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Sylvia and Ben Beason pose with their unnamed miniature Appaloosa colt on April 28 when he was just three days old. They had taken him for show and tell at daughter Cheyenne's afternoon kindergarten class. The Beasons have been raising miniature horses for 5-6 years now and have six of them. They welcome ideas on what to name the cute critter. ...

Bringing The Bard's work to Challis

Idaho Shakespeare Festival's traveling troupe, Shakespearience, came to Challis April 23 for afternoon and evening performances of "Romeo & Juliet" and an acting workshop for Challis High School students. Clockwise from left, Juliet (Elsbeth Poe) talks with her nurse (Liberty Leeds); Tyler Provence tries a fake actor's punch out on Brielle ...

Celebrating with family from 1912 - 2014!

Celebrating Easter Sunday and 102 years for Marie McDowall are five generations that pose for this photo. (l-r) Ernest McDowall, Marie McDowall, Katie (McDowall) Fredrickson, Aryele Fredrickson and Archer Lee.

Free trees

Arbor Day was celebrated last week in Challis with the University of Idaho Extension Office, Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District and the Idaho Forest Products Commission giving away free trees and tree planting information to community members. USFS employees Wes Case, David Morris, Stacy Parent and Jody Wisner, along with UI Extension Agent Sarah ...

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