The state’s decision to return public school funding back to a calculation based on “average daily attendance” from “enrollment” is wreaking h… Read moreChange in state funding formula could lead to major cuts for 2024-2025 school year
The Flying Heart Ranch Owners’ Association sued Blaine County on May 19 over the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office’s apparent refusal to tow vehi… Read moreFlying Heart sues county in protracted parking battle
A woman was killed and a man seriously injured Tuesday evening after the car they were traveling in reportedly left Trail Creek Road and rolle… Read more1 dead, 1 injured in rollover crash on Trail Creek Road
The real estate market in Blaine County is unpredictable, with fewer overall sales but generally maintaining strong property values in the fir… Read moreReport: Blaine County real estate sales volume low, but prices strong
Sun Valley Resort announced this month that its kickoff to the summer season on Bald Mountain is set for Friday, June 23, with operations for … Read moreResort moves up Baldy summer opening date
The sudden departure last month of Marian Edwards from her position as city clerk/treasurer for the city of Bellevue has city leaders scrambli… Read moreBellevue hires search firm to recruit new city clerk
The Blaine County Commissioners approved extending the local flood disaster emergency declaration for another three weeks, ending on June 27. Read moreEmergency flood declaration extended
The Bellevue City Council approved an amendment to the city ordinance governing the imposition of civil fines last month to provide the city w… Read moreBellevue adds civil penalty option for code violations
Safe driving goes beyond the steering wheel—it extends to your whole vehicle and trailer when you hit the road. Read moreITD: Secure your load—it could save a life
Update: This story was updated with additional information and context on June 6. Read moreAgencies break ground on first-responder housing project
The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission will consider legalizing accessory dwelling units (ADUs), tiny homes and tiny homes on wheels in thr… Read moreHailey P&Z to consider legalizing tiny homes in industrial district, green belt
When the Idaho Transportation Department took the majority of motor vehicle registration transactions in 2022 and made a push for more online … Read moreChanges coming July 1 to DMV title fees, funding mechanism
Despite a robust winter season that left snowpack at 120-150% of average this spring, central and southwest Idaho can expect to see elevated w… Read more'Above normal' wildfire risk forecast for central Idaho in July, August
More than three dozen Blaine County organizations awarded scholarships to students from three local public schools to wrap the 2022-23 school year. Read moreBCSD high schoolers land local scholarships
In the Wood River Valley and across Blaine County, lush, green grasses and vibrant wildflowers blanket the landscape. The Big Wood River—alrea… Read moreAfter a long, snowy winter, storms still marching into south-central Idaho
As the fiscal year 2024 budget process moves forward, Blaine County Clerk and Budget Officer Stephen McDougall Graham encouraged the Board of … Read moreBlaine County Commissioners urged to consider a new road and bridge levy
'I'm ready to listen when you're ready to talk': Students advocate for new mental-health resources, curriculum
Some pressures are the same for teenagers everywhere, but others—like those brought on by economic inequality, cultural dissonance and scarce … Read more'I'm ready to listen when you're ready to talk': Students advocate for new mental-health resources, curriculum
The Blaine County Housing Authority is looking to adjust its administrative housing guidelines, including a a proposal to raise the retirement… Read moreBCHA tightens qualifications for community housing programs
A Ketchum man is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $60,000 fine for allegedly shoving and hitting a police officer on May 8 and flo… Read moreKetchum man faces felonies for allegedly assaulting officer, flooding jail cell
Former Ketchum Mayor Jerry Seiffert will be honored as the grand marshal of 65th Wagon Days celebration over Labor Day weekend. Read moreFormer mayor named grand marshal of Wagon Days
Residents on the western edge of Hailey’s Della View neighborhood and the west side of Gin Ridge Road in the Gimlet neighborhood can now retur… Read moreSheriff’s Office lifts flood evacuation orders in Hailey, Gimlet
Had it not been for the language learning support already in place across the Blaine County School District when an unexpected surge of Spanis… Read moreBCSD teaching unprecedented numbers of new non-English speakers
The leader of the office that manages more than 300,000 acres of prized public lands surrounding the Ketchum-Sun Valley area is stepping down … Read moreLongtime Forest Service ranger Kurt Nelson to retire
The city of Bellevue was awarded $3,304,837 in grant funding last month by the Department of Environmental Quality to improve its water system. Read moreBellevue awarded $3.3 million grant for drinking water system upgrade
The U.S. Supreme Court in a major environmental decision on Thursday overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of wetlands t… Read moreU.S. Supreme Court rejects Biden wetlands regulation, rules for Idaho couple
The Blaine County Department of Road and Bridges crews have now successfully dug through the snow to the Trail Creek Summit, but the road is nowhere near opening, reported mechanic Derek Oliver.
The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s board of directors and the Harvey Gray family recently awarded the 2023 Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for nursing excellence to Jennifer Rablin, a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center.
The Bigwood III condominium units on Saddle Road in Ketchum are set to receive sizable new covered parking following approval of design review at a Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 23.
Today, May 31, is the last day to secure the lowest price of the year on winter season ski passes for Sun Valley Resort. Prices rise June 1, according to the company.
Valley residents and visitors alike commemorated Memorial Day on Monday with ceremonies at cemeteries in Ketchum and Hailey, pictured here. Members of the Mountain Home Air Force Base honor guard presented the colors on the ground in Hailey while an Air Force flyover marked the day overhead.…
Magic Reservoir is now roughly 98% full, holding 187,986 acre-feet of water out of its 191,000-acre-foot capacity, the Big Wood Canal Company and American Falls Reservoir District No. 2 reported on Tuesday.
The Wood River Trails Coalition and the Pulaski User’s Group are teaming up on Saturday, June 3, to celebrate National Trails Day with a “work party” on the Croy Canyon trail system west of Hailey.
This holiday weekend marks the beginning of a dangerous time for Idaho drivers: the 100 Deadliest Days.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, more than 400 students at Wood River High School on Wednesday participated in a demonstration honoring the 21 lives lost and drawing attention to gun violence in schools.
A pond next to the lower tailings pile near the Triumph Mine in East Fork is likely spilling over the soil cap on the tailings pile, saturating the tailings underneath and causing iron oxide residue and potentially other contaminants to leach from the waste, according to the Idaho Department…
Floodwaters from the Big Wood River receded significantly on Wednesday after hitting a peak height of 7.06 feet and 4,420 cubic feet per second at the Bullion Street gauge in Hailey.
Trail Creek Summit is still closed, according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.
Ground broke on Wednesday at the vacant lot next to the Blaine County School District’s administrative offices in preparation for a first-of-its-kind staff housing project.
Ketchum’s Planning and Zoning Commission voiced its approval to city staff on Tuesday to simplify the pre-application process for building development in a move meant to decrease redundancy and improve communication between developers and city hall.
A Hailey man is facing up to 20 years in prison for allegedly pinning and choking a woman on April 28 and driving drunk on May 4.
SKI magazine has opened its 2024 survey for skiers and travelers to rate North American mountain resorts in a variety of categories, from snow conditions and trail grooming to service and on-mountain food.
As spring turns to summer quickly in Idaho, moose, especially yearling animals, begin to wander in search of new territory that will provide them with food sources and cool water.
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for seven properties in the Gimlet neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, bringing the county’s total number of properties under evacuation to 18 as of press time Tuesday.
Property values in the Wood River Valley continue to rise, but “the increase is not as severe during the last two years,” said Blaine County Assessor Jim Williams.
Ketchum’s Planning and Building Department is trying to take a more organized approach to their long-term municipal improvements, and the City Council appreciates it.
Tens of millions of Americans will take to the roads and skies for holiday trips this weekend, possibly making Memorial Day 2023 the third busiest unofficial kickoff to summer on record.
Kicking off a process which could last until 2026, the Blaine County Board of Commissioners held a meeting on Monday with Hilary Fletcher of Woolpert Consulting, a firm hired by the county to assist in the prospective process of consolidating the region’s fire and ambulance agencies.
The Hailey City Council—with the exception of Council President Kaz Thea—agreed on Monday to move forward with the purchase of a $149,230 tiny home on wheels from Snake River Tiny Homes, a tiny home dealership based in Rigby, Idaho.
With the abundant winter snow giving way to spring wildflowers, Sun Valley Resort is looking ahead to its summer operations.
Hailey residents Kerry and Karen Christiansen have entered guilty pleas to separate respective charges stemming from a drug raid in the Woodside subdivision last September.
A routine sanitary survey of the city of Bellevue’s drinking water conducted on July 14, 2021, led to the city voluntarily entering into a compliance agreement schedule with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to ensure safe drinking water.
An epic winter with landmark snowfall means maintenance at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey needs to come a year or two early this spring.
The Hailey Public Library and the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host Carol Stephens, Psy.D., from 12–1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, for part two of a four-part series to discuss the Alzheimer's Disease.