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Your Time makes a LOT of Impact

April 30, 2020

The City of Hailey needs your help. The Local Option Tax (LOT) will sunset if our population goes above 10,000, as is expected in this year’s census. City leaders with the support of The Chamber would like to extend the “tourist-based tax” for 30 years. The following information explains the…

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Hidden Heroes: Idaho Lumber

April 23, 2020

If you want to find a hidden hero of the coronavirus, you just have to look at one of the essential businesses. Heroes are working the checkout stands at markets and gas stations. They are delivering pizzas, letters and packages. They are manning the hardware store so that homes can…

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The Advocates Offers Safety from the Storm

April 15, 2020

There’s an old saying that life’s roughest seas show the strength of our moorings. The tempest created by the coronavirus is certainly making life rough for many people. Thankfully we have places like The Advocates to hook our anchors to as we ride out the storm. The Advocates has been…

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Communicating During the Coronavirus

April 8, 2020

Computer Talk Services offers some guidance The way we communicate with our clients, our co-workers and even our friends and family has changed.  It is one of the biggest and most far reaching impacts of the coronavirus. But social distancing and being quarantined doesn’t mean we can’t still have good…

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Answering the Bat Signal

April 1, 2020

Blaine County’s Emergency Manger Chris Corwin  Most of the time, Chris Corwin’s job is kind of boring. As the Disaster Services Coordinator for Blaine County, Chris spends a lot of time planning for things that he hopes never happen. “That’s my job. I kind of sit back in the shadows…

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Doing the Right Things

March 25, 2020

It takes a community to beat a pandemic It’s up to you. It’s up to me. It’s up to that pain-in-the-butt neighbor we’re usually trying to avoid anyways. In case you have been living under a rock, the Coronavirus is working us over like chicken cutlets here in the Wood…

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Open Businesses & Non-Profits

March 20, 2020

Due to the fluid issues with the COPID-19 virus and Governor Brad Little’s order for Blaine County to *Shelter in Place, the list of businesses and non-profits that are still providing goods and services is subject to change at any moment. Most of these providers are only allowing Pick up…

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Offering More than Food

March 18, 2020

Hunger Coalition feeds hope In trying times like these it’s nice to know that there is somebody out there who cares. It’s easy to let worry be your friend when a quarantine is in effect and money for even basic needs can be tough to come by. That’s why we’re…

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COVID-19 Update: Order to Self Isolate for Blaine County

March 13, 2020

An Order to Self Isolate for Blaine County was passed by Governor Brad Little on March 20, 2020. It is in effect until at least April 13, 2020. The full order and memo from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare are here: Blaine County Self Isolation Order 3-20-20 Blaine…

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If It is to Be, It’s Up to Me

March 12, 2020

Dreamer inspires local students “I am unlimited!” the students roared in unison. “If it is to be it’s up to me!” The students consisted of well over 400 freshmen and juniors from Wood River High School. They filled up almost every seat at the Community Campus in Hailey last Wednesday…

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