The tiny butterfly, a blue, is about an inch wide across its wings. Many blues show the color only on the tops of wings and some females none at all. The beetle may be a dogbane beetle, named for a plant growing nearby.

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Showy daisies with nearly blue ray flowers have been quite colorful this summer. They have formed solid patches near Bayhorse Lakes. A small fly dines either on nectar or pollen of the top flower.

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Buckwheats come in many colors and shapes. The seeds of one species are used to make pancakes. This one, native to Idaho, feeds many insects including moths, butterflies, flies, beetles and bees.

Being prepared Coolness lingered well into the morning. It was pleasant but a little warmer than the previous night, which had fallen into the 30s. The cool air was welcome after the... + continue reading

Male tree crickets rub their wings together in a process called stridulation in order to produce one of summer’s more pleasant sounds. The tempo increases with temperature and comes to a halt near freezing. The object of stridulating is lady tree crickets like this one sitting on a domestic garden dianthus. The crickets are about an inch long.

,

A butterfly and a greenish beetle feed on yellow flowers as part of the rich wildflower show taking place in central Idaho this year. The tiny butterfly, a blue, is about an inch wide across its wings. Many blues show the color only on the tops of wings and some females none at all. The beetle may be a dogbane beetle, named for a plant growing nearby.

,

Showy daisies with nearly blue ray flowers have been quite colorful this summer. They have formed solid patches near Bayhorse Lakes. A small fly dines either on nectar or pollen of the top flower.

,

Buckwheats come in many colors and shapes. The seeds of one species are used to make pancakes. This one, native to Idaho, feeds many insects including moths, butterflies, flies, beetles and bees.

Being prepared Coolness lingered well into the morning. It was pleasant but a little warmer than the previous night, which had fallen into the 30s. The cool air was welcome after the... + continue reading

Male tree crickets rub their wings together in a process called stridulation in order to produce one of summer’s more pleasant sounds. The tempo increases with temperature and comes to a halt near freezing. The object of stridulating is lady tree crickets like this one sitting on a domestic garden dianthus. The crickets are about an inch long.

,

A butterfly and a greenish beetle feed on yellow flowers as part of the rich wildflower show taking place in central Idaho this year. The tiny butterfly, a blue, is about an inch wide across its wings. Many blues show the color only on the tops of wings and some females none at all. The beetle may be a dogbane beetle, named for a plant growing nearby.

,

Showy daisies with nearly blue ray flowers have been quite colorful this summer. They have formed solid patches near Bayhorse Lakes. A small fly dines either on nectar or pollen of the top flower.

,

Buckwheats come in many colors and shapes. The seeds of one species are used to make pancakes. This one, native to Idaho, feeds many insects including moths, butterflies, flies, beetles and bees.

Being prepared Coolness lingered well into the morning. It was pleasant but a little warmer than the previous night, which had fallen into the 30s. The cool air was welcome after the... + continue reading

Male tree crickets rub their wings together in a process called stridulation in order to produce one of summer’s more pleasant sounds. The tempo increases with temperature and comes to a halt near freezing. The object of stridulating is lady tree crickets like this one sitting on a domestic garden dianthus. The crickets are about an inch long.

,

A butterfly and a greenish beetle feed on yellow flowers as part of the rich wildflower show taking place in central Idaho this year. The tiny butterfly, a blue, is about an inch wide across its wings. Many blues show the color only on the tops of wings and some females none at all. The beetle may be a dogbane beetle, named for a plant growing nearby.

,

Showy daisies with nearly blue ray flowers have been quite colorful this summer. They have formed solid patches near Bayhorse Lakes. A small fly dines either on nectar or pollen of the top flower.

,

Buckwheats come in many colors and shapes. The seeds of one species are used to make pancakes. This one, native to Idaho, feeds many insects including moths, butterflies, flies, beetles and bees.

Being prepared Coolness lingered well into the morning. It was pleasant but a little warmer than the previous night, which had fallen into the 30s. The cool air was welcome after the... + continue reading

A butterfly and a greenish beetle feed on yellow flowers as part of the rich wildflower show taking place in central Idaho this year. The tiny butterfly, a blue, is about an inch wide across its wings. Many blues show the color only on the tops of wings and some females none at all. The beetle may be a dogbane beetle, named for a plant growing nearby.

Male tree crickets rub their wings together in a process called stridulation in order to produce one of summer’s more pleasant sounds. The tempo increases with temperature and comes to a halt near freezing. The object of stridulating is lady tree crickets like this one sitting on a domestic garden dianthus. The crickets are about an inch long.

Buckwheats come in many colors and shapes. The seeds of one species are used to make pancakes. This one, native to Idaho, feeds many insects including moths, butterflies, flies, beetles and bees.

Showy daisies with nearly blue ray flowers have been quite colorful this summer. They have formed solid patches near Bayhorse Lakes. A small fly dines either on nectar or pollen of the top flower.

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Thursday, 07/27/17
Judge Alan Stephens sentenced a Mackay woman to four years of probation and drug treatment on a felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. Since it is the first felony conviction... + continue reading

The 400-acre Ibex Fire is seen burning 11 miles west of Twin Peaks Lookout. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

07/27/17

A Mountain Home contractor has hired local workers to help erect two modular homes for seasonal employee housing at the Forest Service compound in Challis. Above, Supervisor Ray Lierke of Hamilton Builders (orange T-shirt) and Randy Thomas, Salmon-Challis National Forest facilities engineer, watch as workers pour concrete for steps on the east side of one building. Todd Adams photos

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Salmon-Challis National Forest Facilities Engineer Randy Thomas takes smartphone photos as workers pour concrete for the two new modular homes on the Challis Forest Service compound. Todd Adams photos

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Christian Buchanan of Mountain Home and Jessica Ashby (green T-shirts), Stu Swigert, Challis Redi-Mix owner Frank Robinson and Collin Cox pour concrete for steps on the west side of a new modular home on the Challis Forest Service compound. Todd Adams photos

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Collin Cox holds on to the chute as Christian Buchanan and Jessica Ashby direct concrete into forms for steps. Frank Robinson and Stu Swigert are pushing the slurry down the chute. Todd Adams photos

07/27/17

Sports

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

Thursday, 05/25/17
May 18 to 20 the Challis-Mackay River Cats went to state baseball. The team played hard and got sixth place. This being the first time they’ve been to state, they did exceptionally... + 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

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

Local backcountry skier Don King took this photo of an ice-encrusted pole atop the South Twin Peak looking south to White Mountain from Twin Peaks Lookout during a June 14 ski trip with his dog, Winnie. It had been raining in the valleys that day, and a mix of snow and freezing rain was falling at higher altitudes, leading to this image resembling a Native American lance with feathers. What a difference a month and a half makes. Now the snow is gone, and the Ibex Fire is burning 11 miles to the west.

Wednesday, 07/26/17
Local backcountry skier Don King took this photo of an ice-encrusted pole atop the South Twin Peak looking south to White Mountain from Twin Peaks Lookout during a June 14 ski trip with his... + continue reading

A cow elk is transported to a base camp for collaring and body and ultrasound measurements. Photo courtesy Idaho Department of Fish and Game

07/27/17

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

Dottie Tate Sims

04/20/17

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Thursday, 07/27/17
You don’t have to be over 60 to have lunch at the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Come join us and bring your parents or your grandparents, or come by yourself. Prices for non-... + continue reading

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