"America’s First Dark Sky Reserve Is Right Here In Idaho"

"The glittering diamonds of the Milky Way over the Sawtooth National Recreation Area will be preserved for future stargazers, as the International Dark-Sky Association on Monday approved the nation’s first dark sky reserve.

The 1,416-square-mile reserve also includes the communities of Stanley, Ketchum and Sun Valley. It is the 12th such reserve worldwide, and the third largest.

And it’s less than three hours from Boise, in the mountains of Central Idaho, an easy car trip away."

Rocky Barker reports for the Idaho Statesman December 18, 2017.

Source: Idaho Statesman, 12/22/2017