Serving Challis and Custer County, Idaho Since 1881. The Challis Messenger is published every Thursday.

Thursday August 14, 2014

Hiker rescued after fall
Custer County Search and Rescue volunteers and others rescued a 62-year-old hiker in the Boulder-White Clouds Monday after the man fell and broke his leg while descending a steep scree chute above Washington Lake.Dennis Dombroski of Reno, Nevada was hiking to the south-southeast above Washington Lake on Sunday with friend Gary McMahon of Meridian. ...

Goat Fire closes wilderness trail; type 3 team takes over
The 469-acre Goat Fire, burning about two miles above the confluence of the Middle Fork and Main Salmon rivers, has closed a wilderness trail and grown in size since last week and now has a Type 3 incident command team assigned to fight it.The trail closure is in place for Horse Heaven wilderness trail #6172, from its junction with forest trail ...

Challis hosts another successful Braun Brothers Reunion
Challis hosted another successful Braun Brothers Reunion (BBR) last weekend, making it the eleventh annual three-day event here.While organizers Muzzie and JoAnn Braun hadn't yet tallied all the numbers earlier this week, he said attendance was above average and up compared to last year when about 3,000 people attended Saturday's concert, 2,500 ...

Custer has most stable court, judges say
The Custer County Commissioners got the usual good news about the county's stable court system from Seventh Judicial District court officials in their annual report earlier this summer.With one exception, the news Administrative Judge Darren Simpson, Judge Alan Stephens and Trial Court Administrator Burt Butler told the commissioners on June 9 was ...

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