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McCall/W. Central Idaho

‘Uncomfortable’: St. Lukes McCall says escalating statewide COVID situation impacting Valley Co.’s primary hospital

St. Lukes McCall emergency medicine doctor Dr. Paddy Kinney says the hospital has been dealing with more severe cases of COVID-19 than they are...

Incentive programs: McCall looks for ways to keep up with affordable housing demand

It does not take long to notice the help wanted signs that cover store windows in McCall. The city has long dealt with worker...

‘New high:’ McCall COVID test rate spikes, adds city facility mask requirement

Starting September 17, the City of McCall will require masks in all city facilities following a spike in COVID-19 cases.  St. Lukes McCall Chief Operating...

Trident sues Idaho over McCall swap rejection; asks for Land Board to reconsider alleging ‘bias’

A Boise firm that hoped to trade 26 square miles of land in and around McCall with the State of Idaho's land endowment isn't...

‘Urging caution’: DEQ reports lab tests reveal cyanotoxins in Payette Lake

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is 'urging caution' after lab tests showed cyanotoxins in Payette Lake's North Beach lakebed. BoiseDev previously reported DEQ was...

Delays to return to Idaho 55 canyon construction zone

Drivers can soon expect delays on one of Idaho’s most heavily traveled highways. Idaho Highway 55 near Smith’s Ferry will be closed Monday through Thursday...

McCall will see first urgent care clinic with St. Luke’s project

McCall could soon have an urgent care clinic. St. Lukes plans to open an urgent care center in the 4,883 square foot Allen-Nokes building in...

With acute housing crunch, Tamarack looks to add hundreds of employee housing beds

Tamarack Resort could add over 500 beds for employee housing south of its main entrance on W. Mountain Rd.  Rental availability has long been a...

Algae bloom in Payette Lake? Officials still awaiting result of second tests

Last week BoiseDev reported the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality would perform additional tests on Payette Lake for an algae bloom caused by cyanobacteria...

You Asked: Why were so many trees cut down in Ponderosa State Park?

If you visited Ponderosa State Park near McCall this summer, you might have noticed big changes to some of the forested areas off the...

Dog becomes ill after swimming in Payette Lake, prompting algae bloom concern

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will perform additional tests on the water in Payette Lake near McCall, after a dog became sick after...

Health advisory issued for Cascade Reservoir

Central District Health has issued a health advisory for Cascade Reservoir.  After testing algal around the reservoir, CDH and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality...

‘Our town is busier:’ McCall City Council members vote to raise their salaries

The McCall mayor and council members will see a salary increase starting in January 2022. During the Thursday evening meeting, the council voted 4-1 to...

‘Rejected’: Large proposal to swap McCall lands to private control turned down by state

A proposal from Trident Holdings to purchase timberland in North Idaho and swap them for hundreds of acres of land controlled by the State...

Inside Idaho’s famous lake monster: Does Sharlie really exist?

Deep down in the dark waters of Payette Lake lurks the legend of McCall's very own Loch Ness Monster. Growing up, my imagination went wild...