An injured motorcyclist from Wood River Valley was helped out of the woods in the Antelope Creek drainage south of Mackay on June 20.

A 36-year-old Salmon man was killed Friday night when he failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 93 and his pickup collided with a pickup that was pulling a trailer.

State legislatures won’t be able to ban the transport of hemp through their states once the U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes hemp production regulations later this year, according to an advisory opinion from a lawyer for the ag department.

You could tell that Challis school board members were a bit jealous of fifth-grade students in Stephanie Strand’s class who reported on their BaseCamp experiences at the board’s June 12 meeting.

In April 2018, 9-year-old Christian Bolling was hiking with his parents and sister in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, near their home in Roanoke. While climbing some boulders, he lost his footing and fell down a rocky 20-foot drop, fracturing both bones in his lower left leg, his wrist, bot…

Scott Lamb has been appointed to the Challis City Council, replacing Katie Spence, who moved from Challis earlier this year.

The eight counties in the Eastern Idaho Public Health District are not being asked to increase their contributions to the district for the coming fiscal year, Geri Rackow told Custer County commissioners June 10. Rackow is the health district director.

A fairly routine $3.6 million general maintenance and operations budget for next year was approved by the Challis school board.

The family grows larger every year despite growing pains and course changes that have made the River of No Return Endurance Runs in Challis longer and more challenging.

Challis Trails Committee members are working to obtain access to trails on public land in the cliffs overlooking the north side of town, trails committee member Helen Winegarner told Challis City Council members on June 11.

North Custer Fire District officials plan to seek bids for a $1 million-plus Challis fire station next winter, project administrator Rick Miller of The Development Company and district Fire Chief Launna Gunderson told Custer County commissioners last week.

The family grows larger every year despite growing pains and course changes that have made the River of No Return Endurance Runs in Challis longer and more challenging.

Challis Trails Committee members are working to obtain access to trails on public land in the cliffs overlooking the north side of town, trails committee member Helen Winegarner told Challis City Council members on June 11.

North Custer Fire District officials plan to seek bids for a $1 million-plus Challis fire station next winter, project administrator Rick Miller of The Development Company and district Fire Chief Launna Gunderson told Custer County commissioners last week.

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on homelessness in eastern Idaho, focusing on the personal history of Pastor Jacqualine “Big Momma” Thomas, who is working to build supportive housing in the community. The series was compiled by the staff of the Idaho State…

BOISE (AP) — U.S. senators from Idaho and Oregon touted legislation they introduced to create an endowment to replace revenue lost by rural counties due to declines in timber cutting on federal lands.

Idaho ranked dead last nationwide in the amount of money the state allocates for educating each student from kindergarten through 12th grade, according to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Dozens of young men and women new to the work of rappelling out of a hovering helicopter to fight backcountry forest fires were trained in Salmon last week by personnel from Salmon Helirappellers and the Salmon-Challis National Forest’s Salmon Air Base.

Two open houses to hear comments about managing mule deer and white-tailed deer are scheduled in Challis and Salmon next week.

Challis students involved with the Custer County Coalition lunch and learn program are bound for a four-day Idaho drug-free youth leadership summit in Coeur d’Alene June 18-21.

Messenger advertisers and readers are reminded the new ad deadline is 4:30 p.m. every Friday.

Entering their third year of rescuing and finding homes for animals, personnel at the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary are looking forward to a busy summer.

Masons of Challis Lodge No. 92 recently awarded gift certificates for new bicycles to Challis Elementary School students as a reward for reading.

With 600 or so people expected in Challis this weekend for the River of No Return Endurance Runs, a couple of local men have staged a day-long concert to boost the festive atmosphere of the event.

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series on homelessness in Southeast Idaho. Today’s story focuses on local families who are struggling due to the rising cost of housing. It is a product of the staff at the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello.

The road to Grandjean campground, trailhead and dispersed areas beyond the Sawtooth Lodge remains closed following a June 3 landslide.

Rainstorms once again missed Saturday’s Challis Classy Chassis car show although clouds threatened as they often do this time of year.

Messenger readers and advertisers are reminded that starting next week, the Messenger is published on Wednesdays. The ad deadline is now 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

This was the year of tough bucking stock and teenage cowboys at the Spank Martiny Memorial Broncs and Bulls contest held June 1 in Challis.

A repeat alcohol and drug abuser was ordered to complete a second rider program in an Idaho Department of Correction facility for violating probation in a 2012 felony injury to a child case.

POCATELLO — Orbee wasn’t cut out to be a ranch dog, but the energetic border collie may play a key role in preventing the regional spread of a pesky noxious weed called dyer’s woad.

BOISE — The best thing Idaho could do to improve health in the state, according to the keynote speaker at the Idaho Health Care Summit, is something it’s already started, thanks to a November ballot initiative: Expand Medicaid.

RIGBY — A jury found Challis man Mark Wilson guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday after a three-day trial.

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part series on homelessness in Southeast Idaho, focusing on a homeless veteran. It is a product of the staff at the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello.

Idaho’s April weather was described as “a tale of two distinctive halves,” by Danny Tappa, the new reporting hydrologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Services.

The 2019 Challis FFA banquet was held on May 2 at the Challis Legion Hall. More than 50 people attended.

Custer County's unemployment rate in April increased slightly, to 4.3 percent, up from 4 percent in March and the same as April 2018, according to data from the Idaho Department of Labor.