Jeannie and Roy Ellis

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO November 28, 1991 A standing-room only crowd packed the Stagecoach Inn in Salmon November 21 for the public meeting on Stream Segments of Concern (SSC). Every... + continue reading

A bit early perhaps, aspen catkins were showing the week of Thanksgiving. They will not be harmed by frigid weather still due to appear.

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Mount Borah looms behind clouds and blowing snow last Sunday afternoon. The view is from the Mackay Reservoir.

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Fresh snow has been cleared from the fire ring area, and an early morning fire begins to provide heat for coffee and breakfast. The scene was below the Mackay Dam last Sunday morning.

Thanksgiving in the trees Winds blew through the high trees and made them creak as they bent and bumped into each other. The Big Lost River flowed beyond a dense tangle of willows and... + continue reading

A bit early perhaps, aspen catkins were showing the week of Thanksgiving. They will not be harmed by frigid weather still due to appear.

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Mount Borah looms behind clouds and blowing snow last Sunday afternoon. The view is from the Mackay Reservoir.

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Fresh snow has been cleared from the fire ring area, and an early morning fire begins to provide heat for coffee and breakfast. The scene was below the Mackay Dam last Sunday morning.

Thanksgiving in the trees Winds blew through the high trees and made them creak as they bent and bumped into each other. The Big Lost River flowed beyond a dense tangle of willows and... + continue reading

A bit early perhaps, aspen catkins were showing the week of Thanksgiving. They will not be harmed by frigid weather still due to appear.

,

Mount Borah looms behind clouds and blowing snow last Sunday afternoon. The view is from the Mackay Reservoir.

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Fresh snow has been cleared from the fire ring area, and an early morning fire begins to provide heat for coffee and breakfast. The scene was below the Mackay Dam last Sunday morning.

Thanksgiving in the trees Winds blew through the high trees and made them creak as they bent and bumped into each other. The Big Lost River flowed beyond a dense tangle of willows and... + continue reading

Ten-month-old Madeline Chesley watches the photographer while her grandmother, Kim Chesley of John Day, Oregon, checks out the preserves Tina Smith was selling at the annual Christmas Bazaar at the Challis American Legion Hall November 18. Todd Adams photos

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This hand-painted ball was on display at Rose Smith’s table at the American Legion Bazaar. Todd Adams photos

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Rochelle Witt’s colorful jewelry, highlighted near a window, sold like hotcakes at the annual Holiday Open House earlier this month. Todd Adams photos

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Deb and Fluff Wood of Sagebrush Silver had their shining silver jewelry on sale at the annual Holiday Open House. Todd Adams photos

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Lisa Thornock was selling Scentsy(R) candles and holders like this scene of a deer family at the Holiday Open House. Todd Adams photos

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Rose Smith poses behind her table full of decorative, hand-painted glass at the American Legion Bazaar. Todd Adams photos

Ten-month-old Madeline Chesley watches the photographer while her grandmother, Kim Chesley of John Day, Oregon, checks out the preserves Tina Smith was selling at the annual Christmas Bazaar... + continue reading

Jeannie and Roy Ellis

Mount Borah looms behind clouds and blowing snow last Sunday afternoon. The view is from the Mackay Reservoir.

A bit early perhaps, aspen catkins were showing the week of Thanksgiving. They will not be harmed by frigid weather still due to appear.

Fresh snow has been cleared from the fire ring area, and an early morning fire begins to provide heat for coffee and breakfast. The scene was below the Mackay Dam last Sunday morning.

Rochelle Witt’s colorful jewelry, highlighted near a window, sold like hotcakes at the annual Holiday Open House earlier this month. Todd Adams photos

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Thursday, 12/01/16
For the second time, a Challis couple has reached separate plea agreements with Prosecutor Val Siegel in a methamphetamine drug case, and their jury trials have been vacated. Cole Jason... + continue reading

Rick Forestier, general contractor for the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary, watches as Boone, a yellow lab, becomes perhaps the first dog to run through the building, located just north of Challis. Boone’s human is Kyle Shinderling. Forestier and crew are working hard to get the building enclosed and roofed over before significant snow falls on Round Valley. They’ll do finish work inside this winter. Todd Adams photo Todd Adams photos

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The HIAS Logo Todd Adams photos

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As expected, the animal sanctuary under construction is a dog-friendly workplace. Tuff, Kaden Piva’s German Wirehaired Pointer, wandered over to play with Boone, the yellow lab, as the new building takes shape behind them. Todd Adams photos

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Kyle Shinderling slides a section of roofing on top of the trusses at the HIAS construction site. Todd Adams photos

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Alan Herd gets a boost toward the roof of the HIAS building, silhouetted against blue sky to the south. Todd Adams photos

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Kyle Shinderling, Rodrigo Navarrete and Rick Forestier (below) work on the animal sancturary’s roof. Todd Adams photos

12/01/16

Members of the bucket brigade and volunteer emergency responders listen as North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson (center) talks about possible causes of the smoldering fire extinguished in a stack of railroad ties. Todd Adams photos

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Jason and George Butts, along with North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson and Secretary Shannon Stockton, examine the bunk of railroad ties that accidentally caught fire Friday night. Todd Adams photos

12/01/16

Sports

Tara Chamberlain forces a jump ball in the game against Salmon.

Thursday, 12/01/16
Challis took to the road November 22 to match skills with Salmon in a robust basketball game. The Lady Vikings set the tone early on, gaining an early lead in the first quarter and... + continue reading

Tara Chamberlain was recognized for Senior Night, All Conference, and All-State honors.

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Junior Keaton Kikuyama was selected to the All-Conference First Team.

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Junior Laura Parkinson received All-Conference and All-State honors.

11/10/16

Joanna Campbell digs the ball up.

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Tara Chamberlain goes for the kill.

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Jessi Farr goes for a kill.

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Winners of the fourth-place trophy: (back, l-r) Coach Sheppeard, Kacie Hewitt, Tara Chamberlain, Laura Parkinson, Bekah Lightburn, Katie Hewitt, Bailey Cutler and Coach Piva; (front, l-r) Joanna Campbell, Keaton Kikuyama, Jessi Farr and Erin Anderson.

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Kacie Hewitt pushes the ball over the net.

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Katie Hewitt setting the ball.

11/03/16

Challis Vikings during the National Anthem at their first home game this fall.

11/03/16

Opinions

Thursday, 12/01/16
It was a very interesting election season: Denzel Washington supported Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS, Hillary was disqualified from holding federal office…... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Wednesday, 12/07/16
Last October a tragic fire destroyed the BLM Building in Challis that was owned by Spencer and Evelyn Strand and Dan and Sally Strand. After the fire, our minds were preoccupied with all the... + continue reading

Milestones

Happy 90th, Mary White!

Thursday, 12/01/16
In June 1946, two newlyweds drove from Florence, Alabama, to the Pahsimeroi Valley. Traveling in a 1929 Chevy called the “Old Gray Mare,” Kenneth and Mary Long White left the... + continue reading

Leila Jarvis with her “Bitterroot View” that was accepted for display by the Lakeville Area Arts Center, sponsored by the NorthStar Watermedia Society and juried by Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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Thursday, 12/01/16
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are announcing the availability of the proposed wilderness management plan for the Hemingway-Boulders and White Clouds Wilderness areas. A... + continue reading

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