It’s time to set aside frustration, if only for a few minutes at a time. It’s time to look up and look out at our famous Sun Valley blue skies… Read more

Nothing has changed since the Idaho Fish and Game Commission decided in 2019 to eliminate Blaine County from areas where wolf trapping is allo… Read more

With a cure for the pandemic in sight, Americans have had enough of sitting on the sidelines. It’s time the federal government enlisted Americ… Read more

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As Americans experience the first day of 2021 today, most of us will not engage in the traditional practice of setting resolutions for this new year. Instead, we will substitute hopes for resolutions.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to twice refuse to list the wolverine as an endangered species is a personal insult to the people of the Wood River Valley.

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At the winter solstice, when cold, dark nights are the longest, comes a season of hope. After what seems an eternity of dark and cold, there are reasons for Americans to embrace the sensation.

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People going to the Ketchum post office may risk getting more than holiday packages and Christmas cards.

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The good news about this week’s national flap over how the wife of the president-elect should refer to herself is that there has been an ocean of outrage to counter an op-ed screed published by the Wall Street Journal.

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The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but it looks like its final chapter has begun. That chapter will celebrate the remarkable scientific achievement of development of a vaccine in an astonishingly short time. The vaccine, from Pfizer-BioNTech, was shipped this week just nine months after the p…

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None of this is normal. Normal would be taxpayers getting the results they ask from the representatives they pay to do the jobs they were elected to do. Something else is happening now.

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It sounds like the city of Hailey is working toward increasing the supply of workforce housing. However, no matter how well-intended, its efforts will fail if it relies only on increasing the supply without controlling the price of rentals and other workforce housing.

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Joe Biden can’t officially take over as president of the United States until Jan. 20. Given the damage being done as the current administration both resists a smooth transition and makes damaging last-minute decisions, he should announce some cleanup plans right away.

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More than a month after the election, Idaho’s two senators and two representatives are still part of an undistinguished majority of Republican elected officials so cowed by the rants of the defeated president that they will not do the honorable thing and acknowledge that Democrat Joe Biden i…

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The election is over, but the false narrative created by President Donald Trump’s outgoing administration is still going strong. That narrative will burrow into the American system and fester for decades, infecting voters’ trust in democracy, unless reality can dig it out.

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Here we have Idaho, rife with novel coronavirus, cases climbing, deaths mounting—and public hearings packed with people who assert that the virus doesn’t exist or that being required to stay away from others and wearing masks are assaults on their personal liberty.

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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 or well-deserved. Real towns, real people, a versatile mountain and a down-to-earth feel are what readers said they appreciated.

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Thanksgiving celebrates the bounty available to early European settlers in North America because of the generosity of and lessons learned from the indigenous people who befriended them.

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The list of essential workers to whom Americans are indebted is a long one this Thanksgiving. When the pandemic is over, the everyday people who fought the crisis with everything they had will go down in history as American heroes.

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Joseph R. Biden won the 2020 presidential election. That fact is incontrovertible. So why do millions of Americans doubt the veracity of this result, especially while accepting all the other results on the same ballots?

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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 the world. This week, hope arrived with the news of two highly effective vaccines that could become available in the months ahead.

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When the Twin Falls City Council rejected a mask mandate Monday night, the difference between that city and most cities in Blaine County could not have been starker.

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Appreciating the reality of the American political system will make the next four years way easier than the last four. It begins by understanding why this is not “a deeply divided nation.”

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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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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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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.