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The city of Ketchum is moving forward with plans to improve the Guy Coles Skate Park along Warm Springs Road. The City Council last week approved two separate contracts to install pavers in some areas around the park and to complete a “micro-expansion” of the skating area. The two contracts …

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Sun Valley Resort announced its summer 2021 operations Wednesday, with the Roundhouse Gondola and Christmas chairlift on Bald Mountain to start running on June 26 for lift-served hiking and biking.

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Early Wednesday morning, residents of River Street might have heard the muffled sound of thousands of hooves as a large band of sheep trotted through Hailey, headed for mountain pastures. They were trailed by hardy herdsmen and their horses, small herding dogs and the larger white guard dogs…

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With nearly all the Sawtooth National Forest’s reservation-only campsites booked last week, Forest Service staff were bracing for another year of record crowds this weekend. That prediction turned out to be true for Stanley, according to Forest Service reports, though crowds were lighter in …

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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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Soldier Mountain near Fairfield is unveiling its highly anticipated new mountain bike park today, May 21. The resort had planned to open its bike park last summer, but the occasion was postponed when the 2,112-acre Phillips Creek wildfire ravaged the area last August.

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After several years of starts and stops, Hailey will finally have an improved place to swim and play this summer. The Blaine County Recreation District will open its newly renovated and expanded Aquatics Center later this month, doubling the number of people the facility can serve, and with …

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The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is currently developing a land-based outfitter and guide management plan to streamline the processing of outfitter and guide proposals and will take public comment in the summer.

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The Blaine County Recreation Districts’ newest playground opened recently and is drawing numerous cyclists of all ages. The Quigley Trails Park in Quigley Canyon builds skills—and provides serious thrills.

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Sun Valley Resort wrapped up its 2020-21 winter season on Sunday, with colorfully clad skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes of Bald Mountain one last time under a mix of clouds and sun.

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For many people with disabilities, sometimes the challenge is merely being included—in sports, in activities, in social gatherings. To cross that barrier, to be able to do what you thought you might not, can be a life-changing experience.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 313 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 180,076. Of those, an estimated 100,714 have recovered.

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COVID-19 quashed the typical fanfare—and pond skim—of Dollar Days, but the family mountain quietly wrapped its season under bluebird skies on Sunday, March 28.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 343 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total to 178,887. Of those, an estimated 99,869 have recovered. Roughly 10% of all Idahoans have now contracted coronavirus.

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A public workshop to gather community input on the city of Hailey’s proposed municipal campground initially scheduled for this week has been delayed until the week of April 12, the city shared on its Facebook page.

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With an increasing number of people hiking, snowshoeing and skiing up Bald Mountain during the ski area’s off hours, Sun Valley Resort and the U.S. Forest Service are reminding uphill travelers that they have to follow specific regulations and routes established to promote safety.

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Exactly one year after Idaho’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the state case count on Saturday, March 13, totaled 175,236. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare counted another 421 confirmed and probable cases since then, raising the total to 175,657. Of those, an estimated 97,844 ha…

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The Bureau of Land Management released long-anticipated recreation plans for about 137,000 acres of public lands in Blaine County last week, outlining a number of projects to expand hiking, biking and camping opportunities in the southern Wood River Valley over the next few years.

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The city of Bellevue, Wood River Land Trust and Friends of the Howard Preserve will partner this month on a renovation project that aims to enhance fish and wildlife habitat on the southern end of Howard Preserve, the Land Trust announced in a press release last week.