Rose-breasted grosbeaks are large and colorful. This one was taking sunflower seeds from a feeder in southwestern Michigan last week. Jim Connor photos

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The sky and water turned very colorful some time after sunset over Big Lake near Hopkins, Michigan, one evening last week. A rainstorm would finally appear a day a day later ending a long dry spell. Jim Connor photos

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Michigan resident Ron Ruster has a garden that would cause envy in the hearts of Round Valley gardeners. His is not typical of Michigan either. He starts seeds in Florida and South Carolina on his winter vacation and brings seedings home in his trailer. He spends much of his time in his garden to produce these plants. Jim Connor photos

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Two weeks ago this alder seedling was just budding out on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The weather had been chilly this spring. A spider web has trapped many midges visible in the top of the shrub in the middle. Jim Connor photos

A return Four years had passed since I had visited Michigan where I was born and where quite a number of family members still live. During that last visit, with the assistance of my... + continue reading

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are large and colorful. This one was taking sunflower seeds from a feeder in southwestern Michigan last week. Jim Connor photos

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The sky and water turned very colorful some time after sunset over Big Lake near Hopkins, Michigan, one evening last week. A rainstorm would finally appear a day a day later ending a long dry spell. Jim Connor photos

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Michigan resident Ron Ruster has a garden that would cause envy in the hearts of Round Valley gardeners. His is not typical of Michigan either. He starts seeds in Florida and South Carolina on his winter vacation and brings seedings home in his trailer. He spends much of his time in his garden to produce these plants. Jim Connor photos

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Two weeks ago this alder seedling was just budding out on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The weather had been chilly this spring. A spider web has trapped many midges visible in the top of the shrub in the middle. Jim Connor photos

A return Four years had passed since I had visited Michigan where I was born and where quite a number of family members still live. During that last visit, with the assistance of my... + continue reading

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are large and colorful. This one was taking sunflower seeds from a feeder in southwestern Michigan last week. Jim Connor photos

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The sky and water turned very colorful some time after sunset over Big Lake near Hopkins, Michigan, one evening last week. A rainstorm would finally appear a day a day later ending a long dry spell. Jim Connor photos

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Michigan resident Ron Ruster has a garden that would cause envy in the hearts of Round Valley gardeners. His is not typical of Michigan either. He starts seeds in Florida and South Carolina on his winter vacation and brings seedings home in his trailer. He spends much of his time in his garden to produce these plants. Jim Connor photos

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Two weeks ago this alder seedling was just budding out on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The weather had been chilly this spring. A spider web has trapped many midges visible in the top of the shrub in the middle. Jim Connor photos

A return Four years had passed since I had visited Michigan where I was born and where quite a number of family members still live. During that last visit, with the assistance of my... + continue reading

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are large and colorful. This one was taking sunflower seeds from a feeder in southwestern Michigan last week. Jim Connor photos

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The sky and water turned very colorful some time after sunset over Big Lake near Hopkins, Michigan, one evening last week. A rainstorm would finally appear a day a day later ending a long dry spell. Jim Connor photos

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Michigan resident Ron Ruster has a garden that would cause envy in the hearts of Round Valley gardeners. His is not typical of Michigan either. He starts seeds in Florida and South Carolina on his winter vacation and brings seedings home in his trailer. He spends much of his time in his garden to produce these plants. Jim Connor photos

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Two weeks ago this alder seedling was just budding out on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The weather had been chilly this spring. A spider web has trapped many midges visible in the top of the shrub in the middle. Jim Connor photos

A return Four years had passed since I had visited Michigan where I was born and where quite a number of family members still live. During that last visit, with the assistance of my... + continue reading

An open house will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, at Mr. and Mrs. James Decker’s new store and café at Obsidian. Decker’s new store and café is a gold medallion business, the first total electric business establishment in the area served by Salmon River Electric.

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The May Ranger District reports the completion of planting 14,000 Douglas fir seedlings on the Quigley Creek timber sale in the Little Lost River drainage. In charge of the planting crew was Byron Shull, Forestry Technician on the May Ranger District. Members of the crew were Don Blatz, Wes Evans, Steve Harcourt, Tom Halverson, Mike Anderson, Joe Miller, Chuck Boyd and Bill Wells. The Quigley Creek timber sale was cut in 1964 and 1965. The timber was cut in clear cut blocks up to 20 acres in area… The block shown in the picture is approximately fifteen acres in size, in which 193,000 board feet of sawtimber was removed. The total volume removed from the entire sale was 1,610,000 board feet.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO June 18, 1992 Thirty-six pilots from as far away as Fairbanks, Alaska, participated in the Fifth Annual Back Country Fly-In hosted by Bob and Kathy Plummer of... + continue reading

Rose-breasted grosbeaks are large and colorful. This one was taking sunflower seeds from a feeder in southwestern Michigan last week. Jim Connor photos

Two weeks ago this alder seedling was just budding out on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The weather had been chilly this spring. A spider web has trapped many midges visible in the top of the shrub in the middle. Jim Connor photos

Michigan resident Ron Ruster has a garden that would cause envy in the hearts of Round Valley gardeners. His is not typical of Michigan either. He starts seeds in Florida and South Carolina on his winter vacation and brings seedings home in his trailer. He spends much of his time in his garden to produce these plants. Jim Connor photos

The sky and water turned very colorful some time after sunset over Big Lake near Hopkins, Michigan, one evening last week. A rainstorm would finally appear a day a day later ending a long dry spell. Jim Connor photos

The May Ranger District reports the completion of planting 14,000 Douglas fir seedlings on the Quigley Creek timber sale in the Little Lost River drainage. In charge of the planting crew was Byron Shull, Forestry Technician on the May Ranger District. Members of the crew were Don Blatz, Wes Evans, Steve Harcourt, Tom Halverson, Mike Anderson, Joe Miller, Chuck Boyd and Bill Wells. The Quigley Creek timber sale was cut in 1964 and 1965. The timber was cut in clear cut blocks up to 20 acres in area… The block shown in the picture is approximately fifteen acres in size, in which 193,000 board feet of sawtimber was removed. The total volume removed from the entire sale was 1,610,000 board feet.

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Runners in the 25K event stand out against the sky on the ATV trail between Challis and the junction of Highways 93 and 75. Todd Adams photos

Thursday, 06/22/17
Runners in the 25K event stand out against the sky on the ATV trail between Challis and the junction of Highways 93 and 75. Henry Roybal, 72, of Challis, runs alongside Kylee Wiscombe of... + continue reading

Sports

The River Cats dance the “YMCA.” Christie Ollar photo

Thursday, 05/25/17
May 18 to 20 the Challis-Mackay River Cats went to state baseball. The team played hard and got sixth place. This being the first time they’ve been to state, they did exceptionally... + continue reading

Challis High School track team in the Parade of Athletes at Middleton High School. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Wyatt Whitmer hands off to anchor leg William Ashley in the State Champion 4x100 Relay. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Tara Chamberlain hands off to JoAnna Campbell in the girls’ 4x100m Relay. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Parker May comes down the final stretch in the 800m. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Boys’ track team takes third place at state. (l-r) Coach Paul Lind, Dustin Stillwaugh, Parker May, Jayden Olson, Ty Redick, Jakob Plummer, William Ashley, Tristan Stillwaugh, Wyatt Naillon, Wyatt Whitmer, Ross Sheppeard and Coach Peggy Redick. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Jayden Olson powers through the turn in the 200m finals. Debora Sheppeard photos

05/25/17

Keaton Kikuyama jumps her way to state with a gold in the triple jump. She won four golds on the day. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Jayden Olson in a strong relay start. This team gold was one of Olson’s four gold medals. Debora Sheppeard photos

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William Ashley on the starting line, soon to earn one of his four golds at districts. Debora Sheppeard photos

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District champions: Challis Vikings boys’ track and field team Debora Sheppeard photos

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District champions: Challis Vikings girls’ track and field team Debora Sheppeard photos

05/18/17

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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, 06/22/17
The Challis Elementary 6th grade was again fortunate this spring to participate in a fused-glass workshop with Challis glass artist Claudia Whitten. What originally began as an offer by... + continue reading

Big Fish! Reann Varney (5 and under) and Taya Porter (12-16) won their age groups for biggest fish.
Laura Hardin photos

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Travis Lloyd holds up his fish. Laura Hardin photos

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Families braved chilly weather and overcast skies for the annual Kids Fishing Derby at Blue Mountain Pond in Challis. Laura Hardin photos

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It was chilly, but not too cold to fish. Participants register for the 2017 kids fishing derby in Challis.
Laura Hardin photos

06/22/17

Challis Arts Council hosted a hugely successful opening June 3 for Bringing it on Home: Fiber & Textile Arts of Idaho. Many local and out-of-town visitors enjoyed fabulous fiber arts along with refreshments. The show will run through July 24.

06/22/17

Milestones

Thursday, 05/04/17
Tony and Karmen Young of Fremont, Michigan, are thankful to welcome their baby girl born March 31, 2017. Her name is Shiloh Grace, a biblical name meaning “rest.” She was born at... + continue reading

Dottie Tate Sims

04/20/17

Briefly

Thursday, 06/22/17
You don’t have to be over 60 to have lunch at the Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Come join us and bring your parents or your grandparents, or come by yourself. Prices for non-... + continue reading

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