Every tip that comes into the Custer County Sheriff’s Office in a 26-year-old missing person case in Challis continues to be checked out, according to a news release from Jail Administrator Linda Dubiel. Dubiel was the on-duty Sheriff’s Office dispatcher at the time of the incident.

Incumbent Challis school Trustee Trish Farr said if there was one thing she could change about the Challis school district, she would add more electives.

David Philps said the first thing he would work on if elected to the Challis School Board is open more lines of communication with parents and concerned citizens.

Hours that the visitor center at the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park is open were reduced this week.

Mackay FFA members cleaned up a stretch of highway on Sept. 17, as they’ve done every year for more than two decades.

Incumbent Stanley City Councilman Austin Clegg wants Stanley to remain as is because he doesn't want to see the town lose its authenticity.

An Idaho Falls man was sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison, fined $500 and assessed $885.50 in other court costs after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Custer County District Court.

Musician and historian Gary Eller told the tale of the Salmon River region at the Land of Yankee Fork State Park Sept. 19 through music, poetry and stories.

When more than 150,000 people gathered in August for a music festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, many thirsty concertgoers got a taste of Idaho — Mackay, Idaho, specifically.

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New bathrooms, a paved parking lot and a walkway are all planned at Challis city park next year.

Landowners and conservation professionals are excited about a new type of woody structure that mimics beaver dams. The benefits are similar — they store water, slow down runoff in streams, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

Two dozen Custer County residents spent a couple of hours telling a University of Idaho professor that the key to economic prosperity in central Idaho is access to natural resources.

“We need to take care of the animals of Custer County,” said Michelle Christianson, treasurer of Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary.

First Cobalt, which owns the Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Lemhi County, entered a $5 million loan agreement with Glencore AG on Aug. 26 to complete engineering, metallurgical testing, field work and permitting associated with a recommissioning and expansion of the First Cobalt refinery in Canada.

BOISE (AP)— Federal officials last week rejected one of Idaho’s requests for a waiver for Medicaid expansion, causing Gov. Brad Little and other Republican leaders to say the federal government “pulled the rug out from under us.”

A new access control system goes into effect at Mackay schools on Monday, Sept. 9, as school district officials continue to look for ways to ensure the security and welfare of students and staff.

Visitors are reminded that the visitor center at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve stays open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 28. After that, hours are reduced and the center closes at 4:30 p.m. each day.

Judging from the public comment the Department of Health and Welfare has received, immunization requirements and a couple of rules related to medical testing for newborns and child protective services could be hot topics as conversations occur around Idaho.

Farmers and ranchers can still sign up for the market facilitation program to get assistance from damages they’ve suffered because of foreign trade issues.

A prescribed burn on between 1,000 and 2,000 acres of forest land in Crane Basin and the McGowan Creek area about 15 miles southeast of Challis is planned, according to Forest Service officials.

Challis students return to their classrooms on Monday, Aug. 26, for a full day of school.

LEWISTON (AP) — Wilderness advocates and fans are upset over an Idaho Fish and Game airstrip built in the middle of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, but have little recourse to fight it.

An Arco man was sentenced July 17 to a minimum of two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to burglary in connection with thefts in Mackay during the New Year’s holiday this year.

BOISE — Central Idaho ranch owners want construction of a trail connecting the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley stopped and additional work to make it a smooth path for hikers and bikers prohibited.

With the merger of Jervois Mining and eCobalt, Jervois officials said in a news release they expect to be selling cobalt mined at the shuttered Idaho Cobalt Project in Lemhi County by 2021.

Brandyn Knight, who now lives in Rupert, was ordered to pay $507 in fines and court costs, received a withheld judgment, a suspended 90-day jail sentence and is on unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to using money that belonged to a search and rescue unit for his personal expenses.

Another Custer County Fair is in the record books.

SALMON — Local people told a panel addressing the state’s declining salmon and steelhead runs that there was no time to waste and no legal action that should be ruled out in an effort to save the fish that once crowded many Idaho rivers.

BURLEY (AP) — A Burley wildlife rehabber who was bitten by a rabid Twin Falls bat is undergoing treatment and says a state protocol needs to be put in place to ensure medical professionals are up to date on rabies bite treatment.

SALMON — Officials with a Canadian company exploring for gold near the former Beartrack Mine, roughly 13 miles west of Salmon, say preliminary indicators are promising but it could be years before any actual mining occurs — if ever.

SALMON -- Blues and Brews Fest, slated from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Sacajawea Center in Salmon, represents more than music, beverages and food for attendees.