Is it a full curl? Does it qualify for Boone and Crockett? Seed stalks of a volunteer onion showed prominently in the photographer’s garden once the weeds had been cleared away. Beets grow behind the onion. Two tiny carrot plants can be seen to the left of it and normal onions to the left of those. Jim Connor photos

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Rosy finches spent part of the long winter this year planting sunflower seeds in the garden nearby. The flowers are colorful and pleasant to see. Goldfinches, tiny cousins, will likely devour every seed before the new winter arrives. Jim Connor photos

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Larger than a breadbox. A pair of black-seeded Simpson leaf lettuce plants provide enough forage to make countless BLTs. The huge leaves were still tender and mild despite their size. The clump of two was one of four in the garden of the photographer when he returned home two weeks ago. A considerable amount was given away, but the local dentist declined to take a bagful in trade against the price of a new crown. Jim Connor photos

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The International Peace Garden contains a peaceful and relaxing formal garden located in the Turtle Mountains astride the border of North Dakota and Manitoba. Within the garden visitors are allowed to walk freely back and forth over the border between the United States and Canada. The garden is dedicated to the concept of a saner world in which such borders would be the norm. This is in contrast to the customs station visitors must pass though in order to get back into the U.S. The fountain in the pond is on the border between the two countries. Jim Connor photos

The return After six weeks on the road touring and visiting with family and childhood friends, I returned to Thorny Bar on a hot July afternoon. Weeds had grown during my absence. An... + continue reading

Is it a full curl? Does it qualify for Boone and Crockett? Seed stalks of a volunteer onion showed prominently in the photographer’s garden once the weeds had been cleared away. Beets grow behind the onion. Two tiny carrot plants can be seen to the left of it and normal onions to the left of those. Jim Connor photos

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Rosy finches spent part of the long winter this year planting sunflower seeds in the garden nearby. The flowers are colorful and pleasant to see. Goldfinches, tiny cousins, will likely devour every seed before the new winter arrives. Jim Connor photos

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Larger than a breadbox. A pair of black-seeded Simpson leaf lettuce plants provide enough forage to make countless BLTs. The huge leaves were still tender and mild despite their size. The clump of two was one of four in the garden of the photographer when he returned home two weeks ago. A considerable amount was given away, but the local dentist declined to take a bagful in trade against the price of a new crown. Jim Connor photos

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The International Peace Garden contains a peaceful and relaxing formal garden located in the Turtle Mountains astride the border of North Dakota and Manitoba. Within the garden visitors are allowed to walk freely back and forth over the border between the United States and Canada. The garden is dedicated to the concept of a saner world in which such borders would be the norm. This is in contrast to the customs station visitors must pass though in order to get back into the U.S. The fountain in the pond is on the border between the two countries. Jim Connor photos

The return After six weeks on the road touring and visiting with family and childhood friends, I returned to Thorny Bar on a hot July afternoon. Weeds had grown during my absence. An... + continue reading

Is it a full curl? Does it qualify for Boone and Crockett? Seed stalks of a volunteer onion showed prominently in the photographer’s garden once the weeds had been cleared away. Beets grow behind the onion. Two tiny carrot plants can be seen to the left of it and normal onions to the left of those. Jim Connor photos

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Rosy finches spent part of the long winter this year planting sunflower seeds in the garden nearby. The flowers are colorful and pleasant to see. Goldfinches, tiny cousins, will likely devour every seed before the new winter arrives. Jim Connor photos

,

Larger than a breadbox. A pair of black-seeded Simpson leaf lettuce plants provide enough forage to make countless BLTs. The huge leaves were still tender and mild despite their size. The clump of two was one of four in the garden of the photographer when he returned home two weeks ago. A considerable amount was given away, but the local dentist declined to take a bagful in trade against the price of a new crown. Jim Connor photos

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The International Peace Garden contains a peaceful and relaxing formal garden located in the Turtle Mountains astride the border of North Dakota and Manitoba. Within the garden visitors are allowed to walk freely back and forth over the border between the United States and Canada. The garden is dedicated to the concept of a saner world in which such borders would be the norm. This is in contrast to the customs station visitors must pass though in order to get back into the U.S. The fountain in the pond is on the border between the two countries. Jim Connor photos

The return After six weeks on the road touring and visiting with family and childhood friends, I returned to Thorny Bar on a hot July afternoon. Weeds had grown during my absence. An... + continue reading

Is it a full curl? Does it qualify for Boone and Crockett? Seed stalks of a volunteer onion showed prominently in the photographer’s garden once the weeds had been cleared away. Beets grow behind the onion. Two tiny carrot plants can be seen to the left of it and normal onions to the left of those. Jim Connor photos

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Rosy finches spent part of the long winter this year planting sunflower seeds in the garden nearby. The flowers are colorful and pleasant to see. Goldfinches, tiny cousins, will likely devour every seed before the new winter arrives. Jim Connor photos

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Larger than a breadbox. A pair of black-seeded Simpson leaf lettuce plants provide enough forage to make countless BLTs. The huge leaves were still tender and mild despite their size. The clump of two was one of four in the garden of the photographer when he returned home two weeks ago. A considerable amount was given away, but the local dentist declined to take a bagful in trade against the price of a new crown. Jim Connor photos

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The International Peace Garden contains a peaceful and relaxing formal garden located in the Turtle Mountains astride the border of North Dakota and Manitoba. Within the garden visitors are allowed to walk freely back and forth over the border between the United States and Canada. The garden is dedicated to the concept of a saner world in which such borders would be the norm. This is in contrast to the customs station visitors must pass though in order to get back into the U.S. The fountain in the pond is on the border between the two countries. Jim Connor photos

The return After six weeks on the road touring and visiting with family and childhood friends, I returned to Thorny Bar on a hot July afternoon. Weeds had grown during my absence. An... + continue reading
Born on an Eastern Star meeting day, and exciting for the brothers and sisters of the Florence Chapter here in Challis, Axleyn Kru Elam arrived at 2:58 p.m. on June 12, 2017, in Twin Falls,... + continue reading

Rosy finches spent part of the long winter this year planting sunflower seeds in the garden nearby. The flowers are colorful and pleasant to see. Goldfinches, tiny cousins, will likely devour every seed before the new winter arrives. Jim Connor photos

Is it a full curl? Does it qualify for Boone and Crockett? Seed stalks of a volunteer onion showed prominently in the photographer’s garden once the weeds had been cleared away. Beets grow behind the onion. Two tiny carrot plants can be seen to the left of it and normal onions to the left of those. Jim Connor photos

The International Peace Garden contains a peaceful and relaxing formal garden located in the Turtle Mountains astride the border of North Dakota and Manitoba. Within the garden visitors are allowed to walk freely back and forth over the border between the United States and Canada. The garden is dedicated to the concept of a saner world in which such borders would be the norm. This is in contrast to the customs station visitors must pass though in order to get back into the U.S. The fountain in the pond is on the border between the two countries. Jim Connor photos

Larger than a breadbox. A pair of black-seeded Simpson leaf lettuce plants provide enough forage to make countless BLTs. The huge leaves were still tender and mild despite their size. The clump of two was one of four in the garden of the photographer when he returned home two weeks ago. A considerable amount was given away, but the local dentist declined to take a bagful in trade against the price of a new crown. Jim Connor photos

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Mayor Michael Barrett and his daughter Brooke pose on the sidewalk outside the new City Hall. Todd Adams photos

Thursday, 07/20/17
City of Challis officials have set a target date of Sept. 1 to move into the new City Hall on upper Main Street, Mayor Michael Barrett said. The move-in date has been pushed back from an... + continue reading

Chris and Sarah Carr pose with their children for a family portrait. Their children are Octavian, 5, Scarlett, 3, and Kelly, now 8 months old. Kelly was 7 days old when the photo was taken. The children’s grandmother is Anne Lane of Challis and great-grandparents are Aileen and the late Tom Chivers of Challis. Photos courtesy of Sarah Carr

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Chris Carr (25) makes a tackle during his NFL career. He played for six teams, including the Baltimore Ravens. Photos courtesy of Sarah Carr

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New Orleans Saints defensive back Chris Carr (40) puts his shoulder pads on his son, 21-month-old Octavian Carr, after their NFL football training camp in Metairie, Louisiana, on July 29, 2013. AP photo by Gerald Herbert Photos courtesy of Sarah Carr

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Chris Carr poses in his cap and gown after graduation from George Washington University Law School in May. Photos courtesy of Sarah Carr

07/20/17

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

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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

Local backcountry skier Don King took this photo of an ice-encrusted pole atop the South Twin Peak looking south to White Mountain from Twin Peaks Lookout during a June 14 ski trip with his dog, Winnie. It had been raining in the valleys that day, and a mix of snow and freezing rain was falling at higher altitudes, leading to this image resembling a Native American lance with feathers. What a difference a month and a half makes. Now the snow is gone, and the Ibex Fire is burning 11 miles to the west.

Wednesday, 07/26/17
Local backcountry skier Don King took this photo of an ice-encrusted pole atop the South Twin Peak looking south to White Mountain from Twin Peaks Lookout during a June 14 ski trip with his... + continue reading

Area artists have lent a splash of intense color to MadDog Gallery on Main Street in Challis during the annual Fiber Arts Show. The display comes down next week to make room for a multi-media eclipse art show. Todd Adams photos

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Falma Moye Cullinane of Challis, who winters in warmer climes, created this Arizona-inspired wearable art. Todd Adams photos

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Naomi S. Adams of Pocatello created this turquoise wall hanging she calls “Croissance.” Todd Adams photos

07/20/17

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

Briefly

Thursday, 07/20/17
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

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A group of friends formed a flotilla of boats including a canoe, inflatable kayaks or duckies and rafts and took to the local stretch of the Salmon River from Challis Bridge to Watts Bridge Saturday afternoon. The day was enjoyable, even with a short, heavy rainfall that cooled the boaters off. Lots of bald eagles, osprey and other birds were spotted by the group. Todd Adams photos

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Challis High School track team in the Parade of Athletes at Middleton High School. Debora Sheppeard photos

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