Hailey and Blaine County leaders came together Monday, Sept. 21, to break ground on a long-awaited affordable housing project on the former Bl… Read more

Around two dozen young adults from Hailey-based Flourish Foundation have worked since June to restore 30 miles of trail in the central Idaho w… Read more

Doro Lohmann, founder of Silent Voices Equine Rescue, leads Paulina the 10-year-old mammoth donkey through her pasture along Warm Springs Cree… Read more

Bikers decorated their motorcycles with toys and gifts and joined together for the 28th annual Wood River Valley Toy Run on Saturday, Sept. 12… Read more

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Labor Day came and went, and the unofficial end of summer seems to be ushering in autumnal weather. Temperatures dipped into the 30s Tuesday n… Read more

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The Idaho Mountain Express has been recognized by one of the nation’s top newspaper associations as the No. 1 high-circulation, non-daily newspaper in the United States.

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The annual Wagon Days festival, which typically takes place Labor Day weekend, may have been called off, but the Big Hitch Lewis Ore Wagons are now out on display next to the Ore Wagon Museum on Ketchum’s East Avenue. This year, there will be no parade or other festivities. Instead, Ketchum …

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More than two dozen residents took to the streets in Ketchum and Hailey with handmade signs to participate in weekend “Save the Post Office” protests. Each demonstration was part of “Save the Post Office Saturday,” a grassroots effort to protest the Trump administration’s interference with t…

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• Sun Valley Youth Hockey alum Parker Weekes of Ketchum has graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.

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Ten Sun Valley Community School students embarked upon a four-day journey throughout the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness last month under the guidance of Upper School English teacher Phil Huss. When not fly fishing or scaling mountain peaks—such as the 11,263-foot White Cloud Peak 9,…

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The Blaine County Recreation District is extending its summer day camp for an additional three weeks due to changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the school district’s delay of the start of the school year Sept. 8. The BCRD will be offering a camp extension for a limited number of chi…

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Construction is moving forward on schedule for the Sun Valley Resort’s new Cold Springs expansion project. On Friday, a helicopter assisted with the building of a new ski lift on Bald Mountain. The project has been in development for more than three years, and is on task for completion befor…

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The Community Library’s Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History welcomed two new travelling exhibitions Wednesday, July 29, to the Regional History Museum in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park.

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King Lambert, 91, went flying with local pilot Steven Garman last week, an act equal parts friendship and respect for the Lambert family’s flying legacy. King’s grandfather, Albert Bond Lambert, took his first flight with Orville Wright. He was the first person to get a private pilot’s licen…

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Dozens of pilots converged on the Smiley Creek airstrip last Saturday to honor Galen Hanselman, a legend of the local skies. Hanselman, who died in May, wrote the book on backcountry aviation in the Gem State. The third edition of “Fly Idaho!,” his guide to the area’s remote airstrips and fa…

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Ketchum bid farewell to Police Chief Dave Kassner in a ceremony on Thursday, after the chief announced his upcoming retirement earlier this week. In recognition of Kassner’s 34 years of service on the police force, Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw presented the chief with the key to the city. Bra…

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Eighteen members of the Sawtooth Backcountry Horsemen of Idaho, including several descendants of Ernest Brass, met at Apollo Trail out Baker Creek on Wednesday evening to dedicate a rustic table and plaque to legendary horsewoman, Marjorie “Marge” Brass Heiss. Brass Heiss, fondly known as th…

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For the past several days, the comet NEOWISE has been visible to the naked eye for many amateur astronomers in the valley. The comet was only discovered on March 27, 2020, and based on its trajectory, it won’t be visible again from Earth for another 6,800 years, so make sure to take advantag…

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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is set to proceed as planned with its annual Garden Tour this Saturday, July 25. The 25th anniversary event will feature tours of private gardens in the Golden Eagle, Gimlet and Aspen Hollow neighborhoods, as well as at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden itself.

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On Monday, July 20, local author and educator Phil Huss will release his new book, “Hemingway’s Sun Valley: Local Stories Behind His Code, Characters and Crisis.” To mark the book’s release, Huss will be speaking at The Community Library on Tuesday, July 21.

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Walk through the halls of the Sun Valley Resort and evidence of the past 85 years of history is plain to see: groundbreaking innovations in the development of skiing as a recreational activity, Hollywood celebrities past and present, Ernest Hemingway. That’s the narrative of Sun Valley as a …

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From back to front, Mason and Cooper Cambier and Daniella and Emmy Praeger learned some gardening basics at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens’ Discovery Club Wednesday morning. The aim of the club is instill knowledge and passion about gardening, according to group leader Pamela Ridgway. This w…

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Kevin Baker of Ketchum attempted to beat the heat by diving into the Big Wood River last Friday. Baker chose a popular spot among locals—called the Big Rock Swimming Hole—behind the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, just off Warm Springs Road. Though the air was hot, the water was cool an…

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Around 15 participants joined in two sessions of goat yoga at the Wood River Community YMCA on Wednesday. The classes, led by Sarah Murphy, bring in kids—the barnyard variety—to help lift spirits and contribute to an overall Zen mentality. The little goats were free to wander throughout an e…