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Following the capture and killing of a black bear north of Ketchum last week, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking residents from about mid valley north to not put out their garbage at night.

Family and friends will gather Thursday to mourn the loss of three sisters killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Aug. 10 on U.S. Highway 20 west of the Wood River Valley. The driver of one of the vehicles has been charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter for allegedly dri…

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A week before Blaine County schools opened for the year, the district got a mixed report card in a new State Department of Education accountability metric, which ranks 652 schools in Idaho on a weighted formula of academic and school quality indicators.

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Bald Mountain’s Cold Springs Trail closed on Monday, Aug. 19, as Sun Valley, the U.S. Forest Service and BLM crews kick off a suite of projects on the hill as part of their ongoing Healthy Forests Initiative, and planned expansion of the resort’s skiable terrain.

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     Blaine County’s free summer food program reached a record number of kids this season, topping last year’s total by nearly 25 percent.

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     A former fire chief from Colorado will step in Sept. 30 as interim chief of Wood River Fire & Rescue to replace current Chief Bart Lassman, who is scheduled to retire on Oct. 3.

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     Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call Tuesday around 2:45 p.m. of a utility task vehicle (UTV) accident in the Boulder City historical area, in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area north of Ketchum, where an elderly couple were rescued.

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     A man was transported by helicopter following a single-vehicle rollover accident on Sunday afternoon. The man reportedly had multi-system traumas and is still in the hospital.

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     The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission will consider today at 5:30 p.m. whether to approve a change to city code that would require “substantially complete” improvements to be in place before providing a final plat for a development.

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     The Idaho Transportation Department is repairing road damage on state Highway 75 this week between Bartholomew Road, about 1.5 miles north of Hailey, and East Fork Road. Repairs are expected to take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on various sections.

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With a week to go before public school starts, the Blaine County School District received a report card of its own on Tuesday, when staff presented the school board with the latest breakdown of 2019 results from the Idaho Standards Achievement Test, or ISAT.

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In a split vote Tuesday night, the Blaine County School District’s board of trustees ordered staff to develop a new communications plan to reach constituents, acknowledging mounting stress from critics over the past several months.

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If plans proceed as expected, a building on the corner of Sun Valley Road and First Avenue in Ketchum that formerly housed the Ketchum Innovation Center and earlier a post office will be renovated to have three retail spaces and a second floor with two condominiums.

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The city of Bellevue finalized its fiscal 2020 budget process Monday night after receiving no comments from the public. In a room devoid of all but one Bellevue resident not employed by the city, council members unanimously voted to waive the three readings of the budget, and to pass the res…

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For one weekend last August, autumn fell early on Mackay, Idaho. A cold front blew the season’s smoke from the clouds, and with it the heat, leaving behind the high-domed sky of Custer County, and below it, three men wading gingerly in Wild Horse Creek.

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In a split vote Tuesday night, the Blaine County School District’s board of trustees ordered staff to develop a new communications plan to reach constituents, acknowledging mounting stress from critics over the past several months.

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If plans proceed as expected, a building on the corner of Sun Valley Road and First Avenue in Ketchum that formerly housed the Ketchum Innovation Center and earlier a post office will be renovated to have three retail spaces and a second floor with two condominiums.

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The city of Bellevue finalized its fiscal 2020 budget process Monday night after receiving no comments from the public. In a room devoid of all but one Bellevue resident not employed by the city, council members unanimously voted to waive the three readings of the budget, and to pass the res…

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For one weekend last August, autumn fell early on Mackay, Idaho. A cold front blew the season’s smoke from the clouds, and with it the heat, leaving behind the high-domed sky of Custer County, and below it, three men wading gingerly in Wild Horse Creek.

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About 30 people were in attendance Tuesday at Carey City Hall as the city was presented with a statement from the Congressional Record by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, in honor of the city’s centennial.

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     Bald Mountain’s Cold Springs Trail will be closed starting Monday, Aug. 19, as Sun Valley, U.S. Forest Service and BLM crews kick off a suite of projects on the hill, part of their ongoing Healthy Forests Initiative and planned expansion of the resort’s skiable terrain.

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     Peggy Noonan’s Aug. 8 editorial in The Wall Street Journal titled “American Song, an American Crisis” evoked an idyll in a remote town in Blaine County, while considering mass shootings and other crises affecting the nation.

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     The Senior Connection in Hailey will make some upgrades thanks to a Community Block Development Grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce.  The money will be used to construct an information and resource center and install new carpet and acoustical tiles in the dining area.

A Fairfield man has been charged with five felonies in connection with a two-vehicle accident that killed three children and seriously injured two adults early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 20 west of Timmerman Junction, in southern Blaine County.

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After nearly two more months of public input, the Blaine County commissioners urged the BLM to move forward on planning a trio of alternatives for developing new trails to access its roughly 137,000 acres of regional public land in a meeting with agency representatives Tuesday.

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Craig Aberbach, chief of the Hailey Fire Department and assistant chief of Wood River Fire & Rescue, has announced that his last day with the departments will be Sept. 30. In a news release from the city of Hailey, Aberbach, 54, said he will return to the East Coast to spend more time wi…

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Though action by the Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday advanced a proposed Marriott hotel project at the southern entrance to the town, some opposition remains from nearby homeowners and other residents.

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While Blaine County students soaked up the last week of summer break, their teachers were already in class Tuesday morning, receiving marching orders—and a touch of motivation—before the academic year begins in earnest on Aug. 19.

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The Hailey City Council voted Monday to approve a 10 percent increase to wastewater user fees and a 9 percent increase to metered water user fees.

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The Hailey City Council passed a final budget of $15,544,939 Monday, including an additional $2,000 for Mountain Rides and $500 for Sun Valley Economic Development.

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The first new face to throw in for a school board seat appeared last week when Bellevue resident Alexis Lindberg launched her campaign for the south county’s Zone 1 spot in this November’s election.

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A health advisory has been issued for Magic Reservoir after the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality tested the water and found unhealthy levels of a harmful algal bloom. The bloom, made up of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, was detected after a family reported that they …

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Nicholas Arthur Hoskins, 29, of Bellevue, was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and to successfully complete a drug court program following a guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine in a plea agreement that dismissed three lesser charges.

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Beginning Aug. 20, the Lava Lake Institute for Science and Conservation will take two groups of injured veterans, therapists and donors on back-to-back week-long horseback rides covering 200 miles through the length of the Pioneer Mountains.

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The Hailey City Council voted Monday to repeal an ordinance that outlines legal procedures related to reports of “dangerous animals,” replacing it with a streamlined state law that would reduce the number of court proceedings required to pursue a dangerous-animal case.

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The 43rd annual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial, a Sun Valley-based cancer research benefit, begins its four-day event today. It is scheduled to include an in-depth presentation open to the public demonstrating how local funds raised have gone to support clinical studies and major gains in cance…

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The Idaho Transportation Department will begin repairs this week on state Highway 75 in Blaine County. Work will occur on various stretches of roadway between Treasure Lane north of Hailey and just north of Lake Creek Drive north of Ketchum, on both north and southbound lanes.