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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. 

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare took the day off for Presidents’ Day, and so has not updated COVID-19 statistics since Saturday. On Feb. 13, the department counted 258 new confirmed and probable cases, raising the total to 167,483. Of those, an estimated 89,410 had recovered.

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Nonprofits contribute significantly to the culture, education and health of the Wood River Valley’s residents. They also create hundreds of jobs and heavily impact the local economy. Dozens of these organizations figure in locally in large and small ways: chess clubs, food banks, library sup…

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Elementary students across the Blaine County School District—including these three at Hailey Elementary—returned to the classroom Monday, Feb. 8, for in-person learning four days a week. Since the school year began in September, all students had been splitting their time between in-person an…

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Another Blaine County resident has died of COVID-19, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The local death toll is now 15. No further information on the deceased is available at press time Tuesday.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 689 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide over the weekend, raising the total to 165,658. An estimated 86,880 have recovered.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 404 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 164,969. Of those, an estimated 85,439 have recovered.

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Blaine County elementary school students will return to in-person learning four days a week starting Monday, though middle-schoolers and high-schoolers will remain in a hybrid learning model for the foreseeable future.