Blaine County, ID


Fish and Game reminds residents to keep trash secure when recreating

Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As warm weather becomes a little more consistent and people begin to get outside more, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds recreators to keep wildlife wild. Recently, a black bear has been seen rummaging through unsecured residential garbage in Blaine County, according to Idaho...
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Breaking down Thursday’s wind threat

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — It’s already pretty windy out there. As of 11:00 a.m. Thursday, winds are blowing around 25-30 mph. Wind gusts are beginning to hit that 40 mile an hour range. As we go throughout Thursday afternoon, winds are expected to continue to be on...
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What the Big Bears in Blaine County is Going on Here?!

There was a large bear spotted in Blaine County walking through neighborhoods and going through garbage, and the Blaine Country Sherriff’s Department posted about an urgent request for the public to help out by securing their garbage. The post said as follows... “A cinnamon-colored adult black bear has been...

Hailey Man Flown to Hospital After Bicycle Collision

KETCHUM, Idaho (KLIX)-A Hailey man had to be flown to a Boise hospital with serious injuries when he and another man collided while on bicycles early Sunday morning. According to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office, Reed Stokes, 31 of Hailey, was on a bicycle without a light at around 2 a.m. on the bike path near Warm Springs Road when he crashed with another man on a bicycle headed the other direction. Stokes was first taken to St. Luke's Wood River by ground ambulance and then by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center with serious injuries. The sheriff's office said the other rider did have a headlamp on but, a passing vehicle's headlights made it difficult to see and the two bicyclists clipped handlebars as they passed each other and wrecked. The other rider was wearing a helmet and refused treatment for minor injuries.

Lockdown at Wood River Middle School Lifted, Authorities Sweeping Building

HAILEY, Idaho (KLIX)-Wood River authorities are combing through a middle school in Hailey following a brief lockdown Tuesday morning. According to the Blaine County School District, a little after 10 a.m. a loud noise was heard coming from one of the Bathrooms at the Wood River Middle School. As a precaution all schools were secured and placed on lockdown. It was later determined that a balloon had popped. The Blaine County Sheriff's Office said the lockdown at Wood River Middle School was lifted shortly after 11:30 a.m. saying all students and staff were safe. Police were going through each room in the school securing and clearing the building. The sheriff's office said there were no injuries or anyone with weapons found. The school said classes will resume this afternoon and noted parents will be allowed to check their children out if they want to.

Blaine County Sheriff: Passenger Hit by Rock That Fell From Gravel Truck

HAILEY, Idaho (KLIX)-A female passenger in a pickup was hospitalized when a rock crashed through the windshield late last week in Blaine County. According to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office, Alexis Krupa, 24, of Sterling, Virginia was taken to an area hospital on the afternoon of May 12, when a rock fell from a passing gravel truck and struck her in the shoulder. The rock appeared to be larger than a softball in an image shared by the sheriff's office. The incident happened near the Butte County Line on U.S. Highway 26. The driver of the pickup was not injured and was able to drive the vehicle away from the scene.

Polling location, school placed on temporary lockdown

The Idaho Secretary of State’s Elections Operations Center, located in the Idaho State Capitol building, received reports earlier today of a situation involving potential shots fired in the vicinity of Wood River Middle School in Hailey Idaho. The school was placed under active lockdown, and out of an abundance of caution, polling places located at schools close to the incident were also briefly placed on temporary lockdown as the situation developed. ...

Michael Boren sues opponents of Sawtooth airstrip for defamation

Last year, Custer County gave the go-ahead for Boise businessman Michael Boren to designate an area of his Sawtooth Valley ranch property as a private airstrip. Now, Boren is suing individuals who opposed the conditional use permit he was granted, including a Blaine County Commissioner, for defamation. The complaint, filed...