Thu
18
Jan
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Another livestock grazing permit relinquished

Mackay area rancher Herb Whitworth is the second Custer County rancher to accept a voluntary buyout of his grazing permits for the Wildhorse allotment under Rep.

Thu
18
Jan
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2 Custer County women earn Republican honors

Lenore Barrett, the longtime Idaho state representative from Challis, shares stories during a recent visit to the Messenger office. Barrett recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Idaho Republican Party. Todd Adams photo

Two Custer County politicians were celebrated by members of the Idaho Republican Party and recognized at the recent winter meeting of party officials.

Thu
11
Jan
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Grants go to historic Bayhorse, Stanley buildings

Two temporary L-shaped rakers hold up this side of the old Bayhorse Hotel. The rakers were funded by a previous grant from Idaho Heritage Trust. Land of the Yankee Fork State Park photo

The old Stanley ranger station and Bayhorse ghost town received grants of $7,500 and $5,000, respectively, for restoration and stabilization projects.

Thu
11
Jan
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Co-ops pay $774,654 in capital credits

The two utility cooperatives based in Challis together paid out $774,654 in capital credits to members and heirs of deceased members in 2017.

Thu
11
Jan
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New sage grouse plans take effect with BLM

Updated policies for putting sage grouse habitat management plans into effect at the field level have been released by the Bureau of Land Management.

Thu
11
Jan
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Average start to season’s snowpack

The Big Lost River near Arco was running high on Dec. 21 when this photo was taken. Natural Resources Conservation Service photo

The first water supply outlook of 2018 shows watersheds across Idaho standing between 70 and 130 percent of normal.

Thu
11
Jan
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Forest officer disproves rumor about pulling gun

A Salmon-Challis National Forest law enforcement officer on Monday showed Custer County commissioners a body-camera video of an encounter he had with a local woodcutter on the forest three years ag

Thu
04
Jan
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Judge retains jurisdiction in Mackay case

Judge Alan Stephens has retained jurisdiction in the case of a former Mackay man who pleaded guilty to two felony counts of burglary.

Thu
04
Jan
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Custer Title changes hands after 33 years

Susan Swindell, Patsy Kindt and Ryan Millick stand outside the Custer County Title office on Main in Challis. Millick recently purchased the business from Kindt. She plans to continue working there for a year or so.

The torch has been passed to another member of the next generation of Challis businessmen and women.

Thu
04
Jan
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Al, Martha McCoy celebrate 65th anniversary

Al and Martha McCoy smile while at the Thanksgiving dinner held in November at the William Cobbley Senior Citizens Center in Challis. The couple just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Alvin and Martha McCoy of Challis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve, 2017, at their daughter Alvina’s house in Buhl.

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