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When the second phase of Gov. Brad Little’s plan to reopen Idaho businesses went into effect Saturday, allowing restaurants and gyms to open their doors to the public, so did another development: a relaxing of social distancing guidelines for out-of-state visitors.

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission turned down a petition Thursday aiming to alert trail users to active wolf-hunting zones and require trappers to place signs at trailheads and campgrounds within 25 feet of traps and snares.

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Of the 28 public comments received by the Idaho Department of Lands on a lease application by AT&T to build a 195-foot-tall communication tower on a site near Redfish Lake, 25 oppose the project, according to the department’s response to a public records request filed by the Idaho Conser…

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The final version of the Big Wood River Atlas was presented to the Blaine County commissioners last week, wrapping up years of research, discussion and design.

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Low winter snowfall, a dry spring and predicted warm and dry weather are shaping up to put the Wood River Valley into a drought this summer.

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Three conservation groups are asking a federal court to stop Wildlife Services from killing coyotes in Idaho until the agency analyzes the environmental impacts of that activity on local areas, especially in the south-central part of the state.

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Celebrations will look a bit different this year for the roughly 3.7 million high schoolers the U.S. Department of Education expects to graduate in 2020—nine seniors at Camas County High School included. They swapped a traditional commencement for a parade through Fairfield on Saturday, May …

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Within the next two weeks, 400 Blaine County residents will have a vial of blood collected that will play a key role in better understanding the COVID-19 virus, its DNA structure and—most importantly—what antibodies might mean for immunity and the creation of a new vaccine.

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The Trump administration an-nounced Sunday that the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program, launched April 27, had distributed 2.2 million loans totaling $175.7 billion. According to CNN, the average loan amount was $79,000, indicating that smaller businesses are being better accomm…

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    Carey Mayor Randy Patterson said he’s eager for an end to stay-at-home isolation orders today and has no plans to enforce additional recommendations from the state or county to restrict business operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Under a newly issued regulation, Idaho residents will now need to recreate in groups of 10 or fewer while on national forest system lands, the U.S. Forest Service’s Intermountain Region announced Wednesday.

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The co-owner of a Twin Falls furniture store says a Facebook post that went viral last week claiming the retailer had banned Blaine County shoppers due to COVID-19—and, subsequently, spurring hundreds of angry comments and phone calls—was “a big misunderstanding.”

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Following a recent strong earthquake in the mountains northwest of Stanley, the Idaho Conservation League is asking federal and state land-management agencies to reassess the potential for collapse of a 676-foot-tall tailings pond dam at the Thompson Creek Mine, which is just north of the Sa…

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Already on edge due to a deadly viral pandemic, Wood River Valley residents were further rattled Tuesday night by the second largest earthquake ever recorded in Idaho.

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Already on edge due to a deadly viral pandemic, Wood River Valley residents were further rattled Tuesday night by the second largest earthquake ever recorded in Idaho.

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By a 24-11 vote, the Idaho Senate passed a bill Monday that would bar transgender girls and women from competing as females in high school and collegiate sports, following the bill’s passage through the House of Representatives last month.

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Joe Biden—the winner of Idaho’s Democratic presidential primary—took home more votes than Sen. Bernie Sanders in every District 26 county but Camas, election results show.

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An agreement forged Wednesday between six conservation groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, which kills animals preying on livestock or damaging farm fields, restricts the federal agency’s wolf-killing activities in Idaho.

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The local hospitality industry is waiting to feel the brunt of COVID-19 coronavirus, which hoteliers expect to intensify in coming weeks as major metropolitan areas around the world face increasing travel restrictions.

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Xiomara Zontelli of Hailey holds a sign encouraging people to go to the polls on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, voting day in Idaho’s presidential primary elections. Democrats, Republicans, and Constitution Party members all cast their votes for party nominees Tuesday. Zontelli said she’s supporti…

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     Idaho’s South Central Public Health District has opened an informational hotline for those with concerns about the novel coronavirus, the district announced Friday.

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     The South Central Public Health District has opened nominations for the 2020 Health Heroes, for members or an organization in the community going the extra mile to keep residents healthy.

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Though no coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have yet been announced in Idaho, school and health systems across Blaine County are preparing for a potential community-level outbreak amid a worldwide pandemic that has so far resulted in over 3,250 deaths.

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As generally expected, the three federal agencies that operate the Columbia River System have once again rejected breaching the four lower Snake River dams to benefit migrating salmon and steelhead, preferring instead to continue a program of increased spill over the dams that began last spring.

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     Idahoans might want to get to bed an hour earlier on Saturday night, or risk losing an hour of sleep. Clocks “spring forward” at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, for the start of daylight saving time.

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The number of children and teenagers arrested in Blaine County has been cut in half over the past two years, data from the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections show.