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I have a dream… 104 YEARS

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n celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Ondrea McKee’s second grade class at Victor Elementary recently wrote their own version of Dr. King’s “I have a

“I have a dream that one day there will be more peace and fewer wars in this world.”


these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’”

The students then wrote a dream they had for improving the lives of other children in the world.

“I have a dream that one day everybody will be free and happy.” —Dason

“I have a dream that people can be treated how they want to be treated.” —Brooklyn

“I have a dream to give the whole world peace.” —Peyton


“I have a dream that black children don’t judge white children.”

dream,” speech. They were given an example from King’s famous speech which read: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed ‘We hold

“I have a dream to bring peace to the world. All of us are the same. No more wars everybody is invited to U.S.A.” —Kevin

“I have a dream that my children grow up to be good people.” —TC

“I have a dream that one day people on every continent can get along.”

“I have a dream that all people are welcome to the U.S.A. and there will be no more wars. All you need to do is help.” —Banyan


“I have a dream that all kids will be equal.” —Melanie

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Hankerin’ for hot sauce A look at the spicy side of Teton Valley

this translates to the activities she seeks out. She likes to get her heart racing, but also wants to know the outcome will likely be ok. Bridget Ryder: not that into hot sauce. She likes to taste her food and compared the relationship to skiing. She said she doesn’t put herself in situations where she might run into a tree. “Eating is supposed to be pleasurable and skiing is supposed to be fun.” Ken Levy: did not taste any hot sauces. He said he doesn’t believe food should be painful and that translates to his life as he doesn’t put himself in many situations that could be potentially physically painful. Drives the slowest of all staffers.

ing here that also seek out a more adventurous life. This theory proved to be mostly true as we tested it out on the editorial staff at the TVN. We recently visited the Fuego, a Tex-Mex restaurant in Driggs with a cabinet full of different varieties of hot sauce.

Chilies burn our tongues, make our eyes water and cause us to sweat, yet hot sauce production is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and capsaicin, the chemical compound found in spices that makes up its “hotness,” has been incorporated into the cuisine of nearly every culture of the world. Some research shows that people who love the burn of spicy food also tend to participate in more thrill-seeking behavior. Maybe that’s one reason Teton Valley has a healthy array of spicy dishes to provide to the people liv-

The Hot Sauce Committee Scott Anderson: it was agreed that he probably seeks out more dangerous activities and also has the most tolerance for capsaicin. He likes the pain that comes from the spice. Drives the fastest of all staffers. Rachael Horne: likes spicy food, but doesn’t want to feel real pain while enjoying a meal. She thinks

Dipping sauces served at Fuego Restaurant in Driggs. TVN Photos/Ken Levy

Heat 2.5 3.5







The sauce-tasting panel from the Teton Valley News included Publisher Scott Anderson, Reporter Bridget Ryder and Managine Editor Rachael Horne doing a taste test at Fuego in April. Reporter Ken Levy stuck to the mild stuff and behind the lens.

Spicy dishes of the Valley









Bangkok Kitchen and Teton Thai offer a variety of spicy dishes. Some meals are very spicy, some are very mild, it mostly depends on what you order and how you order it. Most dishes come with a spice level 1-5 and are made to order. Wildlife Pizza offers a “Flamethrower” pie made of spicy tomato sauce, pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, jalapenos, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and a warning stating “not for the timid.” Wings are a spicy staple at many restaurants. Tony’s Pizza, O’Rourke’s, The Royal Wolf and the Knotty Pine serve a variety of options. At the Trap Bar at Grand Targhee Resort, the bar offers a wing night special and a wing challenge. Ranked from bunny hill to triple black suicide, anyone who can bear to eat a certain number of the extra hot wings will forever be enshrined on the Wall of Flame. Fuego Grille offers up Tex-Mex with several house made salsa and mole sauces, ranging from a children’s appropriate salsa to chipotle base, tomatillo or sweet mole. They also have a cabinet of hot sauces. Hacienda Cuajimalpa serves traditional Mexican cuisine and also offers a table of hot sauces to douse on your dish. Sriracha, named for the city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province of Eastern Thailand, where it was possibly first produced is now a household name and served next to other condiments around the valley. It’s also found, though sometimes sold out, in local grocery stores.

*This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of the Valley. It is based on available information and the author’s personal experience.

TASTe We ranked each sauce we tried on a scale of 1 to 5 for heat level and flavor.

The Scoville scale The Scoville scale is a measure of the ‘hotness’ of a chili pepper or anything derived from chili peppers. The scale is named after Wilbur Scoville 0 Scovilles who developed the test in 1912, for more information see Measuring Chilli Heat. For reference: a sweet bell pepper is a 0, pure capsaicin is 16,000,000. Jalapeno 2,500-5000. Cholula Hot Sauce, 3600. Habanero, 100,000 to 350,000. US Grade Pepper Spray is 2,000,000 to 5,300,000. The panel used a slightly less sophisticated method. We 2,500-5,000 Scovilles

ranked each sauce we tried on a scale of 1 to 5 for heat level and flavor. Some of the sauces weren’t ranked on Scoville, but some where. 100,000-350,000 Scovilles For reference the El Yucateco Chile Habanero sauce is a 5,790 on scoville. The panel ranked it a 4 for heat and an average of 3 for taste. Above are our recommendations for heat and flavor.

2 million to 5.3 million Scovilles

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Planning Department: better communication and better pay

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Truck? Desigenw Revi

ved Appro The city of Driggs requires all vendors in the design review overlay to go before the design review committee, and has three types of permits: temporary, seasonal and mobile.

Not permitted

The Victor city council has recently shot down two applications for mobile food vendors, ruling that the city’s code did not permit a permanent business license for a mobile food truck. The city has also ruled that trucks do not meet the design standards for permanent business.



Mobile food service grew fourfold from a $615 million business to $2.7 billion business in five years and was projected to generate $2.7 billion in revenue by 2017.


brick-and-mortar restaurant owners argue that trucks take business away from their establishments and have an unfair advantage.



Junior water-rights holders can irrigate here

Street food is eaten by almost 2.5 billion people every day

Victor denies another food truck Bridget Ryder TVN staff The Victor City Council shot down the operation of another mobile food truck, at least of now. Carolyn Coffey and Kristi Davidson appealed the Planning and Zoning Commission’s denial of a permanent business license for their mobile food operation, Taste Buds, before the City Council on Wednesday, July 10. Despite the community support

direction he wanted to take the planning Bridget Ryder department was clear, driving Rutherford TVN staff out was not a part of his plan, he said. Better communication and better “As far as Angie, I never wanted it to pay may help the county retain qualigo this far,” he said. “The first couple of fied employees, Kelly months, my communicaPark, Chairman of Teton tion with you wasn’t that County’s Board of County good. But I’ve been putCommissioners said. Believe me or not. I ting in the effort. StopOn Monday, the wasn’t trying to make ping by after meetings.” BOCC discussed why Rinaldi said that there this happen. When the county’s planning had been a “misstep in this started it was and zoning administracommunication,” but tor, Angie Rutherford, about diversity. It’s that the commissioners resigned last week and didn’t really know why been brutal as far as how it will rebuild the Rutherford was resigning. the criticism. We’ve county’s planning and “You can’t take it back,” zoning department. made one change. It’s Kunz said reiterating his Rutherford oversaw been a three or four position to accept her resthe county’s planning, ignation. month process. building and GIS depart“You can learn from it,” _______________ ments and was also the Rinaldi said. Sid Kunz, county’s only professional Prosecuting Attorney planner. Teton County Kathy Spitzer said that Park accepted Ruthcommissioner she doubted that the reaerford’s resignation last sons Kunz stated were Tuesday afternoon but Rutherford’s motivations Monday marked the first for leaving. time the BOCC came “I think it would be together to discuss the better for you to know,” she said. issue. Commissioner Kathy Rinaldi want“I’ve heard from two or three people,” ed to talk the matter over, but her fellow Kunz replied. commissioners saw no room for turning “Have you heard from Angie?” Spitzer back and were ready to accept Rutherford’s asked. resignation since she had submitted it. “No,” Kunz said. “I’ve heard it second “If you don’t accept it, it gives you the hand.” opportunity to talk with her about it,” Kunz said he would “love to have an Rinaldi said, even if the commission still exit interview” but after what he called “a affirmed Rutherford’s decision. week’s worth of bashing in the paper” he “Believe me or not,” Kunz said. “I hesitated to prolong the process. wasn’t trying to make this happen. When “I’d like to know what we can do in our this started it was about diversity. It’s been staffing,” Park said. brutal as far as the criticism. We’ve made He added that he wasn’t going to “plaone change. It’s been a three or four month cate” Rutherford or ask her to come back, process.” but that her resignation surprised him and He said he was getting blamed for Rutherford’s resignation and though the Planner continued on A21

demonstrated for Taste Buds at the meeting, the council ruled the city’s code did not permit a permanent business license for a mobile food truck. However, the council also directed the city’s staff and P&Z to take a closer look at the ordinance and mobile food businesses. In his staff report, Bill Knight, the city planner, said that he and the P&Z based their decision on Food truck continued on A7 TVN Infographic/Amy Birch

Sources: National Restaurant Association and Emergent Research and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Junior users in the valley who divert water upstream from the dry, or losing stretches of those streams, “can now turn their diversions back on and continue irriKen Levy TVN Staff gating for as long as they can get water, which will probably be all season,” said Local irrigators facing a severe drought year in Teton Valley got a sprinkling of Amy Verbeten, executive director, Friends good news Monday when futile call was of the Teton River. declared on Teton and Fox creeks. FTR is under contract with the Idaho Futile call essentially means upstream, Department of Water Resources to serve or junior-water rights holders, cannot as the area’s hydrographer, providing water deliver their water allotments downstream measurements and other data as required to senior water-rights holders who call for by state law. Verbeten said some streams may get dry it, due to dry reaches of the streams. Since they can’t deliver it, they can enough to require rationing within some of use it. Water continued on A20

Futile call declared on two creeks in Teton Valley

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