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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.

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As the 2020-21 ski season enters the spring skiing phase, Sun Valley Resort has kicked off sales of passes for the 2021-22 winter season, with early-purchase discounts and enhanced benefits.

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There will be no charge for skiing or snowshoeing on the Blaine County Recreation District’s winter trails system on Saturday, Feb. 20. A free shuttle for accessing trail locations north of Ketchum is available through Feb. 28.

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…