Lilacs are blooming all across Challis, filling the air with their sweet scent. This bush on North Avenue was loaded with fully open and ready-to-open blossoms. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Warm weather, occasional rain and not-too-cold overnight temperatures have created the trifecta of weather allowing for spectacular blooms on apple trees throughout Challis. This crab apple tree sports pink hues and shadows over its cousin, a regular apple tree, decked out in white. The trees are on Butte Avenue. Todd Adams photo

Lilacs are blooming all across Challis, filling the air with their sweet scent. This bush on North Avenue was loaded with fully open and ready-to-open blossoms. Warm weather, occasional... + continue reading

Lilacs are blooming all across Challis, filling the air with their sweet scent. This bush on North Avenue was loaded with fully open and ready-to-open blossoms. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Warm weather, occasional rain and not-too-cold overnight temperatures have created the trifecta of weather allowing for spectacular blooms on apple trees throughout Challis. This crab apple tree sports pink hues and shadows over its cousin, a regular apple tree, decked out in white. The trees are on Butte Avenue. Todd Adams photo

Lilacs are blooming all across Challis, filling the air with their sweet scent. This bush on North Avenue was loaded with fully open and ready-to-open blossoms. Warm weather, occasional... + continue reading
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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 20, 1993 Challis Joint School District #181 Superintendent Robert Lisonbee has accepted Bingham County’s offer to become superintendent of the Shelley... + continue reading
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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 20, 1993 Challis Joint School District #181 Superintendent Robert Lisonbee has accepted Bingham County’s offer to become superintendent of the Shelley... + continue reading
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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO May 20, 1993 Challis Joint School District #181 Superintendent Robert Lisonbee has accepted Bingham County’s offer to become superintendent of the Shelley... + continue reading

Warm weather, occasional rain and not-too-cold overnight temperatures have created the trifecta of weather allowing for spectacular blooms on apple trees throughout Challis. This crab apple tree sports pink hues and shadows over its cousin, a regular apple tree, decked out in white. The trees are on Butte Avenue. Todd Adams photo

Lilacs are blooming all across Challis, filling the air with their sweet scent. This bush on North Avenue was loaded with fully open and ready-to-open blossoms. Shelley Ridenour photo

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Thursday, 05/17/18
Challis City Council members last week awarded a $693,615 contract to low bidder Blue Sky Construction of Meridian for a three-part water project. The work is scheduled to begin in late... + continue reading

Aerial fireworks launched from Peck’s Hill in Challis are reflected in the Blue Mountain fish pond. The city plans to authorize only the community aerial show this year, carried out by the fire department. So people caught lighting fireworks can be cited and fined. Todd Adams photo

05/17/18

Sports

Challis High School rodeo team member Kade Bruno slides from his horse to grab a steer in the May 4 and 5 high school rodeo in Leadore.

Thursday, 05/17/18
Challis High School rodeo team member Kade Bruno slides from his horse to grab a steer in the May 4 and 5 high school rodeo in Leadore. Kayce Olson, a Challis High School student, swings... + continue reading

Challis High School track and field team members fared well at the district meet, held last week in Challis. The boys were crowned district champs. Team members include, back from left, coach Peggy Redick, Conagher Cox, Danny Ziegler, Gabe Cogley, Owen Peterson, Charles Miller, Nate Schwenke, Dustin Stillwaugh, Jesse Riding, Isaac Schwenke and coach Paul Lind. Kneeling are Brandon Laws, Charlie Bullock, Tucker Brown, William Ashley, Ty Redick, Parker May, Jayce Giampedraglia and Wyatt Naillon. Jennifer Piva photo

05/17/18

Challis-Mackay RiverCat player Chris Ivie of Mackay throws from second to first in the May 11 game against Soda Springs. The RiverCats won the game and are headed to the state tournament. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Mackay sophomore Oscar Mercado made a top play from third to first in the Soda Springs game that landed the RiverCats a berth in the state tournament. Lily Verhoeven photo

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Challis–Mackay RiverCats players who will compete in the state tournament in a May 17 game are, back row, Garrett Millick, Riley Shaw, Bo Summers, Josh Papac, Chris Ivie, Merritt Philps, Nolan Moorman, Austin Ollar, Wes Winters and Dallin Green. In the front are Takehito Koizuka, Justin Rembelski, Mitchell Cotant, Emilio Tamayo and Oscar Mercado. Not pictured is Zoe D’Orazio. Lily Verhoeven photo

05/17/18

Opinions

Thursday, 04/19/18
A quote from our nation’s first president, George Washington, about the central role of agricultural production is inscribed on the exterior of the U.S. Department of Agriculture... + continue reading

Local Scenes

Thursday, 05/17/18
The GT Club held its annual meeting May 10 at the Challis Senior Center. Helen Malone and Peggy Parks were again elected as president and secretary–treasurer, respectively.... + continue reading

Challis students with a 4.0 cumulative GPA are recognized at the celebration of excellence. From left are Olivia Farr, Charlie Bullock, Austin Anderson, Tessa Gregory, Tucker Brown and Laura Parkinson.

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One student from each of the four grade levels at Challis High School was selected as the outstanding member of his or her class. Those students were honored at the school’s celebration of excellence. Recipients are freshman Olivia Farr, sophomore Tessa Gregory, junior Ross Sheppeard and senior Laura Parkinson.

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Challis High School students work to keep school spirit alive and some of those leaders were recognized at the celebration of excellence. Danny Ziegler, far left, received the school spirit award. Bekah Lightburn was selected artist of the year. Wyatt Naillon was honored as leader of the year. Laura Parkinson was chosen citizen of the year. Pete Bradshaw was honored as male athlete of the year. JoAnna Campbell, was recognized as female athlete of the year. Jesse Riding was tapped as volunteer of the year.

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Challis High School students recently elected the student body officers for next school year. The new council members take their oaths of office at the celebration of excellence. President Rowdy Piva is on the left, with the rest of the council next to him. Other officers are Vice President Jazmine Rivera, Treasurer Mitchell Cotant, Historian Valerie Moen, Public Relations Officer Jamie Spence and Spirit Coordinator Zoe D’Orazio. Not pictured is Secretary Nicholas Dizes.

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Challis High School student athletes receiving the scholar athlete award at the celebration of excellence include, from left, Jesse Riding, Riley Shaw, Ross Sheppeard, Charles Miller, Tucker Brown and Laura Parkinson.

05/17/18

Fifth-grade science fair winners in Challis are first place, Jacen Farr; second, Makayla Schmuck; and third, Jessa Hunt. Challis Elementary School photos

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Sixth-grade science fair winners in Challis are Jacob Dolpheide, third; Jaylei Waite, second; and Makayla Bruno, first. Challis Elementary School photos

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Winners of the fourth-grade division of the Challis Elementary Science Fair include Jaiden Wright, first place; Ramey Rhoades, second place; and Sabina Bennets, third. Challis Elementary School photos

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Caden Kestler and Hunter Webster were deemed overall winners in the Challis Elementary School science fair. Webster won the life science category, and Kestler won the physical science division.

05/17/18

Milestones

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Friday, 04/27/18
Kate Taylor, the administrator for grants and special projects at the Challis Area Health Center, has earned the designation of certified medical practice executive by the American College... + continue reading

Chet Collinsworth

04/05/18

Delaney Lee Sanders was born Dec. 28, 2017.

01/25/18

Pahsimeroi residents Eileen and Harley Wallis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day.

11/30/17

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Thursday, 05/17/18
Elementary and junior-senior high school menu May 21–24 Monday–Thursday: Assorted breakfasts with fruit, juice and milk Monday: Beef soft taco, salsa, refried beans,... + continue reading
05/10/18
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