UPDATE: Alena has been located and found safe. Valley County Sheriff's Office thanks everyone for sharing and for the assistance in finding her.
Alena was lost for nearly seven hours.
Valley county search and rescue is run entirely on donations; Alana's family asked Idaho News 6 to include a link to their website if you wish to learn more.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Valley County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for 9-year-old Alena Leigh Despain in the Blue Lake area.
In a Facebook post, Valley County Sheriff's said Alena was last seen around the Snowbank Road area, west of Cascade.
Alena was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a unicorn on it, jean shorts and brown hiking boots. If you have any information regarding Alena, are in or have been near Blue Lake on July 18, Valley County Sheriff's Office asks that you call their dispatch at (208) 382-5160.