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

Thursday August 21, 2014

Several roads wash out, Forest sees fire, rain
Several roads on the Salmon-Challis National Forest washed out over the past week, including one for the second time.The Forest Service portion of Challis Creek Road going up to Mosquito Flat Reservoir is once again closed after briefly reopening last week. It had been fixed and was passable but rough, and Public Affairs Officer Amy Baumer had ...

Mine announces layoffs
Thompson Creek Mine will lay off 30-35 workers effective August 27, General Manager Greg Hurless said this week, and the last Phase 7 molybdenum ore was expected to be mined out of the pit by the end of day shift Tuesday, August 19.The immediate layoffs will affect shovel operators, truck drivers and mine maintenance personnel, Hurless said. The ...

Conservation flying helps, EcoFlight founder says
EcoFlight, based in Aspen, Colorado does what founder Bruce Gordon calls conservation flying, all over the Rocky Mountain West.The nonprofit flies politicians, media representatives and concerned citizens over landscapes proposed for wilderness or other protection, plus areas already impacted by development. It also flies scientists studying ...

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