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The Bellevue City Council voted unanimously Monday to rescind a facemask order established in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision removes the last mask requirement in the Wood River Valley, following the lead of Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley and Blaine County in late May.

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The nonprofit Hunger Coalition held a grand opening on Friday, June 4, debuting its four-acre Bloom Community Food Center in Bellevue with public tours of its new 13,000-square-foot building and greenhouses and, of course, free food.

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The nonprofit Hunger Coalition held a grand opening on Friday, June 4, debuting its four-acre Bloom Community Food Center in Bellevue with public tours of its new 13,000 square foot building, greenhouses and, of course, free food.

Blaine County deemed its COVID-19 transmission risk “moderate” once again on its risk assessment dashboard. The positive test rate for the county rose slightly from last week to 0.69%, with 3.1 average new cases per hypothetical 100,000 residents reported. See tomorrow’s paper for more infor…

A Bellevue law enforcement officer has been fired following a series of alleged policy violations during the week of May 20 while he was on duty.

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The Blaine County commissioners voted to lift the countywide mask requirement today. Meanwhile, the Bellevue City Council voted in the opposite direction. Keep reading for more on those stories, plus other news from Tuesday, May 25.

Since last Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has reported 1,118 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide, raising the total to 191,397. In the past week, the state’s coronavirus-related death toll has risen by 17, to a total of 2,086.

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The total assessed property value in Blaine County rose more than 23% between 2020 and 2021, according to preliminary figures from the Blaine County Assessor’s Office, with the cities of Carey and Bellevue seeing the most drastic increases.

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Three local cities have lifted their health orders after the CDC last week said that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in public. The Blaine County commissioners are meeting tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. to discuss the countywide mask order. If you're interested, the public c…

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Ketchum became the third city in Blaine County to rescind its COVID-19 health order last night, following Hailey and Sun Valley. In light of these decisions, the leaders in Bellevue and Blaine County are preparing to make their own determinations on mask mandates.

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Since last Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has reported 1,151 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide, raising the total to 190,279. In the past week, the state’s coronavirus-related death toll has risen by eight, to a total of 2,069.

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As Idaho settles into Stage 4 of reopening and restrictions on gatherings are lifted, Blaine County’s COVID-19 risk has been falling gradually. Though local risk is still rated “moderate” on the county’s assessment scale, key metrics like positive testing rate and average new cases have drop…

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The Bellevue City Council expressed general support Monday for allowing mobile food vendors, or food trucks, to operate in the town and expressed interest in loosening restrictions recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission last month.

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The Hailey City Council on Monday approved a motion to lift all restrictions on outdoor public gatherings. However, the order Mayor Martha Burke signed Tuesday night removes restrictions on outdoor and indoor gatherings.

A number of people virtually attended a Bellevue City Council meeting on Monday to express their views for and against keeping Deputy Marshal Nate Silvester, who found fame through a viral TikTok video late last month, on duty at the Bellevue Marshal’s Office.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 340 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide over the weekend, raising the total to 189,128. The state reported no new coronavirus-related deaths over the weekend. The death toll remains 2,061.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 202 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 188,435. For the second day in a row, the state reported no COVID-19-related deaths. The death toll remains 2,052.

A Bellevue police officer who gained national attention—and millions of views—for a controversial TikTok video will remain employed with the local Marshal’s Office while the matter is handled internally, Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns confirmed Tuesday.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 289 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 187,014. Of those, an estimated 106,527 have recovered.