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     Nearly 2,000 of you took the survey this spring. We combed through and compiled each vote to verify the tally. Now, the results of our 12th annual Best of the Valley Survey are in—finally—and ready to remind you of what makes Blaine County great. Things may look a little different this year, but what doesn’t?

    From dining to dentistry, groceries to the great outdoors, read on to discover the finest the Wood River Valley has to offer, as voted by the people who know it best. Wondering where to go to get a great burger, beer or plate of Mexican food? Did your doctor, vet or favorite après spot make the medals?  Find out in the following pages—and don’t forget to vote in next year’s survey, which will open in early 2021 at

    Congratulations to all the winners!

To read the stories in this year's Best of the Valley, click the links below. Or, click on the magazine above to enjoy the complete publication.

Pandemic-proof your picnic

Your guide on how to wine & dine safely outside

Local producers deliver the goods

During pandemic, buyers look close to home

Chef Chris Kastner is keeping it ‘Real’

CK’s Real Food sources locally and sustainably

Casino’s Gorby: Always a solid bet for Best Bartender

Matt Gorby claims 11th consecutive gold

Fourth-generation doctor carries tradition of helping others

Julie Lyons voted best physician in the valley

Richard Odom adapts methods, maintains philosophy

Yoga classes are online and outside

How to shop in the age of COVID-19

Best of the Valley winners taking safety measures

A community in ‘Bloom’

The Hunger Coalition voted valley’s Best Nonprofit


Our photographer, Roland Lane, asks locals, "What’s the best part about living in the Wood River Valley?"

The best of summer

From hiking trails to singletrack, there’s something for every speed

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