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Idaho’s COVID-19 surge continued this weekend, with the state Department of Health and Welfare reporting 3,326 confirmed and probable cases st… Read more

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Animals and human beings are interacting in Blaine County like never before, often with drastic consequences. With that in mind, the city of Bellevue voted Monday to join other cities in the Wood River Valley, as well as Blaine County, in the Wood River Valley Wildlife Smart Communities Coalition.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,575 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 since Friday, including 597 today. That leaves the state's total case count at 48,663. Of those, an estimated 23,630 are considered active. Coronavirus is considered a contributing factor i…

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Though the cities of Hailey and Bellevue came closer to an agreement regarding their area-of-city-impact (ACI) maps during a Blaine County Board of Commissioners hearing last month, questions remain as to how more than 200 acres of farmland between both jurisdictions will be used.

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The city of Bellevue has launched an online survey to find out what residents would like to see developed at Bellevue Memorial Park. Options include more barbecue facilities, basketball courts or a skate park.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 614 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today: the largest single-day spike since Aug. 6. Since that date, Idaho has gained 18,649 cases for a total of 42,048, of which an estimated 19,399 are considered active. Since yes…

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 511 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 41,434, of which an estimated 21,976 have recovered. The state counted four more coronavirus-related deaths overnight, raising the death toll to 464.

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The Bellevue City Council voted on Friday to extend a public health emergency order until March 25. The order gives the mayor emergency powers to deal with effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fires raging across the west coast have left roughly four million acres burned, including one million in Oregon alone. Dry and windy weather conditions sparked blazes across that state, leading to millions of displaced residents and prompting firefighters from around the country to respond.

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The Bellevue City Council voted Monday to pursue the Idaho Governor’s Public Safety Grant Initiative, which will cover the cost for public safety expenses incurred from March 1 through Dec. 30 in exchange for forgoing the usual 3 percent tax increase, which would have amounted to $21,300 for…

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported another 329 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 34,310.

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The Bellevue City Council voted unanimously on Monday to not include a 3 percent property tax increase in fiscal 2021, as allowed by state law. The city hopes to recoup that funding and more through a disbursement of CARES Act funding from the state of Idaho.

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The Bellevue City Council will continue a public hearing on Monday to determine specific funding and expenses for fiscal year 2021. The council passed a not-to-exceed budget of $3,493,467 earlier this month, but has not yet decided how to spend the funds on staff salaries and other projected…

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare counted 769 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide since Friday, including 282 today. That brings the total at 27,942, of which 11,093 have recovered. Another eight people died with coronavirus considered a contributing factor, raisi…

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The Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday will continue to discuss the city’s capital improvement plan update, the first since 2014, in hopes of using it to establish the city’s first development impact fee.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 538 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 today. That leaves the state total at 26,133, of which 9,850 have recovered and 246 have died, meaning health officials are monitoring 16,037 active cases. The state reported no new coronavir…

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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposed travel plan for the southern Wood River Valley that includes about 80 miles of new trails near Hailey and Bellevue, most of which would allow mountain bikes and e-bikes.