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

Thursday May 05, 2016

SREC faces challenges, keeps lights on
BY TODD ADAMS. Salmon River Electric Cooperative once again batted nearly a thousand, keeping the lights on 99.999 percent of the time during the past year. They did it despite a 65-year-old system, increasing wholesale costs and challenging changes in the electric power industry.That was the word from co-op managers to members at the annual ...

Officers investigate Challis burglary
BY TODD ADAMS. Custer County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary where furniture and other items stored in the old Silver Messenger building on Fourth Street in Challis behind Bux's bar were reported stolen on April 29.The items, belonging to William and June James, were stolen earlier this spring, Deputy Levi Maydole told The Challis ...

School board considers tougher graduation requirements
BY TODD ADAMS. A committee of teachers has recommended more rigorous high school graduation requirements, starting with students in the Class of 2020.Trustees of Challis Joint School District #181 were supportive but took no action on the proposal at their April 13 meeting, noting that for it to become policy, a draft must first be written and ...

Two arrested, charged with grand theft auto
BY TODD ADAMS. Two Salt Lake City men were arrested last week and are in custody at Custer County Jail, facing multiple charges of grand theft auto in Utah and Idaho.Nickolas Joseph Rasmussen, 22, and Luke James Payne, 20, are being held on $250,000 bonds, and both are scheduled for preliminary hearings before Judge James Barrett May 9 on felony ...

Sheriff, commission candidates profiled
BY TODD ADAMS. Biographical profiles on the Republican candidates running for Custer County Sheriff and Commissioner in the May 17 primary election appear below.Next week, The Challis Messenger plans to run profiles of Idaho legislative candidates Rep. Merrill Beyeler of Leadore and challenger Dorothy Moon of Challis and the Yankee Fork.SheriffTwo ...

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