Hailey’s famous Fourth of July returns! We deserve to celebrate. After battling the coronavirus like we were in a 15-round heavy weight title bout, it’s about time we all put down our boxing gloves (or masks if we’re vaccinated) and pick up a flag, a cold beverage and make a cheers to America. Independence Day…

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Bloom Community Food Center readies to open             There’s an old saying that we should “Bloom where we are planted.”             For well over a decade, The Hunger Coalition did just that. They made the most out of their imperfect building on the southern edge of Bellevue. The space was too small to do everything our local…

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East Fork Landscape goes robotic The future of lawn care has arrived in the Wood River Valley. East Fork Landscape is now offering robotic lawn mowing services that are not only better for the environment, but are much quieter and less intrusive than traditional lawn mowers. “We have the technology to do this, to take…

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Local I.T. department opens in Hailey There are few things in life more frustrating than having computer issues. In fact, in our new Zoomtown age, the old saying of “swearing like a trucker” should probably be replaced with “swearing like someone with I.T. issues.” “We depend on technology so much now that we feel hopeless…

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Most of us don’t actually know what The Grange is. Sure, we know The Grange’s little sage-green building tucked next to the fire stations on 3rd Street in Hailey. But we don’t really know what it’s all about. Manon Gaudreau was once one of us clueless folks. That changed in 2014 when she realized that…

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Holeinsky Winery brings art to wine Idaho is known for producing a lot of impressive things—potatoes, trout, and world-class skiers, to name a few. But producing great wine hasn’t traditionally made the list. The creative and impassioned crew at Holeinsky Vineyard and Winery, however, is changing that. “I love having people taste my art,” James…

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Kacie Flolo gets invited to join Team USA     In many ways, playing sports has never been more important for kids than it is right now. COVID has turned the world upside down and things have been especially hard on our local youth.             But a softball is still a softball. A grassy field is…

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Crisis Hotline calls increase 400%   Tammy Davis isn’t a very tall person. But what she lacks in size, she makes up for in impact. Heroes do come in all shapes and sizes.  Tammy has been helping our community for decades. She’s currently serving her second stint on Bellevue City Council and has thrown her…

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Wood River Radio   They create the soundtrack for life here in the Wood River Valley, and their voices are as familiar as an old friend’s.             The local radio stations of Wood River Media, KECH 95.3, KSKI 94.5 and STAR 107.5, have been part of daily life in the heart of Idaho for decades.…

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Iconoclast Books keeps the pages turning   If there has been one benefit from the chaos of coronavirus, it’s that it has gotten people to remember how enjoyable and rewarding it is to read a good book.             “People are reading again. People were so busy and hadn’t had time to read until this hit.…

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