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Steelhead Derby: Week Four
The Challis Area Chamber of Commerce has entered it fifth and final week in the 14th Annual Steelhead Derby. Derby cards and rules are available at the Bent Rod Outdoors on Hwy 93 in Challis.Week Three's Mystery Fish Contest winner is Laura Hunt. She wins a $50 gift certificate to the Bent Rod Outdoors. The winning fish measured 26.5‚ÄĚThere were ...

Easter service to be held in Stanley
The Community of Stanley is invited to an Easter Worship Service on Sunday, April 20 at 4 p.m. at the Mountain Village meeting room. Pastor Jerry Reinke of Valley of Peace Lutheran Church in Hailey will be officiating the service. Following that, a community potluck dinner with glazed ham provided will be in the Stanley Library community room ...

Card of thanks
The family of Elsie Joyce Sharp cannot thank her neighbors and friends enough for the lovely cards, flowers, food and kind thoughts expressed at her death on March 25, 2014. Also, thanks to all who were instrumental in providing services for the celebration of her life on March 29, 2014; The Challis Community Church U.C.C. and Florence Chapter #79 ...

Donation
The Challis EMTs are honored to accept donations from Jean and Lewie Frost in memory of John Corrigan and Wade Harkness, and from Teila Leuzinger, Clarence and Marilyn Leuzinger in memory of Ethel Peck.

Donations
The Challis School District Board of Trustees would like to gratefully acknowledge the following contributions:A donation has been received from Curt and Barbara James for the JoAnn Bennetts Family Scholarship Fund.A donation has been received from the Village Square, LLC for the Challis Elementary School classroom programs.The Board of Trustees, ...

Time to clean at CCC
The Spring Cleaning urge affects everyone, even Challis Community Church/United Church of Christ (CCC/UCC).This Saturday, April 5, the church is gathering all its members and friends to join in on cleaning and small repairs that need to be completed soon. In addition to all the light work, the church is having a potluck lunch for everyone. Helen ...

Stanley Library News
April is National Poetry Month. "Like" our Facebook page, Stanley Community Library, to see poetry posts throughout the month. We have a decent selection of poetry books available for check out, as well. John Phillips will continue his Cheap Champagne lecture series with a poetry participation session Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Come by and ...

Northern Rockies Skies
The Zodiac in AprilA monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.April night skies present an easy solution to locate some of the constellations of the Zodiac. The most prominent ...

Challis Wrestling Club competes in Idaho Falls

The Challis Wrestling club traveled to their first Greco/Freestyle tournament of the year. Wrestlers competed in the Tiger Club Greco tournament Friday, March 14, with two Greco champions: Teage Erickson and Ty Farr. Placing second were Kyler Rector, Hayden Rector, Wiatt Kelley, Cooper Erickson, Tanner Tinsley and Joel Zettel. Rigin Dixon, Mathew ...

Annual Conference is coming to town
Custer Economic Development is pleased to announce that the Idaho Association of County Commissioners and Clerks are coming to town for their annual conference being held at the Challis Community Event Center June 10-12. One hundred twenty to 150 people are expected to attend. The goal is to make sure participants and others have an incredible ...

Meetings for food processing co-op to be held next week
Informational meetings for a food processing co-op for Round Valley and the Salmon River area is coming next week.The first is Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Salmon Innovation Center. The second is Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m at the Challis Community Event Center.Dr. Robert Needum, a co-op and business expert, plus Christopher James and Jeri ...

Great Rift Expedition to be repeated
"I decided to start from Minidoka Idaho and go by compass bearing to the town of Martin. Never will I forget the amazement...that came over us as we first entered this strange valley through seas of solid rock."So began Robert Limbert's historic crossing of Southern Idaho's Great Rift in 1920. Hiking with his friend Walter Cole and Teddy, an ...

Veteran Services outreach scheduled for next week
Veterans Services outreaches are scheduled for April 9 and 10 in Salmon, Challis, Mackay and Arco.Rick Poisel will be conducting an outreach near you, answering questions on pension and compensation.He will assist with the filing of all claims with the VA Regional Office in Boise.In addition, he will be covering VA health care eligibility and will ...

Snook inducted into Horseman Hall of Fame

The Eastern Idaho Horseman Hall of Fame has chosen to induct Frederick H. Snook as one of six horse people into the Horseman Hall of Fame this year. Fred is well known in Lemhi County, coming from a long line of family that has been involved in keeping horse activity thriving.He started his career when he joined the Rancho Kids program led by Eva ...

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