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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...

Sun Valley moves forward with ski area expansion project

Sun Valley Resort said it remains on pace to open a large new expansion this winter. The resort ended its season early, in March, after the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold.  The Ketchum/Hailey...

Hard hit Blaine County prepares for phase one, hopes to ‘open responsibly’

By Natasha Williams, Idaho News 6 April 30 is the last day of the governor's stay at home order, and cities across the state are preparing to enter phase...
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You asked: What’s the status of the new WinCo at Chinden and Linder in Meridian?

It's a big project that will add a major grocery destination to North Meridian. But when will construction start? It's...

Local gyms posting they might have to close. What the health department says

You might have seen pleas from gyms across Ada County asking customers to tell the local board of health not to shut...

‘Moral dilemma:’ How one Idaho rafting company dealt with the pandemic

Co-owners Lauren and Chris Demo, of Salmon Raft in McCall, faced one of the biggest decisions for their business and the greater...

Boise Schools unblocks Twitter users after records request, complaint

The Boise School District blocked more than 30 accounts on Twitter, an apparent violation of First Amendment rights.