Nonprofits bring our community together Wow, what a ride! No one could have predicted what was coming in 2020, and as you know, our valley was struck hard in the early stages. Because of our dedication to work together, we have come forward stronger than ever. The definition of resilience “is the capacity to recover…

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We think that the Wood River Valley is one of the best places in the country … and it’s pretty tough to argue with us. Recreation: Check Plus From the ski slopes and mountain biking trails to hiking, fishing and even team and youth sports,  we  are world class. Natural Beauty: Check Plus Everywhere you…

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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 stay safe and repairs and…

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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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The Senior Connection serves the community It’s easy to overlook The Senior Connection, but that doesn’t mean that we should. Most of us barely notice their building on 3rd Avenue in Hailey, but the impact the non-profit is having across our community is expansive, important and well worth our attention and support. Founded in 1971,…

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Trailing of the Sheep keeps the past alive There once was a time when the Wood River Valley was the sheep herding capital of the country. More than a century later, the seasonal passage of sheep from their summer to winter pastures is still part of the fabric of our community. This weekend will mark…

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Alasdair Neale applauds the local community   It’s obvious that Conductor Alasdair Neale has a passion for music. The long-time music director of the Sun Valley Music Festival (SVMF) has led orchestras all over the globe and there’s nothing he enjoys more than collaborating with a group of talented musicians to perform for an enthusiastic…

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