Thu
06
Oct
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Sawtooth volunteers help Forest Service with slash pile fires

Stanley-area volunteer firefighters responded to what was reported as a forest fire above the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery last week and ended up wetting down the perimeter around a series of slash piles

Wed
05
Oct
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School board to meet Tuesday

The regular meeting of the board of trustees of Challis Joint School District #181 will be Tuesday, October 11, at the Stanley School, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Wed
28
Sep
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Silver Bit roping awards $47,000 in cash, prizes

Dirt, hooves and ropes fly as two cowboys get ropes around a steer’s head and heels during the 25th Annual Silver Bit Classic Team Roping event at Challis Rodeo Grounds over the weekend. In an evening and two days of competition, 568 teams combined to head and heel steers in the fastest possible time. Cowgirls, cowboys and young ropers from Idaho and around the west competed, along with some locals from Challis. See results and more photos inside.

With the exception of a few rain sprinkles Friday evening, the sun was constantly shining on the cowgirls, cowboys, critters and spectators at the 25th Annual Silver Bit Classic Team Roping event o

Wed
28
Sep
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School board approves FFA trip

Challis School District #181 Trustees have unanimously approved the annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) trip for Challis High School agricultural students to the National FFA Convention in India

Wed
28
Sep
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Anti-drug speaker brings message of hope, inspiration

Monte Stiles Todd Adams photo

Challis students, parents, law enforcement officers and other community leaders last week heard a powerful anti-drug message from a former federal drug prosecutor whose current day job is being a m

Wed
28
Sep
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Silver Bit Classic team roping returns to Challis

Two riders show their stuff, team roping a steer at the Challis Rodeo Grounds.

By popular demand and for its 25th anniversary, the Silver Bit Classic returns to Challis Rodeo Grounds for three days of team roping and family fun this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-2

Wed
28
Sep
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Portable planetarium coming to Challis schools

College of Idaho’s Starlab looks like a drab gray bouncy house, but it’s not. Photo courtesy of College of Idaho

Ever hear of a portable, inflatable planetarium?

Wed
28
Sep
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School cafeterias get excellent rating

Eastern Idaho Public Health Department has given Challis School District #181 an “excellent” rating for its food services, Superintendent Peter McPherson told trustees last week.

Wed
28
Sep
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Challis volunteers rescue hurt hunter

An air ambulance helicopter takes off from the hunters’ camp above Herd Lake. Dean Boyd photo

Custer County Search and Rescue (CCSAR) volunteers from Challis rescued an injured elk hunter who had fallen off his horse last Saturday, answering the call to the Herd Lake area in the wee hours o

Wed
28
Sep
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CHS lags behind in statewide ACT scores

CHS lags behind statewide ACT scores

BY TODD ADAMS

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