Sun Valley’s ranking as the number one ski resort in the nation by SKI Magazine readers has been a long time coming. Yet, it’s no less sweet o… Read more

The list of essential workers to whom Americans are indebted is a long one this Thanksgiving. When the pandemic is over, the everyday people w… Read more

Gloom, doom, sleep, repeat. This has been the drumbeat of life within the U.S., which has more COVID-19 coronavirus cases than any nation in t… Read more

When the Twin Falls City Council rejected a mask mandate Monday night, the difference between that city and most cities in Blaine County could… Read more

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Monday morning quarterbacking is a great pastime for football pundits and sidewalk supervisors. It’s a stunningly bad idea in the middle of a pandemic.

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There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has been a divisive issue prompting political, ideological and medical debates. No matter our views and beliefs, though, one thing that we should all agree on is that our hospitals, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, laboratory scientists…

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I did not plan on getting pulled over on my way home from Sun Valley. I was in Sun Valley to present a panel discussion around diversity in outdoor spaces. The deputy found me allegedly going 34 mph in a 25 mph zone.

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Like the song says, “… till it’s gone.” Now that the 2020 election is over, it’s time to refocus on our beautiful Wood River Valley. Forty years ago, my senior partner told me he used to take a 17-foot Smoker Craft over to Mercer Island in the ’50s to deer hunt. At that time, the best duck h…

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little has steadfastly refused to impose a statewide mask order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Now the number of cases in the state are at record levels and climbing. Hospitals are sending up SOS signals and announcing that they soon will be overwhelmed.

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For over 26 years, the Wood River Land Trust has worked to protect, restore and enhance the treasured open spaces of our valley. That effort has never been more pressing than it is today. Because of the unprecedented growth caused by our new “Zoom Town” economy, the remaining open spaces are…

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The Wood River Land Trust usually does good things, preserving natural spaces for beauty and human enjoyment. But it has gone “around the bend” with the Hulen Meadows pond, which it misleadingly calls the “Sun Peak Preserve.” (Sun Peak is 1 mile to the south.) This was evident at the Oct. 21…

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National changes that should be made too often happen slowly, if at all. Google founder Eric Schmidt noted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that dire circumstances can bring “10 years of change instantly.”

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The Idaho Department of Lands has decided to desecrate the views near Redfish Lake in exchange for $30,000 a year.

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Idahoans want to get back to normal. Our loved ones, our businesses, and our way of life have suffered, and we’re all ready to move on. Most importantly, we want our kids back in school where they can best learn, grow and thrive.

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The night of the goblins and witches will soon be upon us. In ancient times, people believed evil spirits could be expelled with a sneeze. The demon could then enter the nostrils of someone nearby, wreaking havoc on the possessed. Saying “bless you” likely originated from this belief; refere…

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Many voters made up their minds and cast ballots early this year, but time remains for the rest to decide on candidates. These are the newspapers’ recommendations on federal, state and local candidates for election-day consideration.

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Michelle Stennett has always served our community and our constitution with a fair and even hand, an ideal that speaks loud and clear to the majority of Idahoans. She stands up for each and every first responder in our state; for firefighters, law enforcement and EMS providers. Her competito…

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Eric Parker, state Senate candidate in District 26, claims to be a “constitutionalist,” and to be in favor of responsible government. Based on his behavior at the Bundy Ranch in 2014, I find those claims curious, so let’s look at them under a microscope.

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I have had the distinct pleasure of serving on the Blaine County Board of County Commissioners with Jacob Greenberg for eight years and know him well as a decision-maker. Commissioner Greenberg is a true leader for Blaine County. He is intelligent, hard-working and compassionate and he under…

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As a taxpayer, I am fed up with Blaine County’s cavalier attitude toward public expenditures. Present leadership shows little regard for the financial carnage caused by COVID-19 and the Great Recession.

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Today I finished filling out my first ballot after turning 18 earlier this year. I registered and requested it online and it was so easy.

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As firefighters and paramedics, we’ve seen firsthand the integrity, excellence and culture of service that Commissioner Greenberg has brought to our county. For years we’ve all benefited from his broad visions for our community as well as his fair and unfaltering guidance in all matters affe…