As she was driving on Idaho Highway 75 last week, Challis resident Rochelle Andrada lost control of her vehicle, went off the road east of Challis and was killed after being ejected from the auto.

BOISE (AP) — Authorities used cellphone information from the now-deceased uncle of two missing Idaho children to find the youths' bodies on a rural property earlier this month, according to court documents.

On Nov. 26, 2019, Rexburg police learned 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old J.J. Vallow were missing after executing a wellness check on their mother’s townhouse. No children were to be found. Their mother, Lori Vallow, and her new husband, Chad Daybell, fled town the next day.

People have a new tool to navigate the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in the form of an interactive map that shows the maintenance status of trails.

For the last month construction of the new fire hall in Challis has been moving along with little interruption, which is something architect Richard Creason appreciates.

Driggs Mayor Hyrum Johnson passed a "mayoral emergency" ordinance July 2 requiring masks be worn in public and inside local businesses. Johnson told the Teton Valley News the decision was made to "empower" local businesses.

Children in need of something to do this summer may want to check out the summer reading program at the Challis Public Library. Because of coronavirus this year’s program utilizes an online platform.

People who get their mail at post offices, not their homes, should expect postcard alerts from the Census Bureau very soon.

Four juveniles, all traveling in one auto, were injured in a Monday night crash on Old Lemhi Road near Boots Road, east of Salmon.

Challis drinking water failed to meet turbidity standards set by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, which Mayor Mike Barrett attributed to technical issues.

Since the remains of missing children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old J.J. Vallow, were discovered about two weeks ago, more friends in their mother’s religious circle have come forward.

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Doug Hammond wants to trade a piece of his family’s property outside Challis for land the city was given by the Bureau of Land Management.

The Stanley library is currently open to patrons by appointment only during regular library hours, as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Two former residents of Diamond Peak Health Care in Challis claim during the coronavirus lockdown, staff at the facility didn’t follow physical distancing and sanitation standards, failed to adhere to state health codes and mistreated residents.

Idahoans who rent their place of residence and were affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for financial assistance through Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s housing preservation program.

A full list of COVID-19 recommendations for high school fall sports in Idaho won't be released until July 1, but the virus has already prompted some changes, according to Challis schools Superintendent Lani Rembelski.

Unforeseen circumstances forced Challis city officials and workers to schedule multiple construction projects this summer, which Challis Mayor Mike Barrett said is a rarity.

For a $10 donation, people can support Idaho’s deteriorating and underfunded non-motorized trails and receive a sticker from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

After a three-and-a-half hour sentencing hearing last week, Travis Leavitt was sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a 17-year-old Challis girl on June 17, 2019.

Challis students and teachers are hoping they can return to their classrooms in the fall, but the superintendent said that will come with strings attached.

While the Challis School District will get less money from the state because of the coronavirus-caused recession, it received a bump from the federal government in response to the virus.

Chad Daybell's attorney has filed a document stating Daybell will plead not guilty to various charges, according to court records dated June 12.

Idaho outfitters and guides have received guidance about what to tell their guests and how to plan trips as the state emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

Challis City Council members approved plans for a new building for the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, a Custer County Courthouse annex and an addition to the courthouse at their June 4 meeting, all of which must conform to the city’s zoning laws.

Volunteer firefighters spent nearly nine hours searching for and extinguishing tiny fires along U.S. Highway 93 on June 5, according to North Custer Rural Fire Chief Larry Garey.

When Challis Lanes bowling alley was heavily damaged in a fire last fall, owner Bill Baker said he intended to rebuild. However, it has proven a bigger challenge than he thought.

Savage Strong Fitness co-owner Meri Galvan reopened her business last month and she said she is happy members are out of their homes and back working out.

Volunteers and visitors are allowed back in the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary building, but Director Tirzah Stuart said only five people will be allowed in the building at a time. The office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

During a Wednesday court hearing in Fremont County for Chad Daybell, it was revealed that the two bodies found on his Sugar-Salem property are those of his current wife's children.

Custer County voters responded well to the state’s first absentee ballot-only primary election, with voter turnout hitting 56.6 percent, according to the Custer County Clerk’s Office.

Youths age 18 and younger who need various immunizations may get those during free clinics at Eastern Idaho Public Health offices in June.

The city of Salmon has received a $123,930 community oriented policing services hiring program grant from the Department of Justice.

With Gale Lim Construction workers putting the finishing touches on the gravel layer of the new runway at the Challis Airport, JUB Engineers Project Manager Kent Atkin said the last hurdle will be pouring and paving four inches of virgin-rock asphalt next week.

BOISE — Paulette Jordan, who garnered national attention in 2018 amid hopes from supporters she could become the county's first Native American governor, on Tuesday won Idaho's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Heath Perrine is the new Yankee Fork district ranger with the Salmon-Challis National Forest. He will begin the job on July 5.

To decrease the number of wild horses and burros in overpopulated herd management areas, scientists with the Bureau of Land Management have begun testing a new fertility control drug.

For many Idahoans, May 16 marked the day they could get a haircut for the first time in almost two months. According to local salon owners, they are wasting no time booking appointments.

Because Challis students still aren’t allowed to congregate in large groups, Challis schools Superintendent Lani Rembelski said the end-of-the-year awards ceremony was postponed and will be held in the fall.

Fish and Game offices across Idaho, including the Salmon office, are now open to limited foot traffic in phase 2 of the Idaho Rebounds plan.

BOISE — Self-employed residents will be able to tap into the $300 million in grant money Idaho has set aside to help small businesses financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Brad Little announced last week.

If remote schooling continues for the fall semester, Challis schools Food Service Director Sara Jones said her staff will be ready with hot meals for students, no matter how far they live from Challis.

South Custer Rural firefighters spent more than five hours fighting a brush fire on Houston Road in Mackay May 9 after someone tried to conduct a controlled burn.