This flamingo under its palm tree has taken measures to remain warm through this particular season.

This flamingo under its palm tree has taken measures to remain warm through this particular season. + continue reading

Up close… This gray-headed rosy finch was captured and its mugshot taken after it entered the photographer’s home last week. The finch had been chased inside by a hungry merlin, a pigeon hawk, and resisted capture for some hours while hiding inside. It was released in plenty of time of eat a supper of sunflower seeds. Tiny feathers make up its white eye-ring and act as eyelashes. White feathers cover the bird’s nares, nostrils, similar the eve of a thatched roof.

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Lady merlin catches rays of early morning sunshine while waiting for rosy finches to come to breakfast. The finches were tardy that morning and not only because it was nearly -30°. Merlins were once called “pigeon hawks.” They are falcons about the size of pigeons.

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There be merlins out there… A gray-headed rosy finch seems to watch through a frosted window last Friday after being chased inside by a hungry falcon know as a merlin. After capture and being photographed, the bird was released into the subzero winter air in in time to eat supper.

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After the heaviest snows in years or decades, the drive of Thorny Bar was plowed at midnight under the light of a full moon. It was nice to be able to drive in and out.

Queen of the birdfeeder She sits on the post next to the birdfeeder as the first rays of January sunlight stream over the Lost River Range. Sunrise has already moved several degrees... + continue reading

Up close… This gray-headed rosy finch was captured and its mugshot taken after it entered the photographer’s home last week. The finch had been chased inside by a hungry merlin, a pigeon hawk, and resisted capture for some hours while hiding inside. It was released in plenty of time of eat a supper of sunflower seeds. Tiny feathers make up its white eye-ring and act as eyelashes. White feathers cover the bird’s nares, nostrils, similar the eve of a thatched roof.

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Lady merlin catches rays of early morning sunshine while waiting for rosy finches to come to breakfast. The finches were tardy that morning and not only because it was nearly -30°. Merlins were once called “pigeon hawks.” They are falcons about the size of pigeons.

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There be merlins out there… A gray-headed rosy finch seems to watch through a frosted window last Friday after being chased inside by a hungry falcon know as a merlin. After capture and being photographed, the bird was released into the subzero winter air in in time to eat supper.

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After the heaviest snows in years or decades, the drive of Thorny Bar was plowed at midnight under the light of a full moon. It was nice to be able to drive in and out.

Queen of the birdfeeder She sits on the post next to the birdfeeder as the first rays of January sunlight stream over the Lost River Range. Sunrise has already moved several degrees... + continue reading

Up close… This gray-headed rosy finch was captured and its mugshot taken after it entered the photographer’s home last week. The finch had been chased inside by a hungry merlin, a pigeon hawk, and resisted capture for some hours while hiding inside. It was released in plenty of time of eat a supper of sunflower seeds. Tiny feathers make up its white eye-ring and act as eyelashes. White feathers cover the bird’s nares, nostrils, similar the eve of a thatched roof.

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Lady merlin catches rays of early morning sunshine while waiting for rosy finches to come to breakfast. The finches were tardy that morning and not only because it was nearly -30°. Merlins were once called “pigeon hawks.” They are falcons about the size of pigeons.

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There be merlins out there… A gray-headed rosy finch seems to watch through a frosted window last Friday after being chased inside by a hungry falcon know as a merlin. After capture and being photographed, the bird was released into the subzero winter air in in time to eat supper.

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After the heaviest snows in years or decades, the drive of Thorny Bar was plowed at midnight under the light of a full moon. It was nice to be able to drive in and out.

Queen of the birdfeeder She sits on the post next to the birdfeeder as the first rays of January sunlight stream over the Lost River Range. Sunrise has already moved several degrees... + continue reading

Up close… This gray-headed rosy finch was captured and its mugshot taken after it entered the photographer’s home last week. The finch had been chased inside by a hungry merlin, a pigeon hawk, and resisted capture for some hours while hiding inside. It was released in plenty of time of eat a supper of sunflower seeds. Tiny feathers make up its white eye-ring and act as eyelashes. White feathers cover the bird’s nares, nostrils, similar the eve of a thatched roof.

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Lady merlin catches rays of early morning sunshine while waiting for rosy finches to come to breakfast. The finches were tardy that morning and not only because it was nearly -30°. Merlins were once called “pigeon hawks.” They are falcons about the size of pigeons.

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There be merlins out there… A gray-headed rosy finch seems to watch through a frosted window last Friday after being chased inside by a hungry falcon know as a merlin. After capture and being photographed, the bird was released into the subzero winter air in in time to eat supper.

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After the heaviest snows in years or decades, the drive of Thorny Bar was plowed at midnight under the light of a full moon. It was nice to be able to drive in and out.

Queen of the birdfeeder She sits on the post next to the birdfeeder as the first rays of January sunlight stream over the Lost River Range. Sunrise has already moved several degrees... + continue reading

This flamingo under its palm tree has taken measures to remain warm through this particular season.

Up close… This gray-headed rosy finch was captured and its mugshot taken after it entered the photographer’s home last week. The finch had been chased inside by a hungry merlin, a pigeon hawk, and resisted capture for some hours while hiding inside. It was released in plenty of time of eat a supper of sunflower seeds. Tiny feathers make up its white eye-ring and act as eyelashes. White feathers cover the bird’s nares, nostrils, similar the eve of a thatched roof.

After the heaviest snows in years or decades, the drive of Thorny Bar was plowed at midnight under the light of a full moon. It was nice to be able to drive in and out.

There be merlins out there… A gray-headed rosy finch seems to watch through a frosted window last Friday after being chased inside by a hungry falcon know as a merlin. After capture and being photographed, the bird was released into the subzero winter air in in time to eat supper.

Lady merlin catches rays of early morning sunshine while waiting for rosy finches to come to breakfast. The finches were tardy that morning and not only because it was nearly -30°. Merlins were once called “pigeon hawks.” They are falcons about the size of pigeons.

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Thursday, 01/19/17
Judge Alan Stephens last month sentenced Teresa Marie Walters of Challis to 4½ years of supervised probation on a single felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. At her... + continue reading

Jesse Gardner tosses a shovelful of snow off the roof of Warren and JaVoan Jenson’s house in Challis. He and shoveling business partner Destry Soristo shoveled most of the Jenson’s big flat metal roof on Sunday. Rooftop shovelers are not a usual sight in Challis, but it’s more common during this snowy winter. Roofs are having to bear more weight. Sheds and other structures in Challis and Stanley have collapsed due to heavy snow loads. There have been no reports of house roofs collapsing so far. Todd Adams photos

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Brett Getty and canine business partner Gunner have contracted with the City of Challis to remove big piles of snow from around town in preparation for the next big storm. Todd Adams photos

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Frank Robinson removes a snow berm from Fourth Street next to Challis Community Church and piles it up at the northwest corner of the bell tower. Robinson and other contractors are working for the City of Challis and private businesses and individuals to move as much snow as they can this week in anticipation of more fluffy white stuff. Todd Adams photos

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Frank Robinson leans out of the cab of his front end loader to greet the photographer. Todd Adams photos

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Myron Combs keeps in touch with the boss via cellphone as he hauls yet another load of snow for local contractor Brett Getty. Getty and fellow contractors Frank Robinson and Gene Westergard have contracted with the city and private businesses and individuals to remove huge piles of snow from Challis. Todd Adams photos

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Alex Sarinana and Cameron Davis of the City of Challis maintenance crew thawed out water lines buried six feet deep under Main Street earlier this week with an arc welder and propane heater.

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Eagle Scout Casey Pettit is flanked by his grandfather, Tom Pettit, on right and Levi Maydole, founding Scoutmaster of Troop 1109, at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor last Wednesday.

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Pettit, with Tom Pettit and Scoutmaster Levi Maydole, listens as Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Williams, who is also an Eagle Scout, talks about the importance of the highest rank awarded in Boy Scouts of America.

01/19/17

Sports

Will Millick calmly at the line during the final seconds of the win over Butte County.

Thursday, 01/19/17
Tristan Stillwaugh takes an opening to the basket against Butte. Will Millick calmly at the line during the final seconds of the win over Butte County. + continue reading

Enthusiastic fans cheer on Mitchell Cotant as he goes up for the breakaway layup against North Fremont.

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Will Millick makes a quick move to score the basket against the Huskies.

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Justin Rembelski draws the foul in the lane against Sho-Ban.

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JoAnna Campbell dribbles past a Butte opponent.

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Jasmine Rivera dribbles the ball under the basket in the game against Butte County Pirates.

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Emily Whitworth guards her opponent

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Kacie Hewitt shoots for two points.

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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

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Thursday, 01/19/17
Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2016. There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll.... + continue reading

Milestones

Greeting the New Year arrival… Pat Stokes, auxiliary treasurer; Maddox Thimons; Joan Schwarz, auxiliary president; Natasha Thimons; Morgan Thimons; and Ben Thimons.

Thursday, 01/19/17
The New Year’s Baby was delivered January 5, 2017, at 12:28 p.m. at Steele Memorial Medical Center by Dr. Natelson. Morgan John Thimons was born to proud parents Ben and Natasha... + continue reading

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Thursday, 01/19/17
January 23–26 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfast with fruit, juice and milk. Monday: Lunch is a chili crispito, Spanish or plain rice, salsa, refried beans,... + continue reading

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A Noise Park official holds the checkered flag and poses with Sue Futral after one of her many wins on the way to capturing the track championship for the second year in a row.

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