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Everything is very big right now. The news is big, the controversies are big, decisions, decrees, consequences, worries. Frankly, it’s enough to make anyone feel a tad overwhelmed.

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When I’m super stressed, I crave my favorite comfort food: homemade triple chocolate brownies with coconut flakes, served with a healthy dollop of almond butter and freshly cracked vanilla sea salt.

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Seventy-five years ago, on May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany officially surrendered to Allied powers, marking the end of the Second World War in the European Theatre.

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    There are a lot of things we can’t do right now because of the coronavirus—indulgences such as pedicures and ordinary things like going to a gym. But one thing we can do is give our feet some love at home. Because feet do need tender loving care. Your feet have 52 bones and over 100 liga…

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Bloody diarrhea, otherwise known as hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, can be life-threatening in dogs. This syndrome, HGE, is defined as a sudden and severe diarrhea that is notably bright red with fresh blood. Most cases occur without warning in otherwise healthy dogs. The diarrhea causes large …

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With friends and family suffering, I hesitate to write about silver linings. Instead, I’ll share my observation of what (in my house) has come to be known as the “COVID time paradigm,” this period to do what we wouldn’t have had time to accomplish under normal circumstances. In this case, in…

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Canine influenza was first reported in 2004 at a Florida greyhound track, probably imported by a dog coming from Asia. Dogs are the only known susceptible species. This strain (H3N8) is not known to infect humans. The influenza is thought to be transmitted by an infected dog sneezing or coug…

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Yesterday was St. George’s Day. It was also Shakespeare’s birthday. And his deathday. And deadline day for the newspaper. Busy day all around.

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There are a large number of anticoagulant rat poisons. These poisons inhibit the body’s ability to produce vitamin K. Without vitamin K, clotting proteins are not produced and bleeding internally occurs.

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Community activist, promoter and cultural liaison Herbert Romero has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations since coming to the Wood River Valley in 2015 from Los Angeles with his wife, Mary, and two of their six children.

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Looking on the bright side of life is difficult, especially now. Everything is uncertain and it’s difficult to say, “At least I have a job,” if you have to tack on “for now” afterwards. What’s more, does anybody like being told to look on the bright side of life? No.

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Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal cavity, and sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. The inflammation can affect just one area or both, and can be either acute or chronic.

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Sean Temple, center, has cooked in New York, on Cape Cod, in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon and, for the last four years, in Ketchum. Like many others in the restaurant industry, though, work has been hard to come by since the outbreak of COVID-19. For the past few weeks, he has occupied hi…

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Right now, a prevalent preoccupation is health—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and, certainly, community health.

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Right now, a prevalent preoccupation is health—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and, certainly, community health.

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Even those in our society who are not religious of any faith know the story of Passover—the redemption and exodus of the ancient Israelites from 300-plus years of slavery in Egypt. Many great films depict this story, my favorite being Cecil B. De Mille’s 1956 epic film, “The Ten Commandments…

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It’s hard to imagine, under the present circumstances, that many people are feeling particularly comic, but laughter is good for the soul. These are severe times and I certainly don’t want to make light of that. No one likes the man-child who can’t take anything seriously, but a good chuckle…

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Fear and uncertainty are real right now, as each week brings even more uncertainty fighting COVID-19. Many of us are scared and lonely. But please don’t be so hard on yourself right now, because you already are doing something very brave and compassionate, staying home to flatten the curve. …

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Canine distemper is a contagious viral infection of dogs that may cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, ocular or central nervous system disease. The routine use of vaccines against canine distemper has greatly reduced the incidence of this disease in North America, but it is still common in …

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Beyond concerns over community spread of coronavirus, pet owners have raised questions about whether their dogs and cats can be carriers of the virus and spread it to others.

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In a page out of Italy’s playbook, Ketchum citizens took to their balconies Wednesday night and sang the words to a Police song, “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” along with a KECH simulcast. People in Italy and other countries have bonded musically during national quarantine, playing music and …

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With a record 135 women participating, the instructional women’s ski program Divas finished its 11th year Wednesday with a celebratory luncheon at Apple’s. Some in attendance and appropriately dressed for the last day, from left, were Karin Schock, Sarah Uhlenhopp, Sarah Schwing, Natalie Spe…

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The Sun Valley Culinary Institute held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, officially opening its doors following completion of a renovation project to prepare the former Cornerstone Building to become a rentable venue space, culinary school and place for public cooking classes…

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Xiomara Zontelli of Hailey holds a sign encouraging people to go to the polls on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, voting day in Idaho’s presidential primary elections. Democrats, Republicans, and Constitution Party members all cast their votes for party nominees Tuesday. Zontelli said she’s supporti…

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The National Brotherhood of Skiers were handed the keys to the city of Sun Valley on Thursday, during a City Council meeting. The Brotherhood began holding ski summits in 1973, and since then has visited Sun Valley six times. At the meeting, March 6, 2020 was declared National Brotherhood of…

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They came to ski and to party, but also to raise money for a good cause. The sixth visit of the National Brotherhood of Skiers to Sun Valley brought some 600 African-American skiers to town this week.

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Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation racer Ruby Smith used her “leap day” on Saturday, Feb. 29, to win the Monroe Cup’s U-12 girls giant slalom down Hemingway and Greyhawk runs. Smith torched the field on the first day of the three-day event, winning by six and a half seconds with a two-run t…

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Guest conductor Edwin Outwater led the orchestra in an eclectic program spanning styles and centuries to cap the Sun Valley Music Festival’s winter season on Saturday at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. The free, three-act set was performed for three nights over the weekend. Th…

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Bellevue resident and Sawtooth Snowmobile Club President C.J. Gorringe—and his golden retrievers—took a ride near Silver Creek Road at the base of the Boulder Mountains on Saturday. “Snowmobiling is a great way to get out and see new areas with friends,” Gorringe said.