Bull Sitting

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 14, 1992 City Maintenance Supervisor Joe Pyle resigned last week. When asked why, he said half-jokingly, “I don’t know. You can’t fight... + continue reading

Apple blossoms appeared for Mother’s Day this year. The day was rather pleasant early on before the winds. Jim Connor photos

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Into the bee’s world. This view deep inside a dandelion flower might be similar to what bees see. Jim Connor photos

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Spring runoff converted the popular campground and parking lot along the Salmon River at Ellis into a quiet backwater one warm spring day. The access from the highway would now better serve as a boat ramp. While some low areas were covered with water, the river was mostly contained within its banks. Jim Connor photos

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Soft and fuzzy in new green… A shoot of fresh oregano hardly seems appetizing when seen up close. Had we noticed that it was so furry? A tiny dewdrop glistens inside what seems to be a maw. Jim Connor photos

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A black and white butterfly sips nectar from a desert alyssum. The butterfly is related to the European cabbage butterflies but is a native species. Generally it has more black than the immigrant species and is a bit smaller. The tiny alyssum is a member of the cabbage family but no one objects to the native species eating it. Jim Connor photos

Connoisseurs of roadkill Winter was hard on much wildlife. It is likely that more deer and elk died of starvation during the past winter than were killed on the highways. It is also... + continue reading

Apple blossoms appeared for Mother’s Day this year. The day was rather pleasant early on before the winds. Jim Connor photos

,

Into the bee’s world. This view deep inside a dandelion flower might be similar to what bees see. Jim Connor photos

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Spring runoff converted the popular campground and parking lot along the Salmon River at Ellis into a quiet backwater one warm spring day. The access from the highway would now better serve as a boat ramp. While some low areas were covered with water, the river was mostly contained within its banks. Jim Connor photos

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Soft and fuzzy in new green… A shoot of fresh oregano hardly seems appetizing when seen up close. Had we noticed that it was so furry? A tiny dewdrop glistens inside what seems to be a maw. Jim Connor photos

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A black and white butterfly sips nectar from a desert alyssum. The butterfly is related to the European cabbage butterflies but is a native species. Generally it has more black than the immigrant species and is a bit smaller. The tiny alyssum is a member of the cabbage family but no one objects to the native species eating it. Jim Connor photos

Connoisseurs of roadkill Winter was hard on much wildlife. It is likely that more deer and elk died of starvation during the past winter than were killed on the highways. It is also... + continue reading

Apple blossoms appeared for Mother’s Day this year. The day was rather pleasant early on before the winds. Jim Connor photos

,

Into the bee’s world. This view deep inside a dandelion flower might be similar to what bees see. Jim Connor photos

,

Spring runoff converted the popular campground and parking lot along the Salmon River at Ellis into a quiet backwater one warm spring day. The access from the highway would now better serve as a boat ramp. While some low areas were covered with water, the river was mostly contained within its banks. Jim Connor photos

,

Soft and fuzzy in new green… A shoot of fresh oregano hardly seems appetizing when seen up close. Had we noticed that it was so furry? A tiny dewdrop glistens inside what seems to be a maw. Jim Connor photos

,

A black and white butterfly sips nectar from a desert alyssum. The butterfly is related to the European cabbage butterflies but is a native species. Generally it has more black than the immigrant species and is a bit smaller. The tiny alyssum is a member of the cabbage family but no one objects to the native species eating it. Jim Connor photos

Connoisseurs of roadkill Winter was hard on much wildlife. It is likely that more deer and elk died of starvation during the past winter than were killed on the highways. It is also... + continue reading

Apple blossoms appeared for Mother’s Day this year. The day was rather pleasant early on before the winds. Jim Connor photos

,

Into the bee’s world. This view deep inside a dandelion flower might be similar to what bees see. Jim Connor photos

,

Spring runoff converted the popular campground and parking lot along the Salmon River at Ellis into a quiet backwater one warm spring day. The access from the highway would now better serve as a boat ramp. While some low areas were covered with water, the river was mostly contained within its banks. Jim Connor photos

,

Soft and fuzzy in new green… A shoot of fresh oregano hardly seems appetizing when seen up close. Had we noticed that it was so furry? A tiny dewdrop glistens inside what seems to be a maw. Jim Connor photos

,

A black and white butterfly sips nectar from a desert alyssum. The butterfly is related to the European cabbage butterflies but is a native species. Generally it has more black than the immigrant species and is a bit smaller. The tiny alyssum is a member of the cabbage family but no one objects to the native species eating it. Jim Connor photos

Connoisseurs of roadkill Winter was hard on much wildlife. It is likely that more deer and elk died of starvation during the past winter than were killed on the highways. It is also... + continue reading

Bull Sitting

Apple blossoms appeared for Mother’s Day this year. The day was rather pleasant early on before the winds. Jim Connor photos

A black and white butterfly sips nectar from a desert alyssum. The butterfly is related to the European cabbage butterflies but is a native species. Generally it has more black than the immigrant species and is a bit smaller. The tiny alyssum is a member of the cabbage family but no one objects to the native species eating it. Jim Connor photos

Soft and fuzzy in new green… A shoot of fresh oregano hardly seems appetizing when seen up close. Had we noticed that it was so furry? A tiny dewdrop glistens inside what seems to be a maw. Jim Connor photos

Spring runoff converted the popular campground and parking lot along the Salmon River at Ellis into a quiet backwater one warm spring day. The access from the highway would now better serve as a boat ramp. While some low areas were covered with water, the river was mostly contained within its banks. Jim Connor photos

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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

Thursday, 05/18/17
Micah Cox (left) serves as commander of the Challis unit of Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR). In the picture he accepts a donation from Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association (IOGA)... + continue reading

Valley Creek near Stanley reached flood stage and overflowed its banks last week, turning that part of Sawtooth Valley into a wetland. Temperatures cooled and water levels dropped this week. While no major flood damage has been reported in Custer County so far this spring, water has flowed across highways and washed down side roads. A man died in a flooded basement in Ketchum, where the Big Wood River has caused more extensive damage and prompted evacuations in some areas. Mike Graham photo

05/18/17

Wielding golden shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony are, left to right, Shelley Rupp, COO of LRMC; Toni Spencer, LRMC board chairwoman; Senator Jeff Siddoway; Jeff Daniels, Bingham Memorial Hospital CEO; and Bradley Huerta, CEO of LRMC.

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Sen. Jeff Siddoway addresses the crowd.

05/18/17

Sports

Coach Issy Ollar is ready for the game to start. Lily Verhoeven photos

Thursday, 05/18/17
Monday, May 8, some Challis-Mackay history was made. The baseball team won the 2A Nuclear District Championship and will be going to state! To date, it was one of the most exciting, edge-of-... + continue reading

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

Will Millick makes it home. Lily Verhoeven photo

05/11/17

Garrett Millick makes the catch on the mound Lily Verhoeven photos

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Justin Rembelski in center field. Lily Verhoeven photos

05/11/17

Opinions

Thursday, 05/04/17
“If I find a twenty dollar bill on the sidewalk, it feels good, but I’m not going to count on it to pay the bills.” (Tom Selleck) Over the years, the City of Challis... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 05/18/17
Ten rural communities in Idaho with four-day school weeks were recently selected to participate in a fifth-day learning grant opportunity courtesy of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family... + continue reading

The Daisies in Troop 731 smile as they celebrate being officially pinned as Girl Scouts at their investiture ceremony. Front row (l–r): Lauren, Kennady, Avena, Kayley and Emily. Back row (l–r): Emarie, Alanis, Claire, Callie, Bella, Cedar and Erika. Not pictured are troop leaders Jamie Davis, Molly Hill, Sara Jones and Erin O’Neal

05/18/17

Milestones

Thursday, 05/04/17
Tony and Karmen Young of Fremont, Michigan, are thankful to welcome their baby girl born March 31, 2017. Her name is Shiloh Grace, a biblical name meaning “rest.” She was born at... + continue reading

Dottie Tate Sims

04/20/17

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Thursday, 05/18/17
May 22–25 Monday–Thursday breakfast: Assorted breakfast with fruit, juice and milk. Monday: Marinara meatballs, scalloped potatoes, breadstick, California blend,... + continue reading

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Challis Boys’ Varsity Basketball honors the flag during the national anthem. Debora Sheppeard photos

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Kyle Gregory squares up to sink the three against Butte. Debora Sheppeard photos

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