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Business has been steady at Boulder Mountain Botanicals on Main Street in Hailey since it opened on Nov. 16. It’s the first retail store in Blaine County dedicated to the sale of products made from hemp, a close cousin of marijuana.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,717 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since March to 132,594. Of those, health officials continue to monitor an estimated 79,295 active cases.

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Those looking to celebrate the winter holidays this year are recommended to do so in small groups or through virtual gatherings, according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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St. Luke’s Wood River has adjusted its hours over the holidays to accommodate an anticipated increase in patients seeking health-care services and COVID-19 testing.

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Idahoans have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, to enroll in 2021 health-insurance coverage through Your Health Idaho, the state insurance exchange. After open enrollment ends, Idahoans will not be able to enroll in coverage unless they qualify for a special enrollment waiver.

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The South Central Public Health District has stocked up on FluMist treatment and flu vaccine shots, and can administer the treatments to children and adults by appointment.

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With coronavirus cases surging across Idaho and health-care systems operating under unprecedented pressure, a state committee on Friday took a procedural step toward getting a vaccine distributed as early as possible—if and when one is approved for use by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

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The telephone system for all St. Luke's Health System sites is temporarily down for both inbound and outbound calls, according to St. Luke's Public Relations Manager Joy Prudek.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 862 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since March to 61,785. Of those, an estimated 32,296 are considered active. State health officials consider coronavirus a contributing factor in the deaths …

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As cooler weather reminded Wood River Valley residents that the winter cold and flu season is looming, Blaine County this week remained ranked in the high-risk category for the spread of coronavirus—but spikes in the local caseload indicate the risk is increasing.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 584 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 49,247. Coronavirus was considered a contributing factor in two more deaths since yesterday, leaving the state death toll at 512.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported another 671 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 45,753. Another eight coronavirus-related deaths left the state's death toll at 500 today.

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The St. Luke’s health system has hired a new dermatologist, Dr. Garrett Coman, to join Dr. Matthew Reeck and Caroline Hobbs, a nurse practitioner, at St. Luke’s Clinic-Dermatology in Ketchum.  

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Idaho added 523 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the state's total to 39,757 people, according to the state Department of Health and Welfare. One more person has died, raising the disease's death toll to 458. 

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As summer turns to winter, hospitals across the country are preparing for flu season as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Locally, health experts are urging residents to get their flu vaccines early this year, in order to mitigate the risk of hospitals getting overwhelmed with COVID-19 and…

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 396 more confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since March to 38,743. Coronavirus was considered a contributing factor in another three deaths since yesterday, leaving the Idaho death toll at 454.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 278 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 today, raising the state total to 35,810. Health officials considered coronavirus a contributing factor in another four deaths today, leaving the statewide death toll at 423. An estimated 19,…