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Ketchum Rural fire commissioner candidate Gray Ottley has dropped his complaint challenging November’s election results, saying he doesn’t want to put a financial burden on taxpayers.

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High school teacher Heidi Husbands was appointed by Mayor Martha Burke to the Hailey City Council last week, filling a seat left by Burke when she took the title of mayor. Husbands attended her first council meeting Monday.

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Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. In response, an estimated 6.8 million people in the U.S. donate blood on a yearly basis. Those facts are according to the American Red Cross, which provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood and blood components, all from …

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     Ketchum Rural fire commissioner candidate Gray Ottley has dropped his complaint challenging November’s election results, saying he doesn’t want to put a financial burden on taxpayers.

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     Community members are invited to the Environmental Resource Center on Saturday, Jan. 18, to join longtime Wood River Valley resident Ann Christensen for the center’s second Winter Tracking workshop of the season.

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     Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, an eight-part class will offer families information about brain biology, mental health conditions, treatment options, communications strategies and what it’s like to experience a mental illness.

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A grassy hill in downtown Ketchum known as “Hot Dog Hill” for accommodating Irving’s Red-Hots hot dog stand is expected to gain more than 59,000 square feet of retail and residential space.

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The Blaine County Housing Authority is putting out a call for companies interested in redeveloping the Lift Tower Lodge property at the southern entrance to Ketchum, hoping the responses shed more light on what to do with the aging motel. From now until the end of the month, the Housing Auth…

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Veteran City Councilwoman Martha Burke is sworn in as Hailey’s mayor on Friday by outgoing Mayor Fritz Haemmerle, right, continuing her 28 years of public service to the city. Burke joined the Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission nearly three decades ago after taking issue with the developm…

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“Things are going very well in our state,” Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin told dozens of Republicans gathered Saturday afternoon for the 2020 Lincoln Day event in Hailey.

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Ketchum’s $11.5 million replacement fire station has moved further from concept and closer to construction, after receiving pre-application design-review approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night.

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Actions by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game last week to condition a mountain lion to stay away from people appear to have been successful. A department spokesman said Tuesday that there have been no reported sightings since Friday of the lion, which had been bedding down near an elk ca…

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The Hailey City Council voted Monday to approve removal of a 20-foot setback requirement between any parking lot with 10 spaces or more and a home, school, hospital or other institution for human care. Council members said the change would allow more development.

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The Hailey City Council approved a preliminary plat Monday for the InnTrusted subdivision at the site of a 74-room Marriott hotel currently under construction at 711 N. Main St.

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Actions by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game last week to condition a mountain lion to stay away from people appear to have been successful. A department spokesman said Tuesday that there have been no reported sightings since Friday of the lion, which had been bedding down near an elk ca…

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The Hailey City Council voted Monday to approve removal of a 20-foot setback requirement between any parking lot with 10 spaces or more and a home, school, hospital or other institution for human care. Council members said the change would allow more development.

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The Hailey City Council approved a preliminary plat Monday for the InnTrusted subdivision at the site of a 74-room Marriott hotel currently under construction at 711 N. Main St.

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Feeding that cute deer fawn in your yard may seem helpful, but the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says well-intentioned people often feed deer, elk and other wildlife without realizing the problems it can create. 

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The Blaine County school board passed the gavel to Keith Roark in his first meeting as a trustee, unanimously electing the Zone 3 representative chairman of the board Monday night. 

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A citizen of Australia was arrested last weekend following a series of purchases made on an allegedly stolen credit card totaling over $3,000 during a period of three days. He faces two felonies, of grand theft and of possession of a stolen financial transaction card.

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New construction continues to bring new businesses to Hailey. Hailey Auto Clinic owner Alex Dunn opened his new garage at 610 Main St. in late 2019. Dunn, 35, traces his family history in the Wood River Valley back to the 1800s. He began working in the automobile service and repair industry …

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Community members are invited to the Environmental Resource Center on Saturday, Jan. 18, to join longtime Wood River Valley resident Ann Christensen for the center’s second Winter Tracking workshop of the season.

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The American Red Cross and St. Luke’s Wood River Volunteer Board will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wood River Medical Center’s Baldy and River Run conference rooms.

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The Blaine County Recreation District renewed terms for a pair of its board members on Jan. 6 during its regular meeting.

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The Sawtooth Avalanche Center has scheduled three events this week to help backcountry users learn more about avalanche formation and safety.

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The Fly Sun Valley Alliance and Sun Valley Resort have teamed up again to present Ski for Air Service Day by offering a full-day $50 lift ticket for skiing at Sun Valley on Sunday, Jan. 26. All proceeds from Ski for Air Service Day will support air service to Sun Valley.

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Wood River Valley community members and local organizations are planning a Ketchum Women’s March for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Ketchum Town Square. In addition to a march through town, the event will include music and talks by local community activists, students and elected offici…

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     The Blaine County school board passed the gavel to Keith Roark in his first meeting as a trustee, unanimously electing the Zone 3 representative chairman of the board on Monday night. 

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     The American Red Cross and the St. Luke’s Wood River Volunteer Board will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wood River Medical Center’s Baldy and River Run conference rooms.

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     The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported Friday that two Idaho children have died from flu-related causes. One child lived in northern Idaho and the other in eastern Idaho, according to a press release from the department. The department is also investigating a third child’s …

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     During the first City Council meeting of her new term Monday as Hailey mayor, Martha Burke rolled out an ambitious Resiliency Initiative to fight climate change.

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     Fifth-graders and their parents have a choice for middle school in the Blaine County School District, and this week they can check out both options with a pair of scheduled open houses.

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     The Hailey City Council will consider a resolution today that would amend the city’s comprehensive plan by adding “Section 14: Airport Facilities” and updates to text in “Section 2, Hazardous Areas and Wildland Fire Hazards and Section 5, Land Use.”

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     The Sawtooth Avalanche Center has scheduled three events this week to help backcountry users learn more about avalanches.

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     January is Radon Action Month, and as such the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is urging Idahoans to get their homes tested for radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.