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The U.S. Senate is expected to vote early next week on a bill titled the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which would create a new fund to pay for deferred maintenance on public lands and provide automatic annual funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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The Sawtooth Valley Gathering has been postponed slightly, event organizer James Fowler announced on Monday via Facebook and the Gathering's website. The sixth annual festival, initially scheduled for late July, has been pushed back to the second weekend of September.

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Hailey's Local Option Tax will be run through 2050 after citizens voted four-to-one to extend the measure on Tuesday, according to the Blaine County Elections Office. The LOT was scheduled to expire in 2030.

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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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It’s spring in the Wood River Valley—tree buds have begun to swell, and the Big Wood River continues to rise with snowmelt. But as plants break their long winter dormancy, says Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Communications Manager Terry Thompson, black bears are doing the same.

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The Mountain Rides Transportation Authority is hoping to receive grant funding for a new non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service between valley cities and Twin Falls, the organization announced on earlier this month.

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Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday extended Idaho’s statewide self-isolation order through the end of the month—though some businesses previously considered nonessential will be allowed to open if they meet certain criteria.

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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…