For $95,000 a year, plus a mileage reimbursement when she uses her auto to conduct official school business outside the district, Lani Rembelski will continue to work as the Challis schools superintendent and elementary school principal.

Semitrailers weighing up to 129,000 pounds could be allowed on the stretch of U.S. Highway 93 between Challis and Arco, depending on what people have to say during a two-week open comment period held by the Idaho Transportation Department.

After a recent visit to Kids' Park with his grandson, Mackay Councilman Greg Blackwell told the rest of the council the playground equipment needs to be replaced.

New hangars might be allowed at the Mackay Airport soon if City Council members come up with a contract and fee schedule for potential lessees, according to Mayor Wayne Olsen. Requirements, setbacks and fees are under review because the city has been getting more requests related to airport …

Salmon residents are so anxious to use the new Nep and Mary Ellen Lynch Center, some of them are already organizing basketball tournaments ahead of its completion.

Admitting he hadn’t made it to Challis in a few years, Idaho Transportation Department worker Brad Cook said he’ll be back later this month to finish applying new crosswalks on Main.

The Idaho Water Resource Board is permanently renting 19 Forest Service water rights historically used for irrigating pasture in the Sawtooth Valley to augment Salmon River watershed flows and benefit fish.

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.1 percent in April, dropping slightly from 3.2 percent in March.

Drilling has resumed at Revival Gold’s Beartrack-Arnett project in Lemhi County. Plans call for drilling five holes to depths of about 8,200 feet in the Joss target, according to Revival’s President and CEO Hugh Agro. Revival Gold has hired Major Drilling America to do the summer drilling wo…

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Challis resident John VanAlfen was sound asleep in his Ninth Street home late the night of May 31 when an electrical fire melted wires under the hood of his pickup causing the horn to suddenly blare.

A two-vehicle crash reported around 9:30 p.m. June 2 left U.S. Highway 20 near Atomic City closed for five hours.

With only a few more percentage points to go as of May 28, Custer County residents are nearly 40 percent fully vaccinated from the coronavirus, which is half of what health officials want to reach by September.

Challis City Council members approved modifications to a structure being built near the Challis Public Library, despite the additions being installed before a permit was applied for or approved.

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a 24-hour-old mask-mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an "irresponsible, self-serving political stunt."

An electric vehicle charging station is coming to Mackay, City Councilman Greg Blackwell told his fellow council members and the mayor.

Custer County commissioners, with help from the Custer Economic Development Association, will resume efforts to build a jail in Challis.

Construction at the new fire hall in Challis resumed last week, after several months on hold because a $175,000 grant was secured by the North Custer Rural Fire District.

BOISE (AP) — Some Idaho taxpayers will see a one-time tax rebate this summer as part of the income tax legislation passed earlier this year.

BOISE (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to allow the state Legislature to intervene in two lawsuits that challenge the same restrictive voter initiative law, meaning taxpayers will pay for two separate legal teams in each case.

CALDWELL (AP) — The fast growing city of Caldwell is stopping all new residential development for four months because city leaders say a new property tax law could put its citizens in “imminent peril” by straining public safety service. Officials say other cities are considering similar moves.

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed four watered-down versions of previous bills that he vetoed on limiting a governor’s powers during declared emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic. He signed all four bills May 10 and took the rare step of sending transmittal letters to the Legisla…

BOISE — Gov. Brad Little is ending Idaho’s participation in all federal coronavirus pandemic unemployment compensation programs so that employers can get workers back on the job.

After Custer County commissioners finish their regular meeting at Mackay City Hall on Wednesday, May 26, they plan to conduct two public hearings related to increasing planning and zoning fees and a burn ordinance for the South Custer Rural Fire District.

Idaho’s burn season changed May 10, like every year, and people need permission from state and local agencies before burning in their yards or fields.

Now the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer has been approved for Idaho youths between the ages of 12 and 15, Mimi Taylor with Eastern Idaho Public Health said people in Custer County can start scheduling their children’s vaccinations.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the Challis High School graduation ceremony, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 in the gym. No COVID-19 restrictions will be in place.

BOISE — Republican and Democratic lawmakers last week offered differing views on the outcomes of Idaho's longest ever legislative session after lawmakers grappled with challenges brought on by fast growth and an influx of new residents straining roads, schools and tax fairness policy.

The world’s mountain glaciers have melted 31 percent faster in the past 15 years than in the previous 15 years, scientists concluded after taking three-dimensional satellite measurements around the world.

Phase one of a project to improve the trailhead to Mount Borah by adding parking spots, campsites and vault toilets will have to wait until at least 2023 since federal funds for the work weren’t awarded this year.

A Stanley man will be allowed to continue landing his airplanes on an airstrip in a field on his ranch, the Custer County Planning and Zoning Commission decided last week.

About 1.1 million coronavirus vaccine doses have bee administered in Idaho. More than half a million Idahoans have received both shots.

About 1 million sockeye salmon smolts were released ahead of schedule from the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery after a “high-intensity runoff” killed several thousand young fish.

Challis city workers ramped up the clear well to meet the city’s summer water needs last week after Department of Environmental Quality officials gave them permission.

BOISE — A conservation group is asking the U.S. government to cut off millions of dollars to Idaho that is used to improve wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities because of legislation that could lead to 90 percent of the state’s wolves being killed.

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law a measure that could lead to killing 90 percent of the state's 1,500 wolves in a move that was backed by hunters and the state's powerful ranching sector but heavily criticized by environmental advocates.

BOISE — Two groups on Friday filed a lawsuit with the Idaho Supreme Court challenging the state's new law making it more difficult to get voter initiatives or referendums on ballots.

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, which dipped to the lowest level since the Great Depression, though different forces are powering the population booms in Utah and Idaho.

BOISE — Authorities say they are trying to determine what prompted a young girl to open fire at Rigby Middle School, one of the few school shootings in which the suspect is female.

Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson stated at a press conference May 6 that a sixth-grade girl was the shooter at Rigby Middle School earlier the same day.