Casey Carr It’s fun. It takes up your time so you don’t have to do work in school.

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Earl Stokes It stirs your imagination.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO October 22, 1992 At the October 15 meeting of the North Custer Hospital District Board of Trustees, Dr. Hal Mitchell’s contract was renewed for three... + continue reading

Casey Carr It’s fun. It takes up your time so you don’t have to do work in school.

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Earl Stokes It stirs your imagination.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO October 22, 1992 At the October 15 meeting of the North Custer Hospital District Board of Trustees, Dr. Hal Mitchell’s contract was renewed for three... + continue reading

Shyloh, a local cat, followed her human on a walk around Challis enjoying sun, temperatures in the 60s and fall colors, Her brother, Sunny, always lagging behind, is in the background. Todd Adams photo

Challis Masons and members of the Order of the Eastern Star — and anyone else who wants to help — will be at the Masonic Lodge at 1220 Valley St. from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.... + continue reading

Jason Marquette

Jason Marquette is challenging incumbent Challis Mayor Michael Barrett for a four-year term in the Nov. 7 election. This is his first run for elected office. Marquette said his... + continue reading

Yards around Challis are decked out in the bright colors of fall. This yard features plenty of red and yellow, while green leaves hang on some trees and shrubs. Anna Means photo

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Fall is officially here and with it come the colors. The reds are in full force and the yellows aren’t far behind. Here, along a path on the south end of Challis, is an explosion of color. Anna Means photo

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Stellar clear and cool days following a stormy period bring out the brightness in leaves. Anna Means photo

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Cottonwood trees turning shades of yellow and gold in Challis may not be quite as spectacular as they have been for the past few autumns, but when this photo was taken against a bright blue October sky, they hadn’t yet peaked and the fall color season was not yet over at this elevation. Todd Adams photo

Fall is officially here and with it come the colors. The reds are in full force and the yellows aren’t far behind. Here, along a path on the south end of Challis, is an explosion of... + continue reading

Earl Stokes It stirs your imagination.

Casey Carr It’s fun. It takes up your time so you don’t have to do work in school.

Shyloh, a local cat, followed her human on a walk around Challis enjoying sun, temperatures in the 60s and fall colors, Her brother, Sunny, always lagging behind, is in the background. Todd Adams photo

Jason Marquette

Cottonwood trees turning shades of yellow and gold in Challis may not be quite as spectacular as they have been for the past few autumns, but when this photo was taken against a bright blue October sky, they hadn’t yet peaked and the fall color season was not yet over at this elevation. Todd Adams photo

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Is turning waste into energy feasible in Custer County? Officials at Salmon River Electric Cooperative and the Custer County commissioners want to know and now have to decide whether to... + continue reading

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Bekah Lightburn serves against the Butte County Pirates in the Oct. 10 game. Lily Verhoeven photo

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The Lady Vikings’ final home volleyball game of the season drew plenty of spectators. Challis played rival Butte County Pirates, and the team’s eight senior players were... + continue reading

JoAnna Campbell hits the ball in the game against the Grace Thursday, Oct. 12. Christy Hewitt photo

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Laura Parkinson sends the ball back across the net in an Oct. 12 game against Grace. The Lady Vikings head to the district tournament on Saturday. Christy Hewitt photo

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Laura Parkinson hits through the block in the Oct. 12 game against the Grace Grizzlies. Challis lost the match. Christy Hewitt photo

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Senior cross-country athletes and their parents were honored at halftime of the Oct. 13 football game. The athletes in the front row, with signs are Ty Redick, Jayce Giampedraglia, Tucker Brown, Takehito Koizuka, Jesse Riding and Charles Miller. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Rowdy Piva stretches out for one of his game-high five receptions in last week’s contest against Oakley. Challis lost 34-14. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Dustin Stillwaugh reaches high to snag a reception for a two-point conversion for the Vikings in their Oct. 13 loss to Oakley. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Thursday, 10/19/17
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused total and unprecedented devastation in parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the rest of the Caribbean. As... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 10/19/17
Restrictions making steelhead fishing in much of Idaho catch-and-release have been lifted, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Steelhead harvest on the Salmon, Snake and... + continue reading

Challis fifth-graders learned about aquatic insects on a recent tour with the Custer Soil and Water Conservation District. Custer Soil and Water Conservation District photo

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Doug Hammond poses with the plaque he received for being named 2017 Mason of the Year by the Grand Lodge of Idaho. Hammond is an active member of the Challis Lodge. Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Idaho photo

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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

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Thursday, 10/19/17
Elementary and junior-senior high school menu Oct. 23–26 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfasts with fruit, juice and milk Monday: Bean and cheese burrito,... + continue reading

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Avena Parker was a bit shy and took to the dance floor with her doll, Mary, at the annual Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary fundraising dinner, auction and dance Saturday night. Tracy Barrett chats with Avena as Robert Hardy dances in the background to the music of local band Horsin’ Around. Later, Tracy’s shy son, Christian, was seen dancing with his mother and Avena. See more photos inside.

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