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.
This online magazine will be a collection of stories showing who we are as a collection of communities within a region. McCall Digest will always include articles on a variety of topics of interest locally and regionally and highlight local events and activities, but my vision is for the Digest to also be a place where community members share stories – about the people, businesses and organizations that comprise our current culture and our history. Stories that help us know and understand each other, giving us the back story behind the news, telling 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 the stories and articles at McCall Digest. I’m seeking 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.
McCall Digest is not a place for politics or breaking news.
Don’t consider yourself a writer? That’s okay, I’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 me know by clicking on the red CONTACT US link at the top of the page and sending an email.
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.
You can also support the vision of McCall Digest by advertising. For the first few weeks, advertising is free! Click on the red ADVERTISE link at the top of the page and send an email query to discuss placement, attaching your proposed ad. If you don’t already have an ad, I can offer some options for creating one.
I want to see my byline replaced by yours in McCall Digest, so don’t be shy. Start contributing!
Rebecca Wallick, 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.]