This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry grass seeking food.

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This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry grass seeking food.

This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry... + continue reading

This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry grass seeking food.

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This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry grass seeking food.

This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry... + continue reading

Madge Yacomella, left, is Silver Leaf Rebekahs’ new Vice Grand and Shannon Munson, right, is the new Noble Grand.

This would be a good time to point out how amazing our school administrators, teachers and parents are. I love the students. Just being a grandparent is a hard job. I know for a fact that... + continue reading

Mrs. Adrian Burstedt, district lay director of the Idaho Division of the American Cancer Society, is shown with State Crusade Chairman Vernon Law of the Pittsburg Pirates during an executive board meeting held recently in Boise.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO February 25, 1993 “Basically, I want to know what I have to do to prove to you that I feel I should be released from my lease. What do I have to do to get... + continue reading

Blurred behind cloudy skies, a blue, blood moon appeared above Challis during the Jan. 31 morning full lunar eclipse.

Blurred behind cloudy skies, a blue, blood moon appeared above Challis during the Jan. 31 morning full lunar eclipse. + continue reading

This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry grass seeking food.

This pheasant wandered into a yard on Challis Creek Road and spent 30 or so minutes following the resident around. He chirped whenever the woman was out of sight as he pecked away at the dry grass seeking food.

Madge Yacomella, left, is Silver Leaf Rebekahs’ new Vice Grand and Shannon Munson, right, is the new Noble Grand.

Mrs. Adrian Burstedt, district lay director of the Idaho Division of the American Cancer Society, is shown with State Crusade Chairman Vernon Law of the Pittsburg Pirates during an executive board meeting held recently in Boise.

Blurred behind cloudy skies, a blue, blood moon appeared above Challis during the Jan. 31 morning full lunar eclipse.

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If he’s this nice to animals, it’s no wonder Corey Rice won the Idaho Rural Water Association’s humanitarian of the year 2018 award. The award will be presented during the association’s annual meeting March 21-23 in Boise. Rice is pictured holding “Gabby,” a wild but tame and friendly turkey that was wandering around the golf course in 2015. Behind Rice is a fence that limits access to one of the city’s water wells. Rice family photo

Thursday, 02/22/18
Challis is updating its source water protection plan for the first time in about a decade, and a representative of the Idaho Rural Water Association who is helping with the effort introduced... + continue reading

A mule deer doe and what appears to be her yearling fawn relax on a Challis lawn last weekend. Fawn-doe ratios are down in the wilds of the Salmon River region, probably due to last year’s tough winter, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials.

02/22/18

Sports

Challis Blackheart wrestler Cooper Erickson holds his winner’s T-shirt at the top of the medal stand at the district wrestling tournament. Erickson won his division. Andrea Bradshaw photo

Thursday, 02/22/18
Four Challis Blackheart wrestlers hopped up to the top tier of the medal stand at the district tournament as the champions in their weight classes. Pete Bradshaw, Kade Bruno, Cooper... + continue reading

Challis senior Kyle Gregory flies through the key to the basket and draws the foul in the first round of the district tournament. Challis lost to Grace in that matchup. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Challis player Garrett Millick powers through to the basket in the district game against Grace Feb. 14. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Vikings Isaac Schwenke and Ross Sheppeard both get a hand on the rebound in the Feb. 14 district game against Grace. Challis lost to the Grizzlies. Debbie Sheppeard photo

02/22/18

Carson Ammar rips down a defensive rebound in the Feb. 6 home game against Sho-Ban. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Challis player Rowdy Piva’s defense jams up a drive by Sho-Ban in a Feb. 6 game in Challis. The Vikings won. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Mitchell Cotant defends the ball in the Vikings’ final home game of the season. Challis lost to Mackay on Feb. 9, 80-78. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Challis senior Kyle Gregory goes up on the baseline in the Feb. 9 game against Mackay. Gregory was the high scorer for Challis, making 21 points in his final game on the Vikings’ home court. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Challis high school senior basketball players and team managers were honored at the final home game of the season. From left are Brooke Lancaster with parents Jeff and Holly Lancaster behind her, Bailey Cutler with parents Preston and Jamie Cutler, Bekah Lightburn with parents Scott and Patty Lightburn, Dustin Stillwaugh with parents Tom and Terri Stillwaugh, Justin Rembelski with parents Steve and Lani Rembelski, Kyle Gregory with parents Ed and Lori Gregory and exchange student Takehito Koizuka with host parents John and Beth Brown. Head coach Jerrod Farr and assistant coach Brad Lambson are in back. Debbie Sheppeard photo

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Viking Parker May drives for the layup against Rockland on Feb. 7. Challis won the game. Debbie Sheppeard photo

02/15/18

Challis player Erin Anderson drives to the basket in a Feb. 1 game against Grace in the district tournament. Challis lost the first game of the two-game contest against Grace. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Challis player Kacie Hewitt dribbles in for a basket against Grace in the first game of the first round of the district tournament on Feb. 1. Challis advances to the second round with a 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, game against Grace at West Jefferson. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Challis junior Jazmine Rivera gets mauled by a Grace Grizzly in Challis’ first district game on Feb. 1. Challis lost this contest but beat Grace two days later 53-50. Lily Verhoeven photo

02/08/18

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Thursday, 02/22/18
In 1992, the Idaho House of Representatives passed House Bill 756, creating the Idaho Housing Trust Fund. At the time, a responsible Legislature realized that creating pathways to safe and... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 02/22/18
The newest art exhibit at the MadDog Gallery in downtown Challis opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. It’s free and open to everyone. “A Painter’s Touch... + continue reading

Milestones

Delaney Lee Sanders was born Dec. 28, 2017.

Thursday, 01/25/18
Carl and Kayla Sanders of Philipsburg, Montana, welcomed a daughter, Delaney Lee Sanders on Dec. 28, 2017. She was born at Anaconda Community Hospital in Anaconda, Montana. Delaney... + continue reading

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

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Thursday, 02/22/18
Elementary and junior-senior high school menu Feb. 26–March 1 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfasts with fruit, juice and milk Monday: Bean and cheese... + continue reading

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This aerial view, taken by Corey Rice from one of Pete Nelson’s Middle Fork Aviation airplanes, shows Garden Creek Road in the middle of the photo where it becomes Main Avenue at the city limits. Also pictured are the cliffs above Challis, an irrigated hayfield to the left and parts of Challis Golf Course to the right.

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