Over 1,500 of you took the survey this spring. We combed through and compiled each vote to verify the tally. Now, the results of our 13th annual Best of the Valley Survey are in—finally—and ready to remind you of what makes Blaine County great.

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 2022 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.

Unsung Heroes

From Albertsons to the Apothecary, meet the valley’s best frontline workers

Valley brewers keep it local— and sometimes go global

Beer brewers continue valley tradition started in 1800s

At Melissa Graves Brown Fine Art, a door is always open

Best Local Artist shares the healing power of art with all ages

To your health!

Local stores provide healthy food

Reinventing the meal

Top caterers Callie and Maeme Rasberry focus on cooking, eating sustainably

‘The game’s back on’

Sorely missed one year, back the next: Beloved events plan returns

Not just watching movies, but experiencing them

Local cinemas pull through COVID storm

It’s getting ‘crazy’ out here

Catching up with Karl Fostvedt, the valley’s Best Athlete

Back to work with the valley’s best


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

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