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June 2017

Enjoy the freedom of Summer Reading at the Library.

July Programs

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Black Bear Re-Hab
Monday, July 3rd at 6:00pm
Learn about how to properly treat our woodland friends—the Black Bear, and hear about what Idaho Black Bear Re-hab (IBBR) is doing to protect the future world of all bears.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Tuesday, July 4th at 9:00am—1:00pm
Our store-room is literally bursting at the seams with literature! Come down and buy a bag full of books then watch the fireworks!

SHIBA Medicare
Tuesday July 11th at 6:30pm

Turning 65? Blown Away by Medicare Options? Rock your enrollment with help from Idaho Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). Attend this FREE workshop to learn: Medicare terminology, decisions you will have to make, timeframes, and deadlines.

2017 Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
Wednesday, July 26th  5:00-7:00 pm
Every 4th Wednesday during the Su

An awesome opportunity to chat with a local master gardener! Make sure to bring your plants and questions.

Makerspace with Kyle Peterson
Friday, July 28th & August 4th  3:30-5:00pm

University of Idaho Extension STEM intern Kyle Peterson will be hosting two FREE Makerspace sessions at the McCall Public Library. Be ready to enjoy a myriad of techno-gadgetry! All ages program, no prior experience necessary

Summer Reading Fun!
Challenge your child to “Build a Better World” brick by brick, and book by book! This year we have 5 weeks of exciting events.  Programs are full, but you can still work through a reading log, and win prizes! Register today for independent reading at


Sandcastle building competitions happening this weekend – kids & non-profits sign up to win!!!!

Saturday, July 1st
2pm-4pm Kids Sand Castle Competition

Sunday, July 2nd
2pm-4pm Non Profit Sand Castle Competition




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This July Fourth, McCall Police Department Wants You to Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This year, as we celebrate our country’s birthday, thousands of families will take to their cars, driving to neighborhood cookouts, family picnics, and other summer festivities. Sadly, some of those families’ Independence Day will end in tragedy, as too many irresponsible people will decide to drink and drive. Unfortunately, their bad choices will have lasting effects on families.

During the Fourth of July holiday period, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, and ends on Wednesday, July 5 at 5:59 a.m., police will be out in full force reminding drivers to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Law enforcement will travel the region, looking to put a stop to drunk driving. Expect to see increased patrols and other enforcement efforts. These enforcement campaigns are vital to public safety, and save lives. Statistics show us that drunk driving is a deadly epidemic in our nation. In fact, in 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes—almost a third of all traffic fatalities nationwide.

This year, law enforcement in McCall is taking part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign over the Fourth of July holiday to end drunk driving. This means increased enforcement with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.

 Know You’re Going to Party? Make a Plan.

No matter the occasion, drinking and driving have deadly consequences—and it can cost you your freedom. A DUI arrest costs, on average, $10,000, but the punishment doesn’t end with the financial burden. Arrested drunk drivers face jail time, the losMPD Shoulder Patch.pngs of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other hefty expenses, from car towing and repairs to attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, and more.

Remember, with all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Driving impaired is never worth the risk, not to yourself or anyone else. If law enforcement pulls you over for drunk driving this Fourth of July, you can count on being arrested.

City Council Agenda posted for June 29th

Attached has been posted for the 6/29/17 meeting. The full packet is available on the City’s website at


Solar Eclipse Coming Soon to our Area!

The moon will totally block sunlight on Aug. 21 and many areas in Valley County will be prime viewing locations. Here are a few safety things to know as you prepare.

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No roadside viewing: Use the shoulder only for roadside emergencies, not to gawk at the eclipse, transportation officials say. “We don’t want people stopping in the middle of the road when the eclipse (happens),” said Bill Kotowski, Idaho Department of Transportation spokesman.

The biggest traffic jam: The worst traffic may not be people coming to see the eclipse, but motorists eager to leave all at once afterward, planners say. Some communities are suggesting visitors stay awhile, rather than try to leave immediately.

Gas: Leave home with a full tank of gas. Some of the communities where you can view the eclipse, such as Crouch, have just a couple of gas stations.

Provisions: Bring food, water and other stuff you might need. Stores and restaurants could easily be overrun with people who don’t prepare ahead. Don’t leave trash: Pack out what you pack in. Make sure you have enough cash or credit cards. ATM machines hold only so much cash, say Idaho tourism officials.

Where to view it:

Cascade: Visitors to Cascade can view the eclipse at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Parking will be available at: Cascade Community Center, 409 N. School St.; city parking area across from Cascade Rural Fire and EMS Station, 109 E. Pine; Valley County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Front St.; Cascade Sports Park; and Cascade School District, 209 N. School St.

Donnelly: View the eclipse at the Donnelly Elementary School field, 327 E. Roseberry Road. Park at Donnelly Elementary and Donnelly tennis courts, near the school.

Tamarack Resort: About 400 people already have booked a sold-out ski-lift trip up the mountain, elevation 7,700 feet, to get a little closer to the eclipse. But the resort’s amphitheater will be open for viewing, as will the beach on Cascade Reservoir near the resort. Kayaks will be available for rent.

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