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The Hailey Farmers’ Market will kick off the local produce and crafts season Saturday at 9 a.m. at Roberta McKercher Park, between Third and Fourth avenues on Main Street. There, the Wood River Seed Library will host a booth there offering locally derived seeds and plant starts for outdoor a…

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The Hailey Tree Committee will host its annual ArborFest this Saturday, June 12, at McKercher Park alongside the grand opening of the Hailey Farmers’ Market.

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After a COVID-caused Hiatus in 2020, the Hailey Memorial Day ceremony returned this year, hosted by the Hailey Memorial Day Committee at the Hailey Cemetery. An informal ceremony was also held at the Ketchum Cemetery. See story on page 3.

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Fire agencies from across the Wood River Valley responded to a home on fire at the Deer Creek Ranch, northwest of Hailey on Saturday. According to a press release from Wood River Fire and Rescue, a passing motorist called 911 around noon after noticing flames at the residence.

Blaine County deemed its COVID-19 transmission risk “moderate” once again on its risk assessment dashboard. The positive test rate for the county rose slightly from last week to 0.69%, with 3.1 average new cases per hypothetical 100,000 residents reported. See tomorrow’s paper for more infor…

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Local COVID-19 infection rates remain low as Blaine County nears 80% vaccination among eligible residents. With Bellevue now the only local government to enforce a mask requirement, most of the county has defaulted to the state’s Stage 4 Idaho Rebounds safety guidelines. As such, businesses …

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A plan by the Hailey Public Works Department to build a bike-pedestrian path along the northern stretch of River Street between Bullion Street and McKercher Boulevard gained positive reception from the City Council on Monday evening.

Since last Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has reported 1,118 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide, raising the total to 191,397. In the past week, the state’s coronavirus-related death toll has risen by 17, to a total of 2,086.

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The Hailey City Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24, on the city’s plan to build a bike-pedestrian pathway along the northern stretch of River Street between Bullion Street and McKercher Boulevard.

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Idaho’s first entry into Stage 3 of reopening. Following the lockdown in March of 2020, bars, outdoor pools and more facilities reopened to the public on May 18, 2020. A year later, nearly all coronavirus-related restrictions have been lifted, vacc…

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The Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday backed a plan to relocate a hardware store to the north entrance of town and build up to a dozen units of residential housing along First Avenue.

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Three local cities have lifted their health orders after the CDC last week said that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in public. The Blaine County commissioners are meeting tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. to discuss the countywide mask order. If you're interested, the public c…

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Three of four valley cities ended emergency health orders this week, unwinding COVID-19 restrictions and effectively ending pandemic safety rules some 14 months after local leaders swept them into place.

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Since last Monday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has reported 1,151 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide, raising the total to 190,279. In the past week, the state’s coronavirus-related death toll has risen by eight, to a total of 2,069.

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Hailey Mayor Martha Burke rescinded the city’s mask mandate on Friday afternoon in response to new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, effectively ending COVID-19 restrictions in the city.