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Sally Onetto has been appointed chairwoman of the Mountain Humane board of directors, which serves the nonprofit animal shelter west of Hailey. She succeeds Jan Main, who will remain on the board as a member of the Executive Committee.

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    Mountain Humane will partner with Subaru of Twin Falls to host a Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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    The Hailey Public Library will host a free talk by Don J. Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, titled “Idaho Geology: From Pre-Cambrian to Cenozoic” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m.

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    The Blaine County Food Council is inviting community food leaders and members of the public to attend the first in a series of free community building events.

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The Chamber of Hailey & the Wood River Valley is inviting businesses and the public to attend this month’s Business After Hours at the Lago Azul restaurant. It will be held at 14 W. Croy St. in Hailey on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m.

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Though construction is scheduled nearly two years in the future, the Idaho Transportation Department is seeking early input from the public regarding plans to rehabilitate state Highway 75 (Main Street) in Hailey between Fox Acres Road and Cobblestone Lane.

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The Medicare Annual Enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. Medicare health and prescription drug plan costs and coverage can change every year, and the Idaho Department of Insurance recommends that people with Medicare review their coverage before the enrollment period ends. In a …

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The Bellevue Haunted Forest does not yet have enough volunteers for the 2019 event, and is at risk of not occurring, according to event organizers Tammy Davis and Sara Burns.

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On Saturday, Sept. 28, Mountain Humane animal shelter in Hailey will join hundreds of Coldwell Banker offices and animal shelters around the country for the Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs national adoption weekend.

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The Ketchum City Council will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in regard to developer Jack Bariteau’s Auberge hotel project that has yet to materialize at Ketchum’s southern entryway.

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    Blood drives will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 821 Broadford Road in Hailey, on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1-6:30 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 27, from 8-1:30 a.m.

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    The Blaine County School District’s Latino Staff Advisory Committee will host its third annual Confrencia Educativa Para Padres—that’s “Education Conference for Parents”—on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.

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    Idaho Power is scheduled to start rebuilding a 2-mile portion of a transmission line near Carey today, Sept. 25, the company said in a press release.         

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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, is accepting nominations for next year’s Garden Tour, which occurs in July. According to the Botanical Garden, all sizes and styles of gardens are considered and may include garden art, birdhouses, water f…

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    Idaho Power is scheduled to start rebuilding a 2-mile portion of a transmission line near Carey today, Sept. 25, the company said in a press release.         

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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, is accepting nominations for next year’s Garden Tour, which occurs in July. According to the Botanical Garden, all sizes and styles of gardens are considered and may include garden art, birdhouses, water f…

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The Hailey Public Library is inviting curious minds who enjoy interesting books to register for an innovative, four-part book discussion series called Pushing the Limits. The library is one of 100 rural public libraries nationwide to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation to ho…

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     A former fire chief from Colorado will step in Sept. 30 as interim chief of Wood River Fire & Rescue to replace current Chief Bart Lassman, who is scheduled to retire on Oct. 3.

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     The annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival has been nominated by USA Today’s 10Best guide as one of the Best Fall Festivals in the United States. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is currently fourth on the 10Best leaderboard, behind fall festivals in Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York.

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     The Wood River Women’s Foundation will honor its 2019 grant recipients at its 14th annual Celebration of Grant Recipients and Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 7.  According to the foundation, awards this year will total more than $267,918 and will be granted to 11 local nonprofits.  S…

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The Hailey Public Library is partnering with the Wood River Seed Library to host the second in a three-part gardening series. “Starting Cool Season Vegetables” will be offered Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

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The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is opening campgrounds along the Salmon River for the spring steelhead fishing season beginning this weekend. Mormon Bend and Salmon River campgrounds are downriver from Stanley close to popular fishing areas and will be available to the public for an ov…

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The South Central Public Health District is accepting nominations for Health Heroes 2019. Health Heroes are individuals, groups and businesses that have made a big difference in the health of residents in south-central Idaho.

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Kiwanis of Hailey and the Wood River Valley is trying to raise at least $20,000 to buy a new play structure for Keefer Park in Woodside. The organization stated in a press release that the new equipment would be added by this summer.

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Fees collected from the sale of Idaho’s “goat plate” by the Idaho Transportation Department are available to fund recreation-related projects in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Nonprofit groups and governmental agencies operating in the SNRA are eligible for grants administered by the…

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Wow: The Generosity Project, a Wood River Valley-based nonprofit focused on youth, is donating $1,400 to the National Alliance for Mental Illness-Wood River Valley to support wellness programs.

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    Two Wood River Valley seniors were on the list of Idaho students nominated by U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo to attend national military academies for the 2019-20 school year.

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Gifted and Talented students from three Blaine County public schools participated in the Southwest Regional Invent Idaho competition in Boise on Saturday, Jan. 26—and one took home the top prize in his category.

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    College of Southern Idaho’s Blaine County Center is offering a new class called “Small Farms.” The class, offered in partnership with The Hunger Coalition Bloom Farm, introduces students to solid building, nutrient management, plant production, pest management, greenhouse structures, irr…

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    On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Sun Valley Community School will once again host Innovation Day Jr., a free opportunity for Blaine County children ages 5-8 to join the school on its Trail Creek Campus to create, innovate and engage.

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    BOISE (AP)— The Idaho Supreme Court has heard arguments in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative to expand Medicaid but has delayed issuing a ruling.

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The Chamber Hailey & the Wood River Valley has hired Mike McKenna to serve as executive director. McKenna will replace Mary Austin Crofts, who stepped down from the position last month.

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 The Idaho Conservation League will host a comment-writing party on Wednesday, Jan. 9, to gather written comments on the evaluation phase for potential wilderness designations on the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The forest is carrying out a two-year-long process to revise its management plan.

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The Chamber Hailey & the Wood River Valley will host a Wake Up Hailey event on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9-10 a.m., at Silvercreek Living, 31 E. McKercher Blvd. in Hailey. Visit with other chamber members, Anita Northwood and Silvercreek Living’s staff.

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Exhibitor registration deadline is Jan. 10 for this year’s Wood River Business Expo, to be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum. The event is hosted by The Chamber Hailey & the Wood River Valley, Davis Embroidery and Sun Valley Economic Development.

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    The Chamber—Hailey and the Wood River Valley has hired Mike McKenna to serve as executive director. McKenna will replace Mary Austin Crofts, who stepped down from the position last month.