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A skier glides to glory during the 2017 Dollar Dayz event in Sun Valley. With the official start of spring next week, there’s still more than a month of skiing left in the 2018-19 season. Sun Valley Resort on Thursday updated closing dates previously reported by the Idaho Mountain Express—an…

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Bellevue’s Park and Tree Committee has presented to the City Council a proposed schedule for O’Donnell Park that will, the committee hopes, reduce overuse of the park’s soccer fields and minimize parking congestion.

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Sun Valley’s 2019-20 ski passes go on sale Friday, March 1, and skiers and snowboarders will have more options than ever to ride the resort next year. But those who want full access to Baldy still need to pay up—and do it early.

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A dispute over parking has erupted into a full-fledged battle touching on some of the most important issues confronting Ketchum’s future—the vibrancy of the Wood River Community YMCA and the city government’s affordable-housing plans.

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The Wood River Extreme Ski Joring Association will hold its annual race Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, at 81 Browning Lane in Bellevue. Start time is noon.

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Kids of all ages kicked off the festivities of the Boulder Mountain Tour weekend with a low-key—and lower-stakes—ski around the empty Simplot lot in Ketchum during the NordicTown USA Sprints on Thursday. With varying degrees of seriousness, kids from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, …

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Philanthropist Teresa Heinz, center, talks to other supporters at the annual Galena & The Trails Winter Benefit last Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Limelight Room of the Sun Valley Inn, the kick-off event of the Sun Valley Nordic Festival. The sell-out event brought together some 450 Nordic s…

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Following a public comment period and analysis by an interdisciplinary team, Fairfield District Ranger Mike Dettori has signed a decision to change over-snow vehicle access restrictions in the upper South Fork Boise River area.

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Two-hundred and forty-two days after fire ripped through the Warm Springs Lodge in Ketchum, the Baldy base lodge is ready to relaunch on Saturday, Dec. 15, according to Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk.

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It will be catnip for skiers and snowboarders but a headache for holiday travelers: The first major snowstorms of the season are on the way to the Wood River Valley on Thanksgiving and on Friday.

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     Locals converged on River Run Lodge to “Pray for Snow” last Saturday and, lo, it worked: The skies over Bald Mountain opened up to winter, dusting Sun Valley and Ketchum in white.

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It will be catnip for skiers and snowboarders but a headache for holiday travelers: The first major snowstorms of the season are on the way to the Wood River Valley on Thanksgiving and on Friday.

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     Locals converged on River Run Lodge to “Pray for Snow” last Saturday and, lo, it worked: The skies over Bald Mountain opened up to winter, dusting Sun Valley and Ketchum in white.

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This 28-inch German brown trout is one of the largest trout taken on a dry fly on the Silver Creek Preserve, according to Peter DeBaun, a guide at Silver Creek Outfitters in Ketchum, pictured on left. The angler, local resident Dennis Hanggi, right, hooked and fought the fish just after noon…

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    Following the reintroduction of a bill in the U.S. Senate on May 17 to end the prohibition of mountain bikes in wilderness areas, 150 conservation groups have signed a letter opposing the measure.

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    The Salmon-Challis National Forest, north of Blaine County, is preparing for the Memorial Day weekend. The following information will help people plan their visit and “Know Before You Go” to learn about current forest conditions. 

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The Sawtooth National Forest is encouraging people to get out this Memorial Day holiday weekend and enjoy their public lands.  People planning on recreating on the Sawtooth National Forest over the Memorial Day weekend will find a number of facilities open and operating; however, due to the …

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With a tight housing market pinching recruitment efforts, the Blaine County School District is taking the matter into its own hands—on its own lands.

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After five years of work in Croy Canyon, the Blaine County Recreation District expects to start work cutting a new network of trails in Quigley Canyon this week, breaking ground on what will become its primary Nordic park in the south valley.

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Sun Valley Co.’s push to expand skiing in the Cold Springs drainage cleared its last hurdles Monday, as both the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM signed off on a plan to install a new, extended chairlift—and open up 380 additional acres to inbounds skiing on Bald Mountain.

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    Men with cancer who love to fly-fish, or who would like to learn, can engage in that sport in the setting of a support group during a free three-day retreat at Wild Horse Creek Ranch, on the east side of Trail Creek Summit.

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The Wood River Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is rolling out a series of support material that is part of NAMI’s ongoing StigmaFree campaign. According to a news release from the organization, the campaign aims to change the way the community views and treats men…

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Balmoral Park in the central Woodside area of Hailey will get an upgrade this summer, thanks to a $75,092 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

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    Lift-served skiing in Ketchum and Sun Valley has just two and a half weeks remaining in the 2017-18 season, and the last open runs—Baldy’s Warm Springs side—will close April 15.