Page updated June 2, 2023

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Roads Open:
Johnson Creek Road
South Fork Road
East Fork of the South Fork
Stibnite Road

Roads Closed to wheeled vehicles:

Deadwood Summit
Lick Creek
Profile Gap
Monumental Summit
Elk Summit
Secesh Summit

Community Calendar:

April 17, 2020 – Boil water order issued
Nov 1, 2022 – 3-day Mail Delivery
May 10 – Burn Permit Season Starts
May 15 – Firewood Season begins
Jun 1 – Six day a week mail starts
Jun 2 – Deadline to sign up for Dust Abatement
Jun 13 – Dust Abatement Spray Day
Jun 14, 15, 16, and 17 – Donnelly Free Dump Days
Jun 17 – Vet Clinic Day at Buck Horn Outfitters
Jun 18 – The Tavern Father’s Day BBQ 1pm
Jul 1 – Golf Tournament 10am
Jul 2 – YPWUA Shareholder Meeting 11am Community Hall
Jul 2 – 4th of July celebration (Fire Wise)
Jul 2 – The Tavern Independence Day Celebration 11am
Jul 15 – YP Escapade Ride to Riordan Lake Trailhead
Jul 15 – The Tavern Live Music
Aug 3-6 – The Tavern Harmonica Festival
Sep 1-4 – The Tavern Labor Day Celebration
Sep 16-17 – The Tavern Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day


May 10 – Oct 20 Burn Permits Required
Idaho law (38-115) requires any person planning to burn outside city limits within Idaho, including crop residue burning, to obtain a fire safety burn permit during closed fire season (May 10 – October 20).
Campfires do not require a burn permit.

May 15 – Firewood Season begins
Personal use fuelwood permits for the Payette National Forest will be available beginning May 15, through November 30, 2023.

Jun 2 – Deadline to sign up for Dust Abatement
We will be having Dust control on June 13, 2023, if interested please contact Ronda or Tim Rogers at 208-633-2005 or Deb filler at 208-633-6945 . Need to know by June 2, 2023. All checks will be made out to North American dust control.

Jun 17 Vet Clinic Day
This year the Cascade Vet Clinic will be coming to Yellow Pine on June 17th. Buck Horn outfitters will be the host this year.
You will need to contact the clinic at (208) 283-4590 to get on the list. And contact Sarah at (208) 633-3614 to confirm and find out what time to arrive.

Jun 18 – The Tavern Father’s Day BBQ 1pm
Baseball, Brats, Burgers & BBQ

July 1 – Golf Tournament
Benefit for the YPFD. Sign up at 10am – golf will start shortly after that.

July 2 – 4th of July celebration (Fire Wise)
Starting with parade. More details to follow

Jul 2 – The Tavern Independence Day Celebration 11am
Food Specials and More

Jul 15 – YP Escapade Ride to Riordan Lake Trailhead 
Saturday, July 15, 2023 @ 10am. YP Escapade Ride to Riordan Lake Trailhead. This out-and-back ride is rated high intermediate to advanced.
Starting at the Yellow Pine Community Hall, we will ride up to Trapper Flats and on to the Riordan Lake trailhead with a pauses along the way for history/stories. Participants will lunch at the trailhead and then return to Yellow Pine by the initial route. Lunch is provided by Hailey Sauces and Catering. Sign-in starts at 9am. Cost is $30. Submit payments to paypal (link) or venmo @yellowpinefestival
Proceeds support the Yellow Pine Community Hall.

Jul 15 – The Tavern Live Music
Live music provided by the band Chicken Dinner Road

Aug 3-6 – The Tavern Harmonica Festival
Live Bands, Food Specials, and Beer Garden

Sep 1-4 – The Tavern Labor Day Celebration
Food Specials and More

Sep 16-17 – The Tavern Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day
Food Specials, Music and More


Krassel RD Spring Prescribed Burns – Cancelled
May 15 – Rx Burn Update
A note to let you know we will not be burning on our East Zone more this season. Our planned burns are out of prescription to achieve the desired fuels reduction effects – this is due to the snow level being too low for us to work in the areas we had planned.

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: 5-10-23.

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

Murph’s RV Park & Mary’s Cabins

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

The Corner (208) 633-3325

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233

Yellow Pine General Store and Motel (208) 633-3300

Local Color Photography

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

Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
See our website for more details. Or give us a call.

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

Big Creek Lodge
Open for Summer

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

Arnold Aviation (208) 382-4844
Cascade Auto (208) 382-4224
Cascade Vet Clinic (208) 382-4590
Diamond Fuel & Feed (208) 382-4430
D-9 Grocery Store 208-382-4215 Website

Yellow Pine Museum


Village of Yellow Pine Association

VYPA Officers:
Lorinne Munn, Chairman
Josh Jones, Vice Chairman
Lynn Imel, Secretary
Kat Amos, 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
Community Hall Facebook
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
Ronda Rogers- Secretary/Treasurer
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
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

Yellow Pine Area Coalition

The Yellow Pine Area Coalition was formed in 2019. YPAC Corp is the non-profit entity (501c3) that will conduct the charitable work of the Coalition.
Dezeray Brockett – President
Bill McIntosh – Treasurer
Deb Filler – Secretary.
YPAC Corp Bylaws (link)
Website (link)