Despite continued challenges and life-altering restrictions, a sense of hope seems to be resurfacing. Longer days promise more sunshine; sprin… Read more

The ingestion of raw dough used for baking bread or pizza crusts can pose a hazard to dogs. Dough containing yeast rises in the warm humid env… Read more

The moon was late to bed on Tuesday morning, easing behind Hailey’s Carbonate Mountain. With spring on the horizon, daylight hours are expandi… Read more

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Robert Contreras was one of many recreationists to enjoy wintry conditions on Wednesday, sledding down Sun Valley’s Penny Hill. Though warmer … Read more

If you feel sore and stiff, you might want to consider foam or ball rolling. Whether you’ve skied too hard, or overdone any activity, you can … Read more

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Stanley’s 11th annual Winterfest celebration took place over the weekend, and though inclement weather led to the cancellation of the nearly a… Read more

Hailey’s inaugural snow-carving festival got underway this weekend. Teams of artists have been hard at work shaving down large blocks of ice o… Read more

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At the end of January, The Community Library in Ketchum kicked off its 2021 Winter Read, lining up several weeks of programs focusing on Octavia Butler’s novel “Kindred.” Winter Read interns have added to the programming by devising three creative contests, open to all ages.

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Racers competing in the 48th annual Boulder Mountain Tour can do so any time between Monday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 7, at either 15- or 30-kilometer distances. They can keep track of and turn in their own times. Participants can ski anywhere, and many locations have set up courses in suppo…

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The first major snowstorm of the season more than doubled the snowpack on Bald Mountain last week, stacking upwards of four feet of snow on Sun Valley Resort. Baldy was as busy as ever when the skies cleared on Saturday, with skiers and riders eagerly dropping into feet of fresh powder in th…

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Rodrigo Ortega was hard at work clearing up the sidewalks along Sun Valley Road Thursday morning as the largest storm of the season so far continued to roll through the Wood River Valley. Even with the National Weather Service forecasting two feet of snowfall for the Wood River Valley, this …

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Former NFL player Mark Pattison, left, met with friends, family and members of the Higher Ground team in late December at River Run to celebrate a recent fundraising success. Pattison and his daughter, Emilia, third from right, helped raise over $30,000 for Higher Ground programs. To do it, …

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During the winter months, the Hailey Rodeo arena transforms into a massive, multi-use outdoor ice rink, open to the public. The offering is popular every year, as children and families enjoy a little hockey practice and free skating. This year, the outdoor option provides an extra allure ami…

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With the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in Blaine County, light is, finally, visible at the end of the tunnel. But as we shift into a post-pandemic world, many of the valley’s most difficult challenges—such as housing security and mental health—will have been exacerbated by the virus, and t…

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Brittany Shipley was recently appointed to fill the role of executive director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Wood River Valley. She has a degree in social work from Boise State University and for the past two years she has served as the NAMI-WRV programs director.

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Proud mother Amy Clegg holds her newborn daughter, Hazel LeeAnn Clegg, the first baby born at St. Luke’s Wood River in 2021, as father Austin Clegg and Dr. Rhonda Robbins offer support. Hazel was born at 3:10 p.m. on Jan. 3, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 19.25 inches long. Hazel…

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A herd of elk hunkered down mid-valley Monday as a winter storm rolled across southeastern Idaho. According to estimates from the National Weather Service, Hailey and Bellevue got about eight inches of snow on Monday, with about a foot landing around Ketchum—much to the delight of Sun Valley…

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As the world puts the pandemic year of 2020 in its rearview mirror, we’re absorbing the accumulation of loss over the last nine months—the loss of events and gatherings, of experiences, of jobs, of savings, of travel and of vital connections.

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Dollar Mountain lit up with the annual torchlight parade and fireworks display on Christmas Eve. Though many holiday traditions were absent this year, the Sun Valley Resort made sure to keep this one alive. Austrian ski instructors held the first torchlight parade at the resort in 1937, and …

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Much of the usual pomp and circumstance that surrounds the holiday season at the Sun Valley Resort will be absent this year, so why not take the opportunity to reflect on how the holiday was celebrated back in the day?

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Parents in the Wood River Valley facing a medical emergency with children have a place to go in Boise thanks to the Ronald McDonald House, a charitably funded home away from home for children in medical treatment and their families.

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The traditional Sun Valley Carolers have been making their rounds throughout the Sun Valley Village this week. Starting Tuesday, the group has been performing nightly, singing holiday favorites and contributing to the overall Christmas ambiance of the resort. They will continue to do so thro…

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Santa Claus got an assist from a stand-in at the Ketchum Post Office this year. Georgio Silva passed along Christmas lists—and helped handle some gifts that happened to beat Santa’s sleigh to town this year. Merry Christmas, everybody. Here’s hoping you get everything on your list.

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In October, the Spur Community Foundation gathered together numerous organizations in the Wood River Valley dedicated to education and student support. Now, a compilation of their offerings has been posted on the Hailey Public Library website.

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Ketchum resident Nick Harman is filling in as a socially distanced Santa Claus this holiday season, speaking to children via PA system from within a blowup igloo bubble set along the city’s Main Street. On Thursday, Big Wood Preschool teacher Augusta Walker—Ms. Guta to her students—took her …