Local

Page updated Sept 17,  2021

Click here for current Road Reports

Roads Open:
Johnson Creek Road (Open May 25)
South Fork Road
East Fork of the South Fork
Stibnite Road
Profile Road (Open June 13)
Monumental Summit (Open June 14)
Lick Creek (Open June 7)
Deadwood Summit (Open June 9)
Elk Summit (travel at own risk)
Quartz Creek Road

Roads Closed to wheeled vehicles:
Golden Gate Road
Sugar Creek Road


Community Calendar:

April 17, 2020 – Boil water order issued
May 10 thru Oct 20 – Burn Permit season
May 15 – Firewood Season, Permits at The Corner
July 16 – Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
Aug 29 – 9am YPFD Training at Fire Hall
Sept 18 – ATV-UTV Ride to Thunder Mountain
Sept 18 – Jim Adkins Retirement 2pm at YP Tavern

Events

ATV-UTV Ride to Thunder Mountain
Saturday, September 18, 9am – 4pm
Meet at the Community Hall
Ride with us through the fabulous back-country to the historic Thunder Mountain area. This out-and-back ride is rated as intermediate. Participants ride from Yellow Pine Community Hall up Stibnite Road to Thunder Mountain. BBQ Lunch will be served to participants at the end of the road. The timeframe of this event is estimated to be from 9am to 4pm. $25 for online sign up and $30 at the event. Sign up link:

Sept 18 – Jim Adkins Retirement 2pm at YP Tavern
Please join us for a Potluck at the Yellow Pine Tavern on Saturday September 18th at 2pm. In honor of Jim Adkins Retirement and to meet the new co-owners of the Zena Creek Ranch. Kathy Laird will be providing Burgers and Brats.

Announcements:

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions – July 16
Under the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited on state and federally managed or protected lands, roads, and trails:
* Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site and in a permanent concrete or metal fire ring, or on private land, and only within an owner-provided structure.
* Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

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.
DRINKING WATER WARNING
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 180 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: 9-10-21.

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

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

Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377
Opened June 12th for summer. 

The Corner (208) 633-3325 Facebook page
As the season comes to an end, we are starting to dwindle our inventory. To ensure our stock is fresh and kept to our standards, we will only be taking reservations until the end of our season (October 28). To make arrangements, please call The Corner at 208-633-3325 or call/text Hailey Harris at 970-275-7336. Thank you for a great summer!

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook page
Open daily: 8am to 9pm
Sunday 8am to 2pm
Indoor Dining and Outdoor Dining Available.
Full Breakfast Menu. Burgers, Pizza, Fajitas, Beer Wine and Pop

Yellow Pine General Store (208) 633-3300
Store hours: 10am to 5pm, Monday – Sunday. Gas and Diesel now available. The Liquor Store is now reinstated.  Now Selling Black Rifle Coffee.
The store is stocked with basic convenience store items such as food, fuel, liquor, beer, wine, tobacco, ice, non alcoholic beverages, snacks, ice cream. New Yellow Pine branded shirts, hats and koozies have arrived. We are going through the process of installing a propane dispenser and bottle exchange service.
For any particular store item requests, please call 208-633-3300 or Email
For room reservations, please call 208-633-3300 or Email for reservations

Knotty Kat Crochet Works – 208-633-3614
FB page link
open Tue – Sat, 9-5
Yellow Pine eggs $3/doz

Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
Our Elk & Deer hunts are booked for our 2021 season, we do have a couple openings for our 2022 Elk & Deer hunts. We Also have a couple openings for Mountain Lion hunts December 2021 through February 2022 and Spring Bear hunts May of 2022. Please see our Website site for further details.
Tom & Sarah Lanham
156 Yellow Pine Ave, Yellow Pine, ID 83677
Website:
Link to FB page:

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

Local Color Photography
Website
Facebook page

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

The Star-News subscribe:
Arnold Aviation (208) 382-4844
Watkins Pharmacy Cascade (208) 382-4204
Cascade Auto (208) 382-4224
Cascade Vet Clinic (208) 382-4590


Yellow Pine Museum

Website
Facebook page

Village of Yellow Pine Association

VYPA Officers:
Deb Filler – Chairperson
Matt Huber – Vice Chair
Ronda Rogers, Treasurer
Hailey Harris, Secretary
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
Ron Earl

Yellow Pine Fire District

Fire Chief: Tim Rogers
Commissioners:
Lorinne Munn District 1
Phil Jensen Acting – District 2
Merrill Saleen District 3
Secretary Ronda Rogers
Treasurer Nikki Saleen
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:
Dawn Brown
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
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