After the storm… Monday morning dawned with new snow and much warmer temperatures. The rising sun cast a golden glow on clouds and fog, and the light was captured in icicles hanging from a roof. Rosy finches, early diners, were actively feeding by sunrise.

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The Salmon River was blocked by ice below the Challis bridge. Free water entered an old channel above the Junction and was flowing under the highway through a culvert south of the bridge.

January morn Warmth had crept in with the heavy snow during the long winter’s night. Temperatures that held well below zero for days suddenly strove for freezing. The furnace... + continue reading

After the storm… Monday morning dawned with new snow and much warmer temperatures. The rising sun cast a golden glow on clouds and fog, and the light was captured in icicles hanging from a roof. Rosy finches, early diners, were actively feeding by sunrise.

,

The Salmon River was blocked by ice below the Challis bridge. Free water entered an old channel above the Junction and was flowing under the highway through a culvert south of the bridge.

January morn Warmth had crept in with the heavy snow during the long winter’s night. Temperatures that held well below zero for days suddenly strove for freezing. The furnace... + continue reading

Bell, Josh Howard’s missing puppy. Josh Howard photo

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Gaylene and Josh Howard at Village Inn. Todd Adams photo

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The Howard home was totally engulfed in fire and smoke when volunteer firefigthers arrived. Anna Means photos

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It soon became evident that the growing plume from the Gaylene and Josh Howard home was not just a chimney fire. Anna Means photos

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Volunteer firefighters prepare to enter the smokey scene. Anna Means photos

Although they lost nearly all of their material possessions in a fire that destroyed their home south of Challis last week, Gaylene Howard and son Josh don’t seem upset. They’re... + continue reading

Bell, Josh Howard’s missing puppy. Josh Howard photo

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Gaylene and Josh Howard at Village Inn. Todd Adams photo

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The Howard home was totally engulfed in fire and smoke when volunteer firefigthers arrived. Anna Means photos

,

It soon became evident that the growing plume from the Gaylene and Josh Howard home was not just a chimney fire. Anna Means photos

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Volunteer firefighters prepare to enter the smokey scene. Anna Means photos

Although they lost nearly all of their material possessions in a fire that destroyed their home south of Challis last week, Gaylene Howard and son Josh don’t seem upset. They’re... + continue reading

Bell, Josh Howard’s missing puppy. Josh Howard photo

,

Gaylene and Josh Howard at Village Inn. Todd Adams photo

,

The Howard home was totally engulfed in fire and smoke when volunteer firefigthers arrived. Anna Means photos

,

It soon became evident that the growing plume from the Gaylene and Josh Howard home was not just a chimney fire. Anna Means photos

,

Volunteer firefighters prepare to enter the smokey scene. Anna Means photos

Although they lost nearly all of their material possessions in a fire that destroyed their home south of Challis last week, Gaylene Howard and son Josh don’t seem upset. They’re... + continue reading

The Salmon River was blocked by ice below the Challis bridge. Free water entered an old channel above the Junction and was flowing under the highway through a culvert south of the bridge.

After the storm… Monday morning dawned with new snow and much warmer temperatures. The rising sun cast a golden glow on clouds and fog, and the light was captured in icicles hanging from a roof. Rosy finches, early diners, were actively feeding by sunrise.

Bell, Josh Howard’s missing puppy. Josh Howard photo

Volunteer firefighters prepare to enter the smokey scene. Anna Means photos

It soon became evident that the growing plume from the Gaylene and Josh Howard home was not just a chimney fire. Anna Means photos

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Thursday, 01/12/17
A Custer County jury last week found Sabra Adams, 40, formerly of Challis, now of Salmon, guilty of aggravated assault for threatening Latisha Smith, 23, of Challis with a knife at Bux... + continue reading

The new Salmon River channel flows through the BLM Challis Bridge recreation site that is closed for safety reasons until further notice. Todd Adams photos

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Cold weather caused an ice jam south of Challis that diverted the Salmon River out of its usual channel last week, creating this new channel that flowed through a concrete structure under Highway 93 and through the BLM Challis recreation site. A sunny day highlighted frost on vegetation with Blue Mountain in the background. Todd Adams photos

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Gary and Carol Chamberlain’s shed roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snows during the wee hours of Sunday morning. Carol Chamberlain photo

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Annie the dog looks pretty and pretty unusual in her booties, which owner Grace Barry put on her to prevent her paws from cracking and bleeding in the cold and snowy landscape that is Challis this winter. Todd Adams photos

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A VW Bug and motorcycle are going nowhere anytime soon in Challis. Todd Adams photos

01/12/17

The old Board of Custer County Commissioners, Chairman Wayne Butts and Commissioners Doyle Lamb and Lin Hintze finishes up some business while Senior Judge Charles Roos waits to swear in new Commissioners Randy Corgatelli and Steve Smith. Todd Adams photos

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Jim Hawkins chats with new Commissioner Steve Smith. Todd Adams photos

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Lin Hintze talks about his 22 years of service and lobbying for PILT and SRS funding for rural counties. Todd Adams photos

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Outgoing Commissioner Lin Hintze chats with Betsy Doughty. Todd Adams photos

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Senior Judge Charles Roos swears in new Challis Commissioner Randy Corgatelli, Sheriff Stu Lumpkin and new Mackay Commissioner Steve Smith. Todd Adams photos

01/12/17

Bell, Josh Howard’s missing puppy. Josh Howard photo

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Gaylene and Josh Howard at Village Inn. Todd Adams photo

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The Howard home was totally engulfed in fire and smoke when volunteer firefigthers arrived. Anna Means photos

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It soon became evident that the growing plume from the Gaylene and Josh Howard home was not just a chimney fire. Anna Means photos

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Volunteer firefighters prepare to enter the smokey scene. Anna Means photos

01/05/17

Sports

JoAnna Campbell slides through the screen to pressure the ball.

Thursday, 01/12/17
January 6 the Lady Vikings took on the South Fremont Cougars. The ladies played hard, but still lost 42-65. Senior Tara Chamberlin led the team with 11 points along with junior Kacie... + continue reading

Tara Chamberlain goes for a lay in.

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Kacie Hewitt takes the ball to the hoop.

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Jazmine Rivera holds her position under the basket.

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Keaton Kikuyama goes for two.

01/12/17

Will Ashley with a reverse layup against Salmon.

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Justin Rembelski with the fast break layup.

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Ross Sheppeard takes the ball to the hoop for the score.

01/12/17

Opinions

Thursday, 01/12/17
Dear Editor, I have been wanting to write this for weeks! – to say how much I appreciate the city street crew for all they have done and are doing to keep the streets groomed with... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 01/12/17
Restoration and recovery work continues on the Pioneer Fire with the Pine Flats hazard timber sale awarded to Boise Cascade Company. Boise Cascade offered the highest bid coming in at $96,... + continue reading

Milestones

Thursday, 01/12/17
Sally and Ernie Gohn are proud to announce the arrival of their first grandson, Oliver Patrick Hunnicutt, born 8:16 a.m., December 31, 2016, at 7 lbs., 2.5 oz., 21” long. His proud... + continue reading

Trent Van Leuven receives his award as Agroscience Teacher of the Year for this region. Standing on each side are Regional Vice President Nick Nelson and NAAE President Terry Rieckman.

12/08/16

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Thursday, 01/12/17
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 grandparents or your grandchildren, or come by yourself... + continue reading

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