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Things looked different this year, with graduates keeping their distance and families confined to designated seating areas, but the Wood River High School graduation proceeded nonetheless on Saturday, June 20. Members of the Class of 2020 flung their hats in the air in celebration, with the …

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The Blaine County School District board of trustees opted not to take a vote on the district’s proposed 2020-21 budget Tuesday, delaying the decision a week to give school officials more time to consider the proposal.

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Most students had little trouble accessing their school work while remote distance learning, a Blaine County School District survey found—but frustration was common among students, and not all teachers said they felt confident in academically supporting their students from home.

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The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a 325-square-foot, detached fire safety house for construction behind the Hailey Fire Department building.

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The Mountain Express inadvertently omitted photos of Kenneth Aguayo and Vincent Hubbs from Wednesday’s list of Wood River High School 2020 graduates. Congratulations to both, and to all the graduates!

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The Blaine County School District has drafted a tentative budget for the upcoming school year, though plenty of questions remain during this pandemic about how much funding the district will receive and where it will come from.

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The coronavirus may have forced the school year to wind to a close remotely, but area teachers have been hard at work providing the best education they can to their students—and that includes a robust arts education.

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    Silver Creek High School graduates will receive Idaho State High School diplomas at their graduation ceremony Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m., to be held at the Silver Creek school building behind The Community Campus, Hailey.

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    The Sage School in Hailey is planning its 11th graduation ceremony for Saturday, June 6 at 3 p.m. outdoors at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden located south of Ketchum.

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Graduation at Sun Valley Community School is different this year because of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for large gatherings and the Idaho Rebounds plan for re-opening. The school wants to ensure the safety of all members of the community and has remained cauti…

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As graduation ceremonies take place at a distance and students head into summer, the Blaine County School District is turning its focus to what the upcoming school year will look like.

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Camas County High School of Fairfield, like secondary schools across Idaho, has come up with creative ways to celebrate its graduating seniors while adhering to COVID-19 pandemic social distancing rules.

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Summer Reading normally doesn’t get going until the end of May or beginning of June, but it’s never too early to start. The Community Library will officially kick-off Summer Reading on June 1, but those children and teens who want a head start can this Sunday, May 10.

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The Blaine County Recreation District will move forward with its summer camps by incorporating social distancing protocols and other precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  

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Alturas Elementary, a Dual Immersion school in Hailey, celebrated Día de los Niños—Children’s Day—with a parade on Thursday, April 30. After more than a month separated from students by the pandemic, some 60 teachers and staff loaded into 40 cars to make the slow drive north up Woodside Boul…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic began to ramp up in the Wood River Valley, the Blaine County School District announced on March 14, well over a month ago, that it would be sending students home and switching to remote teaching platforms.

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With questions looming about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Blaine County School District Board of Trustees voted this week to take a plant facilities levy request off the table this year.

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With questions looming about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Blaine County School District Board of Trustees voted this week to take a plant facilities levy request off the table this year.

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There were no teams, no players, no games to be played, but for 20 minutes the lights burned bright at Wood River High School’s Phil Homer Field on Friday in solidarity with athletes, coaches and the rest of the Class of 2020, whose senior spring was clipped short by COVID-19. “The lights ar…

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With Blaine County public schools closed until April 6 due to COVID-19, the school district has created a free “Grab-‘n’-Go” food distribution program for children 18 and younger. That included this stop at The Meadows south of Ketchum, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The district handed out 2…

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Many local families are just getting into the swing of staying at home together during the COVID-19 period of “sheltering in place.” The Wood River Community YMCA has posted a few ideas and resources for homebound families looking for ways to pass the time productively.

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Schools across the Wood River Valley are temporarily closing their doors after cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, were confirmed in Blaine County over the weekend.

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A scheduled Blaine County school board meeting Monday night to discuss a potential upcoming levy has been canceled.