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Second-graders from Challis Elementary School spent a recent afternoon at the community garden to get dirty and pick pumpkins.

Hours that the visitor center at the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park is open were reduced this week.

Incumbent Stanley City Councilman Austin Clegg wants Stanley to remain as is because he doesn't want to see the town lose its authenticity.

Challis runners competed with cross country competitors from around the area in a Sept. 14 meet at Challis Hot Springs. The Challis middle school girls finished second as a team.

Mackay FFA members cleaned up a stretch of highway on Sept. 17, as they’ve done every year for more than two decades.

Seven Custer County youths reported they learned about making healthy choices and made new friends at the drug-free youth summit in Coeur d’Alene last month.

It may be known by three names, but Challis school trustees and Superintendent Lani Rembelski agree they need to hold a workshop to tweak the district’s continuous improvement plan. That plan is also known as a strategic plan and school-wide improvement plan.

Results in grade-level proficiency scores for Challis students covering the last five school years range from a low of 4 percent on the math section for one cohort to highs of 50 percent in reading and 57 percent in science for two other age groups of students, Superintendent Lani Rembelski …