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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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Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw and Ketchum Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin cut the ribbon—or, rather, decouple the hose—to christen the city’s new fir… Read more

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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 … Read more

Essential oils are volatile organic compounds of plants that contribute to fragrances. They are extracted from plants by cold pressing and som… Read more

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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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Hailey Mayor Martha Burke proclaimed September as “Hispanic Heritage Month” on Monday evening in recognition of Blaine County’s nearly 6,000 residents of Hispanic descent and their contributions to the city of Hailey.

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Tomorrow, Saturday, marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which killed 2,977 victims, injured thousands more, and scarred millions across the United States. In the spirit of looking back, here are the front pages the Idaho Mountain Express ran immediately after the catastrophe. The…

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On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Blaine County Republican Women “Basket Brigade” showed their support for first responders this week by packing and delivering more than 300 goodie bags to every police and fire department across the county.

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Around 50 entries made up Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days parade on Saturday, Sept. 4, anchored by the star of the show: The Lewis Ore Wagons, better known as “The Big Hitch.” The City of Ketchum announced the winners of the parade soon after it ended, honoring 17 entrants across a slew of categ…

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Katie Lewis of Ketchum and Father Stephen Barber of La Jolla, California, get a slice of history Wednesday as they look over the Big Hitch, Ketchum’s authentic string of six wooden ore wagons from the late 1800s, outside the Ore Wagon Museum in downtown Ketchum. The Big Hitch and dozens of o…

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A self-guided project to address months of heavy traffic and littering in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area will begin on Sunday, Sept. 12, with volunteers in high demand.

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Wildlife photographer John Boydston captured this red-tailed hawk scanning Bald Mountain for a tasty morsel on Sunday. The bird is likely a juvenile light Western morph of the species, according to local bird expert and painter Poo Wright-Pulliam. As the largest hawks in North America, red-t…

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Blaine County public schools rang in the 2021-22 academic year on Monday, bringing all students back to classrooms at once for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic broke the rhythms of in-person education some 18 months ago. This year, kids return full-time—to full classes—with COVID-1…

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The Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Institute will host next week a free, full-day conference featuring foreign-policy experts and former U.S. officials to discuss a landmark international agreement between Israel, the United States and several Arab countries.

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Friends, family and fellow skiers gathered atop Bald Mountain on Aug. 8 to pay tribute to Ketchum’s Gretchen Wick Palmer, who died in May at 61 following a two-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor. Around 100 people joined her immediate family around Lookout in her…

For the third time in four years, the Idaho Mountain Express has been named the top newspaper in its class by one of the nation’s top industry groups.

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Blaine County ranchers John Peavey and Diane Josephy Peavey will serve as grand marshals of Wagon Days, the Ketchum’s Labor Day-weekend celebrations of its mining-era history, the city of announced this week.

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The Sun Valley Tour de Force brought scores of sportscars to Ketchum over the weekend for an automotive showcase, followed by a full-throttle flight up state Highway 75 near Phantom Hill. This Porsche 911 GT3 clocked a clean run, but all the supercars were left looking up at a classic: A 196…

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Shoppers at various markets across the valley—from Kraay’s Market and Garden in Bellevue to NourishMe in Ketchum—may have noticed some missing stickers in the dairy aisle recently.

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Fresh from headlining the Pavilion at the Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, writer and memoirist Tobias Wolff made an appearance in Ketchum on Wednesday to discuss his life, work and unceasing admiration for Ernest Hemingway as part of The Community Library’s Summer speaker series.