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 helping survivors of domestic violence…

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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 communication. To help figure out…

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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 trying to get prepared,” Chris…

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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 River Valley.  Heck, last weekend,…

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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 lucky The Hunger Coalition (THC)…

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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 morning. They were calling out…

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Education advisor speaks to the community “Everyone benefits when communities support their local schools,” Jamie Vollmer said. A noted author and popular public speaker, Vollmer was in the Wood River Valley recently to share his theory about education. “Something needs change, “ Vollmer said during a phone interview last week. “But anyone who thinks people…

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World-renown yoga instructor Peter Sterios shares Gravity & Grace “Gravity is the force, or energy, that we deal with every day. We just don’t pay attention to it because it’s invisible. Grace attracts things to you and opens the window into intuition.” This how author and world-renown yoga instructor Peter Sterios explained the tenets of…

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Kiwanis quietly helps community The local chapter of the Kiwanis Cub has a simple and inspiring mission: Improve the lives of kids in our community. They do so in variety of ways and welcome your help. “It feels good to do good,” said Bob Weiderrick, Bob is the current president of Hailey Kiwanis and he’s…

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Extreme Skijoring is back “40 seconds of shear terror!” That’s how Josh Glick jokingly refers to competing in an extreme skijoring race. Often called “winter’s wildest sport,” extreme skijoring is essentially a combination of ski racing, water skiing and lots of raw horsepower—and it all takes place on a snow-covered obstacle course. “It’s exhilarating and…

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