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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The silver lining of the recent COVID crisis is that it has brought out the best in our community. Blaine County has answered the call President John F. Kennedy made many decades ago, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your…

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ArborFest and the Fourth of July parade return There hasn’t been a lot to celebrate in recent months. But now that we have begun to crush the COVID curve locally, it’s about time we found some reasons to rejoice. That’s why The Chamber is happy to announce that two hallmark Hailey events will be returning—albeit…

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Helping one another survive the crisis While the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Blaine County is considered high, with around 500 confirmed cases, that number is shattered by the amount of local people whose lives have been damaged and threatened in other ways. Thousands of locals lost their jobs. Hundreds of Blaine County…

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They say that all heroes don’t wear capes. Apparently, some of them wear aprons and deliver pizzas. Originally founded in west Ketchum before moving to Main Street over a decade ago, Rico’s Authentic Italian restaurant has been feeding local families tasty pizza and Italian dishes since 1982. So when the pandemic hit and thousands of…

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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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