Born to be wild – Barry Butterfield (l) and Mike Means of Challis broke out their “hot wheels” recently to enjoy the fall weather before winter cools their wheels.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO September 17, 1992 Twenty-one South Custer County residents took time away from work Monday afternoon to attend the county commissioners’ meeting in order... + continue reading

The last hot day of summer was a good day to make apple juice. From left, Jahndra turns the screw to extract the juice from the ground apples, Audra turns the crank to power the flywheel and chopper, and Jisana feeds apples into the chopper. All are Gilberts, mother and two daughters. The women, with the assistance of two men (not shown), made 26 gallons of juice that afternoon. Jim Connor photos

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Bubbling soups and stews smell wonderful during the first cold days of fall. This is a vegetable-beef concoction. All the vegetables were locally grown. Jim Connor photos

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V-21 juice… Vegetables, fruits and herbs can be added to tomatoes to create a thick juice, which can also provide the base for rich tomato soups for winter meals. Everything in the juice, in jars cooling on a picnic table, was grown in the Round and Pahsimeroi valleys. Jim Connor photos

Warming the house Goldfinches were in full attack on the sunflowers this morning. It must have been a migrating flock of 50 or so birds. It is possible that some of the small ones were... + continue reading

The last hot day of summer was a good day to make apple juice. From left, Jahndra turns the screw to extract the juice from the ground apples, Audra turns the crank to power the flywheel and chopper, and Jisana feeds apples into the chopper. All are Gilberts, mother and two daughters. The women, with the assistance of two men (not shown), made 26 gallons of juice that afternoon. Jim Connor photos

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Bubbling soups and stews smell wonderful during the first cold days of fall. This is a vegetable-beef concoction. All the vegetables were locally grown. Jim Connor photos

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V-21 juice… Vegetables, fruits and herbs can be added to tomatoes to create a thick juice, which can also provide the base for rich tomato soups for winter meals. Everything in the juice, in jars cooling on a picnic table, was grown in the Round and Pahsimeroi valleys. Jim Connor photos

Warming the house Goldfinches were in full attack on the sunflowers this morning. It must have been a migrating flock of 50 or so birds. It is possible that some of the small ones were... + continue reading

The last hot day of summer was a good day to make apple juice. From left, Jahndra turns the screw to extract the juice from the ground apples, Audra turns the crank to power the flywheel and chopper, and Jisana feeds apples into the chopper. All are Gilberts, mother and two daughters. The women, with the assistance of two men (not shown), made 26 gallons of juice that afternoon. Jim Connor photos

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Bubbling soups and stews smell wonderful during the first cold days of fall. This is a vegetable-beef concoction. All the vegetables were locally grown. Jim Connor photos

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V-21 juice… Vegetables, fruits and herbs can be added to tomatoes to create a thick juice, which can also provide the base for rich tomato soups for winter meals. Everything in the juice, in jars cooling on a picnic table, was grown in the Round and Pahsimeroi valleys. Jim Connor photos

Warming the house Goldfinches were in full attack on the sunflowers this morning. It must have been a migrating flock of 50 or so birds. It is possible that some of the small ones were... + continue reading

Ruger Piva rides in the Pendleton Round-Up

I wanted to send Lena Piva Bradshaw a happy 103rd birthday wish. I know she is in a place this wish can’t reach, but she still deserves to have it said! We all love and miss you. What... + continue reading

Born to be wild – Barry Butterfield (l) and Mike Means of Challis broke out their “hot wheels” recently to enjoy the fall weather before winter cools their wheels.

The last hot day of summer was a good day to make apple juice. From left, Jahndra turns the screw to extract the juice from the ground apples, Audra turns the crank to power the flywheel and chopper, and Jisana feeds apples into the chopper. All are Gilberts, mother and two daughters. The women, with the assistance of two men (not shown), made 26 gallons of juice that afternoon. Jim Connor photos

V-21 juice… Vegetables, fruits and herbs can be added to tomatoes to create a thick juice, which can also provide the base for rich tomato soups for winter meals. Everything in the juice, in jars cooling on a picnic table, was grown in the Round and Pahsimeroi valleys. Jim Connor photos

Bubbling soups and stews smell wonderful during the first cold days of fall. This is a vegetable-beef concoction. All the vegetables were locally grown. Jim Connor photos

Ruger Piva rides in the Pendleton Round-Up

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Thursday, 09/21/17
Volunteers of the Sawtooth unit of Custer County Search and Rescue rescued a 68-year-old Kuna woman who fell off her horse on a ride in the Sawtooth Mountains south of Stanley. Sheriff... + continue reading

This view of the Ibex Fire area, looking west into the Yankee Fork drainage from Summit Rock near Mill Creek Summit around noon on Sept. 10, shows no smoke or flames. Recent rains and some snow have considerably dampened the 17,256-acre Ibex Fire, although fire managers will not call it contained until a season-ending snowfall occurs.

09/21/17

Rep. Dorothy Moon talks to Concerned Citizens of Custer County at a Sept. 6 meeting in support of O. Scott Drexler and Eric Parker, who are facing a third trial in the 2014 Bundy-Bunkerville, Nevada, standoff case. Todd Adams photos

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Rep. Dorothy Moon holds a copy showing 33 other current and five retired Idaho legislators have signed a letter asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessons to dismiss charges against O. Scott Drexler and Eric Parker, who were charged in the 2014 Bunkerville, Nevada, standoff. Todd Adams photos

09/21/17

Sports

Thursday, 09/21/17
The Challis Vikings boys’ cross-country team beat out all other 1A and 2A teams to win the first-place trophy at the Wood River Invitational Sept. 8. The entire team, pictured from... + continue reading

Kelli Ann and Lane Strand competed in the Idaho Golf Association’s 2017 Junior State Championship Aug. 15 and 16. Photos courtesy of Stephanie Strand

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Kelli Ann Strand was first in the 13-year-old division of the Idaho Golf Association’s 2017 Junior State Championship. Photos courtesy of Stephanie Strand

09/21/17

JoAnna Campbell goes for a kill in the Sept. 14 match between Challis and Grace. Christy Hewitt photos

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Challis’s JoAnna Campbell bumps the ball in the Sept. 14 volleyball game. Lily Verhoeven photos

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The Lady Vikings celebrate the point in their homecoming match against Grace. Lily Verhoeven photos

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Cheyenne Escalera goes for a kill. The Lady Vikings lost their homecoming match to Grace. Christy Hewitt photos

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Katie Hewitt sets the ball in the Challis-Grace contest. Christy Hewitt photos

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Keaton Kikuyama serves the ball Sept. 14. Lily Verhoeven photos

09/21/17

Blaine Ammar barrels through the line toward the quarterback during Challis’ homecoming football game held Sept. 15. Debbie Sheppeard photos

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Pete Bradshaw keeps his eye on the ball as he readies for a catch that lead to a Challis touchdown. The Vikings beat Shoshone 69-6. Debbie Sheppeard photos

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Mitch Cotant gets slammed as he runs with the ball in the Challis-Shoshone football game on Sept. 15. The Vikings won 69-6. Lily Verhoeven photos

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Mitch Cotant crosses the goal line for another Viking score in the homecoming game against Shoshone. Debbie Sheppeard photos

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Rowdy Piva makes a reception that led to a Viking touchdown in the Sept. 15 game against Shoshone. His teammates, mom and brother are watching in the background. Debbie Sheppeard photos

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Vetle Raun kicks in the Sept. 15 Vikings game. Lily Verhoeven photos

09/21/17

Opinions

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, 09/21/17
The Boise Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Boise VA Regional Office has scheduled a town hall and claims clinic for veterans from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 in Salmon at the VA... + continue reading

FFA members posed for a photo after finishing a roadside cleanup on Sept. 12.

09/21/17

Bob Perry, chairman of the Steele Memorial Foundation, presents a check for $38,357 to Mark Oliverson, Steele Memorial Medical Center board vice chairman. From left are Oliverson, Jeanie Gentry, hospital CEO, Perry, Robert Stoddard, Jean Anders, Don Jakovac, Karla Mulkey, Bill Allen and Sally Edwards. Photo courtesy Steele Memorial Medical Center

09/21/17

Milestones

Thursday, 09/14/17
Lauren, Mario and Antonio are very excited to announce the birth of their little sister, Olivia Marie Kay D’Orazio. Lauren was especially excited to have another girl in the family... + continue reading

Briefly

Thursday, 09/21/17
School menu Sept. 25–28 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfasts with fruit, juice and milk Monday: Corn dog, macaroni and cheese, ketchup, baked beans, corn,... + continue reading

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Blaine Ammar getting a pin. Aletia Straub Workman photos

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