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Starting June 22, the Sawtooth National Recreational Area will hold its fourth annual Adventure Quest day camp for kids ages 9-13 in partnership with the University of Idaho Blaine County 4-H.

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Movie theaters were given the green light to open last Saturday, two weeks ahead of the governor’s original plan for reopening Idaho businesses. But theaters in the Wood River Valley aren’t open just yet.

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Seeking freedom from isolation, residents and nonresidents alike have embraced hunting in the Wood River Valley, reports from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and local retailers indicate.

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Mountain men were known for settling the frontier, but these days women play an important role in guiding us on the slopes, in the woods and along the rivers in Idaho’s backcountry. Earlier this year, the Mountain Express spoke with a few who have turned their sense of adventure, hospitality…

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The new realities of social distancing have caused the nonprofit Higher Ground recreation and habilitation organization to go online with group activities to stay in touch and explore alternate forms of fundraising to serve a total of 736 people in Blaine County, New York and Los Angeles.

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After weeks of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many gyms and fitness facilities will open back up on Monday. But safety protocols implemented to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission under stage two of the state’s reopening guidelines will change the experience—and likely restrict…

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The Wood River Trails Coalition isn’t seeking a federal CARES Act loan this summer as many nonprofits are, but it will be looking for donors and volunteers to keep hiking and biking trails in good shape.

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Spawning rainbow trout were very evident in the Big Wood River near a diversion dam in Bellevue on Wednesday. River fishing closed April 1, allowing spawning activity to occur. Fishing will reopen May 23 for Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer.

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The Blaine County Recreation District will move forward with its summer camps by incorporating social distancing protocols and other precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  

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The Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis national forests have developed a plan for bringing seasonal employees on board with a high priority of not impacting local communities regarding COVID-19. 

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The Wood River Land Trust opened a new short hiking trail in the Simons-Bauer Preserve west of Hailey at the mouth of Croy Canyon. The new access to open space is adjacent to the Hailey Greenway just beyond the Draper Preserve on Croy Canyon Road.

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Amid a pandemic, Idaho also experienced its most forceful earthquake in more than 36 years, the state’s second strongest earthquake ever recorded. Though the Custer County Sheriff’s Office reported no damage in Stanley, the town closest to the epicenter, the viewshed of the Sawtooth Mountain…

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Warmer temperatures this week have allowed a number of single-track trails to be opened in Croy Canyon west of Hailey. Several dirt roads in the area are also open for hiking and biking.

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The Sawtooth Mountain Range of Idaho is perhaps best known for its sharp tooth-like peaks. Many of the peaks possess imaginative and descriptive names, such as The Rotten Monolith, Elephant’s Perch, The Coffin, The Finger of Fate, The Birthday Cake, Warbonnet, The Raker, and The Arrowhead.

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    With Sun Valley’s early closure, some Blaine County residents have turned to backcountry skiing and recreation to enjoy the last bits of the 2019-20 season. While the conditions fluctuate on a daily basis, the Sawtooth Avalanche Center says it will continue to issue daily avalanche forec…

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     The Bringing Us Closer community skate day, scheduled for Sunday, March 15, at the Campion Ice House in Hailey, has been indefinitely postponed.

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Anew Cold Springs chairlift is scheduled to be built this summer and be ready to run by the start of next ski season, opening up an additional 4,200 linear feet of novice terrain on Lower Broadway run as well as advanced terrain in Turkey Bowl and in two chutes dropping into the Cold Springs gully.