Welcome to McCall Digest, an online community magazine for and about the part of central Idaho that includes the communities of McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, Yellow Pine, New Meadows, Council, Riggins and Grangeville. The region includes Valley, Adams and Idaho counties, the Salmon River Mountains and the Payette National Forest.
Our Mission: This online magazine’s articles highlight who we are as a collection of people and communities within a region. McCall Digest will always include articles on a variety of topics of interest locally and regionally, as well as local events and activities, but McCall Digest is also a place where community members share their stories – about the people, businesses and organizations that comprise our current culture and our history. Stories that help us know and understand each other, providing in-depth narratives about people, businesses and community concerns, showing what motivates us and shining a light on our hopes and goals for the future of this region. Visitors to the area can learn about us, seeing who we are and what our area has to offer as a tourist destination by perusing McCall Digest.
Sign Up: Never miss a story and receive alerts about upcoming events in McCall and surrounding areas by signing up for the McCall Digest Newsletter. It’s free! Go to the NEWSLETTER link in red at the top of the page.
Contributors: McCall Digest seeks positive, helpful, and uplifting stories that you, the reader, share with all of us by writing and submitting them for publication, or by suggesting them as an article idea. Aspiring writers encouraged!
Don’t consider yourself a writer? That’s okay, we’ll help, by editing your writing or taking your story suggestion and running with it. Know someone who’s doing something interesting in our community, or is part of our region’s living history with a grand story to share? Is there a business or organization that has an intriguing back story, or is doing good deeds in the community? Are you creating or hosting an event and want added exposure? Can you provide an update on local trail conditions in the Payette Forest, or share your recent experiences traveling outside our area? Know any unsung heroes in our community who could use some well-deserved recognition and gratitude? Let us know by clicking on the red CONTACT US link at the top of the page and sending a message.
Photographers: Do you have some good quality digital photos of the region, or perhaps some historic photos you’ve scanned that you’d like to share? Send them by using the CONTACT US link and I’ll add them to the site’s Gallery, crediting you as photographer.
Businesses and Nonprofits: If you’re a local or regional business or nonprofit, please support the vision of McCall Digest by advertising. Click on the red ADVERTISE link at the top of the page and send an email query to discuss placement and cost, attaching your proposed ad. If you don’t already have an ad, we can offer some options for creating one.
Support: Creating and maintaining McCall Digest is a labor of love and a full-time job. Several thousand dollars have been invested so far, and I want the Digest to continue growing, evolving and thriving. Your financial support will help sustain McCall Digest, keeping advertising – from local businesses – to a minimum while completely avoiding annoying pop-up video ads based on your internet surfing habits. Please consider being a Sustaining Patron by making a recurring monthly subscription payment in an amount of your choosing, or a one-time Spontaneous Supporter gift, by visiting the NEWSLETTER link above.
McCall Digest Publisher/Editor
[Rebecca is a freelance writer and publisher living near McCall, Idaho. A Seattle native and recovering attorney, since 2005 she has savored the quiet, slow pace and distinct seasons of the West Central Mountains, enjoying the skiing, hiking and running opportunities provided by the nearby Payette National Forest. A Contributing Editor with Bark magazine, she is the author of Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter (Feb 2014) and working on her next book.]