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Sun Valley Resort has closed both its outdoor and indoor ice rinks in Sun Valley Village to allow for the replacement of the aging mechanical cooling system that makes and maintains the ice on the two surfaces.

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Registration is now open for the 44th annual Baldy Hill Climb, slated for Saturday, Sept. 24. Runners and hikers have ascended Baldy’s north side in support of Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation programs for the last 43 years.

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Lightning ignited a 40-acre wildfire in the Salmon River Canyon the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 19, threatening nearby trails northeast of Stanley, the Sawtooth National Forest reported Saturday.

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Two people survived a plane crash in Stanley Friday night, according to a preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been anecdotal reports of higher-than-normal trail use in and around the Wood River Valley. Two years ago, the nonprofit Wood River Trails Coalition mounted an effort to monitor that use—a project that now utilizes 16 electronic counters o…

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The Blaine County commissioners approved an adjustment to the 2022 Waterways program budget at their regular meeting on Tuesday to cover an additional $29,442.02 for “unanticipated expenses” for the West Magic Reservoir boat dock that was granted by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

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David R. Kimpton grew up in Idaho and studied natural resource management. After 21 months in the U.S. Army as a helicopter crew chief, he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service, transferring to the Stanley Ranger District in August 1971 during the earliest days of the Sawtooth National Re…

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The Idaho Trails Association, a nonprofit organization focused on protecting Idaho’s vast trail system, is partnering with the Wood River Trails Coalition in seeking volunteers ages 14-18 to assist in weekend trail maintenance projects at the North Fork Hyndman Creek Trail from Aug. 13-14.

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Sun Valley Co. has appointed a new director of mountain operations for Sun Valley Resort, with the resort’s longtime head of mountain operations slated to take on a new role of planning ski-area capital projects.

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The Blaine County School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to allow the extension of the Toe of the Hill trail through an easement near Wood River High School.

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Work began this week on Bald Mountain to remove dead trees, plant new ones and free up ski terrain. The effort is part of a five- to seven-year collaboration between Sun Valley Company, the National Forest Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

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Visitors to the Wood River Valley and Sawtooth Valley to the north are often stunned by the natural scenery visible from the highway. But once you get out of the automobile and into the woods and mountains, it’s the carefully maintained trail systems that make enjoying the backcountry possible.