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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 … Read more

The weekend death of a Hailey resident on Bald Mountain will be ruled an accident after an autopsy found that Gregory Plowman died of asphyxiation following a likely snow immersion Friday morning, Twin Falls County Coroner Gene Turley confirmed on Monday.

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A plan to develop housing on part of the 78-acre Warm Springs Ranch in Ketchum—and to protect a vast swath of the property as a park—has been submitted to the city and is beginning on its path through the approval process.

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A split Hailey City Council moved closer to building a campground out Croy Canyon on Monday night, with Mayor Martha Burke casting the tie-breaking vote needed for her to submit a grant application to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation seeking $731,340 to help fund the 33-site proposal.

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On Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a backcountry avalanche warning after Tuesday’s Pacific storm system added between 7 and 12 inches of snowfall in the Sawtooths and western Smoky Mountains. Though the warning expired Thursday morning, it proved prescient: The Sawtooth Avalan…

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The Hailey City Council on Monday approved Mayor Martha Burke’s signature on a $500,000 grant application to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for what could become the city’s first established campground.

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Following two weekend slides, the Sawtooth Avalanche Center and National Weather Service on Monday issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the Wood River Valley and Stanley, in effect until Wednesday morning.

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Unexpected Christmas-weekend snow is contributing to "considerable" avalanche risk in the backcountry around the Wood River and Sawtooth valleys, the Sawtooth Avalanche Center reported Sunday morning. 

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Guests occupied 29 percent fewer hotel rooms in the Sun Valley destination last month compared to November 2019, according to data from travel organization Visit Sun Valley, while the average daily room rate those guests paid in November rose nearly 20 percent.

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Stanley photographer Gary Gadwa captured this ermine peeping out of the snow last week in the Sawtooth Valley’s Fourth of July Creek drainage. Also known as “stoats,” ermines sport sandy brown fur in the summer and adopt all-white coats in the winter as a camouflage aid. These predatory weas…

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Four inches of fresh snow overnight Wednesday was enough for Sun Valley to open the bowls on Baldy Thursday morning. The resort dropped the ropes on Lookout, Mayday, Lefty and Kaitlin’s Bowls—all black diamonds—as well as Sigi’s Bowl, a blue, and Broadway Face, the easiest of the top. In all…

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,582 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the total since March to 119,610. Of those, officials continue to monitor an estimated 72,648 active cases.

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Sun Valley Resort officials previewed the public launch of the resort’s new Broadway chairlift on Bald Mountain on Thursday morning, with a small-scale ribbon-cutting at the lift’s base in the ski area’s Cold Springs canyon.

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Rotarun—the “little mountain with a big heart” near Hailey—is primed for the coming winter and will open to the public for its 80th season on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m.

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Ketchum’s Director of Recreation John Kearney was hard at work Tuesday morning building up a layer of ice to form a rink in Atkinson Park. Five city employees plus some volunteers helped out on what was at that point the fifth day of spraying. After running the Zamboni across the foot-thick …

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 2,298 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 today, registering a new record single-day increase for the second day in a row. Today's surge brings the total to 116,203, of which health officials continue to monitor an estimated 70,289…

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Skiers and snowboarders will be able to ride a new chairlift and get a glimpse of new terrain on Saturday, when Sun Valley Resort begins the first phase of opening a long-awaited expansion in the Cold Springs area of Bald Mountain.