top story
  • 0

A Pacific storm packing several feet of snow turned the Wood River Valley into prime avalanche terrain over the weekend, with several slides hitting homes, one apparently trapping residents and others dropping enough snow to temporarily dam up the Big Wood River.

top story
  • 0

A week-long series of storms in early November, a two-day snowstorm last week and a quick-hitting storm over the weekend have brought current local snowpack totals to 176% of normal for this time in the year, according to the National Resources Conservation Service.

featured
  • 1

Seven professional firefighters known as “smokejumpers” parachuted into a remote area in the Sawtooth Mountains on Aug. 14 to try to contain a newly discovered wildfire. The lightning-caused blaze, about 260-acres in size, was burning in steep, sparsely forested terrain north of Ross Fork Ba…

  • 2

A La Niña weather pattern will return to the United States for the third consecutive winter, likely bringing wetter-than-average conditions to the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s U.S. Winter Outlook, released last week.

featured
  • 0

The first widespread snowfall of the season is expected Friday night as a winter storm watch takes effect in the Wood River Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

featured
  • 3

The Wood River Land Trust is expected to sign a $350,000 purchase and sale agreement with the city of Hailey today, Oct. 12, finalizing a long-sought conservation easement on 22 out of 28 acres of city property at the mouth of Croy Canyon.

  • 0

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations to the Idaho Resource Advisory Council. This citizen-based committee serves as advisors to the BLM making recommendations on public land-use planning and management throughout Idaho. Completed application packages should be submitte…

  • 0

The University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is set to receive up to $55 million—the largest award in the university’s history—to help Idaho farmers and ranchers combat climate change through agricultural practices.

featured
  • 0

The Bald Mountain Stewardship Project is wrapping up its first full year in operation with a volunteer tree planting day on Friday. About 25 students and other community volunteers will round out the planting of 3,000 tree seedlings in the vicinity of the Roundhouse restaurant.

featured
  • 2

The Ross Fork Fire that earlier this month scorched vast areas of public land in northern Blaine County in just days and threatened the community of Smiley Creek is now mainly burning in unburned pockets of previously burned areas and is no longer significantly growing.

  • 1

With the smoke clearing and closures lifting, glimpses into the 37,863 acres burned by the Ross Fork Fire continue to emerge at the gateway to the Sawtooth Valley, seen here from near Galena Summit. As of Monday morning, 189 personnel continued to work on the blaze, which stood nearly two-th…

  • 1

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center will hold an event featuring a free 30-minute screening of the Ken Burns documentary, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Health,” followed by a facilitated community discussion on youth mental health and the role communi…

top story
  • 3

Investigators from the Bureau of Land Management and the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the cause of the Ohio Fire, which scorched some 40 acres north of Hailey late last week.