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‘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.

Star News: More Shore Lodge workers test positive for COVID-19

By Tom Grote / The Star-News Republished by permission from the Star-News of McCall. Subscribe to the digital or print editions. More employees at Shore Lodge and Whitetail Club in McCall have...

McCall will require face masks in public: when it will take effect and details

The City of McCall is the latest Idaho government to mandate wearing face coverings in public. The McCall City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night to consider two options around masks, ahead of...
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‘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...

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