Mackay youths Jade Mitchell, Lafe Gamett and Kendal Mitchell paint flower pots during the April 13 youth art class in Challis. Instructor Rosemary Smith is in the background discussing painting techniques with students who attended the class, part of the county’s Friday learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Challis youths Valerie Moen, Kelli Ann Strand and Stephanie Taylor focus on their painting projects at the April 13 youth art session. Students learned painting techniques in the Custer County Fifth Day Learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in the program that was funded with a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Leveraging Learning on the Fifth Day program. Shelley Ridenour photo

Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in... + continue reading

Mackay youths Jade Mitchell, Lafe Gamett and Kendal Mitchell paint flower pots during the April 13 youth art class in Challis. Instructor Rosemary Smith is in the background discussing painting techniques with students who attended the class, part of the county’s Friday learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Challis youths Valerie Moen, Kelli Ann Strand and Stephanie Taylor focus on their painting projects at the April 13 youth art session. Students learned painting techniques in the Custer County Fifth Day Learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in the program that was funded with a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Leveraging Learning on the Fifth Day program. Shelley Ridenour photo

Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in... + continue reading

Mackay youths Jade Mitchell, Lafe Gamett and Kendal Mitchell paint flower pots during the April 13 youth art class in Challis. Instructor Rosemary Smith is in the background discussing painting techniques with students who attended the class, part of the county’s Friday learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Challis youths Valerie Moen, Kelli Ann Strand and Stephanie Taylor focus on their painting projects at the April 13 youth art session. Students learned painting techniques in the Custer County Fifth Day Learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in the program that was funded with a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Leveraging Learning on the Fifth Day program. Shelley Ridenour photo

Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in... + continue reading

The Challis city street sweeper makes a pass down a nearly deserted Main Street in this April 11 photograph. It didn’t have nearly as much sand and gravel to sweep up after last winter, which wasn’t as snowy as the previous year. But plenty of dirt has still managed to accumulate along the main drags. Todd Adams photo

The Challis city street sweeper makes a pass down a nearly deserted Main Street in this April 11 photograph. It didn’t have nearly as much sand and gravel to sweep up after last winter... + continue reading

Cooper Erickson, Shakespearience actor Jaime Nebecker, Garrett Millick and Marianna Bastos play a game during an April 5 acting workshop in Challis. The workshop took place between a school and public performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” The play and workshop were brought to Challis by Challis Arts Council. Junior and senior high school students in Miriam Cross’ English class and Deb Sheppeard’s advanced math class participated. Todd Adams photo

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Death is portrayed creatively by students Deaviney Bowen (victim), Cooper Erickson (death), Lance Cheff and Bailey Cutler during the Shakespearience acting workshop. Todd Adams photo

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A baker’s dozen of Challis Junior-Senior High School students play a game with Shakespearience actors during the April 5 acting workshop. Todd Adams photo

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Julius Caesar, portrayed by actress Jaime Nebeker and Brutus, played by actor Johathan Bangs, appear in a scene from the public Shakespearience performance. Todd Adams photo

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Jaime Nebeker, as Caesar, struggles with one of her killers during the death scene in William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” brought to Challis April 5 by Challis Arts Council and local sponsors. Todd Adams photo

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Casca, played by Evan Stevens, is shown in a scene with Caesar, portrayed by Jaime Nebeker, in the Shakespearience performance of “Julius Ceasar” in Challis. Todd Adams photo

Cooper Erickson, Shakespearience actor Jaime Nebecker, Garrett Millick and Marianna Bastos play a game during an April 5 acting workshop in Challis. The workshop took place between a school... + continue reading

Challis youths Valerie Moen, Kelli Ann Strand and Stephanie Taylor focus on their painting projects at the April 13 youth art session. Students learned painting techniques in the Custer County Fifth Day Learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

Mackay youths Jade Mitchell, Lafe Gamett and Kendal Mitchell paint flower pots during the April 13 youth art class in Challis. Instructor Rosemary Smith is in the background discussing painting techniques with students who attended the class, part of the county’s Friday learning program. Shelley Ridenour photo

Instructor Rosemary Smith works with Challis youths Kayleigh Wright and Riley Miller at the April 13 youth painting class in Challis. Students learned various art techniques from Smith in the program that was funded with a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Leveraging Learning on the Fifth Day program. Shelley Ridenour photo

The Challis city street sweeper makes a pass down a nearly deserted Main Street in this April 11 photograph. It didn’t have nearly as much sand and gravel to sweep up after last winter, which wasn’t as snowy as the previous year. But plenty of dirt has still managed to accumulate along the main drags. Todd Adams photo

Cooper Erickson, Shakespearience actor Jaime Nebecker, Garrett Millick and Marianna Bastos play a game during an April 5 acting workshop in Challis. The workshop took place between a school and public performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” The play and workshop were brought to Challis by Challis Arts Council. Junior and senior high school students in Miriam Cross’ English class and Deb Sheppeard’s advanced math class participated. Todd Adams photo

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Lemhi County sits along the Continental Divide, offering a beautiful place for Continental Divide Trail travelers to rest. Alex Sholes photo

Thursday, 04/19/18
In August 2016, a forest fire forced hikers off the Continental Divide Trail and closed nearly 50 miles of the 3,100-mile national scenic trail. The U.S. Forest Service rerouted hikers... + continue reading

Sports

Viking Isaac Schwenke races down the track in the boys’ 4-by-100 meter relay at the Dow Dean meet held April 13 in Challis. The Challis team won that relay race. Holly Cox photo

Thursday, 04/19/18
More than a few stadium records were broken at the Dow Dean Mountain Madness Meet on the Viking’s home track April 13. Topping all was a new school record in the the boys’... + continue reading

Nolan Moorman, a sophomore at Mackay High School and a member of the Challis-Mackay RiverCats team, pitches against the Wendell Trojans on April 6. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Oscar Mercado, a sophomore from Mackay, pitches for the Challis-Mackay RiverCats against Gooding on April 4. The RiverCats won. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Merritt Philps, a senior at Challis High School, bunts, allowing two RiverCat runners to cross home plate in the April 4 game against Gooding. Lily Verhoeven photo

04/12/18

Keaton Kikuyama and Autumn Deal make a nearly perfect baton exchange in the girls’ 4-by-200 meter relay in a meet held in Salmon on March 21. Rachael Soristo photo

04/05/18

Challis-Mackay RiverCat Josh Papac prepares for a catch at first base in the March 29 game against Rockland. Mati Harrington Winters photo

04/05/18

Opinions

Thursday, 04/19/18
A quote from our nation’s first president, George Washington, about the central role of agricultural production is inscribed on the exterior of the U.S. Department of Agriculture... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 04/19/18
People have an extra six weeks to comment on the Salmon-Challis Forest’s wild and scenic river draft eligibility report. Comments are now due July 16. The original comment deadline... + continue reading

Hunter education instructors and volunteers who attended a volunteer banquet in Salmon include, back row from left, Bud Salsbury, Brett Plummer, Matthew Theiler, Jim Juza, Justin Williams, Corey Arneson and Dave Silcock. In the middle are Pam Felton, Chuck Felton and Matt Cahoon. Kneeling are Fred Battley, Krystal Smith, Keasha Arneson and Matt Amick. Idaho Department of Fish and Game photo

04/19/18

A student and teacher review a map as they learn to use a compass at a public lands event for Salmon eighth-graders. Salmon-Challis Forest photo

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Tom Schultz, the Salmon-Challis Forest North Zone fire management officer, talks with Salmon eighth grade students about using maps and compasses to traverse public lands. Salmon-Challis Forest photo

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Students and their instructor pore over maps at an April 9 land navigation learning experience for Salmon eighth-grade students. Salmon-Challis Forest photo

04/19/18

Milestones

Chet Collinsworth

Thursday, 04/05/18
Chet Joseph Collinsworth was born Feb. 11 to Nathan and Temi Collinsworth of New Plymouth. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long. Chet was born at St. Alphonsus Hospital... + continue reading

Delaney Lee Sanders was born Dec. 28, 2017.

01/25/18

Pahsimeroi residents Eileen and Harley Wallis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day.

11/30/17

Briefly

Thursday, 04/19/18
Elementary and junior-senior high school menu April 23–26 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfasts with fruit, juice and milk Monday: Nachos with cheese and... + continue reading

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Scott Lee (foreground) and Jack Hardy (background) are shown in silhouette at last week’s Music in the Park.

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