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Donations
The Challis School District Board of Trustees would like to gratefully acknowledge the following contributions.A donation received from Norman and Nikki Doll for the Challis School District Scholarship Fund in memory of RD Palmer and Harry James.A donation received from Jim Bennetts for the JoAnn Bennetts Family Scholarship Fund in memory of Harry ...

Clarification
A June 19 story about the excavator that hit and broke the Salmon River Electric neutral power line was not meant to not imply there was any problem with the neutral line, which is located lower down on power poles than the three energized power lines. The story mistakenly said the neutral line was "low-hanging," and should have described it ...

Donation
The Clayton Area Historical Association has received a donation in memory of Michael Kalenik from Jolene and Marshall Ogden.We are a registered nonprofit 501-C organization.

Hats Off!

Congratulations to Jamie Williams who received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy on May 10, 2014.Jamie is a 2005 graduate of Challis High School. She attended Central Arizona College and University of Idaho where she received her Bachelor of Science in microbiolgy in 2009. Jamie has plans to work as a ...

Roybal to marry

Henry and Patti Roybal of Challis and Steve and Patti Matthews of Olympia, Washington are announcing the marriage of their children Tara Matthews and Esteban Roybal.The couple will be married Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Tara is a toy designer at BK Creative and Esteban is a professional percussionist. They will continue ...

Antique tractor show
Valley Wide Home & Ranch in Salmon is holding an anniversary sale June 28 that will feature an antique tractor show. The purpose is to provide a local venue for antique tractor owners from around the region to showcase their very special historic tractors. It is not every day that someone can step back in time and see a tractor from 80 years ago. ...

Donation
Harry James is being honored and remembered with a donation from Clarence and Marilyn Leuizinger to a very appreciative Challis Volunteer EMT unit. Jean and Lewie Frost also donated in memory of Harry James and Rick Malone.

Cowboy Ball is coming up
The Fifth Annual Cowboy Ball at Whitewater Arena will be Saturday, July 19 in Salmon.This ball is the major fundraising event for Whitewater Therapeutic Riding with proceeds used to keep the facility, programs and horses running strong.This is the organization's 20th year in Lemhi County and members urge the public to join in the celebration and ...

4-H News
The Challis Hot Springs Hogs are having a car wash Friday, June 27, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Lamb's parking lot.

Sawtooth Vision 20/20 meeting set for Monday
Monday, June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Sawtooth Vision 20/20 Community Collabor-ation Steering Committee is having its quarterly meeting at the Stanley Community Center. The public is invited. The first hour will be a panel presentation on the Sawtooth Fire Collaborative. The panel will include Steve Botti of the Stanley City Council, Gary ...

Salmon Champs bring home medals

The Salmon Champs traveled to Payette, Idaho on June 6 to compete in the Idaho State Special Olympics games. Upon arriving in Payette we were treated to a nice meal provided by the Kiwanis Club and then on to opening ceremonies. We had a lot of travel time as the only motel we could book was in Nampa, about 35 miles from Payette. Saturday morning ...

Notice
A driver's education meeting will be held Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m., at the Challis Jr. Sr. High Band Room.In order to be eligible to enroll in the class, students must be 14 1/2 by July 21 and have passed the eighth grade.

New timber rules take effect July 1
Idaho forest landowners will follow new State rules for harvesting timber near fish bearing streams starting July 1.A revised Class I Tree Retention rule, or "Shade Rule," was approved by the Idaho Legislature in 2014 after the Idaho Forest Practices Act Advisory Committee (FPAAC) spent more than 10 years working with multiple partners to create ...

Kids flock to Blue Mountain Pond

Eighty boys and girls between the ages of one and 16 participated in the annual Challis Fishing Derby during the National Fishing Week Event and Idaho’s Free Fishing Day June 14 at Blue Mountain Pond. Approximately one hundred adults including parents and grandparents accompanied derby kid contestants. The fishing derby was divided into four ...

Guitar circle kicks off Music in the Park
Everybody is asking me when Music in the Park is going to begin. Well, it's good to know when you're missed and although we're a week late this year, it's good to know that this week is the start of another season of Music in the Park at 7 p.m. tonight in Centennial Park, right here in Challis.Kicking off Summer 2014 is a guitar circle of some ...

Rev. Sikkema to lead two services in Stanley
On June 29, the Stanley Christian Fellowship in Stanley will again be worshiping God in the Sawtooth Valley Meditation Chapel at 11 a.m. The log cabin chapel backdrop is the panorama of the Sawtooth Mountains. Please join us as we welcome Reverend Randy Sikkema and his wife, Beth, to lead our services. Reverend Sikkema is associated with Idaho ...

Marking the anniversary of 1964 earthquake

BY SHARON MAYIn late March, I, and my two sons, Richard and Greg Robinson, traveled to Valdez, Alaska to attend the 50-year commemoration of the Alaskan earthquake. At the time of that quake, I and my young husband, Richard Robinson, had lived there for over four years. We were experiencing the adventure of a lifetime.The quake occurred March 27, ...

Group works to redesign Medicaid
The Idaho workgroup evaluating possible redesign of Medicaid services for low-income adults met June 18, to review state data and Medicaid redesign options that other states are pursuing. In July 2012, Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter appointed 15 people from the public and private sectors to evaluate the potential impact to Idaho if the state provides ...

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