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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...

‘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...

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...

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...

New project in Wood River Valley to increase affordable housing options

Officials and developers broke ground on a new project aimed at helping people find affordable homes in Hailey.  The project called Blaine Manor Family and Blaine Manor Senior is a...

Sun Valley Resort releases winter plan: tweaks and adjustments

Sun Valley Resort released its plan for the upcoming winter season. As in past years, Sun Valley plans to open Bald Mountain on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. They plan to open Dollar Mountain...

‘Two to three times as many people:’ Idaho hunger group tries to keep up

During a normal year the Hunger Coalition in Bellevue serves around 4,000 people in need. Now, since the start of COVID-19, Kristin McMahon, the communications and development supervisor at the Hunger Coalition, says those...

Some library patrons find a new appreciation for books amidst COVID-19

Even when the Community Library went online, Ketchum residents yearning to read never stopped.  “We saw a 200 to 300% increase in the use of our various digital platforms,” Jenny...

New affordable housing complex looks for tax credit to move forward

Ketchum may be one step closer to a long awaited new affordable housing complex.  Ketchum City Council unanimously approved $1.4 million in funding toward a 55-unit affordable housing project on the current site of...

Owner of group of Idaho coffee shops dies at age 55

Todd Rippo, owner of the local Java chain of coffeehouses, died earlier this month. Java, which fields locations in Ketchum, Hailey, Twin Falls, Downtown Boise, and Boise's Hyde Park, will continue to operate. ...
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Growth & Ada elections: Homebuilders, developers weigh in with cash and ads

Ada County’s local elections raked in big donations, with homebuilders and an...

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...

Saint Als opens clinic for COVID patients who don’t need to be in the hospital

Saint Alphonsus Health System opened a new clinic on the Boise Bench for COVID-19 patients who need medical care -- but don't...

Boise discussing housing incentive for ‘extremely low-income’ units

Boise is launching another effort to encourage developers to build affordable housing.  Mayor Lauren McLean is resurrecting an old...

Building demolition will wait so Boise & nonprofits can open winter homeless shelter

A warm place to go is opening for those experiencing homeless in Boise during the pandemic. On November 1,...