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Festival’s cancellation leads to likely loss of millions in tourism spending

The annual Sun Valley event the Trailing of the Sheep Festival brings in thousands of tourists. Now, with the event canceled by its board of directors, Sun Valley is expected to lose millions in tourism money. 

Ketchum home goods store listed for sale

A Ketchum home goods store is up for sale.  Huck and Paddle opened in 2014. It sells a variety of home and gift items, including pillows and candles made by Huck and Paddle. 

Brewery starts to go statewide with large new expansion set to open

Last September, BoiseDev told you about the Warfield in Ketchum’s expansion plan. The two-year project is almost complete. “It’s up and running from a brewing standpoint. We’ve brewed a few batches,...

‘Bikepocalypse:’ National bike shortage showing up in Idaho shops

The coronavirus pandemic set up a summer of outdoor activities. For some retailers, that led to a flurry of sales, without enough inventory to make everyone happy. It’s what one Ketchum bike shop owner calls the “bikepocalypse.”

Sun Valley sees shift in tourism: conferences out, longer stays in

Tourism is the biggest contributor to Sun Valley’s economy. According to the Chamber of Hailey and Wood River Valley, skiers and other visitors accounted for 78% of the region’s $1.8 billion local gross domestic product. 

Blaine Co. leader reflects on pandemic and recovery so far in Sun Valley area

Just days after Idaho’s Governor Brad Little declared a state of emergency, Blaine County had its first case of community spread.  With county and mayors of the cities unable to reach a consensus on...

“#VanLife:” Idaho business sees increase in sales for custom vans during pandemic

Even in the wake of a pandemic, some businesses are seeing growth. Jay Sfingi and Josh Shelter co-owners of Sync Vans have been selling customized sprinter vans in Bellevue, Idaho for almost five years. In the last...

BoiseDev launches Future in Focus with expanded coverage of Sun Valley & McCall regions

Today, BoiseDev will launch a pair of related initiatives to add coverage of the economic recovery of two key tourism-backed economies: Sun Valley and McCall. We hired reporter Autum Robertson to provide extensive coverage...

Sleepier summer in Sun Valley: The only stars are the ones in the sky; Allen & Co. canceled

Typically, the week after the Fourth of July sees the Sun Valley area fill up with big names aboard private jets. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. CBS' Shari Redstone. That Jeff Bezos guy. The towns...

Hailey passes mandatory mask law: one of first Idaho cities to do so

Hailey Idaho's city council passed a public health order on Tuesday requiring face masks in any indoor or outdoor public space.  Following some debate on the subject, Hailey’s city council voted unanimously to make...
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Festival’s cancellation leads to likely loss of millions in tourism spending

The annual Sun Valley event the Trailing of the Sheep Festival brings in thousands of tourists. Now, with the event canceled by...

High school students created ‘Ribbon of Jewels’ park tour to honor legacy of Boise women

Students from OneStone didn't let the pandemic stop them from celebrating their annual Empow Summit. OneStone is a student-led...

Econnmerce, clothing, RVs and more: Dozens of Idaho businesses hit ‘fastest-growing’ list

Inc. Magazine released its lists of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. A total of 27 Idaho-based businesses...

With drive-thrus booming, closed ice cream & burger stand will reopen in Boise

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened a store on Broadway Ave. in Boise. Less than two years later, shut it down.