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These snowshoe drag racers were approaching the finish line at the first annual Winterfest.

Stanley-Sawtooth Winterfest This Weekend BY KAREN BOSSICK


urling takes the stage Saturday and Sunday when Stanley throws its third annual StanleySawtooth Winterfest. The two-day festival will include a curling demonstration and competition, winter triathlon, big-air competition, snowshoe drag race, street dance, pond hockey, snowmobile fun run, powder 8s competition, an introduction to avalanche education offered by Sawtooth Mountain Guides, and more. Signups for the various events begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the stage on Ace of Diamonds Street. Schedule:


All Day Stanley School Parents Association Kids Fun Area, corner of Ace of Diamonds and Wall Street. 10 a.m. Events signup at stage on Ace of Diamonds. 11 a.m. Curling competition and demonstration at ice rink. 12 p.m. Sawtooth Hotel mini-triathlon begins at Pioneer Park. 12 p.m. Smith Sunglasses big-air competition begins on Airport hill. 2 p.m. Bridge Street Grill snowshoe drag race on Ace of Diamonds. 3 to 5 p.m. Stanley Kasino Club street dance with music by Black Label or Old Death Whisper at stage on Ace of Diamonds. 5 p.m. Awards ceremony at stage on Ace of Diamonds. 6 p.m. Papa Brunee’s pond hockey tournament at ice rink.


All Day Sledding and snow play on Airport hill. 11 a.m. Snowmobile fun ride to Redfish Lake. Participants meet at corner of Niece and Critchfield. 12 p.m. Powder 8s competition.  Participants meet at Bridge Street Grill in Lower Stanley. 12 p.m. Pond hockey at ice rink. tws

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One of the perks of competing in the Olympics was the opportunity to witness the “Miracle on Ice” game in which the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviet team, which was considered to be the best in the world, at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. “The energy in that arena was phenomenal,” Sun Valley native Pete Patterson said. “It wasn’t even the final game but it was THE game.” Team USA went on to win gold. PHOTO: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN



ete Patterson did it all as a youngster, from playing hockey to bouncing through elephant-sized moguls on Limelight. But it was an odyssey on skinny crosscountry skis that helped him gain an edge on his Olympic competitors in the 1980 downhill at Lake Placid. Forced to take a year off from the racing circuit to recuperate from a broken leg that would have ended other skiing careers, the Sun Valley native made the Junior National Nordic Team. And he believes the time he spent on those twoinch-wide skis helped propel him to the best downhill showing an American man had made at the Olympics at that time. “The skis are so narrow that if you’re even a little on edge, it’s going to slow you down,” said Patterson, who added that Nordic racing was the hardest sport he’d ever done. “I ended up doing a lot of gliding on the downhills with cross-country skis—I even took them to Europe with me and trained on them in my spare time. They helped my balance and I think they improved my time.” Indeed, if it hadn’t been for a split-second mistake on the top half of the course, Patterson might have medaled. But still he managed to finish fifth. And that showing was part of why he was inducted into the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame last Wednesday, along with nine others. “I had posted the second and third fastest time in training runs. But I made a tiny mistake on the upper part of the course, getting off a little on a jump. I

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knew I had to make up for it and I posted the fastest time on the bottom of the course. Still, I kick myself a little,” he recalled. Patterson, who always sports a ready smile and a gracious spirit, still lives and plays in the shadow of the mountain that fueled his career as an Olympic skier. But the spirit of adventure he gained on Sun Valley’s premier mountain has taken him far, as well—to a bronze medal in the combined at the 1978 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen; the world’s first telemark descent of the Polish glacier route on Aconcagua—South America’s highest peak; up numerous 20,000-foot peaks in the Himalaya; and around the world, guiding others on skiing, climbing and trekking adventures. Patterson grew up in a 1,300-squarefoot, L-shaped home where the Warm Springs Lodge now sits. His father and mother—James and Joan Scribner Patterson, who came here as ski instructors—had bought the property and built the house when there were just a few houses along the dirt road that led to the base of Warm Springs. “People would ski down Warm Springs at the end of the day and a bus would be waiting to pick them up. They’d have to cross Warm Springs on a little bridge and it would ice up in the afternoon so my dad was always pulling people out of the river,” Patterson recalled. When they weren’t skiing, Pete and his four siblings played winter baseball on a patch of ground at the base of Warm Springs that stayed free of snow, thanks to the natural hot water there. But in

1967, the family moved to one of the first residences on Saddle Road, turning their home over to Sun Valley, which turned it into the North Face hut. “I hated to leave. But it was cold and dark there in January and February and my mom was ready to leave,” Patterson recalled. In 1974 Patterson made the U.S. Ski Team at the age of 17 and posted a strong 13th showing in the downhill at the Innsbruck Olympics. The U.S. Ski Team, which included Phil and Steve Mahre, trained with the Swedish team leading up to the Olympics. The Americans taught the Swedes football; the Swedes taught them about soccer and hockey. “To get better, you need to train with better people. I got to train with Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark who was the best in the world, the guy I looked up to most. He was a quiet, serious skier who worked from sunup to sundown and trained harder than anyone. He was the type who even built his own high jump when he thought that would help with his training.” Still, Patterson looked forward to the times he got to come home and work with local coaches who, he says, were as good as those at the national level. “The local coaches were able to focus more attention on me and get me back on track,” he said. “I was pretty much just an average skier, but I loved the sport and I had great coaches who said, ‘If you work hard enough, you can do well.’

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Boulder Mountain Tour Features Strong Finishes by Local Skiers Nils Koons fought tooth and nail for third place—no doubt the ice on his beard slowed him down.

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Rebecca Dussault scissored her way in at 20th place overall, just ahead of Ketchum’s Olympian Morgan Arritola, who was a half-second behind. Chelsea Holmes of Ketchum was fast on Arritola’s heels, while Evelyn Dong, a multiple Boulder Mountain Tour winner, followed her in fourth. On Thursday, the future of Nordic skiing took their places as youngsters raced around an oval across from the Ketchum Post Office. There were a few spills, but mostly just smiles as the skiers made their turns before the watchful eye of U.S. Olympic Committee member Alicia McConnell, who was in town to assess Sun Valley’s potential as an Olympic training site. McConnell, a former lacrosse competitor, told Sun Valley’s elite athletes the next day that she was impressed with the strong community support, although she suggested that Sun Valley needs its own cowbells that it could sell to tourists as souvenirs. “Next year I want to train and come back and do the Boulder,” she added. tws


un Valley skiers made a strong showing in the Boulder Mountain Tour Saturday as they scissored their way down the Harriman Trail from Galena Lodge to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters. The temperature registered minus-8 at Galena Lodge at the race start and the cold conditions slowed the skiers, despite the tailwind. “What’d you do to the snow!?” race director Kevin Swigert kidded groomer Eric Rector as the two awaited the first skiers at the finish line. Finally, 2009 American Birkebeiner champion Matthew Liebsch showed up an hour and 13 minutes after the air horn had signaled the start of the 32-kilometer race. He cruised in as Lars Flora, who used to train in Sun Valley, duked it out with Nils Koons of Augusta, Maine, for second and third place. Ketchum skier Matt Gelso, who had led during part of the race, ended up 19 seconds out of first place at fifth and Ketchum resident Kevin Bolger filled out the top 10, as well.

It’s not Funny, it’s a Bunny Herding Sheep BY KAREN BOSSICK


e’ve had Ivan Doig and Baxter Black. Now, how about Champis the bunny? This tiny bunny would be a swell star for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival next October. The bunny has become a YouTube sensation as he herds the much bigger sheep. The 5-year-old pet rabbit from the small village of Kal in northern Sweden likely picked up

his mutton herding skills from watching the dogs at work. His owner, Greta Vigren, said she first began noticing his herding last spring. “He just started to behave like a sheepdog,” she told a reporter. “He’s like a king for the whole group. He thinks he rules over both the sheep and the hens. He has a very big ego.” To see this sheep-herding bunny for yourself, go to YouTube and search for rabbit tws herding sheep.

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weethearts: There are a couple of great opportunities to pin a heart on your guy or gal and waltz them around this weekend. Sun Valley Resort and The Boutonnieres will present their annual Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ball dinner and dance on Saturday at the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room. A no-host reception will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing to tunes spun by DJ Lenny Joseph. Dress is Sun Valley formal or black tie. Reservations are $70 per person, tax and gratuity included, available at 208-622-2800. Meanwhile, the Blaine County Fair Board is hosting a Sweetheart Dance suitable for the entire family from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Community Campus in Hailey. Cost is $25 for couples and $15 for singles, available at the 4-H Extension Office, the Golden Elk, 620 N. Main St. in Hailey, or by calling Morgan at 720-5220. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. DJ Shane Manning will play â&#x20AC;&#x153;generation gap musicâ&#x20AC;? pop and country from the 1950s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s. And adults and kids alike can indulge in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Macarena,â&#x20AC;? swing dancing and music to twist and shout by. Formal attire is encouraged, but church-going attire is welcome as well. Proceeds will help the Fair Board upgrade buildings so they can be used year-round, not just at fair time. tws

Offers Fun on Skinny Skis BY KAREN BOSSICK


ax your skis and pucker up. The Sun Valley Nordic Center is hosting its second annual Sweetheart Relays at 11 a.m. Sunday. Couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or the entire familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are invited to take part in 6-by-1-kilometer freestyle relays. You can choose to ski classic style or skate style, and chariots and other devices are welcome. Costumes are encouraged. And you must kiss to tag off! Entry fee is $15 per team. Call 622-2250 to register. tws


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The cast and director of â&#x20AC;&#x153;God of Carnageâ&#x20AC;? will discuss Yasmina Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tony Award-winning play at 6 tonight at The Community Library in Ketchum. Company of Fools will present the play, which is one of the top three most produced plays in America right now, Feb. 15 through March 3 at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey.

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The Sun Valley Artist Series and The Community Library will co-present another installment in Prof. Robert Greenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captivating video lecture series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Listen to and Understand Great Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Its History, Culture and Heart.â&#x20AC;? The free presentation will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Community Library.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Studies show that one in five teens say that their friends are victims of dating violence, and nearly half of teens who are in relationships know friends who are verbally abused,â&#x20AC;? said U.S. Senator Mike Crapo. To prevent these situations, The Advocates will facilitate student and parent seminars to talk about healthy dating relationships during February - Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. According to Sen. Crapo, the awareness efforts from organizations like The Advocates aid tremendously in making sure victims know where to turn for help, but it is ultimately the responsibility of all of us to speak up when we see violence and stop it. To boost statewide participation in prevention and education efforts, all Idaho secondary schools received the 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Realâ&#x20AC;? toolkit, which includes posters, brochures, bookmarks, lanyards, buttons, stickers, and draw-string backpacks. The Advocatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; presentations will focus on healthy relationships, warning signs of abuse and effective bystander strategies for intervention. The organization is also hosting a booth during lunch Feb. 21-24, and participating in various high school activities throughout the month. Please call Darrel or Travis at The Advocates for more information, 208-788-4191.

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The Sawtooth Pony Club would like to say thank you to all the people who bought and enjoyed Christmas trees this past holiday season! Thanks to your generous support, funds will be used for the many equine activities and education that members enjoy throughout the year. For more info about activities, call Jeanne at (208) 471-0167.

briefs Sun Valley Summer Symphony Offers First Faculty Recitals from their School of Music Free this Saturday The Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the largest privately funded freeadmission orchestra in America, is pleased to present a free School of Music Faculty Recital on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood (100 Saddle Road, Ketchum). Seven faculty members of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music will perform varied musical selections representing all periods, plus a smattering of musical theater from names such as Sondheim and Bernstein. “The performance is designed to highlight the extraordinary talents of the School of Music teachers,” said Sun Valley Summer Symphony Foundation Chair, Gina Poole. “Each and every one of the instructors brings a wealth of professional performing experience and exceptional music knowledge. It’s important for students, parents, and the community to recognize how fortunate we are to have this caliber of musicians and vocalists instructing and inspiring our children.” Music education is an important part of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, which holds its acclaimed free summer music series each July and August at the Sun Valley Pavilion. To keep music students playing through the summer, the Symphony presents the Summer Music Workshops, held annually during the first week of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony orchestra concerts. For information on the faculty recital and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony programs, please contact 208.622.6507 or visit Media inquiries, contact Melanie Crandall at 310.739.0955;

Opera Features Met Winner Michelle Johnson BY KAREN BOSSICK


ichelle Johnson grew up singing arias while her fellow teen-agers were singing Motown on the streets of Houston. The actor’s daughter had been captivated by the drama, pageantry and passion of opera after seeing “Madame Butterfly” on TV and immediately cajoled her parents into voice lessons. Her athletic brothers teased her. But their teasing turned to admiration when the young soprano won The Metropolitan Opera’s 2011 National Council Auditions, besting hundreds of other young aspiring opera singers to walk away with the $15,000 grand prize and the assurance of a performance with The Met orchestra. “It was a week and a half of crazy experiences,” recalled Johnson. “I was so happy to be singing on the same stage as all the opera greats. We were on display a lot and you always had to be doing your best and be at your nicest—you never had time to let your hair down and breathe. By the final concert I just wanted to get out there and do what I do and I was ecstatic when I won. I knew my life wouldn’t be the same. I knew I was suddenly on everyone’s radar.” One of the radars she showed up on was that of Sun Valley Opera, which immediately snagged her for its winter concert this coming Friday before her stock went sky high. Johnson and her fiancé, Brian Major, a velvety baritone who has appeared in “Cosi fan tutte” and “Carmen,” will present a night of love songs in a concert titled “Love Is In The Air” at 8 p.m. Friday in the Sun Valley Opera House. They will be accompanied by concert pianist Sean Rogers. They will perform some difficult arias never before performed in Sun Valley, such as Donizetti’s “Bella siccome un angelo” from “Don Pasquale.” They will perform some Broadway favorites, such as “Wheels of a Dream” from “Ragtime,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” Gershwin’s “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess” and “I’ve Got Rhythm” from “Girl Crazy,” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “If I loved You” from

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“Carousel.” They also will perform a couple of gospel numbers—“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and Hal Johnson’s “Witness.” Sun Valley Opera President Frank Meyer noted that it’s the dream of every young opera singer to win the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. “The careers of such opera greats as Rene Fleming and Thomas Hampson were launched by winning the grand prize,” he said. “It’s akin to winning ‘American Idol’ if you’re an aspiring pop star.” Major traces his career back to a friend in Neptune, N.J., who took him to Handel’s “Messiah” every year. Major would usher while his mentor would sing. Although he played trumpet in high school, Major joined glee club at Morehouse College in Atlanta because he didn’t want to be subjected to the stifling heat and humidity on the football field with the marching band. “Glee introduced me to so many types of music. I got to do ‘Aida’ with the Atlanta Opera in 2007 and I liked the passion. It was high intensity all the time,” he said. “Brian’s very dramatic,” added his fiancée. “With him, everything is larger than life. He’s very dramatic and funny—a real spark on stage.” Johnson and Major relish the opportunity to perform together, given hectic schedules that typically take them away from each other. The two met at the Boston University Opera Institute but were separated soon after when Johnson was accepted into the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia while

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Michele Johnson and fiancé Brian Major

Major stayed behind to finish his Master of Music degree at Boston University. “We’ve been doing this for four years so we’ve learned to set aside time for each other. I really believe if we love each other we won’t go longer than two or three weeks without seeing one another. If I’m not in a show and he is, I’ll go to where he’s at, and vice versa,” said Johnson, whose 2012 appearances include the title role in “Aida” with the Glimmerglass Opera, Leonora in “Il Trovatore” with the Opera in the Heights and Verdi’s “Requiem” at Boston University. The two will get married in May after Johnson finishes up at the Academy. “Even though we’re singing all these love songs for Sun Valley Opera, we don’t have ‘our’ song yet,” noted Johnson. “We need to think of one before May when we get married!” tws

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Olympics, too, and she was one of my best training partners. She worked harder than anyone, even training on her day off.” Few downhill racers walk away from the sport without injuries. But Patterson sustained some horrific injuries, including a broken back. In one case, the racer before him fell and before course officials removed the ski, Patterson hit it at 80-plus miles per hour. The ski went through his boot, slicing his leg. Despite his injuries, Patterson decided he wasn’t ready to retire yet. He was still young and he could shake off fear of another injury. The scrappy 5-foot-5 skier moved in with Dr. Richard Steadman, who treated countless professional athletes, at the doctor’s home in Tahoe. And he and the other athletes staying there went to work rehabilitating themselves as soon as they awakened every morning while Steadman’s wife cooked them three squares. Though he’s grateful for his Olympic experience, Patterson said he doesn’t dwell on it. “It was great to go to Europe as a teen and see what was out there in the real world—that made me work even harder. And it certainly set the stage for what I do today. “It’s such a team effort, from the coaches working so hard to coach you, to the people raising the money to send me to Europe, to Sun Valley Company, which

opened Greyhawk at 8 every morning so I could work with Michel Rudigoz. Everyone set me up for success. I don’t think a lot of other places would’ve given support this community did, and you can’t do it alone.” When tired knees led Patterson to retire after eight years on the U.S. Ski Team, he became a guide with Sun Valley HeliSki. Then he joined the Crist brothers and Gerry Moffat on an adventure sponsored by “Men’s Journal.” “They asked where we wanted to go and all of us picked Greenland. We’d been flying over Greenland going to Europe looking down and wondering what it was like all these years.” The following year, Patterson returned to Greenland—this time, with clients. He still takes clients—mostly Europeans— there. They live on boats, eat fish they catch and ski the fjords. “Greenland’s huge—it’s the biggest island in the world, even bigger than Texas. And around the perimeter there are mountain glaciers, pristine wilderness. We ski hundreds of miles of coastline—mountain after mountain. It’s like skiing Lower College for 6,000 feet. We can ski all the way to the sea. The beauty is phenomenal, the air so clear. And we’re the only ones there.” To diversify, Patterson and his wife Kim Jacobs started Mountain Spirits 12 years ago to lead trekking, mountaineer-

Who Needs Minimum Revenue Gaurantees–and Other Aha Moments from the Banff Film Festival BY KAREN BOSSICK


e have a small group of people in this valley who work pretty hard to establish minimum revenue guarantees to keep flights flying into Sun Valley from places like Los Angeles and Oakland. But we sometimes forget how coveted those seats can be. Nancy Hansen, the emcee for this weekend’s Banff Film Festival, said she found out when she boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Sun Valley a few days ago. Turned out the 80-seat jet was overbooked by 10. And nobody was giving up their seats, no matter what incentives the flight attendants offered them. Finally, after a lengthy period of bartering, Hansen said, the flight attendants raised the stakes high enough that 10 people were persuaded to give up their seats. And the plane was

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on its way. The film festival, which sold out well in advance both nights, featured lots of Idaho connections, from a dive by Super Bowl celeb Sketchy Andy off the Perrine Bridge outside of Twin Falls, to some pretty cool shots of hardy souls kayaking Idaho’s rivers in the snow. And Hailey artist Kim Howard found plenty of connections to her past life from a short movie about 70-year-old ski bums who pile into the back of a pickup truck every morning to ski the trees in and around Howard’s former home near Nelson, British Columbia. The real humdinger, though, came as Howard watched a skier ski down the city’s steep, steep streets and steps, crossing one street after another, in the visually dazzling movie “All.I.Can: The Short Cut.” “He went right past my old house!” she gasped. tws

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ing, climbing trips supported by yaks and donkeys to places like Nepal, Chile and Thailand. In recent years, the focus has shifted to family trips and trips for private groups of 12 or less. “It’s a lot about fun, but it’s also a lot about great life experiences with other cultures and places on the planet,” said Patterson. Patterson is particularly fond of Nepal where he tries to arrange treks in areas not inundated by tourists. “Patagonia is beautiful, but it doesn’t have the culture—you don’t see villages that are unchanged for 500 years. You look at the Nepali people and you realize how fortunate we have it. They don’t have much, but you never see them down.” Even after all these years, Patterson still looks forward to the times he can come home and ski Baldy for a month or two at a time. “Baldy for me is at the top. Other resorts in Europe are bigger, but they’re also more expensive and they always have a waiting line. Baldy’s consistent pitch and lack of crowds can’t be beat and it’s pretty amazing what Sun Valley’s done with the lodges. This is one of those places where you can still take off five minutes in any direction and be on your mountain bike. And my friends are here—all the people I grew up with. This is home. I love it here.” tws

briefs Bon Voyage to Daly

Friends of The Community library are invited to say “bon voyage” to the library’s departing executive director, Colleen Daly, from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the library. Daly has a new job as development director of the American Academy in Rome. She will be based in New York but making plenty of trips to the campus in Rome which focuses on independent study and research in the arts and humanities. Daly has requested no gifts, and chances are she won’t be delivering her usual spiel about the 17 women who contributed a dollar to start the library way back in the mid-1950s.

Boulder Backwards

The Boulder Mountain Tour may be over. But the Boulder Backwards is just around the corner. The annual event, a classic ski up the Boulder Mountain Trail, starts at 10 a.m. at Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters seven miles north of Ketchum. Or skiers may jump on the trail at Baker Creek. Mountain Fairy will offer shuttles back to skiers cars from Galena Lodge. Still panting from the Boulder? Not to worry. The Backwards Boulder is not a race — it’s just for fun.

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vering through a car window to steal cookies or a magpie unzipping a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backpack to grab chips, their intelligence might not surprise you. Crows belong to the Corvidae family, whose 113 species include ravens, magpies, and jays. Corvidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; large brainto-body-mass ratio is equal to that of great apes, dolphins, and whales, and is only slightly lower than humans. Recent research has shown that Corvids are capable of complex reasoning. These birds have the ability to make and use toolsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;skills that were initially regarded as unique to humans and some higher mammals. In Japan, crows perch over crosswalks and drop nuts in the path of oncoming cars. When the lights turn red, they swoop down and collect the nutmeats. In Norway and Sweden, crows often pick up ice fishing lines and walk backwards, pulling the line out of the hole to reach the bait or hooked fish. In order to access food in garbage bins, UK rooks pull the bin liner upwards, bringing the food within their reach. If Western scrub jays think they have been observed while storing their food, they will re-hide the food so a competitor will lose track of where it is. Interested in learning more about these birds? Check out Bernd Heinrichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mind of the Raven.â&#x20AC;? tws Have a question, or want to write your own ERCbeat? Contact the Environmental Resource Center at 208.726.4333 or

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Living Well

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men STORY & PHOTO BY BALI SZABO


he great feature of every day was its end, especially in the early going, with the long 10- to 12-mile marches, the frequent rain, the similar terrain, fatigued bodies, the aches and pains. Dinner was the great meal of the day, and it became obvious early on that it would be something to look forward to. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly Spam and a raw carrot. None of us knew what to expect, including our trip leader, Jack Turner. This was his first Nepal trip. At least he knew that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to cook. We already heard murmurs of incredulity from him. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used to this level of congenial organization. To him, this was more of a mountaineering trip than a safari. Here he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about the daily logistics. Up to now, he had guided in the Karakoram of Pakistan, a different world of barren landscapes and opportunistic, bait-and-switch, dour, untrustworthy and seldom competent locals. To Jack, this was the lap of luxury. He had little to do; he could be one of us. I saw the live chickens atop the portersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; loads, so I pretty much knew what was for dinner. As we sat in the mess tent waiting for supper, we had a chance to swap war stories and get acquainted. On this early evening, the kitchen boys brought a big bowl of fragrant chicken soup accompanied by freshly fried corn chips. (Corn was a widely grown, mid-altitude crop here, along with millet.) We devoured it

Harvest Time, Central Nepal

all. The boys returned, cleared the table and served the rest of the meal: rice mixed with eggs and vegetables, potatoes tossed with spinach, and chicken stewed in a vegetable sauce. Not bad for camping out. Noting our delight, the head Sherpa (sirdar), Ang Lagpa, brought over the head cook, Nyima Tenzing. He poked his head in the tent and got a standing ovation. Somewhat shy, he smiled, bowed and disappeared. Over dessert (fruit cup) we continued to talk until the yawns started. It was 7 p.m. and time for bed. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be stirring by 5 a.m. There was one logistical detail Jack was powerless to affect. Mountain Travel always had a doctor on a mountaineering trip. As we pushed into the mountainous foothills, we were farther and farther from medical care. The

closest airport was three days away, depending on where we were. Our young doctor was Andy Leavitt. He had meticulously assembled two metal trunks full of medical supplies, the list supplied him by the young pioneer of highaltitude medicine, Andrew Hackett. (More on this great and dedicated doctor later.) We had to leave Kathmandu without our medical supplies. They were hung up in Delhi by customs. These trunks contained a treasure trove of goodies, and they could fetch a small fortune on the black market of India, or any other Asian country. Customs was hoping that we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the diplomatic muscle (connections) to wrestle these supplies away from them. They would benefit from the bootyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale on the black market. That was the game, and individuals have suffered the consequences of this bit of official corruption for decades. Fortunately, Mountain Travel was well-connected, and they were able to pull strings and have the trunks released, after a weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delay, from Delhi to Kathmandu. The plan was for it to catch up to us, or, in case of flight delays, be hauled over the formidable Tesi Lapscha Pass to meet us before our ascent of this 19,000-foot pass. For the time being, we only had Jack Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-stocked medical kit. Dr. Leavitt was somewhat crestfallen. For him, six monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; planning went out the window, and we were at increased risk. tws

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What To Do With Your Tax Rebate? If I were standing right there, could you tell me exactly how you would use that extra $600 or $1,200 check? If not, or it takes you a few minutes, or you answered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pay bills,â&#x20AC;? or vaguely stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d save it,â&#x20AC;? your financial plan needs some tuning up. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just paying bills, or just saving for some unknown future expense, you are just keeping your head above water, but not really getting anywhere. Having a plan means having direction. The first thing that most people need to do with their rebate check is set up an emergency expense fund. This is different than simply saving money, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saving with a purpose. Experts recommend at least three monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of expenses be saved for emergencies in a high-yield account. The point of an emergency fund is so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever have to rely on debt in a financial crunch. Paying off some debts is the next best thing to consider, but, for most of us, paying off debts simply means wiping the slate clean so that we can get new debt. Debt is usually not the problem. If you pay off your debts only to add new ones later on, you are not fixing the problem but instead making yourself feel better for a while. To fix the problem, you need to figure out why you are in debt. Then you can make up your mind to fix that problem and become permanently debt-free. Once you are debt-free and have saved for emergencies, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to invest in your future by contributing to a 401(k) or a Roth IRA, and save up for a home, or pay extra to your mortgage. The steps of financial freedom are: 1. Spend less than you make 2. Prevent financial emergencies 3. Become debt-free 4. Prepare for retirement 5. Teach kids about money 6. Pay off your home early 7. Leave a legacy Article written by Luke Erickson, University of Idaho Extension Educator for Madison County and Accredited Financial Counselor. tws

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The Voice of an Angel BY JONATHAN KANE


Wood River Chess in Utah STORY & PHOTOS BY ADAM PORTH

Students from Wood River High School attended the West Jordan Scholastic Chess Open with tremendous success. Of the eleven students that competed in the tournament, nine won individual trophies. The WRHS Chess Team won second place in the ninth-grade section, with Desmond Porth (4.0 pts.), Riley Clark (3.5 pts.), Jake Whitlock (2.5 pts.), and Quinn Gilman (2.0 pts.). Desmond Porth won first place in the ninth-grade section. WRHS also won third place in the high school section. Max Mihalic (3.0 pts.) led the high school team and won fourth place. There were approximately 47 players in each section and

nearly 16 schools that were competing. In the younger sections, Dylan Porth (4.5 pts.) was playing on one of the top boards in the sixth-grade section during the last round, but succumbed to time pressure after the hourlong game. In the K-3rd-grade section, Darwin Porth (3.0 pts.) did a very good job against nearly 84 players in that section! It was a good experience for the team, as it is rebuilding after losing six experienced seniors last year. The next tournament will be in Boise on Feb. 25 and will include the Girls’ Scholastic Championship and a Scholastic Novice tournament. For information on where to play, contact Adam Porth at 4509048 or visit www.adamporth. tws

hloe Barrymore, Wood River High School junior, is extremely self-assured and confident in her gifts as a singer. And why shouldn’t she be? Barrymore’s been singing at a high level since she was seven years old and is propelling herself toward a career in it. “Singing is my passion,” she said. “It’s what I always wanted to do and what I love so it makes me the most happy. I’ve just been blessed to discover it at such a young age.” Barrymore’s earliest memories are of singing alone in her room to her favorite pop stars. “Mostly it was people like Brittany Spears, Shania Twain and Faith Hill. I started at seven with Music ’n’ Me and studied with Janice Walton. At first, learning classical music was a bore, but Janice worked with me on the basics, like breathing, technique and diction. But singing is such a natural talent of mine that it’s kind of interesting that I never had to work that hard at it. A lot of the time I see other people struggle with things like stage fright and learning songs and the music. That didn’t happen with me.” Barrymore’s first performance was at the age of eight when she tackled the very difficult National Anthem. “It was for the Fourth of July and at a gathering of a lot of families. I was really nervous but I was definitely excited to show off what I could do. I was very confident at that age. My parents were very proud and have always been support-

ive. I’ve always loved performing since. Of course, I get butterflies, but when I get on stage, I’m in a zone and can’t remember what happens. I’m not thinking at all. I’m there to sing and nothing else. I’ve also tried musical theater and it’s something I hope to pursue as well. In seventh grade I was the lead in The Princess and the Pea, and last summer I was in the chorus of Footloose. I find it more difficult to be comfortable acting, but I’m working on it. Musical theater just feels fun and exciting.” Throughout elementary school and middle school, Barrymore took vocal lessons every week and was in the choir until this year. “I just wanted to focus more on my schoolwork and to take more required courses so I could clean my plate for my senior year. I want to graduate early and get a job so that I can make money before going to college.” She was also in the vocal group Colla Voce her freshman and sophomore years but felt that she slightly outgrew it. “Today, I study once a week with R.L. Rowsey in private lessons. He chooses pieces of music that I then learn fluently. He has helped me tremendously in areas like vowel control, diction and breathing. I also study music theory with him once a week on Saturdays with ten other students. It’s through the Sun Valley Symphony and School of Music. There we learn things like how to read notes and we do a thing called melodic dictation where we learn to write down notes as he plays them. It’s a real challenge but R.L. is the

Chloe Barrymore

best vocal teacher I’ve ever had. He’s always trying to get you to give more and he never settles for just good. He always believes that we can put more out there.” Barrymore hopes are to attend a music program at college on a vocal scholarship. “I want to go to school for performance and musical theater. I love the exhilarating feeling of performing and I want to learn how to be perfect on stage. I just want to look nice and stand properly because sometimes I feel awkward with what I do with my hands.” That’s probably the only thing that this talented junior feels awkward about as her confidence will surely carry her far in the tws world of music. Each week, Jonathan Kane will be profiling a local high-school student. If you know someone you’d like to see featured, e-mail leslie@




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Jenny Busdon and Bill and Annie Vanderbilt were inducted into the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame last Wednesday because of their contributions to the sport.

Vanderbiltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sinfully Delicious Brownies STORY & PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK


s much as people raved about Annie Vanderbiltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sinfully Delicious Brownies at last Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ski Hall of Fame induction ceremony, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think the brownies should have been inducted as well! Annie Vanderbilt, who was inducted into the Sun Valley

Ski Hall of Fame, used to serve these brownies at the Bigwood Touring Center, which offered some of the first groomed Nordic trails in the area. Annie said her mother made these brownies for her while she was growing up in Milwaukee, Wisc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So the recipe is tried and trueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;over 60 years old!â&#x20AC;?

Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sinfully Delicious Brownies



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â&#x20AC;˘ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. â&#x20AC;˘ Butter an 8-inch-by-8-inch brownie pan. â&#x20AC;˘ Place butter and chocolate in a double boiler on low heat until melted. Mix together with spoon or whisk. Remove from heat. â&#x20AC;˘ Cream eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. â&#x20AC;˘ Add chocolate mixture gradually, stirring. â&#x20AC;˘ Add flour, then vanilla. Blend well. â&#x20AC;˘ Pour into pan. Smooth out. â&#x20AC;˘ Bake for a maximum of 25 minutes, less if you like your brownies fudgier. â&#x20AC;˘Remove and cool on a rack. â&#x20AC;˘ Dust with powdered sugar when cool.

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briefs Expeditions Inspiration Fundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seventh Annual Twilight Snowshoe, Saturday The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research will host its Seventh Annual Twilight Snowshoe event at The Valley Club Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. The event will feature an outdoor snowshoe and bubble bar, dinner and silent auction, live auction with Larry Flynn, music entertainment from jazz vocalist Susan Fowler and guest speaker Kimberly Allison, M.D. Live auction items include a 20122013 season ski pass from Sun Valley Company, two nights for two at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, four nights for four at Glacier National Park, trap shooting with All-American â&#x20AC;&#x153;shooting coupleâ&#x20AC;? Gary and Mari McStay, and more.

Individual tickets are $95 per person or $950 per table and are available online at the Expedition Inspiration Fundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, You can also call the office at 208-726-6456 or mail ticket payment to P.O. Box 4289, Ketchum, ID 83340. 50/50 raffle tickets are also available online and will be sold at the event. Raffle tickets are $10 each or $100 for 12. The winner does not need to be present at the event. Info: visit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? the Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research page on Facebook, and follow @EI_SunValley on Twitter.






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A No need to worry! I overheard Tom saying he was going to get me a new Apple!!! PHOTO: SUSAN LITTLEFIELD Avid weekly paper reader, Susan Littlefield, who has lived in the Valley for over 35 years, claims that laughter is the best medicine. She creates these scenarios in her husbands N-scale model railroad.

bsolute power corrupts, or so the adage goes. In the new sci-fi flick Chronicle, what corrupts is superpowers and, in the hands of a lonely high school senior who turns dark, those powers can be formidable. Written and directed by a pair of 26-year-olds, Max Landis and Josh Trank, Chronicle proudly announces new talent on the scene. The film also boasts

some more talent in its three lead actorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially DeHaan as the troubled youth at the heart of the story. The movie adapts the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;foundfootageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; style of films like the Blair Witch Project, as DeHaan seeks to videotape the daily mundane events of his life. Although interesting, I find it hard to see how it adds to the progression of the narrative other than being a neat trick. Indeed, the writer has added a love interest that also videotapes to carry part of the load. Besides Blair Witch, the film also has elements of the classic movie Carrie of a teenager using his powers to lash back at his tormentors.

One night at a drunken party the three leads discover a mysterious hole out in a field and crazily descend into it. There they encounter an otherworldly crystal formation that seems to be alive. The result is that all three develop the ability to move objects with their minds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; called telekinesis. In the beginning, it all seems playful fun but DeHaan has some demons and things progress into darker territory. The result is a wild climax captured by various news feeds as DeHaan is finally stopped. Chronicle isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t great but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty good sci-fi and certainly enough to keep you entertained for its roughly 90minute running time. tws

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wednesday, 2.8.12

Coffee with the Community - come meet the Blaine Co. School Dist. Leadership Team - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Java in Hailey. Info: 578-5005 _ St. Thomas Playhouse Girlfriend’s Cabaret Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elkhorn Springs Restaurant, Elkhorn Plaza. RSVP/Info: 208-7265349. Walk Fit - 10 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Story Time at the Hailey Public Library for 3-5 years. 10:30 a.m., with parent supervision/participation. 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. Tai Chi, beginner friendly class - 11 to 11:45 a.m. at YMCA. Cost/info: Stella at 726-6274. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15-1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. Come say Bon Voyage to Colleen Daly, departing exec. director - 4 to 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Everyone welcome to this informal Open House. Info: 726-3493 S Paul Tillotson Trio featuring Allan Pennay - 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. All Levels Pilates Mat Class - 5:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. Kip Attaway: America’s Premier Cowboy Comedian - 6 p.m. at the Boiler Room, Sun Valley. $10. 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 St. Charles Church Bldg., lower level, Hailey. Call Tom Hanson for info at 720-3337. Night Skiing at Rotarun - 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 208-788-1350. S Hailey’s Pop Diva Kids (the budding young talent developed at Notes Music) - 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. Deanna Schrell Oil Painting Class - 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. $25. Drop-ins all levels available. Call Deanna at 726-5835. S Tony Furtado - 8 p.m. at Mahoney’s in Bellevue. $5, kids 12 and under, free. Info: 720-8227 S Joe Fos - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley.

thursday, 2.9.12

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. S Met Live in HD presents Gotterdammerung - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Big Wood Cinema in Hailey. Lunch may be ordered from Golden Elk and delivered at intermission. FREE Meditation Class with Stella - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Ketchum. Info: 726-6274. q FREE Snowshoe with a Ranger - 11 a.m. at Galena Lodge. Info/reservations: 208-727-5000 or 208-726-4010 Movie and Popcorn for $1 (Feb. 2: Intolerable Cruelty; Feb. 9: From Prada to Nada; Feb. 16: Accidental Husband; Feb. 23: Happy Ever After) - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 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. S Paul Tillotson Trio featuring Allan Pennay - 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. Kundalini Yoga Class with HansMukh 6:30 to 8 p.m., 416 Main St., North Entrance, Hailey. Special pricing for new students. Info: 721-7478 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Chicks & Giggles - 6 p.m. at the Boiler Room, Sun Valley. $10. Ladies Night at Bella Cosa Studio in Hailey. Every Thursday after 6 p.m. Info: 721-8045. Is Renewable Energy an Option for Your Home/Business presentation with the ERC - 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hailey Public Library. FREE and receive a FREE CFL. or 7889815 x24 Have Fun Dancing - 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the BC Rec. District in the Community Campus, Hailey. Swing in February,

Tango in March. Info: 788-4929 FREE viewing of The Ordinary Skier - 8 p.m at the Roosevelt Grille, Ketchum. Info: 726-0051 S Tony Furtado - 9 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. Info: S Joe Fos - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. S Sean Jackson - 9:30 p.m. at the Muleshoe Tavern, Hailey.

friday, 2.10.12

Walk Fit - 10 a.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. Toddler Tales at the Hailey Public Library for 18-36 months. 10:30 a.m. with parent. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. Lisa Horton Jewelry Trunk Show - 3 to 7 p.m. at Tribes Interiors in Ketchum. Featuring new designs in handcrafted jewelry. Also featuring Liliana Castellanos Collection of Haute Couture Alpaca Coats and Outerwear. S Paul Tillotson Trio featuring Brooks Hartell - 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. Friday Night Dual Racing Series (first night) presented by 5B Garage. Rotarun, Hailey - 6 to 9 p.m. Info: 788-1350.


Sun Valley Opera’s Love is in the Air starring Michelle Johnson and Brian Major - 8 to 10 p.m. at the Sun Valley Opera House. S The Holden Young Trio from Boulder, Co. - 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. S Joe Fos - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. S Hoodwink - 9:30 p.m. at the Silver Dollar in Bellevue. S Mick Terra - 9:30 p.m. at the Muleshoe Tavern, Hailey.

saturday, 2.11.12

Morning Yoga w/Dayle Ohlau - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at BCRD’s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey. Info: 578-2273 S MET: Live in HD and Sun Valley Opera present Götterdämmerung - 10 a.m. at the Big Wood Theatre, Hailey. Tickets available at the box office or online at Family Snowshoe Day at the Sawtooth NRA - meet in the parking lot outside the Sawtooth NRA HQ Visitor Center at 11 a.m. and get ready for an adventure learning about winter ecology and animal tracking. Free snowshoes are available. A $5 trail fee may apply for adults. Pre-register/info: 208-7275013 or 208-727-5018 Sun Valley Nordic Sweetheart Relays - 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fun for couples/ whole family. Register: 622-2250.

ning for all ages - 7 to 9 p.m. at Community Campus Gym. DJ and refreshments. Formal attire encouraged, not required. Tickets at 4-H Extension office, Golden Elk or call Morgan at 7208220. Benefits the Fair Grounds. S Army of Pines - 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover.

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Joe Fos - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. S Dan Freeman - 9:30 p.m. at the Muleshoe Tavern, Hailey. S Karaoke - 10 p.m. at the Silver Dollar, Bellevue. S DJ McClain at McClain’s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover.

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Historical Snowshoe Tours w/Katherine Pleasants - 1 to 3 p.m. starting at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. S Wood River Community Orchestra rehearsal – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the new music room at the Wood River High School. Info: 726-4870. Kundalini Yoga Class with HansMukh 4:30 to 6 p.m., 416 Main St., North Entrance, Hailey. Special pricing for new students. Info: 721-7478 S _ Cupid’s Cabaret - 6:30 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Info/Tickets: 726-9124 or 726 4TKS.

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monday, 2.13.12

Ping Pong - 10 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Walk Fit - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria). Mondays 12:15 to 1 p.m. Come, play, and laugh. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. 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. S Paul Tillotson Trio featuring Allan Pennay - 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. Wood River TimeExchange bi-monthly potluck and community get-together for existing and potential members - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sawtooth Brewery. Info: 726-1848 or jimasv@ All Levels Pilates Mat Class - 5:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Hailey. Cost/info: 208-720-3238. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group “Connections” - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, 2nd floor, Hailey. Info: contact Wendy Norbom at

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Historical Snowshoe Tours w/Katherine Pleasants - 1 to 3 p.m. starting at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Scoops Ice Cream Parlor open from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Homebrewers Day - 2 p.m. at the Sawtooth Brewery with head brewer, Paul Holle. Participants receive a free how to brew DVD and a How to Brew book. Register FREE Tea Tasting - 2 to 4 p.m. at Tranquility Teahouse, Ketchum. Info: 7260095 or www.TranquilityTeahouse. com Love Potion Workshop - 4 to 5 p.m. at Tranquility Teahouse, Ketchum. Reservations/Info: 208-726-0095. S Paul Tillotson Trio featuring Brooks Hartell - 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. _ Expedition Inspiration Fund hosts 7th Annual Twilight Snowshoe event - 5 p.m. at the Valley Club. Info: www. A Night of Happiness (Free Yoga Class & Free Screening of Happy) - 5:30 to 8 p.m. at All Things Sacred in Ketchum. Info: www.SunValleyWelnessInstitute. com S Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music Faculty Recital - 6 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. FREE. Info: 208-622-6507. Boutonniers Annual Valentines Ball 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room. formal or black tie. Info: 622-2800. S _ Cupid’s Cabaret - 6:30 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Info/Tickets: 726-9124 or 726 4TKS.

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Lucy, I’m Home!– in the Ski Hall of Fame STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK


annette Burr Johnson never learned patience—you don’t win five Harriman races and a spot on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team by hanging back. So when emcee Nick Maricich tried to tout Johnson’s many accomplishments as she was being inducted into the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame last Wednesday, Johnson kept grabbing the microphone to expound on each of his points. Johnson, a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team, told how she got $60 a day to double for Lucille Ball for the two-part TV show “Lucy Goes to Sun Valley.” “I went round and round and round (on Sun Valley’s ice rink) and was supposed to fall and I got a concussion,” she said. “Luckily, I had her wig on—that saved me.” Johnson said she also donned Lucy’s “very expensive red wig” to double for Lucy in a scene where Lucy accidentally pushed movie star Fernando Lamas over a cornice for a wild ride down Baldy. “I swear to God it was straight down—and I broke my leg,” said Johnson, who was piggybacking on the ride. “I had one of the worst breaks of the year—a double compound. And when Dr. Moritz put my leg together, I gained four inches on one side.” Johnson recounted how she had an out-of-body experience following the procedure in which she saw herself 10 feet below. “Who was there but Desi Arnez… holding my hand, telling me all kinds of stories about when he got hurt!” she said. A few hundred people gathered outside the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park to honor 10 inductees in a ceremony that was filled with laughs and sprinkled with a few tears. Adults drank a Norwegian glogg of spiced mulled wine while youngsters toasted marshmallows for s’mores and sipped hot chocolate donated by Perry’s. Inductees included filmmaker Warren Miller, who got his start in Sun Valley, and the late Dick Durrance, a 1936 Olympian who cut Warm Springs’ runs and won the Harriman Cup three times. The latter accomplishment was akin to winning the famed Kitzbuhel downhill three times, said Maricich. Two-time Olympic biathlete Ntala Skinner Quintilio, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s first Olympian, recounted how she called the national biathlete program from the high school pay phone to ask

The inductees posed for a few photographs following the ceremony.

Children roasted marshmallows for s’mores while awaiting the start of the ceremony.

Ntala Skinner Quintilio and her daughter Antija await the start of the ceremony.

if they were going to be funding biathletes after the biathlon was included in the Olympics. “You’d better fund the program because one of these days I’m going to be one of the best athletes this country has to offer,” she told them. Jenny Busdon, who started the Galena Lodge Benefit 16 years ago, recalled how she was horrified when she heard Galena Lodge was going to be torn down. “If we had lost Galena, we would’ve lost the trails around Galena,” she added. Elephant’s Perch owner Bob Rosso praised Charley French for his fluid moves down the moguls of Limelight where the former Scott USA engineer used to test boots and other ski products he designed. “It was like pouring water,” he said. Two-time Olympian Pete Patterson praised the Ski Hall of Fame for honoring not just athletes but also those who worked behind the scenes to make things better by building trails and holding fundraisers. Olympic medalist Christin Cooper praised longtime U.S. Ski Team coach Michel Rudigoz for having a sixth sense for keeping skiers sharp and willing to go to the ends of the earth.

“I came here and I said, ‘I don’t need to be in France. It’s much better here,’” Rudigoz told the crowd. Former Bigwood Ski Touring Center operators Bill and Annie Vanderbilt were praised for kick-starting the Nordic scene in the valley after they moved here from Washington State. ”Skate skiing came in and everyone pooh-poohed it. They said it’s not going to stick, but it did,” recalled Annie. “Many of the downhill skiers came into the sport because of skate skiing.” Sun Valley’s head Nordic coach Rick Kapala finished the ceremony, recalling how Hans Muehlegger lapped him twice the first time he ever rode his mountain bike on Fisher Creek. The former Sun Valley SnowSports School director, who came to Sun Valley as part of the “Austrian ski Mafia,” still rides from Ketchum to Alturas Lake on his bike during the summer. And he still skis from the SNRA to Galena Lodge and back during the winter. Muehlegger encouraged those in the crowd to get out and enjoy the trails, many of which he helped build: “You will have something you can enjoy for the rest of your life.” tws

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tuesday, 2.14.12

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 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. Children’s Library Science time w/Ann Christensen, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Library of the Community Library in Ketchum YMCA Mommy Yoga - ages infant to walking. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Info: 7279622. Guided Meditation - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River, Chapel. Info: 727-8733 Blood Pressure Check - 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granery in Hailey. Wii Bowling - 2 to 3 p.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. Kundalini Yoga Class with HansMukh - 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., 416 Main St., North Entrance, Hailey. Special pricing for new students. Info: 7217478 S Paul Tillotson Trio featuring Allan Pennay - 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement class - 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at Hailey Yoga. Info: 788-4773 S _ Cupid’s Cabaret - 5 p.m. aprés ski at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Info/Tickets: 726-9124 or 726

4TKS. Weight Watchers - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 788-3468. FREE presentation by Sun Valley Artist Series - How to Listen to and Understand Great Music - 6 p.m. at the Community Library, Ketchum. Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families - Cody Acupuncture Clinic 12 E. Walnut in Hailey - 6:30 to 8 p.m. 720-7530. S A Special Valentine’s Day Dinner Performance with the Shook Twins from Portland, Ore. - 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover, reservations recommended. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 7 p.m., in the Senior Connection, Hailey. Call 726-5997 for info. Blaine County Teen Advisory Council (BCTAC) - 7 to 8 p.m. at The HUB, Community Campus, Hailey. S Joe Fos - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley.

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wednesday, 2.15.12

Blaine County Housing Authority’s February meeting - 5 p.m. in the Ketchum City Hall meeting room. C Company of Fools presents Gods of Carnage - 7 p.m. at Liberty Theatre, Ketchum. PAY WHAT YOU FEEL NIGHT Tickets/Info: 578-9122 tws

Be Happy Now A Night of Happiness this Saturday: free yoga and flick BY KAREN BOSSICK


tart practicing your smile. Saturday is “World Happy Day.” The Sun Valley Wellness Institute, in partnership with lululemon, will celebrate the event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at All Things Sacred in The Galleria in Ketchum—catty-corner from Atkinsons’ Market. Cathie Caccia, owner of the Hailey Yoga Center, will conduct a free yoga class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A free screening of the new movie “HAPPY” will follow at 7 p.m., complete with a healthy popcorn bar and refreshments. The movie “HAPPY,” filmed by Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic, uses reallife stories of people from the Louisiana bayou, the Namibia desert, the Brazilian beaches, the Bhutan mountains and even Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying to illustrate the latest findings in the new field of positive psychology. The idea: to show viewers how to live more fulfilling, healthy and happy lives as they balance the allure of money, fame and social status with their needs for fulfilling relationships, health and personal fulfillment. The movie showing is free. But A Night of Happiness is a FUNraiser for the non-profit Sun Valley Wellness Institute, so voluntary donations of any amount will be happily accepted. “We are very excited to have

Cathy Caccia (above), owner of Hailey Yoga, will host a free yoga class prior to the free screening of the new move, Happy.

arranged for our community to be part of this global event, which lululemon athletic is sponsoring,” said Liz Kantor, manager of the lululemon athletic store in Ketchum and brainchild behind the A Night of Happiness event. “We are also very excited to help the Sun Valley Wellness Institute raise funds for their year-round program expansion because that will be such a great benefit for our area.” The Sun Valley Wellness Institute produces the annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival and has recently began making the move to offering and promoting year-round programs on health and wellness. It offers an online wellness directory and calendar of wellness and fitness events at www.sunvalleywellnessinstitute. com. tws

briefs Slush Cup Saturday

Ski Racing for Kids returns to Hailey’s family-friendly ski hill on Saturday, Feb. 18, for the Rotarun Slush Cup. Skiers 12 years old and younger can compete in the Slush Cup to gain skills and have fun. Kids 7 through 12 years old will compete on the larger racecourse. Children 6 and under will race on a smaller course at the hill. Awards will be given to all competitors, as well as recognition for the fastest girl and boy, and the top finishing girls and boys in each category: 4 and under; 5-6; as well as Ski-Team and Non-Ski-Team Divisions for 7-8; 9-10; and 11-12. Everyone is invited to hone their racing skills by training in the gates at Rotarun on Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30 p.m. Use of the practice course is free with the purchase of a lift ticket. The race registration fee for all divisions is $15, which includes a lift ticket. Race registration will be at the hill from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on race day, or online under “events” at facebook. com/RotarunSkiArea. Racing will begin at 10 a.m. Volunteer support is still needed for race day. E-mail rotarunskiarea@ or call Erik at 788-1350 to volunteer. Rotarun is located just three miles west of Hailey via Croy Creek Road, at 25 Rodeo Drive. For more information on the Slush Cup, look under “events” at www.; or call 788-1350.

Gunter Graduates

Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Criminal Justice. Gunter got his degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn. Gunter received his degree through the university’s online program, spending three years worth of weekends to get his degree. Gunter graduated in December with summa cum laude honors. Gunter has now started a master’s degree program, Leadership and Management, which is also a online program offered by Concordia University.

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SUN: Why did you choose this recipe? Diane: I chose this recipe because it is the best chocolate cake Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever eaten, it reminds me of my college days and friends there, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inexpensive to make. Â Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to make and transport in a 9-inch-by-13-

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inch baking dish and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard anyone say they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only been making it for 30-plus years! SUN: How did you get interested in cooking? Diane: As the youngest in our family, my mother would let me lick the beaters and frosting bowl and drink milk out of the tin measuring cup, but not help cook, so as soon as I had my own kitchen, homesickness inspired me to cook and bake.  This particular recipe came from my undergraduate days at Wheaton College, a recipe from one of my professors.  I was so pleased when she shared the recipe with me. Mother is gone now, but I make many of her â&#x20AC;&#x153;tried and trueâ&#x20AC;? recipes. SUN: How long have you lived in the Wood River Valley?

Diane: My family moved to Ketchum in 1961 when we bought the Ketchum Trailer Park on Knob Hill. What a great move from the farm in Ohio to the Wood River Valley!  I went away to work and school after I graduated in 1969 from Wood River and I returned home to Hailey in the early 2000s.  So, this has always been home to me, even though I had to leave for a while. SUN: What do you like about the Valley? Diane: I love the clean, fresh mountain air, the bright sunshine, the people here and living on the river in Hailey, walking distance to everything I need.  I also love working at the Hailey Public Library and our patrons who come in. tws


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hen was the last time you showed appreciation for your body and all it does to support and move you? If you are like many, recent conversations with your physical structure have had a more negative tone. Perhaps you’ve heard yourself expressing resentment for your pain, lack of flexibility, poor motion, uneasy balance, lackluster race results… and on and on the body-bashing goes. February is the month of love and I encourage you to extend your feelings of affection and tenderness beyond chocolate and cards to include your body. Instead of lamenting your flaws, celebrate your skills and positive attributes. Your body is amazing! It allows you to perform basic actions such as reaching, bending and standing. And it enables more complex tasks such as dancing, skiing and swimming. When in pain, it is hard to find compassion for your body, which seems to have abandoned you. I have felt this way… think-




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ing that I was doing everything right to keep my body in the best shape possible, only to be repeatedly knocked down with injury and poor performances. I had to change the way I interpreted my body’s messages. Discomfort, muscle tightness and compromised sports technique are how your body tells you that something isn’t working right. Your muscles and joints can’t talk; the only way they can get your attention is through feeling. The physical sensation of pain is your body’s last-resort mechanism to make you aware that something is wrong. Rather than working against me, my body was doing all it could to allow me to continue my chosen activities. My body was trying to help me despite its limitations. Ignoring my body’s messages, I rationalized that I was just having a bad day, continuing to push my body until it could no longer go on and made me stop and listen though injury and extreme agony. It doesn’t have to be this way. If your body isn’t functioning at 100 percent, take time this

month to find out what’s going on and address your issues. Determine what your body craves and take action. Perhaps you’re not sleeping enough and your body can’t recover; stress has worn you down and your body desires some relaxation and pampering; your nutrition isn’t adequate for your lifestyle; stretching and range-of-motion activities need to be added to your regimen to balance your motion; or the strain of continuous exercise has taken its toll and healing therapies are required. Whatever you need, take the time and devote the energy necessary to love your body this month. You and your body deserve it! tws

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he U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey of 3,000 small-business owners nationwide reflects what many are experiencing here in Hailey: While doing okay, many reported they could be doing better, especially once the Great Recession resides. Their outlook is improving. More than a quarter of respondents reported higher sales, and 64 percent said their revenues were as good as the previous year. When asked in 2011 what was the most significant challenge facing their business, 27 percent said economic uncertainty. “Poor sales” was the second most common reason (16 percent), followed by federal regulations (12 percent), competition (9 percent) and taxes (8 percent). What may be a reflection of their uncertainty about the economy, 20 percent said they borrowed or tried to borrow money during the last six months. Those who did borrow took advantage of the historically low rates to refinance in order to improve their cash flow. Or, they became more efficient or effective by taking out a loan to replace a piece of equipment, or purchase a new or used car or truck. To survive, many said that they’ve had to adapt to technology, including using social networking for recruiting and business development. Most used were Facebook (74 percent), LinkedIn (57 percent), followed by industry communities (26 percent) and Twitter (23%). E-mail/ computer (60 percent) continues to be king (69 percent) when it comes to technologies smallbusiness owners say they cannot do without, followed by mobile phone (64 percent), landline (51 percent) and fax (31 percent). Only 10 percent expect their company’s revenue to be lower this year, 70 percent said they plan to keep their staffing levels intact, and 22 percent say they plan to hire. While this waitand-see approach has caused a lot of business owners to hold off on investing, what must not be overlooked is the importance of consistently reviewing and revising a company’s business plan, especially in light of our global economy. Events thousands of miles away could be an oppor-

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tunity, or have a significant impact, on a business’s bottom line. U.S. Bank’s survey also asked if small businesses found their banker helpful. Results jumped seven points to 43 percent when the same question was asked in the previous year’s poll, as did the number who said their banker provides them with everything they need (up 10 points to 32 percent). For small businesses to optimize their relationship with their banker, they need to tell their story. Make a compelling case and back it up in both narrative and numbers. One mistake some small-business owners make is they start out undercapitalized and try to catch up on the lack of capital by taking on higher business or personal debt. This debt creates serious risk for the owner and the business the first time there is a slowdown in the economy. Just as problematic is growing too quickly and not recognizing the impact of how rapidly growing sales can affect cash flow. While an upward sales growth is a nice problem to have, without an effective cash management plan in place, it can lead to risk. Surprises are not fun when it comes to financials, so be sure to share the good, the bad and the downright ugly with your banker so that everything is out in the open and solutions can be found. See trouble on the horizon? Call early on so that arrangements tws can be made.


Charlotte Westendorf is the branch manager at U.S. Bank in Hailey at 314 N. Main St. She works with small businesses in the community and can be reached at 578-3840. Charlotte has been with U.S. Bank for six years, and moved to the Hailey branch two years ago.

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Racers found fast snow and fun times under the lights of Rotarun last Friday night at the first of four Friday Night Dual Races. In the men’s racing, competition was fierce, with the top three finishers within about a half-second of each other’s combined two-race times. Here are the race results for the two-run times: ADULTS: Jimmy Grossman, Gman, 35.27; Pat Reveller, 5B Garage, 35.63; Jesse Foster, Sun Valley Brewing Co., 35.81; Jason Miller, Sun Valley Brewing Co., 36.56; Caleb Baukol, 5B Garage, 37.63; Pete Watkins, 39.98; Mark Charpentier, Charp, 40.43, Jeff Lyon, 42.27; Hayden Thayer (14 years old), BuckSnort, 42.35; Meghan Thomas, Sun Valley Brewing Co., 42.38; and Troy

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usiness name? Winter Sun Ranch Where do you train? Winter Sun Ranch Current home? Bellevue Were you raised around horses? Yup. My mom has always trained horses. Explain background and progression. I grew up riding and showing AQHA throughout the Northwest, and as a teenager I did a lot of trail riding locally. After college, my husband and I missed our community and roots and chose to move back to our hometown. We found our dream farm (horses for me, dirt for him), and started doing what we love. I started a 4-H club, where the kids ride weekly year-round. Additionally, I board up to 25 horses, train and give lessons to adults and kids. What do you offer? Lessons on your horse or mine, adults or kids of any age. Western and English. Training horses from green to polished. Specialty? Teaching kids and training green horses, but not in combination! Favorite horse? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a favorite. I could never choose. Do you own horses; if so, how many? Yes, three: Jet, 15-

year-old Quarterhorse; Gypsy, 14-year-old Paint; and Drifter, 14-year-old Quarterhorse. Horses for sale? Nope. I am much better at buying horses than selling them! Favorite TV show? Not big into TV. Trucks? Yukon XL Diesel or gas? Gasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;18 mpg, optimistically. Family? Judd (husband), Austin (son), Galena (daughter). What kind of music do you like? The kids have sort of taken over the music choices in my household. Go, Caspar Babypants! Do you have pets? Yes: Bella, the Bernese mountain dog; Blackie, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;barnâ&#x20AC;? cat that lives in the house; and three pygmy goats. Favorite food? Too hard to narrow it down to one thing. Books you are reading? Tina Fey-â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bossypants.â&#x20AC;? Hobbies? Most embarrassing moment? Now why would I tell you that!? What are you working on today? Training my mare to be a better eventer/jumper. Training my lesson horse to accept vaulting. And, as always, trying to help my students become better riders and horse lovers. What training accomplish-

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ment are you the most proud of? What makes me enjoy my job the most is when the kids that I teach really want to get better and will work really hard to achieve their goals. I love seeing a thoroughly exhausted, excited student. What would you do if you were not a horse trainer? Scientistâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;biochemistry or genetics, most likelyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;although I would probably realize that spending my life in a laboratory is for the mice, so I would bail, move to Idaho and become a horse tws trainer!

Alpine Skiing and Lindsay Vonn, The American Champion Moritz. Europe is in a bitter winter lockdown. The race was run at -10 degrees F. Vonn beat her best friend and hometown favorite Maria Hoefl Reisch after losing to her in St. Moritz. The Swiss Nadja Kamer was second and Lichtensteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tina Weirather was third. Vonn is very popular in Germany because she speaks fluent German. She spends every Christmas break with Rieschâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. Vonn also won this race in front of her own family. Last year Vonn divorced her husband and trainer, Thomas Vonn, nine years her senior. The marriage strained relations with her family, which was repaired after the divorce. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a great year. She won in her hometown, at Beaver Creek, Colo., for the first time, and she wins here in Garmisch in front of her family. She is one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great champions. She should be the Go Daddy Girl. In equally frigid conditions in Chamonix, the Canadians warmed to the occasion. Jan Hudec won for the first time in four years, and Eric Guay finished third. Romed Baumann thought he had the win, but had to settle for second, .5 second off the pace. He was bewildered all weekend. Another Canadian, Benjamin Thomsen, was fifth. The top 10 was crowded with notables, like the Swiss Beat Fuez, and Austriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

ROTARUN FRIDAY NIGHT RACE RESULTS, from page 16 Sports, Ski Tek, and Johnny Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Subshack. This fun, flexible, dual racing series continues this Friday and is open to all ages and any equipmentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;alpine, telemark or snowboard. Even if you missed the first race night, skiers and boarders can still join the fun. Fourperson teams are encouraged. Pairing and signup will be at the Rotarun gate training Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.; at preregistration at Sun Valley Brewing Co.


on Thursday, 7-8 p.m.; or just before racing Friday night at Rotarun. Onsite signup is 5-6 p.m. Races start at 6 p.m., with children racing first. For pre-registration form and information, see or contact Eric at 208-7881350 or e-mail rotarunskiarea@gmail. com Mountain Fairy will provide transportation to and from the 5B Garage in Ketchum.

Kroell and Cuche. Bode Miller was eighth. In 2008, Hudec had a series of knee surgeries (five) and his career suffered. In this race, he overcame a late start (24th), and the flat light that came with it, to best the incredulous Baumann, whose split times were better on top. Hudec is known as a natural skier and a great glider, which was in evidence on this day. On Sunday, the seemingly jinxed Romed Baumann finally won a race and took the Super-Combined with a great downhill run that gave him a two-second advantage. Up-andcoming Frenchman Alexis Pinturault finished second after trailing by 3.5 seconds in the downhill portion, and Swiss Beat Fuez was third. Last but not least, back in Garmisch, Julia Mancuso got her first win Sunday, taking the Super-G, while Lindsay Vonn posted a rare DNF. It was the first time since 2006 that two American women won consecutive races, and then too, it was Vonn and Mancuso. Bitter cold, deep shadows and an icy course set fast, few turns. The emphasis was on speed and just keeping the skis steady. Anna Fenninger of Austria finally stepped on the podium. Tina Weirather was third. Many of the top names posted a DNF. tws

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BY BALI SZABO In Chamonix, France, Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downhill was a makeup for Val Gardena. Klaus Kroell finally won a downhill for Austria this year on the La Verte des Houches course. Bode Miller was second, an agonizing .01 second behind. Didier Cuche was third. The top five finishers were only .08 second apart. Miller said that the easier, flatter courses always make for close finishes, as speed dominates over technicals. In Garmisch, Germany, Lindsay Vonnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good downhill training runs translated to her 50th career win on the rugged Kandahar course. Her first win was in Norway in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;06, and here she was, six years later, with 50. Only Austriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moser Proell (62) and the Swiss Vreni Schneider (52) have more. On the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, the Swede slalom specialist Ingemar Stenmark has a ridiculous 86, Austriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hermann â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Hermannatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Maier is at 54, and the great Italian Alberto Tomba stands at 50. Vonn feels she has several good years left, and she loves records. Most athletes deny they care about them. She is awed that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentioned in the same company â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as the great Alberto Tomba.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This run was an about-face from last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal conditions in St.

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Dear Classified Guys, I looked up the value of my car on one of those Blue Book web sites, found the retail price and placed an ad in the newspaper. I even printed out the online report and posted it on the driver's window so people would see what the car is worth when they come to look. So far, the few people who have come for a test drive have laughed at my price. One guy even offered me almost $3000 below my asking price. I was insulted! My car is in relatively good shape, yet no one is interested. What am I doing wrong?

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in good working order. No one wants to test-drive a car that still has fast-food wrappers in the backseats. Carry: When you look up the blue book value of your car, remember that it's just a guide and needs to be adjusted based on your local market and your car's condition. Cash: A blue book typically gives you three values: trade, retail and private party. Trade and retail values are mostly used when working with dealerships. The third value, private party, is the one you should be using. Carry: Since you're selling the car privately, you shouldn't expect to ask "retail price" as you mentioned. Retail values are typically

found at a dealership given that they include presale inspections and other service warranties. People who shop privately expect to save on those costs. Using the average private party price would be more realistic. Cash: Most importantly though, avoid being insulted by anyone's offer. Although selling anything can be an emotional process, you need to remain objective. Buyers are simply trying to get the best deal and offer you what the car is worth to them. Regardless of their offer, it is not a reflection upon you personally. Carry: Besides, if you do your homework correctly, there will be more than enough great offers for you to accept.

Many people love their cars, but may not be impartial when it comes to determining their value. To obtain the market value of your car as designated by its age, mileage and wear and tear, visit one of the three most commonly used blue books online. Kelley Blue Book ( and The National Automobile Dealers Association ( both began providing vehicle values in the 1920's. Edmunds' Blue Book ( began in 1966. All three provide new and used car values online free of charge.

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Sometimes it can seem like everyone has a new car but you. However, according to data from the RITA (Research and Innovative Technology Administration), used car sales actually exceed new car sales. Although the data excludes private party sales, dealers alone sold over 36 million used cars in 2010 with an average sale price of around $9,000. New car sales topped off at less than 15 million vehicles. Although we may all like the new car smell, it seems that the price of a quality used car is just as sweet.

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10 help wanted Wood River Radio is looking for an Account Executive. The position requires a self starter with customer service experience and attention to detail. Will train the right candidate. Please email your resume to or call 208-788-7118 for more information. Now Hiring CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Caregivers to work with Seniors in their homes. Must be able to pass a a criminal background check, have a great attitude and be willing to learn. We are an EOE and provide benefits to Regular full-time employees. Please email your resume to or bring it to the Connection at 721 3rd Ave. South in Hailey. Resumes must include references and previous employers. Maha Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center is a lovely meditative, and healing space. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a place to hold classes of Yoga, Meditation, etc, in Hailey, call HansMukh Khalsa at 721-7478. Mountain Sun Lanes/Shell are looking for mature, enthusiastic, responsible persons for afternoons, evenings and rotating weekend shifts. Please call Ruthie at 7882360. A Touch of Class Hair Studio in Hailey is looking for a Nail Technician and a F/T hair designer to lease very nice, semi-private space. Reasonable rent, and pays commission on all retail sales. Lots of other extras included. For info: Call Janie, 7885002, or stop by and check out our space.

19 services LONG-TERM HOUSE-SITTING/ PET-SITTING - Yoga teacher, Grandmother. Available for a position in Hailey, starting March 31. Great local references. 721-7478 Custom metal fabrication and certified welding .Guard and grip railings,chimney caps and structural steel. Call 720-7649. Weekend therapeutic massage appointment in your home. Certi-

fied therapist with 20 years experience in Boise expanding services to Wood River Valley. Gift Certificates! Reasonable rates! Local references available. Call MaryAnn 208 8591058. BodyEaseMassageTherapy. com Cleaning houses , good references, low prices, 10 years of experience , free estimates, phone 208-7205973. Donate Your Books - free pickup. Call 788-3964. 2 Girls Painting - quality interior, attentive to detail. Trim, doors, walls, window, cabinets, one room or the whole house. Please Call 788-2170 or 309-2781 Taking New Clients - Personal Housekeeper, Property Manager, House checks, Condo Rentals, Shopping for arrivals, Arrange all services, Airport pick-up, Children to activities, Help prep. meals, Child Care. 788-2170, leave msg. Two guys and a truck - Furniture moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will packâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and stackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and the mighty men will loadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em and totem. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

20 appliances Brother Sewing Machine XL5500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Never used & still in box with over 25 stitches & buttonholer $100 7880752 Kenmore washer (elect) and gas dryer - $200. Call 788-3080

21 lawn & garden The Black Bear Ranch Tree Farm is proud to offer Aspen Trees for sale. The nursery is located just over seven miles north of Ketchum. Big SALE, call Debbie at 208 726-7267 for details.

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22 art, antiques, & collectibles Large Michael Jordan card, coin, and book collection for sale. 141 cards total, all mint condition. I.e. 1984 Olympic, 1989 UNC, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Last Shotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; motion card/coin, and more. Incredible! $350, OBO for all. Call 208-788-0139 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 208-788-0139 for details. Antique carved oak bed. Full size. Beautiful $400. White Mountain Ice Cream maker in great shape. Call 720-2509. NEW YEAR PRICE REDUCTIONS ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS by Nancy Stonington. Three, from $550 to $1000. Unusual Sunshine Mine 100th Anniversary poster, $125. An original dot matrix painting, Jack Gunter, 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide x 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high, $1500. Call Ann (208) 726-9510

24 furniture 4 dining room chairs, 2 alder bedroom side tables w/1 drawer and 2 shelves, 1 couch 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? long. All purchased at Bungalow Store, Hailey and in great condition. $950 takes all OBO. Please call to set a time. North River, Hailey. 721-1810 Metal and glass side table. Two shelves. Kind of an apothecary looking table. Great for bathroom. $30. Call 720-2509 Sofa and matching overstuffed chair - great shape - $200. Call 7263966. Kitchen Pie Cupboard - wooden w/carving on the doors. Must see! $250. 788-2566 Blonde Oak Dresser with hand carving - (3 drawer) $250. 788-2566

25 household Beautiful 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Afghanistan carpet from the Mezanine of the KĂźbhel hotel. Deep reds and blacks. $5,000. 720-7828.

26 office furniture Complete set matching small office furniture. Very attractive silver powdercoat metal frame and tempered glass, computer desk has pull out keyboard tray.   2 desks + corner piece can be L-shape(or not); 2 X 1drawer file / storage cart; 2 X bookshelves; computer chair; chair mat. Was $980 new, asking $735. As new condition.  First to see  will buy. PH 622-7262 to view.

28 clothing Snow Boots Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Size 13. Bought at B & D Supply for Christmas present. Too Small. Paid $75.00 will sell for $50.00. call 788-4347.


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36 computers NEC MultiSync LCD 18â&#x20AC;? Monitor. LCD1850E. Works great! Paid $200, will sell for $60. Call 208-788-0139 for details.

37 electronics Sharp AR-M207 digital copy machine. Very good to exc. cond. Great for small office. Copy, printer, scanner and fax. $400 OBO. Call 7202509 Brother DR 510 Drum Unit and TN 570 toner cartridge for Brother MFC machine. Like new. toner full - $50 for both. Call 720-2509 HP 13X printer black ink cartridge. opened box but never used. Wrong for my printer. $120 retail, yours for $30. Call 720-2509

40 musical SALMON RIVER GUITARS - Custom-Made Guitars. Repair Restoration since 1969. Buy. Sell. Vintage. Used. Authorized Martin Repair Center. Stephen Neal Saqui, Luthier. 1208.838.3021 Classically trained pianist and singer giving piano and voice lessons. Unionized professional. Beginners welcome! Please call Vivian Alperin @ 727-9774.

42 firewood/stoves Handmade Fire Starters - crafted by Local Children. Starts your fire every time. 12 for $2.50. Great gift idea or stocking stuffer. Call 720-8420

48 skis/boards, equip. Brand new Volkl Wall Twin Tip. 11587-115. Retail $675. Sell $325 Call 309-1088 Brand new Volkl Bridge Twin Tip with Marker Wide Ride Binding. 179cm Retail is over $1000. Sell @ $475 Call 309-1088 Brand new Volkl Gem Twin Tip. 158cm $175. Retail $400. Call 3091088 Brand new Volkl Alley Twin Tip. 168cm $175. retail $400 Call 3091088

50 sporting goods Schwinn Aerodyne type exercise bike - $100 OBO. 208-544-7050. Reising Model 50 - 3 mags, fancy and walnut. $4k. 721-1103. 1 pair menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 10-12 and 1 pair womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 79; both pairs used only once. Yours w/protective pads for just $125. Call 720-5153.

52 tools and machinery Storage unit must sale misc. tools, metal shelving great for pantry/garage, electrical, plastic storage drawers bins plus more. $550 takes all OBO. Please call to set a time. 721-

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55 food market Corn Fed Beef - $1.10/lb live weight. A few grass fat available also. All Natural. 208-731-4694. Located in Carey. See them before you buy.

56 other stuff for sale TRAXXAS T-MAX Nitro Methane fueled R/C truck! Impeccably maintained, tons of upgrades, carrying case, fuel, charger, batteries, lots of extras! Ready to run! $400 OBO call Dave 720-2956 Shop Avon at home or in your office with personal delivery and guaranteed satisfaction. Contact: Kim Coonis 208-720-3897 or visit my Website: for direct delivery. Handmade Fire Starters - crafted by Local Children. Starts your fire every time. 12 for $2.50. Great gift idea! Call 720-8420 Keg - $100. You supply the beverage! Call 208-309-2231. Delicious Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy on sale at the Senior Connection. All proceeds benefit Senior Meals and Vital Transportation. Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy is available Monday thru Saturday. For more information call Barbara @ 788-3468 or stop by 721 3rd Ave. South in Hailey. 7 NEW Coin Operated Vending Machines. Be your own boss! Recession proof. $2,500 OBO. Will deliver within the Valley. Call Tony at 7205153.

60 homes for sale EAGLE CREEK MEADOWS HOME: Located on 1/3 acre 6 miles north of Ketchum next to Forest Service acreage. Great living & workspace with an outside cottage, sauna, and garage. Priced at $499,500. Call Emil Capik 622-5474 or Heatherlands Home for Sale. Located on a 1 acre lot this is one of the most affordable homes in this popular Mid-Valley neighborhood. 1891 livable square feet. 3 BD/ 2 BA , two living rooms. Double Car Garage. View online at MLS# 11-311196. Listed at $425,000. Take a virtual tour at Call Cindy Ward, Sun Valley Real Estate at 7200485 for a showing. Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath mountain

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66 farm/ranches 30 acres south county, farmhouse, domestic well and irrigation well. Ill health forces sell. $399.000. 208788-2566 Tunnel Rock Ranch. Exceptional sporting/recreational property between Clayton & Challis. Just under 27 acres, with ranch house and 900â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of prime Salmon River frontage. Asking $578,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-7201256

70 vacation property Timeshare for sale - 1 or 2 weeks. Sells for $40,000. Will sacrifice for $12,000. Can be traded nationally or internationally. Located in Fort. Lauderdale. Full Amenities incl. golf course, pool, etc. Call 208-3092231. Hey Golfers!! 16 rounds of golf & 2 massages included w/ luxury 2 BR/ 2 Bath unit on beach in Mexico. Choose between Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun on availability $2900/ week. 788-0752.

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 subdivisino. $19,500. 720-7828. 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. $32,000. 208 7882566 Property in Woodside - ready to build on. City W/S. $29,900. Call 208-309-2231. Property in Magic - for sale by owner, property only. Lake view. $50,000. West Magic. Great neighbors. 3092231.

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Great Shop Space at Great Rates 1680 sf shop with bay door 7 2 offices at Cold Springs Business Park across from St. Lukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital with both Hwy 75 & Hospital Dr. access. Great flexible rates. 622-5474 or Office/Retail space available - 400 N. Main/Silver, Hailey at Centennial Station (near Sun Valley Ballet). Please call Dave at 788-4903 or 3092005 for additional info. 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 Very Clean 2000 sf apt. w/fireplace. 2bd 1ba, shared laundry. Snow removal included. Shared utilities. $550 per month, first/last, pets negotiable. Call 481-1130. VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY SPECIAL MOVE IN - $400 move in, $800 month, 3 bd, 2 ba. Call 720-3157.

81 hailey rentals 2bd, 1ba, cute, clean, bright home in center of town. Fenced yard. W/ D hookup, dishwasher, hardwood floors, good storage. Can come partially furnished. No smoking. Pets negotiable. $650/mo., incl. w/s/t. Avail. March 1 or possibly sooner. 578-1720 2BR/1 1/2 bath, fully furnished, Woodside Townhouse. flat screen TV surround sound, WD/ DW/garage. Includes water and trash. No smoking, pet considered. Short term possible. $900/month plus electric. David 208 720-2065. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! 2BD/1BA condos in quiet W. Hailey neighborhood, unfurn., clean and well-maintained, but affordable! No pets or smoking, avail. immed. $595-650 a month plus util. Call Brian at 208720-4235 & check out www.svmlps. com for info. 1 month free! Price reduced! 1BD/ 1BA condo w/office-den space, unfurn., wood FP, balcony off of bedroom, new carpet, no pets, smoking not allowed, avail. immed. Now only $595 a month + util. Call Brian, 208720-4235 or check this out at www.

82 ketchum rentals 3 BD/2BA Hulen Meadows Home available immediately for long term rental. Living room plus family room, deck with gas BBQ, single detached garage. Close to park, trails and the pond. Dogs OK, no smoking. $1250 mo. plus utilities. Call 720-8194 or leave message at 788-0870. Price Reduced & 1 Month Free! 3BD/3BA Board Ranch Beauty! Furnished home on river. 1 mile to W.S. lifts! Hot tub, 2 car garage, big yard, great views! Includes landscap-

ing & snow removal! Available early May. $2,250 a month plus utilities. A Must See! Smoking not allowed. Brian, 208-720-4235, photos upon request. PRICE JUST REDUCED! 2BD/2BA Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;home on Trail Creek! New carpet, new paint, unfurn., wood FP, deck by creek, short walk to central Ketchum, pool & spa in summer. No pets, smoking not allowed. Avail. immed. Price now just $850/mo + util. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this out at 3BD/3.5BA Ketchum Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;home, upscale w/custome decor, but at great price! Fully furn. 2 car gar., priv. hot tob, by bike path, walk to RR lifts, avail. immed. Ski season rental poss, rate depends on dates. Great value at $2,250 a month + util. Call Brian, 208-720-4235 abd check out www. for more info.

85 short-term rental KETCHUM-Great Lift-side condo deal 3BR + pool +walk to lift. Now Booking for March & April 2012 . For great unbeatable rates and more info please email charlesefoxx@gmail. com Seeking Short-term Rental - bedroom, bath, kitchen privileges. Feb thru April 2012. Female, quiet, neat, engaging, have no pets, do not smoke or drink. 208-720-0081.

89 roommate wanted Room for Rent in my home - downstairs unit, very private. Bathroom and laundry room and family room are all included. Right across from bike path, one mile from city center. $500. 788-2566 Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 40 words or less for free! e-mail or fax to 788-4297

200 farm equipment Tractor - 1948 Allis-Chalmers Model C - 18.4hp, Draw Bar, runs great, PTO, but no hydraulics. Matched 6.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; trailer. Tractor $2,750, Trailer $1,000/ $3,500 for both. (208) 5789222. 1959 Ford Tractor - great condition. New battery, new starter celinoid and new starter. $2,500. Call 208-3090469.

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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 Corn Fed Beef - $1.10/lb live weight. A few grass fat available also. All Natural. 208-731-4694. Located in Carey. See them before you buy.

300 puppies & dogs AKC Yellow Labrador Retrievers Born December 7th , Ready January 25th. 3 males, 3 females. Dewclaws removed, first shots and wormed. Champion Bloodline. Proven hunters from Southern Oregon. $50 deposit. Males $400, females $450. 208650-0620.

304 other pets FREE! Russian Dwarf Winter White Hampsters! These little guys are cute and about 2 months old. They are used to being held. Only serious inquiries, please! Call Andrea for more information at 309-3105 or 9286199.

400 share the ride Need a Ride? is Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new source for catching or sharing a ride! To work, another city or another state, signup and see who else is traveling in the same direction and get or offer a ride. For more information or help with the system, visit or call Mountain Rides 788.RIDE.

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Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center has tables and chairs to rent for your special event. Tables Round and Square $5 each. Nice Padded chairs $1 each. call Nancy @ 7884347. Does your non-profit have a service, product or item that you need or could share with another organization who needs it? List it here for free! Say it in 40 words or less and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free! We want to help you spread the word. Just e-mail classifieds@

502 take a class Photoshop 101 w/Stacie Brew - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Feb. 11 at the Center in Hailey Register at Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum, go online to www.SunValleyCenter. org or call 726-9491 x10. Writing Workshop w/Alan Heathcock - 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center in Hailey, Feb. 18-20. Register at Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum, go online to www.SunValleyCenter. org or call 726-9491 x10. Flamenco Dance Class w/Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (75 minute class) - 11:15 a.m. at Zenergy at ThunderSpring. Register at Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum, go online to www.SunValleyCenter. org or call 726-9491 x10. Register now for classes in Bronze, Copper and Silver Clay at The Bead Shop in Hailey, taught by Lisa Horton. Visit www.LisaHortonJewelry. com for list and details or call 208788-6770. Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness - Activate energize and heal all aspects of yourself, for this new time on our planet. Postures, motion, breath, chanting, meditations. See calendar for classes (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) and monthly Saturday AM targeted courses. Special pricing for new students. HansMukh Khalsa 721-7478. PURE BODY PILATES CLASSES All Levels Mat Class w/Nesbit - 5:30 p.m., Mondays â&#x20AC;˘ Sun Salutations w/ Alysha - 8 a.m. Tuesdays â&#x20AC;˘ Intermediate Mat w/Alysha - 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays â&#x20AC;˘ Great Ass Class w/Salome - 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays â&#x20AC;˘ All Levels Mat Class w/Alysha - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays â&#x20AC;˘ Sun Salutations w/ Alysha - 8 a.m. Thursdays â&#x20AC;˘ Intermediate Mat w/Alysha - 8:30 a.m. Thursdays â&#x20AC;˘ Fusion w/Michele - 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Info: 208-721-8594 or KIDS CLAY - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday, Bella Cosa Studio at the Bead Shop Plus, Hailey. Info: 721-8045 Hot Yoga in the South Valley - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10/donation. Call for location/ Info: 720-6513. Tennis 101. Fun, family, fitness, a tennis program designed to teach the basics to all ages. 9-10:30 a.m. at WR High School, 1250 Fox Acres Road. Register at, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207. Yoga & the Breath with Victoria Roper, at Hailey Yoga Center, Wednesday mornings, 9:00-10:30. 208-5393771. Morning Yoga with Dayle Ohlau at BCRDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday mornings from 9-10:15 a.m. For more information call 578-2273.

504 lost & found LOST or MISPLACED SKIS : K2 Twin Tips +-140cm probably at Dollar Mt Lodge on Jan 1st or 2nd. My 8 year old granddaughter would really appreciate the return of these

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506 i need this NEEDED - Medium-sized dog crate for 50 lb. dog. Call 720-7530. Rotarun Ski Area and the Friday Night Dual Racing Series are seeking assistance running races Friday night in Feb. Community service hours are available for races Feb 10, 17 or 24 from 5:30 - 9 pm should e-mail: Need a popup camper that sleeps two people this summer for traveling to Alaska. Time is flexible. Can buy or rent. Please call Isabel @7262766. CJ I lost your #, we need you to race on our team @ Rotarun Fri pm, sweet swag and party! PS It was good for me, you? Call meTG. Beef - Looking for someone to split a steer with. Raised locally. $5 a pound finished product. Variety of cuts. Cheaper than natural beef in the store. 720-5634 Looking for farm ground and grazing land to lease for 2012 season. Please call 720-5634 with opportunites Seeking Short-term Rental - bed-

room, bath, kitchen privileges. Feb thru April 2012. Female, quiet, neat, engaging, have no pets, do not smoke or drink. 208-720-0081. Wanted: good used truck and camper. No high miles. Call 208-5447050. STILL NEEDED ASAP - New or barely used Goldbug or other gold metal detector to borrow, buy or rent for April and May. Call 720-9117 STILL NEEDED ASAP - New or used smaller generator to borrow, rent or buy for April and May. Call 720-7312. NEEDED - a good bed/mattress for someone who just had surgery. Free or inexpensive, but must be in good condition. Call Leslie at 309-1566 and leave message. Aluminum cans. Your donation will help support public art in Hailey. Donations drop off at Wiederrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Custom Metalworks (4051 Glenbook Dr.) or arrange for pickup by calling Bob at 788-0018.

509 announcements The Trader is Opening Feb. 10. New consignment store at 509 S. Main St., Bellevue. Now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208.720.9206. Our dear friend and neighbor, Paul aka â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mattâ&#x20AC;? aka â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ruebenâ&#x20AC;? Matthes has moved to Colorado to be cared for by Hospice and his daughter. He will be missed throughout the valley, swapping tales and sipping coffee. In lieu of sending Paul flowers or cards, his family requests that you tell the special people in your life that you love them. You can reach out to Paul Matthes c/o Ruthie Matthes, P.O. Box 534, Durango, CO 81302. New Family Orientations Observations every Tuesday and Thursday at the Pioneer Montessori School - please call to schedule, 208-7269060. Do you have an announcement youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list events for your businesses, etc.

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510 thank you notes Thanks to the Race Crew for the Rotary Seeding Race Feb. 3 for the 5B Garage Friday Night Dual Racing Series at Rotarun. Chief of Course Troy Thayer, Course Setter Jesse Foster, Course Assistant Larry Smith, Starter Luke McDonald Soundwave, Finish timer Dave Swaner WR Ski Team, Doreen Neel & the gals from WRHS Honor Society, registration Penny Thayer & Janet Barton, results Cathy Foster. Area assistance Scott and Eric Wesley. Clubs seeking community service for races Feb 10, 17 or 24 should e-mail: rotarunskiarea@ To the thoughtful, generous, anonymous benefactor who paid for our appetizers and a lovely bottle of wine at DiVine on Saturday night. You know who you are and we four ladies certainly appreciated your gift. Gentlemen DO STILL EXIST. Maybe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see you at the next movie at DiVine, which is a wonderful venue. Thank you. Thank you Magic Valley Denture Center in Twin. My dentist said two weeks and $400.00 to repair my broken denture. Magic Valley Denture Center did it in two hours for $40.00. Nice people too. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but rave about that. Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 40-word thank you note, right here. e-mail your ad to

514 free stuff (really!) FREE BOXES - moving, packing or storage. Lots of sizes. Come and get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll recycle them. Copy & Print, 16 W. Croy St., Hailey. FREE PALLETS...always have a few in the way if you want them. Jeff, 788-4200.

518 raves Putting aside 22-year-old rapper MIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;middle-finger malfunctionâ&#x20AC;? moment, the Super Bowl XLVI half-

time show was defintiely a vast improvement over last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly awful/hoplessly out-of-sync Black-Eyed peas fiasco, and proof-positive that Madonna can STILL belt out a tune (and dance) with the best of them -even when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tune as unceasingly lame as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give Me All Your Lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?!!! (LOL) Here are some more stellar standouts so far on â&#x20AC;&#x153;American ldolâ&#x20AC;? whom you likewise may want to look for footage of on YouTube (just type in â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? into their seach engine and/or the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to find samples): Brittany Zika, Jermaine Jones, (Ms.) Sam Gershman, David Weed, (Liberiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Romeo Diahn -- and especially Jessica Phillips ... who has â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top 10 finalistâ&#x20AC;? written all over her! :)

600 autos under $2,500 A Steal for just $1,800! 1987 Cadillac Deville - auto, 85k original miles, 23 mpg, extra set of studded tires â&#x20AC;&#x201D; good condition Call 309-2284, ask for Glen.

609 vans / busses â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;95 Chevy Astro Van - 60k miles on rebuilt motor. New brakes, P/W, P/L, CD player, seats 8. $2,000 OBO. Call 208-410-3782.

610 4wd/suv 1994 Ford F-350 - 4WD, 4 door, king cab pickup. 8 foot bed w/camper shell. 125k miles. $4,500 cash. Call 788-2648, Denise. 1989 Ford F150, 4WD. 6cyl, 4 speed manual, long bed w/shell. Good tires. Motor replaced in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;05. Differential rebuilt in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;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.

612 auto accessories Panasonic CD/AM/FM 20Wx4 Model CQDP710EUC. $20 Call 7202509 VW Deluxe tape/AM/FM from Eurovan w/harness. $10 Call 720-2509

Toyota small pickup bed trailer, great 4 wheeler trailer, or all around utility trailer $250. Call (208) 8234678 or leave message at 208-3091566. Nearly new Yakima Low-Pro Titanium, bars, towers, locks, etc. Will fit nearly any vehicle. This is the top of the line box that opens from both sides. New over $1150. Yours for $750obo. Can accept credit cards, too! 208.410.3657 or dpeszek@

620 snowmobiles etc. Ski Doo 600 HO Rev 144â&#x20AC;? $3300 - Lots of extras: can, reverse, skid plate, riser, primer for cold starts, scratchers, under seat gas can, cover. 3500 miles. Stock clutch cover, muffler and tail light assembly available. In Stanley. 208-774-2903. 2006 700 Polaris RMK 155 track. Stored in heated garage (wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sled). $4,700. Well taken care of. Email pics. 208-653-2562. 1993 XT 350 - easy to start. Street legal. $800. Call 721-1103. 1997 700 RMK - custom paint, skis. Always garaged. $1,500 OBO. Call 208-721-1103. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your snowmobile needs. Call 208-788-3255 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 piece Polaris/Klim snowmobile suit. Very nice condition. Cost $485 new, selling for $220. Call Jeff at 720-4988.

624 by air Telex Echelon 20 aviation headset. 20+ dB of passive noise protection and a top-quality noise canceling electric mic. Spaning new in box $100. Call 720-2509 Garmin GPS 150XL Pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide/ manual and Pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quick Refernce Guide. $5. Call 720-2509 Flightcom in dash intercom 403MC. $25. Call 720-2509 14v Generator and Regulator from 1960 C182. For $100 for both. Great Shape. Call 720-2509

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