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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Idaho’s first entry into Stage 3 of reopening. Following the lockdown in March of 2020, bars, outdoor pools and more facilities reopened to the public on May 18, 2020. A year later, nearly all coronavirus-related restrictions have been lifted, vacc…

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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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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 Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 187 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide on Friday--the second straight day under 200 cases--raising the total to 188,788. However, the state reported eight COVID-19-related deaths today. The death toll is 2,061.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 209 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 188,233. The state reported no COVID-19-related deaths today. The death toll remains 2,052.

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The Blaine County commissioners tentatively agreed this week to look into creating an advisory committee to discuss the funding ambulance services provided by local fire departments in Fiscal Year 2022 and beyond, following a presentation by Wood River Fire and Rescue on the rising costs of …

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The Blaine County commissioners on Tuesday denied a public motion asking them to reconsider allowing Idaho Power to build an aboveground redundant transmission line along state Highway 75, on the grounds that the request was made after the legal window to submit such a motion had closed.