Postal clerks F.A. “Tom Pfeiffer and Eunice Leuzinger received Special Achievement Awards January 10. Cited for low sick leave use and positive and caring attitudes, which contributed to excellent service to the public and increased postal revenues, these two were given a certificate of appreciation from Postmaster Bud Mecham. Mecham says he’s given one other such award in his six years with the Challis Post Office.
Up close… This gray-headed rosy finch was captured and its mugshot taken after it entered the photographer’s home last week. The finch had been chased inside by a hungry merlin, a pigeon hawk, and resisted capture for some hours while hiding inside. It was released in plenty of time of eat a supper of sunflower seeds. Tiny feathers make up its white eye-ring and act as eyelashes. White feathers cover the bird’s nares, nostrils, similar the eve of a thatched roof.