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


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A family birthday lunch was held on Saturday at noon honoring Mabel Piva on her 90th birthday. Happy Birthday and Congratulations, Mabel, on this very special milestone!Rod and Karlene Evans recently returned home after spending two weeks in Oregon where they enjoyed visiting with their daughter, Lorenda Smith, and spending time on the beach. ...

Mountain Transitions

Cactus flowersLark sparrows sing in nearby sage and shrubs. They may be passing through on a late migration or perhaps they are finding nesting sites here on Thorny Bar. Sometimes they favor deep cover and others sing from open, high places. Theirs is a varied song, sometimes reminiscent of larks, at others not unlike bass toned industrial warning ...

Good old days of Custer County
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGOJune 22, 1989Three Alaskan residents, two men and a woman, lost their lives in a plane crash near Torreys Tuesday afternoon. According to Dispatcher Jan Spiker, the sheriff's office received a phone call from Robert Smith at 1:21 p.m. saying that a plane had gone down across the river and was burning approximately one and a ...

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