A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile (3,600-square-kilometer) Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. The sparsely populated area's night skies are so pristine that interstellar...

The rugged wildness of the Sawtooth Valley is a powerful seduction. The natural raw beauty of the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains has a show-stopping effect on all of us. The Salmon River makes its grand entrance near Galena Summit shaping the landscape while spreading...