Mackay High School has been awarded a $2,000 Northwest Farm Credit Services rural community grant for the cold water fish facility at the school.

Switched at birth and raised by another family.

Community members turned out in force to watch a 52-member cast of Challis student-actors in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Frog Prince” last Saturday.

Prominent Idaho Falls businessman and political activist Doyle Beck, the former Bonneville County GOP chairman, has been charged in Lemhi County with two misdemeanors after he reportedly used a helicopter for hunting.

KETCHUM (AP) — The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office reported two homes in Ketchum were badly damaged in an avalanche on Monday afternoon. Both homes were believed to be unoccupied.

Plans to rebuild and repave the Challis Airport runway and taxiway, install a new runway lighting system and finish updates to a precision approach path indicator to help pilots maintain the proper landing approach are moving forward, but it’s still up in the air whether federal grant fundin…

Deep in the royal swamp, a selfish princess makes a promise to befriend a lonely frog after he retrieves her golden ball from a well. But what happens when the princess tries every trick in the book to break her promise?

The newest line of services offered at Steele Therapy Connections in Salmon — pediatric physical therapy — received a $2,000 donation from the Steele Memorial Auxiliary.

Custer Telephone Cooperative lost a big wireless windfall in 2018 from its primary roaming partner, Verizon, which uses Custertel’s cell towers, General Manager Dennis Thornock told co-op members at last week’s annual meeting.

Idaho Reps. Terry Gestrin and Dorothy Moon and Sen. Steven Thayn told fellow Republicans at a March 23 Lincoln Day luncheon in Challis why they’d supported a bill to increase signature requirements for citizens to get initiatives on statewide election ballots and updated the status of some o…

The man charged with killing 23-year-old Charlie McBride of Challis reportedly told the Custer County sheriff that he helped bury McBride’s body, but that a woman killed the young man.

Deep in the royal swamp, a selfish princess makes a promise to befriend a lonely frog after he retrieves her golden ball from a well. But what happens when the princess tries every trick in the book to break her promise?

Custer County’s unemployment rate decreased in February to 4.3 percent, from 4.8 percent in January, according to data from the Idaho Department of Labor.

The newest line of services offered at Steele Therapy Connections in Salmon — pediatric physical therapy — received a $2,000 donation from the Steele Memorial Auxiliary.

Custer Telephone Cooperative lost a big wireless windfall in 2018 from its primary roaming partner, Verizon, which uses Custertel’s cell towers, General Manager Dennis Thornock told co-op members at last week’s annual meeting.

Idaho Reps. Terry Gestrin and Dorothy Moon and Sen. Steven Thayn told fellow Republicans at a March 23 Lincoln Day luncheon in Challis why they’d supported a bill to increase signature requirements for citizens to get initiatives on statewide election ballots and updated the status of some o…

After a year and a half of meetings, public surveys and planning, the Challis trails committee, along with state and federal partners, broke ground Monday morning on an ATV trail that will replace a trail that parallels U.S. Highway 93 between Challis Dump Road and the Land of the Yankee For…

Benjamin J. Savage, 36, of Challis made his initial court appearance Monday morning on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of Challis resident and his coworker, Charles L. McBride, 23.

A new fundraiser for the Challis Area Chamber of Commerce helped about 100 people find a fun cure for their cabin fever.

Custer County’s natural resource-based economy depends on multiple use activities such as logging, ranching and mining, keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Dustin Miller, Idaho Department of Lands director, both said at Custer County Republicans’ Lincoln Day meeting Saturday.

Custer County Commissioner Wayne Butts considers his latest trip to Washington, D.C., the most productive of his career for making contacts with the heads of federal agencies to improve coordination with local Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management managers.

There’s been some controversy in the always highly competitive process to get a permit to float the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Main Salmon River among boaters using the www.recreation.gov website, Middle Fork Ranger Dennis Kuhnel told the Custer County commissioners March 11.

It’s springtime, so North Custer volunteer firefighters are springing out of the fire hall to extinguish controlled burns that get away from people as the annual season of burning fields, ditches and debris begins.

The body of Charles “Charlie” Lawrence McBride, 23, of Challis was found Sunday evening, March 24, up the Morgan Creek drainage northwest of Challis.

Custer County ranks as the Idaho county with the lowest tax burden on residents, according to a study conducted by SmartAsset.

Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary netted about $4,000 from last Saturday’s annual dinner and auction held this year in Mackay to make it easier for animal supporters there to show their support for Custer County’s only nonprofit animal shelter near Challis.

Highly erosive soil conditions caused by moisture have resulted in the closure of Discovery Hill Bluffs Road near Salmon, according to a news release from the Bureau of Land Management.

Felony drug charges against Justin and Angie Green of Challis have been dismissed, with District Judge Stevan Thompson declining to reconsider his ruling that a 2018 search of the Green’s apartment was unconstitutional. Marijuana and methamphetamine were found during that search.

Repairs to a washed-out section of Challis Creek Road should happen this spring, hopefully before high water, Challis-Yankee Fork District Ranger Kurt Pindel told Custer County commissioners and Challis City Council members earlier this month.

Seven members of the Challis academic team competed at the March 14 East Idaho regional science bowl competition sponsored and organized by INL.

A proposal to increase the rates charged for trash collection in Challis under a franchise agreement with Blue Mountain Refuse was discussed last week by the Challis City Council.

A permit that allows steelhead fishing in Idaho waters was issued to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game last week, which means two more river stretches are now open for steelhead fishing.

Students in first through 12th grades in Mackay and Challis schools participated in an animal-themed art contest arranged by the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary.

Challis school district voters overwhelmingly approved a supplemental levy in Tuesday’s election.

February shaped up as one for the record books as far as snow totals in Idaho, according to a report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Charles Edward Varney, 19, received a withheld judgment and was placed on probation for three years on a charge of felony injury to a child stemming from a Sept. 7, 2018, accident.

A Mackay man, halfway into a four-year probationary term for felony battery of a police officer, will have to remain on probation for at least another six months and pay his fines before being considered for early release, Judge Stevan Thompson decided.

The Butts Creek Point fire lookout has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to Salmon-Challis National Forest officials.

Four-year-old Alexis Lamb won’t eat dinner unless her best friend Prince is served first and can eat with the family. She climbs all over the rescue dog that Scott and Carrie Lamb adopted from Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary. She constantly dresses him in girly things.

President Carolyn Naillon urges North Custer Historical Society members to renew their memberships and attend the society’s annual meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15.

Yogi and Boo Boo may soon have to go back to Jellystone Park to steal picnic baskets, because Sawtooth National Recreation Area officials are proposing new food storage procedures in parts of the SNRA including campgrounds at Redfish Lake.

More water is being released from Mackay Reservoir this week, to drop the water level to offset incoming spring runoff, officials with the irrigation district and fish and game said in a news release.