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The “super worm equinox moon” shines over the Wood River Valley on Tuesday night, before it became completely full on Wednesday, coinciding with the vernal equinox that brought the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. A supermoon is a full moon that reaches its perigee—its closest…

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Feline acne is the obstruction of hair follicles on the chin. The underlying cause and reason the problems develop are unknown. Underlying hormonal abnormalities are always suspected, but difficult to prove.

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Elementary-schoolers at the Sun Valley Community School have a voracious appetite for books—and over the winter, they put it towards feeding local families. From Feb. 22 through March 8, K-5 students read a total of 74,376 minutes—nearly 1,240 hours—generating more than $13,000 in donations …

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Documentarian Fisher Stevens, left, attended the National Geographic WILD salon Saturday at the Warfield Distillery and Brewery in Ketchum as part of the Sun Valley Film Festival. During the salon, the filmmaker discussed activism, environmentalism and how to use cinema as a tool for change.…

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Bali Szabo tends a guerrilla garden in summer at the Summit Apartments in Hailey on a plot of vacant city land that he reclaimed from a rubbish heap. He calls the flower and vegetable garden the Habitat for Nonhumanity.

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Rat poisons were pharmaceutically invented years ago, by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, called WARF, and the drug it produced was called warfarin. This drug killed rats and mice around silos and barns in Wisconsin and all the Midwest and U.S. Its common pharmaceutical name in huma…

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Board members and staff of the Wood River Valley division of the National Alliance for Mental Illness pose with artistic birdhouses at an exhibit titled “Journey to Wellness,” which the organization hosted on Monday at the Ketchum Innovation Center. The exhibit centered on the theme of “bird…

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The “Star-Spangled Banner” started off a sunny day for the Special Olympics at Dollar Mountain on Saturday. In front, Cameron Hoskins of Bellevue honors the nation, and he would later carry the torch for his team to open the games. The athletes competed in snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and snow…

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Time for Three performs to a sold-out crowd at the Argyros Performing Arts Center on Saturday. The group describes themselves as a “classically disciplined garage band,” playing a unique blend of classical, country western and jazz. Their show, attended by 380 people, was the most-attended e…

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Bulldozer driver Bruce McStay works to grade a giant pile of snow at a primary snow-storage site near the River Run base of Bald Mountain, south of Ketchum. Dump trucks filled throughout the area bring snow to the site, where it is stored until it melts in the spring and summer. After heavy …

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With all this snow, it’s hard to believe spring break is around the corner. Many of us are planning a warm and sunny vacation, yet are we making plans to stay healthy? It’s incredibly common to get sick while on vacation! During preparations and travels, we sacrifice our immune systems, whic…

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Many older large-breed dogs breathe and pant as if something is caught in their throat. This is a disease called laryngeal paralysis. It is an inadequate opening of the larynx, or opening to the windpipe. This is due to weakness or paralysis of the vocal folds in the larynx. The disease vari…

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Heavy snows in February brought many wild animals lower into the Wood River Valley, where they are being spotted in their quest for food and refuge.

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Though the actual event spans only five days, preparation for the Sun Valley Film Festival is almost continuous. For months leading up to the March kickoff, the festival accepts submissions of feature films, documentaries, shorts and screenplays.

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Heavy snows in February brought many wild animals lower into the Wood River Valley, where they are being spotted in their quest for food and refuge.

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Though the actual event spans only five days, preparation for the Sun Valley Film Festival is almost continuous. For months leading up to the March kickoff, the festival accepts submissions of feature films, documentaries, shorts and screenplays.

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When the films have stopped rolling, the party starts bumping in celebration of the annual Sun Valley Film Festival. Four parties over three days will punctuate each evening of the festival, to take place this year from March 13-17, with parties happening Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights…

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The Family of Woman Film Festival, which concluded Sunday, hosted a myriad of speakers and storytellers to discuss the strides being made by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which advocates for girls’ and women’s health, rights and well-being. The film festival supports Friends of…

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Five young wildlife activists held a march in Hailey on Saturday to protest the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s proposed changes to wolf-trapping rules. The department proposes to initiate a trapping season on private land in 11 big-game units in the Magic Valley Region, including those …

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Students from Hailey’s Wood River High School who earned academic distinction (3.5 GPA or higher) at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., for the 2018 fall semester were Hailey residents Cade Schott, Kenya Schott and Leonardo Corrales, and Ketchum resident Luis Ruiz.Hennessey Star, of Hail…

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    Welcome to the eighth year of the Sun Valley Film Festival. Your unforgettable weekend starts here, with these tips to get the most of the festival.

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Snowstorms during the past week brought hoots and hollers from skiers and riders on Baldy, and groans from those who just have to clear more snow. The Ketchum Ranger Station recorded 26 inches of new snow between Saturday, Feb. 23, and Thursday, Feb. 28. The snowpack there peaked at 60 inche…

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Being busy is overrated. Society expects that we need to be busy, and always on the go. Well, some days you just need a nap, and it doesn’t mean that you are lazy or have a lack of ambition. It’s a very important aspect of many cultures, yet in the U.S., it’s a badge of honor. As a result, w…

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Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus (MRSA) infections are a growing problem in humans and animals. Methicillin is an antibiotic formerly used to treat staph infections, and strains resistant to that antibiotic are commonly resistant to most other antibiotics. A major concern with these infe…

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Cellist Amos Yang, assistant principal for the San Francisco Symphony, performs a piece by Bach during the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Winter Festival at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum on Saturday night. The theater was set up to be an intimate space for the audience and musi…

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The idea started over shrimp and grits. Amber Leyba-Castle and Christina Cernansky were cooking dinner together when Leyba-Castle thought of a support and advocacy group for her fellow classmates. The Bluebird Teen Support Group & Club soon evolved from an idea to an action.

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Valley resident Jennings Fraser, 7, has been skiing since about as long as she’s been able to walk on her own two feet. She’s been on skis, holding on to a rope tied to a horse, racing through skijoring courses since she was 3.

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Degenerative myelopathy is a spinal-cord condition that results in progressive hind-leg weakness and incoordination. The spinal cord is composed of nerve cells and fibers called axons. Nerve impulses are transmitted along the axons of the spinal cord from the brain to the limbs, and vice ver…

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Now that Major League Baseball spring training has started, what excites you the most?

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Over the weekend, 36 teams competed in the annual Wood River Extreme Skijoring competition south of Bellevue. Dozens of spectators stood on snowbanks piled high along a track encircled with orange plastic fencing, while inside the track, skiers were being pulled by rider-guided horses. Above…