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Old 03-19-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Where is there a burger king? Are we talking about salmon or Challis?
Idaho Falls or Rexburg may be the closest Burger Kings. I.F. has several.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:51 PM
 
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Where is there a burger king? Are we talking about salmon or Challis?
Salmon. It’s part of the Chevron at the corner of 93 South and Main St. Can’t miss it. Challis has zero fast food restaurants.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Default Population of Challis declining or increasing?

I know this thread is slightly over a year old but I have a question about the town of Challis. Statistics on this site indicate that Challis has had a +16.2% increase in population since 2000, while on other sites I've read that the population has decreased. I have a family member moving to the area in a couple weeks and I'm just curious since it will be the largest town nearby. Thanks.

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Old 04-15-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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The CityData page indicates population as of 2014. It appears Challis has lost about 1/4th of its population between 2014 and March 2019 according to government data cited on another site.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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The CityData page indicates population as of 2014. It appears Challis has lost about 1/4th of its population between 2014 and March 2019 according to government data cited on another site.



That seems like quite a drop. I still find it confusing with the 16.2 increase on CD, since another site says they've been losing population since 2000, but I'm not good at that kind of stuff.


Thanks for getting back to me.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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Hard to relate what is the actual 'state' of Challis since a lot of the homes and population that you would consider being 'in' Challis are outside of the city limits. I was there 2 summers ago and it did not appear to be a dead or decaying town.... just a typical 'sleepy' remote western town that depends on agriculture and resource extraction (timer or mining). But the molybdenum mine employment looks to have been cut way back:
https://www.seeleylake.com/story/201...tion/3099.html

McKay and Arco to the south look like they have seen better days....IIRC, McKay has lost all of its old mining operations, so maybe Challis is following. Challis house prices are not very high, so that is a sign. But, being at the edge of the Wilderness area, it has more going for it than McKay or Arco... it might manage to carry on like Salmon.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thank you nm9stheham for that bit of history and explanation. It's probably better the town remains somewhat untouch. From what I hear, the wilderness out there is magnificent. I'm looking forward to seeing how my family member likes it out there and will pass on your link.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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We have just managed to get into the southern edge of the wilderness area and it is pretty darned spectacular. All sorts of rugged terrain and a volcanic caldera, and on and on. I hope 1 day make it across the Magruder corridor to the north.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Just for info's sake:
Mackay is how the town's name is spelled, and it's pronounced Mackey by those who live there.

As in "Hey! Mackey! How are you?" No accent stress on the last syllable.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:27 AM
 
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Thank you... I shoulda checked! I did not know about the pronunciation; if I ever stop there again, I will sound less like the rube that I am LOL
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