Residents on the western edge of Hailey’s Della View neighborhood and the west side of Gin Ridge Road in the Gimlet neighborhood can now retur… Read moreSheriff’s Office lifts flood evacuation orders in Hailey, Gimlet
The leader of the office that manages more than 300,000 acres of prized public lands surrounding the Ketchum-Sun Valley area is stepping down … Read moreLongtime Forest Service ranger Kurt Nelson to retire
The U.S. Supreme Court in a major environmental decision on Thursday overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of wetlands t… Read moreU.S. Supreme Court rejects Biden wetlands regulation, rules for Idaho couple
Magic Reservoir is now roughly 98% full, holding 187,986 acre-feet of water out of its 191,000-acre-foot capacity, the Big Wood Canal Company … Read moreMagic Reservior 98% full, canal company reports
A pond next to the lower tailings pile near the Triumph Mine in East Fork is likely spilling over the soil cap on the tailings pile, saturatin… Read moreState: Groundwater seeping near Triumph Mine likely contaminated
Floodwaters from the Big Wood River receded significantly on Wednesday after hitting a peak height of 7.06 feet and 4,420 cubic feet per secon… Read moreFloodwaters recede without 'major' damage
As spring turns to summer quickly in Idaho, moose, especially yearling animals, begin to wander in search of new territory that will provide t… Read moreF&G: Beware of wandering moose
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for seven properties in the Gimlet neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, b… Read moreFloodwaters prompt more evacuations in Gimlet, safety issues in Hailey
With plants starting to break their long winter dormancy, wildlife will soon be doing the same. Black bears that live in south-central Idaho a… Read moreFish and Game: Idaho’s black bears are emerging from their winter dens
It is better to understand the river than try to control it or fight it, said Blaine County Floodplain Manager Kristine Hilt. Read moreRising river spotlights floodplain health, challenges
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday unanimously adopted a wolf management plan instructing the state to gradually reduce its wolf p… Read moreFish and Game approves plan to reduce wolf population by more than 60%
As temperatures are forecast to climb into the 70s next week, the Big Wood River will likely again rise above flood stage around the morning o… Read moreBig Wood River expected to enter flood stage next week
The Hailey City Council on Monday agreed to shift the city’s southern area-of-city-impact boundary north of where it was drawn last December, … Read moreHailey, Bellevue agree to 40/60 split of Eccles land
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, took a strong stance Tuesday against the proposed Lava Ridge wind-turbine project northeast of Twin Falls, summi… Read moreRisch issues stern advice on Lava Ridge plan: ‘Don’t do it!’
The Blaine County Commissioners declared a flood disaster emergency Thursday morning as flood warnings continued for low-lying areas in Hailey… Read moreWith flood season underway, Blaine County signs disaster declaration
Spring runoff accelerated by unseasonably warm temperatures engorged the Big Wood River and its tributaries over the weekend, triggering a pai… Read moreFlood warnings issued as Big Wood, Little Wood rivers jump banks
Flood preparations were well underway in Hailey’s Della View neighborhood on Monday, May 1, as residents worked to fill sandbags and water barriers. Read moreBig Wood River spills its banks in Hailey
The Little Wood River north of Carey hit flood stage Monday afternoon, prompting the closure of Flat Top Road, a fork of Little Wood Reservoir Road. Read moreLittle Wood River hits flood stage; flood warning issued
The Sawtooth Avalanche Center has issued a special avalanche bulletin for the Wood River Valley and surrounding mountains amid an ongoing heat… Read moreAvalanche bulletin issued as local temperatures crest 75 F
The Wood River Valley and other parts of southern Idaho are at high risk for a flooding event due to melting snow caused by warming temperatur… Read moreNOAA issues flood watch for Wood River Valley, other areas
As the snow melts and warmer weather sets in, the Ketchum-based Environmental Resource Center is seeking people to give back to the community … Read moreERC seeking volunteers for annual valleywide cleanup day
Hailey administrators, public-safety officials and utility representatives met with residents at a town meeting Wednesday night to outline wha… Read moreHailey to residents: Now is the time to prepare for spring floods
The Magic Valley Region of Idaho Fish and Game and the Twin Falls District of Bureau of Land Management are seeking volunteers to help plant s… Read moreFish and Game seeks volunteers to help plant sagebrush
Most of Idaho has lots of snow and can expect to have plenty of water this spring and summer, but some areas might have to guard against flood… Read moreWith ‘spectacular’ snowpacks, water will be plentiful, experts say
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials believe weather was the biggest contributor to a decrease in mule deer harvests for the 2022 season. Read moreF&G: Weather played role in decrease in mule deer harvests for 2022 season
The city of Bellevue is beginning to prepare for what could be a risky flood season when melting mountain snowpacks hit the Big Wood River. Other jurisdictions will likely be doing the same.
The Sawtooth Avalanche Center posted warnings for mountains around the Wood River Valley and Galena Summit Monday after observing "very dangerous" snowpack conditions in its southern and eastern forecast zones.
This juvenile mountain lion was photographed relaxing on a tree branch in East Hailey on Sunday, April 3, seemingly undeterred by the homeowner’s efforts to haze it away with an airhorn and other objects.
After killing two mountain lions in eastern Hailey in late March, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is no longer keeping traps in the area. But, officials are continuing to monitor activity of cougars in the Wood River Valley.
The Hailey City Council introduced an ordinance on Monday that would make the private feeding of backyard wildlife—except for wild birds and squirrels—an infraction upon the first offense and a misdemeanor upon the second.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers trapped and later killed an adult female mountain lion on Tuesday, March 21, in the Deerfield neighborhood in eastern Hailey. It was the second lion killed in that neighborhood within a five-day period.
A snowmobiler was killed in the Trinity Lakes area of the Boise National Forest on March 22 after becoming trapped in a large avalanche, the Sawtooth Avalanche Center reported Thursday.
The Hailey City Council will consider an ordinance prohibiting residents from feeding wildlife during its regular meeting tonight, Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers euthanized a young mountain lion in Hailey last Friday as part of their efforts to remove a female with two offspring that the agency determined had become a threat to public safety.
A panel tasked with assessing the Bureau of Land Management’s draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project—which calls for installing up to 400 wind turbines on federal, state and private lands northeast of Twin Falls—has recommended a “no action” alternative…
Amid this month’s unsurpassed avalanche activity and unstable snow conditions, the Idaho Central Mountain Rescue Group convened near Baker Creek on Thursday, March 16, for a large-scale field exercise putting textbook avalanche rescue strategies to the test.
March came in like a lion, dropping storm after storm on the Wood River Valley—and bumping the snow-water equivalent in the Big Wood River basin, including these East Fork mailboxes, to 139% of normal for March 16, according to data from USDA’s National Resource Conservation Service. The Lit…
The Sawtooth Avalanche Center on Tuesday issued an Avalanche Warning for its entire forecast area after surveys indicated “high” risk across low, middle and high elevations.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials responded to two separate incidents of dogs harassing deer in Hailey and Bellevue in late February. Now, the department wants to remind people that it is illegal for an unleashed dog to actively track, pursue, harass or kill a big game animal in Idaho.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Wood River Valley, Sawtooth Valley and Copper Basin areas on Monday in anticipation of heavy snow through the mountains of south-central Idaho.
A snowmobiler died in an avalanche near Stanley on Sunday following a week marred by slides throughout the Wood River and Sawtooth valleys.
The Idaho Department of Transportation closed roads to and from the Wood River Valley Friday morning as snow continues to pound Idaho's south-central mountains.
They typically stay in the shadows and the cover of night. They generally go unheard and unseen, moving about the water corridors, forested areas and hillsides of the Wood River Valley, stealthily searching for prey or resting in sheltered confines.
A three-year study is underway in the Wood River Valley to measure the potential impact commercial sheep grazing could have on reducing the proliferation of cheatgrass, an invasive species that increases the risk of wildfire and hurts agricultural production in the western United States.
The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the proposed plans for the Lava Ridge Wind Project, which calls for installing up to 400 wind turbines on federal, state and private lands northeast of Twin Falls.
Skiers triggered at least six separate avalanches in and around the Wood River Valley during a 48-hour span between Sunday and Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, as late-winter storms overwhelmed weak layers of the south-central Idaho snowpack.
The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a joint meeting next week of two panels evaluating the proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project, which calls for installing up to 400 wind turbines on federal, state and private lands northeast of Twin Falls.
BOISE—Idaho has joined a Texas lawsuit against the Biden administration’s waterway protections, claiming the rules are too vague and violate state sovereignty rights.
An atmospheric river packing about 18 inches of snow over the past two days has created prime avalanche terrain in the Wood River Valley and produced at least four large slides, according to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
Two more elk have died after eating yew in the Warm Springs area of Ketchum, one on Feb. 16 and the other on Feb. 21, according to Terry Thompson, regional communications manager for the Magic Valley region of Idaho Fish and Game.
The Bureau of Land Management has restricted public access to portions of the Wood River Valley to protect wintering wildlife.
Following four years of increased hunting opportunities for elk south of the Wood River Valley to reduce crop damage, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game now says herds have stabilized to an acceptable level and hunting should be reduced there.
A group of water and climate experts empaneled by the Idaho Department of Water Resources is cautiously predicting a positive outlook for water supplies in Idaho this spring and summer.