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COVID-19 task force promotes prevention and provides resources

When COVID-19 reached Idaho, people in Valley County knew they had limited medical facilities. With intentions to limit the spread, the idea of a COVID-19 task force was born.  The COVID-19 task force formed...

Big road project will remake winding, dangerous part of Boise-McCall route

Drive between McCall and Boise often? Get ready for the orange barrels. And delays. Years of them. The Idaho Transportation will start work next month on a major project to...

‘Moral dilemma:’ How one Idaho rafting company dealt with the pandemic

Co-owners Lauren and Chris Demo, of Salmon Raft in McCall, faced one of the biggest decisions for their business and the greater good of their community: To stay open or close for rafting season. 

Tamarack ramps up bike park, adds new jumps and tracks

From novice to expert, mountain bikers will soon be able to try the new features at Tamarack's bike park. The pump track and jump park were designed for all levels of rides by...

Hotel McCall manager talks travel changes. For visitors ‘more to it’ than they first might think

Most businesses have made adjustments to follow various rules placed by officials to stay open.  David Carey, the general manager of Hotel McCall, believes that many people overlook other factors when they see businesses...

Deep Dive: What’s the future of the Payette Lake region? Huge land swap proposal spurs action

The future of a large portion of Valley County is at play, with a proposal to transfer more than 28,000 acres of land from the Idaho State Land Board's endowment to private ownership. The...

‘Quarantine by the lake:’ Amidst pandemic, cabin rental company sees business increase

Four months ago, Joel Hellerman, the owner of McCall Cabins, thought everything would take a turn for the worse within his business. He did not foresee many tourists coming to Valley County and renting a cabin. 

BoiseDev launches Future in Focus with expanded coverage of Sun Valley & McCall regions

Today, BoiseDev will launch a pair of related initiatives to add coverage of the economic recovery of two key tourism-backed economies: Sun Valley and McCall. We hired reporter Autum Robertson to provide extensive coverage...

Judge rules defunct golf course at Tamarack will stay split between ownership groups, for now

In 2018, when BoiseDev broke news that a new owner scooped up most of the assets of the Tamarack Resort near Donnelley, we told you that new owner Imperium Blue only snagged three of the 18 golf...

Back in Business: McCall Farmers’ Market opened today, new location

If you've been to McCall this summer, you may have noticed something missing: The Farmers' Market. Starting today, the market will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am - 1pm.
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Another record for Boise-area home sales; median price nears $400,000

If it seems like we're a broken record on broken records - we are.
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Festival’s cancellation leads to likely loss of millions in tourism spending

The annual Sun Valley event the Trailing of the Sheep Festival brings in thousands of tourists. Now, with the event canceled by...

High school students created ‘Ribbon of Jewels’ park tour to honor legacy of Boise women

Students from OneStone didn't let the pandemic stop them from celebrating their annual Empow Summit. OneStone is a student-led...

Econnmerce, clothing, RVs and more: Dozens of Idaho businesses hit ‘fastest-growing’ list

Inc. Magazine released its lists of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. A total of 27 Idaho-based businesses...

With drive-thrus booming, closed ice cream & burger stand will reopen in Boise

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened a store on Broadway Ave. in Boise. Less than two years later, shut it down.