• 0

Aftershocks from Idaho’s second largest recorded earthquake on March 31 continue to be felt in the Wood River Valley. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, two tremors occurred early Thursday morning, both in the vicinity of the March quake, about 20 miles northwest of Stanley.

  • 0

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission turned down a petition Thursday aiming to alert trail users to active wolf-hunting zones and require trappers to place signs at trailheads and campgrounds within 25 feet of traps and snares.

featured
  • 3

Of the 28 public comments received by the Idaho Department of Lands on a lease application by AT&T to build a 195-foot-tall communication tower on a site near Redfish Lake, 25 oppose the project, according to the department’s response to a public records request filed by the Idaho Conser…

  • 1

The final version of the Big Wood River Atlas was presented to the Blaine County commissioners last week, wrapping up years of research, discussion and design.

  • 0

Blaine County Commissioners Angenie McCleary and Jacob Greenberg are among 112 elected officials representing counties, cities and tribes throughout the West who have signed a letter asking Congress to fully fund the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund as part of the next economic recov…

  • 0

Since emerging from their dens, bears in the Wood River Valley have already been finding easy meals in trash cans—threatening not only public safety but their own lives, the Department of Fish and Game reports.

featured
  • 2

Low winter snowfall, a dry spring and predicted warm and dry weather are shaping up to put the Wood River Valley into a drought this summer.

  • 0

Three conservation groups are asking a federal court to stop Wildlife Services from killing coyotes in Idaho until the agency analyzes the environmental impacts of that activity on local areas, especially in the south-central part of the state.

featured
  • 1

Stanley Lake’s inlet beach has collapsed as a result of the March 31 earthquake, the Sawtooth National Forest reported over the weekend.

  • 0

The Wood River Land Trust is welcoming volunteers to help out with its pollinator-improvement project today, May 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Gulch Preserve near Hailey.

  • 0

The Wood River Trails Coalition isn’t seeking a federal CARES Act loan this summer as many nonprofits are, but it will be looking for donors and volunteers to keep hiking and biking trails in good shape.

featured
  • 0

Spawning rainbow trout were very evident in the Big Wood River near a diversion dam in Bellevue on Wednesday. River fishing closed April 1, allowing spawning activity to occur. Fishing will reopen May 23 for Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer.

  • 0

Issuance of float boating permits will resume on May 16 for the Middle Fork of the Salmon and Main Salmon rivers with permits to be issued virtually, the Salmon-Challis National Forest announced Thursday.

featured
  • 0

Wood River Fire & Rescue has suspended burn permits for the day in its fire district area as weather forecasts anticipate thunder and lightening in the Wood River Valley. According to Wood River Chief Ron Bateman, there has been discussion of suspending burn permits in the district given…

featured
  • 0

Wood River Fire & Rescue has suspended burn permits for the day in its fire district area as weather forecasts anticipate thunder and lightening in the Wood River Valley. According to Wood River Chief Ron Bateman, there has been discussion of suspending burn permits in the district given…

  • 0

The Bellevue City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend $1,765 to take part in a composting study that could save the city money by composting treated sewer sludge from its wastewater treatment facility that is typically dried and buried at Ohio Gulch.

  • 0

The Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis national forests have developed a plan for bringing seasonal employees on board with a high priority of not impacting local communities regarding COVID-19. 

featured
  • 0

It’s spring in the Wood River Valley—tree buds have begun to swell, and the Big Wood River continues to rise with snowmelt. But as plants break their long winter dormancy, says Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Communications Manager Terry Thompson, black bears are doing the same.

  • 0

Amber and Gabe Avila of Hailey celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, by planting some homemade seed bombs at their hometown Draper Preserve. Each “bomb” is made from a mixture of clay, composted soil and different species of native flower seeds. Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of t…

  • 0

In recognition of Earth Day, April 22, the Idaho Nation Laboratory’s K-12 Education Program is organizing an art competition for Idaho students. Statewide, children are encouraged to produce art that celebrates the earth and centers on the theme of “creating change for a sustainable future.”

  • 0

Following a recent strong earthquake in the mountains northwest of Stanley, the Idaho Conservation League is asking federal and state land-management agencies to reassess the potential for collapse of a 676-foot-tall tailings pond dam at the Thompson Creek Mine, which is just north of the Sa…

featured
  • 0

Amid a pandemic, Idaho also experienced its most forceful earthquake in more than 36 years, the state’s second strongest earthquake ever recorded. Though the Custer County Sheriff’s Office reported no damage in Stanley, the town closest to the epicenter, the viewshed of the Sawtooth Mountain…

featured
  • 3

Already on edge due to a deadly viral pandemic, Wood River Valley residents were further rattled Tuesday night by the second largest earthquake ever recorded in Idaho.

  • 2

Already on edge due to a deadly viral pandemic, Wood River Valley residents were further rattled Tuesday night by the second largest earthquake ever recorded in Idaho.

  • 10

An agreement forged Wednesday between six conservation groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, which kills animals preying on livestock or damaging farm fields, restricts the federal agency’s wolf-killing activities in Idaho.

  • 0

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision requiring the U.S. Forest Service to wait 30 days before authorizing the use of helicopters to conduct wildlife-management operations in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness to allow time for public challenges. 

  • 0

As generally expected, the three federal agencies that operate the Columbia River System have once again rejected breaching the four lower Snake River dams to benefit migrating salmon and steelhead, preferring instead to continue a program of increased spill over the dams that began last spring.

  • 0

     During a regular meeting today at 4 p.m., the Ketchum City Council will consider a $10,000 request to restore reduced funding for a Wagon Days street party, which previously included a concert following the parade.

  • 0

     The BLM is seeking public comments on six draft supplemental environmental impact statements released last week to help it determine whether it should make changes to sage grouse management plans for Idaho and six other Western states. Three conservation groups that obtained a prelimina…