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


Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m., the Challis Post Office will be locked until Monday, April 22 at 8 a.m.This is necessary for floor treatment. We are sorry for the inconvenience to our customers.

Vigil scheduled for this weekend
A candlelight vigil protesting the lack of action by Congress on a gun violence bill will be held Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., on Main Street in Challis in front of the courthouse.For more information, contact (208) 440-7577.

TCM requesting air quality permit
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received a request for an air quality permit to construct from Cyprus Thompson Creek Mining Company, Clayton.The permit will replace the company’s existing Tier II air quality operating permit that regulates emissions from its open pit mine and mill. It will allow the company to add new ...

Studded tires must be off May 1
Studded snow tires must be removed from motor vehicles in Idaho before May 1. The use of studded tires is legal in Idaho from October 1 through April 30 each year. A ticket would be a non-moving equipment violation with a fine of $67, according to the Idaho State Police.Studded tires are snow tires with small metal cleats embedded in the tread for ...

It’s time for co-ed softball sign-ups
Challis Co-ed Softball season is approaching and for anyone interested in playing, please contact Jessica Darrah, 879-2491. Sign-up deadline is May 3.There is a $10 participation fee and players must be at least 16 years old. Season will start in the middle of May and games are typically scheduled during the middle of the week around 7:30 p.m.

Clayton Area Historical Association will be holding a meeting Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at the home of Mike and Cheryl Kalenik.

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