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Southbound sheep made it through Ketchum during Sunday’s Big Sheep Parade—but they couldn’t get out of Idaho without a sneak-preview of winter… Read more

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The first nip of fall is in the air, which means sheep—and sheepdogs—are heading southbound like this flock (and its security detail) spotted … Read more

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Rev. Kathleen Bean, associate rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, blesses Olivia at Festival Meadows in Sun Valley on Sunday, Oct. 3. A sma… Read more

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Peru holds a deep history of sheepherding. That’s why Trailing of the Sheep Executive Director Laura Musbach Drake asked the Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance to return to the festival and perform a special Peruvian Ballet Folklorica for the festival’s 25th anniversary. 

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Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw and Ketchum Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin cut the ribbon—or, rather, decouple the hose—to christen the city’s new fire station on Monday, Oct. 4.

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For Geoff Felsenthal, the culinary director at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute, cooking and education go hand in hand. That philosophy makes him an idea fit for his newest role: instructor of the Institute’s inaugural professional culinary arts program. 

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Wood River High School’s boys soccer program celebrated its seniors on Wednesday night at Phil Homer Field in Hailey, with individual players offered the chance to thank parents, teachers and coaches for their support. Here, midfielder Heron Barriga Jr., left, thanks parents Alma Gomez and H…

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Wood River Valley real estate agents tee it up Friday during the Sun Valley Realtors Give Foundation’s sixth annual Golf to Give charity tournament at Sun Valley Resort.  Sixty golfers—including agents, sponsors and their friends—played the Trail Creek golf course with the goal of raising $1…

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Fall is in the air as leaves are changing colors, and the nights are getting colder, which means it’s time for the final camping trips of the year. Be it a hunting camp for deer or birds, or pleasure camping before the snow arrives in the mountains, pack your camper or tent and follow in the…

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Essential oils are volatile organic compounds of plants that contribute to fragrances. They are extracted from plants by cold pressing and sometimes distillation. These oils can be utilized in so many ways. They are used in insecticides, personal care products, flavorings, aromatherapies and…

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Wood River High School seniors Meg Keating and Juan Reyes headlined the Homecoming Court in Hailey on Friday night, where they were honored as Supreme Royalty 2021. Teacher Anna Edwards presented the tiara while Otto Olson, right, and Devan Perez, left, applauded the award. Keating and Reyes…

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Leptospirosis is a multi-organ disease of dogs, livestock and many other animals, as well as people. Various animals serve as reservoirs, including the mouse, rat, raccoon, opossum and deer. Leptospirosis is caused by different types of leptospiral bacteria. These are shed in the urine of in…

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Wood River Fire & Rescue Engineer Eli McNees, bottom, held a ladder steady on Tuesday morning as Fish and Game District Conservation Officer Alex Head, top, worked to cut a great horned owl from softball netting at Founders Field in Hailey.

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A volunteer project to address months of littering in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and restore the central Idaho landscape to its natural state will wrap up this Saturday, Sept. 25.

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Summer forgot its season on Sunday, dropping a coat of snow on the high summits around the Wood River Valley, including on 11,602-foot Glassford Peak in the Boulder Mountains, seen here looking north from Ketchum. Today, Sept. 22, marks the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere—traditi…

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The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women’s suffrage. Thanks to advocacy such as Abigail Scott Duniway’s work in Hailey during the late 1800s, Idaho was the fourth state to give women the right to vote.

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Normally I look forward to autumn: kids back to school and still warm enough to camp on weekends. But this year, fall’s flow is erratic with COVID testing, worrying whether kiddos’ runny noses are “just colds,” second-guessing (ourselves or others) despite protocols, precautions, available d…

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Elective sterilization is done primarily to prevent heat cycles and unwanted pregnancies. This goal is accomplished by removal of the ovaries and uterus. This is called an ovariohysterectomy. Sterilization also prevents, or dramatically reduces, the incidence of mammary tumors. If sterilizat…