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Summer happens at the Library

Bridging the Past, Present, and Future
Monday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.

McCall Public Library

The McCall Public Library is hosting a public lecture by Katherine Kirk, Executive Director with the Idaho Heritage Trust and publisher of Bridging the Past, Present, and Future; Commemorating 25 Years of the Idaho Heritage Trust.  The lecture will highlight 10 unique historic sites from the book to visit this summer.

Books will be available onsite for purchase, which Ms. Kirk will sign following the talk.


Birding Costa Rica

with guest speaker: Terry Rich, American Birding Association

June 15th at 6:30 pm
McCall Public Library

Terry Rich is an ornithologist and birder who has birded much of the Western Hemisphere, and who has made 4 trips to Costa Rica. The country’s amazing birds and great infrastructure make Costa Rica a natural destination for any birder. Join us!

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Summer Reading Program
McCall Public Library is challenging your child to “Build a Better World” brick by brick, and book by book! This year we have 5 weeks of exciting events planned starting in June. The elementary program is for children entering grades 1-5 every Friday June 16th – July 14th.  Two times and two groups, choose either 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:00 – 2:00 pm.    The Summer Reading Tween Program is for kids grades 5-8 every Wednesday, June 14th – July 12th from 1:00 – 2:30pm.  Join us for these awesome programs, and then be sure to check out books and start reading to win prizes, books, and one lucky winner will win the grand prize mountain bike!  The fun happens every Friday, Don’t miss it. All children are eligible for a FREE summer reading library card when they register for a program, regardless of residence!  Join us and start building a better world today! Registration starts May 30th.


Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 2nd

Thanks to McCall Auto Club we are having a 4th of July weekend Car show! So exciting!

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4th of July City Events Released!


Food Court Vendors July 1st- July 4th

Events are 11AM to 6PM unless otherwise noted!

Saturday, July 1st

  • Kid’s Sand Castle Competition in the Volleyball Court – Check in at Rec Tent.
  • Community Non-Profits,Art & Craft booths and area vendors @ Legacy Beach on Lake Street.

Sunday, July 2nd

  • Non-Profit Sand sculpting competition for prize money toward local non-profits.
  • McCall Auto Club Sponsored Classic Car Show @ Legacy Beach on Lake Street.

Sunday, July 3rd


  • Kid’s Volleyball Tournament at Beach Volleyball Court
  • Movie Night Under the Stars at Dark @ Legacy Park showing

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Tuesday, July 4th

  • Show up in your best Independence Spirit ware for the 4th of July Kick Off Bubble Parade.

    (Beginning at Rupert’s on Lake Street and Walking to Mountain Monkey Business and Mountain Java on Pine Street.)

  • Volleyball Tournament @ Brown Park and Sand Court at Legacy
  • Bounce Houses and Water-slide at Legacy and Brown Park
  • Vendor Court & Booths hosted by agencies like St. Luke’s, Payette Forest,

    McCall Fire Dept, McCall Police Department and more.

In addition to City of McCall Events  McCall Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Music and Fireworks with help from Area Sponsors.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE BAND in front of Rupert’s 6:30PM to 10:30PM
  • Fireworks @ Dark

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Council Meeting Agenda for June 8th

Agenda for the 6/8/17 City Council Meeting is available. Review it on the City’s website at



Idaho Trails Map

One of our favorite Sunny Weather Things…The Idaho Trails Map created in house by our GIS Team. Check it out here>

Find this app and more including pathways,  trails,  and more at McCall’s GIS Page>


Last day to take the survey.


You have told us what you love or would improve about McCall, identified specific opportunities throughout the City and helped create a vision for the future. Now we ask the tough questions. On the following pages are a series of projects to help us achieve our vision. Help guide the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan by providing your feedback!

Find out more about the planning process by visiting:

We encourage you to review draft goals and policies for the McCall Community in Issue  3: Deep Dive, available at this link: Dive Issue 3_Page_01

Warren Wagon Road Project Open House

Valley County and Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invite you to an open house public meeting for the Warren Wagon Road project. This project focuses on approximately 5.5 miles of roadway, from milepost 2.23 (McCall/Valley County line) to just beyond the intersection with East Side Drive in Valley County, Idaho.


This public open house meeting is being held to provide information regarding the project, currently in the preliminary design phase, and to receive the public’s input. Personnel from WFLHD will be present to answer questions and receive comments. The public is encouraged to make suggestions or express concerns regarding this proposed project. Comments will be collected through June 23, 2017.


To learn more about the project and share your insights, issues and concerns, please join WFLHD for one of two informal open house sessions on:


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Both sessions will take place in the Weiser/Idaho Conference Room of the Payette National Forest Building (USFS), 500 N. Mission St., McCall, ID.

Questions and comments may be directed to:

Dan Slanina, Project Manager,, 360-619-7617

Wastewater Election Results

Wastewater Proposal results from May 16th election are being reported today by the Valley County Election Office. Data shows that 712 ballots were cast and all questions passed by more than 70%. That means the decision to annex the City’s sewer system into Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District control along with the request to bond for improvements to the reuse system, treatment plant and paying off debts passed with a distinct majority of current McCall residents, McCall homeowners, and PLRWSD property owners.

Now the work begins as the City of McCall and PLRWSD coordinate together on projects to meet important IDEQ permit guidelines, continue development of the reuse improvements and continue to provide quality service to all patrons. More information to come as information arises on the timelines and future of your wastewater service.

See election results here>

City of McCall
Nathan Stewart, Public Works Director
The Public Works Department
815 N. Samson Trail
Phone (208) 634-5580

Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District
Dale Caza, Operations Manager
Jamie Melbo, District Administrator

Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District
201 Jacob Street McCall, Idaho 83638
Phone: 208-634-4111
Fax: 208-634-7613


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McCall Police Department wants to remind you to,

McCall Police Department, with the assistance from the Idaho Transportation Department, are going to be participating in a Seat Belt Mobilization, May 22 to June 4, to promote vehicle safety and safety restraint use by Idaho drivers.

Safety restraints, when used, are the most effective safety feature ever introduced for vehicles, cutting in half the likelihood for fatal and serious injuries resulting from traffic crashes.  (Traffic Safety Facts 2012, NHTSA).   By this estimate there were 54 lives saved in 2014 by seat belt usage and an additional 34 lives could have been save if everyone had buckled up.

Idaho’s observed safety restraint use rate decreased slightly from 81.6% in 2013 to 80.2% in 2014.  While the observed seat belt use rate was 80%, only 44% of the motor vehicle occupants killed in crashes were wearing seat belts.  If everyone had been wearing seat belts, 34 of the 67 unbelted motor vehicle occupants may have been saved (Idaho Traffic Crashes 2014).

Drivers are not the only ones affected by seatbelt use in the country.  It is just as important to use safe practices and properly working equipment when securing your children in a motor vehicle.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 4 and ages 11-14, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The research goes on to show that effective child safety seats reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers, ages 1 to 4 years old.

From 2010 to 2014, 21 children under 7 years old were killed in Idaho motor vehicle crashes. Of these children, 11 were not restrained. During the same period, 66 children were seriously injured; 41 of whom were not restrained. An additional 415 children were visibly injured; 140 of whom were not restrained.

Parents continue to place very young children, infant to age 3, in a child seat at a high rate of 94 percent, but only 62 percent of parents place their toddlers (ages 4 to 6) in child safety seats or booster seats.

Let’s all work together, Idaho, to increase the safety restraint use rate and move forward to a safer driving experience for 2017.

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