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After many years of being closely involved with the Blaine County School District—as parents, teachers, taxpayers and advocates—we have confidence in our current board leadership and feel hopeful about the future of our schools.

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As a longtime resident of this legislative district, I want to highlight the nonpartisan leadership of our current District 26 legislators, Representative Sally Toone, Representative Muffy Davis, and Senator Michelle Stennett, in response to the partisan salvos launched at the Fairfield Town…

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If you are going to open your business, open it with gusto. Don’t make excuses. Commit to opening with the necessary staff, kitchen help and menu. We are understanding of the challenges you have, but we want service delivered timely. Drinks cold and menu available, otherwise, my dollars go t…

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he last Hailey Urban Renewal Agency meeting about the Woodside Industrial Park “looking like a pig’s breakfast” and “would be nice to have sidewalks” shows her lack of understanding about the needs of light industrial business. Her comments are overly harsh—it is an industrial park, not a ga…

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When Flying Heart was subdivided, the public’s right to access the Big Wood River was preserved in the final development documents between the county and the developer. For 40 years, the public has been parking on Aspen Lakes Drive to use the Flying Heart easements for fishing, kayaking and …

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Who are we really, those us who reside full time in the Wood River Valley? We are not one-dimensional. We’re not all rich, and we’re not all struggling. But without one very important thing, none of us would be here at all, no matter who we are. That one element is water.

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I am so happy to be able to commend Cathy Reinheimer for trying to keep live events happening with her Field Daze of Summer during COVID shutdowns. With so many starved for live entertainment, she has creatively and safely put together a schedule of outdoor entertainments at her Reinheimer R…

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 48 percent of nursing home residents are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and among older adults in assisted living and other residential facilities, 42 percent have Alzheimer’s or related dementias. That is nearly half of all residents in…

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The resignation of Kelly Green should be the final nail in the coffin of Keith Roark’s incompetence. Mr. Roark’s inept handling of numerous issues over the past year such as the bungling of the Dual Immersion issues at Hemingway, altering the School District calendar despite a majority of pa…

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Last week, I came back for a visit in beautiful Sun Valley, my former home of 27 years. I picked up a copy of the Mountain Express just like old times, and began to thumb through it. It turned out to be a sad experience. Little, it seems, has improved for wild animals in this valley.

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A round of applause is in order for Derek Dean, Alasdair Neale and the entire Sun Valley Music Festival board. They have raised the bar this year by presenting a unique, virtual concert season available to everyone in the United States.

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I am saddened by the death of the bear on East Fork recently. It seems the bear could have been relocated. We have a sparsely populated state. Are we being good stewards of the planet? Seems like there is a solution to live harmoniously. Was the bear in someone’s backyard, or are we living i…

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It is a fundamental responsibility of the president to defend free and fair elections in this country. It really doesn’t get any more basic than that. The president boasts of being able to get things done better and faster than anyone else, and yet, three months out from the election he is p…

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The Wood River Climate Action Coalition will soon be asking all the Blaine County governments to commit to providing 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 to the entire Wood River Valley! This is a bold and achievable goal that can be supported by all our citizens, businesses and organizations.

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In the midst of all the gloom and doom, what a joy, what a glorious and uplifting gift, to have our summer symphony restored to us by the imagination and planning of our conductor, combined with the nation’s splendid musicians and the technical wonders of our modern world!

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Gov. Little has made the right decisions relative to the pandemic. I see three reasons for this: First, his decisions are science-based and data-driven; second, he cares about the people of Idaho and is doing what’s best for them; and third, he has summoned the courage to make painful decisi…

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I fully support every individual’s choice to wear a mask as a potential preventive measure against the transmission of COVID-19. However, I do not support recent mask mandates implemented by cities in the Wood River Valley. Contrary to popular belief, there is no direct scientific evidence t…

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Assuming America is even capable of having a collective mind, have we lost ours?  We, as in the American public, are being hard-peddled with the idea that American needs to be “Great Again.”  Why? Not why are we being force-fed “Great Again” flavored Kool-Aid—we already know the obvious answ…

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After 34 years of proudly serving this community as a law enforcement officer, I have decided to retire and pursue other endeavors and to fully appreciate the lifestyle my wife and I moved here for almost 40 years ago.  

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and inconvenient process. And yet, local government endorses a policy of chip sealing roads in the belief that it is more economically efficient than actually paving the roads. However, studies such as “Economics of Upgrading an Aggregate Road” conducted by the Iowa State University departme…

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There are many reasons to want to resume schooling. But reopening may produce grave results. We are in a pandemic and schools are notorious disease incubators. The future is difficult to foresee and COVID-19 is only beginning to reveal its consequences. In the present, we are recording the c…

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The Board of the Ketchum Arts Festival would like to thank Mayor Hendricks of Sun Valley. He was instrumental in allowing our event to go on, while ensuring the public’s safety.

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As much as we all want it to be true, the coronavirus isn’t about to go away soon. As I write this, Idaho is peaking with more than 500 new reported cases per day. Nationally, we are experiencing the highest reported cases (68,000 new cases on July 11 alone) with more than 3.8 million infect…

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The Hot Dog Hill proposal, slated to cover one-half block along Main between Fourth and Fifth Streets may, or may not, meet the ordinance requirements for such a structure. But I have found it amusing that some of the critics claim that the building will not fit with the character of town. T…