Page updated August 7, 2022

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Roads Open:
Johnson Creek Road
South Fork Road
East Fork of the South Fork
Stibnite Road
Deadwood Summit
Lick Creek
Profile Road
Monumental Summit
Elk Summit

Roads Closed to wheeled vehicles:

Community Calendar:

April 17, 2020 – Boil water order issued
May 10 thru Oct 20 – Burn Permit Season
May 15 thru Nov 30 – Firewood Season
Jun 1 – 6-day a week mail starts
Aug 9 – Celebration for JR VanHoover
Aug 13 – VYPA Meeting 2pm Community Hall
Aug 16 – MasterCraft propane and pellet stove service
Aug 20 – Celebration for Don Waller
Sep 10 – YP Escapade Ride


Celebration for JR VanHoover August 9th 
We will have a Celebration of Life gathering for J.R. VanHoover on Tuesday Aug. 9th, 2022 at 1:30 pm at Stephen C. Guerber Park 2200 Hill Road Eagle Idaho. We can come together to reminisce, laugh, and share our memories. We look forward to seeing anyone who would like to come.

August 16th MasterCraft 
Update Aug 1st: contact Mastercraft by August 8th for service on the 16th.
MasterCraft is coming to Yellow Pine to do maintenance on propane and pellet stoves.
We will only be doing one day and one tech this year for service only – no inspections/job bids. The out of town service rate is $125 plus parts. With the cost of fuel/time, we need to fill the techs schedule to avoid a trip charge of $150. Our tech can take 6 calls. I have reserved 8/16.
Please call with name, addresses and phone number if you want service. Also need to know what appliance you have and/or any issues.
Christy Wonenberg
MasterCraft Hearth & Home, Inc
103 N. 3rd St. McCall, ID 83638

Celebration for Don Waller August 20th 
On Aug 20, 2022, 10:00 am we will be burying most of his ashes at Donnie’s grave, in the Alpine Cemetery, Cascade Idaho, followed by a Celebration of Life that evening at the Golden Gate campground, Yellow Pine Idaho. All who would like to honor him in whatever way they see fit are welcome to join us at either or both places. At a later date, a memorial tombstone will be placed at Donnie’s grave and another will be in the Yellow Pine Cemetery at Sally Ann’s grave.


Water Usage
The last three days we have been above 60,000 gallons of water consumed per day with yesterday’s usage over 65,000 gallons.
Unless we have another huge leak, lawn watering is the cause. Please limit your water usage and do not leave your water on all night. If someone notices a leak please let us know.
Thank you – YPWUA July 30, 2022

Boil Water Order issued April 17, 2020
As of today April 17th 2020, Yellow Pine is under a “Boil Order”.  This boil order will be in effect until further notice.
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?
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: 6-10-22.

Midas Gold is now Perpetua Resources
Perpetua Resources is a nod to our Idaho roots and our commitment to follow our state’s tradition of Esto Perpetua, translated to mean let it be eternal.

Protect Your Mountain Playground
We know Yellow Pine holds a special place in many hearts. As we transition through Idaho’s reopening phases and welcome visitors to our area, we invite you to take a moment to learn about what is new, what to expect and a few simple ways you can help protect yourself and this special mountain playground at (link)

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.pdf

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.”
Link to: 20190724 Yellow Pine Fire Protection mitigation document

Biz Directory:

Alpine Village (208) 633-6208 Facebook page
Booked for 2022

Murph’s RV Park & Mary’s Cabins Facebook page

Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377
Open, call for reservations

The Corner (208) 633-3325 Facebook Page
Summer hours:
Wednesday thru Monday (closed Tuesdays) 9am to 7pm
Fire wood permits Available May 15th

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook Page
The Tavern will remain closed for renovations until further notice.

Yellow Pine General Store and Motel (208) 633-3300
Website Facebook page
The General Store will be closed Mondays, and open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6pm. Sunday 10-3pm
The motel rooms and the laundry room are available 7 days per week. Email:

Knotty Kat Crochet Works – 208-633-3614
FB page link
open Tue – Sat, 9-5
Yellow Pine eggs $4/doz.

Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
Buck Horn Outfitters is offering trail rides out of Yellow Pine, anything from an hour ride to day trips and fully catered camping / pack trips to high mountain lakes or DIY camp trips where you can enjoy Idaho’s back country to yourself.
See our website for more details. Or give us a call 208-633-3614
Link to FB page:

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

Local Color Photography
Facebook page

Perpetua Resources (formerly Midas Gold)
New website
Link to: 2018 Community Partnership Agreement with the Village of Yellow Pine

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Arnold Aviation (208) 382-4844
Watkins Pharmacy Cascade (208) 382-4204
Please call your doctor and have your Rx transferred until Watkins can rebuild.
Cascade Auto (208) 382-4224
Cascade Vet Clinic (208) 382-4590
Amerigas 1-800-427-4968

Yellow Pine Museum

Facebook page

Village of Yellow Pine Association

VYPA Officers:
Hailey Harris, Chairman
Josh Jones, Vice Chairman
Jen Aldrich, Secretary (temp)
Ronda Rogers, Treasurer
Rhonda Egbert, Member at Large
If you have questions, ideas to share, or want to use the Community Hall please contact a VYPA officer.
VYPA Bylaws adopted 8/8/2020 link
YPAC Corp Bylaws link
Community Hall Facebook page
Cemetery Committee:
Ron Basabe
Marj Fields
Joel Fields

Yellow Pine Fire District

Fire Chief: Tim Rogers
Assistant Fire Chief: Ron Basabe
YP Fire Commissioners:
Lorinne Munn – District 1
Tom Lanham – District 2
Bill McIntosh – District 3
Secretary/Treasurer – Ronda Rogers
YPDF COVID19 Policy Link
EMS COVID19 Policy Link
Yellow Pine Fire Protection Mitigation Link:
Valley County Firewise Brochure Link:
Valley County Wildland-Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Plan Link:

Yellow Pine Water Users Association

YPWUA Board:
Tim Aldridge
Stu Edwards
Willie Sullivan
Steve Holloway
Candy Hardisty
YPWUA Bylaws September 1976 Link
YPWUA Articles of Incorporation April 1976 Link
YPWUA Articles Inc 1st Amendment September 1976 Link
YPWUA Articles Inc 2nd Amendment February 1984 Link
YPWUA Articles Inc 3rd Amendment June 1984 Link