A young robin rests in a tree after escaping a mesh fence around a garden. Its parents made quite a scene trying to protect the little bird. Jim Connor photos

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Hunting season. A spider ambushes a mayfly. Swallows, dragonflies and trout are also fond of eating them. Jim Connor photos

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A sunflower resembles its cousin the artichoke heart as the ray flowers begin to unfurl. Jim Connor photos

Lessons not learned Rain fell during the night. It was good to hear it on the roof, and it lasted for an hour or more. Calmness came with this rain, and darkness was deep. If the moon... + continue reading

A young robin rests in a tree after escaping a mesh fence around a garden. Its parents made quite a scene trying to protect the little bird. Jim Connor photos

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Hunting season. A spider ambushes a mayfly. Swallows, dragonflies and trout are also fond of eating them. Jim Connor photos

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A sunflower resembles its cousin the artichoke heart as the ray flowers begin to unfurl. Jim Connor photos

Lessons not learned Rain fell during the night. It was good to hear it on the roof, and it lasted for an hour or more. Calmness came with this rain, and darkness was deep. If the moon... + continue reading

A young robin rests in a tree after escaping a mesh fence around a garden. Its parents made quite a scene trying to protect the little bird. Jim Connor photos

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Hunting season. A spider ambushes a mayfly. Swallows, dragonflies and trout are also fond of eating them. Jim Connor photos

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A sunflower resembles its cousin the artichoke heart as the ray flowers begin to unfurl. Jim Connor photos

Lessons not learned Rain fell during the night. It was good to hear it on the roof, and it lasted for an hour or more. Calmness came with this rain, and darkness was deep. If the moon... + continue reading

Norma Funkhouser and family

Norma Funkhouser celebrated her birthday surrounded by many of her family members, friends and members of the community. When asked how she felt to be turning 90 and still be a babe, she... + continue reading

A flag billows in the breeze as the moon rises above the Pahsimeroi Hills marking the northern tip of the Lost River Range. Todd Adams photo

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration is working with the Museum of Idaho to help educate visitors before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The Museum of Idaho has installed a... + continue reading

A sunflower resembles its cousin the artichoke heart as the ray flowers begin to unfurl. Jim Connor photos

Hunting season. A spider ambushes a mayfly. Swallows, dragonflies and trout are also fond of eating them. Jim Connor photos

A young robin rests in a tree after escaping a mesh fence around a garden. Its parents made quite a scene trying to protect the little bird. Jim Connor photos

Norma Funkhouser and family

A flag billows in the breeze as the moon rises above the Pahsimeroi Hills marking the northern tip of the Lost River Range. Todd Adams photo

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Elise Faike You bet. Definitely. Especially if I can jump from a balloon or off the bridge at New River Gorge in West Virginia.

Thursday, 08/17/17
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO August 13, 1992 A precocious 15-year-old runaway male juvenile from Montana made a pass through Custer County last week stealing a bicycle, motorcycle and truck... + continue reading

Nathan Hampton shows youngsters how to pack a parachute into an Estes Rocket. Nathan and his parents taught boys and girls how to build and launch the rockets made from kits at the Custer County Fair’s Family Fun Night Aug. 2. The fun night was sponsored by the Custer County 4-H Leader’s Council. That group of volunteer 4-H leaders purchased the materials for the rocket launches and also for a stick horse rodeo at the fair. An Aug. 10 Challis Messenger story incorrectly stated the Custer County Fair Board purchased the rocket kits.

08/17/17

A lone rider on the Bicycle Rides Northwest tour of Idaho crosses the bridge over the Salmon River south of town last week. Hundreds of cyclists from two different tours, Bicycle Rides Northwest and Ride Idaho, came into Challis the same day, Monday, Aug. 7, stayed the night and departed next day on their respective routes. The Challis Messenger took photos of a couple of riders on the Bicycle Rides Northest tour last week and mistakenly identified them as Ride Idaho cyclists. The two groups were back in town later in the week on their return trips.

08/17/17

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

Opinions

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

Vocalist and drumer Travis Hardy and bass guitar player Brian Walton teamed up with guitarist Chris McDonald as The Travis Hardy band at Music in the Park earlier this month. Tonight’s installment of the weekly concert begins at 7 p.m. in city park.

Thursday, 08/17/17
The Corrigan Brothers — Dave, Dan and Mitch — are the featured performers at the Aug. 17 Music in the Park concert. The brothers will be backed up by Bryan Walton and Nick... + continue reading

Billy Alder plays at a recent Music in the Park. He’s back again tonight. This week’s concert begins later than usual, at 7:30 p.m. Todd Adams photo

08/17/17

Milestones

Thursday, 08/10/17
Ryley and Katie Palmer of Ellis, Idaho, announce the birth of their daughter Reagan Jane Palmer, born June 23, 2017. Reagan was born at Eastern Idaho Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds... + continue reading

Dottie Tate Sims

04/20/17

Briefly

Thursday, 08/17/17
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

Vocalist and drumer Travis Hardy and bass guitar player Brian Walton teamed up with guitarist Chris McDonald as The Travis Hardy band at Music in the Park earlier this month. Tonight’s installment of the weekly concert begins at 7 p.m. in city park.

08/17/17

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Micah Cox, the tall guy on the left who serves as commander of the Challis Unit of Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR), accepts a donation from Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association (IOGA) representatives Louise Stark and Travis Bullock of
Challis. Stark, of White Cloud Outfitters and Bullock, of Mile High Outfitters, said outfitting is a big part of Custer County 's history, and a donation to Custer County SAR makes sense. Both outfitters and SAR volunteers work to keep the hunting and fishing public safe. The Salmon River Chapter of IOGA serves both Custer and Lemhi counties. The outfitters' chapter holds two fundraiser per year, a dinner in March and a barbecue at the Salmon Select Horse Sale in April. Both fundraisers did well this year, so outfitters donated to SAR units in each county and scholarships at Challis and Salmon high schools

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Kelli Ann Strand holding her first-place trophy at Drive, Chip and Putt at Meriwether Gold Course in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Morgan Maydole gets down on the grass to line up a putt last Thursday during First Tee Idaho golf lessons at Challis Golf Course. The adult legs behind him belong to instructor Lewie Frost. Frost and daughter Rayna Westergard are assisting Frost’s other daughter, Jenny Jacobson, who is First Tee Idaho instructor for three age groups at Challis Golf Course this summer. Photos by Todd Adams

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Sunset over Lake Michigan’s northernmost end. The sun sets late this time of year over the northern Great Lakes. The image was captured from Little Hog Island Campground. Jim Connor photos

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