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Mountain Rides Transportation Authority is in the process of acquiring 0.75 acres of land in Bellevue’s light-industrial district to expand its existing facility to fit a future fleet of electric buses on the corner of Gannett Road and Clover Street.

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Though Friedman Memorial Airport reported a 98 percent year-over-year decrease in commercial traffic for the month of May, overall operations were down only 4 percent last month due to an uptick in takeoffs and landings by private planes.

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The Idaho Transportation Department is inviting residents to provide input on a proposed project to widen state Highway 75 south of Ketchum between Elkhorn Road and River Street.

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Construction crews got to work repairing sections of state Highway 75 last Friday, June 5. The roadwork seeks to mend damage inflicted by winter freeze-thaw cycles between Hailey and Lake Creek Road north of Ketchum. Here, crews were hard at work repairing damage at the intersection of Elkho…

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Crews will begin repair work this week on a stretch of state Highway 75 between Hailey and Lake Creek Road north of Ketchum, addressing areas damaged during the winter’s freeze-thaw cycles, the Idaho Transportation Department announced on Monday.

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Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey announced via Facebook on Monday that the Transportation Security Administration is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container up to 12 ounces per passenger in carry-on bags until further notice.

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Delta, United and Alaska airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Sun Valley and five major U.S. cities this summer—Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

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Following authorization from the Hailey City Council and Blaine County commissioners last week, Friedman Memorial Airport has officially secured a CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) grant of $11.4 million.

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The Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) will likely receive $18.4 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act Airport Program, it was announced during a regular Friedman Memorial Airport Authority meeting Tuesday.

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Work began this week to replace the Four Mile Bridge along state Highway 75 near Galena Lodge, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

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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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As airports across the country continue to experience steep drop-offs in passenger loads due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey is seeing similar repercussions, airport Manager Chris Pomeroy said.

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The Fly Sun Valley Alliance announced on Friday a number of “significant” reductions and cancellations of flights to and from Sun Valley’s Friedman Memorial Airport for the remainder of March.

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In an effort to reduce person-to-person contact amid the COVID-19 outbreak—and protect drivers from potentially sick passengers—the Mountain Rides Transportation Authority has stopped collecting fares.

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Citing an increase in enplanements, the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority board decided on Tuesday evening to approve a $71,350 work order with Boise-based T-O Engineers, allowing the airport to move ahead on a summer parking lot expansion project.

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Due to widespread air traffic delays across the country, weather and increased flight traffic in and out of Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, passengers dealt with several flight delays, diversions and at least one flight cancellation over the holidays.

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Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey is considering expanding its parking lot in to accommodate the growing number of customers choosing to park and fly. Airport staff will work with the Airport Authority board’s Finance and Lease Committee to review financial projects and determine available…

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     Customers can now know the wait at the Blaine County Department of Motor Vehicles before they go, thanks to real-time online monitoring.

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Mountain Rides Transportation Authority has received $2,500 from the Limelight Foundation to go toward bus-pass scholarships, Executive Director Wally Morgus announced Wednesday.

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     The Ketchum Ranger District has instituted an area closure in the Warm Springs drainage to protect wintering elk and deer. All Sawtooth National Forest lands from the West Fork of Warm Springs east to Ketchum and north of Warm Springs Road, within the Warm Springs drainage, are closed t…

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     With 10 days until Christmas, holiday travelers may already be packing their bags to get in their sleigh and head to their holiday destination. According to AAA, a record 614,000 Idahoans will make a holiday getaway this season.

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Friedman Memorial Airport is the second most valuable in the state, according to a forthcoming report from the Idaho Transportation Department, bringing in some $305 million to the region.

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Following discussion during a meeting Tuesday, the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority board unanimously approved a series of parking lot rate increases. The new rates will help fund improvements and maintenance to the Hailey airport’s three parking lots.

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Company’s coming, and families should stock up on gravy and pumpkin pie. According to AAA’s latest projections, about 55.3 million travelers are expected to roam far from home to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. That’s the most since 2005, and nearly a million and a half more than last year…

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     Trail Creek Road is closed for the winter season beginning today, Nov. 27, from the gates just east of Sun Valley all the way over Trail Creek Summit. The Lost River Highway District in Custer County has also closed its side of the summit beginning today, according to Blaine County’s website.

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Under a new law that takes effect Jan. 1, the Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Motor Vehicles must establish an online insurance verification system for motor vehicle insurance coverage, and vehicle owners who do not have insurance for two consecutive months risk having their re…

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Administrators of Friedman Memorial Airport are proposing raising parking fees at the airport to have funding to complete a variety of deferred maintenance projects that have been on the waiting list for more than 35 years.

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Starting Oct. 1, 2020, Idahoans and all other residents of the United States will be required to have a Star Card or other federally accepted form of ID to board a flight or access a federal building. After that date, a standard issue driver’s license will no longer be accepted as a form of …

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Thanks to funding from the Bellevue Urban Renewal Agency, which provides financing to redevelopment and public improvement programs, residents have some reprieve from the weather in the form of a new bus shelter on Main Street. Associate Planner for Community Development Ashley Dyer, left, a…

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A human-caused brush fire burned 27.7 acres between Picabo Desert Road and East Magic Road along state Highway 75 in southern Blaine County on Thursday, Oct. 10, shutting the highway down for more than an hour.

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     The Idaho Transportation Department will close U.S. Highway 20 between mileposts 164 and 173 near Fairfield on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 and 17, as crews pave the newly constructed Willow Creek and Rock Creek bridges. The closures are expected to begin at 11 a.m. and are anticipat…

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     The Idaho Transportation Department is continue repairs this week on state Highway 75 south of Ketchum, between Weyyakin Drive and River Street at the southern entrance to town. Additional work will take place near Hailey.