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 reserve.
The stars are aligning for Idaho — mainly because they're visible. The International Dark-Sky Association this week designated the city of Ketchum an International Dark Sky Community, the 16th in the world.
Early October came with snow for many mountain areas of Idaho including the Wood River Valley. On Wednesday, snow fell on the mountains and valleys in and around Ketchum and Idaho Transportation Department cameras caught it all on camera.