Wood River Valley

‘Let’s do this right’: Gondolas & new hotels part of old Sun Valley plans. Focus now is what’s right for the future

The Sun Valley Resort is billed as America's first ski resort. After opening in 1936, it brought a dash of St. Moritz to the mountains of the Wood River Valley. The original lodge building went up in a single year,...

New Sun Valley leader talks first seasons on the job, opportunities, challenges & what Carol Holding said about the future

For the first time in more than a decade, the Sun Valley Resort picked up a new leader last year. Pete Sonntag stepped into the top job over the all-season resort surrounding Ketchum last May, taking over for longtime...

Ketchum near goal of preserving 65 acres of open space

The City of Ketchum is making progress on its goal to preserve 65 acres of open space through fundraising. The land is riverfront property located in Warm Springs Ranch. If the city is successful in its fundraising campaign, this area...

City of Ketchum hits goal to buy land near Baldy for preserve, hoping to avoid development

The City of Ketchum is hoping to preserve 65 acres of open space through fundraising.  The riverfront property is located in Warm Springs Ranch and comes with an $8 million price tag after being reduced from $9 million. For the...

New apartment complex with rent-restricted units planned for Hailey

In a 4-1 vote, the Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission approved a 104-unit apartment complex.  Architect firm Pivot North and developer Jeff Smith say Lido Apartment Homes would sit at the corner of Woodside Blvd. and Winterhaven Dr. The...

Review: New national podcast (slowly) tells the story of Bruce Willis and Hailey, Idaho

iHeartMedia recently launched a podcast that says it will tell the story of Bruce Willis buying up key properties in the town of Hailey, Idaho. But through the first two episodes, it told very little of the story. Willis,...

Ketchum hopes to buy land by Bald Mtn. for preserve. Apartments possible if funding isn’t found

A large, scenic property could soon see housing - and a large park - along the Wood River in Ketchum. A 78-acre former golf course, tennis facility and restaurant site near Bald Mountain along Warm Springs Rd. has seen a...

Sun Valley’s owner Sinclair strikes deal to sell most of its assets. SEC filing sheds light on resort’s status

The Sun Valley Resort’s parent company could soon be part of a new, larger, publicly-traded company.  But SEC filings note the resort and sister properties aren’t part of the deal. HollyFrontier of Dallas, TX announced it would acquire Sinclair Oil Corp....

Stanley residents, Clearwater Analytics founder at odds over airstrip in Sawtooth Valley

Stanley residents are speaking out over an airstrip owned by Clearwater Analytics co-founder Michael Boren they say is being used illegally. Boren, the owner of Hell Roaring Ranch in Stanley, flies his aircraft and lands on his private property. However,...

Sun Valley’s eventful week: Zuckerberg, jet overload, WSJ feature, NBC & CBS owners huddle

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sun Valley Resort once again lit up with bigwigs from the nation's media, tech and political establishment for the annual Allen & Co. conference. As our Anna Daly Gamboa noted...
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Bench bistro Petite 4 announces dinner service will end due to rising costs

Petite 4, the well-regarded bistro on Latah St. on the Boise Bench announced it would mostly close at the...