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Update at 8:33 p.m.: State Highway 75 is now reopen according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and power has been restored to all but 32 customers in the Blaine County area, according to Idaho Power.

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The Bellevue City Council voted last week to provide space for a community garden near the Bellevue Cemetery off Chestnut Street. The garden will be allowed on a trial basis and evaluated after the summer growing season.

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A financial analysis for the first six months of fiscal 2020 presented to the Bellevue City Council on Monday by City Clerk and Treasurer Marian Edwards stressed uncertainty and fiscal restraint in the face of looming impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Bellevue City Council voted Monday to reopen public parks for groups of up to 10 people, so long as children are supervised. The parks would be opened under guidance by the Idaho Governor’s Office.

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The Bellevue City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend $1,765 to take part in a composting study that could save the city money by composting treated sewer sludge from its wastewater treatment facility that is typically dried and buried at Ohio Gulch.

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The Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission approved a design review application last Monday, April 22, for a new 6,000-square-foot commercial building for Sawtooth Plumbing at 772 N. Main St., or state Highway 75.

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The Bellevue City Council voted Friday to allow construction and landscaping to begin immediately under a set of 18 guidelines for workplace hygiene and other precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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The Bellevue City Council voted unanimously Monday to extend until April 20 an isolation order that mimics Blaine County’s and bans construction projects and travel out of the city for nonessential services and maintains a requirement that anybody coming into the town from out of state self-…

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Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns used emergency powers to extend the city’s ban on nonessential construction in the face of the COVID-19 threat for another week on Monday.

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As the tourist destinations of the northern Wood River Valley gain national attention as a hotspot for the COVID-19 coronavirus, nearby communities to the south are also proving vulnerable to the spread.

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Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns evoked emergency powers Thursday to increase isolation restrictions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a shut-down of nonessential construction projects, tighter travel restrictions to and from Blaine County and a prohibition on public gatherings of any …

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Local jurisdictions will vote soon on jointly tightened terms of last week’s state-issued isolation order as the total of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Blaine County hit 63. Meanwhile, the whole of Idaho has been asked to do what the Wood River Valley has done since last Friday: “shelte…

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With local events, conferences and other public gathering being cancelled in the Wood River Valley due to the spread of coronavirus, hotels are beginning to feel the brunt of cancellations.

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Following Saturday's confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Blaine County, a host of public-facing organizations and businesses have closed their doors. The three public libraries in the area have followed suit.

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The Bellevue City Council made plans Monday to install signs on the east side of town to remind people they are on city land, rather than public land, and should act accordingly.

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     The Bellevue City Council will hold a public hearing tonight at 6 p.m. to consider changes to the city's comprehensive plan that includes an area-of-city-impact ordinance and a new airport facilities section, as required by state law.

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The Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday to not recommend to the City Council an addition of “special events facilities” to a list of conditional uses allowed in the General Residential zone.

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Bellevue Planning & Zoning commissioners continued two public hearing discussion on Monday night, after two hours of dialogue with two members of the public voicing their comments on the proposed additions to the city’s comprehensive plan.

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Bellevue residents should be on the lookout for a bond or levy proposal within the next year and a half, following a series of discussions within the City Council to determine the best method of providing better services and undertaking improvements in an economically feasible way.

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     Only one statement of public comment was received Monday night during a public hearing for a city-initiated ordinance that will limit the use of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Kelly West, a Bellevue city employee, said he was left in a coma for a week in 2013 fol…

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An assisted-living and skilled-nursing facility in Bellevue will soon be under new management after being bought by an Eagle, Idaho,-based company.

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The Bellevue City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Jan. 27, to take public comments on a proposed ordinance to ban the use of handheld electronic devices while driving within city limits. Bellevue would fall in line with Blaine County, Hailey and Ketchum, all of which have simil…

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Over the past year, Bellevue surged forward as a city to be reckoned with as elected officials hiked fees, pushed forward on a long-awaited development and flexed their muscles to the city of Hailey as they sought to get an area of city impact map approved, per state law.

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The Bellevue City Council reached a momentous decision Thursday, Dec. 19, as council members unanimously voted to approve several applications related to a proposed subdivision in Slaughterhouse Canyon on land annexed into the city more than 10 years ago. The approved applications will allow…

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     The Bellevue Marshal’s Office has concluded an investigation into a vehicle-versus-cyclist accident that occurred on Main Street in Bellevue on Nov. 22. A 13-year-old boy who was hit by a Tesla while attempting to cross the crosswalk at Main and Pine streets suffered a broken femur, whi…

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     Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries, the Bellevue Public Library will offer its first Idaho Let’s Talk About It series of book discussions beginning Jan. 9.

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     A Bellevue City Council meeting scheduled for Monday night was canceled after two council members were absent and one recused himself, resulting in a lack of quorum to conduct business.

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     Community members can gather on Friday for Bellevue’s tree lighting ceremony, scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Museum on Main Street. Santa will be present along with carolers and free hot chocolate.

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The city of Bellevue will begin taking code enforcement more seriously this winter, following a meeting on Monday night when City Council members discussed ways to clean up the city and clear away vehicles and personal property in the city’s rights of way.

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For the next several weeks, work will be done to repair and stabilize a streambank along the Big Wood River as part of a strategy to restore a mile-long stretch of the river and address flooding in Bellevue.

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Faulty wiring triggered a structure fire that destroyed a single-family home on the south end of Bellevue Monday morning, according to Fire Department Chief Greg Beaver.

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Although there is no one else vying for her seat, Kathryn Goldman has been going door-to-door campaigning to retain her spot on the Bellevue City Council.

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Thanks to funding from the Bellevue Urban Renewal Agency, which provides financing to redevelopment and public improvement programs, residents have some reprieve from the weather in the form of a new bus shelter on Main Street. Associate Planner for Community Development Ashley Dyer, left, a…

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The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission began on Monday to address multiple issues regarding a text update to the comprehensive plan and possible changes to the city’s 1994 area-of-city-impact map.

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A fire intended to be a controlled burn south of Bellevue “got out of hand” Wednesday, according to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, and burned about seven acres between 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. along Glendale Road south of the town. Some equipment from neighbors working in the area was used…

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In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Bellevue City Council increased the city’s flat-rate water fee. The increase was below 5 percent and therefore did not require a public hearing before a vote. Beginning in December, residents will now pay $33.70 for their monthly water rate. The increase…

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   3 p.m. Update: The fire has been contained and fire managers will remain on scene "mopping up," according to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office.

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     The Bellevue City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. to continue deliberation on a planned-unit development application for the Strahorn subdivision, followed by deliberation of a preliminary plat for phase 1 of the subdivision.