MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter in McCall just launched it’s new website at www.mcpaws.org with a fresh look at the success of this amazing organization in providing safe shelter and happy homes for nearly all of the 6,000 companion animals who have arrived at the shelter over its ten year history. Check the site out for all the details on adoptable dogs and cats, upcoming fun, friend and fundraisers, how to volunteer and much more!
Tunes and Tracks on Payette Lake in this video taken today from our office at McCall Real Estate! Payette Lake ParaSki Today
The Payette River is raging high from the record snowpack and recent storms to the area that produced flash flood warnings Monday and into Tuesday. The photo above is just south of Smith’s Ferry. Monday afternoon brought hail, thunder and lightning to McCall in a way many of us have never seen! The size of the hail and the intensity of the hailstorm was indescribable!
Payette Lake is coming back and today we should see open water from our office at McCall Real Estate! This is one of the latest thaws we’ve seen in recent years, with three very cold snaps this winter season and late Spring storms and freezing temps. Brundage Mountain Resort remains open for bonus ski weekends through May 15 with the prospect of additional weekends. Check wwww.brundage.com for updates. We still have two to three feet of snow at higher elevations around town but it is going fast with the warmer temps over the last few days. Bikers are out there with several layers on and the nurseries in town are gearing up for flower power!
Over 200 competitors – many from McCall, Sun Valley and the Treasure Valley and as far away as Fairbanks, Alaska – participated in the 2011 Payette Lakes Marathon last Saturday on a relatively tough course at Bear Basin Nordic Center last Saturday. The rolling terrain along with freshly groomed powder provided a challenging course for skiiers at all levels.
We’ve had LOTS of fresh powder over the last few days and all cross country venues are rocking!