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New general manager joins Messenger staff

Shelley Ridenour is the new general manager of The Challis Messenger. Here she’s shown at the final news interview she conducted in Arizona earlier this month.

Ridenour comes to Challis from Casa Grande, Arizona, where she lived for the last five years, working as an editor of the daily newspaper in Casa Grande, as a reporter at a weekly metropolitan pape

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Kite flying in Stanley

A successful launch. Anna Means photos

The A.J.

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Judge sentences Mackay man to probation on drug charge

Judge Alan Stephens last month sentenced a Mackay man to four years of probation on a felony drug possession charge and ordered him to apply to a problem-solving court for help with substance-abuse

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Man sentenced to rider for Challis rape

A Challis man was sentenced to a rider program in a minimum-security prison on a felony rape charge.

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Lost River, Butte economic development groups split

Custer County Commissioners learned last month of a split between Lost River Economic Development and Butte County’s economic development group, the Arco Butte Incubation Center.

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Challis, Clayton offer plenty of fun for the 4th

Fireworks explode over Peck’s Hill and are reflected in Blue Mountain Fish Pond in this blast from a past Independence Day. Todd Adams photo

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in and around Challis.

There are full days of events scattered around Challis and Clayton.

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Enduring the River of No Return runs

Runners in the 25K event stand out against the sky on the ATV trail between Challis and the junction of Highways 93 and 75. Todd Adams photos

Runners in the 25K event stand out against the sky on the ATV trail between Challis and the junction of Highways 93 and 75.

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Runners say Challis volunteers ‘world class’

A man and his trusty dog, Todd Kirk and Remington, ran the 25K River of No Return Endurance Run together. This is Challis, after all, a dog-friendly town. See more photos on Page 7. Todd Adams photos

Snow and mud made conditions harder and slower, but local volunteers made Challis’ fourth annual River of No Return Endurance Runs a world-class experience, elite long-distance runners told race fo

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School board balances budget with surplus, carryover

Trustee Ron Rembelski (left) accepts a plaque, card and gift from his fellow trustees at his last meeting on June 14 after serving on the Challis school board since 2006. Board Chairman Brett Plummer made the presentation. Todd Adams photo

Trustees of Challis Joint School District #181 plugged a $70,000 deficit and balanced their $3.35 million 2017-2018 budget last week by using forest reserve funds and an anticipated carryover.

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Tree falls on power line, causes outage

A tree that fell on a Salmon River Electric Cooperative (SREC) power line near Torrey’s caused a power outage for a couple of hours Monday evening, June 12.

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