A 15-passenger van may become part of the Challis schools fleet as school board members continue to search for ways to resolve the chronic school bus driver shortage.

Members of Custer County’s Concerned Citizens have asked Challis school district trustees to reconsider a plan to let the Bureau of Land Management build a parking lot and storage yard behind the middle school building on Main.

Members of the Challis and Mackay FFA chapters gathered for a bowling party and hot dogs prior to the season-opening football game for the two cross-county schools.