Retired stone mason David Brod recently returned from a five-week stay with his son in Berkeley, Calif. He spent time with his in-laws and vis… Read more

Parvo is a very contagious virus and primarily a gastrointestinal disease. The disease can be prevented by vaccination. Parvovirus is highly c… Read more

A maggot infestation on dogs, or myiasis, is a parasitic disease that affects thousands of dogs each year. Myiasis happens as flies deposit th… Read more

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Too much sitting is hard on our bodies and can add to the prevalence of low back pain. Thirty-three bones make up the spinal column with three gentle curves from top to bottom. For many with low back pain, the cumulative effects of constant or repeated small stresses over time, like sitting,…

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Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most common infectious diseases in cats. It affects about 2-3% of cats in the United States. Unfortunately, it is very easily spread from cat to cat. Kittens born to mothers infected with the virus may get it from their mothers by nursing, or even b…

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Thanks to a team of biologists from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, this cow moose and her young calf—born in a suburban Hailey backyard—were relocated to a streamside meadow near Silver Creek Preserve on Saturday, July 3.

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Have you run into these little guys on the bike path recently? It’s that time of year again, when the sheep are making their way north for the summer grazing season. One of the deepest roots of Blaine County and Idaho history is sheep ranching. It’s said that John Hailey was the first to bri…

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne disease. It is found most commonly in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. It is caused by a bacterium called R. rickettsii, which lives in the tick. It is transmitted through the saliva of the ti…

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From the Days of the Old West Rodeo, to the annual Fourth of July parade, to the antique shows and the fireworks that capped off the night, Hailey’s hallmark Independence Day celebration lit up last weekend—and drew thousands to the county seat. Express photographer Roland Lane was among the…

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Around 70 friends, family members and colleagues showed up to the Sun Valley Wine Company in Ketchum last Wednesday to give Blaine County School District Superintendent Fritz Peters a proper sendoff into retirement. Peter—pictured here with Maria Simms, his wife of 30 years—has been an assis…

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A prankster refashioned a sign on state Highway 75 south of Ketchum last weekend to read, “Welcome to Eastern California,” apparently referring to an influx of Californians to Idaho and the Wood River Valley. News outlets in Boise have reported on high numbers of Californians flocking to the…

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During Ernest Hemingway’s first visits to Sun Valley, he poured himself into the task of writing For Whom the Bell Tolls well. In 1939, local Sun Valley hunting guide Lloyd Arnold recalled, “The following dawn the work on (For Whom the Bell Tolls) continued as scheduled and it went better in…

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When hiking with your dog in the summer, beware of stagnant water. It can house blue-green algae, which is made up of cyanobacteria that, if ingested, can cause serious illness or even death in your dog.

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Named one of the top Fourth of July events in the country by the Los Angeles Times, Hailey’s Days of the Old West celebration is sure to offer locals and tourists alike some memorable, old-fashioned fun this year.

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Most Americans have heard of Ernest Hemingway. And, even now, 60 years after his death, many can say they have read one of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s short stories, novellas or novels. They may have heard of “For Whom the Bell Tolls”—the acclaimed novel about finding love in the ruin a…

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Lost River Outfitters’ owner Scott Schnebly and fly-fishing guide manager Susanne Connor—longtime partners in life and business—were voted the valley’s top two local fishing guides in the 2021 Best of the Valley Contest.

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Well-known and beloved photographer Jack Williams passed away May 12, 2021. Since the 1970s, he was active in ski photography and videography. Williams, who was a father and grandfather, brought joy to generations of kids as a very convincing Santa Claus during the holidays. Friend and fello…