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Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry will reopen after being closed for over two weeks

If you’re traveling from Boise to McCall this weekend, or vice versa, you no longer have to worry about Idaho Highway 55 closing at 3p.m. Starting this Friday, the stretch of highway near Smiths Ferry will reopen at 8 a.m....

McCall saw its economy take off during COVID-19, but concerns of ‘Boise on steroids’ loom for housing

A little more than a year has gone by since McCall and Valley County officials issued a travel advisory asking visitors, who don't live in the area, to stay away to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Since then, Valley County...

Closed by rockslide, Idaho 55 will reopen during limited hours

More than a week after a rockslide forced Idaho Highway 55 to close, the key route will partially reopen. Starting Wednesday, there will be one lane of alternating traffic open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Idaho Transportation Department...

Highway 55 will remain shut down until at least Tuesday

The Idaho Transportation Department says Highway 55 is still not safe for drivers and will remain closed until at least Tuesday. The road has been shut down in both directions for the past week after a rockslide hit the...

Land board to lift McCall-area endowment proposal moratorium, opening way for evaluation of Trident proposal

The Idaho Land Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to lift a moratorium on new applications for endowment land in the McCall area. The vote included a series of actions the panel made after hearing more than an hour...

Highway 55 shuts down due to rockfall near Smiths Ferry

You can't drive 55, for now -- as Idaho 55 remains closed in both directions, and crews say the area remains dangerous after a rockslide hit the road near Smith's Ferry Monday night. The Idaho Transportation Department reported no injuries...

Prepare for closures, delays: construction on main route to McCall to restart

If you’re traveling from Boise to McCall on Highway 55 be prepared for considerable traffic delays. Last year, the Idaho Transportation Department started working on a major project to improve Highway 55 between Smiths Ferry and Rainbow Bridge. Starting...

New details on McCall land swap emerge in less-redacted version of high-stakes proposal

BoiseDev obtained additional details on Trident Holdings' proposal to swap for endowment land around McCall, Idaho. Last month, we broke news that Trident formally submitted its proposal to the State of Idaho for a land exchange that would move a...

Tamarack Resort announces new pass that gives local kids free year-round lift access

Starting Memorial Day weekend, Tamarack Resort will offer a new SKY Pass. SKY (Students-Kids-Youth) is a program that rewards local children for their dedication to school and encourages more time for outdoor activities. The pass will give K-12 students enrolled in...

Long-standing McCall rental shop listed for sale

For the last 26 years, Cheap Thrills Rentals has supplied McCall residents and tourists with everything they need for an excursion at the lake or day in the snow. The business owners have now listed it for sale.  The listings description...

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Rite Aid rolling out revamped store format: ‘Apple Genius Bar’ approach to pharmacy

Rite Aid, which operates eight drug stores in the Boise and Meridian area, is rolling out a new store...