Page updated Aug 14, 2017

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions now in effect
Current Fire updates posted here

Click here for current Road Reports

Roads Open:
South Fork Salmon River Road & EFSF roads
Johnson Creek Road
Lick Creek Road
Profile Road to Big Creek/Edwardsburg
Deadwood Summit
Elk Summit
Monumental Summit

Community Calendar:

Aug 19 VYPA Meeting 10am at the Community Hall
Aug 26 YPFD meeting 2pm at the Community Hall
Sept 9 VYPA meeting 2pm at the Community Hall
Sept 2 Welch Memorial Golf Tourney 2017


Recycle your old refrigerator!
Idaho Power has arranged for free pick-up of old refrigerators. Call 1-800-253-5618 (11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and ASK FOR DONNA. She will confirm your request and coordinate for one pick-up day in Yellow Pine. They require: The motor must run, but need not cool down. You must have reasonable access to move it outside. You must sign for permission to take it. If you cannot be home on pick-up day you must put it outside and put a note inside giving ARCA permission to take the unit. Each owner must call. There must be written permission to take the unit.

Biz Directory:

Alpine Village (208) 633-6208

Murph’s RV Park & Mary’s Cabins: (208) 633-6677; 634-5527; or 634-6730

The Corner (208) 633-3325  website link
Summer Hours:
Sunday: 11am-8pm
Monday: 11am-8pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 2pm-8pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm

Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377
Open for Summer

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook
Summer Hours:
Open 8am to 12am on Weekends
Open 8am to 10pm Weekdays
Daily Menu: full Breakfast served also Burgers and Pizza for Afternoon and Evening. Good selection of Beer and Wine

Yellow Pine Museum website

Village of Yellow Pine Association:

VYPA next meeting Sept 9 at 2pm at the Community Hall
Village Meeting Schedule: 2nd Saturday of June, July, Aug and Sept.
VYPA Officers:
Deb Filler – Chairperson
Lynn Imel – Vice Chair
Lorinne Munn – Secretary
Joel Fields – Treasurer
Kathy Hall – Member at Large
Village of Yellow Pine Association Bylaws
VYPA Bylaws Adopted 9-12-2015
If you have questions, ideas to share, or want to use the Community Hall please contact the VYPA officers. Fitness equipment available for use.
Cemetery Committee:
Willie Sullivan
Candy Sullivan

2016AprilYPFD1-bYPFD: Fire Training Sundays at 11am

The Emergency Siren at the Yellow Pine Fire Station will be tested on the 1st of every month at 12 noon.

Fire Chief:
Jeff Forster
District 1 Cecil Dahlman
District 2 Dan Stiff
District 3 Tom Richter
Next Election Nov 2017

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:
Dave McClintock
Dawn Brown
Stu Edwards
Willie Sullivan
Matt Huber

Local Books:

“Idaho Mountains Our Home” by Lafe and Emma Cox
“Yellow Pine, Idaho” a book compiled by Nancy Sumner (available locally)
Francie’s Camera” The Art and Stories of Robert Auth
Wilderness Brothers” Cabin Creek History – Caswell Brothers by G. Wayne Minshall
Cabin Creek Chronicle: The History of the Most Remote Ranch in America” – by G. Wayne Minshall
“Pan, Picks and Shovels” stories gathered by the Valley County History Project
Tales from the Last of the Big Creek Rangers” by Earl Dodds
“Lost in the Forest – Four Decades of Change” by Ned and Carl Pence
Southern Idaho Ghost Towns” By Wayne C. Sparling

Link to list of local books at Valley County GenWeb:

[hat tip to SMc]