The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 282 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since last March to 169,866. Of those, an estimated 92,859 have recovered.

Felix Bud Gonzalez, 41, of Ketchum, was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an alleged incident that resulted in his arrest by law enforcement with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 22. In addition to the felony, Gonzalez was charged with misdem…

Eduardo Arteaga, 26, of Hailey, was initially charged with felony second-degree kidnapping following an alleged incident that resulted in his arrest by the Hailey Police Department on Nov. 21. In addition to the felony, Arteaga was charged with misdemeanor battery.

Another Blaine County resident has died of COVID-19, one of three coronavirus-related deaths statewide today, according to the state Department of Health and Welfare. To date, 1,806 Idahoans have died of the virus, including 16 in Blaine County. 

A Hailey man has been sentenced to jail time followed by three years of probation after pleading guilty this week to a felony driving under the influence offense that occurred in September.

A Challis man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine in Blaine County’s Fifth District Court in Hailey. He will now be transported to Montana to face a separate felony charge.

Matthew Job, 34, of Oregon, was initially charged with felony possession of marijuana on Nov. 1, following a traffic stop along state Highway 75 by a deputy with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. According to court records, an amended complaint was filed by the Blaine County Prosecutor’s O…

A Ketchum woman faces a felony charge of delivery of methamphetamine following a controlled buy with a confidential informant working in conjunction with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.

A Ketchum man has been sentenced to two days in jail and two years on probation following an amended criminal complaint by the Blaine County Prosecutor’s Office, which dismissed a single charge of felony attempted strangulation. Instead, the offender pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,981 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide since Friday, including 572 today, raising the grand total since March to 150,239. Of those, health officials continue to monitor an estimated 81,899 active cases.

Five months after the Bonners Ferry police chief shot and killed a Boise man while camping in Custer County, it does not appear that any charges have been filed in the case by the Custer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,263 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 146,106. Of those, officials continue to monitor an estimated 81,521 active cases.

A Carey man has been sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison on a felony arson charge, following extradition to Idaho after serving a prison sentence in Utah for separate offenses.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,514 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since March to 138,524. Of those, state health officials continue to monitor an estimated 80,332 active cases.

A Bellevue man faces a single charge of rape and remains in custody at the Blaine County Detention Center following an investigation by the Bellevue Marshal’s Office and a St. Luke’s Children At Risk Evaluation Services (CARES) interview conducted last week.