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The City of McCall submits letter to IDL about Payette Endowment Land

183,000 acres of land around Payette Lake and Little Payette Lake has received a great deal of attention over the last several months. From the Trident Holdings land swap proposal to the Idaho State Land Board creating a Payette Endowment...

McCall City Council votes to pass mask mandate with no medical exemptions

McCall City Council voted to pass a mask mandate following Central District Health lifting the mandate in Valley County. “I’m going to say that discontinuing the mask mandate at this point is rather like a marathon runner running a marathon...

Trident submits formal proposal for large (but reduced) McCall-area land swap

Trident Holdings formally submitted its application with the State of Idaho to swap timberlands in North Idaho for a significant area around Payette Lake in the McCall area. The 73-page document outlines Trident's idea to buy timberland, then exchange it...

New hostel, hotel and condo project proposed for Downtown McCall

McCall Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing for a design application and a request for a conditional use permit for a four-story mixed-use hostel and condominium building during their last meeting. The building would sit at 901 Second...

McCall City Council votes to ban homes larger than 10,000 square feet

The City of McCall will no longer allow the construction of new super-sized homes, part of a new ordinance about general development standards. Within the city’s updated zoning code is a new 10,000 square foot housing cap. The size...

Historic McCall mill whistle will sound again as part of new art piece

McCall City Council unanimously voted to approve Mill Whistle as the city’s latest public art piece. Mill Whistle will be in Brown Park near the shoreline. An area where five mills once stood and later burned down. Artist Amy Westover...

Idaho Department of Lands discusses McCall endowment land with stakeholder group & city council

The Idaho Department of Lands runs 183,000 acres of land around Payette Lake and Little Payette Lake. The land is at the center of a proposal from Trident Development to move the land to private hands. But the state continues on...

Tamarack’s future: Resort lays out big vision, including gondola, lodge, new lifts, terrain expansion and more

After nearly 40 years of ups and downs, the resort around West Mountain near Donnelly is poised to enter its next phase, with a big vision for the future of Tamarack Resort. About two years after new ownership took control,...

Moving 55? McCall, ITD study rerouting highway around tourist destination, making other upgrades

Republished by permission from the Star-News of McCall. Subscribe to the digital or print editions. Moving Idaho 55 from its current route through town to Deinhard Street and Boydstun Lane is under study by the City of McCall and the Idaho...

McCall City Council approves new COVID-19 health advisory

McCalls City Council approved a COVID-19 health advisory at last night’s meeting. Council voted to support Central District Health November 17 advisory and is asking everyone to do their best to follow the seven-section order. The seven-section order is as...

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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...