Can’t go to space? Try Idaho. Last year, a 1,400-sq.-mi. region in the central part of the state became the first site in the U.S.—and only the 12th in the world—to be named a Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association, meaning that its traits (clear...

Stargazers in search of pristine views of the night sky should be heading to Idaho. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) approved the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve’s application to become the first dark sky reserve in the United States on Monday. It is now one of 12 official...

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...