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Page updated May 18, 2022

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

Roads Closed to wheeled vehicles:
Upper Johnson Creek Road
Profile Road
Lick Creek
Monumental Summit
Elk Summit
Deadwood Summit


Community Calendar:

April 17, 2020 – Boil water order issued
Oct 27 – Transfer Station on Winter Schedule
Nov 1 – Winter Mail Delivery Starts
2022
May – Spring Rx burns
May 10 thru Oct 20 – Burn Permit Season
May 15 thru Nov 30 – Firewood Season
May 26 – J & R Septic (date not firm yet)
May 27 – Big Creek Lodge open for fly-ins
May 28 – Memorial Potluck Community Hall
May 29 – YPFD Pancake Breakfast at 830am
May 29 – YPFD meeting at 2pm
Week of June 8 – Amerigas Delivery
Jun 8-11 – Spring Free Dump Days
Jun 11 – VYPA Meeting 2pm Community Hall
Jun 18 – Vet Clinic
Jul 2 – 4th of July golf tournament
Jul 3 – YPWUA Shareholders Meeting
Jul 9 – VYPA Meeting 2pm Community Hall

Events

May 26 Septic Pumping
J & R Septic from Cascade (208) 382-8727 tentatively plans to come to YP to pump tanks May 28 (date not firm yet.)

Memorial Potluck Saturday May 28th at 2pm
Memorial Potluck at the Community Hall. Burgers and Brats provided. Please bring a side dish if you would like.
Stay tuned for more details…

YPFD Pancake Breakfast May 29
YPFD will have a Pancake Breakfast, “Come Meet Your Commissioner” May 29, 2022 at 8:30 AM at the Community Hall

Week of June 8th Amerigas Propane Delivery
Note from Amerigas that they plan to come to Yellow Pine the “week of June 8th.” They are putting together a list and ask people to call 1-800-427-4968 to make sure no one is missed.

Vet Clinic June 18
Cascade Vet Clinic will be coming to Yellow Pine Saturday June 18th. Please call (208) 382-4590 to get on the list.

Krassel RD Prescribed Burns Spring 2022
The Krassel Ranger District plans to apply fire to approximately 2,500 acres within the Bald Hill project area (east of Yellow Pine); 2,000 acres in the Four Mile project area along the South Fork of the Salmon River near the Miners peak trail, and 70 acres around Krassel Work Center.
Ignitions may occur over 2-7 days in the months of March through May Flame, smoke and hazards may be present in the area until significant precipitation or season ending weather is received. If you have any questions or comments please contact Dave Hogen Krassel District Ranger at 208-634-0600

(Same map from last fall.)

Golf Tournament July 2nd
The annual 4th of July golf tournament will be on Saturday, July 2nd at 10(ish). All proceeds will be used to improve the golf course (improving the greens, signs and tees. More information to follow. Contact Joel or Marj Fields with questions, sponsorships or donations.

YPWUA Shareholders Meeting July 3rd
The yearly shareholders meeting will be Sunday July 3rd at 10am. There will be two positions up for elections.
There has been some question on who can vote and can run for office. You must be a shareholder with the Yellow Pine Water Users Association to be able to vote and run for office. If you have any questions about being a shareholder, please contact me.
Thank you – Steve Holloway

Announcements:

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 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: 5-10-22.

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

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

Yellow Pine Lodge (208) 633-3377
Closed for winter. 

The Corner (208) 633-3325 Facebook Page
Spring hours:
Wednesday thru Monday (closed Tuesdays) 8am-8pm
Fire wood permits Available May 15th

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook Page
Winter Hours at the Tavern until May 15th

Yellow Pine General Store and Motel (208) 633-3300
Website Facebook page
The Yellow Pine General Store will be observing new Winter Hours. We will be officially open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11am-4pm. Josh or Christy are in town on the off days and will be available to open the store as needed. Their contact information is posted on the front door of the store if you need to reach either of them locally. The motel rooms and the laundry room are still available 7 days per week. Store phone: 208-633-3300 Email:

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

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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 (208) 452-4361


Yellow Pine Museum

Website
Facebook page

Village of Yellow Pine Association

VYPA Officers:
Hailey Harris, Chairman
Josh Jones, Vice Chairman
Jen Aldrich, Secretary
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
Ron Earl

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:
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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