Sun Valley

Sun Valley Renovations
6:56 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Sun Valley Joins Small Boom In Resort Renovations

Artist’s rendition of the completed Sun Valley Lodge.
Credit Sun Valley Resort

Ski season is now in full swing, but the lodge at one of the region’s most famous destinations is closed for the season. The owners of the Sun Valley Resort are hoping a major renovation will keep them competitive among wealthy travelers.

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Idaho Airport Tax
5:23 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Tax Votes Shine Spotlight On Challenges Facing Small Town Airports

File photo of planes waiting for a take off slot at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho.
DieselDemon Flickr

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 4:22 pm

A ballot measure in the Sun Valley area is emblematic of the challenges facing small airports across the West. Residents of Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho decide Tuesday whether to raise city taxes to subsidize commercial airline service.

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Wildfire Aftermath
7:04 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Locals Left Behind In Sun Valley Worry About Economic Impact Of Fire

The Ketchum Grill was among the few businesses in town that stayed open throughout the evacuations. Business remains down.
Credit Jessica Robinson

Not everyone fled Sun Valley, Idaho, when a huge wildfire threatened the resort area. Many locals remained in the surrounding communities and kept the stores, restaurants and gas stations open. Now, firefighters are gaining the upper hand. The smoke is clearing. But without the return of vacationers, many locals worry the real disaster is economic – and that one is just beginning.

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5:50 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Beaver Creek Update: Nearly 10,000 Homes On Evacuation Alert

More resources continue to pour into Idaho’s central mountains to fight a growing wildfire that has now consumed more than 150 square miles, or roughly the size of Detroit.

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