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New campground could come to Hailey if grant approved

Hailey City Council authorized Mayor Martha Burke’s signature for a $500,000 grant application for a new campsite during yesterday’s meeting. The grant comes from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. Annually IDPR gives different funding and grants for new...

Sun Valley Resort set to open new expansion this weekend

Sun Valley will open a new chairlift this weekend that will replace the oldest lift at the resort, Cold Springs. The Broadway chairlift will open this Saturday. Broadway is a high-speed detachable quad lift. The new lift can bring guests from...

‘Just a matter of time:’ Senior care director talks COVID-19 outbreaks & prevention

Lori Eberharter, the executive director at a Hailey senior living facility says she has gone eight months without a resident case but asks “is it just a matter of time?” Eberharter’s question is common. Nursing homes and senior care facilities...

Sun Valley outlines new changes it will make during COVID

Sun Valley Resort sent out an update on its 2020-21 ski season., with changes it will make during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening day As of now, the resort wants to keep the opening day the same as a normal year. Opening...

‘That’s not living:’ Housing prices, wages diverge in Sun Valley area

Eight years ago Jennifer Franklin and her family were living in Iowa and realized they missed mountain life. So, they began looking at places like Colorado and Wyoming, but those areas were not affordable. Not long into her mountain home...

St. Luke’s creates new way to expand COVID testing in Sun Valley area

With Blaine County sitting in the critical zone for multiple weeks on its COVID-19 risk level assessment, and testing being only available for people with symptoms, St. Luke’s found a way to expand testing.  St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation...

Ketchum could see new 4-star hotel along Main St.

Ketchum's Planning and Zoning met Tuesday to consider a proposal to add a new four-star hotel to the main gateway to the resort town. The Ketchum Tribute would sit at the corner of River St. and Main St., to...

‘There’s no affordable housing’: Essential workers face big housing challenges in Idaho resort community

Jeff Emerick was born and raised in the scenic, tourist destination and resort area that is Blaine County. But as time went by, Emerick saw past the initial beauty of the county and started feeling the effects of the...

Sun Valley area holds town hall on COVID: How the resort area is unique and what it plans

Blaine County held a virtual town hall meeting Thursday night to go over the area’s COVID-19 status. Similar to most counties in Idaho, Blaine County’s positive case numbers are growing. It is averaging 32.9 cases, per 100,000 residents.  Dashboard Blaine created a...

Data shows shifts in Ketchum economy this year in wake of pandemic

Since recovery from outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort town of Ketchum started to feel busy again. For a time, Blaine County had more cases per capita than any other county in the country. But new data shows...
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