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McCall city council approves multi-million dollar improvement plan for golf course

The McCall city council approved a plan for improvements to the McCall Golf Course. The course master plan estimates $3.7 million in total work. Eric McCormick, the golf course director says the most notable improvements are updated cart paths and...

McCall’s hospital gets big upgrades with $40-million project

St Luke’s McCall is undergoing a major expansion with half of the hospital not seeing major improvement in 60 years. COVID-19 slowed down construction for a bit, but St. Luke’s Chief Nursing Officer, Amber Green says they are still on...

How busy was McCall this summer? Tax data shows boom, despite pandemic

McCall’s Local Option Tax report for the summer is in. The LOT receipts help paint a picture of tourism in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic. McCall has two different local option taxes that are required for people doing business...

Tamarack Resort announces pass options and changes ahead of 2020-21 season

Tamarack Resort has announced its pass options and changes for the upcoming winter season.  Passes Tamarack has created the Boundless Pass, essentially an all-season pass with benefits like access to kayak rentals and free yoga classes through spring, summer and fall....

Photo tour: Idaho 55 work zone down to one lane with machinery, rock in narrow canyon

Late last week, we drove through the Idaho Highway 55 canyon between Smith's Ferry and Round Valley. The Idaho Transportation recently started a two-year project to revamp a stretch of the road. Crews will widen the two lanes...

Motel goes through remodel & makes COVID-safe changes

Almost two years ago, Kyle Enzler bought the Scandia Inn Motel. It started out as a hand-built motel in McCall in the ’70s. Though he liked the charm of the place, Enzler knew it was time for a remodel....

Restaurants look for find COVID-safe solutions with colder weather quickly approaching

With colder weather on the horizon in Valley County, officials and business owners got together for a “restaurant roundtable.” The intention of the roundtable was to see how different business owners in the area fared in the summer and find...

Brundage Mountain Resort announces 2020 preliminary winter season plans

Brundage Mountain Resort announced its preliminary plans for the upcoming winter season. Plans for the winter season After a busy summer, general manager Ken Rider says he feels confident about the quickly approaching winter season and announced Brundage would not be...

Apparent glitch leads to 2+ hour delays in Idaho 55 project

The first weekend of a multi-year project to improve a key portion of Idaho Highway 55 led to long delays for travelers. As BoiseDev first reported last month, the Idaho Transportation Department started work to widen and improve the road...

Get ready: Big project to revamp link between Boise & McCall starts today

Last month, BoiseDev broke news of a major construction project that will impact drivers between the Boise area and greater McCall in the next few years. Crews started work on the major revamp of about a mile of Highway 55...

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Special prosecutor to look into process of Labrador appointment to CDH, new candidates to be named

The Ada County Commission will again consider its appointment to the Central District Board of Health at a meeting...