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The Alturas Institute announced Friday that this year’s Conversations With Exceptional Women program—slated to feature Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—has been postponed a year amid ongoing health concerns. The program was originally going to take place at The Argyros in Ketchum in…

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    Looking to relive a unique graduation season? The Idaho Mountain Express is featuring photos from local ceremonies in the “Local Life” section of the paid version of the paper. We started with the Sage School last week. Check today’s issue for photos from the Wood River High School—and f…

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The Sun Valley Museum of Art is kicking off a new Big Idea project, which includes a visual arts exhibition as well as a number of events, workshops and classes. The exhibition will open at the museum’s Ketchum location—191 Fifth St. E.—on Friday, July 10.

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Mannie’s Jamboree, an annual celebration of the life and music of Mannie Shaw, one of the founders of the Idaho Old Time Fiddlers Association, has been canceled this year. Now organized by Fiddlers of Idaho, the jamboree was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 11, at the Hayspur Fish Hat…

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The city of Sun Valley has opted to not extend the paved Trail Creek Pathway an additional 700 feet, connecting it to Boundary Campground, due to red tape and additional costs that would be incurred to excavate and add a rock retaining wall.

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One positive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was a reduction in the number of wildlife killed on Idaho highways, the University of California-Davis’ Road Ecology Center stated in a report published Thursday.

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In response to an increase in wildland fires and permitted burns that escaped control this season, the Wood River Fire Protection District has approved establishment of seasonal bans during which burns will not be allowed.

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The Wood River Farmers Market has new hours for its Tuesday market in Ketchum. It will be open to walk-in customers from 2-4:45 pm. and online order pick-up will take place from 5-6 pm, after the walk-in market closes.

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    A final round of grants totaling $200,000 from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund for Idaho will go to community organizations throughout the state to help low-income individuals and families experiencing homelessness or housing instability, food insecurity and/or domestic violence,…

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On Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m., the Sun Valley Museum of Art will host a free online concert by indie folk rock duo David Wax Museum, featuring husband-and-wife David Wax and Suz Slezak. The concert will be streamed by SVMoA next week, along with some light conversation and Q&A moderat…

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Blaine County Recreation District Executive Director Jim Keating will resign Aug. 10. According to a press release, he will return to a career in the technology industry in a management role.

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Taking heed of recent events that have occurred locally, nationally and internationally, The Community Library in Ketchum will start a new program, “Talking About Race – A Weekly Drop-in Poetry Discussion.” Anyone can join in to be part of the dialogue.

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The public has through Thursday to provide input on the Idaho Transportation Department’s proposed project to widen state Highway 75 south of Ketchum between Elkhorn Road and River Street.

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From now until July 1, recreational vehicle owners will not be required to present proof of 2020 registration, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

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Last week, the Blaine County Fair Board announced via its website that with agreement from the county commissioners, the 2020 edition of the fair will assume a fully virtual format.

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As part of its new Big Idea project, “From the Color of Its Bloom: Camas Prairie,” the Sun Valley Museum of Art will host a free one-day event on Saturday, June 27, from noon to 4 p.m.

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Last week, the Blaine County Fair Board announced via its website that with agreement from the county commissioners, the 2020 edition of the fair will assume a fully virtual format.

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As part of its new Big Idea project, “From the Color of Its Bloom: Camas Prairie,” the Sun Valley Museum of Art will host a free one-day event on Saturday, June 27, from noon to 4 p.m.

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Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Museum of Art have announced intentions to begin livestreaming numerous programs, including lectures, performances and concerts, beginning this Thursday, June 11, with a full online event streamed from the mainstage of the Liberty Theatre.

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Sun Valley author and entrepreneur Megan McCann has compiled a collection of short memoirs by inspiring businesswomen, set to publish this week. The book, “Soul Success: Stories and Lessons From Female Leaders Who Turned Piles of Sh*t Into Nuggets of Gold,” features several other local writers.

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The Idaho Aviation Association’s 14th annual Fun-in-the-Grass John Adamson Memorial Breakfast and Fly-in is set for this Saturday, June 6, from 7-11 a.m. This event takes place at the Carey Airport, on Airport Lane in Carey. All are welcome to attend whether by land or by sky.

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The Community Library has announced much-lauded poet Richard Blanco to deliver the fourth annual Hemingway Distinguished Lecture, set this year for Thursday, July 16. Blanco published his first book of poetry, “City of a Hundred Fires” to widespread acclaim.

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On Monday, June 1, the Hailey Public Library commenced its 2020 summer reading program for children and adults. Since the building remains closed to the public for now, and with the near future largely uncertain, the library has gone digital this year, putting the entire program online.

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Last week’s power outage in Bellevue happened to occur exactly when the Hailey Public Library was planning to host astronomer Tim Frazier’s virtual talk, “Our Place in the Universe,” the first in a series of astronomy lectures planned by the library.

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The second half of 2019 Blaine County property taxes are due Saturday, June 20, but the Blaine County Treasurer’s Office will be accepting payments through Monday, June 22, to account for the weekend.

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Ballet Sun Valley had originally planned on hosting the Pacific Northwest Ballet at the Sun Valley Pavilion in July, but announced last month its postponement to August. With the outlook remaining uncertain, the ballet confirmed last week that the entire performance series—featuring 25 dance…

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Earlier in May, the Sun Valley Museum of Art confirmed the cancellation of a concert by the Steve Miller Band, set to be the first in its annual summer concert series that also featured Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Gregory Alan Isakov.

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Starting Tuesday, May 26, eligible farmers and ranchers can now begin submitting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and…

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Aftershocks from Idaho’s second largest recorded earthquake on March 31 continue to be felt in the Wood River Valley. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, two tremors occurred early Thursday morning, both in the vicinity of the March quake, about 20 miles northwest of Stanley.

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For more than 30 years, the Idaho Conservation League has earmarked a date in May for its annual Wild Idaho conference at Redfish Lake.

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The most recent in a series of projects that began in 2012 to restore fish habitat in the Yankee Fork drainage will begin this summer along Eightmile Creek, about 15 miles upstream from the Yankee Fork’s confluence with the Salmon River. The projects are intended mainly to repair damage done…

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Idahoans can step outside of self-isolation for a few minutes on Friday morning as the Idaho National Guard in partnership with the Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters perform a flyover of 11 Idaho towns, including Ketchum and Hailey.

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On April 30, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance announced a $10,000 donation to The Hunger Coalition following a nomination by Mark Balcos of Wood River Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent insurance agents give back to their local community during t…

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Idaho-based canned cocktail company Boozie, in partnership with Hayden Beverage, will donate $2 to the Boozie Cocktails for COVID-19 Idaho Relief Fund for each can of Boozie purchased at participating retailers starting June 1. The company has pledged up to $60,000.

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Next Wednesday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m., the Hailey Public Library will host Tim Frazier for the first in a series of remote Zoom talks about Idaho’s night sky. Wednesday’s talk will set the scene on an appropriately astronomic scale, considering the theme “Our Place in the Universe.”