The annual Harvest Dinner at Challis Community Church was once again successful, raising more than last year, with about 150 people served and donations for dinner and raffle ticket sales raising about $1,800.
The average salary paid to workers in Custer County is $615 a week, ranking it 36th of the state’s 44 counties, according to data from the first quarter of 2018 released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Challis veterans and members of the public commemorated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I in ceremonies at the Veterans of Custer County Memorial Sunday morning and a dinner at Challis American Legion Hall that evening.
With big game animals on the move, wildlife-vehicle collisions tend to peak this time of year, according to Mike Demick, wildlife biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
The majority of Custer County voters Tuesday stuck with Republican incumbents in statewide, legislative and county offices and re-elected incumbent Commissioner Wayne Butts in his race against fellow Republican write-in challenger Jeri D’Orazio. Butts garnered 1,363 to 588 cast for D’Orazio.
Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and Challis American Legion Philip Kirk Post No. 109 members will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Philip Kirk’s death.
Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Sawtooth National Forest will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 15, according to the Forest Service.
The Lady Viking volleyball team had a busy week of games to end their season.
The Challis Vikings homecoming game was like a walk in the park. Challis won 47-0, pushing their record to 6-1.
The Lady Viking volleyball team honored its one senior, Erin Anderson, before the first serve at the homecoming volleyball game against Grace Oct. 11.
The Challis Vikings finally returned to their home turf Oct. 5 to take on the Glenns Ferry Pilots in an important conference game.
The three Challis middle school runners ended their seasons on a high note at the district meet, their final race of the season, held Oct. 3 in Salmon.
With all the opportunities that the Mackay FFA offers students, one of the most interesting and fun is the annual 11-day bus trip to the National FFA convention.
Challis sixth-graders trekked through parts of Yellowstone National Park in October as part of the Expedition:Yellowstone program.
An admission fee to junior high athletic events in Challis is needed, school board members were told by Superintendent Lani Rembelski.
Auditor Dan Coleman gave Challis Joint School District No. 181 trustees a glowing review of the district’s finances last month, saying Business Manager Shawna Getty’s books were in better shape than some accountants’.
Contracts totaling $61,300 were awarded last week to companies based in Challis and Salmon to build a secure parking lot and storage yard for the Bureau of Land Management on land owned by the Challis school district.
All five senior boys who make up half of the royal court for Challis High School’s homecoming celebration are the sons of a Challis Junior-Senior High School teacher. The moms of all five of the young men teach at the Challis school.
Every September the Mackay FFA chapter's citizenship committee organizes a highway cleanup.