Spinning a yarn – Sue Tiersma Glerum of Bruneau displayed her wool art at the Sawtooth Mountain Mamas’ 17th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair in Stanley last weekend.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO July 22, 1993 The Salmon River Electric Cooperative board found themselves at a philosophical impasse at their regular meeting July 14 when it came to deciding... + continue reading

Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders decked out their trucks for the Clayton Fourth of July parade. This decorative ball dressed up a wildfire truck.

Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders decked out their trucks for the Clayton Fourth of July parade. This decorative ball dressed up a wildfire truck. + continue reading

For the first time in 18 years, Clayton resident Myron Combs didn’t drive his train in the Clayton Fourth of July parade. Combs was recovering from hear surgery so his son filled in as the conductor.

For the first time in 18 years, Clayton resident Myron Combs didn’t drive his train in the Clayton Fourth of July parade. Combs was recovering from hear surgery so his son filled in as... + continue reading

The Frank Smith float in the Clayton Fourth of July parade featured lots of Smith family members, a bear and sagebrush. The entry was named “most original” in the parade. Shelley Ridenour photo

The Frank Smith float in the Clayton Fourth of July parade featured lots of Smith family members, a bear and sagebrush. The entry was named “most original” in the parade. + continue reading

Leonard Fisher reached high to toss candy to the crowd at the Clayton Independence Day parade. Fisher was honored as the parade marshal.

Leonard Fisher reached high to toss candy to the crowd at the Clayton Independence Day parade. Fisher was honored as the parade marshal. + continue reading

Spinning a yarn – Sue Tiersma Glerum of Bruneau displayed her wool art at the Sawtooth Mountain Mamas’ 17th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair in Stanley last weekend.

Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders decked out their trucks for the Clayton Fourth of July parade. This decorative ball dressed up a wildfire truck.

For the first time in 18 years, Clayton resident Myron Combs didn’t drive his train in the Clayton Fourth of July parade. Combs was recovering from hear surgery so his son filled in as the conductor.

The Frank Smith float in the Clayton Fourth of July parade featured lots of Smith family members, a bear and sagebrush. The entry was named “most original” in the parade. Shelley Ridenour photo

Leonard Fisher reached high to toss candy to the crowd at the Clayton Independence Day parade. Fisher was honored as the parade marshal.

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Tish Smith of Challis checked out the goodies at the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary’s garage sale held earlier this month. The sale and an open house marked the shelter’s first year of operation. Shelley Ridenour photos

Thursday, 07/19/18
People spent about $1,000 on garage sale items at the July 7 first anniversary celebration and open house at the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary. Sanctuary founder Tirzah Stuart said... + 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

Opinions

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

Local Scenes

Thursday, 07/19/18
David Lambert of Parker spent the weekend in Challis visiting with his sister, Cheryl Philps, and his mother, Ina Lambert, and David and Cindy Philps and sons Merritt and RJ. + continue reading

The Middle Fork River Trail in the Salmon-Challis National Forest that was damaged earlier this summer is open and passable, forest officials report. Trail 6044 begins at Meyers Cove on Camas Creek and ends at Waterfall Creek. A section of the trail about 10 miles downstream of the Meyers Cove trailhead was damaged in mid-May. Forest workers have been repairing the trail for the last month or so. Forest Service photo

07/19/18

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

Chet Collinsworth

04/05/18

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Thursday, 07/19/18
July 23–27 Monday: Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, watermelon. Bingo Wednesday: Taco salad, chips and salsa, Mexi corn, oatmeal cookies Friday:... + continue reading
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