St. Luke's Wood River Foundation is planning on expanding and funding a medical center to help those in Blaine County who are not insured or underinsured. According to the news release, over 700 Blaine County patients traveled to Family Health Services Clinics in Jerome or Fairfield.
Some of the springs found in the Wood River Valley don't offer any sort of nearby facilities, and can only be safely accessed at certain times of the year. It's just you, and your natural surroundings.
Black bears have come out a little earlier than usual in the Wood River Valley area and have found some easy meals that have wildlife managers concerned. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said bears have already gotten into several trash bins and raided bird feeders in areas south of Ketchum.
Idaho health officials say anyone who has traveled to Blaine County in the last couple of weeks should self-isolate as recent confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Treasure Valley have been linked with Travel to the Wood River Valley.