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IN BRIEF

Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler At Smiley Creek

On Friday, Feb.19, at approximately 11:46 a.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Smiley Creek Lodge, approximately 35 miles north of Ketchum, for a...

Idaho Wolf Population ‘Stable’ Amid Mortality Spike

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says its second annual wolf population estimate shows the population was stable from 2019 to 2020. The...

Park City Ski Patrol Battles Contract Impasse

The Park City Professional Ski Patrol Association brought public attention to their protracted contract negotiations with Vail Resorts. The Utah-based patrollers have been working...

Meet Your Farmer Series To Launch Feb. 24

This spring, the Meet Your Farmer webinar series will connect residents and visitors to their regional food producers. The series, presented by the creators...

Blaine County Hires New County Administrator

The Blaine County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously this month to hire Mandy Pomeroy as its next county administrator. The current county administrator,...

Two High-Profile Cases Moving Forward, Slowly

Idaho State Police on Monday confirmed the “active” status of two high-profile cases that sent Valley residents reeling in 2020. In the suicide-homicide investigation...

COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Overwhelms St. Luke’s, Town Hall Slated

In alignment with the state and public health districts, St. Luke’s Health System opened COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Idahoans who are age 65 and...

300 Families Receive Food Assistance

A collaborative effort by seven separate organizations will help 300 local families take more control over their food supply situations. So-called SPOUT Kits, created by...

SV Community School Senior Nominated For National Honor

A senior from Sun Valley Community School has been named a candidate for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Jackson Giles has been named...

State Troopers To Get More Aggressive On Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving in Idaho is a contributing factor in half of all crashes and was a factor in more than one-third of all fatality...

Virtual Discussion On ‘Groundbreaking’ Parenting Book

Sun Valley Community School Parents’ Association will host a virtual book discussion via Zoom with best-selling author Dr. Laura Markham on Feb. 18 at...

Grade Schoolers Back In School

On Monday, even with COVID cases at the county’s so-called critical level, elementary schools in the Blaine County School District opened their doors to...

Felony Arrest For Attempted Strangulation

On Saturday, Feb. 6, at approximately 3:21 p.m., Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a welfare check on a female at St. Luke’s...

A ‘LOT’ To Be Thankful For

Ketchum’s yearly retail sales tax receipts mostly positive By Eric Valentine Neil Bradshaw has every right to feel like something of a prognosticator right about now. Memorial...

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Being In Love With Self As A Partner

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BY DOVE I had the opportunity this past week of creating a wedding ceremony for a...

Happy Flying

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By JoEllen Collins The concept of happy flying is rare amidst the restrictions and uncertainties of...

EQUITY SECTOR STRATEGY AKA The Recovery Rotation

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By Kristin Hovencamp Equity sectors define large segments of our economy. Within the Standard & Poors...

Meteor Tracks

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BY HANNES THUM It was early. I’m not sure what time it was, but it was...

Puppyhood Emergency!

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By Fran Jewell When we have children, we are quick to start reading to babies, providing...

A ‘Rush’ To Judge

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By Eric Valentine If you want to stir someone up, say something about the passing of...

Ban Wolf Trapping

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Concerned hikers, dog lovers and equestrians, please unite and take a moment to support banning...

Against Wolf Trapping

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I am against trapping. Traps pose a threat and danger to people, domestic pets, and wildlife...

Canine Peacemakers

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By Fran Jewell Dogs display so many behaviors that are simply enchanting to watch. I spend...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Overwhelms St. Luke’s, Town Hall Slated

In alignment with the state and public health districts, St. Luke’s Health System opened COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Idahoans who are age 65 and...

The 3 Ds Of COVID—Drugs, Daycare & Death

By Eric Valentine If you have “COVID fatigue,” you’re probably not going to like what’s to follow. Yet, with America seeing more deaths due to...

COVID Pushback

4 organizations align against pandemic-related restrictions By Eric Valentine As Valley leadership implements new pandemic-related ordinances on individuals and businesses, at least four organizations here have...