Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a standing-room only crowd to the school auditorium. Todd Adams photo

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The accompanists are often behind the scenes, but Challis’ annual Christmas concert would be impossible without them, co-organizers Jack and Eileen Hardy said. Above are Michael Jarvis on guitar and Laurie Anderson and Evelyn Strand on piano. Eileen Hardy stands near the piano. Todd Adams photo

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The stage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and nearly every seat was filled in the auditorium at last week’s Christmas concert. Here, the Bunkhouse Band, made up of Glenn Elzinga, Ethan Kelly, Abigail Kelly and sister Rebekah Elzinga, performed “Hallelujah” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Todd Adams photo

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Youngsters from Mindy Weihasen’s Round Valley Preschool performed “Must Be Santa” to start the concert. The children donned the colors of the season for their appearance. Todd Adams photo

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Bonnie and Miles Haeberle sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and led the other singers and crowd in the traditional concert finale, “Silent Night.” Todd Adams photo

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Two members of the Seventh Street Singers, Laurie Anderson and Claire Fernandez, stood shoulder to shoulder while they sang “Can you Hear the Angels Sing?” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” at the Dec. 1 Christmas concert in Challis. Other group members are Fran Stark, Jolene McCandless and Jeanie Mullins. Todd Adams photo

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a... + continue reading

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a standing-room only crowd to the school auditorium. Todd Adams photo

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The accompanists are often behind the scenes, but Challis’ annual Christmas concert would be impossible without them, co-organizers Jack and Eileen Hardy said. Above are Michael Jarvis on guitar and Laurie Anderson and Evelyn Strand on piano. Eileen Hardy stands near the piano. Todd Adams photo

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The stage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and nearly every seat was filled in the auditorium at last week’s Christmas concert. Here, the Bunkhouse Band, made up of Glenn Elzinga, Ethan Kelly, Abigail Kelly and sister Rebekah Elzinga, performed “Hallelujah” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Todd Adams photo

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Youngsters from Mindy Weihasen’s Round Valley Preschool performed “Must Be Santa” to start the concert. The children donned the colors of the season for their appearance. Todd Adams photo

,

Bonnie and Miles Haeberle sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and led the other singers and crowd in the traditional concert finale, “Silent Night.” Todd Adams photo

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Two members of the Seventh Street Singers, Laurie Anderson and Claire Fernandez, stood shoulder to shoulder while they sang “Can you Hear the Angels Sing?” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” at the Dec. 1 Christmas concert in Challis. Other group members are Fran Stark, Jolene McCandless and Jeanie Mullins. Todd Adams photo

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a... + continue reading

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a standing-room only crowd to the school auditorium. Todd Adams photo

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The accompanists are often behind the scenes, but Challis’ annual Christmas concert would be impossible without them, co-organizers Jack and Eileen Hardy said. Above are Michael Jarvis on guitar and Laurie Anderson and Evelyn Strand on piano. Eileen Hardy stands near the piano. Todd Adams photo

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The stage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and nearly every seat was filled in the auditorium at last week’s Christmas concert. Here, the Bunkhouse Band, made up of Glenn Elzinga, Ethan Kelly, Abigail Kelly and sister Rebekah Elzinga, performed “Hallelujah” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Todd Adams photo

,

Youngsters from Mindy Weihasen’s Round Valley Preschool performed “Must Be Santa” to start the concert. The children donned the colors of the season for their appearance. Todd Adams photo

,

Bonnie and Miles Haeberle sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and led the other singers and crowd in the traditional concert finale, “Silent Night.” Todd Adams photo

,

Two members of the Seventh Street Singers, Laurie Anderson and Claire Fernandez, stood shoulder to shoulder while they sang “Can you Hear the Angels Sing?” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” at the Dec. 1 Christmas concert in Challis. Other group members are Fran Stark, Jolene McCandless and Jeanie Mullins. Todd Adams photo

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a... + continue reading

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a standing-room only crowd to the school auditorium. Todd Adams photo

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The accompanists are often behind the scenes, but Challis’ annual Christmas concert would be impossible without them, co-organizers Jack and Eileen Hardy said. Above are Michael Jarvis on guitar and Laurie Anderson and Evelyn Strand on piano. Eileen Hardy stands near the piano. Todd Adams photo

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The stage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and nearly every seat was filled in the auditorium at last week’s Christmas concert. Here, the Bunkhouse Band, made up of Glenn Elzinga, Ethan Kelly, Abigail Kelly and sister Rebekah Elzinga, performed “Hallelujah” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Todd Adams photo

,

Youngsters from Mindy Weihasen’s Round Valley Preschool performed “Must Be Santa” to start the concert. The children donned the colors of the season for their appearance. Todd Adams photo

,

Bonnie and Miles Haeberle sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and led the other singers and crowd in the traditional concert finale, “Silent Night.” Todd Adams photo

,

Two members of the Seventh Street Singers, Laurie Anderson and Claire Fernandez, stood shoulder to shoulder while they sang “Can you Hear the Angels Sing?” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” at the Dec. 1 Christmas concert in Challis. Other group members are Fran Stark, Jolene McCandless and Jeanie Mullins. Todd Adams photo

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a... + continue reading

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a standing-room only crowd to the school auditorium. Todd Adams photo

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The accompanists are often behind the scenes, but Challis’ annual Christmas concert would be impossible without them, co-organizers Jack and Eileen Hardy said. Above are Michael Jarvis on guitar and Laurie Anderson and Evelyn Strand on piano. Eileen Hardy stands near the piano. Todd Adams photo

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The stage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and nearly every seat was filled in the auditorium at last week’s Christmas concert. Here, the Bunkhouse Band, made up of Glenn Elzinga, Ethan Kelly, Abigail Kelly and sister Rebekah Elzinga, performed “Hallelujah” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Todd Adams photo

,

Youngsters from Mindy Weihasen’s Round Valley Preschool performed “Must Be Santa” to start the concert. The children donned the colors of the season for their appearance. Todd Adams photo

,

Bonnie and Miles Haeberle sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and led the other singers and crowd in the traditional concert finale, “Silent Night.” Todd Adams photo

,

Two members of the Seventh Street Singers, Laurie Anderson and Claire Fernandez, stood shoulder to shoulder while they sang “Can you Hear the Angels Sing?” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” at the Dec. 1 Christmas concert in Challis. Other group members are Fran Stark, Jolene McCandless and Jeanie Mullins. Todd Adams photo

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a... + continue reading

The stage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and nearly every seat was filled in the auditorium at last week’s Christmas concert. Here, the Bunkhouse Band, made up of Glenn Elzinga, Ethan Kelly, Abigail Kelly and sister Rebekah Elzinga, performed “Hallelujah” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Todd Adams photo

The accompanists are often behind the scenes, but Challis’ annual Christmas concert would be impossible without them, co-organizers Jack and Eileen Hardy said. Above are Michael Jarvis on guitar and Laurie Anderson and Evelyn Strand on piano. Eileen Hardy stands near the piano. Todd Adams photo

Two members of the Seventh Street Singers, Laurie Anderson and Claire Fernandez, stood shoulder to shoulder while they sang “Can you Hear the Angels Sing?” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” at the Dec. 1 Christmas concert in Challis. Other group members are Fran Stark, Jolene McCandless and Jeanie Mullins. Todd Adams photo

Bonnie and Miles Haeberle sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and led the other singers and crowd in the traditional concert finale, “Silent Night.” Todd Adams photo

Grace Kowarko smiles as the audience loudly applauds her performance of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” during the Challis Christmas concert. The event was held Dec. 1 and drew a standing-room only crowd to the school auditorium. Todd Adams photo

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News

A sage grouse struts at sunrise.

Thursday, 12/07/17
New dates to implement standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage grouse in forest plans have been set, according to a press release from the Salmon-Challis National... + continue reading

Takehito Koisuka of Japan, Mariana Bastos of Brazil, Vetle Viken of Norway and Seok Hyun Shin of South Korea hold fellow exchange student Isabel Clerici of Switzerland as they pose for a photo outside Challis High School. Todd Adams photo

12/07/17

Sports

Carson Amar goes for a layup in the Challis varsity basketball game against Salmon. Challis won the opening game of the season 49-44. Lily Verhoeven photo

Thursday, 12/07/17
The Challis boys’ basketball team opened its season with two wins against Salmon and Butte County. In the Nov. 28 season opener at home against Salmon, Challis emerged the victor... + continue reading

Eight Challis High School football players earned all-conference honors in the Snake River conference. Players selected to the first and second teams, and earning honorable mentions, are front, from left, Cooper Erickson, Rowdy Piva and Ross Sheppeard. In the back row are Pete Bradshaw, Blaine Ammar, Vetle Ravn Viken and Mitchell Cotant. Wyatt Naillon isn’t in the photo.

11/30/17

JoAnna Campbell steals the ball from Salmon’s Kaitlyn Burgess in the Lady Vikings season opener. No score from the Nov. 14 game was available. The girls don’t play again until Dec. 1 in an away game in Carey. Christy Hewitt photo

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Katie Hewitt passes the ball through the Salmon defenders in the Nov. 14 home contest. In the third game of the season, Challis defeated Mackay 48-44 on Nov. 18 in Mackay. Christy Hewitt photo

11/22/17

Opinions

Thursday, 12/07/17
Kudos to East Idaho Credit Union for leading the way – oh so brightly – and beginning what we hope becomes a new Challis tradition. Credit union staffers wanted to bring the... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 12/07/17
Challis High School juniors and seniors learned about human trafficking and its effects on youths at a recent program. CHS alumnus Marlae Moss, daughter of Lance and Julia Moss, spoke... + continue reading

Milestones

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

Thursday, 11/30/17
Harley and Eileen Wallis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day. The couple married Nov. 23, 1952, in Tendoy. The wedding was at the home of Eileen’s parents... + continue reading

Briefly

Thursday, 12/07/17
Elementary and junior-senior high school menu Dec. 11–14 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfasts with fruit, juice and milk Monday: Chicken enchilada, salsa,... + continue reading

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