A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Todd Adams photo

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Two ladies cut a rug on the grass at Challis city park July 4, dancing to the music of the Travis Hardy Band during the community picnic in the park. Todd Adams photo

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Jack Hardy, his sister Lenore Hardy Barrett and James Savaria chat while listening to the Travis Hardy Band after the free barbecue in Challis on July 4. Todd Adams photo

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Rodney Tanner on bass, Travis Hardy on drums and most vocals, and Chris McDonald on guitar are the Travis Hardy Band. They performed in Challis city park on Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

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Two girls dressed in patriotic colors line up for free pulled pork sandwiches, beans, pasta salad and watermelon at the Challis Independence Day community picnic. Todd Adams photo

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Two ladies cut a rug... + continue reading

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Todd Adams photo

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Two ladies cut a rug on the grass at Challis city park July 4, dancing to the music of the Travis Hardy Band during the community picnic in the park. Todd Adams photo

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Jack Hardy, his sister Lenore Hardy Barrett and James Savaria chat while listening to the Travis Hardy Band after the free barbecue in Challis on July 4. Todd Adams photo

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Rodney Tanner on bass, Travis Hardy on drums and most vocals, and Chris McDonald on guitar are the Travis Hardy Band. They performed in Challis city park on Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

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Two girls dressed in patriotic colors line up for free pulled pork sandwiches, beans, pasta salad and watermelon at the Challis Independence Day community picnic. Todd Adams photo

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Two ladies cut a rug... + continue reading

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Todd Adams photo

,

Two ladies cut a rug on the grass at Challis city park July 4, dancing to the music of the Travis Hardy Band during the community picnic in the park. Todd Adams photo

,

Jack Hardy, his sister Lenore Hardy Barrett and James Savaria chat while listening to the Travis Hardy Band after the free barbecue in Challis on July 4. Todd Adams photo

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Rodney Tanner on bass, Travis Hardy on drums and most vocals, and Chris McDonald on guitar are the Travis Hardy Band. They performed in Challis city park on Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

,

Two girls dressed in patriotic colors line up for free pulled pork sandwiches, beans, pasta salad and watermelon at the Challis Independence Day community picnic. Todd Adams photo

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Two ladies cut a rug... + continue reading

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Todd Adams photo

,

Two ladies cut a rug on the grass at Challis city park July 4, dancing to the music of the Travis Hardy Band during the community picnic in the park. Todd Adams photo

,

Jack Hardy, his sister Lenore Hardy Barrett and James Savaria chat while listening to the Travis Hardy Band after the free barbecue in Challis on July 4. Todd Adams photo

,

Rodney Tanner on bass, Travis Hardy on drums and most vocals, and Chris McDonald on guitar are the Travis Hardy Band. They performed in Challis city park on Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

,

Two girls dressed in patriotic colors line up for free pulled pork sandwiches, beans, pasta salad and watermelon at the Challis Independence Day community picnic. Todd Adams photo

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Two ladies cut a rug... + continue reading

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Todd Adams photo

,

Two ladies cut a rug on the grass at Challis city park July 4, dancing to the music of the Travis Hardy Band during the community picnic in the park. Todd Adams photo

,

Jack Hardy, his sister Lenore Hardy Barrett and James Savaria chat while listening to the Travis Hardy Band after the free barbecue in Challis on July 4. Todd Adams photo

,

Rodney Tanner on bass, Travis Hardy on drums and most vocals, and Chris McDonald on guitar are the Travis Hardy Band. They performed in Challis city park on Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

,

Two girls dressed in patriotic colors line up for free pulled pork sandwiches, beans, pasta salad and watermelon at the Challis Independence Day community picnic. Todd Adams photo

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Two ladies cut a rug... + continue reading

A young boy in an Uncle Sam hat loads up his plate at the free picnic in the park in Challis. The annual event is sponsored by local businesses every Fourth of July. Todd Adams photo

Two girls dressed in patriotic colors line up for free pulled pork sandwiches, beans, pasta salad and watermelon at the Challis Independence Day community picnic. Todd Adams photo

Rodney Tanner on bass, Travis Hardy on drums and most vocals, and Chris McDonald on guitar are the Travis Hardy Band. They performed in Challis city park on Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

Jack Hardy, his sister Lenore Hardy Barrett and James Savaria chat while listening to the Travis Hardy Band after the free barbecue in Challis on July 4. Todd Adams photo

Two ladies cut a rug on the grass at Challis city park July 4, dancing to the music of the Travis Hardy Band during the community picnic in the park. Todd Adams photo

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Thursday, 07/12/18
A grandmother asked Challis Joint School District No. 181 trustees to hire a full-time special education teacher at Challis Elementary School, noting that there are 43 special ed students... + continue reading

Sports

Thursday, 05/31/18
A photo of Austin Ollar in the May 24 Messenger included an incorrect photo credit. Lily Verhoeven took the photo of Ollar pitching in a state tournament baseball game. + continue reading

Challis youth Kelli Ann Strand hits a drive at a tournament on the Challis Golf Course last summer. Todd Adams photo

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Lane Strand of Challis watches his ball during a practice round last weekend in Challis. Todd Adams photo

05/24/18

Challis-Mackay RiverCats player Austin Ollar pitches against Nampa Christian during last weekend’s 2A state baseball tournament. Ollar was named to the all-state team. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Josh Papac of Challis stretches to make a catch during the 2A Idaho state baseball tournament. Lily Verhoeven photo

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RiverCat catcher Mitchell Cotant reaches for a catch in last weekend’s state baseball tournament. Christie Ollar photo

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Chris Ivie, a junior at Mackay High School, makes a quick throw to first base during a RiverCats game last weekend. Lily Verhoeven photo

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RiverCat player Garrett Millick of Challis follows through with a swing at bat in the state baseball tournament. Christie Ollar photo

05/24/18

Challis High School athlete Keaton Kikuyama is seen after winning the triple jump at the state meet with a distance of 34 feet. Paul Lind photo

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Ty Redick sets a personal best in the 1,600-meter run at last week’s state track and field championships. His time was 4:49. Paul Lind photo

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The Challis Vikings boys team finished third at the state track competition last week. Team members include, back from left, Tucker Brown, Dustin Stillwaugh, Ty Redick, Jayce Giampedraglia, Jesse Riding, Charles Miller and coach Paul Lind. In front are coach Peggy Redick, William Ashley, Parker May and Owen Peterson. Paul Lind photo

05/24/18

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Thursday, 06/14/18
The political divisiveness in Washington, D.C., may make advancing sensible legislation seem nearly impossible. But, legislation ending fire borrowing was pushed over the finish line by a... + continue reading

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Thursday, 07/12/18
The July installment of Challis’ music in the park concert series is scheduled for Thursday, July 19. The tunes begin at 7 p.m. in the band shell in city park. Members of the... + continue reading

Milestones

Thursday, 06/28/18
Students from Challis and surrounding communities have been recognized for scholastic honors during the spring semester at several colleges and universities. • Area students were... + continue reading
05/31/18

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Thursday, 07/12/18
July 16–20 Monday: Lasagna, green salad with veggies, garlic bread, fruit. Bingo Wednesday: Chicken enchilada, green salad, chips and salsa, rhubarb crisp Friday: Pizza,... + continue reading
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