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As the Russia-Ukraine war continues to drive crude oil prices higher, gas prices in the Wood River Valley and much of the country have ticked up between $0.42 and $0.50 per gallon in the span of a week, causing major sticker shock at the pump.

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Representatives from the Idaho Transportation Department on Thursday announced the department’s plans to rehabilitate the roadway on state Highway 75 near Golden Eagle subdivision and construct accessible curb ramps in Hailey next week, with a more extensive highway repaving project and rest…

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After taking ownership of Sun Valley Road from the state last year—starting from Main Street in Ketchum and extending to a point near Boundary Campground in Sun Valley—the two north-valley cities are moving forward on cooperative plans to reconstruct the road.

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Bellevue’s streets are in bad repair and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. That’s the takeaway from an annual street and road report delivered to the City Council on Monday by Street Department Supervisor Jason Calhoun.

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The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority Board marked the airport's first concrete steps toward a long-sought remote air traffic control tower solution last Tuesday by approving the partnership of Raytheon Technologies and Frequentis as a main vendor.

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The city of Hailey will hold a public workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to gather feedback on design options for the planned Croy-to-Quigley shared-use bike and pedestrian path south of Curtis Park.

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Snow removal crews have been working on overdrive lately due to heavy snowfall and increased tourism that comes with the holidays, with city officials saying that Ketchum is on pace to smash last year’s numbers for snow removal.

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The Idaho Transportation Department reopened U.S. Route 93 between Carey and Arco Tuesday after it closed the road Sunday afternoon due to reduced visibility and drifting snow.

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The nonprofit travel organization AAA has estimated that 109 million Americans—more than 33% of the population—will travel for the Christmas and New Year holidays, up 34% from 2020. That number would bring travel to nearly 93% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

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The Mountain Rides Transportation Authority saw passenger loads approach pre-pandemic levels during the months of October and November—and that trend is continuing as the valley heads into peak tourism season, MRTA Executive Director Wally Morgus reported to the Hailey City Council on Monday.

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Alaska, Delta and United airlines will maintain connections between Sun Valley and six major U.S. cities this ski season, with nonstop winter service between Friedman Memorial Airport and Salt Lake City, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago.

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AAA-Idaho is asking drivers to help emergency workers at the roadside stay safe by slowing down when they approach a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights and, if possible, by moving over one lane to give workers enough space to safely do their job.