As 50 or so Challis kids, mostly girls from kindergarten to eighth grade, launched balls around the high school gym during a youth volleyball camp, coach Debbie Sheppeard said developing skills isn’t necessarily the point.
As she pressed ink into a T-shirt before putting it in the dryer to set, 16-year-old Haylee Ganske thought about what her future holds in terms of a career.
People looking for a gift to give this holiday season can find some ready to go at the Challis Public Library, where workers have their tree lined with free, wrapped books.
Earlier this month, North Custer Rural firefighters went into the cold to put out a burning auto near the bison jumps off Idaho Highway 75.
A $9,500 grant from the Idaho Heritage Trust should allow South Custer County Historical Society members to install a replica of the Mackay Cigar Store’s street clock within a year, society member Mick Hoover said.
When dealing with burning hay bales, North Custer Rural Fire Chief Larry Garey said the hard part comes after the flames go out.
Before they met for their Dec. 10 meeting, Challis Mayor Mike Barrett and Councilman Travis Hardy guided a Christmas tree through the front door of city hall, creating a holiday atmosphere in the government building.
Challis volunteers with the Idaho Food Bank stayed busy in the cold weather Thanksgiving eve to held load food into about 65 autos full of hungry families.
Parents and kids gathered last Friday evening to paint and sculpt jack-o’-lanterns in preparation for Halloween
With the coronavirus negatively affecting many businesses, one industry is seeing increased revenue.
Oct. 11 marked 27 years since Stephanie Crane was last seen in Challis, Linda Dubiel with the Custer County Sheriff’s Office reminds people.
Most people started their Labor Day weekend with hopeful intentions, but two hikers exploring Idaho mountains Sept. 5 found themselves with busted ankles as search and rescue workers mobilized to reach them.
It will be a quiet 70th anniversary celebration for former Challis residents Francis "Speed" and Donna Mae (Crawford) Doffing because of COVID-19.
Challis may not being the best place to grow a fruit tree, but local gardeners said they can’t help but notice this has been a good summer for all sorts of fruit.
Custer County Sheriff Deputy Trevor Downey has been in law enforcement for about a month, and he said he’s glad he gets to start this new phase of his life here.
A series of paintings which depict scenes along the salmon migration route from the Sawtooth Valley to the Pacific Ocean will be shown in Stanley on Sunday, Aug. 23.
People can adopt cats from the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary for no fee through the end of October.
Members of E Clampus Vitus, or Clampers, from across the West gathered in the Bayhorse Cemetery late last month to pay respects to the dead and their history.
When she first learned her husband bought an electrical company without telling her, Challis resident Keasha Arneson said her response was a mix of anxiety and enthusiasm.
The annual Idaho rally of the Christian Motorcycle Association is scheduled in Challis this week.
After having a bumper crop of wood to donate the last few winters, Challis Lions Club President Julie Rodman said the club’s wood lot is looking sparse for the demand she envisions in the coming year.
Arts councils in Challis and Salmon received grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
While a lot of students spent time lounging at home last spring, Challis teens Kasen Hohnstein and Daryn Provence got to work testing water meters and cutting grass for the city.
With summer’s arrival, following a statewide lockdown, many people are venturing outdoors in Idaho. But Sawtooth Search and Rescue Commander Gary Gadwa said some aren’t being smart about it.
Independence Day will be celebrated in Challis this year with an abbreviated schedule because of COVID-19 concerns.
When Sawtooth Search and Rescue Commander Gary Gadwa heard that an elderly couple got lost on their way to Bench Lake near Stanley, he had no idea what it would take to find them and return them to civilization.
BLACKFOOT – Some say it is not possible to pass through Blackfoot without stopping by the Idaho Potato Museum on the old highway while others who have lived here their entire lives may have never stepped foot inside the building. One thing is sure, the potato is memorable.
With the purchase of the Challis Lodge and Custer Land Management, Mia and Andy Baker want to help Challis grow without taking away the town’s charm.
Salmon River Electric Coopertive workers stood steady in a crane as they replaced a damaged electric pole last week.
Before Forest Service employee David Morris had a chance to set up his booth to give away ponderosa pine seedlings on Arbor Day, he already had customers waiting.
You’re stuck at home, the national parks are closed, and cabin fever is setting in.
In the final week of February three dogs went missing within two days in Challis, and their owners have had no luck finding them.