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Leaning Toward The Light BY ROSEMARY CODY


hinese medicine invites us to embrace and celebrate paradox. Winter, in this ancient healing tradition, is associated with kidney energy, the water element. It is the darkest, coldest, the most restricted season—and also contains the beginning of light and warmth and expansion. Our kidneys are our deepest, most protected organs. Their purpose, in this season, is to direct our energy down to our core, down to our most essential resources. And although darkness and depth remind us of loneliness and isolation, this energy actually holds our most primal genetic material, our DNA, our link with ancestors and future generations. At this level, where life begins, we are deeply connected. We are all different—and all the same. We are not alone. This is the coldest season, the most frigid element. And yet the area between the kidneys houses the Ming Men Fire, the “pilot light” point in acupuncture, the “gate of vitality.” Activating this point, with an acupuncture needle or by simply keeping your low back warm and protected, sparks our will and determination—and warms all of our essential biological processes. Kidney energy is associated with our bones. It takes us down to the bones, like winter trees stripped of adornment, storing life force for its explosion of growth in the spring. Says author Wallace Stevens: “After the leaves have fallen, we return to a plain sense of things.” We find our essence. The emotions that may be provoked at this season are fear and anxiety, the most primitive emotions of survival. The paradox is this: Courage follows fear. The courage to take the next step is present, even when we aren’t aware of it. Black, often reminding us of endings or death, is the associated color of this cycle. But black is actually the absorption of all light. Without light, there is no darkness. From darkness, light returns. Light is reflected, restored, recreated, and reborn. Reeverything starts here. In the unsettling darkness of winter our eyes are forced to adjust. We see the light in the shadows. We find our courage. In the silence, our ability to hear is heightened. In the stillness, we hear the still small voices that guide us. We begin to sense that all of life is a dynamic dance between light and darkness. We begin to be empowered by the words of author/mythologist Joseph Campbell: “Every act in life yields pairs of opposites in its results. The best we can do is lean toward the light.” Keep leaning. Keep choosing the light. Rosemary Cody is a licensed acupuncturist with offices in Hailey and Ketchum. She can be reached at tws 720.7530.

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Nye Wright’s Cartoon Career “There’s only one way to go. But everything ust before in the media he turned tells us that’s de30, Aneufeat—something rin Nye Wright gone wrong. found himself Americans don’t in what he calls die—they un“God’s waiting derachieve. It’s room.” as if we mess Ostensibly, up if we die,” it was a trailer Wright noted. home in a trailer Wright credpark—a trailer its his parents home his father for his talent in had remodeled drawing and to look like a writing books. penthouse. But His father, it was also the Neil Wright, last stop—the came from west place where his Texas to Sun father—Sun ValValley to work ley architect Neil on a project Wright—had gone for the Janss to die. Corporation. It was a surreal When the projexperience living ect was done, in a retirement rence valle y writers’ confe he decided Photo: barbie reed, courtesy sun home trailer park say Lucero—and their to stay since with his wife—graphic designer Lynd full of elderly and, Engl ton, Brigh in lives ht Wrig Nye Valley reasonably regularly. there were Sun to people waiting to back it es mak he But .” “little munchkin no architects breathe their last here then. breath, especially The senior Wright was ingiven how antiinteresting so I turned myself into a troduced to Kate, a London writer who architect it was. Minotaur and my father into a rhino. would become Nye’s mother, on a blind It got even weirder the day that the He loved being transformed into a blue date set up by Mary Hemingway. The hospice worker, health care worker and rhinoceros and, I think, he loved the idea couple held their wedding reception in the nurse all showed up at the same time. of being immortalized in art,” Wright Hemingway house overlooking the Big “My sister was visiting, too, so we had reflected. Wood River. all these cars outside. I took out the trash “Still,” he added, “the whole thing was “Dad always drew because he was an and the neighbor said, ‘Hey, did somebody bizarre. You’re sitting around waiting for architect so I picked up his pencils and die? That’s the only time you get this something to happen, but you don’t want started doodling,” recalled Nye Wright. many cars in front of the trailer is when it to happen. It drives you a bit mad. It “Then, when I was six, I saw ‘Superman.’ someone’s died.’ ” changed me for the better, though. Things I came home wishing I could fly. I figured For six months Wright dispensed 40 I worried about before became irrelevant. out I couldn’t fly but I could draw pictures pills and 15 breathing treatments a day It made me think about who I wanted to of people flying—that’s where my cartoon and disinfected tubes from the nebulizer, be and how I treat people.” work began.” which produced a cloudy breathing balm Wright’s book has been well received— Wright went on to get a Bachelor of in the room. he even presented it at the Sun Valley Arts degree in English literature from And he called on his wry sense of huWriters’ Conference this past summer. Yale University. He got an A-minus on mor to turn the experience into the book, It was a heady experience for a 38his senior thesis when he turned Shake“Things to Do in a Retirement Home year-old man who had graduated from speare into a comic book. Trailer Park,” which came out this past The Community School, a couple stones’ After teaching English literature and year. throws from the site of the conference. drawing in Australia, he attended the What makes it so unusual is that it He had volunteered at a conference 12 Pratt Institute in New York where he looks like an adult comic book, in which years earlier, driving presenters from the focused on animation. the characters look like superheroes. Nye airport to the conference. He directed a cartoon sequence called appears as a Minotaur; his father, a rhiIronically, one of the presenters at that the “Short History of the United States,” noceros; and his father’s social workers, conference was Mitch Albom, who had a cartoon sequence in Michael Moore’s sea turtles. written “Tuesdays with Morrie”—his Academy Award-winning documentary, “I realized I needed to do something to own story of spending time with a profes“Bowling for Columbine.” He wrote a avoid going out of my mind. So I started sor as he dealt with debilitating illness a visual diary about my life with him in and death. this park. Drawing myself is not very continued, page 10 BY KAREN BOSSICK



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Full House Toasts Fools and Center’s Union STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


scroll hung from the ceiling of The Liberty Theater lobby to the floor Wednesday night as Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts celebrated their merger. “Once upon a time,â€? its handwritten script said, “two organizations—Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts—bumped into each other on their respective paths. Having bumped—they decided to sit down and dream and wish about joining to create fantastical art for their community. “They were so inspired by these dreams that they stood and started walking forward— talking all the way as if they were walking down an aisle toward an altar. How will this story end? And what does this story mean?â€? Inside, leaders of the two organizations continued the story as they told of the fairytale that they hope will have one of those “happily ever afterâ€? endings. “We’re a little excited on this—our wedding day,â€? said Fools’ core artist John Glenn. Denise Simone, the Fools’ other core artist, recited how her theater group began with she and Glenn, Community School teacher Joel Vilinsky and a few others in a Richmond, Va., garage that they converted into a studio in May 1992. The Fools moved west in 1996 to take advantage of a theater offered by Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, both of whom have given their blessing to the new union. “As we pulled out of the driveway in the fall of 1996 I looked over at my then-five-year-old daughter Russell and said ‘Go to your U.S. puzzle and get Mommy the Idaho piece,’ â€? Simone recalled, looking at her daughter, who is now a college student. There are rich rewards to be gained when two groups of artists with the same point of view and the same attitude towards life come together, she added. “By merging, we feel confident that the Company of Fools will have a legacy and will continue changing and reinventing itself,â€? said Glenn. “Magic‌ splendor‌ mystery‌ the opportunity to challenge ourselves‌ That’s what we hope. That’s how we want to build this organization,â€? said Kristin Poole, who noted she began working for The Center in 1983—“when only a handful of you in this theater were around.â€? Dozens of artists, movers and shakers of the arts community and government leaders filled the theater, which was festooned

with balloons of all sizes, along with tables of hors d’oeuvres and fancy cookies. Even Shelley Preston, former trails coordinator for the Blaine County Recreation District, was there, visiting from her home in the San Juan Islands where she is now a teacher. Michael Faison, who heads up the Idaho Commission on the Arts, told the audience that the not-for-profit arts constitutes a $135 billion industry in the country. The merger makes The Center and the Fools the biggest not-forprofit arts organization in the state out of more than 60 such arts organizations, he added. “Arts are economic drivers,� he said. “And the artists—the actors, artists, musicians, etc. —tell the stories that will resonate so future generations will know where we’ve come from. That only gets better when two organizations like this become one.� Faison said after the presentation that economics usually are the driving factor that initiates such mergers. But marriages based strictly on economics don’t work. You need two organizations with similar values and similar quality for it to work, he said. “Here we have two extraordinary quality arts organizations,� he added. “Bring all these minds together and they will come up with so much more than a single mind could conceive.� Beth Hilles, who has starred in a couple of Fools plays, said she supported the merger, happy to see that the Fools will not shrink in difficult economic times. Edith Wiethorn, who worked for the Sun Valley Center from 1975 to 1981 when it was a small arts campus that attracted students from all over the country, called the merger “a beautiful dream come true.� “The person that should be here is Glenn Janss,� she said of The Center’s founder. “Glenn always had this overarching vision, and this fulfills that.� Tewa Evans took advantage of the occasion to plug her idea for something that would focus on the Native American story of the Wood River Valley. “That’s the background of our beautiful valley,� said Evans, who traces her own roots to the Iroquois tribe. “I did a premiere for ‘Dances with Wolves’ in the Caribbean in 1992 and I’m in touch with a lot of wonderful Native American artists. So I could easily help bring many of them to our valley.� tws

“Artists‌tell the stories that will resonate so future generations will know where we’ve come from.â€? –Michael faison, idaho commission on the arts

Denise Simone wipes a tear as Kristen Poole collects her thoughts.

Beth Hilles stands in front of a scroll alluding to the beginnings of what Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts hopes will be a magical fairytale.

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t’s a familiar story—an elderly woman develops Alzheimer’s, forcing her family to figure out how to deal with it. Hopefully, Kenneth Lonergan’s play, “The Waverly Gallery,� will offer some insights. The nexStage Theatre will present a free reading of the play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Kathy Wygle portrays the Greenwich gallery owner who develops dementia. Dawson Howard, Keith Moore, Rick Hoffman and Patsy Wygle portray her grandson, son-in-law, son and daughter. The poignant and funny story explores the maternal matriarch’s fight to retain her in-

dependence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. The woman in the play was inspired by Lonergan’s own grandmother. “It’s a brilliant play, beautifully written. And even though it’s a very serious subject, it’s also very funny, as some of these things can be,� said Director Jon Kane. “Time Out New York� wrote that the play—one of only three written by Lonergan—it is “one of the most attractively modest, deeply poignant and even strangely comic works New York has seen in a long time.� The show runs for nearly two hours. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the lobby before the show and during intermission. tws

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nce in Be’er Sheva, I checked into a small, Jewish-family-ownedand-operated bed and breakfast and immediately left to explore the life of the Old Town. What I found was a vibrant, cosmopolitan, friendly, colorful, stylish little city center, a great relief from the dusty, inert modernity of the New Town. A wide, bustling street (K.K.Le Israel) was closed to traffic. It was lined with cafés, small parks and shops. The streets were alive with welldressed people and well-stocked department stores. Birds chattered in the palm trees. Families were out in numbers having fun. Couples were everywhere, and the military presence was minimal. The strolling crowds were primarily Jewish. The Palestinians lived on the fringes. The segregation was primarily economic. The signs of political apartheid were also evident. The Palestinians had to have separate I.D.s and different license plates, and their freedom of movement was restrained. Turkey also uses this type of separatism against the Kurds, who have been involved in a civil war against the Turkish military for the last 30 years. Cars with Israeli license plates were often targeted. Some members of our team of journalists went to visit a monastery in the Negev. They were the only visitors there. On their exit, they found their rented Budget vehicle’s windows smashed in and the contents missing or ransacked. I left the hubbub and headed for the edge of town, to the native marketplace typical of the Middle East and Central Asia, the bazaar. Markets like this are great for local color. The merchandise is basic household goods, some street food, area rugs, clothes, nowadays audiotapes, CDs and videos and blaring music, from Electronica to Yemeni folk tunes. A lot of the young Palestinians spoke English and were eager to talk when they saw the camera and the notebook. My Nikon was mounted on a triggered gunstock, and that, too, was an attention-getter; it had that aura of armed rebellion that played well here with the young. The Palestinians wanted to be heard and believed, to get their message out. The Israeli authori-

Valerie Skonie, founder and spiritual director of Winter Feast for the Soul, will introduce this year’s Feast and offer a guided meditation at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Community Library. This year’s Winter Feast will be held from Jan. 15 through Feb. 23. People will gather in small groups in private homes to meditate for 40 days with the idea that what they do in that time will become habit. There will be guided daily practice sessions with teachers from an array of spiritual paths, including Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist, during the 40day event. For information, go to

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ties, like those of Turkey, wanted to keep the message in, uncirculated. A common survival tactic was to put the sign ‘Journalist’ in the window to keep the car safer, and then hide it when leaving town toward a checkpoint. I bought a small 2-foot-by-5-foot flat-weave area rug and had a conversation with the seller, who lamented his lot. He said, “After I finish my studies in Hebrew University, I’ll have to leave my family and move to Jordan. A lot of us are going there. Two of my brothers were killed a few weeks ago. I don’t know whether I’ll be happy in Jordan, but I have to risk it.” I bought one other item, the Palestinian headdress, the kafiyeh, a checkered cotton cloth in red or black, wrapped around the head and anchored with a black coil, and started to wear it everywhere. I donned it the following morning in the Inn’s dining

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room. The elderly Jewish lady came to take my order, and she was visibly shaken by the sight. I explained that I was an American and meant nothing by it, but it made her visibly uncomfortable, so I stashed it in the photo bag. I now had two identities to juggle. Clearly, the coexistence of the Iraelis and the Palestinians in this seemingly harmonious town was tenuous at best. This highlights another point. Clothes are identity statements, cultural patents, a symbol of group identity and, if need be, a defiance of discrimination. The clothes we wear can be powerful counter-cultural assertions, be it Muslim schoolgirls in France, or American urban hip-hop. Today, 25 years after my visit, during periods of unrest in Gaza, Be’er Sheva is targeted with rocket attacks. The aura of a peaceful oasis has been shattered. tws

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The Center is hosting a book discussion at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 10. It will be on Richard Rodriguez’s Brown: The Last Discovery of America. Join other curious readers in a lively conversation about this memoir exploring issues of race and racial identity in America the week before author Richard Rodriguez’s lecture. The discussion is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, and will take place at The Center, Ketchum. Register online at or by phone 208.716.9491.

St. Luke’s Welcomes First Baby of 2013

The first baby born in 2013 in the Wood River Valley arrived at 6:38 a.m. on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013. Proud parents Evan Hess and Sarina Samudio had a baby girl, Freyja Hazel Hess, weighing in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 18 ¾ inches long.

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Ideas emerge and writers must begin somewhere. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, this is your opportunity. Join Kate Riley, author, teacher, and story consultant for an intimate look into the writer’s life and everything that’s involved, from starting that project you’re being called to write— all the way through to production. As a group we will explore various aspects covering every writer’s inquiry; from writing the memoir, personal essay, short stories, photo novella, novels and children’s books. Weekly writing groups begin January 2013! Information/register: Kate @ 208.447.7808 or www.kateriley. org.

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Ice Skating Offers Diversion From Skiing STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


t sits in the shadow of Baldy—Sun Valley’s premiere ski mountain. But the outdoor ice rink that spans an area the size of a soccer field is plenty busy, even with all the skiers schussing the mountain. Young boys play a game of pick-up hockey with their dads while a woman practices twirling on figure skates. A couple of youth sail across the ice pushing chairs as they learn how to balance on quarter-inch blades. And a group of elementary school children cavort in a game of tag, chasing one another right off the ice onto a pile of snow 25 yards beyond the ice rink. Christina Potters Ice Rink, which sits next to Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum, resembles a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting as the sun streams down on a hundred skaters enjoying the free skating. “I haven’t found a larger outdoor non-refrigerated ice rink in the Northwest,� said John Kearney, recreation supervisor for the Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s really popular in low snow years when Sun Valley struggles to open all its ski runs.� Kearney said he and two crew members begin building a 7-inch-thick sheet of ice, which they maintain with a Zamboni, as soon as snow falls on the field. “If we start spraying the grass, you get a dark surface and the ice melts quicker,� he said. Each person takes a five-hour shift from 5 p.m. until 9 a.m. for five evenings in a row, saturating the snow with giant fire hoses and letting it freeze. They always strive to keep it open through Presidents’

Day weekend. Longer days and warmer temperatures make it difficult to keep it open longer, Kearney said. “Ten degrees is optimal freezing conditions. Warmer than 20 degrees it doesn’t freeze quick enough,� he added. Former Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department Supervisor Kirk Mason started the ice program in 1996 as an afterschool activity for Hemingway Elementary School students. But some skaters are doing laps around the 240-by-170-foot rink by 9 each morning. And others often play hockey after work, lighting the rink with their car headlights. “It’s beautiful under the full moon,� said Kearney. An estimated 4,000 people— both locals and out-of-towners—use the rink during a single winter. They can warm up with a game of foosball, Ping-Pong or pool in the adjacent recreation center while enjoying cocoa at the snack shack. In addition to free skating, the Recreation Department provides free hockey and figure-skating skates ranging up to men’s size 13. It also offers free helmets, hockey sticks and pucks donated by individuals whose children have outgrown their equipment and Sun Valley Junior Hockey and other programs. Jeff Goldstein has been skating on the Ketchum rink since he was 10, eventually going on to play junior on the youth hockey team. “The quality of the ice and facilities has improved as they invest more time and resources into it,� said Goldstein, who works in China but was home for the holidays this year. The Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department and Blaine County Recreation District will host the annual Idaho Pond

Yameson Delacruz, 8, doesn’t let the boundaries of the ice rink stop him from skating across the snow and up a pile of snow plowed off the sidewalk.

Hockey Classic Jan. 19 and 20 at the rink. Teams of six will play four-on-four in a double-elimination tourney as they try to shoot pucks into small holes set in plywood. Donations for beer and bratwurst go toward the youth recreation programs (go to bcrd. org for more information). One sunny but cold afternoon Judy Fillmore watched her grandson Ben Reeder play hockey with his father, Todd. “It’s amazing what these small little places can do if someone gets the idea. You don’t see this kind of thing in big cities,� she said. “And not to have to pay when ice time can be so expensive—that’s amazing!�

get out on the ice Ketchum’s free outdoor ice rink is located on Eighth Street and Third Avenue in Ketchum. A second free outdoor rink opened Christmas Eve at a new site at the new Hailey Rodeo Arena, which sits along Highway 75 behind the SnowBunny Drive-

(COVER IMAGE) Tayah Le and Gracie Gibson, both 9, love to skate on the Ketchum rink after school. Carmen Le, Tayah’s mom, likes it because she feels the kids are safe there.

In. The site replaces the old ice rink at Roberta McKercher Park. Free loaner skates and gear are available from 2:30 to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Lights allow for night skiing, as well, weather permitting. Hailey Ice offers several programs, including hockey for elementary-aged children, broom

ball for older kids and figure skating for children and adults. The ice can also be used for community groups, birthday parties and school functions for a suggested donation of $2 per person. To schedule, call Sarah Benson, executive director of Hailey Ice, at 208-720-3086 or email tws


Sign Up For Sun Valley’s FreeRide Team The Sun Valley FreeRide Team is signing up kids age six though high school. The FreeRide Team provides noncompetitive training for skiers and snowboarders. The high -ality, highenergy ski and snowboard team focuses on skills development for the fun of the sport with lessons taught by

special guest coaches throughout the season! Lessons are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings until March. Helmets are required. Call the Sun Valley SnowSports School at 208-622-2289 or (888) 4905950. Or, e-mail to register.

BCRD and Galena Lodge Offer Ski Free Day Saturday’s event will offer free skiing all day on the BCRD Nordic trail system that includes the Galena Lodge trails, the Harriman Trail, North Fork, Prairie Creek, Billy’s Bridge and Croy Nordic. In addition, Galena Lodge is hosting Free Learn to Ski Clinics. Skate ski lessons will be offered at 1 and 2:30 p.m., and Classic ski lessons will be at 2:30 p.m. There is no North Valley

Trails pass needed for the entire day and equipment is complimentary during the lesson only and offered at a discount for a whole day rental. Here is another chance to try out those new skis or pick up a new sport. What a great way to experience wintertime fun! Call Galena Lodge at 726-4010 for more information or to register for this free event.

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2013 Hailey Ice Programs Start Today Hailey Ice programs start this week at the Hailey ice rink (Hailey Rodeo Arena). Hailey Hockey will be offered for both boys and girls. Boys K-5 is from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6. Coaches are Matt Bauer, John Olson and Matt Mahoney. Girls K-5 will be from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 7. The cost for the five-week sessions is $30. Scholarships are available as well as loaner equipment (skates, helmets, sticks and pads). Some skating experience is preferred. Beginner and intermediate Figure Skating for Girls and Boys, grades 15, will also be offered in a five-week session, beginning this Friday, Jan. 11. Beginners will meet from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and Intermediate will meet from 4 to 4:30 p.m., on Fridays. Coaches are Nicole Pratt and Telar McClurg. Cost is $35. There is also a four-week Learn to

Skate program from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 5. Cost is $25. Other skating events include the BCRD Skate Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. Free loaner skates and hot cocoa will be available. There will also be a Hailey-Bellevue-Woodside Elementary PTA Skate Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. The public is welcome to enjoy free open skating (weather permitting) Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Skate loans are also available. To register for any of the classes, visit or pick up registration and medical/liability release forms at Hailey Ice. All children must be registered and release forms signed prior to participating in the clinics. For more information, contact Sarah Benson at (208) 720-3086.

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“Men’s Fitness” exhorts its readers to look for the Norwegians at the annual Nordic Festival. We wish. Unfortunately, we only seem to get them during Olympic years. Here, Sun Valley residents Bob Disbrow and Kim Kawaguchi enjoy a moment with one member of the Norwegian Olympic team following a private lesson with the Norwegians at Sun Valley Nordic Center.

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en’s Fitness” magazine has named Sun Valley one of the 10 Best Ski Resorts in America based on killer powder and a robust après-ski scene. “America’s oldest ski resort— it’s in its 77th season—Sun Valley still manages to be a bit of a well-kept secret among locals,” said the article. “That means smaller crowds than big-name resorts and a pristine slope with more than 2,000 acres and a

3,400-foot drop at the edge of the Sawtooth National Forest. Plus, Sun Valley has some of the best resort Nordic trails in the country.” The 220 inches of average snowfall is a tad scant, the article continued, “but friendly staff and superb on-mountain dining top most other resorts.” The article encouraged readers to take the 56-car Roundhouse gondola up to the “fancy” Roundhouse restaurant for a Northwest lamb burger and “long alpine views.”

It also exhorted readers not to miss the annual Nordic Festival. But someone needs to tell them the Norwegian Olympic team doesn’t make it here every year, as they implied, even though we’d love to have Petter Northug and his chums. The list, which was based on such criteria as “killer powder” and the après-ski scene, also featured some of the usual suspects in Top 10 ski resort lists, including Taos, Telluride and Vail. tws

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The View From Abroad BY JONATHAN KANE


at’ka Laštíková, Wood River High School junior, has a unique perspective on the Wood River Valley. That’s because she has traveled all the way from Slovakia as an exchange student as part of the Rotary Club International program. With an excellent grasp of the English language, this charming and exuberant young lady has taken the U.S. by storm. “My sister came to America four years ago as an exchange student and went to Iowa,” she said. “She had a great time and it’s always been my dream to come to America, so I seized the opportunity to come when it arose. My grandfather works for Rotary back home so he helped me apply.” Although she had no say in where she would end up, Laštíková was assigned to Sun Valley, which is similar to the small city she comes from in Slovakia – Liptovsky Mikulas. “It’s a ski resort with a lot of mountains. It’s not that different except that there winter is three months and I hear that it can be as long as seven months in Idaho. I knew that Sun Valley was famous but when I Googled it, I fell in love. When I first saw the Sun Valley village, all I could say was, ‘My god!’ Right now, it’s all super exciting and I don’t want to leave.” Upon arrival, Laštíková stayed with Bob Elgee and his family for three months. “They were incredible people and so nice to me. They really made me feel at home which I greatly appreciated. I thought that my English was super bad because I had only studied it for two years back home but it’s getting a lot better. It’s so different and it’s really hard. My first week here was spent in Boise after a lot of travel that ended up in a flight from Paris to Salt Lake City. We had an orientation and met all the other exchange students and had to introduce and tell everyone about ourselves. Everyone wants to come to the U.S. and it’s everyone’s dream. I always wanted to come because of American movies and to see all the bands that I love. My favorite movie is Sleepless in Seattle because of Tom Hanks and I also love Forrest Gump. I couldn’t believe it when I heard that he has a house at here and sometimes visits! My favorite bands are Coldplay, Of Monsters and Men and Jason Mraz who is originally from the Czech Republic. My sister said that the movies were a little different from the reality. For one thing the teachers are so much nicer than home and the work is a little easier because at home it is very hard

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Meet WRHS Senior My Yume Mai

My Yume Mai says, “I have been working with art for most of my life, including taking summer art classes in Vietnam and taking studio art with Be�y Ervin at Wood River High School. I am very interested in apparel design but I don’t have any experience with this yet, so I decided to focus on this for my Senior Project.” Yume is learning to design a dress by learning paper dress making. “This project is a combina�on of fashion design and paper cra� – I hope that it gives me a hint of what to expect in fashion design as well as making art as a different form,” says Yume. Yume hopes to study art and math in college. Matinka Laštíková

“My sister came to America four years ago as an exchange student and went to Iowa. She had a great time and it’s always been my dream to come to America, so I seized the opportunity to come when it arose.” –Matinka Laštíková

and you don’t get to choose what you will study, like my favorite class – choir.” Laštíková added, “At first I was so excited to go to school here but a little scared. It’s turned out to be fantastic. I have so many friends now and the first week everyone was eager to learn about me and to make me feel at home. Honestly, I miss home but I don’t want to go back. I know that someday I will return, but in the meantime, I’ll cherish my time here.” tws

Meet WRHS Senior Catherine Henry Catherine Henry plans on learning the pre-novice compulsory moves of equestrian vaul�ng. Equestrian vaul�ng combines gymnas�cs and dance while on horseback. “This project will be a learning stretch for me in several ways. I will not only need to learn and master basic gymnas�cs and dance skills on a sta�onary apparatus, but will need to work to apply these to the actual vaul�ng process,” says Henry. Meet the 170 other seniors and learn more about their projects at Wood River High School’s Senior Project Day.

Thursday, January 17th, 12:00-1:30 pm Open House and Walk Through for the Public

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oing all the way back to 1936 Sun Valley is steeped in history and tradition as the first true destination ski resort in the western United States modeled after the popular European resorts of the day. The terrain on Bald Mountain is considered to be some of the finest in the world. With abundant sunshine and generally mild weather when the snow is good the skiing on Baldy is pretty hard to beat. What is not so widely known about the Sun Valley area is the outstanding nordic, (a.k.a cross country), skiing we have. Generally ample snowfall with a sunny, dry climate in between storms makes for wonderful nordic skiing conditions whether it be skate or classic style. Combine great conditions with literally hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails, and the Sun Valley area earns it’s recently adopted mantra, “Nordic Town USA”. In fact, just this season Sun Valley has earned the designation as an official Olympic Training site for nordic. As a nordic enthusiast myself I’ve endured years of granola crowd jokes and condescension from the snottier of my alpine skiing friends, but I fly my nordic flag proudly. I never feel more balanced and stronger on my alpine skis than when I have developed good cross country fitness. I enjoy all forms of sliding on snow, alpine, cross country, and backcountry and all of these forms of skiing compliment each other nicely. This coming Saturday, January 12th, is Ski Free day on the North Valley trail system and there will also be free instruction at Galena Lodge. Also upcoming is the Sun Valley Nordic Festival ( scheduled for Jan 26th-Feb. 3rd. This will be a week filled with nordic skiing, demonstrations, races, seminars, and activities all culminating with the Boulder Mountain Tour. So if you’re curious about trying nordic skiing for the first time or are a veteran, the next month is filled with opportunities to get out and learn about nordic skiing. It will be a great time to take a lesson, try some new gear, pin on a number and go race, or simply cheer on the racers. Nordic skiing is just another one of the many great outdoor activities we are so fortunate to have here in the Wood River Valley. Enjoy the slopes and trails!


this week wednesday, 1.9.13

Coffee with Community (meet Blaine County School District administrators and school board members to discuss anything related to Blaine Co. schools) - 8 to 9 a.m. at Golden Elk, Hailey. FREE. Info: Books and Babies - 10 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Story Mania - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hailey Public Library. A book-lovin’ story hour featuring passionate parents and volunteers. All ages. Info: or 788-2036. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meets at 11 a.m. at the BC Senior Connection, 721 S. 3rd Ave, across from the Armory. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. FREE Brown Bag Health Talk: Information about Home Care with Bonnie Marsh, RN - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Clinic, Carbonate Rooms, Hailey. Info: 208-7278733 Beginning bridge lessons - 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@ www.SunValleyBridge. com Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 2 - 3:30 pm and 6:00 - 7:30 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: HansMukh 721-7478 Intermediate bridge lessons - 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@jomurray. com. WRHS Chess Club - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rm. C214 at the Wood River High School. FREE for all ages. Info: 208-450-9048. Connie’s Core Class - 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. FREE. Info: 7200504 Taize Services - 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ketchum. Special Workshop w/Dr. Jody Stanislaw ND - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at All Things Sacred, The Galleria, Ketchum. Enroll in this workshop for tips on how to make 2013 your healthiest year ever! $35. Proceeds donated to charity of your choice. Info: All Levels Pilates Mat Class - 5:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208720-3238.

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FREE Author Reading of ‘She Matters’ with Susanna Sonnenberg - 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Booksigning to follow at Iconoclast Books. Weekly Meditations - free and open to the public, beginners welcome - 6 to 7 p.m. at Kirk Anderson Photography Studio, 115B Northwood Way, Ketchum. Beginners welcome. Info: marjolaine@cox. net NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentall Ill support groups for family members and caregivers of someone suffering from mental illness - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple lower level under the Hailey Chamber Office, Hailey. Call Tom Hanson for info at 720-3337. Rotarun Night Skiing - 6 to 9 p.m. at Rotarun, 3 miles west of Hailey. Info: www. Duplicate bridge game for all levels - 7-10 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@

thursday, 1.10.13

USSA Freestyle Spectacular (mogul competition on Race Arena, slope style and half-pipe competitions) - Bald and Dollar Mountains. Info: 208-726-4129 Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Intermediate Levels Pilates Mat Class - 8:30 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. Yoga and the Breath w/Victoria Roper - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the BCRD Fitworks Yoga Studio. Stella’s 30 minute meditation class (beginner level) - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Ketchum. FREE. Info: 726-6274. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Movie and Popcorn for $1 - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 2 - 3:30 pm and 6:00 - 7:30 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Call 726-5997 for info. Hemingway Chapter – Trout Unlimited presents Ed Northern, fishing guide ‘Winter Fishing, Hot Spots in the Cold’ – 5 to 7 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. Free. Info: S Mathew Cifrese - 5 to 7 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover Guided Gallery Tour of ‘Crossing Cultures’ exhibit - 5:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum. FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Walker Center Early Recovery & Alumni Support Group - 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Sun Club South in Hailey. Info: 208-7206872 or 208-539-3771 A Winter Feast for the Soul introdution with Valerie Skonie (includes guided meditaion) - 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Book Discussion - Richard Rodgriquez’s Brown: The Last Discovery of America 6:30 p.m. at The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum. $10m/$15nm. Register online at or by phone at 208-726-9491.

The Second City, comedy and improv at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets/info: 208-578-9122 or

friday, 1.11.13

USSA Freestyle Spectacular (mogul competition on Race Arena, slope style and half-pipe competitions) - Bald and Dollar Mountains. Info: 208-726-4129 Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 2 -3:30 pm 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 7201501 or www. BCRD Skate Night - free loaner skates and hot cocoa - 5 to 7 p.m. at Hailey Ice (located in Hailey’s Rodeo Arena). Info: Dave at (208) 788-2117.


Boy Scout Jamboree Troop Fundraiser - family movie night (Frankenweenie). Bring family/drop off children (under 7 must be accompanied by adult). Starts at 6 p.m. at the Grange in Hailey. Free but donations accepted. Concessions available. Info: Andrew at 208-721-3015 Rotarun Night Skiing - 6 to 9 p.m. at Rotarun, 3 miles west of Hailey. Info: www. 1st Anniversary Party - 6 to 9 p.m. at MOVE Studio (Studio B-600, 231 Northwood Way, Ketchum). Info: Debra at 208721-0444 Avalanche Class for Snowmobilers – 7 to 9 p.m. at Woodside Motorsports, Hailey. Info: or 208-622-0095 Sun Valley Suns vs. Utah Rebels – 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley indoor ice rink. The Second City, comedy and improv at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets/info: 208-578-9122 or S Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover S Hoodwink - 9:30 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover

saturday, 1.12.13

USSA Freestyle Spectacular (mogul competition on Race Arena, slope style and half-pipe competitions) - Bald and Dollar Mountains. Info: 208-726-4129 Ski Free Day - all day on the Blaine County Recreation District’s Nordic Trail System (Galena Lodge trails, Harriman Trail, North Fork, Prairie Creek, Billy’s Bridge and Croy Nordic). Info: 208-578-BCRD Dollar Money Shot Bank Slalom at Dollar Mountain. Register for this event at www. Turkey Shoot - 9 a.m. at West Magic Resort - $7/per round, per person. Info: 208487-2571 or 208-720-1738 FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs - 9 to 11 a.m. at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. By appointment only, 208-788-4351 Winter Snowshoe Adventures – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Craters of the Moon National Park. Reservations required. Call 208-527-1335

Learn to Skate Ski for FREE - 1 p.m. at Ga lena Lodge. Complimentary equipmen available during the lesson. Register/Info 208-726-4010 Story Mania - 2 p.m. at the Hailey Publi Library. A book-lovin’ story hour featur ing passionate parents and volunteers. A ages. Info: www.HaileyPublicLibrary.or or 788-2036. FREE Tea Tasting - 2 to 4 p.m. at Tranquil ity Teahouse, Ketchum. Info: 726-0095 o Learn to Skate Ski/Classic Ski for FREE 2:30 p.m. at Galena Lodge. Complimenta ry equipment available during the lesson Register/Info: 208-726-4010 Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleas ants - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - YMCA in Ket chum. 727-9600. Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Fes tival - 6 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hai ley. $10. For more info, please visit: www Sun Valley Suns vs. Utah Rebels – 7 p.m at the Sun Valley indoor ice rink. S DJ McClain at McClain’s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover.

sunday, 1.13.13

USSA Freestyle Spectacular (mogul com petition on Race Arena, slope style and half-pipe competitions) - Bald and Dolla Mountains. Info: 208-726-4129 Coffee Klatch for Art Lovers with Jennife Bellinger - 2 to 4 p.m. at Jennifer’s Art Gal lery & Studio (511 East 4th St., Ketchum) Jennifer will do painting demos while you enjoy coffee & cookies. Info: 208-720 8851 or www.JenniferBellingerFineArt com Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 5 - 6:30. 416 Main Street, North entrance Hailey. For questions: HansMukh 721 7478

monday, 1.14.13

Toddler Story Time - 10:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600

Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen - 12:15 to 1 p.m. at All Things Sacred (upstairs a the Galleria). Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Ca 726-5997 for info. Intermediate Bridge Lessons - 3-5:30 p.m at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reserva tions required, 720-1501 or jo@jomurray com. All Levels Pilates Mat Class - 5:30 p.m. a Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208 720-3238. NAMI - National Alliance for the Men tally Ill support group “Connections - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lowe level under the Hailey Chamber Office Hailey. Info: contact Wendy Norbom a 309-1987 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charle Parish Hall in Hailey. Yoga Sauna - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bellevue Info: 720-6513.

tuesday, 1.15.13

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue Info: 720-6513. Intermediate Levels Pilates Mat Clas - 8:30 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey Cost/info: 208-720-3238.

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Community School Middle School Open House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community School. Info: 208-622-3955 x117 Botany for Gardeners Workshop - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. $10m/$15nm. Register/info: 208-7269358 Choices for Sustainable Living Discussion Group begins today - 6 to 8 p.m. at The Sustainability Center, Hailey. $25 to purchase book. Info/Register: 208-726-4333 S Andy Frasco and the U.N. (funky, blues and jazz from L.A.) - 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover

Thursday, 1.17.13

Celebrate Completion of Hailey Welcome Center (Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LEED building ) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 781 S. Main St., Hailey. Info: 208-788-9815 x24 or Winter Lecture Series presents: Richard Rodriguez â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Tickets/Info: 208-726-9491 or www.sunvalleycenter. org

Friday, 1.18.13

Sun Valley Suns vs. Las Vegas Hookers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley indoor ice rink.



Gary Braun (a founding member of the Braun Bros) - 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover S The Bermuda Cowboys - 9:30 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover

Saturday, 1.19.13

SnowSchool Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Workshop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all day at Craters of the Moon National Park. A 2-day workshop provides educators with a variety of curriculum-based tools that can be used in the classroom and in the field regarding winter ecology and more. Call 208-527-1331 FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs - 9 to 11 a.m. at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. By appointment only, 208-788-4351 Winter Skin Care - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. $25m/$35nm. Register/info: 208-7269358 Sun Valley Ski Club Billy Goat Loppett at Billyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridge - registrations between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m. $10/ entry fee (kids 18 and under, free) Info: Jenny Busdon at 726-1649 or Ted Angle at 788-9458 Winter Tracking w/Ann Christensen and the Environmental Resource Center - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (meet at the ERC, Ketchum). $10 ERC members/$15 non-members. Info: No Dogs please Snowshoe Treks with the Sawtooth National Recreation Area - meet at the Visitor Center at 10:45 a.m., trek begins at 11 a.m. Free to children 12 and under, and a limited number of snowshoes will be available. BCRD snowshoe pass of $5 may apply. Tours are approx. 3/4 to 1 mile and last about an hour. Register early to ensure your spot: 727-5000.

S Sun Valley Opera and Met HD: Live presents Mary Queen of Scots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 a.m. at the Big Wood Cinemas, Hailey. Info: Sun Valley Suns vs. Las Vegas Hookers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley indoor ice rink.

movie review

The Hunt for Osama bin Laden BY JONATHAN KANE


n the critically lauded and controversial new film Zero Dark Thirty we are given a taut thriller about one womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s search for the hiding place and eventual execution of the mastermind behind the World Trade Center attacks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Osama bin Laden. That woman, played beautifully by Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultrahot actress, Jessica Chastain, begins a 10-year search through a morass of conflicting intelligence and the disregard of her intuition by male bosses to track the man down, not living in a cave in Afghanistan as the experts believed but, rather, hiding in plain site in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The end is already known but her obsessive diligence is at the heart of

this incredibly directed movie by Kathyrn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker from a fine screenplay by her collaborator on that pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mark Boal. The raging controversy surrounding the film concerns the disturbing first half hour when a money courier to bin Laden is tortured to supply the name of the man that will lead to the al Qaeda leader. Top CIA operatives have stated that no torture was used in the hunt, but the picture claims otherwise. Either way, the scenes are pretty provocative for the intelligence thriller that will follow. My own difficulty with the movie is what lays the groundwork for the thriller aspect. Names and countries are fired at the audience at rapid-fire pace and it is

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best to have your attention skills sharply focused at this point or just sit back and take the ride. Either way, Bigelowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is a marvel and should earn her a second directorial Oscar. With a subtle and masterful touch, she lets the audience make decisions for itself while weaving a taut and thrilling story. At the end, we are treated to the half-anhour raid on the compound, all shot realistically through the green lens of night-vision. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the big payoff for a film that is a must-see. tws

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 to 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. For $20 you get to pick a bowl, and fill it with food. This benefits the Hunger Coalition and you get to keep the bowl.

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Wednesday, 1.23.13

Community School Upper School Open House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Community School. Info: 208-622-3955 x117


S Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Matt Andersen (blues) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Opera House. Tickets/info: 208-726-9491 or www.sunvalleycenter. org S

Thursday, 1.24.13

George Marsh - 5 to 7 p.m. at Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover S Jonny Shoes (country, bluegrass, folk) - 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover

Friday, 1.25.13

Hailey-Bellevue-Woodside Elem. PTA Skate Night - 5 to 7 p.m. at Hailey Ice (located at Hailey Rodeo Arena). Info: Sarah Benson at (208) 720-3086.

Saturday, 1.26.13

Sun Valley Nordic Festival (celebrations plus the US Masters Nationals). Info:

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Volunteer Group Organizes to Support Improvements to Wood River Trail A group of concerned citizens has stepped forward to help BCRD with the passage of a two-year levy in May 2013 to rebuild and resurface large portions of the Wood River Trail System. The BCRD Board of Directors has studied the need for major improvements to the Wood River Trails over the past year. At a recent board meeting, the BCRD Board of Directors declared their intention to ask the com-

munity to support a 2-year tax levy to fix the trail and ensure the next 30 years of useful life. The volunteer group includes Tom Bowman, Bob Crosby, Mary Austin Crofts, Dick Fosbury, Jed Gray, Tim Hamilton, Wendy Jaquet, Sarah Michael, Wally Morgus, Bob Rosso and Al Stevenson. For more information, contact any member of the group.

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book titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lex Talionis: A Jungle Tale.â&#x20AC;? Then he trotted off to Los Angles where he did character designs for the short-lived TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Game Over,â&#x20AC;? a sitcom about video game characters. He was unemployed when his 68-year-old father found himself in a no-win battle with emphysema, the consequences of 50 years of smoking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My fondest memory of my father was watching him draw,â&#x20AC;? said Wright, who worked for his father one summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a successful architect with clients who adored him. He designed the College of Southern Idaho gym. He built some of the most celebrated houses in Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he even had a street named after him when he passed away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As I took care of him, I realized his passion for drawing eclipsed everything else. I learned from him that you have to find your passion in life and follow it.â&#x20AC;? Graphic novels, some say, have their root in petroglyphsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;imagery carved in rock that represents a universal language of thoughts and ideas. The Ada County Library had just 50 graphic novels a few years ago. Today it has more than a thousand. And the Boise Public Library has more than 2,500 titles in its collection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a dumbed-down form of literatureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re books with picturesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not books,â&#x20AC;? said Wright, who lives in Brighton, England, with his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;graphic designer Lyndsay Luceroâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and their year-old daughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But they really encompass a unique form of storytellingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one that forces the reader to be more interactive,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t write what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve drawnâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that would be redundant. Instead, I call on the reader to figure out things using a combination of the imagery and text. If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done my job well, you come away satisfied because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involved figuring this outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just passive.â&#x20AC;? Since the writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conference, Wright has started penning a weekly comic strip for a United Kingdom bookseller website about great authors traveling through time to pitch their books. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called Sprouts Book Club and it includes Ernest Hemingway, who wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Whom The Bell Tollsâ&#x20AC;? at the Sun Valley Lodge before going on to buy his own home in Ketchum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel lucky to have grown up in a place that is so exquisitely beautiful. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful thing and a tough thingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all this wonderful beauty. If you grow up here and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all you know, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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MORE ON THE WRITERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CONFERENCE Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, who proved the life of the party several Sun Valley Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conferences ago, is among those who will headline the 2013 Sun Valley Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference. The conference will also feature Aleksandar Hemon, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lazarus Project,â&#x20AC;? and Wade Davis, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Serpent and the Rainbow.â&#x20AC;? The conference will be held Aug. 23-26. Passes will go on sale in February. For information, go to tws

Sun Valley Gets Plug from Arnold and Jeopardy BY KAREN BOSSICK

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e can quibble all we want about how to market Sun Valley. But, at the end of the day, our best bet may still be with someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger. As Jay Leno kidded him about his skiing prowess last week, Schwarzenegger told how there was a run in Sun Valley named for himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the run chosen because â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always loved to take the most

dangerous runs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has the biggest mogulsâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? he continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got there the first day and saw Arnoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run and looked down and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Maybe tomorrow.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? If Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketers have their way, this will be like throwing down the gauntlet, enticing skiers and boarders to flock to Sun Valley to test their mettle against Arnoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run. Meanwhile, Minette Broschofsky reports that the Sun

Valley Center for the Arts ended up as a question on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeopardyâ&#x20AC;? this past week. The question: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In what state is the Sun Valley Center for the Arts?â&#x20AC;? Sadly, not a single contestant guessed Idaho. Thankfully, news magazines are still talking about how Rupert Murdoch was in Sun Valley at Allen and Company when his empire came crashing downâ&#x20AC;Ś tws



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Tickets are now available for the 17th annual Galena Lodge and Ski Trails Benefit Dinner and Auction to be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Limelight Room of the Sun Valley Inn. The live auction items include a Sawtooth Mountain bike weekend for eight with 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, Georgia Gould, which includes lodging for two nights at a private home in Stanley, dinners and breakfast. Also, a vintner dinner at Galena

Lodge for 16; an evening at the new Italian eatery, Enoteca, for 10; a Sedona vacation with air tickets to Phoenix from Sun Valley; one week in Punta Mita for eight; and a Sun Valley backcountry skiing and yurt experience for five guided by Joe St. Onge. In addition, Jenny Busdon will create an exclusive Gourmet Ski Tour for 2O on the Harriman Trail, with Cristina Ceccatelli Cook, of Cristinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a Restaurant & Bakery, doing appetizers, soup at Murphy Bridge and a sit-down din-

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ner at the SNRA with music. Tickets are $95, if purchased online at before Jan. 13, and $110 afterwards. Tables may be reserved for $760 for eight or $950 for 10. The evening will include a threecourse dinner and great wines to accompany it and dancing to the popular High Street Band from Boise. For more information or to donate a silent auction item, contact either Megan Stevenson at 578-5459 or Jenny Busdon at 726-1649.

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t would seem that Omar Bermejo is off to a flying start. The former Marine won two national championship Nordic ski races at Soldier Hollow, Utah, over the weekend in his first national championship competition. Bermejo, who joined up with the Wood River Ability Program this winter, won Friday’s 15k freestyle race. He took Sunday’s 10k by a considerable margin. The feats earned him an invite from the U.S. team to represent

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the United States at a World Cup meeting in Cable, Wisc. “He’s training about as hard as he can,” said Marc Mast, who heads up WRAP. “He was so high on Sunday—his family was there from Grand Rapids, Mich., to watch him race for the first time. Joan Scheingraber has put him through a good training program and, for someone who’s only been skiing for a year, it’s amazing how well he’s skiing and the condition he’s in.” Matt Gelso, a Gold Team racer with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, also got a work-

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out climbing the podium. He won the senior men’s class, finished fourth in the men’s 30k classic mass start race and placed third in the men’s 15k freestyle. Laurel Fiddler took third in the women’s 10k skate. Sloan Storey, now with the University of Utah, took fourth. Patrick Johnson took fifth in the men’s 15k freestyle. Chelsea Holmes placed sixth in the Senior Women’s 20k classic mass start race. Mike Sinnott placed seventh in the 15k skate, and Alexa Turzian took eighth in the senior women’s 20k classic. tws


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eadow voles and pocket gophers cause significant damage to rangeland, alfalfa, pastures, and other agricultural crops. Combined or alone, forage losses from gophers and/or voles have been estimated at 10 to 50 percent in pastures and alfalfa. These rodents also cause significant damage in orchards, nurseries, turf lawns, ornamental flower plantings, landscapes, lawns, and vegetable gardens. Both voles and gophers damage plants by eating roots, trunks, stems, tubers, and leaves. Their tunneling habits also cause damage. Large mounds of soil left by rodents can dull knives and discs on

harvesting equipment. Soil from mounds also contaminates hay bales. Underground rodent burrows and tunnels interfere with irrigation practices and equipment. The burrowing and mounding capabilities of gophers encourage weed invasion through ground disturbance and can cause injury to people, horses, and livestock that step into holes. Although voles reproduce more rapidly than gophers, both have remarkable reproductive capacity. Population surges can occur frequently when adequate forage and habitat are available. Voles and gophers are considered non-game mammals in most states and can be legally


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Where the Snow Meets the Earth


s you’re out snowshoeing or cross-country skiing this winter you’ll inevitably see the crisscross of animal tracks across the snowy surface. You may even spy the intriguing trail of the ermine, bounding two by two before ending abruptly, disappearing down a small hole in the snow. Where might this creature have gone? The answer most likely is that it plunged into the busy, hidden winter world of the subnivean. The subnivean zone – Latin in origin, meaning under (sub) the snow (nives) – forms where the snow meets the earth. Here, a relatively sharp temperature gradient, due to the difference between the heat of the earth and the cold air above the snowpack, may result in a layer at the base of the pack. Backcountry skiers may know this as a facet layer, which is, effectively, poorly bonded, loose “sugar snow.” While this layer makes for risky avalanche conditions,

managed on private property and public lands. Check with your state wildlife agency or department of agriculture regarding legal control methods in your area. Management options depend on the pest, the situation, cost limitations and equipment and labor availability. It is important to understand the target pest’s biology and habits before implementing management strategies. Article courtesy of Pacific Northwest Extension Publication D. Gunn, R. Hirnyck, G. Shewmaker, S. Takatori, L. Ellis Available at your local University of Idaho Extension office.

it is easy for wildlife to burrow through. Likewise, the snowpack above provides a thick, natural insulating layer for those living beneath, including many plants. Throughout the winter, a lively ecosystem exists out of sight, in the subnivean zone. Mice, voles, and gophers huddle, burrow, and forage, while weasels and martins stalk and chase them through intricate tunnel systems. Try digging a snow-pit in your yard or a field by making a wall perpendicular to the Earth’s surface. Along the base of that wall you will probably find the “sugar-snow” subnivean layer. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a tunnel or two! Are you curious about which animals are active in winter? The ERC offers Winter Tracking workshops on snowshoes, January 19, February 2 and February 16. Contact the Environmental Resource Center at 208.726.4333 or tws


Celebrate Hailey’s Welcome Center

Join the City of Hailey in thanking all those who contributed to the Hailey Welcome Center — a red, but very “green,” building. Everybody is welcome to come celebrate from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 at 781 S. Main St. in Hailey. Info: 208-788-9815, ext. 24

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Our Fourth Annual Health & Wellness Section on Jan. 23 DeaDline ThursDay, Jan. 17 Space is limited, Reserve Yours today! steve: 309.1088 • leslie: 309.1566

Every Wednesday, starting tonight and running through Feb. 13, The Hunger Coalition will be hosting Cooking Matters courses at its Bellevue location. Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. Through hands-on classes taught by volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. Contact Kat Vanden Heuvel at 7880121 for more information.

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Two Dance Workshops and a Party Studio Move is celebrating its first anniversary with a party from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 11. Everyone is invited to join them for a glass of wine, appetizers and lots of dancing. Additionally, if you have always wanted to dance, but hate dance classes, then you might like to consider these upcoming workshops: The Fun-Damentals Of Partner Dancing workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15, 17, 22 and 24 at Studio Move

in Ketchum. Cost is $80 per person or $70 for repeat students. Pre-registration and a partner are required. If you would like to attend, but don’t have a partner, contact Peggy at 720-3350. The second workshop is The Basics of Swing & Rock and is from 7:15 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, Jan 14, 18, 21 and 25, at Pure Body Pilates in Hailey. The cost for this workshop is $80 per person and pre-registration is required.

January Workshops at the Garden January workshops at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden start soon. Choices range from botany to skin care and oil painting. Forest Service botanist Deb Taylor will teach the Botany for Gardeners workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The cost is $10/ members, and $15/non-members Darcy Williamson will teach the Winter Skin Care workshop. Williamson is Idaho’s expert on native medicinal plants and will be teaching an

informative and interactive class on preparing lotions for your hands and face using native medicinal plants. The class is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 and the cost is $25/ members and $3/non-members. Deanna Schrell will teach a series of Oil Painting classes. The classes are each Wednesday from Jan. 23 to March 27 and they are $25/class. For more info or to register, contact (208) 726-5835.

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he porcelain lemon juicer with the bluebird painted on its side says as much about Bette Barnes’ love of cooking as any other gadget she has in her kitchen. It’s from Mexico—a little town on the Sea of Cortez called Buena Vista, to be exact. That’s where Barnes came to love to prepare dinners for friends. “After my husband Bill retired as superintendent of schools, we moved to Mexico a thousand miles south of San Diego. It was a simpler way where a Mexican lady washed laundry on a washboard and hung them on a barbed wire fence to dry,” recalled the Hailey woman. “And there wasn’t much to do except fish for marlin and have dinner parties for everyone who wanted to come to Mexico to see us.” Apparently, practice made perfect, as Barnes has turned into “a fabulous cook,” according to her friend Patti Reed: “She creates delicious, unusual and well-prepared meals with ease and with a smile on her voice.” When Bill and Bette Barnes moved to Sun Valley 21 years ago to escape the desert sun, the lemon juicer came with them, along with Barnes’ penchant for entertaining. Both play a big role in one of her favorite dishes—Cold Lemon Souffle. “I like it because you can do it in advance. You can even put it in a freezer and then move it to the refrigerator to thaw about three hours before you serve it. And it serves about eight people because it’s very rich,” she said. Barnes set about to make that souffle on a recent afternoon, starting first by juicing fresh lemons on her porcelain juicer. She spent the next 15 minutes stirring egg yolks, sugar and grated lemon rinds in the top of a double boiler. “You could just wait for it turn into a ribbon. But that’s a harder concept for people to grasp. So I just tell people to cook it for 15 minutes. That works out fine as long as the water’s not too hot. If it’s too hot, your eggs will scramble,” she said. Barnes’ kitchen is horseshoe-shaped, dominated by a granite counter and glass cabinets displaying her wine glasses and cookbooks and a smooth electric range top—a feature Barnes prizes because it’s so easy to clean. The kitchen is small, as modern kitchens go, but everything an arm’s reach away. “We call it a one-butt kitchen because two people can’t bend over at the same time,” she quipped. Strains of classical music fill the air as she goes about her task. All they could get in Mexico was Mexican music, she says, save for 2 or 3 in the morning when they could tune in a San Diego station. Barnes doesn’t need to look at a recipe as she prepares the souffle—she’s done it dozens of times. She works methodically, putting the lemon mixture in the pantry to let it cool, then taking it out on the porch to stir it again to let it get cooler still. Satisfied that it is cool enough, she brings it back in and proceeds to mix the whipped cream in a bowl in her sink so the mixture doesn’t splatter on her dark red walls. She folds the whipped cream into the lemon mixture, then fashions a collar of waxed paper around the souffle dish to give it a little additional height, tying the collar off with wrapping twine and a paper clip. Her cooking was simpler, she says, when her kids were young and she was teaching business courses to high school and college students. “We bought five pounds of hamburger—a pound for every day of the work week. We’d have meat loaf one day, stuffed peppers the next... Once the children left, I felt I could try a greater variety.” And Barnes did just that, pairing her love of traveling with cooking classes in exotic realms like Thailand and Italy. She pulled an old book held together by red tape out of her recipe book cabinet. The book was written by Michael Fields, former food editor of The New York Times. “This guy taught me how to cook. It doesn’t have a lot of recipes but it explained things in a way that any idiot could follow them. After this, I graduated to Julia Childs,” she said. She pulled out another book—this one by Martin Yan. She thumbed through the recipes, which included Salmon Packets with Black Bean Sauce, Stuffed Steamed Trout, Thai Spiced Orange Pork Chops with Onions and Pork Basil Stir-Fry. Her husband has scribbled the dates that she prepared each dish next to the recipes, with comments like “Delicious.” “When I started going to more exotic Chinese dishes, this was the chef I turned to,” she said. “You can see I’ve got food stains on all the pages.” When the souffle had congealed, Barnes drizzled a few lines of raspberry sauce onto each plate. Then she drizzled a few more lines over the souffle and sprinkled on a few fresh raspberries to top it off. “This is amazingly good,” said Jim Emry, among those lucky enough to sample it. “It’s kind of like a lemon mousse. A very yummy lemon mousse.” Such comments are music to Barnes’ ears. “I’m not very creative so cooking is my outlet,” she said. “And I find you get a lot of strokes for it because most people like to eat.”

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Bette Barnes stirs her souffle on the porch in a maneuver designed to cool it off just a little bit more.

What you should know about Bette Favorite gadgets: “The microwave, of course. It makes it so easy to steam vegetables and not lose the vitamins you would if you boiled them in water on the stove. Also, the Cuisinart—you can shred a pound of lettuce in eight seconds when you have a lot of people coming to dinner.” Have knife will travel: Bette Barnes takes her knives—all 22 of them that she bought for $30 off an infomercial during a bout of insomnia—with her when she and her husband head to Arizona for a winter respite. She takes her spices, too—they don’t last long and it’s expensive to buy new ones, she said. Where Bette draws the line: Cookies and sushi. “I love to eat them but I don’t like making them because you have to spend so much time dealing with little individual pieces. When I cook, I want to have it over with.” Food memory: “I was invited to President George W. Bush’s inauguration and they had a cake that was a duplicate of the White House on a smaller scale. It was an awesome thing to see.” Most exotic experience: “My husband and I went to a restaurant in China where you could pick out the snakes you wanted for dinner.” Favorite dish: Lamb. My dad was born in France and my grandfather was a bit of a gourmand—he made his own wine in the cellar. As a result, I grew up eating artichokes, mushrooms and lamb—things that 60 years ago were considered exotic. Comfort food: Besides Cold Lemon Souffle, I love ice cream sundaes loaded with chocolate and caramel sauce and almonds and whipped cream. Most detestable food: “I love to eat anything but hot beets.” Favorite chef: Martin Yan. “I used to watch him on PBS. None of his recipes go more than a page. They have limited ingredients. And they always turn out wonderfully.” Favorite people to cook for: “My family. I get a lot of joy out of it and it’s something I don’t get to do a lot of now that my son has his own family. Dreams: I’d like to take a Master Class in cooking at Cordon Bleu.


Bette’s Cold Lemon Souffle

6 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tab unflavored gelatin juice of 3 lemons grated rind of 2 lemons 1 pint whipping cream

In top of a double boiler combine egg yolks, sugar and grated lemon rinds. Mix well and cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly. In a small sauce pan combine gelatin and juice. Cook over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Add to yolk mixture and cool. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Whip cream until it’s stiff. Fold egg whites and cream into yolk mixture and pour into a prepared souffle dish. To increase the volume on the souffle dish, tear a 24-inch piece of wax paper, fold it in half lengthwise, fold it again, then tie it around the top of the souffle dish, extending it over the rim of the dish about 2 inches. Refrigerate overnight. Or freeze, thawing in refrigerator just before serving. Serve with raspberry sauce or chocolate curls. tws Serves 6 to 8

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ere you are using a true â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Worldâ&#x20AC;? crop. Banana squash seeds were discovered from an archeological site in Peru. In 1893 R.H. Shumway of the seed catalogue fame introduced this squash to us here in this country. This squash requires long periods of warm season weather to reach maturity and often stays on the vine for up to 120 days. Therefore, it requires over a half-year to cultivate and makes for just one single crop annually. With that in mind, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really give respect to this very healthy and delicious squash. I really enjoy squashes cooked in all sorts of ways; however, this easy-to-make â&#x20AC;&#x153;creamyâ&#x20AC;? soup is one of my favorites. Even though I do call it creamy, as you may notice there is no fat in it. There is another variety that does contain cream and butter which is more luxurious; however, frankly, this wintery warm-me-up version fits just right for my belly. Enjoy!

Creamy Banana Squash or Winter Squash Soup Makes 2 generous and 4 scant servings Ingredients: 3 C. peeled banana squash, cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes (about 1 ž lb.) 4-5 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 Pippin apple, peeled, cored and chopped fine 1/4 tsp. dried tarragon

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How to Become a Wildland Firefighter The Sawtooth National Forest will conduct a workshop for individuals interested in summer employment on a fire crew for the next field season. The day will begin with employment opportunities and an introduction to the application process. The following classes will be introduced: Basic Firefighter, Intro to Fire Behavior, Introduction to the Incident Command System, and an Introduction to Leadership. Also discussed will be the physical preparation needed to prepare for becoming a wildland firefighter. The classes that will be introduced are Web-based and, after the class, students will be able to work on

those classes individually and be able to show on a rĂŠsumĂŠ and application that they have taken and passed the classes when job openings become available. There will be two classes offered for this opportunity: one on Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the College of Southern Idaho, Shields Bldg., Room 105, in Twin Falls; and a second on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Campus, Room 509, South Wing, in Hailey. Please call 208-737-3248 to reserve your seat today. This opportunity is on a first-come, first-served basis, and you must be registered.

Shelter: Free Rabies Vaccination for Dogs The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is offering two upcoming rabies vaccination clinics to the community. By appointment only on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m., Blaine County residents can get their dogs vaccinated for free with the purchase of a 2013 dog license. Rabies vaccinations are required by law for all dogs and are a prerequisite to be able to get them licensed. In addition to being required by law, rabies vaccinations are an important part of keeping your pets healthy and your family safe. Blaine County ordinance also re-

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Preparing For Your Financial Future Provided by Patrick Buchanan, a Registered State Farm Agent Written by State Farm VP Management Corp.


hen most of us think of investing, we immediately think of investing for retirement. While that is an important aspect to be considered, there are other pieces of the puzzle that are also important. Establishing a budget, investing early and regularly, and saving for post-secondary education should also be considered. Establish a budget Establishing a budget is a great first step in planning your finances. A budget is a useful tool for recording all of your income and expenses. By writing down how much money you earn and spend each month, you can see where your money is going. This will assist you in being able to prioritize your expenses and needs. Any money left over can be used for savings and investing. Even a small amount of money invested regularly can help. Invest early and regularly, even small amounts One reason to start a regular investment program early is to give your money as much time as possible to grow through compounding. If you haven’t started investing yet, then consider starting now and getting into the habit. Just remember that the amounts you invest do not have to be large, especially if the money is taken directly out of each paycheck. You will be surprised how little you miss money you don’t see. If you’re already investing every month, look for ways to contribute more through

bonuses and monetary gifts. A hypothetical example The value of starting early is illustrated by a 25-year-old investing $2,000 per year for 10 years at a hypothetical 8 percent fixed rate of return with all gains and dividends reinvested. This 25-year-old would accumulate $314,870 by age 65. A 35-year-old investing $2,000 per year for 30 years and reinvesting all gains and dividends will have $244,692 when he or she reaches 65. These hypothetical examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to represent or imply the actual performance of any specific investment. It is important to note that any investment involves risks that may result in the loss of principal and there is no guarantee that the strategies illustrated will produce positive investment results. College tuition planning Preparing for your children’s or grandchildren’s college education is important, especially when tuition costs are rising every year. One possibility might include investing in a Coverdell Education Savings Account, which allows tax-free withdrawals for qualified education expenses. These can include room, board and tuition for elementary, secondary and higher education. You might also want to look into prepaid tuition plans. Many states offer programs that allow parents to lock in the cost of tomorrow’s college tuition and fees for what it would cost today. State Farm securities products are available through prospectus by registered representatives of State Farm VP Management

Corp., One State Farm Plaza, Bloomington, Illinois 61710, 1800-477-4930 (Mutual Funds) or 1-888-702-2307 (Variable Products). Please read the prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks charges and expenses and other information it contains about State Farm securities products carefully before investing. AP 2010/03/0497. Securities, insurance and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not guaranteed by State Farm Bank and are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal. A regular investment program does not assure a profit and does not protect against loss in declining markets. A regular investment program involves continuous investment in securities regardless of fluctuating prices. You should consider your financial ability to continue purchases through periods of high or low price levels. tws

Ford’s Canada

“I never think of the characters I write as exactly people, the way some writers say they do, letting their characters ‘just take over and write the book’; or, for that matter, in the way I want readers to think of them as people, or even as I think of characters in novels I myself read (and didn’t write). In my own books, I do all the writing—the characters don’t.” In reading this book, you have to agree with Ford’s description of his own writing. Most of the reviews I have read start out the same way— with his two beginning sentences in the book: “First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.” So, now are you hooked? With that in mind, the remainder of the book delves into a family so torn asunder by one man’s extreme and costly folly and the resulting consequences to the remainder of the members that the book definitely keeps you on the edge of your chair. Enjoy. Give us your feedback at tws

Canada by Richard Ford, released 2012, hardback is 432 pages BY MARGOT VAN HORN


ord lives in Maine; however, he seems to be fascinated with Montana and Canada. Well, I guess living in the wilds of Maine, Montana could contain a similar landscape. Ford got the Pulitzer for his book “Independence” so you know that he is an accomplished writer. Some compare him to Hemingway. His style of writing is very sparse and slow—so if you are in a hurry, don’t read this book. I found it disturbing in subject matter (where in the world does he get his scenarios?); however, I couldn’t put it down. I kept wanting to find out, even though he lets you know early on, the details: the why, how, and what happens. So, if you find yourself continually thinking about the circumstances and the characters, you know that you have a good book on your lap. Ford describes his way of drawing his characters as this:


Sonnenberg Reading and Book Signing Susanna Sonnenberg will present a free reading of her book, “She Matters: A Life in Friendships,” at 6 tonight at The Community Library in Ketchum. The book tracks Sonnenberg’s own childhood friendships, friendships with older women, friendships between new mothers—each with their

own subtleties and lessons. The book was mentioned in this past Sunday’s “Parade” magazine. Sonnenberg’s first book, “Her Last Death,” is a memoir exploring the relationships between herself, her mother and her own children. Sonnenberg will sign copies of her book following the reading.

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Dear Classified Guys, My daughter loves animals. When she was small, she would bring home anything that moved. One time it was a turtle crossing the road. We brought that one back to a lake. Then it was a baby bird that fell out of its nest. When she turned twelve a year ago, we let her get a pet rabbit. She did wonders with it and trained it to roam the house without causing too much trouble. Most recently, she read an ad for abandoned kittens that need a good home and wants to add one of these to her pet collection. She's great at taking care of the animals, so my only concern is whether or not cats and rabbits get along. Will the cat attack our overly friendly bunny? Is it possible they can live in harmony or are they destined to fight like cats and dogs?

• • • Cash: Well we've never heard the expression, "fighting like cats and rabbits", so that's a good sign. Carry: Surprisingly, even animals that are natural enemies in the wild can be good friends in a safe environment at home. Cash: It's great that your daughter is conscientious about

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training her pets. It's no easy task to train a rabbit to live indoors. If she is that dedicated to the kitten, then things could work out relatively well. Carry: Since these kittens were abandoned, it's important you try to learn about their backgrounds and disposition. While they could act perfectly normal around people, they may have had interactions with other animals that could affect their behavior. Cash: Keep in mind that cats are predators by nature. When they play with balls of string and feathery toys as kittens, they are practicing their natural tendency to hunt.

Carry: The fact that your rabbit

has lived with you for a year is a great advantage. Introducing a new animal should be less stressful for the bunny since it's familiar with the environment. You may even find that the rabbit chases the kitten to establish its territory. Cash: Before you commit to bringing home the cat, introduce it slowly to your rabbit and see how they react. If they are curious to get to know each other, you may have a good match. Carry: Of course, then your next problem is deciding how many more animals your daughter will want to add to her pet collection.

Housebreaking a dog or cat is very common, but how about a rabbit? Surprisingly, even rabbits can be taught to use a litter box and live indoors. Start by placing the litter box where they normally go to the bathroom. As they become accustomed to the litter box, you can expand their freedom outside the cage. It may take some time to train a rabbit, but with some patience they can be housetrained just like any other pet.

Just a Nip

If you own a cat, you know how fond your feline can be of catnip. Catnip is a member of the mint family of aromatic herbs. It has been used as an herbal remedy in humans since the 15th century, but on cats it often has a unique effect. The chemical compound called nepetalactone, found in the essential oil of catnip, can induce a harmless physiological reaction in about 85% of all cats. Often the feline will roll around, lie in silly positions, or even appear to be chasing an invisible friend. •

Reader Humor Cat Nipped

In my neighborhood everyone lets their cats roam outside at night. Most of the time it's not a problem, but lately the neighbor's cat has been fighting with ours. After several nights of waking up to a ruckus, my husband started keeping our cat inside. It didn't seem to help as the neighbor's cat just found someone else to fight. One night he put some catnip outside hoping it would distract the cat from causing trouble. That evening the neighbor's cat again began screaming. When my husband opened the window to yell, he said, "I don't believe it." "Didn't he find the catnip?" I asked. "He must have," he laughed. "He's wrestling with our lawn gnome!" (Thanks to Silvia P.)

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10 help wanted Hairdresser needed full or part-time in busy salon in Ketchum. Call (208) 727-1708. Jane’s Artifacts is now hiring a sales associate - part to full-time available. Must be able to work weekends. Must have retail sales experience and have good math skills. Basic knowledge of 10-key, cash register and a knowledge of art and office a plus. Must be able to learn and run equipment in copy center. Send resume to or fax to 788-0849.

11 business op Blaine County artists and craftsmakers: Ketchum Arts Festival application now available at Postmark completed application by March 15 for best booth price and inclusion in Festival Guide. No jurying for Blaine Co. residents. Festival dates July 12-14, 2013. PAY ONLY AS YOU GROW! New Business?...Relocating?...New Ideas? Space, plus “possible” backing available. Therapists (physical - other) Health, Wellness Professionals, Salon. Rent = Zero to Market Value, only as you succeed. BE BRAVE! COMMIT TO YOUR DREAMS! 208-309-2224....208-7277926

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Deliver tortillas, chips, bread, misc. from Carey to Stanley & everything in between. $40,00. Or, with 2 trailers and a pick up: $58,000.

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14 child care NANNY/BABYSITTER Available! I am 26 years old, I have 5 yrs experienced, CPR certified, and love kids! I am available any time and drive kids to activities. Call Ashley @ (208)9957721

19 services If you need help with W-2’s and 1099’s, Wood River Bookkeeping has the knowledge and software to help you complete the forms. 15 years experience. We offer complete tax preparation services. (208) 7880253 Experienced Housekeeper! Flexible hours to fit your needs. References available. Affordable. Call

Ashley @ 208-995-7721 A House keeper, House sitter, Animal care giver, or general labor , with secure references and dependability. Always affordable. call 530-7352321 Pet Holidays - Your sociable, housefriendly dog can join our Aussies on our wilderness acreage. We board dogs as members of our family. Morning hikes, stick chasing, 24hour interaction, supervision. Call for reservations/rates. (208) 481-2016. HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES; Experience, Recommendations, Responsible, free estimates, call : 208720-5973. Professional Window Washing and maintenance. Affordable rates. 7209913. Books can change the life of another person, so if you have some that are taking up space, and would like to donate them, call Fabio at 788-3964 and we’ll pick them up for free. Two guys and a truck - Furniture moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will pack’em and stack’em and the mighty men will load’em and totem. We’ll even do the dreaded move out clean. Call 721-3543 for your moving needs. JACK OF ALL TRADES - One call does it all, whether your job be big or small. Drywall, paint, small remodels, maintenance, tiling, woodwork, electrical plumbing, framing, etc. Don’t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

22 art, antiques and collectibles Silver!! 4 consecutive serial numbered, 2001 $1 Silver Holographic Certificates, with authenticity papers, for sale. Limited striking, individually die struck in .999 silver. Beautiful! $100 for all 4 notes. Call 208-3091959 for details. An incredible basketball card collection. Up to a thousand cards from late 1980’s to 2000. All cards are in amazing condition and are organized. $375 for all. Call 208-3091959 for details. Stamp collection for sale. Amazing! Every US Commemorative stamp from 1950-1999. Two complete albums holding 152 panels with hundreds of stamps in mint condition. A must see! I paid $2,400 and will sell for $1,400 O.B.O. Call 208-309-1959 for details. ORIGINAL AND UNUSUAL ARTWORKS. Three original Nancy Stonington watercolors, $500 to $1000. Unique Sunshine Mine 100th anniversary poster, very nicely framed, $150. Original dot matrix painting, 3’ wide by 4’ high, Jack Gunter, $1500. Call Ann (208) 726-9510.

24 furniture Furniture for sale, beautiful bureau, log dresser, white dresser, refrigera-

tors, chest freezer. Email for pictures Bellevue, deliver or pickup. Large Armoire, rustic pine and hardware, Southwestern style. 4’ wide, 80” tall, 2’ deep. Double doors, two shelves and one drawer on bottom. TV cable cut outs in back. Perfect for tv or other storage. Beautiful condition, $400. 788-1953. Email for photos: Loft bunk bed, Steel frame, built-in computer desk with CD rack, shelving, pullout keyboard tray. Full size mattress included. $250 with mattress. Call 578-2230. Modern-style, glass-top tasking/ work table. Almost new. Retail $250, yours for $50 OBO. Call 208-3091088 The Trader is now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208.720.9206. Kitchen Pie Cupboard - wooden w/carving on the doors. Must see! Was $250, no just $175. Must See! Old Firestone Console Radio/phonagraph. Works sometimes, has tubes. $150 OBO. 788-2566 Blonde Oak Dresser with hand carving - (3 drawer) $250. 788-2566

25 household New Raised Toilet Seat w/handles & ez lock feature. Boxed/brand new/ bought & didn’t need. 720-4452. $35. Trash Cans on wheels, pair for $20. 726-5122 Big box of Christmas lights. Icicle lights, white lights, colored lights, spare bulbs, $5 for entire box. Call 578-2230. Nice, warm, low operating cost far infrared heaters for sale. Two sizes. Call 788-2012

28 clothing 2 Fox fur coats - 1 shadow (white, used once) - $850. 1 black (silver tip) - $650. Both mint condition. Call 788-4461

37 electronics iPhone 4, 32gb, Verizon. $200. 7209368. Plus a 64GB iPod touch for $125. 720-9368.

40 musical Rehearsal Space for Bands Available - area has heat and restrooms. Call Scott at 727-1480. Voice lessons - classically trained, professionally unionized singer/actress. All ages and abilities encouraged and accepted. Vivian Lee Alperin. 727-9774. Guitar and drum lessons available for all levels of musicians. Our studio or yours. Call Scott at 727-1480.

48 skis/boards, equip. Shaped skis: Volkl Crossranger, 190cm w/lightweight Salomon 900s

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50 sporting goods Columbia Men’s Gortex hunting jacket. Size large. $100 OBO 208788-2566 Women’s White Figure Skates. size 7 and 1/2....Like new Riedell leather boot with Sheffield Blade. $150 or make offer. 208-788-2566 PIEPS BRAND FREERIDE beacon, shovel and probe. All have never been used. $300 O.B.O. 208-2512566. Tread Mill. Not electric but you can run or walk on in front of TV. Easy to move and set up. New $172. Used very little $50. (208) 788 4929 AB lounge Ultra. Great core builder and tummy tucker. Hardly used. $50. (208) 788 4929. Youth, Black Diamond “Wiz Kid” climbing harness. One size fits youth to 12 years old. New, used once. $30. Call 578-2230. Remington 30-06 SPRG. Brand new Pentax 4x12x40 scope. $375 Firm. Call 309-1566 or 823-4678. Remington 760 Series, pump, 3006. $450 Firm. Call 320-3374 We pay cash for quality ski and snowboard gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110.

56 other stuff for sale Kiln for sale: Paragon model AA BB OR AA-B. Diameter 26 inches outside, 18 inches inside, two tear high. Very good condition. Some pottery tools included. $225. (208) 788 4929. TWO Sun Valley Express bus tickets for sale, for use anytime. $55/each. 788.9475 AVON at, Avon Independent Representative. AVON puedes solicitar tus productos y ver los catalogos on line en

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60 homes for sale 5 br/3 bath 2 story Farmhouse on 30 acres,in alfalfa. Domestic and irrigation wells. Four and 1/2 milesfSouth of Bellevue. Beautiful views, close to Silver Creek. $375,000. 208-7882566 SALMON RIVER: 2+2 Home, Apt., Barn, Garage, Bunkhouse, (1,500 sf improvements) on 3.14 level fenced riverfront acres between StanleyClayton, $239,000. 80-miles north of WRV. Adjacent 3.76 level riverfront acres also avail. for sale, $139,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath mountain lodge-style home on nearly 2 acres 3.6 miles west of Stanley (Crooked Creek Sub.). Asking $495,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 Fairfield - 3bd/1ba, big fenced yard, fire pit, 2-car garage, outbuildings, chicken coop, woodstove. On 3 lots in town, walk to bars and restaurants. 1,792 sf, 2-story, propane, city water and sewer. Call 208-837-6145. Owner carry.

64 condos/townhouses for sale Ketchum - gorgeous, hardwood floors looking right at Baldy. 3/3 fully furnished/walk in ready! Private parking garage, hot tub - location! $695,000. Windermere Penny Leopold 309-1130 Ketchum - walk to River Run, bike path! Immaculate 2/2.5 reverse plan, underground parking, 2 storage lockers. $339,000. Windermere Penny Leopold 309-1130 Sweetwater • Hailey, ID

34 Sold • 3 Under Contract Sweetwater Townhomes ONLY $162,000 BONUS!!! When you buy a Sweetwater home, you’ll receive FREE HOA dues thru 12/31/2013!! Green Neighborhood Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty

70 vacation property Palm Springs vacation. 2 BR/2Bath condo, all emities, Heated pools, tennis courts etc. one week, January 19 to 26 . $1500 call for details...208788-2566 Whistler @ Mountainside Lodge. 1 week flex and can exchange with other properties worldwide. $3000. (503) 779-4215. (Local living in Sun Valley).


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72 commercial land Hailey city block (3 lots, 7 lots or full block = 10 lots). Great development opportunity with alley access. Zoned H/B. Windermere Penny Leopold 309-1130

73 vacant land 50% REDUCTION SALE by owner - 2.5 acre lots near Soldier Mountain Resort and Golf Course. Great skiing, underground power and telephone completed in scenic subdivision. $24,500. 720-7828. SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level riverfront fenced acres between Stanley and Clayton. Hunting, fishing, riding, views, 80-miles north of WRV, $139,500. Adjacent 3.14 level riverfront acres w/1,500 sf improvemtns also available for sale, $239,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $29,000, owner consider carry paper. 208 788-2566

77 out of area rental Boise Move in Special: 1 bedroom sublet in a 4-bedroom apartment at Park Village. Fully furnished and all utilities included. $430/mo. January rent FREE! Call Joanne for more information. 208-720-5008

78 commercial rental Main Street Ketchum - 1086 sqft Office with private bath and shower $1357 / mon. Ketchum LI / Storage – 1000sqft, .85 – 1.00 / sqft / mon. Bellevue Main Street – Office / Retail. Jeff Engelhardt 578-4412, Great Shop/Storage/ Space - 1680 sf shop with 7’ bay door, 9’ ceilings with 2 offices at Cold Springs Business Park across from St. Luke’s Hospital with both Hwy 75 & Hospital Dr. access. We would consider splitting the shop space for a long term tenant or we will accept winter or year round car, boat, toy, or household storage. Contact Emil Capik or 622-5474 PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Ground Flr #104, 106; 153 & 175 sf. Upstairs #216, Interior, 198 sf. Lower Level #2, 198sf. Also Leadville Building Complex: Upstairs, Unit #8, 8A 229-164sf; Upstairs Unit #2 & 3, 293166sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

80 bellevue rentals 3BD/2BA Home, unfurn, new exterior paint, new carpet, all appliances, single car garage, fenced yard, all in great shape in a quiet neighborhood! Pet possible, no smoking, avail immed. $975/mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this property out at

81 hailey rentals 2BD/1BA apartment. Affordable unfurnished upstairs, corner unit in quiet W. Hailey -- Walk to downtown! No pets or smoking. Avail now. $625/ mo + utils. Call Brian at 208-7204235 or check these out at www.

82 ketchum rentals Ketchum - 2 furnished studios available immediately. Top floor, Baldy views, and parking. Walk to everything in town. $650 and $700/mth. 309-1130

86 apt./studio rental Tanglewood Apartments for rent - 3bd. $695/month. Unfurnished.

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89 roommate wanted ROOMMATE wanted to share a 2 bedroom condo in Hailey for $330. Fully furnished besides the bedroom. Right on the bike path. I have a cat so no more pets. Smoking outside Ok. Call Ashley @ (208)995-7721. House sharing, Upstairs bedroom with large master bath. Private entrance & deck. Great view, with lots of sun. All utilities included $650. No smoking. Security and references required. (208) 788 4929. Room Mate(s) Wanted - Mature, quiet, gainfully employed, nonsmoker, pet-less who likes to be out of town close to nature, south end of valley. Leave Message 208-7211250 Roommate wanted. Mature, moderate drinking, no drugs. 2bd available for 1 person. North Woodside home. $350 + utilities. Wi-fi available. Dog possible, fenced yard. 720-9368. Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 20 words or less for free! e-mail or fax to 788-4297

100 garage & yard sales List Your Yard Sale (20 words or less is always free) ad and get a Yard Sale Kit for only $9.99. Your kit includes 6 bright 11 x 17 signs, 6 bright letter-size signs, 100 price stickers, 10 balloons, free tip book. What are you waiting for? Get more bang for your buck when you list your ad in The Weekly Sun!

201 horse boarding Barn for Rent - 2 stalls w/ 12’ x 36’ runs. Small pasture area, large round pen, hay shed, storage area, heated water. North Hailey near bike path. $200 a month per hose. Call 7882648 Horse Boarding available just south of Bellevue; experienced horse person on premises; riding adjacent to property. Shelter and Pasture available. Reasonably priced. Call 7883251.

202 livestock for sale Cornfed beef, one all natural young small beef, and one grass fat beef for sale. $3.10/lb hanging weight. Call 731-4694.

203 livestock services Ariat Volant Vented Tall Boot never used. Nineteen inches high on inside, size 7.5, Med weigh, black. New $450 now $250. (208) 788 4929. Indoor arena, stalls with paddocks, Manager on grounds at all times. Ideally located mid valley. (208) 788 4929

303 equestrian River Sage Stables offers first class horse boarding at an active kid and adult friendly environment, lessons available with ranch horses. Heated indoor arena and many other amenities included. Please contact Katie (208) 788-4844.

306 pet supplies Tennis balls for your dog - 25¢/ each. 726-5122

400 share the ride Need a Ride? www.rideshareonline. com is Idaho’s source for catching or sharing a ride! For more information or help with the system, visit www. or call Mountain Rides 788.RIDE.

5013c charitable exchange For Rent: 6’ and 8 ‘ tables $8.00 each/ 8 round tables $5.00 each. Chairs $1.00 each. Contact Nancy Kennette 788-4347






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Metal Clay classes at The Bead Shop in Hailey. Monthly Beginner’s “mini-teazer”, Intermediate Skills Classes and Open Studio with skills demo. www.LisaHortonJewelry for details or call 788-6770 to register. $25 deposit and registration required.

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Introduction to Wildland Fire class - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Community Campus, Room 509, Hailey. Register: 208-737-3248 Weekly Writing groups with Kate Riley. Begin or complete your project! 2013 Writing Retreats and more! Visit Basics of Swing & Rock Dance workshop w/Peggy Bates - 7:15 to 9 p.m., Jan. 14, 18, 21 and 25 at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. $80/person. Pre-register/info: 208-720-3350 Fun-damentals of Partner Dancing workshop w/Peggy Bates - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 15, 17, 22 and 24 at MOVE Studio, Ketchum. $80/person. Pre-register/info: 208-720-3350 Writing Your Life: Beyond Journaling, an intro to memoir writing and more with Marlene Samuels, Ph.D., Jan. 16, 23 and 30 at the Wood River Jewish Comm. Center, Ketchum. Register: 208-726-1183 Hailey Hockey for Boys K-5 Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Hailey Ice, with coaches Matt Bauer, John Olson and Matt Mahoney. $30. Scholarships available as well as loaner equip (skates, helmets, sticks, and pads). Some skating experience preferred. Info/Register: Sarah at (208) 7203086. Hailey Hockey for Girls K-5 - Thursdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 7 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Hailey Ice, with coach Bege Reynolds. $30. Scholarships available as well as loaner equip (skates, helmets, sticks, and pads). Some skating experience preferred. Info/Register: Sarah at (208) 7203086. Beginner Figure Skating with Nicole Pratt & Telar McClurg - 3 to 3:30 p.m. at Hailey Ice. This 5-week session is Fridays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 10 and is $35. Info/Register: Sarah at (208) 720-3086. Intermediate Figure Skating with Nicole Pratt & Telar McClurg - 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Hailey Ice. This 5-week session is Fridays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 10 and is $35. Info/Register: Sarah at (208) 720-3086. Learn to Skate - a 4-week session at Hailey Ice, running from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 5. Cost is $25. Info/Register: Sarah at (208) 720-3086. Still Life Painting with Lori McNee - 6 to 9 p.m., Mon-Fri, Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at The Center, Hailey. Cost is $210m/$260nm. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 14. Register at or 208726-9491 x10.

If you acquired a snowboard at Warmsprings Lodge on Friday, Dec. 28, please call 578-7751 or Tom at 203-223-6413.

506 i need this Do you own a small garden? I am writing an article for The Habitat Sun Valley Guide called GROW IT! If interested in sharing your advice on growing in small spaces please contact Jena: 450-9874 Wine Enthusiasts: Love wine? Love to Entertain? Experience a private guided Napa wine tasting in your own home featuring 6 private limited production wines. Invite your friends, neighbors, family to “Toast a Glass.” Call 208-721-3551 for more info. Let the fun begin!!

509 announcements Team member for TOWN SERIES! Join the FASTEST team on the slopes. Sponsored by Surefoot. For more info call Jena: 450-9874 Blaine County artists and craftsmakers: Ketchum Arts Festival application now available at Postmark completed application by March 15 for best booth price and inclusion in Festival Guide. No jurying for Blaine Co. residents. Festival dates July 12-14, 2013. A Facebook page is like FREE samples at COSTCO. Customers either stop or walk by. FREE weekly tips at NAMI Wood River Valley (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Family to Family education course is being offered in our community beginning January 22, 2013. This class is for family and friends of someone who suffers from Major Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, Panic Disorder and PTSD. Please call Nancy at 788-4347 to register or NAMI office 309-1987 From Margot’s Table to Yours offering small B&B style breakfasts, lunches, dinners, après ski menus in the privacy of your or Margot’s own space. $15/hour (does not include menu ingredients) Call 208-7213551 or email margot6@mindspring. com Love wine? Love to Entertain? Experience a private guided Napa wine tasting in your own home featuring 6 private limited production wines. Invite up to 16 to “Toast a Glass”. Call 208-721-3551 for more info. Are you struggling to make ends meet? Not always enough to pay the bills and buy groceries? The Hunger

Coalition is here to help. Hundreds of local families individuals have food on their table and some relief from the daily struggle. Confidential. Welcoming. Supportive. There is no reason to face hunger alone. Call 788-0121 Monday - Thursday or find out more at www.thehungercoalition. org.

510 thank you notes THANK YOU! To the two men who stopped at the end of my mom’s driveway just as I started shoveling snow. I will never forget your smiling faces as you cleared her driveway in two quick passes with your plow, followed by a wave and a “Merry Christmas!” as you drove away leaving me filled with gratitude. Thank you!!! The Wood River High School Band students and Director Tony Randall would like to thank our community for your generous support during our 4th annual Christmas Tree Recycling event!

518 raves Sooo cool and uplifting to see Paul Tillotson sitting on the floor of the Kneeland Gallery last Friday (during the Gallery Walk), happily playing with his young daughter, and with his beautiful wife at his side -- easily one of my VERY FAVE images of 2012!! :)

600 autos under $2,500 1973 Jeep Wagoneer 147k miles, fixer upper, runs, has trans leak. $500. 788-2116 1969 Jeep Wagoneer 160k miles, 350 V8 w/auto trans console shift. $1000. 788-2116 1987 Nissan 300 ZX red w/dark blue interior, runs great. 2 door coupe, hatchback, has t-tops, 140k mileage. V-6 motor Has some small fender damage. $2,500. 788-2116 1995 Subaru Legecy L, 185,000 miles. Nice family car only $1,200. Call Omar at 720-5694 1999 Dodge Intrepid, 168,000 miles. White exterior. Runs great. $1,600. Call Omar at 720-5694

602 autos under $5,000 1991 300TE Mercedes Wagon, blue w/tan interior, 224k miles, runs great. $4500. 788-2116 1999 Pontiac Bonneville - $2,700 OBO. Brand new tires. Call 413-2659561

604 autos under $10,000 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon AWD - 189k, Lt Green/Gold, power everything including heated seats and engine heater, Great condition! $5,500. 208-241-7083

608 trucks 1970 F100 truck, sport custom, 4 speed manual trans. 360 motor, not running, good resto project. $1000. 788-2116

610 4wd/suv 1994 Ford F-150 - 2 door, 4 wheel drive, lifted, 6-disc changer, newer tires. Needs a bit of work. Great work truck. $2,500 OBO. Call 7205153. 1977 G10 Jeep pickup - $1,500 OBO. Call 413-265-9561 1989 Ford F150, 4WD. 6cyl, 4 speed manual, long bed w/shell. Good tires. Motor replaced in ‘05. Differential rebuilt in ‘08. $1,700. Call Carol at 208886-2105. 1982 Ford Bronco - 4x4, white, standard 351. New battery, runs good, good tires. 73,000 orig. miles. $2,500 OBO. 208-837-6145.

620 snowmobiles etc. 1997 700 RMK - custom paint, skis. Always garaged. $1,500 OBO. Call 208-721-1103.


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