Recent rain storms have helped green up Idaho’s countryside and sometimes its skies. This rainbow popped out above Clayton one afternoon. Shelley Ridenour photo

Recent rain storms have helped green up Idaho’s countryside and sometimes its skies. This rainbow popped out above Clayton one afternoon. + continue reading

Bailey Cutler, left, and Wyatt Naillon, right, received the Rebekahs’ 2018 scholarships. They are shown with Linda Curtis, scholarship committee chairwoman. Shannon Munson photo

John and Charlotte Miller of Challis have been very busy folks getting organized for a huge class reunion and having a few family members come to visit. Cousins Dave and Carol Ingram... + continue reading

A kiss is just a kiss — a wolf is just a wolf. Lori Schmidt receives a lip-lick from a juvenile wolf.

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Dump—A local institution, the dump, a.k.a. the Challis Mall, may be closed due to the high cost of implementing stringent EPA regulations. Hauling trash out of the area is no cheap proposition either. Fortunately, hauling only applies to household garbage that is normally buried. Other items, such as tires (above), lumber and appliances can be stored at the site.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO June 17, 1993 After hearing select details of an engineering study and looking at a tentative cost analysis, the Custer County commissioners began to seriously... + continue reading

A kiss is just a kiss — a wolf is just a wolf. Lori Schmidt receives a lip-lick from a juvenile wolf.

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Dump—A local institution, the dump, a.k.a. the Challis Mall, may be closed due to the high cost of implementing stringent EPA regulations. Hauling trash out of the area is no cheap proposition either. Fortunately, hauling only applies to household garbage that is normally buried. Other items, such as tires (above), lumber and appliances can be stored at the site.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO June 17, 1993 After hearing select details of an engineering study and looking at a tentative cost analysis, the Custer County commissioners began to seriously... + continue reading

Poppies were blooming at their peak in a Challis backyard on a recent afternoon as May gave way to June. In the background are the cliffs above town and a few of the many rain clouds that have been scudding through Round Valley this spring. Todd Adams photo

Poppies were blooming at their peak in a Challis backyard on a recent afternoon as May gave way to June. In the background are the cliffs above town and a few of the many rain clouds that... + continue reading

Recent rain storms have helped green up Idaho’s countryside and sometimes its skies. This rainbow popped out above Clayton one afternoon. Shelley Ridenour photo

Bailey Cutler, left, and Wyatt Naillon, right, received the Rebekahs’ 2018 scholarships. They are shown with Linda Curtis, scholarship committee chairwoman. Shannon Munson photo

Dump—A local institution, the dump, a.k.a. the Challis Mall, may be closed due to the high cost of implementing stringent EPA regulations. Hauling trash out of the area is no cheap proposition either. Fortunately, hauling only applies to household garbage that is normally buried. Other items, such as tires (above), lumber and appliances can be stored at the site.

A kiss is just a kiss — a wolf is just a wolf. Lori Schmidt receives a lip-lick from a juvenile wolf.

Poppies were blooming at their peak in a Challis backyard on a recent afternoon as May gave way to June. In the background are the cliffs above town and a few of the many rain clouds that have been scudding through Round Valley this spring. Todd Adams photo

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Thursday, 06/14/18
Water supplies throughout Idaho are expected to be adequate for the summer, according to Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The sixth... + continue reading

Bodhi chills in the shade while waiting for his owner to get him down from the roof. He hopped out a window and managed to get on the roof but couldn’t figure out how to get down.

06/14/18

Sports

Thursday, 05/31/18
A photo of Austin Ollar in the May 24 Messenger included an incorrect photo credit. Lily Verhoeven took the photo of Ollar pitching in a state tournament baseball game. + continue reading

Challis youth Kelli Ann Strand hits a drive at a tournament on the Challis Golf Course last summer. Todd Adams photo

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Lane Strand of Challis watches his ball during a practice round last weekend in Challis. Todd Adams photo

05/24/18

Challis-Mackay RiverCats player Austin Ollar pitches against Nampa Christian during last weekend’s 2A state baseball tournament. Ollar was named to the all-state team. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Josh Papac of Challis stretches to make a catch during the 2A Idaho state baseball tournament. Lily Verhoeven photo

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RiverCat catcher Mitchell Cotant reaches for a catch in last weekend’s state baseball tournament. Christie Ollar photo

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Chris Ivie, a junior at Mackay High School, makes a quick throw to first base during a RiverCats game last weekend. Lily Verhoeven photo

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RiverCat player Garrett Millick of Challis follows through with a swing at bat in the state baseball tournament. Christie Ollar photo

05/24/18

Challis High School athlete Keaton Kikuyama is seen after winning the triple jump at the state meet with a distance of 34 feet. Paul Lind photo

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Ty Redick sets a personal best in the 1,600-meter run at last week’s state track and field championships. His time was 4:49. Paul Lind photo

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The Challis Vikings boys team finished third at the state track competition last week. Team members include, back from left, Tucker Brown, Dustin Stillwaugh, Ty Redick, Jayce Giampedraglia, Jesse Riding, Charles Miller and coach Paul Lind. In front are coach Peggy Redick, William Ashley, Parker May and Owen Peterson. Paul Lind photo

05/24/18

Opinions

Thursday, 06/14/18
The political divisiveness in Washington, D.C., may make advancing sensible legislation seem nearly impossible. But, legislation ending fire borrowing was pushed over the finish line by a... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 06/14/18
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the historic town of Custer to the public. Land of the Yankee Fork Historical Association members are prepping for a 20th... + continue reading

Milestones

Thursday, 05/31/18
Several area students qualified for the honor rolls at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. Julian Pacheco of Salmon was named to the president’s list. To be on that list a... + continue reading

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04/05/18

Delaney Lee Sanders was born Dec. 28, 2017.

01/25/18

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Senior center menu June 18–22 Monday: French dip, green salad, mixed veggies, pudding. Bingo Wednesday: Chicken enchilada, green salad, chips and salsa, mixed fruit... + continue reading
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