Monthly Archives: April 2022

Road Reports Apr 27, 2022

It is Rock Migration Season. Please share road reports. Spring travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are mostly bare. We received over a quarter inch of rain on Tuesday. Most of the snow has melted except in the deep shade. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Report Friday (April 22) clear and only 10 minute delay for Smiths Ferry Flaggers.
Hwy 55 Construction Announcement from ITD 4/5/22
Full road closures on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry will begin on April 11, 2022. Drivers can expect closures Mon.-Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside of those hours, the road will be open to one-way alt traffic.
Drivers should plan ahead to avoid delays and use U.S. 95 as an alternate route when possible. link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Wednesday (April 27) Big Creek summit received a couple inches of snow from Tuesday’s storm. Mail truck driver reported some “hard slush” going over the summit this morning.
Report Friday (April 22) road was snow free all the way.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (April 27) mail truck driver said the road was snow free and there was a scattering of small rocks.
Report Monday (April 25) “Road was snow free in its entirety. Rocks and trees and potholes in the usual places but otherwise good overall condition. Got a dashcam video of a golden eagle scavenging something on the road.” – SA

Report Sunday (April 24) “South Fork is great.”
Report Friday (April 22) “no snow, a sprinkling of small rocks. A little bit of traffic and campers.”
Note: starting March 15th the road maintenance goes back to the FS from the county. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (April 27) mail truck driver reports the county is working on grading the road and cleaning ditches.
Report Sunday (April 24) “Potholes are plentiful and in full bloom on the East Fork road.”
Report Friday (April 22) the lower part somewhat graded, scraped off the wash boards and rocks, but watch for pot holes and a sprinkling of new rocks.

Upper Johnson Creek Road (Trail): Closed to wheeled vehicles.
No current report.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open
Report Sunday (April 24) Road is snow free at least as far as Wapiti Meadow Ranch and has been “dragged” recently.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek.
Report Wednesday (April 6): from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum
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Apr 24, 2022 The Yellow Pine Times

Apr 24, 2022 The Yellow Pine Times – Valley County, Idaho

Reminder: We are still under a boil water order.
Some folks are not receiving the Yellow Pine Times email, please check your Spam folder.

Community Calendar:

Apr 17, 2020 – Boil water order in effect
Oct 27, 2021 – Transfer Station on Winter Schedule
Nov 1, 2021 – Winter Mail Delivery Starts
2022
Apr 29 – Arbor Day
Mar-May – Spring Rx burns
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo party 3pm Community Hall
May 8 – Mother’s Day Brunch Community Hall
May 28 – Memorial Potluck 2pm Community Hall
Jul 2 – 4th of July golf tournament
Jul 3 – YPWUA Shareholders Meeting
(details below)
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Local Events:

Cinco de Mayo May 5th

A Cinco de Mayo party will be held at the Community Hall at 3pm on May 5. The food will be provided by the VYPA Council as an appreciation for our village community.
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Mother’s Day Brunch May 8th

Mother’s Day brunch will be held at the Community Hall on Sunday May 8 at 12 noon. Food will be provided. Donations appreciated. All donations will contribute to the village’s funds.
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Memorial Potluck Saturday May 28th

Memorial Potluck at the Community Hall. Burgers and Brats provided. Please bring a side dish if you would like.

Stay tuned for more details…


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Krassel RD Prescribed Burns Spring 2022

The Krassel Ranger District plans to apply fire to approximately 2,500 acres within the Bald Hill project area (east of Yellow Pine); 2,000 acres in the Four Mile project area along the South Fork of the Salmon River near the Miners peak trail, and 70 acres around Krassel Work Center.
Ignitions may occur over 2-7 days in the months of March through May Flame, smoke and hazards may be present in the area until significant precipitation or season ending weather is received. If you have any questions or comments please contact Dave Hogen Krassel District Ranger at 208-634-0600

(Same map from last fall.)
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Golf Tournament July 2nd

The annual 4th of July golf tournament will be on Saturday, July 2nd at 10(ish). All proceeds will be used to improve the golf course (improving the greens, signs and tees. More information to follow. Contact Joel or Marj Fields with questions, sponsorships or donations at fieldsmarjie @ yahoo.com


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YPWUA Shareholders Meeting July 3rd

The yearly shareholders meeting will be Sunday July 3rd at 10am. There will be two positions up for elections.

There has been some question on who can vote and can run for office. You must be a shareholder with the Yellow Pine Water Users Association to be able to vote and run for office. If you have any questions about being a shareholder, please contact me.

Thank you – Steve Holloway
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Village News:

Transfer Station Cleanup

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photo courtesy Adam

About 10-12 locals thoroughly cleaned up the transfer station Saturday April 23rd. Thanks to Kat for organizing. The woody debris pile was also tidied up thanks to Cecil.
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Spring Buttercups

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April 20, 2022 photo courtesy LI

“Fawn lilies will be blooming soon.”
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April 19th

For those of you who remember Mayor Chappy, this would have been his 77th birthday. Rest in peace, Pard.
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Watkins Pharmacy Update April 20th

Greetings! We will be painting the temp pharmacy in two weeks. There have to be some structural changes inside the space to ensure the pharmacy is secured and satisfy state regulations. In order to do that the new owner of the building, with his architect, have to have his building permit and plans approved by the city before we can modify anything under the permit. So we are probably looking at a date around June 1st at this point. Thank you for asking! Amber Watkins
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Attention Yellow Pine Water Users

You may now apply to WICAP for help with your water bill under the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). You may apply for help with your past-due, as well as your current bill.

Application may be made in person at the WICAP office in Cascade, 110 W. Pine St. You may also apply by phone at 208 454-0675, or on-line at wicap.org.
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Notice – Deadline

In order to have your item posted in that week’s paper you must email it in by Noon on Sunday.

A reminder – if your group or business want an event, photo, minutes, news or advertising posted in the Yellow Pine Times, please write what you want posted in text form (for copy/paste) and send it by email. Remember to include the “who, what, when, where and why.” Images or groups of images must be under 10 megs per email.
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Arnold Aviation News:

Customers New Deadline – Please email your shopping list by Sunday evening so they are ready to print early Monday morning.

Attention Mail Route Customers – FedEx Ground has changed their policy, and they will no longer pay for Mail Plane or Truck freight. If you can avoid it, we strongly encourage you to use UPS or USPS to receive packages. If you do order a FedEx Ground package, you will be billed for: Air Freight @ $0.45/lb, or Mail Truck Freight @ $0.05/lb. We are truly sorry this is the case, and are working very hard to make sure you still receive your orders. – Arnold Aviation
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Road News

Link: to current road reports.

Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum

Hwy 55 summer road construction starts March 14, 2022
link:

South Fork Road: As of March 15th the road maintenance reverts back to the Forest Service. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek
from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam

Upper Johnson Creek road at Landmark, Profile Gap, Lick Creek, Elk Summit, Thunder Mountain and Deadwood roads are closed to wheeled vehicles. These roads are not maintained. Travel at your own risk.
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Critters

20190429Dump2-bBe Tick Aware
Ticks are out early this year, 1st report Feb 11th.

* After being outdoors check for ticks. Remove any that are attached.
* Tumble any clothing in a hot dryer for 10 minutes. That should kill any ticks left in the clothing.
* When hiking outside where there are ticks, wear long clothing. Tuck the ends of pants into socks.
* Use a bug repellent to shoes, socks and exposed skin.

Be Elk Aware

Elk are hanging around the village, please watch for them on local streets. There have been a couple of near misses reported.

Be Wolf Wary

Report Saturday, Feb 12, wolves howling around the upper end of the village, and two were in a residential yard. F&G confirms there is a pack of 6 wolves in our valley.

* Always keep children nearby and in sight.
* Keep pets leashed and under control.

Be Bear Aware

Bears will be coming out of hibernation soon and hungry.

* Keep trash cans inside a garage or shed until the morning of pick-up.
* Take down bird feeders in the spring.
* Do not store coolers, freezers or refrigerators outside where bears can reach them.

Be Coyote Aware

* Remove or secure attractants, such as pet food, trash or dog feces.
* If you have a potential living food source for coyotes, such as chickens, secure their coops with wire mesh fences at least five feet high.
* Don’t leave your dog outside unsupervised.
* If possible, ensure your property boundaries are secure by keeping fences in good repair and letting your dogs out for bathroom breaks only in fenced areas, particularly at night. The American Kennel Club recommends solid fences of at least 6-feet tall, and buried in the ground at least 18 inches, and says that “coyote rollers” can provide additional deterrence.
* If your property is not fenced, turn on outside lights and make noise before letting your dog outside, and consider taking your dog out on a lead for nighttime bathroom breaks.
* Clear away brushy areas around your property that coyotes may see as safe denning or hiding spots.

Be Fox Aware

* Do not feed foxes human food
* Feed domestic pets indoors
* Make sure your pets are updated on Rabies vaccines
* Small pets could become a snack

Photo taken Jan 18, 2021 by AP

Be Cougar Aware

A big cat had been hanging around the upper part of the village this winter. Watch your small pets and do not leave food outside.

photo courtesy NH
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Yellow Pine US Mail

The 3-day a week mail delivery started November 1st. The Post Office in Yellow Pine is open six days a week year around: M-F 845am-245pm Saturday 9am-245pm. Forever Stamp: 58 cents. Support our local post office and purchase your holiday stamps here.
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Yellow Pine Transfer Station

Report April 23: Bins emptied and transfer station cleaned by locals.

Locals have worked hard to clean up the area, please be respectful.

20190429Dump2-bYellow Pine Transfer Station (aka, the dump)

Please do not abuse our Transfer Station or we may lose it. Household trash must be placed in the bins, flattened cardboard boxes can also go into the bins. Do not stack trash in front of the doors. Woody yard debris only for the burn pile. No furniture, appliances, tires or construction debris allowed, those items must be hauled out to the Donnelly station by you.

The Yellow Pine Transfer Station is Valley County responsibility. If it is not kept tidy, use of the Transfer Station may be revoked. That would result in residents having to take all household trash and yard waste to the Donnelly Transfer Station.

If Dumpsters Are Full, Contact Lake Shore Disposal at: (208) 634-7176

Dump Tips

Do you know where your trash goes after it leaves Yellow Pine?

90 tons per week of Valley Co.’s solid waste comes to the Adams Co. landfill. (Valley Co. has a contract with Adams Co.) When Valley Co.’s weekly trash exceeds 90 tons, the rest is then taken to Payette. The more garbage, the more cost in transferring it further away.

Tips to reduce trash:

1. When purchasing groceries refuse plastic bags as they reek havoc at the Adams Co.’s landfill, causing problems with equipment.

2. Garbage: recyclables, compost, trash

If each household would have containers for these three categories this is the place to start.

– B. Dixon
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Local Groups

YPWUA News:

Water Use

04/14/22 22865324 28913 24 1205 20 T 2066
04/15/22 22895796 30472 24 1270 21 F 1559
04/16/22 22921411 25615 24 1067 18 S 4857
04/17/22 22948489 27078 24 1128 19 S 1463
04/18/22 22974460 25971 24 1082 18 M 1107
04/19/22 23000939 26479 24 1103 18 T 508
04/20/22 23027492 26553 24 1106 18 W 74
04/21/22 23053853 26361 24 1098 18 T 192
04/22/22 23079391 25538 24 1064 18 F 823
04/23/22 23106130 26739 24 1114 19 S 1201
04/24/22 23133763 27633 24 1151 19 S 894

We are still under a Boil Order. Please conserve water.

DRINKING WATER WARNING April 11, 2022
Yellow Pine Water Users PWS 4430059 BOIL WATER ADVISORY Due to insufficient treatment
We routinely monitor the conditions in the drinking water distribution system. On 4-19-2020 we experienced a period of insufficient treatment due to extreme water demand which exceeded the capacity of the treatment system. A drop in water pressure is a signal of the existence of conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through backflow, by backpressure, or back-siphonage. As a result, there is an increased chance that the drinking water may contain disease-causing organisms.
What should I do?
* DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.
Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
* Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
* The symptoms above are caused by many types of organisms. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
What is being done?
Efforts are under way to curtail water use. Once water use is diminished, the water treatment system will again be operational and the boil water order can be lifted
We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 365 days.
For more information, please contact Warren at 208-573-6261 or wdrake @ drakediversified.com
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by Yellow Pine Water Users Assoc.
PWS ID #: 4430059. Date distributed: 4-11-22.

Water Conservation Tipsyellowmellow

1. Turn OFF the tap when you brush your teeth
Pretty much everyone runs the tap whilst brushing their teeth, when in fact you only need water at the beginning and the end (to wet the brush and rinse it).

2. Try and conserve water when using the toilet
We’ve heard a simple saying for this “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown flush it down”.
Also don’t use the toilet as a bin, every time you throw a small bit of trash and flush the toilet 5 gallons is gone.

3. Shorten your shower and turn it off when you can
You can also turn the shower off in between, wet yourself, lather up then turn the water off. When you’re ready turn it on and rinse off.

4. If you have any dripping taps – FIX THEM.
A single dripping tap can waste 4 gallons of water a day (or more) or 1450 gallons of water a year.

YPWUA 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting July 3, 2022
YPWUA 2021 Annual Shareholder Meeting July 4, 2021 Link: to 20210704 YPWUA minutes
YPWUA 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting July 5, 2020 link: to 20200705 YPWUA minutes

Water Board:
Steve Holloway
Willie Sullivan
Dawn Brown
Stu Edwards
Candy Hardisty
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VYPA News:

April 6, 2022 Village Council meeting to fill vacant chairperson position.

Village of Yellow Pine Association:
Hailey Harris, Chairman
Josh Jones, Vice Chairman
Jen Aldrich, Secretary
Ronda Rogers, Treasurer
Rhonda Egbert, Member at Large

Cemetery Committee:
Ron Basabe
Marj Fields
Ron Earl

Sept 11, 2021 – VYPA Meeting minutes link:
Aug 14, 2021 VYPA Meeting Canceled (lack of quorum.)
July 10, 2021 VYPA meeting minutes link:
June 12, 2021 VYPA Meeting Minutes link:

VYPA Meetings are the 2nd Saturday of June, July, August, and September at 2:00pm at the Community Hall.
2022 Meeting dates:
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10

VYPA Bylaws adopted 8/8/2020 (link)
YPAC Corp Bylaws (link)
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YPFD News:

If you have an emergency, please call 911

Meeting Minutes

Apr 3, 2022, Fire Commissioners Meeting (minutes forthcoming)
Feb 24, 2022 Fire Commissioners Special Meeting Link:
Jan 30, 2022 Fire Commissioners Meeting Link:
Jan 10, 2022 YPFD Special Meeting Link:
Jan 9, 2022 YPFD Special Meeting (no minutes yet.)
Nov 23, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Nov 8, 2021 AAR Report (Hopeless) Link:
Oct 31, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Oct 14, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Sep 27, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Sep 18, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Sep 11, 2021 YPFD Budget meeting Link:
Aug 28, 2021 – YPFD Meeting to discuss election (no notes taken.)
Jul 10, 2021 – YPFD Meeting Minutes. Link:
Jun 12, 2021 – YPFD Meeting Minutes. Link:
May 15, 2021 – YPFD Meeting Minutes. Link:
Sep 30, 2020 YPFD budget meeting. (No minutes yet.)

If you are burning any piles of forest litter and debris – please have a connected and charged garden hose that can reach your piles. If your hose cannot reach where you are burning, follow the good advice of having a shovel, axe, and water bucket at the scene. Rake away from anything that could ignite. Stop burning if winds become an issue. Make sure your fire is out before you leave the area. Nothing like getting surprised by an escaped fire in the middle of the night!

Better yet, “Rake It and Take It” your yard waste (limbs, pine needles, brush, etc.) to the burn pile at the Transfer Station on the south end of the turn-around. Remember, keep the pile neat. Woody debris only, no nails, no cardboard and no furniture! The Boise NF will burn the pile in the fall when it is safe.

Yellow Pine Fire Protection District Community Service Notice
The purpose of this letter is to show how you as a Yellow Pine Resident can help protect your structure against a wildland fire by being “Fire Wise.” Click the link: to view 20190724 Yellow Pine Fire Protection mitigation

Valley County Wildfire Evacuation Checklist
A wildfire evacuation checklist that property owners in the Yellow Pine area might find useful. link: Valley County Evacuation Checklist – 2021

YPFD COVID19 Policy
link: YPFD Covid-19 SOP
link: Covid-19 EMS

Fire Chief: Tim Rogers 208-633-2005
Assistant Fire Chief: Ron Basabe 208-633-9001
YP Fire Commissioners:
Lorinne Munn – District 1
Tom Lanham – District 2
Bill McIntosh – District 3
Secretary/Treasurer – Ronda Rogers

2022 Meeting Schedule:
January 30, 2022, Sunday at 2pm
March 27, 2022, Sunday at 2pm (rescheduled)
April 3, 2022 at 2pm
May 29, 2022, Sunday at 2pm
September 11, 2022, Sunday at 2pm Budget Meeting
November 27, 2022, Sunday at 2pm
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Biz Listings:

The Corner (208) 633-3325 Facebook Page
Winter hours:
Open Wednesday 11-6
Fridays 11-9
Saturdays 9-6
Sunday’s 10-6
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Exceptions are by appointment and we’ll be open on Mondays of Holiday weekends.
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Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook Page
Winter Hours at the Tavern
Open Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 9am-2pm 4pm-8pm
Open Sunday 9am-2pm
Closed Tues & Thurs
Call the Tavern 208 633-2233 or Cell 208 739-7086 for other arrangements
Full Breakfast Menu. Burgers, Pizza, Fajitas, Beer Wine and Pop
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Yellow Pine General Store and Motel (208) 633-3300
Website Facebook page
The Yellow Pine General Store will be observing new Winter Hours. We will be officially open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11am-4pm. Josh or Christy are in town on the off days and will be available to open the store as needed. Their contact information is posted on the front door of the store if you need to reach either of them locally. The motel rooms and the laundry room are still available 7 days per week. Store phone: 208-633-3300 Email:
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Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377
Closed for the winter.
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Murph’s RV Park and Mary’s Cabins
FB page link
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Local Color Photography
Website
Facebook page
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Knotty Kat Crochet Works – 509-406-2221
FB page
Open Tue – Sat, 9-5
Yellow Pine eggs $3/doz
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Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
Availability for 2022
*Note can book Idaho Residents now for Archery or put on a waiting list for Non Residents, will find out final allocations by April 18th.
2 on 1 Archery August 29th to September 4th *Lodge hunt / Elk, Black Bear, Wolf.
2 on 1 Archery September 6th to September 12th *Fritzer Camp / Elk, Black Bear, Wolf.
2 on 1 Rifle September 24th to September 30th *Fritzer Camp / Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Wolf.
Spring Bear Hunt June 3rd to June 9th Group of 2 to 3 hunters *Lodge Hunt / Black Bear and Wolf.
See our website for more details. Or give us a call 208-633-3614
website:
Facebook:

Wapiti Meadow Ranch – Johnson Creek (208) 633-3217
or 208-315-3554 – cabin rentals
website:

Big Creek Lodge
website:

Deadwood Outfitters
website:
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Local Fuel Suppliers

Amerigas Phone: (208) 452-4361
Ed Staub & Sons Phone: (208) 634-3833
Diamond Fuel & Feed Phone: (208) 382-4430
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Outside Biz that will service Yellow Pine:

Arnold Aviation (208) 382-4844
Watkins Pharmacy Cascade (208) 382-4204
Call your doctor and have your Rx transferred until Watkins can rebuild.
Cascade Auto (208) 382-4224
Cascade Vet Clinic (208) 382-4590

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Rocky Mountain Mechanical – Plumbing – Heating – Air conditioning
(208) 365-PIPE (7473), Emmett, will service Yellow Pine
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Local Observations:

Monday (Apr 18) 24 hour low of 27 degrees from Sunday morning. This morning it was 35 degrees at 930am, overcast and light breeze, measured 3″ old snow. Flickers calling and drumming, finches calling from the trees, pine siskins, white-crowned sparrow, nuthatches, a few juncos, pine squirrel, a few jays and a pair of quail visiting. Overcast and breezy at lunch time. Gusty winds started early afternoon. Warm mid-afternoon with gusty “snow-eater” breezes, high of 60 degrees. Most of the old snow melted, neighborhood streets are nearly bare. Calmer by early evening. Just after sunset it was overcast, slight breeze and 47 degrees. Cloudy before midnight. Trace of snow then rain before sunrise.

Tuesday (Apr 19) overnight low of 32 degrees. Early morning snow (trace) and rain measured 0.12″. Roofs dry by 930am, 34 degrees, overcast and foggy belts mid-mountain. Flickers calling, pine squirrel, chipmunk, mourning dove, nuthatches, female red-winged blackbird, hairy woodpecker and some finches visiting. Breaks in the clouds at lunch time and light breezes. Snowing lightly before 1pm, did not last very long and melted on contact. Cloudy mid-afternoon, breezy and occasional flakes of snow, high of 48 degrees. Overcast at sunset and light breeze. Socked in and snowing just before dark. Less than an inch before midnight, low clouds.

Wednesday (Apr 20) overnight low of 28 degrees. Measured 2″ new snow (SWE=0.08″) from last night. At 930am it was 36 degrees, mostly cloudy and new snow melting quickly. Heard a robin calling, flicker drumming, finches twittering from the trees, and downy woodpecker visiting. Mostly cloudy and breezy at lunch time. Mail truck was on time. Mostly cloudy mid-afternoon, breezy and warmer, nearly all of the new snow has melted, high of 51 degrees. No birds around, eerily quiet. Gusty afternoon. Just after sunset it was overcast and lighter breezes, still above freezing. Quiet, no birds calling. Cloudy and dry before midnight. Rained early morning.

Thursday (Apr 21) overnight low of 32 degrees. Early morning rain measured 0.29″. This morning it was 38 degrees at 930am, dark overcast (top of VanMeter foggy) light breeze and a few drops of rain. Flicker, finches and robin calling. Finches, pine siskins, a jay, a pair of quail, 3 mourning doves, a few dark-eyed juncos and a pine squirrel visiting. Overcast at lunch time. Overcast and a short light sprinkle of rain mid-afternoon. Cracks in the cloud cover by late afternoon, high of 48 degrees. Getting gusty at 545pm. Overcast and a few drops of rain after sunset, and lighter breezes. Dark and cloudy before midnight.

Friday (Apr 22) overnight low of 31 degrees. Yesterday’s sprinkles added up to 0.02″. This morning it was 37 degrees at 930am, overcast (top of VanMeter foggy) and light breeze. Robins are back! Hairy woodpecker, a few finches, a mourning dove and a pine squirrel visiting. Broken cloud cover and a bit breezy at lunch time. Gusty breezes early afternoon, strong at times. Partly clear and gusty breezes mid-afternoon, high of 51 degrees. Partly cloudy and lighter breezes early evening. Just after sunset a front came through, socked in to the north (VanMeter nearly obscured) blustery cold breezes and spitting snowflakes for about 15 minutes. Partly clear by 1030pm, two bright planets rising to the east.

Saturday (Apr 23) overnight low of 31 degrees. The flakes from last evening’s front did not accumulate, reporting “trace” and still have patches of old snow in the shade. This morning it was 37 degrees at 930am, mostly cloudy with a small patches of clear sky and dark clouds to the north. Several robins chirping, possibly a couple of tree swallows and some finches calling, mourning doves, chipmunk and pine squirrel visiting. At lunch time chunky dark clouds with higher white clouds above. Cool and breezy mid-afternoon, a few rain drops earlier drying out, low dark clouds to the south and patch of blue sky to the northeast, high of 49 degrees. Increased traffic on main street. Several loud gun shots near the neighborhood between 340pm and 4pm. Partly clear late afternoon. Rained pretty good for half an hour early evening. Mostly clear before midnight.

Sunday (Apr 24) overnight low of 24 degrees. Yesterday’s rain either missed the rain gauge or evaporated, only a few drops in the can. This morning it was 33 degrees at 930am, frost melting and clear sky. Swallows calling and swooping, robins chirping, raven calling, jays making a racket, and a few finches twittering. Pine squirrel, a few finches and a couple of pine siskins visiting. Sunny and blue sky at lunch time. Muffled booms at 1231pm, 1247pm and 1248pm. Warm sunny afternoon with light breezes and a few small clouds, high of 59 degrees. Could smell the grass growing! Sunset 740pm. Mostly hazy after sunset and sill warm.
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Idaho News:

COVID-19 Updates: 195 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

April 22, 2022 Local News 8

Idaho officials reported 195 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths Friday. State-level case and hospital data are now being updated on the state dashboard on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays.

That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 445,545.

The state said 13 new hospitalizations have been reported bringing the total number to 17,080, and 1 new case has been admitted to the ICU bringing the total to 2,924.

4 new deaths were reported bringing the total recorded deaths to 4,922.

full story: [Valley County 2,155 cases, 16 deaths.}
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New Valley County COVID-19 cases stay at one for 3rd week

By Tom Grote The Star-News April 21, 2022

For the third week in a row, just one new case of COVID-19 was reported in Valley County last week by the county’s two hospitals.

St. Luke’s McCall and Cascade Medical Center have reported 2,684 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Thirteen confirmed deaths and three probable deaths in Valley County from COVID-19 have been reported by Central District Health.

Clinics & Tests – McCall

St. Luke’s Clinic – Payette Lakes Family Medicine offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and boosters to anyone age 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are offered for anyone age 5 and older.

Also available are Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters for ages 12 to 15 and to moderately or severely immunocompromised youths age 5 to 11.

Pfizer vaccines are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. The Moderna vaccine is offered on Wednesdays only.

Those wanting to get a vaccination can schedule through MyChart at (link) or call 208-381-9500.

Parents of minors should create a MyChart for eligible children and set up proxy access. Instructions are available at (link).
stlukesonline.org

Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for adults who are seeking their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose only.

Clinics & Tests – Cascade

Cascade Medical Center no longer offers the Pfizer vaccine, CEO Tom Reinhardt said.

“Pfizer requires us to purchase in large quantities and most just goes to waste,” Reinhardt said. “So until further notice, we’ll only carry the Moderna vaccine, which we can buy in smaller volumes.”

Those wishing to be given the Pfizer vaccine should contact St. Luke’s McCall or a local pharmacy, he said.

The Cascade hospital offers a second booster shot of the Moderna vaccine to those over age 50 who received their first booster shot at least four months ago.

The Moderna vaccine for those age 18 and older is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with the Moderna booster. Call 208-382-4285 to schedule a time.

St. Luke’s McCall and Cascade Medical Center have take-home COVID-19 tests available. The saliva-based test offers results in two to three days.

The Cascade hospital also provides free at-home COVID-19 antigen tests, which is a nasal swab test that gives results in 10 minutes, but is less accurate than the saliva-based test.

The tests can be picked up at the main entrance to St. Luke’s McCall at 1000 State St. in McCall or at the clinic at Cascade Medical Center at 402 Lake Cascade Pkwy in Cascade.

full story: © Copyright 2009-2021 Central Idaho Publishing Inc. All rights reserved (used with permission.)
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Cascade hospital plans forums on new hospital bond vote

The Star-News April 21, 2022

Cascade Medical Center will continue public forums for the May 17 vote to authorize $19 million in bonds for a new hospital north of Cascade.

A forum will be held at 6 p.m. next Thursday, April 28, at Donnelly Bible Church at 159 Gestrin St. in Donnelly.

Another forum is set for Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. at Cascade Schools at 209 N. School Street in Cascade.

Two virtual forums are set for May 12 at noon and 6 p.m. with details on how to participate to be announced.

The bond would fund about half of the proposed $34.2 million cost of building the new facility, which would be built on eight acres of land about a half-mile north of Cascade on the west side of Idaho 55.

The current hospital on Lake Cascade Parkway is 50 years old, too small and outdated, hospital officials have said.

The plans call for a surgery department, occupational and speech therapies, and expanded diagnostic imaging in addition to general modernization and expansion of existing services.

The hospital has 59 employees and took in patient revenue of about $5.2 million in the last budget year that ended Sept. 30.

Last year the clinic hosted 5,557 patient visits. The hospital treated 1,646 patients, mostly in the emergency room, took 1,907 diagnostic images, ran 4,335 lab tests and provided 4,063 physical therapy sessions.

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Agencies in Cascade turn to voters for expansion needs as communities continue growth

The Cascade Medical Center and Cascade Rural Fire Protection District will both have funding measures on the May 17 ballot.

Tristan Lewis April 23, 2022 KTVB

Cascade, Idaho — With communities in Idaho continuing to grow and welcoming new people, it’s forcing first responders to plan ahead. In order to do so, two agencies in Cascade must get the public to approve measures in the upcoming election.

“We have great challenges,” Valley County Commissioner, Sherry Maupin said. “As people are joining us, their expectations are very high coming from other areas.”

Growth in Valley County has been happening for a number of years, but the community saw more residents flock to the area in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maupin said it was due to people’s ability to work and learn remotely.

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Valley County employers offering housing for employees amid housing crisis

With the workforce in Valley County leaving the area because of lack of affordable housing, county leaders and employers are creating solutions.

Tristan Lewis April 21, 2022 KTVB

As the demand for affordable housing in the Gem State continues to be the top of mind for many Idahoans, employers in Valley County are creating housing opportunities for staff.

“We’ve had tremendous growth the last two years when COVID-19 happened,” said Valley County Commissioner Sherry Maupin. “We found that a lot of people that couldn’t leave the area came to us.”

Maupin said that even before the pandemic, many residents had second homes in Valley County. When people had the opportunity to work or learn remotely she said they took advantage of the opportunity and moved to cities like Cascade, Donnelly, and McCall.

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When was that last oil change?

Valley County installs system to track equipment maintenance

By Max Silverson The Star-News April 21, 2022

As superintendent of the department, McFadden is leading the effort to automate the county’s inventory of parts and track maintenance and repairs on the county’s 120 vehicles.

The new digital system will replace the previous method of filling out work orders by hand on carbon triplicate paper.

It has been impossible under the current system to accurately track vehicle operating costs as well as routine and essential maintenance, McFadden said.

The new system will make road department expenses more accurate and help McFadden decide when some equipment should be sold, he said.

The software being installed by the county cost $9,000 with an additional $9,900 annual fee. It creates a profile and scannable code for every piece of equipment, from pickup trucks to road graders.

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Valley soil district to hold tree seedling sale starting Monday

The Star-News April 21, 2022

Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will kick off a tree seedling sale beginning Monday with Ponderosa pine and tamaracks that are adapted to the area.

The one-year-old seedlings were grown at Lucky Peak Nursery operated by the Forest Service near Boise.

Each tree is about eight inches long, including the root ball. Cost is $8 for a bundle of 10 plus planting directions.

Call John Lillehaug, board supervisor, at 208-630-4076 to order trees.

Proceeds will be used for conservation projects sponsored by the district, which since 1957 has provided technical, financial, and educational assistance to private landowners to help conserve soil, water, air, plants and animals.

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Public Lands:

Idaho sees shortage of experienced wildland firefighters

by CBS2 News Staff Friday, April 22nd 2022

The Idaho Department of Lands is looking for experienced wildlands firefighters to lead engine crews.

There’s been a nationwide shortage of qualified wildland fire engine bosses, and it’s preventing officials from hiring more entry-level firefighters.

Without more engine bosses, fireguard stations in Centerville and High Valley won’t be able to remain open. That puts Idaho’s natural resources at risk and poses a threat to people who live in the area.

Idaho has recently implemented a $15 starting pay and hazard wages, as well as more overtime potential.

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Forest rangers remind campers of fire safety as camping season begins

By Seth Ratliff April 21, 2022 Local New 8

Saturday marks the beginning of an early camping season for several Idaho campsites, including the Egin Lake site in St. Anthony.

While National Forest campgrounds don’t open until memorial day, the Bureau of Land Management and forest rangers expect thousands of campers to visit this year.

Rangers have seen an increase in inexperienced campers after the pandemic.

As people rush to set up their tent poles, forest rangers want to remind all campers to practice responsible fire prevention in drought conditions.

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Payette National Forest Announces Recreation Event and Outfitter & Guide Special Use Permit Open Seasons

McCall, Idaho, April 19, 2022 – The Payette National Forest is implementing “Open Seasons” to receive recreation event and temporary outfitter and guide special use permit applications. Open seasons for all Ranger Districts are November 1 – February 15 for summer/fall activities, and August 1 – September 15 for winter/spring activities each year.

Recreation events are commercial activities requiring temporary special use authorizations for use of National Forest System (NFS) lands, including races, fishing contests, adventure games, and other similar events.

There are many types of outfitted and guided services provided on NFS lands. The new open season for applications will only apply to temporary outfitters and guides, which are issued for less than one year and typically to nonprofit organizations and educational groups.

The open seasons will not apply to noncommercial group use permits, such as weddings or family reunions, nor established, multi-year outfitter and guide permits.

The open seasons for applications will concentrate the review and approval of applications to specific time frames to provide for more efficient special use permit processing. Establishing these open seasons will improve the Forest’s capacity for excellent customer service to existing permit holders, and new permit applicants by reviewing applications in a predictable and collective manner to ensure protection of forest resources and policy compliance.

Applications for special use permits for recreation events, and temporary outfitters and guides will be processed at the close of an open season. Applications received prior to the open season dates will be held and reviewed after the closing of the open seasons.

Additional information and application forms are available at (link). Go to Visit Us (in the top bar), then Recreation Events and Commercial Permits (Learn More button).

For more information, please email Emily Simpson, Recreation Specialist at emily.simpson@usda.gov
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Forest urges visitors to use caution and prevent resource damage as they venture out this spring

April 20, 2022 Local News 8

With snow melting at lower elevations, the urge to get out on the forest creates the need for everyone to respect our natural resources through responsible outdoor behavior.

Winter is still alive and well at higher elevations.

Know the rules before you go. Soggy spring conditions on trails, roads and hillsides leave land and water resources in a vulnerable condition. Vehicle use on saturated trails, roads and hillside areas can easily damage the land causing permanent ruts, bog holes and erosion. Driving cross-country by motorized wheeled vehicles is prohibited on National Forest lands. This includes driving off-road to avoid a mudhole or snow drift which damages resources, creates ruts and is considered an unauthorized route. Ruts and bogs create additional maintenance needs that are costly to repair. Regardless of how many times you’ve visited the area in the past, you need to consider the current condition of the trails or roads you intend to use.

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Recent rain, snow showers could help Idaho’s summer recreation activities

by Marcos Guadarrama Wednesday, April 20th 2022 CBS2 Idaho

The Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association says the recent rain and snow showers are helping shape up a summer of fun outdoor recreation activities.

As CBS2 has reported recently, drought concerns have water experts worried. Aaron Lieberman with the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association says recent rain and snowfall in the mountains look promising.

“These April storms have deposited a good amount of snow up in the mountains. That sort of changed and improved the outlook for white water rafting and jet boating for the coming summer season,” Lieberman said.

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Critter News:

Mountain lion spotted within Hailey city limits, house cats reported missing

KTVB Staff April 18, 2022

Hailey residents have been reporting a large mountain lion sighted within city limits, according to Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG).

Residents have also reported missing domestic cats. No incidents involving dogs or domestic livestock have been reported.

IDFG will deploy a trap in an effort to remove the mountain lion from city limits.

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Moose death blamed on Japanese yew

By Beaux White Eagle April 22, 2022 Bonner County Daily Bee

Sandpoint — The death of a young moose last month is being attributed to being poisoned after it ate the needles of a Japanese yew plant at the Idaho Club.

The moose was discovered March 20 by Idaho Club resident Maryhelen Hall, who found the animal deceased in her yard.

An Idaho Fish and Game officer collected the animal and conducted an investigation. After discovering moose droppings at a neighboring home, the officer determined the animal had died of yew poisoning from a Japanese yew.

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Dog bite hospitalizations doubled in 2020, IDHW says

by CBS2 News Staff Thursday, April 21st 2022

The number of people hospitalized for dog bites more than doubled in 2020 from previous years, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says.

Dog bite injuries, especially among boys ages 5 to 17, are on the rise. “Most years, there are about 20 people hospitalized for dog bite injuries in Idaho. In 2020, that number more than doubled to 46,” IDHW says.

Dog bites have caused 165 fractures, 40 amputations and 10 detached earlobes and lips in Idaho over the last four years. These injuries have a risk of bacterial infection as well.

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Second sheep crossing over Highway 55 at Beacon Light set for Monday

By Meredith Spelbring Apr 22, 2022 KIVI

A second group of sheep will cross Highway 55 at Beacon Light Monday.

The sheep will cross between 9-9:30 a.m. April 25 and will move east from Eagle Bike Park area across the Boise Foothills then up to the Boise National Forest above Idaho City.

Officials ask people to stay off to the side of the road and keep a good distance from the sheep as they come through. Dogs should be on leash if you encounter sheep on the trail. For those biking on the trails during a sheep encounter, officials say to dismount the bike and walk through the sheep. If the sheep guard dog approaches, talk to them and keep the bike between you and the dog.

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Zoo Boise working to protect birds from Avian Flu

By Meredith Spelbring Apr 18, 2022 KIVI

Zoo Boise will put additional precautions into place to protect its birds from the avian flu, recently discovered in Idaho.

The zoo announced some outdoor bird exhibits will be covered and some birds will be brought indoors to reduce their risk for exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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Fish and Game News:

Application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts closes April 30

By Connor Liess, Public Information Specialist
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Moose, sheep and goat drawing results will be online in early June

A reminder to big game hunters that Saturday, April 30 is the deadline to apply for any moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts. Folks can apply for one of these three species in a year, and those who apply for a moose, sheep or goat hunt are ineligible for most deer, elk and pronghorn controlled hunt drawings.

Hunters can apply online or at any Fish and Game office, license vendor or by telephone by calling (800) 554-8685.

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Weekly Salmon Fishing Update – April 21, 2022

By Chris Sullivan, Anadromous Fisheries Coordinator
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Welcome to our weekly Chinook Salmon Fishing Update. Throughout the next several months we will provide updates on changes to seasons and rules and share data from dam counts, creel surveys, and hatchery returns to help anglers plan their salmon fishing trips.

This is the first update for the year and anglers can expect weekly salmon updates as we get further into the season. The next salmon update will be posted on May 4, 2022 or sooner if seasons or bag limits change.

This week we cover seasons and rules information for the upcoming fisheries and discuss the information located on the IDFG website. For more information, check out the links below.

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Windows to Wildlife

In the winter edition of Windows to Wildlife:

* Idaho’s Cool Carnivorous Plants
* A New Cassia Crossbill Project
* Spring Wildlife Viewing at Craig Mountain WMA
* White-faced Ibis – Spotlight Species of Greatest Conservation Need
* City Nature Challenge

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Crazy Critter Stuff:

DNA results are in: Mystery animal rescued by Pennsylvania woman identified

by WJAC Staff Tuesday, February 15th 2022


DNA results are in: Mystery animal rescued by PA woman identified after escaping facility. (Photo: CNN Newsource via WPXI)

Following weeks of speculation, the “mystery animal” that was rescued from the cold by a Pennsylvania woman last month, before escaping back into the wild, has been identified.

Experts had already narrowed the creature’s species down to either a coyote or dog.

The canine had been rescued in Westmoreland County after a woman had found it on her property.

The animal was then taken to an animal rehabilitation center, Wildlife Works Inc., where it eventually escaped about a week later by destroying its cage and chewing its way back into the wild.

Monday, officials at Wildlife Works Inc. said their DNA sample came back 100% coyote.

full story: CBS2 Idaho
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Idaho History Apr 24, 2022

The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News July 15, 1905

courtesy Sandy McRae and Jim Collord

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The Prospector and Thunder Mountain News

Roosevelt, Idaho July 15, 1905 Volume 1 Number 31

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We handle Armour’s Rex Brand Ham and Bacon.
The Best California Canned and Dried Fruit.
Schillings Best Spices and extracts.
Chase & Sabborns, Lions, and Arbuckles Coffees.
Strong & Garfield Boots, and many other good makes
In fact everything in Miner’s and Prospector’s Supplies at Reasonable Prices.
The Store Where You Get Your Money’s Worth
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19050715Pg1B-Headline1The Song Of The Coins
A Word Painting of the Creation

Hold in one hand a silver coin and in the other hand a coin of the yellow metal. As thus they are held both are mute and silent as though they were but fragments of rock. Let one coin, however, gently strike the opposite coin and each will begin to rapidly vibrate, and from them will issue ringing, metallic-like sounds which in most cases fall pleasantly upon the ear. These sounds will often denote to the practiced ear the single spurious piece from among a number of coins looking precisely alike. But giving these two coins the benefit of the question, let us strike them together again, and as the pleasant notes blend in musical harmony let us loose the fetters which may bind our imagination to the prosaic condition of our lives, and thus loosed let it catch the contagion of the music of the coins and in rhythmic measure let it sing the Song of the coins to the music which they produce.

And what a marvelous story we are privileged to hear. Abruptly and at once the Song speaks strange words of creation’s dawn when worlds in vaporous form whirled through the immeasurable vastness of space, ever held in orbits by some mysterious and invisible power. Countless ages passed, and the wild abandon of the glowing globes of vapor gave way to steadier habits, and the elements, many of them, rested in their flight and became as liquids. It was here that the two elements, gold and silver, wooed and mated. (The music of the coins now breathes the sweet tenderness of love.) Other ages passed, and the new world changed, and a thin, quivering crust formed that ever and anon was rent asunder, rendering visible the glowing liquids beneath. Still later the crust thickened and crystallized, and the days and nights were of long duration, so that rains and floods followed the hours of darkness while burning heat was characteristic of the day. Mountain ranges were slowly lifted above the waters, while the metallic elements in solution filled the seams and crevices in their rugged sides and there remain. Often with shock and rush and roar great sheets of molten rock forced themselves up through the overlying crust, and along these contacts the Song tells us that many times there were deposited the precious metals. Vast seas of ice at different periods drifted down from the north and plowed wide valleys through the land. The mountain sides were ground smooth and the fragments of rock were pulverized to dust, while the minerals they contained were left behind to be found in future ages in the beds of streams that once had flowed beneath glaciers.

Until now the music of the coins has been free and full of animation and power as the Song has told of the joy of existence, or it has been tender and dreamful as if nearing the borderland of love. But now it has changed to a harmony of mingled emotions which the song interprets as those of wonder and sorrow and admiration and awe. For the Song now speaks of the advent of strange creatures – an alien band – that spread over the earth conquering and subduing. These beings who called themselves men learned the lessons of nature and used their wisdom to battle with the forces of the earth. Some traversed the hidden places of the world and brought forth the metals of gold and silver which were soon recognized as valuable possessions by reason of certain enduring characteristics and qualities peculiar to them. And from this time gold and silver was forced by the sons of men to play a most important part in the drama of the world’s progress. Empires, nations and states rose, flourished and decayed according as their assets were based upon the valuation of silver and gold. With words pregnant with sadness the Song relates that many times this race of men placed these metals on thrones and worshiped them above all other things. Honor and life and happiness were oftentimes bartered away for these glittering metals which had been content to quietly rest in the cloven faces of the rocks. Then lastly, with a ring of admiration, the Song tells of the later days, how out of the wrecks of the past, new nations have risen; how brave men have pioneered their way into the wildernesses that have in a day as it were become the abiding places of Myriads of happy people, while the gold and silver of the hills and gulches now bears aid to the unfortunate and spreads enlightenment and good cheer throughout the world.

With the utterance of these last measures of the Song the music has risen in one grand note of triumph, then died away, leaving us to marvel as before. For the Song has but hinted at things which are beyond the ken of man, and which with the light of all his learnings, are hidden behind the veil of profound mystery.
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19050715Pg1B-Headline2Pushing Developments on Southwest Fork
New Machinery Arriving Daily

The Rambler, Sand Point and Rand No. 4 claims are working three shifts of eight hours each, these properties we find being located on the Southwest Fork of Monumental creek. Many new buildings are being erected and the camp is all alive. On Monday a ten-foot ledge was cut in the Stark tunnel and is showing up very good. Work is also progressing on the Hawk, Sparrow and Eagle claims. Many thousands of pounds of freight have arrived for the companies operating these properties and six more freight teams are expected in from Boise within the next three weeks.

A McArthur sawmill will be installed on the Rand No. 4 this summer and it is expected that the mill will be running before the snow flies. It is the intention of Mr. Weil, the general manager of these properties, to operate a set of freight teams to be owned by the companies operating the above named properties to haul in their heavy freight. Mr. Weil is now on the ground.

Tuesday last many new buildings were started and are being pushed with all possible speed. So many stories have been afloat regarding these properties that we wish to state they are located about three quarters of a mile from the main wagon road to Roosevelt, and up to the present time the companies operating these claims have been compelled to pack in to the camp from the road. This, however, will be changed this summer, when men will be put to work building in from the main road to camp.

The development work on these properties is being rushed as fast as possible. Nearly all the ore is free milling and shows good vales in almost every pan. The trouble with these companies has been a marked reticence whereby much information has been withheld that would have enlightened the public.

Some new ore cars and 2,000 pounds of rails arrived here from Boise last week for these companies.

The Rand No. 4 and the Rambler claims are showing up much better than the other claims with perhaps one exception, that being the Sparrow claim.

Men are being added to … pay roll daily and … [page torn.]
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Mismanagement is the most potent hammer by which a mining district may be knocked.
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It is said that many fatalities are occurring along the line of the proposed Isthmian canal as a result of the prevailing fevers. Smallpox, yellow and chagres fevers are said to be claiming the greatest number of victims.
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The First National bank of Topeka, Kansas, as been Devlin with the people’s money and some $3,000,000 are reported displaced. Guess the corn huskers will have to go back to first principles and their socks and bury their money in the cyclone cellar after this. We extend our sympathy. Like them, we’ve got the socks.
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The manner in which the daily newspaper have been carrying on a mimic warfare with the hulk of scrap iron which they are pleased to designate as the Kniaz Potemkine, the Russian pirate tub of the Black sea, is amusing to us all and aptly illustrates the fairy tales served out to the gullible anent the Japanese-Russian war. We don’t kick but rather enjoy their entertaining way of taking such long chances at the truth. Keep it [up?] brethren, and may the pirate ship Pot ’em all.
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Quiet Wedding

The marriage of Nash Wayland to Miss Gertrude Pung was consummated last Thursday noon at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Pung.

The wedding was a very quiet affair. The only persons present were the bride’s parents, Mr. Chas. Hardt, best man, and Miss Martha Riddell, bridesmaid, and Mrs. Nicholas and her daughter, Mrs. Woods. Rev. Chas. Elery officiated.

The bride was attired in a cream silk mulle gown, and the bridesmaid was dressed in white silk trimmed in lace.

After the ceremony the bride and groom took the afternoon train to Spokane, whence they will proceed to Boise and thence to Thunder Mountain where Mr. Wayland has a lucrative business.

Miss Pung is a most estimable young lady, who made many friends while clerking in the post-office for a long time. The News wishes the young couple a happy and prosperous future. — Wardner News, July 1.

The above article refers to our … own townsman, Nash [Wayland] … firm of L. A. … (page torn) … some time the youngest prospector in the early development of the Thunder Mountain section, and together with his father owns many good claims throughout the district. He is in partnership with his father in a thriving general merchandise business here and enjoys a wide acquaintance and popularity through central Idaho.

With the possession of such advantages and with bright prospects ahead, Mr. and Mrs. Nash Wayland set sail out upon the sea of wedded life. May unbroken bliss be theirs, bon voyage and long life.
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An offer will be made today by the committee on Fourth of July funds for bids for the construction of a wagon road from town to the cemetery with the sixty dollars remaining in the treasury and not used in the celebration. A road is much needed and this money could not be placed to any better disposal.
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R. W. Purdum was in town this week on his way to the mine.
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19050715Pg3A-headline1An Electric Railway
Thunder Mountain and Big Creek to Be Objective Points for Electric Line from Boise
Big Company To Be Incorporated
Preliminary Surveys Now Being Made, and Construction to Begin this Summer

We have just received information from sources of unquestioned reliability relative to a movement now on foot for the promotion of a large company of influential and wealthy business men soon to incorporate under the laws of Idaho for the purpose of constructing an electric railway from Boise through to the Thunder Mountain and Big Creek districts.

Application will be made this month for a charter of incorporation and the company will be known as the Boise, Thunder Mountain & Big Creek R. R. The company is to be incorporated for $10,000,000, of which $5,000,000 will be preferred and $5,000,000 common stock, the par value of the shares being $100 each.

Among the promoters of the proposed railroad, we are informed, will be some of the best and most substantial men of Idaho and other states, chief among whom being the following named gentlemen:

J. E. Clinton, Jr., cashier of the Bank of Commerce, Boise;
Judge E. M. Gay, of Idaho City;
Victor M., Weil, treasurer of the Liberty and Investor Gold Mines Co., of Boston, Mass.;
Hon. D. H. Moseley, of Boise;
Frank H. Johnson, wool dealer, Boise;
Frank Blackenjer, proprietor of the Capital Hotel, Boise;
Julius B. Stark, silk manufacturer, of Haverhill, Mass.;
Jas. R. Lush of Carlson-Lush Hardware Co.;
R. H. Johnson, lawyer, Boise;
G. W. Fletcher, of Fletcher Hardware Co., Boise;
Hon. E. W. Johnson, president of the Idaho Central R. R., Boise.

The names of these gentlemen, who are well known and who command almost unlimited capital, are sufficient guarantee of the successful carrying out of this gigantic enterprise.

It is the intention of this company to operate a daily service each way from Boise and Roosevelt, both for freight and passengers. One car will be operated daily from each point for passengers, while several cars will be in daily commission for the handling of freight.

We are informed that surveyors are already mapping out the proposed line, and as soon as the incorporation charter is secured a right of way will be acquired and the work of construction begun.

The News chronicles the above information with pleasure and satisfaction. We realize with many others the vast influence that a line of railway will exert toward hastening the development of the unlimited resources of central Idaho – the largest area of undeveloped natural wealth remaining without modern transportation facilities. By the natural order of events a railroad must surely tap this section soon or late, the only question heretofore raised being that of the most advantageous route. Attention of capitalists is being turned this way more today than ever before.

Agents, representing great financial interests, are quietly but carefully looking this field over, and something is to move quickly. We are glad to say that the first move is announced and that the Thunder Mountain and Big Creek mineral districts will be the first to feel the practical benefits of the initial means of real development.

It has been remarked that the Thunder Mountain district could not guarantee a steady tonnage in sufficient quantity to warrant a railroad in building in here. This, we believe, is due to a hasty judgement of the real merits of our district. Upon the advent of a railway hundreds of properties, now lying idle by reason of prohibitive transportation expense, will spring into activity and mills and mining machinery will flow into this district in a steady stream.

The Big Creek district offers tremendous possibilities in the way of tonnage. The true fissure veins of that district, known and proven to be ideal milling and smelting propositions, will furnish an output lasting through generations. Other districts will open and with their quota of output will make of the south-central portion of Idaho county the greatest mining center of modern times.

Straws are borne by the breezes and show the direction of the coming gale. To the observing there are certain indications pointing toward an oncoming whirlwind of development for Central Idaho that promises to be of momentous import. Watch our prophecy fulfilled.
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Slightly Mixed

A telegram was received in Colorado a few days since, directing the proper authorities to arrest a young man who, it was alleged, had run away with his aunt. “I have an order for your arrest,” remarked the officer, addressing the supposed criminal.

“For what?”

“You have been running away with your aunt!”

“My aunt! Why, she’s my wife!”

“But wasn’t she your aunt before she became your wife? You see, we don’t tolerate that kind of goings-on in Colorado.”

“I suppose you never were in Utah?” remarked the young man, after he had completed his survey of the detective.

“No.”

“Well, as you don’t understand the relations of aunt and nephew in that state, I suppose I ought to explain them to you, and then perhaps, you may see your duty plainer. My father married my mother.”

“I suppose so.”

“Then he married her sister,” continued the stranger, without heeding the interruption. “Then he married the sister of his brother-in-law. Then the daughter of his uncle who was a cousin to his first two wives, then he married her sister, who was the widow of one of his first wives’ husbands; then he married her daughter, and a son of this wife married my sister, who was also a widow of one of the other wives’ sons. I suppose you are following me,” interjected the narrator.

“Marry your aunt or your grandmother either, or both of them!”

“And you won’t arrest me?”

“No, you might be your own father.”

– Goodwin’s Weekly
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19050715Pg3A-headline3Amusement Hall Concerts
The McCleary Concert Co. to Furnish Evening Entertainments. Change of Program Each Evening

The McCleary Concert company who have been giving very satisfactory entertainments a couple of evenings this week to fairly good houses, have concluded to remain in Roosevelt for some time and will be connected with the Big Amusement Hall where a concert will be given each evening.

An entire change of program is announced for each night, and good entertainments are promised.

This will afford opportunity for an hour’s enjoyment in the evening that should be availed by all. They are good entertainers.
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Warren Stage Robbed

Last Wednesday the stage out of Warren was held up by a lone highwayman and robbed of $1,400 in gold dust and several valuable pieces of registered mail. The holdup took place within three miles of Resort. The shipment of gold dust was being made from the Golden Rule placer mine, and it is probable that a knowledge of this fact by the robber led to the deed.

The robber was concealed behind a boulder and was not seen until he had the stage driver covered. The driver was compelled to cut open the mail sacks, and the highwayman soon had possession of their valuable contents. The passengers on the stage were unmolested. The robber escaped into the hills.
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Locals

R. C. Schofield came in from Grangeville Thursday.

Deposition will be taken in the townsite case on the 21st inst.

Dr. C. F. Hammer and family came in Tuesday from Chicago.

Mrs. T. J. Thompson came in from Nampa Thursday to join her husband.

Wm. Kreps’ pack train and ore team are making a trip to Long Valley after a supply of hay.

The sale of the H. Y.-Climax sawmill, which we mentioned last week, did not go through from some cause or other.

Joe Surprise and H. P. Brown left Wednesday for the Chicago group of claims to commence the annual assessment work.

H. J. Hanson is on the outside rustling up a drove of hogs and sheep for the home market. He will also bring in a delivery wagon.

W. Q. Connell made a trip to the South Fork last week after Mrs. Connell. They returned Sunday and will make this their future home.

The News’ subscription list is steadily growing. Now is the time to see that your name is on the list so you can get the news of the camp.

George Crawford arrived in town the latter part of last week and has entered into a partnership in the restaurant business with W. H. Courtney.

Ollie Lingo made a trip to Long Valley this week to meet his father and mother and a brother who are coming to Roosevelt. He will also bring in a load of hay.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Weil arrived in town the first of the week and will remain indefinitely. Mr. Weil is general manager of several companies operating in this district.

C. H. Goodsell, formerly of this place, arrived in town from Spokane Thursday. Mr. Goodsell and S. P. Burr will form a co-partnership in the assaying and surveying business.

In another column will be found the professional card of A. S. Hardy of Grangeville. This is the only attorney from the county seat that solicits a share of the business from this section.

C. E. Bartholomew and wife arrived recently from the outside. Mr. Bartholomew brought in a complete line of hotel and lodging house furnishings for his business which he will start up soon.

J. B. Randell has moved his stock of goods into his new building which presents a neat appearance. He has a good line of hardware and the latest styles in shoes. Among the most important articles noticeable is a fine line of drugs. This has been needed in the camp all winter.

Salmon fishing is becoming quite a fad along Monumental creek, several fish of large size having been caught within the last few days. This week the Stonebraker brothers and Henry Kisinger captured several Chinook salmon in the Southwest Fork that ranged in weight from 21 to 30 pounds, and many more are being caught of lesser weights. A short distance below town some of these fish are caught that weigh from 13 to 21 pounds. These are not fish stories, but are actual facts as we have seen the fish.
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Mountain Delights

The days and nights that are passing now are the crowning joy of a summer’s stay among the mountains. The warm, sunny days fill one with a sense of voluptuous ease and pleasure, and one feels inclined to lazily wander off and fish. The nights, flooded with the silvery sheen of the full moon, cool and refreshing, with the breezes wafting the incense of fir and pine, entice from the heart sentiments of dreamful indulgence. Nature’s poetry is best interpreted, not by words, but through the senses that convey impressions to the soul. Therefore, the mountains are the mecca for the dreamer, the poet and the philosopher.

A vacation for the summer here among the hills cannot fail to be a source of continual delight to those so fortunate as to be able to avail themselves of such a privilege. The streams abound with fish, good camping sites can be secured and the water is the finest in the world. With a combination like this the body can recuperate new strength, the weary mind find rest, and the soul revel in the fanciful imagery of dreams.

Come, come to the mountains.
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Ramey Ridge Property

T. G. Thomas arrived in camp from Ramey Ridge accompanied by several other from that district. Mr. Thomas is engaged in quite extensive mining development down there and speaks in glowing terms of the general outlook. He is driving several tunnels on the Mildred claim and reports the showings made so far as highly satisfactory. Tunnel No. 1 is now in 50 feet and has encountered solid ore. No. 2 tunnel, at the left of No. 1, is in 60 feet and has cut into the lead for a distance of 14 feet. The tunnel No. 3 has reached the 100-foot point and it is expected the lead will be cut any day.

Mr. Thomas owns a half interest in the War Eagle group of seven claims. Assay returns have never gone below $41.65 and from that figure have ranged to $250. The ore is free milling and with development is expected to show up in large bodies.

Upon returning Mr. Thomas expects to begin sinking on this group to ascertain the extent of the deposits.
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It is reported that the bones of a supposed mastodon were recently unearthed on the Snake river near Swan Falls dam. The bones were discovered in a bed of volcanic ashes in one of the lava fields, and are supposed to be those of a prehistoric animal which had been caught in a volcanic eruption.
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A Caved Mine

The recent disastrous cave reported as occurring in the United Verde mine workings, at Jerome, Ariz., illustrates in a forcible manner the shortsighted policy of “cheap” extraction of large bodies of ore, even in hard rock, without filling. There are many large mines where the good-standing qualities of the ore and wall rock lead the management to adopt a system of mining which must ultimately result in disaster. The removal of hundreds of thousands of tons of ore from a large vein or deposit, and the attempt to support the walls and overhead ore by means of timber must have a limit even in the best standing ground. It might be permissible for a single stope to be excavated, and the roof and walls supported by a system of timbering without filling. When a series of stopes, one above another, are thus opened, with only shell-like intervals of rock between levels, and element of danger is introduced which should be avoided, but having been created should receive prompt and proper attention, or, as in the case of the United Verde, the ultimate cost may perhaps exceed that of the application of the proper methods in the first place. It is simply another object lesson in mining, teaching the observer how mining should not be done. As a result of this shortsighted policy the United Verde mine is practically closed. The buildings are settling, and it is said the shafts and foundations of the hoists are so much out of line that no hoisting can be done, and it may be several weeks, if not months, before active work can be resumed.

– Mining and Scientific Press.
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Dig

Quit scraping over the surface of your business chances – quit remaining content with the pay-dirt on the outer edges of your commercial prospects. There is a nugget in every opportunity – if you only delve deep enough to get it.

And don’t merely dig without aim or method. Just as the miner assays his claim before he sinks his shaft, so you should probe each business possibility before you begin to work it. First, locate your claim – you main chance. Then prove it. Then plan your system to work it. Then take off your coat and dig!

– System.
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The Scandinavian sky is clouding over. Swedish war vessels are hovering around Norwegian ports and Norwegian troops are moving towards Sweden’s frontier. What ban goin happen nex no fallars can tal. [sic]

– Cleveland Plain Dealer
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The Boston Globe describe President Roosevelt as follows: “If Daniel Webster was a steam engine in trousers, Theodor Roosevelt is a dynamo in a frock coat.” Wonder what the Globe man would remark if he would take a peep at the camp which glories in strenuousness and bears the name of the rough rider president?
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On July 6 the body of Admiral John Paul Jones was formally delivered to the United States government by France. The ceremonies took place in Paris and were most impressive. At last the mortal remains of one of the distinguished naval heroes of the Revolutionary war will be given a resting place in the land for which he so gallantly fought.
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For Sale Cheap

A good restaurant, including building and fixtures; in a good location, doing a good business. Business calls party elsewhere and must be s old at once. Enquire at News office.
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19050715Pg5A-Headline1Twentieth Century Notes

Considerable building is in progress on the grounds of the Twentieth Century company above town. A new bunk house is now being enclosed that will accommodate 48 men when completed. Its dimensions are 43×34 feet and is in form of a main hallway and assembly room with three wings for bunks. At the rear an addition will be build for a bath and wash room. The bunk house is a frame building of red fir lumber and when completed will be neat, well lighted and comfortable.

Just north of the new bunk house the old boarding house is being raised and will be moved back to line up with the other buildings. The building is 10×32 feet and will be increased by an addition 14×26 feet which will serve as kitchen and sleeping quarters for the cooks.

This week also began the work of framing the mill buildings. Boilers and machinery are on the way and work will be pushed to complete the mill as early as possible.

Wm. Kreps is putting in for the sawmill 100,000 feet of logs which will be converted into lumber during the summer. Just at present the sawmill is closed down owing to a break in the machinery.

Work is progressing in the two tunnels steadily and rapidly. The Toltac has now reached a distance of about 600 feet and the showing is good.

Two new arrivals at the camp this week were Messrs. Carr and Bisbee, two young men from Cleveland, Ohio, who will spend a summer’s vacation here. The boys walked in from Boise for the novelty of the experience and made the distance in six days.

Fishing is the principal form of recreation with the boys now, and every evening the creek is lined with fishermen. Some good catches are reported. One gentleman whose bait wasn’t good was overheard to remark that if his luck didn’t change he would go down below Roosevelt and try to rope some of the big fish said to be roaming among the jungles.
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19050715Pg5A-Headline2Ole Yonson’s Troubles
By Loon Creek Bill

My name bane Ole Yonson; ay bane won Swede and yust com back.

Ay bane work at Yulla Yacket and boss sa ha not suit ma. Ha gef ma time an ay walk down tha bill som. Ay go up Meedle Fork with yackass and pack grub. Ay com bay rock slice and grub an yackass ha go hal-a-hoopin down een reefer. Ay bane brok agen an tank ay get a yob on Mahoney’s deech.

Som tam ay go to Sunnyside for a yob. Ay ax tha boss ay bane a cousin yak, an ha kek ma with hees fut. Ay not go to Sunnyside any more. Ay tank so.

Ay tank ay feesh som. Won mans tal my ay tank bane feesh sen Monumental way hunder tirty poun. Ay feesh tre day and get two feesh 8 inch long. Ay tank ha bane so 2-lag feesh.

Som fallars tal ma ay get a yob to shofal snow at Dewey mine. Ay walk up an tha bane no yob at all. The boss ha tal my tre Swede mans bane want at Twenty Censhur mine an ay tak a walk to there an ha say of ay brak ground. Ay tal heem ay brak twanty aker groun een Long Walley, an ha sa my bane saw wood with ax. Ay cut wood tree day, and tha boss sa ay got time coman. Ha sa ay bane good man an get grub an 2 dollar six bits.

Som day ay go prospect an fallers sy “Ole, ay tank you bane haf good clam. You get ore run two thousand poun to ton.” Ay tank ay go bak Sweden now. Ay bane get plenty money now ay sel ma clam.

Won man sa ha got good hors ha sel ma cheap for tan dollar. Ha sa ha find hors out Beeg crick an ay get heem of ay walk out. Ay pay heem money an ay go out for hors. Ay ride heem to sex mile from Roosewalt an tha hors die standn up. Ay bane lok for faller but ay no find heem. Ay tank my tan dollar bane gon.

Faller say ay get yob on road at Beeg Crik ef ay bane gude double yak mans. Ay tank ay not bane double yak mans or cousin yak mans, too. Ay bane yust won Swede mans an ay tak no yob at all.

Gude-bye; an tank ay write agen som tam.

– Ole
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$100 Reward

A reward of $100 is hereby offered for the recovery of the body of Francis Steele or for information leading to the recovery of his body. He is supposed to have been lost on the Thunder Mountain trail near Ramey creek or Big Creek and to have perished.
J. D. Evans, Brother of Mrs. Francis Steele.

The prompt payment of the above reward is hereby guaranteed.
F. L. Leonard, Cashier Grangeville Savings and Trust Co.
Grangeville, Idaho.
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Forfeiture Notice

To Wm. Burg, his heirs or assigns:

You are hereby notified that I have expended during the year 1904 the sum of one hundred [100] dollars in labor and improvements upon the Golden Chest Fraction lode, situated in Thunder Mountain Mining district, Idaho county, State of Idaho, the location certificate of which is found of record in the deputy recorder’s office at Roosevelt, Idaho, also county seat, Grangeville, Idaho, in order to hold said claim for the period ending Dec. 31, 1904, your proportion of said expenditures being the sum of fifty [50] dollars for said year, for the one-half interest belonging to you. And if, within ninety days after the service of this notice by publication, you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as co-owner, together with the cost of this notice, your interest in said claim will become the property of the undersigned your co-owner, under the terms of section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States.

Dated at Roosevelt, Idaho, May 20, 1905
Thomas Neighbors
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Forfeiture Notice

To C. J. Fry, his heirs or assigns:

You are hereby notified that I have expended during the year 1904 the sum of one (100) hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the Monk mining claim in the Pittsburg group of quartz claims, situated in the Thunder Mountain mining district, Idaho county, State of Idaho, the location certificate of which is found of record in the office of the recorder of said county, in order to hold said claim for the period ending December 31, 1904, your proportion of said expenditures being fifty (50) dollars for said year, for the one-half interest belonging to you. And if, within ninety days after the service of this notice by publication, you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditures as co-owner, together with the cost of this notice, your interest in said claims will become the property of the undersigned your co-owner, under the terms of section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States.

Dated at Roosevelt, Idaho, May 17, 1905.
D. T. Sillivan
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Forfeiture Notice

To E. M. Clements, his heirs or assigns:

You are hereby notified that I have expended during the year 1904 the sum of two (200) hundred dollars in labor and improvements up on the Edmon, Bullion and Amalgan Bar mining claims in the Pittsburg group of quartz mining claims, situate in Thunder Mountain mining district, Idaho co., State of Idaho, the location certificates of which are found of record in the office of the recorder of said county, in order to hold said claims for the period ending December 31, 1904, your proportion of said expenditures being one (100) hundred dollars for said year, for the one-third interesting belonging to you. And if, within ninety days after the service of this notice by publication, you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditures as co-owner, together with the cost of this notice, your interest in said claims will become the property of the undersigned your co-owner, under the terms of section 2324, Revised Statutes of the United States.

Dated at Roosevelt, Idaho, May 17, 1905.
D. T. Sillivan
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Notice of Publication

Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of July, 1905, at Roosevelt, County of Idaho, State of Idaho, proof will be submitted of the completion of works for the diversion of one cubic foot per second of the waters of Little Lake Creek, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a certain permit heretofore issued by the State Engineer of the State of Idaho:

1. The name of the corporation holding said permit is Thunder Mtn. Gold and Silver M. & M. Co.

2. The place of business of such corporation is Roosevelt, County of Idaho, St.ate of Idaho.

3. The number of such permit is 1056, and the date set for the completion of such work is July 17, 1905.

4. Said water is to be used for milling and domestic purposes.

5. Said works of diversion will be fully completed on the date set for such completion, and the amount of water which said works are capable of conducting to the place of intended use, in accordance with the plans accompany the application for such permit, is one cubic foot per second.
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19050715Pg6A-Headline1The Deserted Cabin
By Geo. A Stephens

Amid the fragrant, dark-hued firs
That cling to the rugged peaks,
Stands a lone prospector’s cabin
And of day gone by it speaks.
A tale it tells of romance true,
Of the ways of daring men,
Of the search for gold
In the days of old
When the trails were blazed again.

It tells how the brooding silence
Was broken when gold was found,
Of the stampede wild and reckless
To the staked and tented ground.
It tells to me of a city
That was builded in a day,
Where from golden sands
In these far-off lands
Flowed the streams of wealth away.

It tells how our glorious West
Came forth from its savage state,
How the wilderness tribes that roamed
Bowed ‘neath the decree of fate.
It tells me of ranches and homes
In the shadows of the hills,
And of willing hands
That have made these lands
To blossom for him who tills.

It tells of a grand advancement –
The pride of each westerner –
Of sturdy men who “saw it all
And a part of which they were.”
Of some it tells of humble walk
But whose hearts were true as steel
Whose graves mark the trail
Along hill and vale
To this cherished land ideal.

But the tale that the cabin tells
Of pick and shovel and pan,
Is nearer and dearer to me
Then the other deeds of man;
And I sit here fondly musing
By this cabin old today,
Where from placered sands
In these far-off lands
Flowed the golden streams away.
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Behind the Times

Recently there appeared in the Boise Statesman an item referring to a communication sent to that paper by a certain citizen of Roosevelt, the burden of which having been a complaint relative to alleged violation of the game laws in this section of Idaho. It was claimed that no deputy game warden was in here and no hunting or fishing licenses could be procured. It was also alleged that elk and deer were being ruthlessly and wantonly slaughtered in open violation of the law.

This no doubt makes fine reading for a person posing as a would-be friend and protector of the game and fish, and who perhaps is so situated that he can leisurely search out the game laws and provisions, and according to their requirement, sit placidly back awaiting their fulfillment and then go forth with a copy of the said laws in one hand and mayhap a rapid fire, smokeless, telescope rifle in the other, to wage warfare on the helpless game for pleasure only. Yes, perhaps.

But what of the rough and ready prospector, of him who penetrates the trackless wiles of these almost inaccessible hills, and blazes and pioneers the way that such as the aforementioned friend and protector might profit and be benefited? These men that cut loose from bases of supplies and are swallowed up for weeks or months in the tangled environment of mountain and forest and rushing steam, and rarely meeting others of their kind, must of necessity carry but scanty supply of provisions, and it has long been a custom of the wilderness to allow them the privilege of taking game at any time as their necessity demanded. This, of course, is not an adherence to the exact letter of the law, but we know of cases in which latitude was sometimes extended by the law to apply to certain conditions.

We do not mean to be understood as upholding the unlawful slaughter of game or of its wanton destruction for sport, but when conditions are such as to render imperative the taking of game and that quickly to maintain life, as is often the case with prospectors, then it should, we believe, be an occasion for the exercise of a little latitude.

As to the impossibility of procuring fish and game licenses at Roosevelt, we can say that the Stateman’s correspondent manifests much ignorance of things most commonly known. Our resident justice of the peace, Jas. McAndrews, is empowered to issue the licenses whenever required. It might be well for the above mentioned correspondent to post up a little before he again attempts to butt in.
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Our attention as been called to an error in giving the names of the two men who were first to drill in the contest on the Fourth. Instead of being the names of Gourne and Baema, as we were informed, we should have said Cosme and Sanso. This was not intentional on our part, it being a mistake by reason of an unfamiliarity with the names.
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Road Reports Apr 24, 2022

It is Rock Migration Season. Please share road reports. Spring travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are mostly bare. Most of the snow has melted except in the deep shade. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Report Friday (April 22) clear and only 10 minute delay for Smiths Ferry Flaggers.
Hwy 55 Construction Announcement from ITD 4/5/22
Full road closures on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry will begin on April 11, 2022. Drivers can expect closures Mon.-Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside of those hours, the road will be open to one-way alt traffic.
Drivers should plan ahead to avoid delays and use U.S. 95 as an alternate route when possible. link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Friday (April 22) road was snow free all the way.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Friday (April 22) no snow, a sprinkling of small rocks. A little bit of traffic and campers.
Note: starting March 15th the road maintenance goes back to the FS from the county. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Friday (April 22) the lower part somewhat graded, scraped off the wash boards and rocks, but watch for pot holes and sprinkling of new rocks.

Upper Johnson Creek Road (Trail): Closed to wheeled vehicles.
No current report.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open
No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek.
Report Wednesday (April 6): from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum
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Weather Reports Apr 17-23, 2022

Apr 17 Weather:

At 930am it was 27 degrees, mostly cloudy and light breeze. At 1pm it was partly clear. At 345pm it was 43 degrees, mostly cloudy and chilly breezes. At 740pm it was 39 degrees, high thin overcast and light breezes. At 1030pm it looked hazy.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 18, 2022 at 09:30AM
Overcast, light breeze
Max temperature 45 degrees F
Min temperature 27 degrees F
At observation 35 degrees F
Precipitation 0.00 inch
Snowfall 0.0 inch
Snow depth 3 inch
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Apr 18 Weather:

At 930am it was 35 degrees, overcast and light breeze. At 12pm breezy and high overcast. At 1pm gusty winds and light gray overcast with filtered sun. Lots of snow melting, neighborhood streets are more than half bare. At 245pm it was 56 degrees, high overcast and gusty breezes, a lot of snow has melted today. Calmer by 6pm. At 745pm it was 47 degrees, overcast and slight breeze. At 1030pm it looked cloudy. Trace of snow then rain fell before sunrise.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 19, 2022 at 09:30AM
Overcast, fog belts mid-mountain
Max temperature 60 degrees F
Min temperature 32 degrees F
At observation 34 degrees F
Precipitation 0.12 inch
Snowfall Trace
Snow depth Trace
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Apr 19 Weather:

At 930am it was 34 degrees, overcast with fog belts mid-mountain. At 12pm breaks in the cloud cover and light breezes. At 1250pm snowing, melting on contact and didn’t last long. At 330pm it was 44 degrees, gray overcast, a bit breezy and occasional flakes of snow. At 740pm it was 40 degrees, overcast and light breeze. At 8pm foggy, socked in and starting to snow. By 1145pm a fat trace of snow, looks like low clouds. Likely snowed part of the night.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 20, 2022 at 09:30AM
Mostly cloudy, melting
Max temperature 48 degrees F
Min temperature 28 degrees F
At observation 36 degrees F
Precipitation 0.08 inch
Snowfall 2.0 inch
Snow depth 2 inch
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Apr 20 Weather:

At 930am it was 36 degrees, mostly cloudy and new snow melting quickly. At 1pm it was 46 degrees, mostly cloudy and gusty breezes. At 320pm it was 49 degrees, mostly cloudy and breezy. Gusty afternoon. At 740pm it was 48 degrees, overcast (thicker darker to the northwest) and lighter breezes. At 1045pm it looked cloudy and dry. Rained during the night/early morning.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 21, 2022 at 09:30AM
Overcast, light breeze, drops
Max temperature 51 degrees F
Min temperature 32 degrees F
At observation 38 degrees F
Precipitation 0.29 inch
Snowfall 0.0 inch
Snow depth Trace
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Apr 21 Weather:

At 930am it was 38 degrees overcast (top of VanMeter foggy) light breeze and a few drops of rain. At 1pm it was overcast and a little breezy. At 340pm it was 44 degrees, overcast and a short little sprinkle of rain. At 5pm cracks in the overcast letting in sun for a short time. Gusty breezes started 545pm. At 740pm it was 44 degrees, lighter breezes, dark overcast and a few drops of rain. At 1030pm it looked dark and cloudy.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 22, 2022 at 09:30AM
Overcast, light breeze
Max temperature 48 degrees F
Min temperature 31 degrees F
At observation 37 degrees F
Precipitation 0.02 inch
Snowfall 0.0 inch
Snow depth Trace (in shade)
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Apr 22 Weather:

At 930am it was 37 degrees, overcast and light breeze. At 1230pm it was 46 degrees, breaks in the cloud cover and a bit breezy. Gusty breezes at times early afternoon. At 330pm it was 48 degrees, partly clear and breezy – gusty at times. At 630pm it was 44 degrees, partly cloudy and cold light breezes. At 745pm it was 44 degrees, wind picking up, clouds moving in (VanMeter totally fogged) and spitting snowflakes for about 15 minutes. At 1030pm it was at least partly clear, two bright planets rising to the east.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 23, 2022 at 09:30AM
Mostly cloudy
Max temperature 51 degrees F
Min temperature 31 degrees F
At observation 37 degrees F
Precipitation Trace
Snowfall Trace
Snow depth Trace (in shade)
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Apr 23 Weather:

At 930am it was 37 degrees and mostly cloudy (small clear patch.) Chunky and dark overcast at 1pm. By 2pm gusty breezes. A few drops of rain around 330pm. At 340pm it was 40 degrees, chilly breezes, dark low clouds to the south and blue patch of sky to the north east. At 430pm it was partly cloudy/clear and breezy. Moderate rain between 545pm and 615pm. At 745pm it was 40 degrees, partly cloudy and light breeze. At 1115pm it looked mostly clear, sparkly stars.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 24, 2022 at 09:30AM
Clear, frost melting
Max temperature 49 degrees F
Min temperature 24 degrees F
At observation 33 degrees F
Precipitation Trace <– under-catch
Snowfall 0.0 inch
Snow depth Trace (in shade)
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Road Reports Apr 20, 2022

It is Rock Migration Season. Please share road reports. Spring travel conditions. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: We received 2″ new snow overnight, most of it had melted by lunch time Wednesday (Apr 20.) Local streets are mostly bare and muddy. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Reports of rocks coming down on the highway over last weekend.
Hwy 55 Construction Announcement from ITD 4/5/22
Full road closures on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry will begin on April 11, 2022. Drivers can expect closures Mon.-Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside of those hours, the road will be open to one-way alt traffic.
Drivers should plan ahead to avoid delays and use U.S. 95 as an alternate route when possible. link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Report Tuesday (April 19) road was snow free.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Report Wednesday (April 20) Mail truck driver reports the recent snow has pretty much melted, backhoe moving rocks off the road.
Report Tuesday (April 19) some ice in the shady places, slushy up higher, a few rocks scattered around.
Note: starting March 15th the road maintenance goes back to the FS from the county. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Report Wednesday (April 20) mail truck driver reports the big rocks had been removed and the road was partly graded.
Report Tuesday (April 19) road was pretty good, there are 2 large rocks to watch for.

Upper Johnson Creek Road (Trail): Closed to wheeled vehicles.
No current report.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open
No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Old report Sunday (March 27) “Today we came out of BC & in one mile stretch of road the conditions had changed a lot in 2 days. This portion of the trail is close to where Belvedere Creek enters Big Creek. The warming temps have released a lot of water running down the inside road drainage ditch. This creates a deep trench that runs parallel to the road until it hits a low spot & then crosses the road. These cross road trenches are difficult to cross & if this warm weather continues the situation will continue until the snow on the road has melted down a bunch. We spent a lot of time today getting through just a few of these trenches. Assuming the warm weather continues it will likely get worse for a while, but ultimately the snow depth will get low enough to eliminate the problem. In the meantime travelers should have shovels, chain saws (to cut through the ice) , winches or come-a-longs with lots of wire rope. Outstanding snowmobilers can probably boondock around this stretch, but because of the steep ground (sidehill) & dense trees that isn’t a viable option on tracked ATVs.” – C&L
Old report Friday (March 25): “Profile Creek Road – EFSF to Profile Gap. There is a solid snow floor all the way that is packed down & shows a lot of travel – Based on the tracks left on the ground it indicates skiers traveling on tracked machines. All tracks ended at Profile Gap where skiers left the gap in all directions & the tracked machines turned around. There have been a few small snow slides in the first few miles, but everybody just goes over them.
“Profile Gap to BC – No recent travel on this section, 6-8 inches of fresh powder. Profile Gap to Big Creek Culvert was almost too easy. No sidehilling or snow slides. From BC Culvert to Edwardsburg there is a solid snow pack, but you do have to cross some spots where running water has made deep cuts (2-3 feet) in the snow on the road. This did liven up the ride a little bit. It is situations like this where you are glad to have winches on your machines – we didn’t use them today.” – C&L
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek.
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Report Wednesday (April 6): from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum
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Apr 17, 2022 The Yellow Pine Times

Apr 17, 2022 The Yellow Pine Times – Valley County, Idaho

Reminder: We are still under a boil water order.

Note: If you are not receiving the Yellow Pine Times in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

Community Calendar:

Apr 17, 2020 – Boil water order in effect
Oct 27, 2021 – Transfer Station on Winter Schedule
Nov 1, 2021 – Winter Mail Delivery Starts
2022
Apr 17 – Easter Potluck 2pm The Corner
Apr 29 – Arbor Day
Mar-May – Spring Rx burns
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo party 3pm Community Hall
May 8 – Mother’s Day Brunch Community Hall
May 28 – Memorial Potluck 2pm Community Hall
Jul 2 – 4th of July golf tournament
Jul 3 – YPWUA Shareholders Meeting
(details below)
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Local Events:

Easter Sunday Potluck April 17th at 2pm

Please join us for Easter Potluck at the Corner. Fried Chicken provided. Please bring your favorite Easter side dish if you would like.
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Cinco de Mayo May 5th

A Cinco de Mayo party will be held at the Community Hall at 3pm on May 5. The food will be provided by the VYPA Council as an appreciation for our village community.
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Mother’s Day Brunch May 8th

Mother’s Day brunch will be held at the Community Hall on Sunday May 8 at 12 noon. Food will be provided. Donations appreciated. All donations will contribute to the village’s funds.
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Memorial Potluck Saturday May 28th

Memorial Potluck at the Community Hall. Burgers and Brats provided. Please bring a side dish if you would like.

Stay tuned for more details…


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Krassel RD Prescribed Burns Spring 2022

The Krassel Ranger District plans to apply fire to approximately 2,500 acres within the Bald Hill project area (east of Yellow Pine); 2,000 acres in the Four Mile project area along the South Fork of the Salmon River near the Miners peak trail, and 70 acres around Krassel Work Center.
Ignitions may occur over 2-7 days in the months of March through May Flame, smoke and hazards may be present in the area until significant precipitation or season ending weather is received. If you have any questions or comments please contact Dave Hogen Krassel District Ranger at 208-634-0600

(Same map from last fall.)
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Golf Tournament July 2nd

The annual 4th of July golf tournament will be on Saturday, July 2nd at 10(ish). All proceeds will be used to improve the golf course (improving the greens, signs and tees. More information to follow. Contact Joel or Marj Fields with questions, sponsorships or donations at fieldsmarjie @ yahoo.com

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YPWUA Shareholders Meeting July 3rd

The yearly shareholders meeting will be Sunday July 3rd at 10am. There will be two positions up for elections.

There has been some question on who can vote and can run for office. You must be a shareholder with the Yellow Pine Water Users Association to be able to vote and run for office. If you have any questions about being a shareholder, please contact me.

Thank you – Steve Holloway
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Village News:

Snow!

A winter weather advisory was issued for Monday and Tuesday. It snowed all day Monday and all night. By Tuesday morning we had received 8 inches of new snow. The Big Creek SNOTEL site showed 12″ new snow. We received snow on Tuesday amounting to 1 1/4″ by Wednesday morning. Thursday morning’s total was 2″, and Friday morning tally was just 1/2″. Early morning snow on Saturday was 1/2″ by 930am and snowed until around 2pm adding a couple more inches. A blizzard Saturday evening added another 1/2″ of snow. Sunday morning we had 5″ on the ground.

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Yellow Pine West April 12, 2022 at 1030am courtesy Eye-n-Sky

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Doug plowing main street April 13th – courtesy YP Tavern

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Yellow Pine North (Elk) April 13, 2022 at 915am courtesy Eye-n-Sky
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Watkin’s Pharmacy update

March 24, 2022: Watkins Pharmacy has not yet finalized plans to open in a new, temporary location and a date for when a new location would open was not set, pharmacy owner Amber Watkins said.
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Attention Yellow Pine Water Users

You may now apply to WICAP for help with your water bill under the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). You may apply for help with your past-due, as well as your current bill.

Application may be made in person at the WICAP office in Cascade, 110 W. Pine St. You may also apply by phone at 208 454-0675, or on-line at wicap.org.
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Notice – Deadline

In order to have your item posted in that week’s paper you must email it in by Noon on Sunday.

A reminder – if your group or business want an event, photo, minutes, news or advertising posted in the Yellow Pine Times, please write what you want posted in text form (for copy/paste) and send it by email. Remember to include the “who, what, when, where and why.” Images or groups of images must be under 10 megs per email.
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Arnold Aviation News:

Customers New Deadline – Please email your shopping list by Sunday evening so they are ready to print early Monday morning.

Attention Mail Route Customers – FedEx Ground has changed their policy, and they will no longer pay for Mail Plane or Truck freight. If you can avoid it, we strongly encourage you to use UPS or USPS to receive packages. If you do order a FedEx Ground package, you will be billed for: Air Freight @ $0.45/lb, or Mail Truck Freight @ $0.05/lb. We are truly sorry this is the case, and are working very hard to make sure you still receive your orders. – Arnold Aviation
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Road News

Link: to current road reports.

Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum

Hwy 55 summer road construction starts March 14, 2022
link:

South Fork Road: As of March 15th the road maintenance reverts back to the Forest Service. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek
from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam

Upper Johnson Creek road at Landmark, Profile Gap, Lick Creek, Elk Summit, Thunder Mountain and Deadwood roads are closed to wheeled vehicles. These roads are not maintained. Travel at your own risk.
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Critters

20190429Dump2-bBe Tick Aware
Ticks are out early this year, 1st report Feb 11th.

* After being outdoors check for ticks. Remove any that are attached.
* Tumble any clothing in a hot dryer for 10 minutes. That should kill any ticks left in the clothing.
* When hiking outside where there are ticks, wear long clothing. Tuck the ends of pants into socks.
* Use a bug repellent to shoes, socks and exposed skin.

Be Elk Aware

Elk are hanging around the village, please watch for them on local streets. There have been a couple of near misses reported.

Be Wolf Wary

Report Saturday, Feb 12, wolves howling around the upper end of the village, and two were in a residential yard. F&G confirms there is a pack of 6 wolves in our valley.

* Always keep children nearby and in sight.
* Keep pets leashed and under control.

Be Bear Aware

Bears will be coming out of hibernation soon and hungry.

* Keep trash cans inside a garage or shed until the morning of pick-up.
* Take down bird feeders in the spring.
* Do not store coolers, freezers or refrigerators outside where bears can reach them.

Be Coyote Aware

* Remove or secure attractants, such as pet food, trash or dog feces.
* If you have a potential living food source for coyotes, such as chickens, secure their coops with wire mesh fences at least five feet high.
* Don’t leave your dog outside unsupervised.
* If possible, ensure your property boundaries are secure by keeping fences in good repair and letting your dogs out for bathroom breaks only in fenced areas, particularly at night. The American Kennel Club recommends solid fences of at least 6-feet tall, and buried in the ground at least 18 inches, and says that “coyote rollers” can provide additional deterrence.
* If your property is not fenced, turn on outside lights and make noise before letting your dog outside, and consider taking your dog out on a lead for nighttime bathroom breaks.
* Clear away brushy areas around your property that coyotes may see as safe denning or hiding spots.

Be Fox Aware

* Do not feed foxes human food
* Feed domestic pets indoors
* Make sure your pets are updated on Rabies vaccines
* Small pets could become a snack

Photo taken Jan 18, 2021 by AP

Be Cougar Aware

A big cat had been hanging around the upper part of the village this winter. Watch your small pets and do not leave food outside.

photo courtesy NH
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Yellow Pine US Mail

The 3-day a week mail delivery started November 1st. The Post Office in Yellow Pine is open six days a week year around: M-F 845am-245pm Saturday 9am-245pm. Forever Stamp: 58 cents. Support our local post office and purchase your holiday stamps here.
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Yellow Pine Transfer Station

Report March 15th: Road from YP to the dump is very slushy. The bins are still fairly empty.

Road plowed March 31st.

Bins dumped March 5th. Please flatten your empty boxes!

Dump update October 27th: We are now in winter mode. When it gets fairly full we will call to have it dumped. Contact Cecil.

Locals have worked hard to clean up the area, please be respectful.

20190429Dump2-bYellow Pine Transfer Station (aka, the dump)

Please do not abuse our Transfer Station or we may lose it. Household trash must be placed in the bins, flattened cardboard boxes can also go into the bins. Do not stack trash in front of the doors. Woody yard debris only for the burn pile. No furniture, appliances, tires or construction debris allowed, those items must be hauled out to the Donnelly station by you.

The Yellow Pine Transfer Station is Valley County responsibility. If it is not kept tidy, use of the Transfer Station may be revoked. That would result in residents having to take all household trash and yard waste to the Donnelly Transfer Station.

If Dumpsters Are Full, Contact Lake Shore Disposal at: (208) 634-7176

Dump Tips

Do you know where your trash goes after it leaves Yellow Pine?

90 tons per week of Valley Co.’s solid waste comes to the Adams Co. landfill. (Valley Co. has a contract with Adams Co.) When Valley Co.’s weekly trash exceeds 90 tons, the rest is then taken to Payette. The more garbage, the more cost in transferring it further away.

Tips to reduce trash:

1. When purchasing groceries refuse plastic bags as they reek havoc at the Adams Co.’s landfill, causing problems with equipment.

2. Garbage: recyclables, compost, trash

If each household would have containers for these three categories this is the place to start.

– B. Dixon
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Local Groups

YPWUA News:

Water Use

04/07/22 22671826 25412 24 1059 18 T 400
04/08/22 22699624 27798 24 1158 19 F 2386
04/09/22 22726981 27357 24 1140 19 S 441
04/10/22 22754548 27567 24 1149 19 S 210
04/11/22 22781702 27154 24 1131 19 M 413
04/12/22 22809564 27862 24 1161 19 T 708
04/13/22 22836411 26847 24 1119 19 W 1015
04/14/22 22865324 28913 24 1205 20 T 2066
04/15/22 22895796 30472 24 1270 21 F 1559
04/16/22 22921411 25615 24 1067 18 S 4857
04/17/22 22948489 27078 24 1128 19 S 1463

We are still under a Boil Order. Please conserve water.

DRINKING WATER WARNING April 11, 2022
Yellow Pine Water Users PWS 4430059 BOIL WATER ADVISORY Due to insufficient treatment
We routinely monitor the conditions in the drinking water distribution system. On 4-19-2020 we experienced a period of insufficient treatment due to extreme water demand which exceeded the capacity of the treatment system. A drop in water pressure is a signal of the existence of conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through backflow, by backpressure, or back-siphonage. As a result, there is an increased chance that the drinking water may contain disease-causing organisms.
What should I do?
* DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.
Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
* Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
* The symptoms above are caused by many types of organisms. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
What is being done?
Efforts are under way to curtail water use. Once water use is diminished, the water treatment system will again be operational and the boil water order can be lifted
We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 365 days.
For more information, please contact Warren at 208-573-6261 or wdrake @ drakediversified.com
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by Yellow Pine Water Users Assoc.
PWS ID #: 4430059. Date distributed: 4-11-22.

Water Conservation Tipsyellowmellow

1. Turn OFF the tap when you brush your teeth
Pretty much everyone runs the tap whilst brushing their teeth, when in fact you only need water at the beginning and the end (to wet the brush and rinse it).

2. Try and conserve water when using the toilet
We’ve heard a simple saying for this “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown flush it down”.
Also don’t use the toilet as a bin, every time you throw a small bit of trash and flush the toilet 5 gallons is gone.

3. Shorten your shower and turn it off when you can
You can also turn the shower off in between, wet yourself, lather up then turn the water off. When you’re ready turn it on and rinse off.

4. If you have any dripping taps – FIX THEM.
A single dripping tap can waste 4 gallons of water a day (or more) or 1450 gallons of water a year.

YPWUA 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting July 3rd at 10am.
YPWUA 2021 Annual Shareholder Meeting July 4, 2021 Link: to 20210704 YPWUA minutes
YPWUA 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting July 5, 2020 link: to 20200705 YPWUA minutes

Water Board:
Steve Holloway
Willie Sullivan
Dawn Brown
Stu Edwards
Candy Hardisty
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VYPA News:

April 6, 2022 Village Council meeting to fill vacant chairperson position.

Village of Yellow Pine Association:
Hailey Harris, Chairman
Josh Jones, Vice Chairman
Jen Aldrich, Secretary
Ronda Rogers, Treasurer
Rhonda Egbert, Member at Large

Cemetery Committee:
Ron Basabe
Marj Fields
Ron Earl

Sept 11, 2021 – VYPA Meeting minutes link:
Aug 14, 2021 VYPA Meeting Canceled (lack of quorum.)
July 10, 2021 VYPA meeting minutes link:
June 12, 2021 VYPA Meeting Minutes link:

VYPA Meetings are the 2nd Saturday of June, July, August, and September at 2:00pm at the Community Hall.
2022 Meeting dates:
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10

VYPA Bylaws adopted 8/8/2020 (link)
YPAC Corp Bylaws (link)
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YPFD News:

If you have an emergency, please call 911

Meeting Minutes

Apr 3, 2022, Fire Commissioners Meeting (minutes forthcoming)
Feb 24, 2022 Fire Commissioners Special Meeting Link:
Jan 30, 2022 Fire Commissioners Meeting Link:
Jan 10, 2022 YPFD Special Meeting Link:
Jan 9, 2022 YPFD Special Meeting (no minutes yet.)
Nov 23, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Nov 8, 2021 AAR Report (Hopeless) Link:
Oct 31, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Oct 14, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Sep 27, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Sep 18, 2021 Special meeting Link:
Sep 11, 2021 YPFD Budget meeting Link:
Aug 28, 2021 – YPFD Meeting to discuss election (no notes taken.)
Jul 10, 2021 – YPFD Meeting Minutes. Link:
Jun 12, 2021 – YPFD Meeting Minutes. Link:
May 15, 2021 – YPFD Meeting Minutes. Link:
Sep 30, 2020 YPFD budget meeting. (No minutes yet.)

If you are burning any piles of forest litter and debris – please have a connected and charged garden hose that can reach your piles. If your hose cannot reach where you are burning, follow the good advice of having a shovel, axe, and water bucket at the scene. Rake away from anything that could ignite. Stop burning if winds become an issue. Make sure your fire is out before you leave the area. Nothing like getting surprised by an escaped fire in the middle of the night!

Better yet, “Rake It and Take It” your yard waste (limbs, pine needles, brush, etc.) to the burn pile at the Transfer Station on the south end of the turn-around. Remember, keep the pile neat. Woody debris only, no nails, no cardboard and no furniture! The Boise NF will burn the pile in the fall when it is safe.

Yellow Pine Fire Protection District Community Service Notice
The purpose of this letter is to show how you as a Yellow Pine Resident can help protect your structure against a wildland fire by being “Fire Wise.” Click the link: to view 20190724 Yellow Pine Fire Protection mitigation

Valley County Wildfire Evacuation Checklist
A wildfire evacuation checklist that property owners in the Yellow Pine area might find useful. link: Valley County Evacuation Checklist – 2021

YPFD COVID19 Policy
link: YPFD Covid-19 SOP
link: Covid-19 EMS

Fire Chief: Tim Rogers 208-633-2005
Assistant Fire Chief: Ron Basabe 208-633-9001
YP Fire Commissioners:
Lorinne Munn – District 1
Tom Lanham – District 2
Bill McIntosh – District 3
Secretary/Treasurer – Ronda Rogers

2022 Meeting Schedule:
January 30, 2022, Sunday at 2pm
March 27, 2022, Sunday at 2pm (rescheduled)
April 3, 2022 at 2pm
May 29, 2022, Sunday at 2pm
September 11, 2022, Sunday at 2pm Budget Meeting
November 27, 2022, Sunday at 2pm
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Biz Listings:

The Corner (208) 633-3325 Facebook Page
Winter hours:
Open Wednesday 11-6
Fridays 11-9
Saturdays 9-6
Sunday’s 10-6
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Exceptions are by appointment and we’ll be open on Mondays of Holiday weekends.
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Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook Page
Winter Hours at the Tavern
Open Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 9am-2pm 4pm-8pm
Open Sunday 9am-2pm
Closed Tues & Thurs
Call the Tavern 208 633-2233 or Cell 208 739-7086 for other arrangements
Full Breakfast Menu. Burgers, Pizza, Fajitas, Beer Wine and Pop
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Yellow Pine General Store and Motel (208) 633-3300
Website Facebook page
The Yellow Pine General Store will be observing new Winter Hours. We will be officially open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11am-4pm. Josh or Christy are in town on the off days and will be available to open the store as needed. Their contact information is posted on the front door of the store if you need to reach either of them locally. The motel rooms and the laundry room are still available 7 days per week. Store phone: 208-633-3300 Email:
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Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377
Closed for the winter.
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Murph’s RV Park and Mary’s Cabins
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Local Color Photography
Website
Facebook page
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Knotty Kat Crochet Works – 509-406-2221
FB page
Open Tue – Sat, 9-5
Yellow Pine eggs $3/doz
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Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
Availability for 2022
*Note can book Idaho Residents now for Archery or put on a waiting list for Non Residents, will find out final allocations by April 18th.
2 on 1 Archery August 29th to September 4th *Lodge hunt / Elk, Black Bear, Wolf.
2 on 1 Archery September 6th to September 12th *Fritzer Camp / Elk, Black Bear, Wolf.
2 on 1 Rifle September 24th to September 30th *Fritzer Camp / Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Wolf.
Spring Bear Hunt June 3rd to June 9th Group of 2 to 3 hunters *Lodge Hunt / Black Bear and Wolf.
See our website for more details. Or give us a call 208-633-3614
website:
Facebook:

Wapiti Meadow Ranch – Johnson Creek (208) 633-3217
or 208-315-3554 – cabin rentals
website:

Big Creek Lodge
website:

Deadwood Outfitters
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Local Fuel Suppliers

Amerigas Phone: (208) 452-4361
Ed Staub & Sons Phone: (208) 634-3833
Diamond Fuel & Feed Phone: (208) 382-4430
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Outside Biz that will service Yellow Pine:

Arnold Aviation (208) 382-4844
Watkins Pharmacy Cascade (208) 382-4204
Call your doctor and have your Rx transferred until Watikns can rebuild.
Cascade Auto (208) 382-4224
Cascade Vet Clinic (208) 382-4590

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Local Observations:

Monday (Apr 11) overnight low of 23 degrees. Yesterday’s snow water equivalent (SWE) was 0.04″ – it was breezy so that may be an under-catch. This morning low overcast and snowing. Flicker calling, jays, juncos, finches, rufous sided spotted towhee, pine squirrel and downy woodpecker visiting. Steady snow at lunch time, over half inch so far, foggy and socked in nearly to the floor of the valley. Still snowing mid-afternoon. Measured 4 3/4″ of new snow at 4pm, still snowing, high of 35 degrees. Stopped snowing before 5pm, breaks in the clouds before 6pm. Back to low clouds by 7pm. Snowing before sunset and below freezing. Likely snowed all night.

Tuesday (Apr 12) overnight low of 23 degrees. Snowed most of the day yesterday and probably all night. By 930am it was 26 degrees, 8″ of new snow on the board (SWE=0.56″) overcast (top of VanMeter fogged in) and snowing lightly. Large flock of juncos visiting along with a rufous sided spotted towhee, a hairy woodpecker, a nuthatch, some finches and the usual gang of jays. Flicker calling in the distance. Flaking lightly all morning, then stopped by lunch time (no accumulation) and cracks in the clouds with scattered sunshine. Trees dropping “snow bombs” out in the forest. Socked in and snowing again early afternoon – lasted about 20 minutes, then a 15 minute break then flaking on and off and breezy, high of 35 degrees. A few snow flakes mid-afternoon, breezy and just below freezing. Socked in and snowing early evening. Below freezing, low clouds and steady snow before sunset, scant quarter inch so far. Stopped snowing after dark. Broken clouds after midnight. Accumulating snow early morning.

Wednesday (Apr 13) overnight low of 10 degrees. This morning measured 1 1/4″ new snow (SWE=0.10″) and 5 1/4″ on the ground. At 930am it was 19 degrees, thinning overcast and still snowing lightly. Large flock of juncos, some finches, downy woodpecker, pine squirrel and jays visiting. Elk up by main street. Broken clouds and haze at lunch time. Colombian ground squirrel poked its head up looked around and went back into its hole. Mail truck was later than usual. Breezy and cloudy early afternoon, high of 35 degrees. Clouds lowering, gusty winds and starting snowing lightly mid-afternoon. Low clouds and snowing early evening, put down a solid trace. Mostly cloudy and cold after sunset. Partly clear before midnight, bright moon.

Thursday (Apr 14) overnight low of 13 degrees. Snow started after 7am, by 930am we had 2″ new snow (SWE=0.07″) low foggy overcast, 20 degree and steady snow falling. Large flock of juncos, a few finches and jays visiting. Stopped snowing by lunch time (fat 1/2″), cracks in the overcast to the south letting in filtered sunshine, but dark low clouds to the north obscuring VanMeter Hill. Scattered sunshine early afternoon, snow melting. Light gray overcast mid-afternoon, above freezing and breezy. Snow on and off late afternoon, no accumulation and most of previous snow melted, high of 40 degrees. Low overcast and snowing before sunset, later about 45 minutes, a trace. Mostly cloudy before dusk. Snowing after dark – another trace. Partly cloudy before midnight and bright moon.

Friday (Apr 15) overnight low of 14 degrees. Yesterday’s snow had mostly melted, scant trace remaining. This morning it was 23 degrees at 930am, almost clear sky and light breeze, yesterday’s SWE=0.03″ and currently 4″ snow on the ground. Flickers calling and drumming, (female flicker stopped by) first pine siskins have arrived, finches, nuthatches, hairy woodpecker, a few juncos, jays and a pine squirrel visiting. Mostly cloudy after lunch time. A couple of snow flurries early afternoon. Mostly cloudy mid-afternoon, breezy and an occasional flake of snow, high of 36 degrees. Mostly cloudy after sunset and cold breezes. Hazy fat moon rising over Golden Gate at 1030pm. Morning snow started before 830am.

Saturday (Apr 16) overnight low of 23 degrees. Morning snow measured a scant 1/2″ by 930am (SWE=0.02″) and 4″ on the ground, it was 26 degrees, socked in down to the valley floor, light breeze and steady snowfall. Lots of juncos early with a few finches, then jays, nuthatches, pine squirrel, a couple of pine siskins and a hairy woodpecker visiting. Socked in and still snowing big flakes at lunch time. Stopped snowing early afternoon, estimate about 2″ new snow before melting some, clouds lifting above Golden Gate. Mostly cloudy mid-afternoon, warmer, windy and spitting rain drops and snowflakes for about half an hour. At 635pm blizzard – limited visibility, socked in down to the floor, gusty and snowing hard – lasted about half an hour then slacking off and clouds lifting, estimate 1/2″ new snow. Partly clear after sunset and cold brisk breezes. High clouds before midnight, fuzzy full moon.

Sunday (Apr 17) overnight low of 21 degrees. Yesterday’s snow total estimated 2 1/2″ as most of it melted (SWE=0.17″) and 5″ on the ground. It was 27 degrees at 930am, mostly cloudy and light breeze. Flickers calling, jays, juncos, nuthatches, pine squirrel and hairy woodpecker visiting. Partly clear after lunch time. Mostly cloudy mid-afternoon and chilly breezes, high of 45 degrees. Still above freezing right after sunset and high thin overcast.
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RIP:

Brian James Imel
December 2, 1958 – April 5, 2022

Brian James Imel, born December 2nd, 1958 in Prineville, OR to David Imel and Patricia Kent. He grew up in Boise, ID attending primary and middle school there. Brian was an adventurer who spent his summers in Central Idaho, primarily Yellow Pine, exploring every backroad, mine, mountaintop lake he could find (typically on a motorcycle behind his big brother).
Brian attended High school at Burns Union High School in Burns, OR. He was an accomplished football player and wrestler. Brian was a state runner up at the 1977 OSAA State Championships and a member of the 1977 OSAA State Championship Burns Union High Wrestling team. It was while attending Burns High School that he met the love of his life Tess Pepperling. On November 26, 1977 Brian and Tess were married in Hines, OR.
Brian and Tess moved to Boise, ID to attend College at Boise State University. Brian was an avid outdoorsman and now had a blossoming family to include on his adventures. He loved to take his family on adventures in the Idaho wilderness and had an unmatched zest for life. He was a vehement supporter of his children’s athletics, often playing the role of chauffer, coach, parent and mentor to other athletes all while working and attending Boise State University. Brian was a self-taught carpenter who started with residential construction and eventually started his own custom cabinetry business: Division 06 Cabinets. Brian became a master carpenter and worked to restore several old buildings in Downtown Boise.
Brian graduated from Boise State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Secondary Education. Brian’s opportunities as an Organic Chemist were abundant, however the beach was calling. Brian and Tess had always dreamed of living on the Oregon coast. They both accepted jobs in Eugene, OR and found a home on the beach in Florence, OR. Every day they commuted to work together, ate lunch together and enjoyed their beach home together. They were inseparable. Brian was an accomplished Chemist with Molecular Probes for 20 years. Upon retirement Brian and Tess took up their hand at farming and purchased the Imel estate in Scio, OR. Brian spent this time with his family working in his shop, gardening and running cattle. Brian passed away on April 5th, 2022 at the age of 63.
Brian was a man of great intelligence, compassion, and strength. He was a story teller and renaissance man. Brian was always ready for adventure, to jump in on a project or lend a hand to a friend in need. He was quick to make light of a bad situation and was the most loyal brother, son, husband, father and grandfather. Nothing mattered more to him than his family and we knew it because he showed us every day. He was known to break out in song and have a good laugh. The greatest father these authors could have imagined; he was our advisor, our inspiration, our hero and our rock. While the impact of his loss feels like an unfillable void, he inspired us to live life to its fullest, to work hard, take care of our families, and love each other unconditionally.
Brian was preceded in death by his Mother and Father. Brian is survived by his loving, dutiful wife Tess, his children and their spouses Andrew & Jodi Imel of Boise Idaho, Seth & Kari Bostick of Sandy Utah, Ryan & Keri Imel of Scio, OR. Ten grandchildren, that he mentored, encouraged and adored. They are: Ryan, Shealynn, Emma, Andrew, Olivia, Aaron, Abram, Brian (whom is his namesake), Amilia and Peter. Great grandchild: Holland. Brother Keith Imel of Juneau, AK, Sister Sally Imel of Vale, OR. Rest in peace Dad, you live in all of us. Your words, your wisdom, your love flows through all of us, now and forever.

Published: Idaho Statesman
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Violet L. Earl

Violet L. Earl, 84, of Emmett [and Yellow Pine], died Friday, April 15, 2022.

Funeral Home: Potter Funeral Chapel
Published in Idaho Press Tribune April 17, 2022
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Idaho News:

COVID-19 Updates: 33 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

April 15, 2022 Local News 8

Idaho officials reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths Friday.

That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 445,040.

The state said 29 new hospitalizations have been reported bringing the total number to 16,996, and 0 new cases have been admitted to the ICU bringing the total to 2,918.

2 new deaths were reported bringing the total recorded deaths to 4,913.

full story: [Valley County 2,606 cases, 16 deaths.]
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Latest hospital numbers as of 4/6 (Wednesday):

45 hospitalized with COVID-19
9 in ICU


source: KTVB April 13, 2022
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New Valley County COVID-19 cases stay at one for week

By Tom Grote The Star-News April 14, 2022

For the second week in a row, just one new case of COVID-19 was reported in Valley County last week by the county’s two hospitals.

St. Luke’s McCall and Cascade Medical Center have reported 2,683 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started two years ago.

Thirteen confirmed deaths and three probable deaths in Valley County from COVID-19 have been reported by Central District Health.

Cascade Medical Center no longer offers the Pfizer vaccine, CEO Tom Reinhardt said.

“Pfizer requires us to purchase in large quantities and most just goes to waste,” Reinhardt said. “So until further notice, we’ll only carry the Moderna vaccine, which we can buy in smaller volumes.”

Those wishing to be given the Pfizer vaccine should contact St. Luke’s McCall or a local pharmacy, he said.

Clinics and Tests

The Cascade hospital offers a second booster shot of the Moderna vaccine to those over age 50 who received their first booster shot at least four months ago.

The Moderna vaccine for those age 18 and older is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with the Moderna booster. Call 208-382-4285 to schedule a time.

St. Luke’s McCall and Cascade Medical Center have take-home COVID-19 tests available. The saliva-based test offers results in two to three days.

The Cascade hospital also provides free at-home COVID-19 antigen tests, which is a nasal swab test that gives results in 10 minutes, but is less accurate than the saliva-based test.

The tests can be picked up at the main entrance to St. Luke’s McCall at 1000 State St. in McCall or at the clinic at Cascade Medical Center at 402 Lake Cascade Pkwy in Cascade.

St. Luke’s Clinic – Payette Lakes Family Medicine offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and boosters to anyone age 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are offered for anyone age 5 and older.

Also available are Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters for ages 12 to 15 and to moderately or severely immunocompromised youths age 5 to 11.

Pfizer vaccines are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. The Moderna vaccine is offered on Wednesdays only.

Those wanting to get a vaccination can schedule through MyChart at (link) or call 208-381-9500.

Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for adults who are seeking their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose only.

full story: © Copyright 2009-2021 Central Idaho Publishing Inc. All rights reserved (used with permission.)
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Forums planned on proposed Cascade hospital bond election

Cascade Medical Center will hold four public forums on the May 17 vote to authorize $19 million in bonds for a new hospital north of Cascade.

The first forum is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 60 at 105 West Mill St. in Cascade.

A second forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April, 28. at Donnelly Bible Church at 159 Gestrin St. in Donnelly.

The third forum is set for Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. at Cascade Schools at 209 N. School Street in Cascade.

A virtual forum is set for May 12 at 6 p.m. with details on how to participate to be announced.

The bond would fund about half of the proposed $34.2 million cost of building the new facility, which would be built on eight acres of land about a half-mile north of Cascade on the west side of Idaho 55.

The current hospital on Lake Cascade Parkway is 50 years old, too small and outdated, hospital officials have said.

The plans call for a surgery department, occupational and speech therapies, and expanded diagnostic imaging in addition to general modernization and expansion of existing services.

The hospital has 59 employees and took in patient revenue of about $5.2 million in the last budget year that ended Sept. 30.

Last year the clinic hosted 5,557 patient visits. The hospital treated 1,646 patients, mostly in the emergency room, took 1,907 diagnostic images, ran 4,335 lab tests and provided 4,063 physical therapy sessions.

source: The Star-News April 14, 2022
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Cascade fire district to ask for tax increase

November vote would provide funds for more first responders

By Max Silverson The Star-News April 14, 2022

The Cascade Rural Fire Protection District plans to ask voters in November to more than double property taxes to hire more first responders.

If approved, the levy would raise about $600,000 per year and fund three additional full-time paramedic/firefighters and three more EMT firefighters plus a deputy chief and secretary, Cascade Fire Chief Steve Hull said.

District commissioners plan to place the measure on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The proposal would require a 66.7% majority to pass.

The levy would cost taxpayers an additional $133 per $100,000 in taxable property value per year.

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No one hurt when car plunges into North Fork S. of Cascade

The Star-News April 14, 2022

Traffic on Idaho 55 was blocked for about an hour on Sunday after a SUV drove off the road and into the North Fork of the Payette River about 20 miles south of Cascade, Idaho State Police said.

There were no injuries to the two teenage boys from Middleton who were in the car, an ISP news release said.

It appears the driver lost control in slushy conditions about noon Sunday while driving the car northbound, the ISP said.

The car went down an embankment and landed in the river’s edge in shallow water, a spokesperson for the ISP said.

Both teens were able to get themselves out of the vehicle and only suffered minor injuries, a release said.

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Idaho City closes schools due to weather

By KIVI Staff Apr 12, 2022

Classes in Idaho City will be canceled today, April 12th.

District officials confirmed the news this morning. They say schools are taking a snow day.

For more information, visit their website here.

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Avimor community growing across thousands of acres in the foothills

Morgan Romero April 13, 2022 KTVB

Approved by Ada County in the early 2000s, but stunted by the great recession in ’08, the booming master-planned community of Avimor is now moving full steam ahead.

Drive north on Highway 55 and you can’t miss it. So far, almost 700 homes, as well as mixed-use buildings, are nestled in the foothills community north of eagle.

Nine hundred homes were approved in Ada County and builders recently started in Boise County.

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Public Lands:

Controlled burns to be set near Cascade this spring

Two controlled burns will be set this spring near Cascade on the Boise National Forest.

The burns are scheduled to start this month and continue through June. A total of 4,200 acres are planned for burning in 11 areas on the Boise forest.

Here are the planned burns for the Cascade area:

* French Campbell: 68 acres about 10 miles west of Cascade along West Mountain Road lasting several days.

* Willow south: 294 acres about five miles southwest of Cascade lasting several days.

Information and signs will be posted on roads that lead to burn areas and remain in place through completion of the burns.

source: The Star-News April 14, 2022
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Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Army National Guard seek public input on expanded military training area in southwest Idaho

Date: April 14, 2022
Contact: Mike Williamson mwilliamson@blm.gov 208-384-3393

Boise, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Idaho Army National Guard are seeking public comments on a proposal to expand military training onto about 20 square miles of Federal and State land located west of Mountain Home and adjacent to the existing Orchard Combat Training Center.

The Simco Training Area Environmental Assessment analyzes possible impacts from proposed heavy maneuver training between March and November, construction and maintenance of 12.7 miles of dirt roadways, infrastructure development, and engineering practice areas. The proposal does not include live fire exercises.

The purpose of the proposal is to meet Department of Defense training requirements, ensure troop combat readiness, and offset loss of areas within the Orchard Combat Training Center where training is prohibited to protect native shrublands.

The BLM Four Rivers Field Office manages portions of the proposed expanded military training area that are located within the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. The military has been using land in this vicinity for training since the 1940s. The proposed military training activities are within acceptable levels outlined in the BLM’s Resource Management Plan for the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

The BLM and the Idaho Army National Guard will each issue separate decisions based on the Environmental Assessment. The BLM will issue a decision on whether to authorize rights-of-way for the proposed expanded military training area. The Idaho Army National Guard will issue a decision on whether to expand military training onto proposed Federal and State land.

The purpose of the comment period is to obtain public input on the proposal, alternative courses of action, and environmental consequences. The BLM and Idaho Army National Guard will host a virtual public meeting on Zoom to provide information about the proposal on April 21 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Those interested in participating in the virtual public meeting must pre-register at (link) (case sensitive). Detailed information about the proposal is also available on that site.

The BLM and Idaho Army National Guard will accept public comments through May 16 via the following means:
Email: BLM_ID_FourRiversOffice@blm.gov
Fax: 208-384-3326
Surface mail: BLM Four Rivers Field Office, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705

Those who provide comments are advised that before including their personal identifying information (address, email, phone number) they should be aware that the entire comment – including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold this information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

For more information, contact the BLM Four Rivers Field Office at 208-384-3300.
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Bureau of Land Management to deliver fire engine to local fire district

Date: April 15, 2022
Contact: Jared Jablonski jjablonski@blm.gov (208) 384-3210

Boise, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District will transfer a surplus wildland fire engine to the New Plymouth Fire Protection District at 11:00 am on April 19. The media is invited to attend the engine transfer and meet with firefighting representatives from both the BLM and the Fire Protection District. Attendees will need to arrive by 10:45 a.m. to the Boise Interagency Dispatch Center, located at 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho, 83705.

The BLM is transferring the engine to the Fire Protection District at no cost through the Rural Fire Readiness Program, which is designed to enhance the capability of local fire districts, volunteer fire departments, and rangeland fire protection associations to respond to wildland fires safely and effectively. The BLM works hand in hand with these cooperators, as well as other federal and state agencies, to respond to wildfires on land under each other’s protection. These partnerships have always been important and are becoming more so as wildfire seasons become longer and large, severe wildfires become more frequent.

Please contact Jared Jablonski at (208) 384-3210 or email jjablonski@blm.gov for more information.
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Critter News:

Garden Valley and Cascade Veterinary Clinic

The phones in Garden Valley are working after almost 5 weeks. We apologize for all the inconveniences after the water damage in Garden Valley. We are doing our best to take care of everyone. Thank you for all your patience and understanding.

via FB April 15, 2022
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Bird flu confirmed in Idaho chicken flocks

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza is highly contagious and often fatal to birds, although human infections are uncommon.

KTVB Staff April 15, 2022

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture confirmed Friday that multiple cases of avian flu have been found in two separate flocks of domestic Idaho chickens.

One of the chicken flocks is in Gooding County, and the other is in Caribou County, officials said. The groups of birds do not appear to have any overlap or connection.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – more commonly known as bird flu or avian flu – is highly contagious and often fatal to birds.

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Idaho Fish and Game puts down five wild elk at farm

by CBS2 News Staff Tuesday, April 12th 2022

Idaho Fish and Game put down five wild elk at a Garden Valley farm on April 12.

The elk had wandered into the facility through an open gate in early March. The owner held the elk there and notified the State Department of Agriculture.

IDFG visited and consulted with the state. “Out of an abundance of caution regarding the potential risk of transmitting disease to wild elk herds, Fish and Game determined the most appropriate course of action was to dispatch the wild elk in the pen rather than release them,” IDFG says.

IDFG says the elk will be tested for chronic wasting disease, and if their meat is safe, it will be donated to a local food bank.

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Stray moose tries to crash egg hunt in Rexburg

April 16, 2022 Local News 8


Loose Moose no more

Idaho Fish and Game officials say they captured and transported a female cow moose Saturday morning.

She was spotted in Porter Park in Rexburg around 9, just before an Easter Egg hunt was scheduled to begin. We are told local Law enforcement helped escort the big lady away without further incident or injury.

Within hours the Department posted on its Facebook page that “She is currently headed to a much more suitable habitat far away from town.”

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Fish and Game News:

Grizzly bear confirmed to have killed additional livestock near Naples in North Idaho on April 8

By T.J. Ross, Regional Communications Manager
Friday, April 8, 2022

Idaho Fish and Game staff have confirmed that a grizzly bear has killed two additional sheep and a goat on private land near Naples on April 8

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Annual F&G fur auction will be online again in 2022

By Brian Pearson, Regional Communications Manager
Monday, April 11, 2022

For the second straight year, Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur auction will be held entirely online in 2022.

This year’s auction of furs, hides, antlers, and other items will be run through Prime Time Auctions (www.primetimeauctions.com). The online auction kicks off on April 18, and ends on April 25. While this unfortunately means potential buyers will not get to inspect items in person, they will be able to see photos of them on the Prime Time Auctions website.

Potential buyers will need provide a credit or debit card to register for the online auction, but have other options to pay for items they purchase. Here is more information.

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Salmon River Smolt Trap

By Scott Putnam, Fisheries Regional Biologist
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Story and Video by Devan Reid, Sr. Fisheries Technician

Located at Twin Bridges, near White Bird, Idaho, is the Smolt Monitoring Project’s Salmon River fish trap. The incline plane scoop trap is designed to catch smolting salmon and steelhead trout on their way to the Pacific Ocean. The fish are directed into the trap by river flow, guided up an incline belt, and forced across a perforation plate into the livewell. Fish are then netted and anesthetized in preparation for tagging.

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Idaho History Apr 17, 2022

Idaho 1918-1920 Influenza Pandemic

Part 102

Influenza “Cures” from Idaho Newspapers 1920
Patent Medicines, Advertising, Home Remedies and Misinformation

Idaho photos courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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1920

January 1, 1920

Payette Enterprise., January 01, 1920, Page 2

[Editorial]

What is true of influenza is true of most diseases. Fear, fright, a mental condition, is responsible for most of them. Those cities that declared a quarantine last year on account of the epizootic or influenza epidemic – making a great hullabaloo and frightening emotional people – all showed a larger fatality list than Yew York, where no quarantine was declared and all schools and public meetings went on as usual.

– Rutland (Vt.) News

source: Payette Enterprise. (Payette, Canyon Co., Idaho), 01 Jan. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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January 15, 1920

The Emmett Index. January 15, 1920, Page 119200115EI2

To Parents

There are a few cases of influenza in this community. Are you willing to help fight this epidemic? If so, take the following precaution: Have the children use Dobell’s gargle twice a day. If unable to procure this immediately, use salt and water – a teaspoonful of salt to a glass of warm water – Minnie C. Pipher, school nurse.

source: The Emmett Index. (Emmett, Idaho), 15 Jan. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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January 16, 1920

The Caldwell Tribune. January 16, 1920, Page 1

19200116CT2
According to latest advices from Dr. F. M. Cole, city physician, the only case of alleged influenza in Caldwell, that of H. G. Morris, resolved itself into a case of smallpox. There is no influenza in Caldwell.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho), 16 Jan. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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January 29, 1920

The Nezperce Herald., January 29, 1920, Page 1

19200129NH3For Preventing Influenza

The Herald republishes the following article from its issue of November 7, 1918, by request:

Geo. P. Christenson submits the following as coming from a doctor with whom he was well acquainted back in his old home state and whom he knows to be capable and reliable:

Goldfield, Ia., Oct. 9. — Believing I have an effective preventative for grippe or influenza, and hoping it may be considered important enough to warrant publication, I herewith submit my remedy which I have used for years to my own satisfaction.

Let any one go to a drug store and buy a four drachm homeopathic vial and fill it loosely with absorbent cotton. Pour into this vial enough of the ordinary commercial 40 percent formaldehyde to thoroughly saturate the cotton. Stop the vial with a well-fitted cork and you have a remedy that will prevent or destroy any infection that is communicated by inspiration thru the air passages.

Respectfully yours, A. S. Cunningham, M. D.

source: The Nezperce Herald. (Nezperce, Idaho), 29 Jan. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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General Hospital, Pocatello, Idaho, ca. 1913 (1)

courtesy: The Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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February 10, 1920

The Idaho Republican. February 10, 1920, Page 2

19200210TIR4
Prevent The Flu

The influenza is less dangerous this year than last because people are happier and better nourished. The best health insurance is health.

All disease becomes less dangerous and less frequent in its attacks as all people go more hand in hand with laws of nature. So long as some of the people contract disease just so long will they transmit it to others who are healthy and ought to escape it.

There are reasons for everything, including the flu. Every human body carries around a lot of germs capable of causing disease if their number becomes large enough, and every healthy human body carries also enough anti-disease elements to keep the germs down, unless they be augmented by an incoming horde from the outside.

The powers of darkness work in the dark, and germs live in dirt. The first thing to do to prevent disease then is to prevent accumulations of dirt and waste and let plenty of clean fresh air and sunshine in. Lack of these things breaks down resistance to any disease attack.

Disease and health are as opposite as crying and laughing, as sorrow and joy, as dark and light. Sunshine, joy and health are allies. Disease spreads under the favorable conditions of darkness, unhappiness and foul air by contact just as rot spreads in a barrel of apples. Sickness is the penalty of a disregard for nature’s self-evident rules. And they not only suffer who invite disease, but they also who are nearby.

Altho [sic] in treating all troubles of the lungs plenty of fresh air is always insisted on by the best physicians yet only a small part of the people believe that fresh, cold air is not harmful. There was great uproar in some of the army hospitals two years ago when owing to scarcity of housing space many men were put out-of-doors on verandas and in tents, and yet the death rate of out-door patients was not much more than half that of in-door patients. Even the nurses who caught the flu kicked at being put out of the house and having their lives saved thereby.

When the public is finally convinced of the healing power of fresh air and sunshine public epidemics will lose their kick.

The American public has almost, but not quite, been taught that filth produces typhoid fever, and that form of disease has been reduced to a minimum. At the same time lung diseases, and foremost among them, pneumonia, are in the increase because of filthy air. One of the greatest checks the army put upon epidemics two years back was a thinning out of the men so that only a half dozen should live in one tent instead of nine, ten and twelve. At the same time it was next to impossible for the authorities to make the men leave the cap off their tent peaks at night and their windows open if they lived in barracks. The love of close, stuffy air in inborn in Americans, and possibly in the whole human race, for the French are yet worse. The French death rate is very high too.

The best flu preventions are: Fresh air, sunshine, clean houses, clean clothes, clean bodies and cheerful minds. This will be confirmed by any first rate medical authority.

– F. C. K.

source: The Idaho Republican. (Blackfoot, Idaho), 10 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Bonners Ferry Herald. February 10, 1920, Page 5

19200210BFH3
Sick Room Necessities at Standard Prices

Kantleek Hot Water Bottles and Syringes
The finest hot water bottle made. We guarantee them for three years.

Fever Thermometers
Absolutely necessary in all sickrooms. standard makes at from $1.25 to $2.00 each.

Atomizers
For use with both oil and water; for spraying the nose or throat we feature the Derilbliss line.

Bed and Douche Pans, Porcelain and Enamel Ware.

Fumigation – Sulfur and Formaldehyde. Do not give the germs a single chance.

source: Bonners Ferry Herald. (Bonners Ferry, Idaho), 10 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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February 13, 1920

Clearwater Republican. February 13, 1920, Page 4

19200213CR4War is Declared on

Disease And Pestilence

Prepare for the emergency by Securing

Affleck’s Home Medicine Case
(U. S. Patent)

You pay no money now, but are always prepared to meet accidents, disease and epidemics. You never buy anything you don’t use, but always have it for every emergency.

Come in and Let Us Explain

Affleck, The Druggist

“At Ye Sign of Ye Red Globe”
Orofino, Idaho

source: Clearwater Republican. (Orofino, Idaho), 13 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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February 17, 1920

The Idaho Republican. February 17, 1920, Page 5

19200217TIR5
After-the-Flu Cough

or any cough should be treated and eliminated.

It isn’t the cough that carries you off, but the coughing, coughing, coughing.

Good Cough Syrups

Cherry Bark and White Pine
35c and 65c

Kantleek Can’t Leak
The latest in good hot water bottles, seamless and leak-less
$2.00 to $4.75

Palace Drug Store

source: The Idaho Republican. (Blackfoot, Idaho), 17 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., February 17, 1920, Page 1

Cheating Two “Industries”

A Star-Mirror reporter overheard the following conversation on the street this morning:

First citizen: — “I had the flu, but I didn’t call a doctor. I watched my temperature, and kept quiet.”

Second citizen — “And cheated some doctor out of a job!”

Third citizen — “And the undertaker, also.”

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 17 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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February 19, 1920

The Filer Record., February 19, 1920, Page 11

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19200219FR3Your Catarrh My Lead To Consumption
Dangerous to Use Treatment for Only Temporary Relief

There is a more serious stage of Cararrh than the annoyance caused by the stopped-up air passages, and other distasteful features.

The real danger comes from the tendency of the disease to continue its course downward until the lungs become affected, and then dreaded consumption is on your patch. Your own experience has taught you that the disease cannot be cured by sprays, inhalers, atomizers, jellies and other local applications.

S. S. S. has proven a most satisfactory remedy for Catarrh because it goes direct to its source. Get a bottle today, begin the only logical treatment that gives real results. For free medical advice write Medical Director, 47, Swift Laboratory, Atlanta, Ga.
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19200219FR4

source: The Filer Record. (Filer, Idaho), 19 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Kendrick Gazette. February 20, 1920, Page 2

19200220KG4

source: The Kendrick Gazette. (Kendrick, Idaho), 20 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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February 26, 1920

The Nezperce Herald., February 26, 1920, Page 8

19200226NH2What Spreads Influenza?
Doctors, Boards of Health and Newspapers May Spread Influenza by Mental Suggestion

A well known citizen treats this important subject pointedly and interestingly as follows:

Common sense, supporting the doctrine of the church, affirms the golden mean between the extremes of co-called Christian Science (Mind Monism) and the Materialism (Matter Monism). It affirms the real existence of both mind and matter, but it also affirms the superiority of mind over matter. Common sense, confirmed by experience insists that mind is over matter.

Because mind is over matter, a clever doctor can, by mere mental suggestion, make you sick enough to die. Hypnotists can put some persons to sleep by mental suggestion. I have heard of medical fraternity initiations in which the victim almost died under the mental suggestion that blood was gushing from his arteries and veins. On the other hand, even in cases of pneumonia, patients sometimes fight their way back to health by sheer will power.

In view of these generally admitted facts, it is not improbable that much of the influenza epidemic is due to mental suggestion. I do not deny the germ theory. I believe that corn grows only where it is planted. But every farmer knows that corn will not grow, even if it is planted, unless the soil is also fit for it. Now medical men assure us that the pneumococci and other germs are nearly always present in the mouth of everyone. Lowered physical, and probably much more lowered mental resistance, makes the soil fit for the rapid growth of pneumococci. Doctors admit that they know little about the matter. But some of them hold that colds, la grippe, influenza and pneumonia are merely stages in such growth favored by the right mental and physical conditions in the patient.

It is my contention, therefore, that many disease epidemics are greatly promoted, if not even caused by mental suggestion. If newspapers from the very beginning would make no mention of the flu, and if no one started or repeated or exaggerated rumors about it, there would be far fewer persons suffering from such diseases.

Even boards of health are the victims of misguided mental suggestion. To a certain extent they are also, no doubt innocently, contributing to the spread of the disease by mental suggestion.

Doctors and health experts disagree as to the value of the drastic bans. In the fall of 1918, when in the city of New York the flu was a prevalent and virulent as elsewhere, no ban was proclaimed. The death rate there was less than elsewhere. It must make many of the doctors smile in their sleeves to observe how the public, once having worn the yoke of a ridiculous and valueless ban, clamor for the same or a similar yoke upon the reappearance of the flu even in a mild form. Like many other characteristics in our mental life, it makes a man think, if he thinks at all, that this “land of the free” has become the land of bunc.

The present epidemic was only mild all over the country. Except in this or that locality the death-rate was scarcely above the normal. Of course “it is decreed unto all men once to die, and after this the judgement.” But why worry about a death-rate that is scarcely above the normal? What would the public demand and the boards of health decree if we were undergoing a really serious disease epidemic, in which the death would take 10 to 25 percent of the population? I hope that the boards would become hysterical and do nothing. Otherwise we would probably be ordered to burn down our houses and cremate our clothes and our bodies.

If, then, this epidemic is largely due to mental suggestion, it must largely be overcome by mental suggestion. Newspapers should avoid headlines and sensationalism. They should publish the full truth and show that the present death-rate is not so very alarming.

If boards of health were one-tenth as zealous in proclaiming bans on suggestive films in the movies, on suggestive and immoral dances and fashions that corrupt morals and invite the spread of venereal diseases, as they are in giving sensational interviews to newspapers on the flu, they would become veritable towers of moral and physical strength in their respective communities.

(Not be misunderstood or misinterpreted in my intentions, I feel impelled to state expressly and emphatically that this article from start to finish was meant only for general application, not with any particular reference to our local board of health or out local doctors; every one of whom is held by the writer of these lines in the highest and most sincere esteems.) — A Citizen

source: The Nezperce Herald. (Nezperce, Idaho), 26 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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February 27, 1920

The Rathdrum Tribune., February 27, 1920, Page 3

19200227RT3Seven Flu Preventatives

Eat good, wholesome food.
Chew what you do eat well.
Sleep eight hours every night.
Work ten hours every day.
Boost instead of knocking.
Wear a good pleasant smile
Buy everything to eat and drink at the Ivy Store. – Trueblood.

source: The Rathdrum Tribune. (Rathdrum, Idaho), 27 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Lake View Hospital, Harrison, Idaho ca. 1919 (1)

courtesy: The Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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March 4, 1920

Idaho County Free Press. March 04, 1920, Page 6

19200304ICFP2Why Colds Are Dangerous

It is the serious diseases that colds lead to that makes them dangerous. They prepare the system for the reception and development of the germs of influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever, whooping cough and measles. You are much more likely to contract these diseases when you have a cold. For that reason you should get rid of very cold as quickly as possible. Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy will help you. It is widely known as a cure for bad colds.

source: Idaho County Free Press. (Grangeville, Idaho), 04 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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March 17, 1920

The Challis Messenger., March 17, 1920, Page 4

19200317CM2Warning!
Beware of Auto Flu

If your car has a fever, sneezes and coughs, and then lays down – call a specialist. Phone 28, (3 rings) Challis, Ida, specialists in troubleshooting.

Preventative of Auto Flu

See that your car has a full outfit of our new rubbers on its feet. Have it examined and adjusted here and you will be ready for a good, healthy, summer’s work.

Transcontinental Garage
Challis, Idaho
Edwin Woffinden – Albert Woffinden, Mgr.

source: The Challis Messenger. (Challis, Idaho), 17 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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March 18, 1920

The Wallace Miner. March 18, 1920, Page 6

19200318WM2Drinking Water in Mines

The drinking water used by miners underground is of as much importance as that in use on the surface. The water used for drinking purposes underground should be free from filth or contamination. Many diseases are spread in this manner, among which are common colds, influenza, pneumonia and syphilis. Where drinking water is piped underground a simple sanitary device may be arranged by means of a pipe with a union on the end too big to be placed in the mouth. It is better so to place this union on the end of the pipe that the water will not come in an upright stream, but pour out on the side.

source: The Wallace Miner. (Wallace, Idaho), 18 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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March 19, 1920

The Caldwell Tribune. March 19, 1920, Page 11

19200319CT2For colds, Catarrh or Influenza

Do you feel weak and unequal to the work ahead of you? Do you still cough a little, or does your nose bother you? Are you pale? Is your blood thin and watery? Better put your body into shape. Build strong!

An old reliable blood-maker and herbal tonic made from wild roots and barks, is Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery. This “nature remedy” comes in tablet or liquid form. It will build up your body and protect you from disease germs which lurk everywhere. One of the active ingredients of this temperance alternative and tonic is wild cherry bark with stillingia, which is so good for the lungs and for coughs; also Oregon grape root, blood root, sone root, Queen’s root, – all skillfully combined in the Medical Discovery. These roots have a direct action on the stomach, improving digestion and assimilation. These herbal extracts in the “Discovery” aid in blood-making and are best for scrofula. By improving the blood they fortify the body against an attack of grip or colds.

Catarrh should be treated, first, as a blood disease, with this alternative. Then in addition, the nose should be washed daily with Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy.

Send 10c for trial pkg. of Medical Discovery Tablets or Catarrh Tablets to Dr. Pierce’s Invalids’ Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho), 19 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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March 25, 1920

Idaho County Free Press. March 25, 1920, Page 2

19200325ICFP2She States It Mildly

While suffering with a severe attack of the grip and threatened with pneumonia, Mrs. Annie H. Cooley, of Middlefield, Conn., began using Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy and was very much benefited by its use. The pains in the chest soon disappeared, the cough became loose, expectoration easy and in a short time she was as well as ever. Mrs. Cooley says she cannot speak too highly in praise of this remedy.

source: Idaho County Free Press. (Grangeville, Idaho), 25 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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March 26, 1920

The Oakley Herald. March 26, 1920, Page 4

19200326OH3Facts for Sick Women
Reliable Information

All American women know of the great success of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound in restoring to health women who suffered from ailments peculiar to their sex, yet there are some who are skeptical and do not realize that all that is claimed for it is absolutely true – if they did, our laboratory would not be half large enough to supply the demand, though today it is the largest in the country used for the manufacture of one particular medicine.

The Facts contained in the following two letters should prove of benefit to many women:

Buffalo, N. Y. – “I suffered with organic inflammation and displacement. When lifting I had such pain and bearing down that I was not able to stand up, and it hurt me to walk or go up or down stairs. I was going to a doctor without any results and he said the safest thing would be to have an operation. I met a lady who told me she had three operations and was not well until she took Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.

I felt relief after taking two bottles of Vegetable Compound and I kept on with it until I was cured. I always use Lydia E. Pinkham’s Liver Pills and they are fine. Everything used to turn sour on my stomach and the Liver Pills relieved that.” – Mrs. A Rogers, 593 Fargo Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y.

Sacramento, Calif. – “I had organic trouble and had such terrible pain and swelling in the lower part of my side that I could not stand on my feet or even let the bed clothes touch my side. I gave up my work thinking I would not be able to go back for months. My mother advised me to take Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound as it had saved her life at one time, and it put me in a wonderful condition in a couple of weeks, so I can keep on working. I work in a department store and have to stand on my feet all day and I do not have any more pains. I surely recommend your Vegetable Compound to all my friends and you may use these facts as a testimonial.” – Bertha J. Parker, 3320 M. St., Sacramento, Calif.

The fact is, the Best Medicine for Women is Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.

Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass.
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19200326OH2Take Aspirin With Water

If your Aspirin tablets have the name “Bayer” stamped on them, they are genuine “Bayer Tablets of Aspirin,” proved safe by millions of people. The name “Bayer” identifies the true wold-famous Aspirin prescribed by physicians for over eighteen years.

Always drink one or two glasses of water after taking the tablets.

Each unbroken “Bayer package” contains proper directions for Colds, Headache, Toothache, Earache, Neuralgia, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Neuritis, and for Pain.

Always say “Bayer” when buying Aspirin. Then look for the safety “Bayer Cross” on the package and on the tablets.

Handy tin boxes of twelve tablets cost but a few cents. Druggists also sell larger packages.

Aspirin is trace mark of Bayer Manufacture Monoaceticacideater of Sallcyllcacid

source: The Oakley Herald. (Oakley, Idaho), 26 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Josephine Hospital, Weiser, Idaho

courtesy: The Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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April 1, 1920

The Nezperce Herald., April 01, 1920, Page 3

How Diphtheria is Contracted

One often heard the expression, “My child caught a severe cold, which developed into diphtheria,” when the truth was that the cold had simply left the little one particularly susceptible to the wandering diphtheria germ. If your child has a cold when diphtheria is prevalent you should take him out of school and keep him off the street until fully recovered, as there is a hundred times more danger of his taking diphtheria when he has a cold. When Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy is given it quickly cures the cold and lessens the danger of diphtheria or any other germ disease being contracted.
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How is Your Complexion?

A woman should grow more beautiful as she grows older and she will with the due regard to baths, diet and exercise, and by keeping her liver and bowels in good working order. If you are haggard and yellow, your eyes losing their lustre and whites becoming yellowish, your flesh flabby, it may be due to indigestion or to sluggish liver. Chamberlain’s Tablets correct these disorders.

source: The Nezperce Herald. (Nezperce, Idaho), 01 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Nezperce Herald., April 01, 1920, Page 5

19200401NH3Slow Death

Aches, pains, nervousness, difficulty in urinating, often means serious disorders. The world’s standard remedy for kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid troubles –

Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Capsules

bring quick relief and often ward off deadly diseases. Known as the national remedy Holland for more than 200 years. All druggists, in three sizes.

Look for the name Gold Medal on every box and accept no imitation.

(ibid, page 5)
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April 2, 1920

The Caldwell Tribune. April 02, 1920, Page 9

19200402CT2Spring Fever
Following Colds, Grip or Flu, Thin, Watery or Poisoned Blood
(By Dr. Valentine Mott)

At this time of year most people suffer from what we term “spring fever” because of a stagnant condition of the blood, because of the toxins (poisons) stored up within the body during the long winter. We eat too much meat, with little or no green vegetables.

Bloodless people, thin, anemic people, those with pale cheeks and lips, who have a poor appetite and feel that tired, worn or feverish condition in the spring-time of the year, should try the refreshing tonic powers of a good alternative and blood purifier. Such a tonic as druggists have sold for fifty years, is Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery. It is a standard remedy that can be obtained in tablet or liquid form. Made without alcohol from wild roots and barks.

Baker City, Oregon: — I was taken with influenza and also had a nervous breakdown. My stomach was so bad I did not retain my food for three or four weeks and I was troubled with sourness and gas. I doctored with my two favorite doctors and a Chiropractor. One day I sent for a copy of Dr. Pierce’s Medical Adviser (price, 50c.), which I read and decided to make a trial of the “Medical Discovery.” At that time I was only able to stay up a few minutes at a time. After taking two bottles I was able to be on my feet all day. I am now able to eat anything without discomfort and never have the dryness in my mouth in the morning nor any bowel troubles. I walk 18 or 19 blocks at a time now and feel no ill effects.” Mrs. Wm. Hoggard, 2630 Church St.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho), 02 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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April 16, 1920

The Caldwell Tribune. April 16, 1920, Page 10

19200416CT2Needed Protection

Keep your body well nourished and strong and there is little danger. It’s essential that you keep up your resistance. There are thousands of families who would not dream of being without the protection that

Scott’s Emulsion

affords. The right idea is to start in the fall with Scott’s Emulsion and be protected for a strenuous winter.

It’s Scott’s you ask for.

The Norwegian cod-liver oil used in Scott’s Emulsion is super-refined in our own American Laboratories.

Its purity and quality is unsurpassed.

Scott & Brown, Bloomfield, N. J.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho), 16 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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April 21, 1920

The Challis Messenger., April 21, 1920, Page 2

19200421CM4Weak And Worn?

Has winter left you dull, tired; all worn out? Do you have constant backache, with headaches, dizzy spells, sharp, shooting pains, or annoying kidney irregularities? Influenza and grip epidemics have left thousands with weak kidneys and failing strength. Don’t wait until serious kidney trouble develops. Help the weakened kidneys with Doan’s Kidney Pills. Doan’s have helped thousands and should help you. Ask your neighbor!

An Idaho Case

James N. Thompson, Sixth and W. Idaho Sts., Weiser, Idaho, says: “I was troubled with a dull, constant ache through the small of my back. It hurt me so at times I could hardly keep up. I had always read about Doan’s Kidney Pills, so I got a box to try. I was helped so much I kept on using Doan’s until I was cured. I have never had any return of kidney trouble.”

Get Doan’s at Any Store, 60c a Box
Doan’s Kidney Pills
Foster – Milburn Co., Buffalow, N. Y.
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19200421CM5After La Grippe
Troubles of Stomach and Liver

Los Angeles, Calif, — “I will gladly tell of the relief and cure Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery gave me. I was sick with troubles of stomach, liver, etc., and La Grippe with all its attending ailments. When all else failed Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery did the good work. I also took Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets for biliousness with grand success. I write with gratitude to tell others of the relief that is in store for them. Do not delay but hasten to get the above remedies if suffering from any indisposition.” – Samuel Kalisky, 978 Euclid Ave.

Sick-Headache, Indigestion, Biliousness

Stockton, Calif., – “For constipation, for sick headache, for an inactive liver, for indigestion and biliousness, there is nothing to equal Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets. I have tried other things but like the ‘Pellets’ best of any.” – Mrs. F. Canfield, 329 S. Grant St.

19200421CM6— —

19200421CM7Bad Breath
Often Caused by
Acid-Stomach

How can anyone with a sour, gassy stomach, who is constantly belching, has heartburn and suffers from indigestion have anything but a bad breath? All of these stomach disorders mean just one thing – Acid-Stomach.

EATONIC, the wonderful new stomach remedy in pleasant tasting tablet form that you eat like a bit of candy, brings quick relief from these stomach miseries. EATONIC sweetens the breath because it makes the stomach sweet, cool and comfortable. Try it for that nasty taste, congested throat and “heady feeling” after too much smoking.

If neglected, Acid-Stomach may cause you a lot of serious trouble. It leads to nervousness, headaches, insomnia, melancholia, rheumatism, sciatics, heart trouble, ulcer and cancer of the stomach. It makes its millions of victims weak and miserable, listless, lacking in energy, all tired out. It often brings about chronic invalidism, premature old age, a shortening of one’s days.

You need the help that EATONIC can give you if you are not feeling as strong and well as you should. You will be surprised to see how much better you will feel just as soon as you begin taking this wonderful stomach remedy. Get a big 50 cent box from your druggist today. He will return your money if you are not satisfied.

19200421CM8

source: The Challis Messenger. (Challis, Idaho), 21 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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April 22, 1920

Idaho County Free Press. April 22, 1920, Page 2

source: Idaho County Free Press. (Grangeville, Idaho), 22 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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April 23, 1920

The Oakley Herald. April 23, 1920, Page 4

Camphor And Witchhazel Help Weak Eyes

Oakley people are astonished at the quick results produced by simple witchhazel, camphor, hydrastis, etc., as mixed in Lavoptic eye wash. In one case of weak and nearsighted eyes a few days use brought great improvement. In another case it stopped eye pains and inflammation. We guarantee a small bottle of Lavoptic to help ANY CASE weak, strained or inflamed eyes. Aluminum eye cup FREE. W. W. Quillian, Druggist.

source: The Oakley Herald. (Oakley, Idaho), 23 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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April 30, 1910

Montpelier Examiner. April 30, 1920, Page 3

19200430ME2Prominent Folks Testify
After Influenza Heart and Circulation Bad

Baker City, Oregon: — “I was taken with Influenza, January 4th and also had a nervous breakdown. My stomach was so bad I did not retain any food for three or four weeks and I was troubled with gas and sourness. I doctored with my two favorite doctors and a Chiropractic who said my nerves were so badly deranged that I was on the verge of hysteria. My heart was bad and circulation so bad that my limbs were almost paralyzed. One day I sent for a copy of Dr. Pierce’s Common Sense Medical Adviser, which I read and decided to make a trial of Dr. Pierce’s medicines. At that time I was only able to stay up for a few minutes at a time. After taking two bottles I was able to be on my feet all day. I am now able to eat anything without discomfort and never have the dryness in my mouth in the morning or any bowel trouble. The ‘Pleasant Pellets’ and the ‘Medical Discovery’ according to directions, and the salt baths as directed in the ‘Medical Adviser’ were all I used. I walk 18 or 19 blocks at a time now and feel no ill effects.

“Will always recommend Dr. Pierce’s remedies.” – Mrs. Wm. Hoggard, 2630 Church St.
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19200430me3Perfect Health is Yours If the Blood is Kept Pure
Almost Every Human Ailment Is Directly Traceable to Impurities in the Blood

You should pay particular heed to any indication that your blood supply is becoming sluggish, or that there is a lessoning in its strong and vital force.

By keeping your blood purified, your system more easily wards off disease that is ever present, waiting to attack wherever there is an an opening. A few bottles of S. S. S., the great vegetable blood medicine, will revitalize your blood, and give you new strength and a healthy, vigorous vitality. Everyone needs it just now to keep the system in perfect condition. Go to your drug store and get a bottle to-day, and if you need any medical advice, you can obtain it without cost by writing to Medical Director, Swift Specific Co., 112 Swift Laboratory, Atlanta, Ga.

source: Montpelier Examiner. (Montpelier, Idaho), 30 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Caldwell Tribune. April 30, 1920, Page 9

19200430CT2
On The Defensive!

During the aftermath of influenza or its debilitating complications, there is more than ordinary need that you nourish and protect every avenue of your strength.

Scott’s Emulsion

because of its efficient tonic-nutrient properties, daily helps tens of thousands to renewed strength. Those who are fearful or rundown in vitality should use the means that help build up a healthy resistance.

What Scott’s does for others it will do for you. – Try it!

The exclusive grade of cod-liver oil used in Scott’s Emulsion is the famous “S. & B. Process,” made in Norway and refined in our own American Laboratories. It is a guarantee of purity and palatability unsurpassed.

Scott & Browne, Bloomfield, N. J.
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19200430CT3How’s Your Blood?
Pimples and Eruptions Mean Bad Blood

People who have impure or impoverished blood should be careful to take only a temperance remedy made of wild roots and barks, such as Doctor Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery is and has been for nearly 50 years. Ingredients printed on wrapper.

The first day you start to take this reliable medicine, impure germs and accumulations begin to separate in the blood and are then expelled through the eliminative organs.

In place of the impurities, the arteries and veins gradually get fresh vitalized blood and the action of this good blood on the skin means that pimples, boils, carbuncles, eczema, rash, acne and many skin blemishes will disappear. Then you must remember that when the blood is right, the liver, stomach, bowels and kidneys become healthy, active and vigorous and you will have no more trouble with indigestion, backache, headache.

Get Doctor Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery to-day at any medicine dealers, in tablet or liquid form, or send 10c for trial package to Dr. Pierce’s Invalids’ Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y.

Oakland, Calif. – “A relative was poisoned, her blood turned to water; the doctors gave her up, said she could never be cured. She finally took Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery, and it cured her. I have had six operations, which left me in a nervous state, with loss of sleep and appetite. Doctor Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery and Pleasant Pellets cured me. I gained 30 pounds.” – Mrs. Mae Trudow, 4034 Sutter Street.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho), 30 April 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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St. Alphonsus Hospital, Boise, Idaho

courtesy: The Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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May 14, 1920

The Caldwell Tribune. May 14, 1920, Page 5

19200514CT2
For Colds, Catarrh or Influenza

Do you feel weak and unequal to the work ahead of you? Do you still cough a little, or does your nose bother you? Are you pale? Is your blood thin and watery? Better put your body into shape. Build strong!

An old reliable blood-maker and herbal tonic made from wild roots and barks, is Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery. This “nature remedy” comes in tablet or liquid form. It will build up your body and protect you from disease germs which lurk everywhere. One of the active ingredients of this temperance alternative and tonic is wild cherry bark with stillingia, which is so good for the lungs and for coughs; also Oregon grape root, blood root, sone root, Queen’s root, – all skillfully combined in the Medical Discovery. These roots have a direct action on the stomach, improving digestion and assimilation. These herbal extracts in the “Discovery” aid in blood-making and are best for scrofula. By improving the blood they fortify the body against an attack of grip or colds.

Catarrh should be treated, first, as a blood disease, with this alternative. Then in addition, the nose should be washed daily with Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy.

Send 10c for trial pkg. of Medical Discovery Tablets or Catarrh Tablets to Dr. Pierce’s Invalids’ Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y.

source: The Caldwell Tribune. (Caldwell, Idaho), 14 May 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Whiskey for Influenza

1918 Influenza Rx for Whiskey

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“A prescription from December 1918, in [the] middle of Spanish Influenza pandemic. This doctor/drug store was in Malad, Idaho. But this was common across the U.S. at this time. Also, was a legal way to get alcohol during prohibition.”

courtesy: the Mike Fritz Collection, History of Idaho
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The Nezperce Herald., February 05, 1920, Page 4

How to Get a Drink

Collector Edwards has announced the rules under which liquor may be procured, for medicinal purposes, under the revised, revamped, and reinforced prohibition amendment. The complete proceeding follows:

1. Patient develops a slight cold.

2. Speaks to wife about it; expresses opinion that hot whiskey might cure it, and suggests hurry call for the doctor.

3. Wife suspects faking, and administers white pine syrup and hot lemonade.

4. Patient develops grippe.

5. Wife becomes alarmed and sends for family physician.

6. Family physician satisfies self that patient is not camouflaging, but calls in nine other physicians, as required by law, to verify his findings and indorse [sic] the prescription for a half-pint.

7. Bertillion expert is called to take finger prints, foot prints, nose prints and breath prints of patient, all of which must be affixed to prescription for purposes of identification.

8. Patient is then required to fill out whiskey prescription questionnaire, giving date of birth, color of father’s hair, number of cousins who where addicted to drink, date on which he took first sip of intoxicating liquors, number of times arrested for drunkenness, complete list of every colds, etc., etc., etc.

9. Patient develops Spanish influenza.

10. Physicians then send finger prints, questionnaire, etc., to Washington to the Senate committee for the investigation of prescriptions for colds in the head and lungs.

11. Committee will summon patient to Washington for a Congressional hearing.

12. Congress will hold two-weeks’ quiz, and then require a two-thirds vote before prescription can be endorsed.

13. Patient will develop diphtheria.

14. Senate and House will finally endorse prescription, but send it to the War Department, Navy Department, Post Office Department, and Committee on Indian Affairs for filing purposes.

15. Patient will then return to home town on a stretcher, and present finger prints, prescription and photographs, questionnaire and Congressional papers to druggist.

16. Druggist will then require eleven good-character witnesses.

17. Druggist will then notify local revenue agents that prescription has been presented, and revenue agents will require carbon copy for card indexing.

18. Patient will develop pneumonia.

19. Druggist will go to cellar to fill prescription and find that his stock is exhausted.

20. Anti-Saloon League will raid drug store.

21. Patient will expire.

— New York Globe.

source: The Nezperce Herald. (Nezperce, Idaho), 05 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Daily Star-Mirror., February 11, 1920, Page 5

Texas Whiskey to Be Pure

Austin, Texas. — Whiskey, under the new prohibition law, is classed as a drug, and R. H. Hoffman, pure food and drug commissioner, has announced that he is “going after” retail druggists who are watering their whiskey. The law requires that medicinal whiskey be 44 to 50 per cent ethyl alcohol, he said, and druggists are now paying $1.70 a gallon, plus a $3 tax, for whiskey and selling it for $2 a pint, or $16 a gallon. Mr. Hoffman is of the opinion that they make enough profit without adding water to their stock.

source: The Daily Star-Mirror. (Moscow, Idaho), 11 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Grangeville Globe. February 12, 1920, Page 4

Can Prescribe Whiskey
Doctors and Druggists Required to Secure Permits

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has issued a statement relative to the regulations governing the use and procurement of intoxicating liquors for medical purposes.

Both the physician who prescribes and the pharmacist or druggist who sells liquor for medical purposes must have a permit. Application for the permits should be made to the Federal prohibition director. In States where prohibition directors have not been appointed application should be made to the Collector of Internal Revenue. In the case of residents of the District of Columbia application should be made to Collector of Internal Revenue, Joshua W. Miles, Baltimore, Md.

Blank forms – 1403 – for prescribing liquors are being printed and distributed among Federal prohibition directors assistant directors and collectors of internal revenue. Where such blanks are not yet available, physicians holding permits may issue prescriptions on blanks regularly used by them.

Following is the Bureau’s statement:

“Any physician duly licensed to practice medicine and actively engaged in the practice of such profession may obtain a permit to prescribe intoxicating liquor and may then issue prescriptions for distilled spirits, wines or certain alcoholic medicinal preparations for medical purposes for persons upon whom his in attendance in cases where he believes that the use of liquor as a medicine is necessary. In no case may spirituous liquor be prescribed by one or more physicians in excess of one pint for the same person within any period of ten days.

“No specific limitation is placed upon the quantity of wines which may be prescribed for medical purposes. The regulations merely require that no prescription be issued for a greater quantity than is necessary for use as a medicine. Physicians who do not hold permits to prescribe intoxicating liquor are under no circumstances permitted to issue prescriptions.

“All prescriptions for intoxicating liquor are required to be written on prescription blanks prescribed by the regulations (Form 1403), and to be provided by the Bureau, except that in emergency cases physicians may use their regular prescription blanks provided the same contain the date of issue, amount prescribed, to whom issued, and directions for use, stating the amount and frequency of dose.Pending an adequate supply of the official blanks being printed and distributed to directors and acting directors, physicians holding permits have been authorized to issue prescriptions on blanks regularly used by them.

“Prescriptions for intoxicating liquor may be filled only by registered pharmacists who hold permits authorizing them to do so, or who are employed by retail druggists holding such permits. Pharmacists and druggists holding such permits will procure their supplies of intoxicating liquor from manufacturer or other persons holding permits authorizing them to sell liquor.

“Persons to whom prescriptions for intoxicating liquor are issued by physicians may procure the liquor prescribed through pharmacists or druggists holding permits without obtaining a permit.

“Physicians may also obtain permits entitling them to procure not more than six quarts of distilled spirits, wines or certain alcoholic preparations during any calendar year for administration to their patients in emergency cases where delay in procuring liquor on a prescription through a pharmacist might have serious consequence to the patient.

“Provision is also made in the regulations for issuing permits to hospitals and sanatoriums to enable them to procure intoxicating liquor to be administered for medicinal purposes to patients at such institutions and also for issuing permits to manufacturing industrial, and other establishments maintaining first aid stations, authorizing them to procure liquor for administration to their employees for medical purposes in emergency cases.

“All applications for permits above referred to should be made on Form 1404 in triplicate and forwarded to the local Collector of Internal Revenue.

“Section 27 of the National Prohibition Act provides that any intoxicating liquor seized under section 25 or section 26 thereof, and subject to be destroyed, may upon application of the United States Attorney, be ordered by the court to be delivered to any person holding a permit to purchase liquor. All liquor seized under such sections of law may be diverted through regular channels for medicinal purposes under the procedure above described.

“Any intoxicating liquor seized under Federal Law prior to October 28, 1919, if not claimed within sixty days from such date, may likewise upon order of the court be delivered to any person holding a permit to purchase and be diverted to medicinal or other non-beverage purposes.”

Complaints of exorbitant charges for liquor for medicinal purposes which place dispensers thereof in the class of profiteers will be investigated.”

source: The Grangeville Globe. (Grangeville, Idaho), 12 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Kendrick Gazette. February 13, 1920, Page 2

[Editorial Page]

Whiskey gets another jolt! A prominent physician in the east says that whiskey does not assist in any manner in fighting the flu. He goes on to show that according to statistics there were 71 deaths from alcohol pneumonia during this dry year as against 230 during the preceding wet year. If the good doctor would only be fair and give both sides of the question he could make these figures look less favorable by giving the total number of those who died of thirst during the past year.

source: The Kendrick Gazette. (Kendrick, Idaho), 13 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Challis Messenger., February 25, 1920, Page 2

19200225CM4Would Fight Flu With Whisky
Representative Sabath Proposes Temporary Suspension of Dry Measure.

Washington. — Representative Sabath, Democrat, Illinois, has offered a resolution declaring that whisky is needed as a “cure for influenza, which is alarming [sic] increasing,” and proposing suspension for ninety days of provisions of the national prohibition law requiring special permits and reports from druggists, doctors and others as to the use of liquor for medicinal purposes.

The resolution declared its purpose was to the “end that whisky may be prescribed and obtained for medicinal purposes without unnecessary hindrances and delay.”

source: The Challis Messenger. (Challis, Idaho), 25 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Emmett Index. February 19, 1920, Page 2

A Chicago doctor says whiskey will cure “flu” sufferers who have faith in it. If it’s a matter of faith, then castor oil will do as well and it’s cheaper.

source: The Emmett Index. (Emmett, Idaho), 19 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Clearwater Republican. February 27, 1920, Page 5

19200227CR2No Liquor In Idaho

Boise, Idaho, Feb. 21. — The Sunnybrook Distillers company of Chicago has written to ask Attorney General Roy L. Black whether or not druggists or pharmacists in the state of Idaho may dispense liquor on a physician’s prescription provided they comply with the federal requirement. “They cannot do so.” The attorney general replied.

source: Clearwater Republican. (Orofino, Idaho), 27 Feb. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Idaho County Free Press. March 04, 1920, Page 1

Can’t Sell Rum in Idaho, Even on U. S. Permit

Druggists in Idaho are not permitted to sell whiskey or other intoxicating liquors for medicinal purposes, under the federal permit system, according to a ruling issued by Roy L. Black, attorney general at Boise

Despite the prohibition amendment to the U. S. constitution, the government allows pharmacists to dispense liquors on a prescriptions from physicians, in states where the state laws to suppress the liquor traffic are not more drastic than federal regulations.

The question involving right of physicians to prescribe intoxicants in Idaho, and druggists to fill the prescriptions, was placed before the attorney general, who replied positively:

“They cannot do so under the Idaho law.”

Therefore, old-time imbibers in Idaho, who thought they could again quench their thirst from the cup that cheers, have suffered a decided setback.

Louis Williams, internal revenue collector for Idaho, has asserted that the state law governs, and that, in Idaho, the bone dry law, which is more severe in its terms than the federal law, abrogates that provision of the federal act relating to dispensing liquors on a physician’s prescription, for the state prohibits such action, and can prosecute offenders.

Governing provisions of the state law are cited as Sections 2604 and 2649, Chapter 125, complied statutes 1919 edition.

source: Idaho County Free Press. (Grangeville, Idaho), 04 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Bonners Ferry Herald. March 09, 1920, Page 1

19200309BFH2No Liquor On Prescriptions

The national prohibition law has practically no effect in Idaho so far as actual theoretical prohibition of the use of intoxicating liquor is concerned, according to a recent article in the Boise Evening News. This is brought about by the fact that the Idaho law makes it a felony even to possess liquor, so that there is no way in which the thirsty Idaho citizen may take advantage of the few exceptions under the federal law by which one may possess liquor.

Where the state law is stricter than the federal law, the state law takes precedence, says Lewis Williams, the collector of internal revenue, when the question was propounded to him recently.

The possession clause in the Idaho law leaves no chance of any exception by which one may have liquor in his possession, says Attorney General Roy L. Black.

It is possible, by reason of the difference between the state and federal laws, for the operator of a still in Idaho to stand trial on two charges, one in the state courts for having liquor in his possession and the other in the federal courts for operating a still without license.

Not even when one is sick can he get liquor on the prescription of a physician. This question was recently raised by the Sunny Brook Distillery Co., of Chicago, in a letter to Attorney General Black, who made the following reply:

“Under yours of the 13th inst you submit the following question: May druggists or pharmacists in the state of Idaho dispense liquors on physician’s prescriptions provided they comply with the federal requirements?

“Answering same will say that they cannot do so under the Idaho law.

“You will find the Idaho statutes set forth as Chapter 126, new Idaho compiled statutes, 1919 edition, being sections 2604 to 2649. These are lengthy and I have no pamphlet which I can send you, but you can find them in your public library perhaps.”

source: Bonners Ferry Herald. (Bonners Ferry, Idaho), 09 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Idaho Republican. March 26, 1920, Page 11

19200326TIR3Hippocratean

First doctor: Did you have a large flu practice during the epidemic?

Second doctor: About a hundred gallons, I should say. And you?

First doctor: Oh, two or three hundred cases.

source: The Idaho Republican. (Blackfoot, Idaho), 26 March 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Patent Medicines

Pluto Water

PlutoWater-a

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Purgative, laxative

Maker
French Lick Springs Hotel Company

Physical Description
silica (drug active ingredients)
iron and aluminum oxides (drug active ingredients)ammonium chloride (drug active ingredients)potassium chloride (drug active ingredients)sodium chloride (drug active ingredients)magnesium sulphate (drug active ingredients)sodium sulphate (drug active ingredients)calcium sulphate (drug active ingredients)calcium carbonate (drug active ingredients)

source: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Pluto Water

Pluto Water was a trademark for a strongly laxative natural water product which was very popular in the United States in the early 20th century. The water’s laxative properties were from its high native content of mineral salts, with the active ingredient listed as sodium and magnesium sulfate, which are known as natural laxatives. The water’s high native content of mineral salts generally made it effective within one hour of ingestion, a fact the company emphasized in their promotional literature. Company advertisements stated the laxative was effective from a half-hour to two hours after ingestion. The water was an extremely popular product. In 1919, it took 450 railroad cars to transport the bottler’s output.

continued: Wikipedia
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Calcidin Tablets

Calcidin1-a

Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
Abbott Alkaloidal Company

source: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Calcidin2-a

For years, the A.A. Co. had grown exponentially, using its own grass roots campaigns to convince doctors to embrace alkaloidals. This had included increasingly over-the-top editorial claims and eye-catching advertisements like the one below for Calcidin, featuring a skeletal grim reaper strangling a child. CROUP KILLS. CALCIDIN SAVES LIVES. Wallace Abbott sometimes offered his own commentary with that ad, writing, “Dear Doctor, I know this is a gruesome illustration, enough to give one the shivers; but, well, you have seen it more than once. You know how it is yourself, and I don’t want you to forget.”

source: Made In Chicago Museum
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Dr. A. Boschee’s Syrup of Tar and Wild Cherry

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:

For coughs due to colds, soothes throat, promotes expectoration

Physical Description

alcohol 1.75% per fluid oz. (drug active ingredients)
morphine sulp. 24/100 grain per fluid oz. (drug active ingredients)

source: National Museum of American History
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Dr. Pierce’s Alterative Extract or Golden Medical Discovery

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Description

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:

For the cure of all severe, chronic or lingering coughs, bronchitis, laryngitis, weak lungs, bleeding from lungs, public speaker’s sore throat, hoarseness and suppression or loss of voice. A remedy for torpor of liver (generally termed “liver complaint” or “biliousness”) and for habitual constipation of the bowels. For loss of appetite, indigestion and dyspepsia, and for general nervous disability or prostration, in either sex. An alterative, or blood purifier; valuable in all forms of scrofulous and other blood diseases. For skin diseases, eruptions, pimples, rashes and blotches, boils, ulcers, sores, and swellings, arising from impure blood.

Physical Description
pure water (drug active ingredients)
borate of soda (drug active ingredients)
golden seal root (drug active ingredients)
queen’s root (drug active ingredients)
stone root (drug active ingredients)
black cherrybark (drug active ingredients)
bloodroot (drug active ingredients)
mandrake root (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)

source: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Dr Pierce’s Irontic Tablets

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Patent Medicines; Non-Liquid

Each Table Contains
Ex. Nux Vomica 1/48 Grain
(Strichnine 1/640 Grain)
Iron Pyrophosphate
Ext. Cimchona

Manufactured Only By Pierce’s Medicines, Inc.

source: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound

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Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans
Contributed by St. Albans Historical Society

Foley’s popular “cough syrup” retailed during the late 1800’s until the mid-1960’s. It was made in Chicago, Illinois and boasted that it was “sold everywhere. “ O. W. Bigelow sold it in his store in St. Albans in the late 1800’s. During the 1918 influenza epidemic newspaper ads touted the mixture as the answer to those suffering from the flu. In the early days the syrup of 7% alcohol, along with other ingredients, was given to infants with a dose being five to ten drops.

source: Maine Memory Network
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Foley & Co., Chicago, IL

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Jessica

Foley & Co. of Chicago made a range of medicinal products starting in the 1870s, the most well known of which was Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound.

According to the Pocono Record,

“The use of Foley’s cough syrup was long-lived — it was retailed during the late 1800s until the mid-1960s. In the early days, Foley’s concoction was 7 percent alcohol mixed with a special solution of pine tar and honey, terpin hydrate, sodium benzyl succinate and gum arabic. The recommended dosage for adults was one teaspoon; for children, a half teaspoon; for infants, five to 10 drops, according to the directions on the label of another undated bottle. Foley’s mixture cleared the throat of phlegm and mucus, stopped the tickling, opened the air passages for easier breathing and coated inflamed surfaces with a soothing medicine, according to an advertisement published in The Evening Independent of St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1919.

Another ad in the Evening Independent boasted that Foley’s Honey and Tar was “sold everywhere,” which may be true since ads for the product can be easily found in old newspapers throughout the country. Even the Stroudsburg Daily Times carried an ad in 1889, promoting the “wonderful value” of the compound. Although newspaper ads for Foley’s Honey and Tar were common, the number grew during the flu epidemic of 1918, touting the mixture as the answer to those who were suffering.”

There isn’t much written history about the founder of Foley & Co or the inventor of Foley’s Honey and Tar but records do show that two men, John B. Foley and Harry B. Foley, were associated with the business. …

Around the turn of the century, there was a great deal of negative press surrounding patent medicines, which brought about passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. In an attempt to dispel some of that negative association, Harry B. Foley wrote an article for Western Druggist, a trade magazine widely read by pharmacists and drug store merchants. Foley tries persuade retail druggists that patent medicines are a great deal for them commercially, as well as protecting them from any unhappy customers.

“A store that makes a specialty of selling no-secrets [non patent medicines] soon loses the confidence of the people and they will trade with the druggist who pushes advertised proprietary medicines, and if they are not satisfied, they do not hold the druggist responsible.”

excepted from: Artifacts from the Old Main building of Illinois State University
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Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Capsules

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A diuretic to the kidneys

Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Co.
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City

Physical Description
sulphuretted oil of turpentine (drug active ingredients)
linseed oil (drug active ingredients)
oil of peppermint (drug active ingredients)

source: National Museum of American History
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Further Reading

Influenza Pandemic Mortality In America and Europe During 1918 and 1919

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courtesy Justin Smith
source: History of Boise November 24, 2019 (FB) used with permission
see: Idaho 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic (Part 1) for context
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The Great Ad-Demic: How Spokane’s businesses advertised in newspapers during the 1918 pandemic

By Daniel Walters Sep. 14, 2020

HorlicksMmaltedMilk-aDecember 11, 1918, Spokesman-Review ad

In 1918, the world was hit with one of the worst pandemics in American history. There was a shutdown then too.

While theaters and churches were closed in Spokane by order of the local health officers, restaurants and department stores largely continued to operate and continued advertising. Even as the death toll rose, the Spokane Daily Chronicle and the Spokesman-Review continued to pump out papers celebrating the virtues of toupees, Shredded Wheat, and Lucky Strike (“It’s toasted!”).

John Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, argues that newspapers shamefully underplayed the deadliness and the terror of the epidemic, largely shrugging it off as nothing more than the “nothing more or less than old-fashioned grippe.”

“As terrifying as the disease was, the press made it more so,” Barry writes, “They terrified by making little of it, for what officials and the press said bore no relationship to what people saw and touched and smelled and endured. People could not trust what they read. Uncertainty follows distrust, fear follows uncertainty, and, under conditions such as these, terror follows fear.”

The result in the pages was a rah-rah-we’re-all-in-this-together-chum mix of reasonable guidance (stay away from crowds! don’t put pencils in your mouth!), false assurances, and a steadily increasing death toll. If anything, it closely mirrored the tenor of the cheerleading “win one for our boys!” coverage of World War I, which was ending just as the epidemic ramped up in the fall of 1918.

In some cities, Barry writes, that even could even extend to wartime-level censorship.

“In Phoenix, even after the war ended, the ‘Citizens’ Committee’ that had taken over the city during the emergency continued to impose silence, ordering that ‘merchants of the city refrain from mentioning the influenza epidemic directly or indirectly in their advertising,'” Barry writes.

While there was no such order in Spokane, the number of advertisements that explicitly referenced the pandemic seemed to decline as it progressed. During the months following October 1918 in Spokane, however, numerous department stores, pharmacies and manufacturers found ways to turn the epidemic into profit.

Treatments and Snake Oils

Even before the pandemic hit, pharmacies were churning out a steady stream of advertisements promising miraculous results from emetics, weight loss drugs, and laxatives.

So once the Spanish flu began killing dozens of people in Spokane, savvy advertisers began tailoring their pharmaceutical message to the epidemics, hawking a slew of cures and tonics with names like “Wilson’s Solution or Anti-Flu” under newspaper-style headlines like “Has Deadly Influenza Germ Been Conquered?”

While this “terrible epidemic is on” another ad proclaimed, don’t “leave the house without a bottle of Mentho-Laxene handy.”

A particular big player in the local ad game was Joyner’s Original Cut-Rate Drug Stores, which sold their own branded Joyner’s Cold and Grip Capsules as a cure for influenza.

“Most of us, these busy days can not afford, if it can be avoided, to lose a week or more of work so it is all the more necessary that at the very first sign of grip or influenza that counteracting treatment should be taken,” Joyner’s insisted.

For coughs, they claimed “Glycerol Lobelia” was “absolutely harmless, but works like magic.” Foley’s Honey and Tar, similarly, was “just what every suffer of influenza or la grippe needs now.”

Denver Mud — a cream applied to the skin to open up the capillaries — purported to help people avoid the danger of pneumonia from flu.

Maybe the goofiest anti-influenza recommendation from Joyners was a bottle of Oil of Hyomei — made of alcohol, liquid paraffin and a lot of oil of eucalyptus — and a small rubber inhaler. Users were directed to drip a few drops of the oil into the inhaler and then breathe through the inhaler once every half hour.

“Every particle of air that enters your breathing organs will thus be charged with an antiseptic healing balsam,” Joyner’s insisted in Spokane newspapers. “A few cents spent now may easily prevent serious illness and save you many dollars and help stamp out the spread of the disease.”

Even back in olden times, doctors considered it quackery: In 1912, the Journal of the American Medical Association scoffed that “this mixture never cured anything, unless it was impecuniosity in its exploiter.”

Some ads were initially indistinguishable from straight news articles by the small “advertisement” disclaimer at the top: A Spokane Daily Chronicle item headlined “Influenza Claims More Victims Than German Bullets” turns out into an advertisement for Taniac tonics and laxative tablets sold by Murgittroyds’s.

Murgittroyds’s also sold Flu Mask of Antiseptic Gauze (“superior to the ordinary cheesecloth masks”) for 25 cents, to be paired with aromatic antiseptic drops.

But maybe the most successful ad campaign came from Vick’s VapoRub, which dedicated numerous ads in Spokane newspapers to celebrating the ways that the vapors could open up the linings of air passages and “throw off germs.”

“Vicks VapoRub advertisements in hundreds of papers danced down the delicate line of reassurance while promising relief, calling the epidemic, “Simply the Old-Fashioned Grip Masquerading Under a New Name,” Barry writes.

The ad campaign boosted sales by 300 percent.

“When the Spanish flu hit the U.S. from 1918 to 1919, Vicks VapoRub sales skyrocketed from $900,000 to $2.9 million in just one year,” the Vicks VapoRub website proclaims today. “Sales increased so dramatically that the Vicks plant operated day and night to keep up with orders.”

But did the VapoRub itself work? Over a century later, the verdict still isn’t entirely clear. The Mayo Clinic argues that Vicks’ isn’t actually effective for decongestion — it just makes it feel like your nasal passageways are being cleared because of the bracing sensations it creates.

For some young children, Vicks may even be dangerous — though another recent study is more encouraging.

Public Service Announcements

Responsible Spokane advertisers, of course, knew that a lot of the pharmaceutical ads were irresponsible. And so they ran their own rebuttals:

“Do not ‘fall’ for the many advertised ‘SURE CURES’ for influenza, or so-called tonics to build up body resistance,” an ad for the Crescent department store cautioned amid all the other ads for sure cures and body resistance. “Remember, FRESH AIR, REGULAR MEALS, and ABUNDANT REST are what are needed.”

This public service announcement, of course, had its own capitalist incentives: The flu advice was under an illustration of a handsome woman hawking “Charming Georgette Crepe Blouses for only $8.76.”

The Owl Drug co-published a PSA that advised, among other things, to “keep your bowels open. Intestinal congestion invites disease.” But it also sold brand names disinfectants like Platt’s Chlorides” and reminded readers that “all Owl Drug Co. salesmen are especially informed as to get able to give you advice on sanitary measures.”

Other ads were straight PSAs: On Oct. 22, 1918, 30 different Spokane businesses — including candy stores, dairies and four different undertaker companies — joined forces to fund a full-page ad in the Chronicle featuring the advice of the Spokane Health Department:

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October 22, 1918 Spokane Chronicle
(link to full size ad)

In one sense, it sought to reassure, reiterating the idea that the Spanish flu wasn’t some scary new disease, “just the old-fashioned grippe.” But at the same time, it highlighted just how deadly the disease could be with a succession of recommendations.

A century before Make Your Own COVID-mask tutorials popped up on YouTube, these ads advised how to “Make Your Own Spanish flu” masks with four to six folds of cheesecloth or gauze.

“These masks must be kept clean, must be put on outside the sick room, must not be handled after they are tied on and must be boiled 30 minutes and thoroughly dried every time they are taken off,” the advertisement advised.

The announcement also served as a help-wanted ad, sounding the alarm for more nurses to volunteer to fight the epidemic.

And when the 1918 presidential election was approaching, the Wentworth Clothing Houses took a specific election-era tack, printing a health department notice pleading with voters to avoid influenza-spreading crowds by voting early.

“Crowds at polling places are just as dangerous as crowds in other places,” the Wentworth ad insisted.

Spokane’s John W. Graham and Co. used the same language, while also stressing that, according to the Council of National Defense, Christmas shopping should be spread out and focused on the early hours to avoid congesting stores and streetcars.

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The PSA from the Home Telephone and Telegraph Company had an additional ask: Don’t use the telephone unless you absolutely have to.

The coronavirus may have slowed down internet speeds, but Spokane telephone companies had a bandwidth problem of a different sort: Turns out those rows of telephone operators packed close together got sick, handicapping the company.

“The larger number of operators now absent because of illness makes it necessary for us to appeal to our people to restrict the use of the telephone,” the ad reads “helping the service of war industries, hospitals and stricken homes of our cities.”

Not every advice the local businesses gave amid the pandemic was accurate or helpful. The Whitehouse Company gave “‘Flu’ Hints” before describing the wool winter fashions: “Do not get in a panic if a nurse or attendant on an influenza case comes near you. He or she will not give you the disease while they themselves remain well.”

The Influenza Angle

Other local businesses, however, found a way to use the epidemic to sell more than just drugs.

Life insurance companies used the looming threat of death to paint an image of orphaned children and widowed women

“What if things go wrong?” A Nov. 10, 1918, Western Union Life ad read, “Suppose you should die — of Spanish influenza and other ailments — could your wife pay the mortgages without your income?”

Horlick’s Malted Milk touted its “REAL Food-Drink” as the perfect “diet during and after INFLUENZA, and claimed it had been “endorsed by physicians everywhere.”

And clothing retailers worked with this simple pitch: Keeping warm can keep you from getting sick, right? So why not sell the latest fashions on the basis of their flu-fighting powers?

“Men avoid the flu by wearing good shoes that will keep your feet dry and warm,” Dolby’s Clothing explained.

“In a flu epidemic an ounce of preventive is worth a pound of cure,” Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes Shop explained in their ads for young men’s overcoats.

Another key tactic to prevent getting the flu? Imperial Coffee from Gray Manufacturing in Spokane, of course.

“It’s helpfulness as a preventative in infections and epidemical diseases under physicians’ orders is well-established,” the ad explained.

Of course, plenty of ads during the 1918 pandemic didn’t have anything to do with the flu at all.

“DON’T risk disappointing someone who expects and needs Corona,” an ad in November of 1918.

Of course, back then “Corona” didn’t refer to disease or beer. It was a personal typewriter that was all in the vogue in 1918.

“Order your gift Corona now if you wish it for Christmas,” the Corona Typewriter Sales Company advised in Spokane.

excerpted from: Inlander
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How the 1918 Pandemic Frayed Social Bonds

The influenza pandemic did long-lasting damage to relationships in some American communities. Could the mistrust have been prevented?

Noah Y. Kim March 31, 2020 The Atlantic

continued: The Atlantic (1 free click)
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Science Papers:

“The Medical and Scientific Conceptions of Influenza”

by Molly Billings, June, 1997

link: Stanford University
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The State of Science, Microbiology, and Vaccines Circa 1918

John M. Eyler, PhD

link: National Library of Medicine – NIH
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Acknowledgments:

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Search Terms: Idaho Newspapers 1819-1920 “Influenza”
link:
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The Mike Fritz Collection at History of Idaho

Old photos of Idaho towns, schools and hospitals
link:
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Parting Shots

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Likely 1918 France. No info, from unknown source.

Found on Twitter:
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1955 Film “Sniffles & Sneezes”


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Road Reports Apr 17, 2022

Winter weather for the last week in the back country. It is Rock Migration Season. Please share road reports. Most back country roads are not maintained. This time of year there is deep snow in higher elevations. Conditions can change quickly, be prepared for snow, ice, rocks and/or trees in the road. Remember there is no cell phone service. Please turn on your lights when traveling our narrow mountain roads, you are not the only vehicle on the one lane road.

Yellow Pine: Since Sunday (Apr 10) we have received 14 3/4″ of new snow. Today (Apr 17) we have 5″ snow on the ground. Local streets are snow covered. Main street was plowed Tuesday (Apr 12.) Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN.
Drivers, please don’t speed through neighborhoods. Locals brake for kids, dogs, horses, deer, elk and squirrels.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to YP North webcam
Link: to YP West webcam

Highway 55 Open
Hwy 55 Construction Announcement from ITD 4/5/22
Full road closures on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry will begin on April 11, 2022. Drivers can expect closures Mon.-Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside of those hours, the road will be open to one-way alt traffic.
Drivers should plan ahead to avoid delays and use U.S. 95 as an alternate route when possible. link:

Warm Lake Highway: Open
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Report Wednesday (April 13) mail truck driver said Warm Lake highway had been plowed.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

South Fork Road: Open
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Report Wednesday (April 13) road not plowed and fairly deep snow up high.
Note: starting March 15th the road maintenance goes back to the FS from the county. Contact PNF Ben Drier 208-634-0770 cell 208-315-7584 or Will Perry 208-634-0767 cell 208-630-3954 for issues with the SF road.
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Open
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Report Wednesday (April 13) road not plowed but not bad.

Upper Johnson Creek Road (Trail): Closed to wheeled vehicles.
No current report.
Lower Johnson Creek Road: Open
No current report.
Link: to Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: to Johnson Creek North Webcam (check date on image.)
Link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Closed to wheeled travel
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Old report Sunday (March 27) “Today we came out of BC & in one mile stretch of road the conditions had changed a lot in 2 days. This portion of the trail is close to where Belvedere Creek enters Big Creek. The warming temps have released a lot of water running down the inside road drainage ditch. This creates a deep trench that runs parallel to the road until it hits a low spot & then crosses the road. These cross road trenches are difficult to cross & if this warm weather continues the situation will continue until the snow on the road has melted down a bunch. We spent a lot of time today getting through just a few of these trenches. Assuming the warm weather continues it will likely get worse for a while, but ultimately the snow depth will get low enough to eliminate the problem. In the meantime travelers should have shovels, chain saws (to cut through the ice) , winches or come-a-longs with lots of wire rope. Outstanding snowmobilers can probably boondock around this stretch, but because of the steep ground (sidehill) & dense trees that isn’t a viable option on tracked ATVs.” – C&L
Old report Friday (March 25): “Profile Creek Road – EFSF to Profile Gap. There is a solid snow floor all the way that is packed down & shows a lot of travel – Based on the tracks left on the ground it indicates skiers traveling on tracked machines. All tracks ended at Profile Gap where skiers left the gap in all directions & the tracked machines turned around. There have been a few small snow slides in the first few miles, but everybody just goes over them.
“Profile Gap to BC – No recent travel on this section, 6-8 inches of fresh powder. Profile Gap to Big Creek Culvert was almost too easy. No sidehilling or snow slides. From BC Culvert to Edwardsburg there is a solid snow pack, but you do have to cross some spots where running water has made deep cuts (2-3 feet) in the snow on the road. This did liven up the ride a little bit. It is situations like this where you are glad to have winches on your machines – we didn’t use them today.” – C&L
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcams (check date on images)
Link: to Big Creek Webcam North
Link: to Big Creek Webcam South

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Closed to full sized vehicles at the junction with Profile Creek.
Note: more snow and strong winds since last report.
Report Wednesday (April 6): from Perpetua “As Spring has arrived, snow and ice on the Stibnite road are beginning to melt, leaving some sections of the road bare and others still covered in snow. The road is soft in places so Perpetua Resources crews are minimizing traffic and utilizing UTV’s when possible to prevent erosion. Warmer temperatures in the afternoons bring rocks down daily so caution for all travelers is advised. Perpetua Resources crews are vigilant and exercising extra caution to watch out for falling rocks and remove fallen rocks in order to maintain access to Stibnite.
“We also received notice from the County that due to spring melt conditions there will be temporary travel restrictions on Stibnite Road starting week of March 21st. These restrictions are both to keep the road from further damage, reduce erosion and to keep the public safe.” – Sam
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Deadwood Summit: Closed to wheeled travel
No current report.
Note: The approx. elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′

Valley County Road Maintenance Dashboard Link:
Valley County Road & Bridge Announcements
Road Break-Up Limits in Effect Until further notice, break-up limits are now in effect:
* 7 tons per axle,
* 80,000 lbs maximum
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Weather Reports Apr 10-16, 2022

Apr 10 Weather:

At 930am it was 25 degrees, low overcast and snowing. At 12pm socked in and snowing pretty good. Stopped snowing a little before 1pm (estimate 1/2″ snow), higher thinner clouds. Breaks in the clouds by 2pm and most of the new snow melted. At 255pm snowing lightly and breezy. At 340pm it was 34 degrees, snowing pretty good (graupel) and breezy. Flaking by 4pm and probably done before 430pm. Another little snow flurry around sunset leaving a scant trace. At 745pm it was 28 degrees, overcast and a few flakes, done before 8pm. Looked cloudy at 11pm.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 11, 2022 at 09:30AM
Low overcast, snowing
Max temperature 36 degrees F
Min temperature 23 degrees F
At observation 25 degrees F
Precipitation 0.04 inch
Snowfall Trace
Snow depth Trace
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Apr 11 Weather:

At 930am it was 25 degrees, low overcast and had just started snowing. At 1230pm steady snowfall, estimate over 1/2″ so far, socked in down to the floor. At 345pm it was 30 degrees, low clouds and snowing. At 4pm measured 4 3/4″ snow on the board. Stopped snowing by 5pm. Before 6pm breaks in the clouds, some melting and settling. Before 7pm back to low clouds and socked in. At 720pm snowing again. At 750pm it was 27 degrees, higher clouds (only VanMeter socked in) light fine snow (scant trace so far) and light breeze. At 925pm it was 25 degrees and snowing lightly. At 1020pm it was still snowing lightly. Higher clouds at 11pm. At 130am low clouds and snowing. Looks like it snowed all night.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 12, 2022 at 09:30AM
Overcast, light snowfall
Max temperature 35 degrees F
Min temperature 23 degrees F
At observation 26 degrees F
Precipitation 0.54 inch
Snowfall 8.0 inch
Snow depth 8 inch
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Apr 12 Weather:

At 930am it was 26 degrees, overcast (top of VanMeter socked in) and flaking lightly. At 1130am still flaking. Stopped snowing by 12pm, then breaks in the clouds and scattered sunshine. At 214pm socked in and snowing again. Not snowing at 235pm. Snowing just before 250pm and breezy. Not snowing at 317pm. At 330pm it was 31 degrees, breezy and cracks in the overcast. Started flaking again at 345pm to about 4pm. Snowing pretty good and breezy at 415pm. Not snowing at 435pm. Socked in and snowing pretty good at 615pm. At 710pm it was 25 degrees, low foggy clouds and steady light snow falling, scant quarter inch so far. Stopped snowing before 9pm. Partly clear at 130am. More snow before 9am.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 13, 2022 at 09:30AM
Thinning clouds, flaking
Max temperature 35 degrees F
Min temperature 10 degrees F
At observation 19 degrees F
Precipitation 0.10 inch
Snowfall 1 1/4 inch
Snow depth 5 1/4 inch
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Apr 13 Weather:

At 930am it was 19 degrees, cracked thinning overcast (VanMeter foggy top) and still flaking. (Still flaking at 1030am.) Stopped snowing 1055am, breaks in clouds and bits of sunshine. At 135pm it was 31 degrees, mostly cloudy, breezy and filtered sun. At 330pm it was 31 degrees, low overcast, starting to snow lightly and gusty. At 640pm low clouds and snowing – not sure how long it lasted, had put down a solid trace by 740pm (not snowing.) At 745pm it was 27 degrees and mostly cloudy. At 1030pm it was partly cloudy and bright moon. Looked mostly clear at 1am. Not snowing at 7am. By 9am socked in, snowing pretty good and more than a trace accumulation.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 14, 2022 at 09:30AM
Low overcast, steady snow
Max temperature 35 degrees F
Min temperature 13 degrees F
At observation 20 degrees F
Precipitation 0.07 inch
Snowfall 2 inch
Snow depth 6 1/2 inch
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Apr 14 Weather:

At 930am it was 20 degrees, low overcast and steady snow. Not snowing at 12pm (fat 1/2″), cracks in the clouds to the south letting in a bit of sun, but dark low clouds to the north. At 320pm it was 38 degrees, light gray overcast and breezy. Snow on and off between 5pm-6pm no accumulation. At 715pm snow (graupel) and low overcast. At 750pm it was 29 degrees, flaking and light breezes. Done snowing by 8pm (trace) and mostly cloudy. At 930pm it was 28 degrees and snowing – trace. Partly cloudy around 1030pm with bright moon. At 1am it looked mostly cloudy.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 15, 2022 at 09:30AM
Mostly clear, light breeze
Max temperature 40 degrees F
Min temperature 14 degrees F
At observation 23 degrees F
Precipitation 0.03 inch
Snowfall 1/2 inch
Snow depth 4 inch
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Apr 15 Weather:

At 930am it was 23 degrees, mostly clear and light breeze. At 1pm mostly cloudy. Snowing lightly at 2pm for a short while. Snowing at 310pm. At 325pm it was 35 degrees, mostly cloudy, breezy and occasional flake blowing in the breeze. At 750pm it was 32 degrees, mostly cloudy and cold breezes. At 1030pm it was 26 degrees, hazy sky, fuzzy fat moon rising. Looked cloudy at 1am. No snow yet at 610am. Trace snow and foggy by 845am.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 16, 2022 at 09:30AM
Low overcast, steady snow, light breeze
Max temperature 36 degrees F
Min temperature 23 degrees F
At observation 26 degrees F
Precipitation 0.02 inch
Snowfall 1/2 inch
Snow depth 4 inch
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Apr 16 Weather:

At 930am it was 26 degrees, low overcast (socked in to valley floor) steady snow falling and light breeze. Still socked in and snowing big flakes at 12pm. Stopped snowing before 210pm (estimate 2″ snowfall), clouds lifted above Golden Gate Hill and melting. At 345pm it was 39 degrees, measured 1 1/4″ remaining snow, mostly cloudy, windy afternoon (gusts up to 20mph) and spitting snowflakes and rain drops morning snow melted.) Rain/snow mix 420pm for a short while. At 635pm socked in, foggy with visibility about 1/2 block, gusty breezes, heavy snowfall – blizzard! Slacking off at 7pm, light snow and better visibility, clouds lifting, estimate an additional 1/2″. At 740pm it was 30 degrees, partly clear, cold and breezy. At 1115pm mostly cloudy, full (fuzzy) moon rising over Golden Gate.

NOAA Weather report:

Observation time April 17, 2022 at 09:30AM
Mostly cloudy, light breeze
Max temperature 41 degrees F
Min temperature 21 degrees F
At observation 27 degrees F
Precipitation 0.17 inch
Snowfall 2 1/2 inch
Snow depth 5 inch
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