Page updated Sept 21, 2020

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Roads Open:
Johnson Creek Road – watch for fire traffic
South Fork Road – closed weekdays
East Fork of the South Fork
Lick Creek – opened June 24
Stibnite Road
Monumental Summit
Profile Road – “snow free” June 28
Elk Summit – travel at own risk
Warren Wagon Road to Secesh (construction)
Deadwood Summit
Scott Mountain

Roads Closed to wheeled vehicles:
Roads and Trails in the Trapper Flat area for Buck Fire
Quartz Creek Road
Golden Gate Road
Sugar Creek Road

Community Calendar:

April 17 – Boil water order issued
May 15 – Firewood Season starts
June 16 – South Fork road closure begins on weekdays
Aug 12 – Firewood Permits at The Corner
Aug 11 – Valley County Mask Order
Sept 21 – Hwy 55 closures starts
Sept 22 – Planned power outage 945am-245pm


Highway 55 Work closure Monday, Sept 21, 2020
Fall (September through November) and Spring (March through May)
– Daytime and nighttime work seven days a week
Full road closures Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm
– One-way alternating traffic during all other time frames

Sept 22nd Planned 5 Hour Power Outage
A heads up from Idaho Power. On Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at 945am the power will be turned off for approximately 5 hours (until around 245pm) for power line maintenance. There are some hazard trees near the power lines they want to take down and need to drop the lines in order to safely remove those trees. You will received an automated phone message about 5 days before this planned outage.
They have not yet switched us over to the new underground lines yet, we will get advanced notice for that outage.


Boil Water Order issued April 17, 2020
As of today April 17th 2020, Yellow Pine is under another “Boil Order”.  This boil order will be in effect at least through spring runoff and possibly longer depending on reducing usage.

Valley County Mask-Up
A county-wide mask mandate was approved the CDH August 11th, and is now in effect for Valley County. (link)

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)

Rebound Idaho Governor’s phasing program link
Valley County Covid-19 Response Page
Valley County Emergency Operations Center link

South Fork Road
Hard closure will begin on Tuesday, June 16; 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends. The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week. (link)

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

Murph’s RV Park & Mary’s Cabins (208) 633-6677 Facebook page
Cabins are not available in 2020. RV Spaces $25/night; $150/week; $300/month. Tent spaces $10/night. Shower house is closed for 2020.

The Corner (208) 633-3325 Website link Facebook page
Open 11am-8pm Closed Tuesdays
Calling ahead works best but not a huge deal. Groceries, Ice Cream, Beer and Soda. Our menu fluctuates but typically have Smoked Brisket, Tri Tip, Chicken, Burgers and Wings on hand. Live Music on the Fourth of July with Braid, local band from McCall playing 2-6 pm followed by Willie and the Singlewides till we shut the doors.

Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook page
Open Daily 8am to 10pm. Outside Dining and Bar. Breakfast and Bar Food.

Yellow Pine General Store (208) 633-3300 
The store is open now and will be open into October. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Murph’s RV Park & Mary’s Cabins (208) 633-6677
Cabins are not available in 2020. RV Spaces $25/night; $150/week; $300/month. Tent spaces $10/night. Shower house is closed for 2020. Facebook page

The Yellow Pine General Store and the Silver Dollar Cafe are for sale.
See Real Estate Page

Knotty Kat Crochet Works – 208-502-0940
FB page link
open Tue – Sat, 9-5
Yellow Pine eggs $3/doz

Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
Tom & Sarah Lanham
156 Yellow Pine Ave, Yellow Pine, ID 83677
Link to FB page:
Starting June 2020 We will be doing trail rides out of Yellow Pine along with summer pack / camping trips to high mountain lakes in the area.

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

Local Color Photography – Calendars
Facebook page

Midas Gold
Link to Webinar page
Link to: 2018 Community Partnership Agreement with the Village of Yellow Pine

The Star-News

Yellow Pine Museum

Facebook page

Village of Yellow Pine Association

VYPA meetings for 2020 – June 13, 2pm; July 11, 2pm; August 8, 2pm; September 12, 2pm.
VYPA Officers:
Deb Filler – Chairperson
Matt Huber – Vice Chair
Rhonda Egbert – Secretary
Ronda Rogers – Treasurer
Ron Noel – Member at Large
Village of Yellow Pine Association Bylaws
VYPA Bylaws Adopted 9-12-2015
YPAC Corp Bylaws (link)
If you have questions, ideas to share, or want to use the Community Hall please contact the VYPA officers.
Community Hall Facebook page
Cemetery Committee:
Tim Rogers
Marj Fields
Ron Earl

Yellow Pine Fire District

YPDF COVID19 Policy Link
EMS COVID19 Policy
Fire Chief: (TBA)
Sue Holloway District 1
Dan Stiff, District 2
Merrill Saleen, District 3
Secretary/Treasurer Nikki Saleen
Yellow Pine Fire Protection Mitigation
Valley County Firewise Brochure
Valley County, Idaho Wildland-Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Yellow Pine Water Users Association

YPWUA Bylaws September 1976
YPWUA Articles of Incorporation April 1976
YPWUA Articles Inc 1st Amendment September 1976
YPWUA Articles Inc 2nd Amendment February 1984
YPWUA Articles Inc 3rd Amendment June 1984
YPWUA Board:
Dawn Brown
Stu Edwards
Willie Sullivan
Steve Holloway
Dave Prouty