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Page updated December 5, 2022

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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
2022
Nov 1 – 3-day Mail Delivery
Tuesdays – Weekly Movie Matinees 1pm
Wednesdays – Weekly Craft and Learn 11am-2pm
Dec 10 – McIntosh Xmas Party
Dec 20 – Property Taxes Due
Dec 21 – Cookie Decorating Party
Dec 25 – Christmas dinner 3pm Community Hall
2023
Jan 10 – Comment Deadline for Stibnite
Jan 14 – Chili Cook-Off
Jan 15 – Water Bills Due

Events

Tuesday’s Weekly Movie Matinees 1pm 
We are going to start the movie matinees every Tuesday at 1pm at the Community Hall beginning November 29th.

Wednesday’s Weekly Craft and Learn 11am-2pm 
Starting next Wednesday (November 9th) we’re going to begin the craft and learn. We’ve changed the time to 11am to 2pm on Wednesdays once a week at the Community Hall.

Dec 10 – McIntosh Xmas Party
Bill & Lorraine McIntosh invite you all to our annual Christmas party from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, December 10th, 2022. Hope to see you there.

Dec 21 – Cookie Decorating Party
Wednesday, December 21, 11-2, Cookie Decorating Party at the Community Hall. Cookies and frosting provided.

Dec 25 – Christmas Dinner
At 3pm on Christmas Day, call Deb to help with cooking turkey and ham.

Jan 10, 2023 – Comment Deadline for Stibnite
A complete copy of the draft study can be found at (link)

Jan 14 – Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 3pm; Chili Cook-Off, at the Community Hall.

Jan 15, 2023 – Water Bills Due
Or you can pay half by January 15th and the other half (plus $5) due by June 15, 2023.

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: 11-10-22.

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
Booked for 2022

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
New winter hours: Dec 7-10
Wednesday 11am-3pm
Thursday Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Yellow Pine Tavern (208) 633-2233 Facebook Page
The Tavern will remain closed for renovations until further notice.

Yellow Pine General Store and Motel (208) 633-3300
Website Facebook page
The General Store will be closed Mondays, and open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10-3pm
The motel rooms and the laundry room are available 7 days per week. Email:

Local Color Photography
Website
Facebook page

Knotty Kat Crochet Works – 208-633-3614
FB page link
open Tue – Sat, 9-5
Yellow Pine eggs $4/doz.

Buck Horn Outfitters LLC 208-633-3614
See our website for more details. Or give us a call 208-633-3614
Website:
Link to FB page:

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

Big Creek Lodge
website:
Closed Oct 9, 2022 for winter

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 1-800-427-4968
Diamond Fuel & Feed (208) 382-4430


Yellow Pine Museum

Website
Facebook page

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
YPAC Corp Bylaws link
Community Hall Facebook page
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
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:
Tim Aldridge
Stu Edwards
(Vacant)
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)