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Benefit Tickets BY KAREN BOSSICK


ickets are on sale for this year’s Sun Valley Summer Symphony Benefit concert. The July 29 concert will feature trumpeter Chris Botti. Botti, pronounced boat-tee, has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist since the release of his 2004 CD “When I Fall in Love.” He has recorded and performed with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Bell, Sting and Josh Groban. And his work with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums and multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. “I would encourage people to buy tickets now because he’s phenomenal. He’s a crossover jazz player who plays with the orchestra. He comes with his own band—a pianist, drummer, guitar player, singer and violinist. And his music appeals to a variety of audiences and his shows are energetic,” said Jennifer Teisinger, the symphony’s executive director. Tickets range from $50 to $500, with the $250 and $500 tickets including a 5 p.m. cocktail reception on the Sun Valley Lodge Terrace. The proceeds help fund the symphony, the largest privately funded free admission symphony in America. This year’s symphony starts off with four Edgar M. Bronfman In Focus Series chamber concerts beginning July 22. Eleven orchestra concerts will follow, with a concert featuring Soprano Deborah Voigt on July 30. The finale is Aug. 14. For tickets go to or call 208-622-5607. tws

Free Playreading BY KAREN BOSSICK


hen someone kills an Irish Liberation Army enforcer’s black cat on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, you can bet your St. Paddy’s Day Guinness that he’s not going to let sleeping dogs lie. So sets the stage for McDonagh’s award-winning play, “The Lieutenant of Inishmore.” The nexStage Theatre will present a free play reading of the dark and comic play as part of its 2012 play reading series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Royal Shakespeare Company first produced the play in London in 2001. It’s set in the early 1990s when the Northern Ireland peace process is taking its first steps. Upon learning that his Wee Thomas is sick, the enforcer—a man known for his insanely violent temper—leaves behind his stint of torturing drug pushers and blowing up chip shops and rushes home to inflict a different reign of terror. “It’s hysterically funny and very dark. And the writing is outstanding,” said Director Jon Kane. McDonagh, considered Ireland’s preeminent playwright, is best known for his play “The Pillowman” and as the writer and director of the film “In Bruges.” The play will star Dawson Howard as the insane terrorist, along with Scott Creighton, Will Hemmings, Charlotte Hemmings, Andrew Alburger, Steve d’Smith and Ben Flandro. tws

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Biathlon Training



taff Sgt. Guillermo Tejada jabbed his short ski poles into the snow, pushing himself along in a bucket-like seat mounted on skis. When he neared the top of the canyon that branched off from the Sun Valley Gun Club, he lay down on his side, bringing his chair down with him, and took up a light wooden Steyr air rifle. He took a deep breath just like his ski coach had told him to do, then slowly exhaled. He took another breath. Then he pressed the rifle against the butt of his arm and took aim at a target about 50 yards away. Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! The quiet pops emanating from his air rifle were nothing compared to the IED (improvised explosive device) that blew off his legs in Afghanistan. And the peace and solitude of Sun Valley seemed far removed from the fear he’d occasionally felt rising in him as he patrolled that troubled country. But this morning on the biathlon range was a solid step toward getting back on his feet, so to speak, after undergoing rehab at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. Staff Sgt. Tejada was one of seven veterans and civilians who recently took part in a Paralympic Biathlon training camp on the Nordic trails looping around the Sun Valley Gun Club. For some, it was an introduction to the sport of biathlon—an opportunity to see if it was something they might want to pursue. For others, it was an opportunity to train for an upcoming national competition. “It’s awesome,” said Tejada. “I love shooting so it’s great to be able to come here and shoot.” LizAnn Kudrna, of Bozeman, Mont., lay next to Tejada. Kudrna was paralyzed from her waist down three years ago while climbing Mt. Cowen, an 11,206-foot peak in the Absaroka/Beartooth Range near Bozeman. She and her friends had summited the peak and

“It takes some problem solving to figure out how to move your body to create a tripod for shooting. But that’s something you do every day in a wheelchair.” –LizAnn Kudrna

were hiking down a steep gully when Kudrna dislodged a rock the size of a TV that hit her in the chest. She tumbled down a 60-foot cliff, plummeting headfirst into another rock and coming to a stop only because one of her fellow climbers broke her fall. She spent the next 18 hours in a gully awaiting rescue. “I’ve Nordic skied quite a bit but I’m not that good at shooting,” she said. “It takes some problem solving to figure out how to move your body to create a tripod for shooting. But that’s something you do every day when you’re in a wheelchair. And it’s what I do in my work as a Pilates trainer.” Coach Rob Rossner, a former U.S. biathlete, paced the target range as coaches Marc Mast, Laura Todd, Jeannie Wall, Laurie Lehman and Mia James looked on. “Close your eye and open it and that’s your natural aim,” he tells one of the shooters. Rossner stopped to show former Marine Omar Bermejo how to hook his gun to his one arm for stability while shooting. Bermejo completed four tours in Iraq without getting hurt only to mangle his arm in a motorcycle accident. He had it amputated two months ago.

(From Top) • LizAnn Kudrna, who was paralyzed in a climbing accident near Bozeman, Mont., tries target practice while strapped into her sit ski. • Guillermo Tejada goes out for a round of skiing in between target practice. • Marine Sgt. Omar Bermejo, a veteran from Tucson, Ariz., had to learn to shoot with just one arm and hand after losing his right arm in an accident. • In his first attempt at skate skiing, Omar Bermejo had no trouble jacking up his heart rate to simulate an actual biathlon race.

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he fun quotient in Sun Valley is about to be jacked up. SolFest is back. The ode to spring will include a street dance, poker ski and relay on Dollar Mountain. The event, which included high-flying aerial acrobatics in its infancy, is geared to attract college students with half-priced lift tickets for those with college ID. But the events are open to everyone. “In the past, we have had great events in Sun Valley where we closed down Main Street for spring break parties. We’re trying to reignite that to attract the youthful demographic,” said Therese Magner, sales executive for Sun Valley Resort. “We’re also trying to attract those in their 30s, 40s and 50s with younger kids who might enjoy a concert. So we’re offering stayand-ski-free packages.” SolFest will kick off Friday with a free party and live music by the Bermuda Cowboys featuring Hailey songwriter Randy Norton and Nashville songwriter and Male Horizon Award nominee Bryon Hildreth at 5 p.m. at Grumpy’s in Ketchum.

Dan Cummins and Ryan Wingfield will perform their comedy show at 6 p.m. Friday at the Boiler Room in Sun Valley ($10 at the door). And Denver’s Fox Street All-Stars will cap the evening with their New Orleans vibe at 10 p.m. Friday at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. Cover is $5. Saturday will kick off with a SolFest Poker Run, in which participants register at Apple’s Bar and Grill beginning at 9 a.m. They then ski around Baldy collecting cards in hopes that they can show the best poker hand at the end of the day. Main Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Blitzen Trapper, an indie rock band from Portland, will take the stage at 6 p.m. for a free street dance. Adding to the evening’s entertainment: A 511 Rail Jam in downtown Ketchum at 8 p.m. Old Death Whisper, a country-Western group comprised of Chuy Hartman, Kent Mueller, Wes Walsworth, J.R. Hood, Byron Walcher, Drew Tomseth and Cole Wells, will close out the night at 10 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques’. Cover charge is $5. A Slide, Glide and Ride Relay will cap the weekend at 11 a.m.

“We’re trying to reignite that to attract the youthful demographic.” –Toni Bogue

Sunday at Dollar Mountain. The event—billed as familyfriendly—will encompass tubing, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing or boarding. Entry fee is $10, with participants competing for such prizes as a one-night stay at Sun Valley Resort, a full-day lift ticket and a half-day lift ticket. “We hope that this will become an annual event and create a buzz around the region, bringing people to enjoy this special place that we all know and love,” said Magner. “Over time, we hope to secure sponsorships to bring in tws big-name music.” RIGHT: Costumes are welcomed at Sunday’s Slide, Glide and Ride Relay on Dollar Mountain.

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Rec. District offers Recess from School The Blaine County Recreation District will be offering its Recess from School program for youth in 1st–5th grade during Spring Break March 26 to 30. Childcare will be provided from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with field trips and activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Recess from School is a great way for youth to make the most of their

time off from school. The week is packed full of fun activities and field trips to keep your mind and body moving. The cost of the program is $35 per day. Pick-up and drop-off is at the Community Campus in Hailey. Contact the BCRD at (208) 578-2273 for more information and to register.

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etchum crime writer Charlie Brandt trudged into the Sun Valley Film Festival headquarters Saturday evening and feigned exhaustion. “I’m going blind!” said Brandt, who was serving as a judge. “I have 22 films I have to watch and I find I’m watching some that I don’t have to judge because I’m enjoying it so much.” Brandt wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the inaugural film festival, judging by the throngs of people who turned out for the four-day event. It was standing-room-only at many of the six dozen films that were screened, prompting organizers to scurry to arrange second showings. And nearly all the films were elbow-to-elbow viewers, as were the 9 a.m. coffee talks with filmmakers and the late-evening VIP parties. “I had no idea people would be this interested,” said Festival Director Sabina Dana Plasse, who said the festival sold more than 80 VIP passes and gave out dozens more to sponsors. “Obviously, the four days of stormy weather was a gift from God. But what makes this event special is that everybody can participate. It’s not like an athletic event that only some can take part in.” “Lost River” was among several films that captured the beauty of Idaho, taking viewers 10,000 feet up into Idaho’s tallest mountains. Filmmaker Kieran Donahue sat in the VIP room of the festival headquarters in his cowboy hat describing how he had originally set out to do a film documenting the ranch lifestyle that he had experienced growing up on his family’s ranch near Mackay. But he turned it into a drama about the bond between twin brothers who go on a pack trip to retrieve a family heirloom when one of the brothers is diagnosed with cancer. Pack horses had to be used to transport the film equipment, which cost a mere $7,000. “It really means a lot to have this chance to show my film at a festival like this,” Donahue added. Peg Owens, who heads up the Idaho Film Office, praised the festival, calling it approachable and uncrowded. What’s more, it charges “regular prices” compared with the Sundance Film Festival, which has been overrun with crowds, she said. “This is huge for Idaho filmmaking. This festival will grow exponentially because Sun Valley is so well known around the world. This festival is going to take off just like Santa Barbara and Palm Springs did because Sun Valley is already a brand,” she added. Plasse said the film festival got a few hundred submissions in the three months that she and other organizers had to put the event together. Even film mogul Harvey Weinstein submitted




“This is huge for Idaho filmmaking. This festival will grow exponentially because… Sun Valley is alerady a brand.” Sterling Hoch, a Hailey native who worked on “Magic Valley,” checks out some of the film footage draped around the Sun Valley Film Festival office.

two films—“Bully” and “The Untouchables”—at the last minute. Film Director Heather Rae, who produced the 2008 Sundance Film Festival award winner “Frozen River,” noted that 11,000 films were submitted to Sundance this year—ten times the 1,200 it got when she became director of the Native American Program for the Sundance Institute in 1995. “I’m completely, entirely impressed with this festival—what they’ve been able to pull together in a short amount of time,” she said. “I think this is the entrepreneurial event of the year,” said Nicola Potts, of the Coffee Grinder who supplied Caffe Vita coffee and scones to those attending each morning’s coffee talks. Jeff Erickson, a local student and his friend Nick Smith were among those who crowded into the Magic Lantern Cinema on a snowy Saturday morning to watch “Lost River” because “it looked awesome with the cowboys.” “The festival is a great idea,”

said Erickson, who also saw “Between the Earth and Sky,” a film about American medical students teaching Sudanese how to doctor, and the ski film “Winter’s Wind.” “I have a camera on my ski helmet and I’ve made a few ski films with my friends. Maybe I can learn a thing or two from the films I see here.” Erickson and filmgoers loved to the opportunity to quiz the filmmakers who fielded questions following many of the movies. Jay Pickett, who grew up on a Caldwell ranch before going on to guest star in such shows as “China Beach” and “Matlock,” said “Soda Springs” will soon be available on Amazon, “movies on demand” and in Walmart. Pickett’s movie included Tom Skerritt, and Henry Darrow from “High Chaparral,” as well as songs from the likes of Idaho songwriter Pinto Bennett and plenty of shots filmed around Crouch and Garden Valley. “We thought of calling it ‘Treasure Valley,’ but that would’ve been weird what with

–peg owens another film coming out called ‘Magic Valley,’” he said. While the festival lured many Sun Valley area residents to the movie theater, it also brought in dozens of people from out of the area, said Plasse. Among those: Araminta and Bruce Bitton from Boise, who came because friends had films in the festival. “We’ve never been to Sun Valley before,” said Araminta. “We plan to take in the ice skating rink, in addition to the films. And we’ll be back. We want to see it in the sun.” Ketchum resident Cathy Reinheimer, who has worked in TV, said that she hoped the festival would eventually add acting workshops as Sundance Film Festival does. Ketchum resident Orlie Sather praised the festival but said he would like to see it rescheduled to May when there are fewer things going on. Festival Chair Bex Wilkerson said the festival was purposefully scheduled during the ski

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his past week featured two outstanding chess events: the Spring Warmup and the State Scholastic Championship. The Warmup is intended to provide practice for students planning to attend the annual Idaho Chess Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State Scholastic Championship. Interestingly, only elementary and middle school students were able to attend the Spring Warmup and the games were more fun than competitive. Despite the camaraderie of the 16 players, competitive trophies were awarded in K-1st grade, 2nd3rd grade, and 4th-6th grade sections. Winners included, respectively: K-1st, Darwin Porth, Owen Stouffer and Emmett Stouffer; 2nd-3rd, Quentin Van Law, Collin Young and Otto Olson; and 4th-6th, Garrett Stouffer, Dylan Porth and Victor Saldiva. Quentin Van Law scored very well with 5.0 points for a perfect tournament record. Wood River High School Chess Club members also traveled to Boise for the ICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State Scholastic Chess Tournament where the state chess champions are crowned for each grade level. Thirteen Wood River students competed against 300 other Idaho students in their respective grades for grade-level prizes. Additionally, WRHS and Wood River Middle School players were competing for team prizes. Coach Adam Porth indicated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very proud of our players, our teams and their performances.â&#x20AC;? He continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a young team this year with very little experience and are near to having several students becoming state chess champions.â&#x20AC;? The WRHS Chess Club is a threetime state champion; however, they took home a third place at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament, narrowly losing second place by 0.5

points. Boise High School won first place. The WRHS Chess Club did win one state title in the 10thgrade category. Chase Hutchinson (3.0 pts.) is the 10th-grade state chess champion and beat out Matt Reidy in round 5 to earn the award. Matt Reidy ended and Kalen Moffett (both from WRHS) tied for second place, but tie-breaker points placed Kalen in third place. Max Mihalic also scored 2.0 points. In the ninth grade, Desmond Porth (2.5 pts.) earned third place. Jake Whitlock earned 2.5 points and Quin Gilman earned 1.5 points. Half points are earned from â&#x20AC;&#x153;drawsâ&#x20AC;? and there are a total of 5.0 points possible. There were no juniors or seniors from WRHS competing. In the middle school section, WRMS had a young team as well. Sixth-graders Dylan Porth, Colten Weatherly and Victor Saldiva earned sixth place as a team out of 10 other schools. Wood River was unable to produce an elementary school-aged team; however, three elementary school students competed in first and second grades. Darwin Porth tied for third place with 3.5 points, but placed fifth due to tie-breaking points. Tie-breaking points are calculated in a variety of ways and consider the results of the players you were paired with. For example, two players with the same number of wins will have different tie-breaking points when one personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opponents were harder. Quentin Van Law earned 3.0 points and Otto Olsen earned 2.0 points. The next tournaments include the Wood River Elementary School Championships and the WRHS Championship. Contact Adam Porth for details and tournament information, or visit tws

ex Shapiro, Wood River High School junior, has an international perspective on things. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just because she finished taking part in the Model United Nations that takes place every year at the University of California Berkeley campus. Shapiro is also one of eight Wood River Valley students hoping to travel to India this spring as part of the Compassionate Young Leaders group. But, most importantly, she got to experience her roots when she visited Israel for two months last spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an experience Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We learned so much and even though it was not a religious program, I learned so much about Jewish history. My friends over there all attended Hebrew School, which I had never done, so this trip was an intense learning experience.â&#x20AC;? The trip was part of the Alexander Muss Special Program and took place from April until June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A good friend of mine went on the program and loved it. I wanted to experience it for myself and, as it turned out, I was the only person from Idaho to ever be a part of the program.â&#x20AC;? While there, Shapiro missed a month of school here, but was able to take her A.P. exams and the SAT while she was overseas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For two months we went everywhere and were able to experience things actually, rather than just read about them in books. We went to the places where the events happened.â&#x20AC;? The campus was located in the town of Hod Hasharon, which was just outside of Tel Aviv. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We

were on campus for about two or three days a week and the rest of the time was spent traveling and you can drive anywhere during the day because Israel is so small. When we traveled, we lived with families and I already had a good friend who lived in Jerusalem and who had lived with my family in Sun Valley as a foreign exchange student.â&#x20AC;? Shapiro was lucky to have a number of memorable adventures while there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most powerful experience was being in Jerusalem at the Wailing Wall. There is so much history there and we happened to be there at the Sabbath and the amount of people there was amazing. We also went to the town of Tzuat, which is really an artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; colony. There we met and talked to a lot of artists whose work was based on Kabalism. And then we had the amazing opportunity to see the Masada where a small band of Jews took on the Roman army and then committed mass suicide. We hiked up at four in the morning and saw the sun rise at the top and then spent the whole day there. Then we went down and swam in the Dead Sea. It was so different because it was so salty and you floated in it.â&#x20AC;? Shapiro was also able to delve into the history of the ArabIsraeli conflict. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always felt really safe there and never felt in trouble. We learned a lot about the history of the conflict and watched movies about the Gaza Strip.â&#x20AC;? She also met an incredible amount of people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made so many great friends and we still keep in touch. The whole trip made me a lot stronger as a person. I had never lived on my own so I had to do my own shopping

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and laundry and it taught me how to manage the little things in life. It also gave me such a sense of my own history and my ancestors. When I got back, I showed all my friends, who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Jewish, my pictures and shared my stories. They were all very interested and it got people excited about leaving their culture and studying abroad and not passing up the opportunity.â&#x20AC;? Like her trip, Shapiro wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be passing up too many opportunities in the future. tws

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few years ago I collected some seeds from Yellowstone’s autumn Bali Szabo crop, and one of them, a campion, liked it here, and I now have a happy little colony. The plant’s classification has been changed from Lychnis alba to Silene multiflora. There’s a purple lychnis, available from nurseries, that’s really beautiful. Its vivid blooms sit atop twofoot-long, hairy, leafless stems, and flowers from midsummer through autumn—great among the yellows of rabbitbrush, goldenrod, black-eyed Susans and the whites of yarrow. The pink moss campion is a two-inch-low cluster of huddled stems, an alpine plant adapted to the harsh, above-timberline environment. It grows happily in the Habitat under a young aspen, shaded by a Great Basin rye. In that spot, its two greatest needs—moisture and cooler temperatures—are met. The white campion from Yellowstone is not a glamorous plant; it’s weedy and common along neglected roadsides, fields and driveways, but it’s welcome here. Apparently, at one time this white campion grew in Siberia, and probably still does. Recently, botanists found some seeds, about 32,000 years old, deposited by ground squirrels and kept intact by the 19 degree Fahrenheit temperature. Squirrels are funny. They bury lots of these

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little caches for winter, but then they forget where they buried them, leaving much of it for the bear’s snout to unearth. As global warming proceeds apace, the permafrost of the northern latitudes begins to yield up its long-frozen secrets. At first, the found seeds were planted, but nothing grew, so the scientists did some microsurgery. Taking a page from stem cells, they took the placental cells from the seeds, put them in a nutrient solution, and watched them grow into flowering plants similar to the campions found here. Those seeds will germinate normally. Amazing. What’s not amazing is the reason for all the hoopla. No one is overjoyed about finding an old species of campion. What has observers salivating are the implications. We have just revived

the oldest plant tissue to date. Gee, does this mean cryogenics can work, that we can arrest the aging of human cells, and so defy the mortal coil? This is a version of immortality I can do without. Understandably, we cling to the dream, especially since we’re the top dog civilization of our time, hitched to the promises of technology. The Singularity movement believes we do not need to be enslaved by evolution, that aging, disease and death are just so many inconveniences that can be overcome with the viral growth of computing. Another reason for the buzz is that we may be able to revive ancient species. This is perfect for the Sci-Fi Channel. Just think of it. Godzilla vs. the Mastodon. And the winner gets to go against Dinocroc, if it gets by the Transformer. The gladiators of the NFL just aren’t enough for us, nor, apparently, mere mortality. I lead such a boring life, cultivating the living. We’re obliterating so much of life that reviving ancient species is out of focus. I do love old plants—heirlooms, the unhybridized pure strains that remain—in both flowers and vegetables. It’s not a matter of beauty or taste but, rather, genetic diversity. Protecting the gene pool is the best way to protect life on the planet. Species diversity is the sole guarantor of survival. Monoculture is the Grim Reaper’s acre. tws If you have question or comments, contact Bali at this e-mail:

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nything so delicious must be good, some say. The truth about chocolate is somewhere between glorious chocolaty s’mores and the ugly reports of child slavery on chocolate-producing plantations in Africa. Chocolate is a plant product that, like dark-colored vegetables, contains antioxidants that protect the body from aging processes caused by free radicals; among these attributed benefits are lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels, prevention of heart attacks, and improved brain function. The serotonin in chocolate has antidepressant properties, but chocolate is not an aphrodisiac, despite its Valentine’s Day sales! Only dark chocolate boasts these health benefits; milk and white chocolate are just for treats. Listed on the negative side of the balance sheet for chocolate are questionable slash-and-burn growing practices in developing countries that result in land erosion and loss of species. Many chocolate products sold in the United States originate where farmers are working in unsafe conditions and receiving belowpoverty wages, many of them children under 14 years old who are forced to work and denied education. Fair Trade is a social movement that helps growers develop sustainable practices for farming and labor, and also certifies that chocolate products meet Fair Trade standards. Among locally available Fair Trade chocolate brands are Newman’s Own, Endangered Species, Green and Black, Dagoba, and Valrhona. So before you bite into chocolate glory, go dark and read the label. 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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n recent years, interest in alternative energy has skyrocketed for most sectors of the economy, including our agricultural systems. Farmers have been increasingly moving toward renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind turbines, solar panels, on-farm biodiesel and ethanol production, and anaerobic digesters. Farmers can generate extra income by producing renewable energy for their farm operation and contributing any extra energy produced to the grid. For example, they can use turbines to generate wind power to sell back to a utility, or grow grasses and oilseeds as feedstocks for ethanol and biodiesel. These projects not only save on fuel and utility costs, they improve self-sufficiency and protect farms from fluctuating oil and diesel prices. Renewable energy resources vary widely by region. For example, the Midwest has excellent wind potential. Although solar projects are viable in all parts of the U.S., the South and West have outstanding solar radiation. The same holds for biofuel production, where oilseed crops show excellent promise in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast, while switchgrass, a high-yielding and relatively easy-to-grow crop and promising cellulosic feedstock, appears well suited to the South and Midwest. In general, one third of all energy used in the U.S. agriculture industry is from the production of commercial fertilizers and pesticide products. By adopting and incorporating sustainable practices, such as nitrogen-fixing cover crops, composts and manures, compost teas, and integrated pest management (IPM), farmers are helping to eliminate and reduce the use of chemicals for soil and pest management. Sources: Introduction to Farm Energy,; Farm Energy Alternatives, tws

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few audience members initially thought that Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey would feature whirling dervishes caught up in spiritual rapture as they spin around in dance. Instead, they themselves got caught up in rapture as the six-member Irish band Dervish spun two hours of high-energy reels and airs on flute, accordion, bouzouki, mandola, bodhran and even bones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irish music is so fun anywayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so fast and energetic. And this group is really good. I like all their different instruments,â&#x20AC;? said Siouxie Essence. This is the fifteenth St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day the group has spent in the United States and its first in Idaho. Singer Cathy Jordan noted how her aunt, who had moved to Eden, Idaho, traveled all the way to the Bronx to see her first concert tour in the States as she delivered a beguiling a cappella song in traditional Irish brogue honoring those who have had to leave Ireland. The concert warmed a dreary, rainy day that resembled Irelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weather more than Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what we have to put up with 364 days of the year,â&#x20AC;?

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said Jordan. Liam Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flute lilted through the air of the theater, which sound man Ted Macklin, who worked with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola for six years, says boasts the best acoustics in the valley. Jordan danced in her seat as she played the bodhranâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an Irish drum that resembles a tambourine and is beat with a drumstick. It was difficult not to join her in the dance but many tried bouncing around in their seat and tapping their own feet on the floor. Jordan sang of itinerant laborers forced to take to the roadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in vogue today 150 years after the song was first sung. She sang of a man who wooed Mary with strong Irish whiskey, only to find that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s languageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;she being English and he being Irish. She imbued it all with a keen sense of wit, noting in one case how the SkyMiles was advertising a new system for teaching a cat to use a toilet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get a man to do that,â&#x20AC;? she kidded. By the end of the evening the audience was singing along to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome Poor Paddy Home.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paddy came home because everything he wanted was there.

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Dervish capped an entertaining, diverse and educational winter concert series put together by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. But music fans donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wait to snag tickets to the next winter concert series. Kristine Bretall says The Center plans to begin selling series tickets for the 2013 series from March 21 through April 4. The lineup includes the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album with their old-time fiddle and banjo music; New Brunswick singer and songwriter Matt Andersen; Dala, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s folk music Vocal Duet of the Year; and the Sybarites, a string quartet that has even played for the Dalai Lama. The series will also include a cabaret evening with the Michael Kaeshammer Trio, known for its â&#x20AC;&#x153;incendiaryâ&#x20AC;? jazz, soul, pop and rhythm and blues. Bretall says she is still awaiting confirmation on the last show of the summer concert series. Tickets to the summer concert series should go on sale to Center members beginning April 6. Ticket sales cover just 40 percent of the actual cost of the concerts, Bretall noted. Membership fees and sponsors, such as BSU Public Radio and US Bank, help cover the remainder of the cost. tws


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The public is invited to fish the Big Lost River with the Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited this Thursday, March 22. Meet at the Atkinsons’ Valley Market parking lot in Bellevue at 8:30 a.m. Bring lunch and extra clothing and rain gear. We will carpool from the parking lot. Please RSVP TO thewoody@cox. net.

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The Elephant’s Perch Annual Snowshoe & Ski Hill Climb Challenge will take place on Saturday, March 31, this year. Participants can pre-register at The Perch, or at the bottom of River Run in the Lodge from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Start time will be 8 a.m. sharp. The course will go from River Run Lodge straight up Lower River Run to Canyon, left up Canyon to Ladies Lane cat track, left up to Roundhouse Slope, then to the finish line at The Roundhouse back deck. You can run, walk or crawl on snowshoes or boot crampons, or you can ski up with skins on randonee gear or lighter gear—your choice!

Nominations for Battle of the Blades

Battle of the Blades … It’s Back! And this year, YOU nominate your dream contestant to compete on behalf of their favorite non-profit. In September, blades are going to fly at the Sun Valley outdoor ice rink when nine prominent members of the community partner with world-class professionals in a skate to the finish. Each celebrity contestant competes for the thrill of victory and cash awards to be donated to the non-profit of his or her choice. The top three finishers win money for their cause. And this year, you help decide the lineup. Nominate the person you would most like to see vie for the mirror skate trophy between now and April 15 at www.battleoftheblades. org. The person who receives the most nominations wins a coveted spot on the team and the opportunity to support their cause and take home bragging rights and celebrity status about town. Last year’s inaugural Battle of the Blades—Ice, It’s Hard—was a runaway success with more than 2,400 people coming out on a beautiful Saturday night to cheer for their favorite contestant and cause. This year, it’s bigger, bolder and full of new surprises! So, submit your nomination now for yourself, your neighbor or the head of your favorite local organization. The winner will be announced on April 30. Follow this year’s contest on Facebook at Battle of the Blades Sun Valley and save the date for the can’t-miss event of the fall on September 8.

horoscopes The conjunction of Mercury, the minister of communication, and Uranus, Captain Explodesa-Lot, makes for some wildly complicated exchanges. Communication levels now have sublevels. Compassion and forgiveness are the remedies to discord. The equinox will help balance out hot emotions. ARIES (March 21-April 19). There will be key moments during the week, most likely on Wednesday and Thursday, in which all eyes are on you. Hopefully, you’ll like the way it feels to be the most important person in the room in those moments. The rest of the time, you’ll enjoy giving your attention and support to others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have friends and family who miss you dearly, and this is the perfect week to catch up with them. Sometimes you’re afraid to call because you think the conversation will take too long. But this week’s social discourse promises to be quite manageable and pleasant. On top of that, much good comes of it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your ambition may hurt you some now. Keep your goals challenging, but not so challenging that you are daunted by the very idea of them. Scale it down to what you can realistically accomplish, and then nudge it up ever so slightly. Aim for consistency; a plan that builds slow-but-sure momentum will be best. CANCER (June 22-July 22). More than any other factor, attitude will determine your success or failure. Take the time to get into a good mood. Maybe that means going for a walk, reading comics or talking to your favorite person. Before, you may have considered these kinds of efforts superfluous, but now you will know their critical impact. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As the sign of entertainment, you are typically highly attuned to the signals your audience gives you, especially when that audience is just one person. You’ll know when to change the subject or end a conversation. Not everyone is so brilliant in this regard. You’ll act as a director, keeping the action moving along. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Grab a pen and use it often this week. You’ll be mentally sharp and cosmically aligned with the intellect of great thinkers. Your free associations and doodles could produce magical results. Note that the mechanics of writing, as opposed to keyboarding, will work in your favor.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll alternate between having it all together and moments when you feel like you’re spinning out of control. Your process is normal. When you spin out, it’s best not to fight it, but to relax into the spin. There actually is a direction, and you’ll see it once you calm down and get a better perspective. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are so clever and mischievous this week that it would be a shame to waste any energy scheming for others. Use your wit to trick yourself instead! Trick yourself into getting started on a big project and thinking of it as fun instead of work. Also trick yourself into delighting in healthy choices. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You won’t move forward until you start giving yourself credit for what you’ve already accomplished. Think only of what you’ve done, not of what you still have to do, wish you would have done, or will do tomorrow. Write down your accomplishments so that you can build on those successes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If your insides are not matching up with your outsides, you’re like most people. Hiding your feelings and screening your thoughts are skills that help you survive and thrive in the human family, not bad habits to be ashamed of. You’re normal, talented and doing better than you think. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Seek the company of healthy, smart, interesting people. Try to get to know people you find attractive. It won’t always work out, but it only has to work out once to make a huge difference in your life. One relationship will help you do something remarkable, like change your relationship with food or find your passion. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People around you will be mighty distracted this week, so you’ll have to use special tactics to get through. For instance, ask for the attention you need. And speak the name of your beloved to focus this person on what you’re saying and what you want. (People love and fear the sound of their own name!) THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Believe in your inherent luckiness, and you will continue to be lucky. In April, you’ll experience the equivalent of finding money on the ground. There will be warmth and comfort in your personal connections.

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Miriams Well at the Brewery

Miriams Well, a unique blend of rock and soul from Portland, Ore., will play at the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey at 8 p.m. this Friday, March 23. There’s no cover charge for this all ages show. COURTESY PHOTO

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o think today that there was a time once in American politics when gridlock wasn’t the order of the day and that politicians were forwardthinking men of principle that had vision instead of arrogance. Such is the story of legendary California governor Edmund G. Pat Brown who, through two terms in office, led California into the modern era and what was to become a “Super State.” Know as Pat Brown because his oratorical style as a young man reminded people of Patrick Henry, his story is fascinating and is captured ably in the fine new documentary, California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, which was recently screened at the Sun Valley Film Festival and was directed by his granddaughter, Sascha Rice. Using archival footage as well as interviews with family members (his son Jerry is the current governor of California for the second time) and a variety of ex-gover-

nors, and men like Tom Hayden and Tom Brokaw, and superb editing, the man who rose from modest means to create a dynasty known as the West Coast Kennedys is expertly told. What is also conveyed is the heart of a true leader, something sorely missing today. Having ran a dice game as a young man due to his inability to afford college, and then his subsequent law degree, Brown was a man who believed in government’s role for change. Ironic then is the reality that he was finally ousted from office by Ronald Reagan who attacked him successfully for these views. The film follows Brown’s ability to cajole and convince others of a dynamic series of laws in his first term that included the building of California’s higher education system to his Fair Housing and Employment Acts and his vision for a water system that would serve a state with an exploding populace. It also explores his immersion into the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles riots and the Free Speech Movement hatched at Berkeley—in all, a complex time, and a leader of greatness to guide his incredible state through it. California State of Mind will open your mind to the current state of affairs. tws

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BIATHLON TRAINING, from page 1 Bermejo is new to Nordic skiing. But he is hopeful that Wood River Ability Program Director Marc Mast might be able to secure funding for him to work with Mast’s program once contracts are finalized designating Sun Valley as an official Nordic Olympic/Paralympic training site. Mast has conducted 11 Paralympic Nordic training camps in Sun Valley. This is the second biathlon and something he wants to do more of. Army veteran Andy Soule, a Paralympian who trained at Sun Valley for two years after losing his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, was the first American—either Paralympian or Olympian—to win a medal in biathlon, noted Mast. Double amputees are able to assume the best position, Rosser

said, because they can lie down on their bellies and shoot. It’s more difficult for those who use wheelchairs, he added, since they have to shoot from one side while still strapped into their sit skis and the higher backs constrict their movement. Those who have to shoot from a more awkward position get a bonus that figured into their score—“We don’t use the word ‘handicapping’ around here,” Rossner said. Bermejo said he’s just jazzed to be out there shooting. “I was a pretty good shot when I was in the Marines—I just have to learn now to shoot with one arm, control the whole rifle with one hand,” he said. “I want to succeed in life and something like this can help.” tws

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briefs Wild Gift Now Accepting Applications Wild Gift founder and lifelong Wood River Valley resident Bob Jonas announced today the award of $28,000 in grants that support six new projects created by its better world entrepreneurs. The mission of the Sun Valleybased nonprofit is to support a new generation of leaders committed to creating positive social change that’s in balance with the resources and gifts of the natural world. While the projects are as diverse as these young leaders, each contributes to the development of sustainable communities with the potential of replication elsewhere. Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding social entrepreneurs, ages 21-30, to a growing network of young leaders around the world. Recipients are provided financial support for innovative projects that

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Thanks to a generous gift of $2,250 from the Deer Creek Fund of the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation, the Hailey Public Library has launched a Mobile Computer Classroom. This grant purchased five Vostro 3550 laptop computers. “The laptops are an essential tool for us,” Hailey Library’s Director, LeAnn Gelskey, said. “We can set up the Classroom virtually anywhere, providing a controlled environment for optimal learning.” A $250 grant from the College of Southern Idaho helped cover the costs of initial workshops as curriculum was developed and tested. The Classroom provides the public computer-related courses such as Basic Computer Skills, Résumés 101, and Job Searching. As examples, Gelskey offered, “The Classroom teamed up with The Advocates’ Skills for Success Employability Program and helped with résumé development. And it assisted middle-school students with photomanipulation software during Teen Tech Week.” Future Mobile Computer Classroom workshops for demand-based topics are being reviewed. Anyone interested in volunteering to teach Classroom classes should contact the Library with topics in mind. For more information about the Hailey Public Library, call 208-7882036, or visit online at

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on current benefit levels. 4. Review Your Current Retirement Savings. Preparing a net worth statement can help you adequately assess how much you’ve already saved for retirement. Such a statement is simply a listing of what you own (assets) and what you owe (liabilities), with the difference representing your net worth. Preparing such statements on an annual basis will help you evaluate the progress you’re making toward long-term goals. Also, when reviewing your retirement savings, you should review your other financial needs for the future. 5. Develop Your Retirement Savings Plan. To develop a plan, start by estimating how much the retirement lifestyle you envision would cost today. Now, adjust these amounts for inflation. This should give you an idea of your total capital needs at retirement. Next, determine how much you need to save on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. 6. Review Your Retirement Plan. By reviewing your retirement plan annually, you can evaluate your progress. This process also will allow you to make any needed changes to your plan. tws

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atie Breckenridge, of Picabo, owns the B Bar B Ranch. Katie grew up on a ranch/ farm that raised mainly sheep in addition to some cattle. They were based in the Stanley Basin in summer and Twin Falls in the winter. She rode all the time. She bred and sold Quarter Horses as a teenager and still does. She has been immersed in the Quarter Horse industry her whole adult life. What do you offer? The B Bar B Ranch has Quarter Horses for sale from ranchraised mares and stallions. All the horses on the B Bar B Ranch run out on open mountain range. Over the years, the program has developed strong athletes with solid bone, good feet and tremendous coordination. The horses are sold all over the West and into several different aspects of the horse industry. The horses graze on natural mountain feed that allows for a natural growth base in their bodies. All of Rob and Katieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hayfields are now certified organic and the hay/ grasses are a drought-tolerant seed base that uses less irrigation water. Specialty? Breeding, prepping and selling American Quarter Horse Association twoyear-olds at the annual Katie Breckenridge B Bar B Ranch Production Sale that is always the last weekend in July. Favorite horse? I LOVE THEM ALL!


placed my bets early on Lindsey Vonn. She came out of the starting gates at Lake Louise, and never looked back. She and her knees held up on all the mountains and courses designed to challenge and foil her ambition. I began to flesh out her exploits, and went beyond the five Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of journalism. Humanity, and especially greatness, deserve that. She has taken us on a privileged journey through missed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;banana turns,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wrong lines or too much speed, through sunburn and slush, deep freeze and gale winds and more podium finishes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a privilege and a refuge to witness greatnessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which, in the end, are one and the same. If indeed our life consists of our stories, Lindsey Vonn is giving us a great one. Schladming, Austria, was the site of the world championshipsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final racesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the formal awarding of the Crystal Globes to the various category winners. Lindsey Vonn just had to show up, and show up she did. In warm temperatures, rain and soft snowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not her favorite conditionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;she still won last Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downhill. Julia Mancuso was sixth and Alice McKinnis was seventh, for a good American showing. In Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Super-G Vonn had a 1.6-second lead on eventual winner Viktoria Rebensburg, but she lost two seconds on the second run to finish sixth, good enough for her 16th career Crystal Globe. She won four Globes in allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the downhill, the

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Super-Combined, the Super-G and the Overall. Her total points stood at 1947. Julia Mancuso finished second, and Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marion Rolland was third. At the last minute, Vonn decided to compete in the slalom, and finished eighth to overtake Janica Kostelicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single-season points record for women. If she finished 12th or better in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GS, she would overtake Hermann Maierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2000-point record. She only had 25 points to go. Marlies Schildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-place finish earned her the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Globe. Kirschgasser won, and Veronika Zuzulova, the Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bridesmaid, was second. On Sunday, Lindsey Vonn had a bad day. She straddled a gate and failed to overtake the Hermanator, and Viktoria Rebensburg retained her GS title. On the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, Norwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aksel Lund Svindal won Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downhill. On Thursday, his 16th-place finish was good enough for the Super-G title. Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christol Innerhofer was second and Marcel Hirscher was third. Beat Fuez couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t add to his overall points lead, as he skied out. Marcel Hirscher won Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GS, and overtook Beat Fuez, who has never won points in this event. Hannes Reichelt and Marcel Mathis completed the Austrian sweep. Hirscher missed a gate in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slalom, but his GS win was enough to overtake Ivica Kostelic for the overall title. The slalom title went to Andre Myhrer of Sweden. Austriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Klaus Kroell took the downhill title and Norwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aksel Lund Svindal the Super-G. tws

Most embarrassing moment? Too many to list after 66 years of living! What are you working on today? Getting two-year-olds ready for our sale. What training accomplishment are you the most proud of? The now fourth generation of horses that have been bred and raised on the ranch. I started over 35 years ago with two stallions and five mares and am now breeding and raising the offspring from this foundation. We added a new race-bred stallion to our program five years ago and are now crossing strong cow-bred mares on this pedigree. What would you do if you were not a horse trainer? I would probably be â&#x20AC;&#x153;pushing up tws daisies.â&#x20AC;?

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Apple Butter Makes about 2 cups 1/2 C. water or apple juice 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 C. sugar 1 half-inch slice of lemon 1/4 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. cloves 1/8 tsp. salt 1 lb. well-flavored green cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths (The stores are full of them at the moment!)


Into a blender/processor put all of the ingredients. Cover and blend on high for 15 seconds. Pour into a saucepan and cook over very low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the butter thickens. Pour into appropriate containers and keep in the refrigerator or into hot jars and seal. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Margot is a self-taught, enthusiastic and passionate cook. Having been an innkeeper for five years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes, which she loves to share. For comments, questions and ideas, please feel free to e-mail her: tws

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n developed countries, Tension Type Headache (TTH) alone affects two-thirds of adults. Extrapolation from figures for migraine prevalence suggests that 3000 migraine attacks occur every day for each million of the general population. Headache disorders impose recognizable burdens on sufferers, including sometimes substantial personal suffering, impaired quality of life and financial cost. Repeated headache attacks, and often the constant fear of the next one, damage family life, social life and employment. Work capacity is reduced in over 60 percent of all migraine/TTH sufferers. Less well recognized is the toll of chronic daily headache with up to one adult in 20 experiencing a headache nearly every day. Based on the number of headache patients I treat in my physical therapy clinic , I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think these numbers are exaggerated. A 48-year-old man recently came to my office for treatment of headaches and neck pain that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had to varying degrees daily for two years. He had tried several other types of treatments and medications without any relief and because he denied any injury or accident, I immediately considered the strong possibility that his symptoms were mechanical or postural in nature. Allow me to explain: Our cervical (neck) vertebrae should sit atop one another, aligned with a slight curve to support the weight of the head, which typically weighs 12-15 pounds. Many people, however, assume a forward-head posture (or FHP for short). This posture is characterized by the chin jutting forward, which causes a compressive shearing force especially in the lower neck as it transitions to the upper back. Imagine Shaggy from Scooby Doo and you get the picture. This posture places the head/ eyes in a more downward-facing direction initially but, since the patient must look up to see where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going, the upper neck is forced up and back. Now the patient not only looks bad, but he feels terrible too due to large nerves on either side of the base of the skull that are also compressed. Typically, patients will have dizziness, feel lightheaded and complain of

nausea along with their headache or â&#x20AC;&#x2122;migraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; symptoms. Long-term, this posture results in arthritic changes in the neck and can also lead to TMD (jaw pain and a change in the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bite pattern). From a physical-therapy perspective, this patient needs education because, first and foremost, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the problem. Everything from sleeping postures to work station and recreational ergonomics to plain old activities of daily living should be analyzed to ensure that the patient stops â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;picking the scab,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; so to speak, further delaying the healing process. Using a mirror to show someone how they move, compared to the way the joints should move, can be a huge â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moment as they realize that they can instantly be rid of pain! I find that specific joint mobilizations (aka â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;adjustmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) usually need to be performed to specific segments of the neck and upper back to get the stiff areas moving normally. This doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need manipulation, or to be forceful, to be effective. Therapeutic massage is helpful and, most of the time, patients can learn to do some of these techniques themselves to get relief between appointments. Because the patient has typically overstretched some muscles in an effort to find relief, we also need to re-train those muscles. Most times this involves strengthening, but I also use neuromuscular reeducation techniques, which patients often liken to the Karate Kid wax-on/wax-off idea. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to report that after four physical therapy visits, our patient was completely rid of his headaches. He still has some neck stiffness, but with his home program and increased awareness of his posture, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on his way to resolving that, too. One less headache suffered daily; only 2,999 to go. tws ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kim Mazik, PT, is a graduate of Ohio State University with 24 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience as a physical therapist. She has had extensive training as an orthopedic manual therapist assuring accurate diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. In 2000 Kim opened Hailey Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. She can be reached at 208-788-6312.

briefs YAK! Students Win Teen Video Challenge For the 2012 Summer Reading Program, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) solicited amateur videos produced by teenagers (ages 13-18) to serve as the official CSLP summer reading teen public service announcements. The theme for the PSA Video Challenge was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Own the Night.â&#x20AC;? Voting by teens across Idaho took place the week of March 4-10 as part of Teen Tech Week. A panel of judges chose the winning video from the public service announcements receiving the most votes from teens. The winning public service announcement was created by YAK! teens Alex Bell, Sara Garcia and Nick Bell. CSLP award-

ed each State Teen Video Challenge winner $275. Hailey Public Library also will receive prizes from CSLP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a great opportunity for our YAK! teens. This project worked well because these teenagers can communicate to the intended audience better than adults can,â&#x20AC;? noted Dan VandenHeuvel, who leads the YAK! program. VandenHeuvel further went on to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very impressed by their in initiative and enthusiasm. They did a great job of capturing the theme of the video for the summer reading program in a creative way.â&#x20AC;? View the winning public service announcement on YouTube at

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season. “We may push the date back a little, though, so we can catch The Community School, which was on spring break,” she said. Wilkerson added that the festival targeted Idaho films this year in part because of its short organizational period. “But it’s something we plan to continue because we want to showcase what Idaho filmmakers are producing.”

VARIETY While paying homage to Idaho filmmakers, the festival featured a variety of short and long films. The variety included: “Old Goats,” a low-budget film that didn’t look low budget as it followed three old guys who couldn’t be more different but who develop a bond in retirement. Offered as an early-bird special on Saturday evening, the gentle, humorous film climaxes as two encourage their lifelong bachelor friend to try online dating. “March of the Living” documented the reaction of teens from Los Angeles, São Paulo and Berlin to touring Auschwitz and other concentration camps as they see rooms full of human hair that Nazis used to make carpet out of and labs where Nazis dissected bodies in search of swallowed jewelry and watches. The trip was led by Holocaust survivors who didn’t want their story forgotten. “Winter” turned out to be not-just-another-ski-porn-flick as it showed the human face of athletes who skirt 10,000-foot cliffs with their unicycle and ski through the air on parasail. The cautionary note at the beginning of the film should resound loud and clear, considering a few of the athletes featured in the film are no longer with us. “Great Migrations: Behind The Scenes,” which was presented to the community free by the Ketchum-based Wild Gift organization, elicited a gasp from the audience as they watched a National Geographic filmmaker fall from his boat into shark-infested waters while trying to affix a camera on a great white shark. And “Shark Riddle,” offered free for youngsters by the Francis Streit Foundation, presented a creative way to teach children about sharks.

INAUGURAL WINNERS The inaugural Sun Valley Film Festival winners: The One In A Million Award given to those who made a film for less than $1 million: “Magic Valley,” the story of strange happenings in the small town of Buhl, and “War Elephants,” filmed by Sun Valley filmmaker Bob Poole. The $1,000 Gem State Award, presented by Zions Bank to the Idaho filmmaker whose work best reflects the beauty and diversity of the Gem State: “Magic Valley.” The Sun Valley Film Festival Audience Award: “Soda Springs,” a dramatic feature about an Idaho cowboy who returns home after an eight-year absence to find some surprises in store for him even as he fights to earn respect in the community he grew up in. The Vision Award in recognition of a producer’s ability to keep a dramatic feature-length film in focus: Heather Rae, producer of “Magic Valley.” tws

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ore than 75 people showed up each morning of the film festival for free coffee talks featuring filmmakers and TV producers. The audience included those you would have expected—aspiring scriptwriters and filmmakers wondering how to get their stuff noticed. But it also included people who were just interested—people like The Elephant’s Perch’s Kate Rosso. “I enjoy movies but I don’t know a lot about them and this fit in with my work schedule. Plus, it’s perfect for a drizzly weekend,” said Rosso. Questioned by the audience, the filmmakers told how they had been inspired by such movies like “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Good Will Hunting” and TV shows like “All in the Family.” James Michael Berman, whose credits include “The Dry Land” and “Seven Days in Utopia,” said he was drawn to acting and movies because he’s dyslexic. “It was a way to make sense of the world,” said Berman, who started acting at age six and got his first editing system at 13. Scripts need to be a solid piece of literature with a compelling story to attract a director’s attention. “Don’t think it can be an outline,” he said. And American actors would do well to study, he added: “A lot of American actors in the most recent generation are not studied. They move to L.A., take a class and expect to get hired. We’ve ended up casting British actors to play Americans because American actors today cannot stand up to those from more structured programs.” Howard T. Owens, president of National Geographic Channels and producer of such programs as “9-11,” “The Biggest Loser” and “The Office,” described how he had learned to accept rejection going door to door for his father’s Congressional campaign in Connecticut. “Dealing with rejection is something you need to learn to do in this business,” he said. Owens added that he got his big break working in the mailroom for William Morris Agency when he did a little mail eavesdropping to learn that the TV section was the company’s most profitable division. “It’s always about the next show. It’s never about the past,” he said. “You don’t want to be taken by the show premiering tonight in case millions of people say it sucks.” Television, now 70 years old, is in a good spot compared to films and music because it doesn’t have to worry about distributing

directly to the consumer, Owens said. Instead, it’s in a growing market of 83 million homes, it’s funded by advertisers, and cable TV offers additional revenue. Owens praised “Brain Games,” his company’s groundbreaking mini-series using interactive experiments. We’re not too far away from being able to talk with that Amazonian Indian, whom we meet through a TV program, he added. Broadway Video CEO Jack Sullivan treated a Sunday morning audience to a behindthe-scenes look at “Saturday Night Live.” The comedy program does 22 shows a year, starting off each Monday with the cast, writers and directors brainstorming possible skits. On Tuesday, writers write until 4 in the morning, coming up with a stack of scripts the size of a phone book. The actors read through on Wednesday and start casting Thursday before Friday’s rehearsal. “SNL” runs a dress rehearsal before a live audience of about 300 people before the show. Sullivan said Betty White looked a little wobbly and tired during her dress rehearsal last May. But she did great once the lights went on, and the show was one of “SNL’s” most popular. Lorne Michaels had to talk Tina Fey into portraying Sarah Palin because she was worried it might be too political. The high ratings she brought in boosted the show’s stock with the network at a time when there had been some consideration to shelving it. Sullivan hedged, however, when someone asked about Jimmy Fallon taking over for Jay Leno on the “Tonight Show.” “I feel like there is a long-term potential for that. “But Jay loves to work and could be doing it until he is 98,” he said. Director and Producer Heather Rae recounted shooting “Frozen River” at 38-below under the constraints of Homeland Security. Every potential sponsor had turned filmmakers down until a real estate tycoon took a chance on them, she added. The film went on to win Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, along with 22 best picture awards at various festivals. And it was nominated for two Academy Awards. “When someone tells you you can’t do it, do not listen,” she concluded. “LUV” Director Sheldon Candis put in a plug for government support of filmmaking and other arts at his showing, saying that Asia and other parts of the world do offer such support. “At the end of the day, America’s No. 1 export is films,” he said. tws

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I love yard sales. Not simply because of the deals, but because of the people I meet. I stopped by a sale where a middle-aged man was desperately trying to sell a table full of houseplants. Apparently he thought I was interested because he came right over and gave me his sales pitch. He pointed out all the different kinds, told me how to care for them and even offered me some free plant food. "I'd love to help you," I said. "But if I buy one, I'll kill it in less than a week." "Oh," the man sighed as he thought of his next sales pitch. "In that case, you better buy two!" (Thanks to Marie A.)

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10 help wanted Would you like a rewarding position? Do you want to help people in our community? The Senior Connection is looking for Volunteers that can commit to a few hours a week to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound members of our community. We are also looking for volunteers for our new Adult Day care center. We are looking for dedicated people that will volunteer to help in our new day care. Training begins this month. For more information please call (208) 788-3468 ÂżHablan espaĂąol? Environmental Resource Center in Ketchum needs Spanish-speaking volunteer(s) for limited office hours to better serve our community. Please contact Lisa Huttinger at or 208.726.4333. Gracias! KINDERWELT is now hiring for Infant Care (Mon-Thurs, and occassional Fridays). Must be Infant CPR and First Aid Certified. 720-0606, please leave voicemail. 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. 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 Caretaker available - looking for long-term opportunity caring for property, horses, animals or farm. 20 years experience w/horses. 15 years experience organic farming. Current contract ends March 31 or April 29. References Available. Contact Rachael Broderson, 208-720-3533 or HOUSEKEEPER, clean houses, apartments, offices, garages etc., dependable,honest, organized ,low prices, 10 years of experience, good recommendations, free estimates, call 7205973 or leave msg. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call you back immediately. Mountain Services Company-Remodels/Repairs/Improvments-Licensed and Insured-(208)720-0241 or Housecleaning and/or House Checks. 30 Year resident looking for a few housecleaning jobs or check your house while you are away. Let me do the work so you can relax. Stephanie 208-720-1279 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 GE Wall Double Conventional and Convection Oven - great condition, height 53Ë?, width 30Ë? and depth 24Ë?. $115. Call 726-4844 or cell 3091193. Vaccum cleaners. Call 720-7127. MOVING - Amana heavy duty washer and Kenmore heavy duty dryer - older but work fine. $100 for both OBO. (pic) 720-9117.

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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.

22 art, antiques, & collectibles 2002 $1.00 Black Eagle silver note replica double struck into one full troy ounce of .999 pure silver. Replica of the 1899 â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Silver Dollar.â&#x20AC;? $40. 208-788-0139 for details Stamp collection for sale. Over 120 First Day Covers, i.e. Presidential, gold plated, Marylin Monroe, Babe Ruth, and more. Excellent Cconditions. $350 O.B.O. Call 208-7880139. ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Nancy Stonington. Three, from $500 to $900. Unusual Sunshine Mine 100th Anniversary poster, $100. An original dot matrix painting, Jack Gunter, 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide x 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high, $1400. Call Ann (208) 726-9510

24 furniture King Nikken bed, includes frame, box springs, mattress with Magnets, 2 Nikken pillows, mattress pad and sheets, bed shirt and pillow shams. $450. Call 788-4347 Beige patio table, umbrella and chairs. $100. 208-309-1130 2 barely used deep twin beds with frames. $250 each. 208-309-1130 Small beige couch. $100.  208-3091130 Round dining table and 4 chairs. $200  208-309-1130 The Trader is now open. New consignment store at 509 S. Main St., Bellevue. Now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208.720.9206. Log end table. Call 720-7127. MOVING - Wood Entertainment Center - not real tall, easy to move. No wood backing. $60. Also, leather couch, like new, $500. (pic) 7207312. 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 Oak Flooring: 323 s.f. of reclaimed, finished, clean, tongue & groove select oak flooring. 3, 4 & 5 inch widths, lengths between 15Ë? to over 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - $600 OBO. 208-788-3725. Beautiful 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Afghanistan car-


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26 office furniture Perfect desk for your office. Oak with hutch and return, 2 file drawers, keypad tray. Very good condition. $500. 622-8127 Office furniture - matching set. 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 1-drawer file / storage cart; 2 X bookshelves; computer chair; chair mat. All excellent condition. $980 new, reduced to $700. First to see will buy. PH 622 7262 to view.

28 clothing Snow Boots-Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size 13. New, never been worn. Paid $75.00, will sell for $40. Call 788-4347

37 electronics 21â&#x20AC;? Toshiba TV with remote for sale. Works great. $35. Call 208-788-0139 for details.

40 musical Oak Upright Piano - good condition, beautifully ornate. Good starter piano. $500. Call David 208-7202065. 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.





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158cm $175. Retail $400. Call 3091088 Brand new Volkl Alley Twin Tip. 168cm $175. retail $400 Call 3091088

50 sporting goods Pilates table and stand. Brand new in the box. $250. 208-309-1130 Kayak w/paddle for sale - $100. 208-309-2324 Brand new pair of wooden snow shoes w/rawhide lacing - 36Ë? long x 13Ë? wide. Only worn/used once. $100. Call 788-5004 or 309-8934. Ellen Croft SUPREME PILATES Machine, DVDs, Exercise Cards, Diet Guide. Non-impact full-body stretching and strengthening. Great piece of equipment. Hardly used. $200. 7217478. Ladies Ice skates, size 7 and 1/2. Riedel leather white boots with Majestic blades. Not even broke in! $125.00 208-788-2566 Haro BMX Bike 150.00 (208)7200241 FREE Nike Golf Bag - navy blue, when you buy clubs. Must see! $30. Golf pull cart, large wheels - $20. 721-3298. 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 Portable work bench and socket kit. Call 720-7127. Truck Toolbox - $150. Call 208309-2231. 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; work platform for fork lift. Brand new was $2200 new, will sell for $800. Call Mike at 7201410.

42 firewood/stoves Fireplace - Wood burning Carousel; fire visible 360 degrees, 43Ë? diameter, 50Ë? height, high temp. ceramic glass panels all around, vented door, base lined w/custom formed fire clay; flat black w/brass trim, 8Ë? pipe diameter; $225 OBO. 208-788-3725.

48 skis/boards, equip. Snowboard pants, size 8/9; Leopard Bogner coat; Leopard helmet; Bogner black leather zip-up boots - size 9/10; long silk leopard long underwear. Call 720-7127. 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.

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56 other stuff for sale EASTER BUNNY!! Darling 5 foot bright blue and purple floppy Easter Bunny â&#x20AC;&#x153;dollâ&#x20AC;?. Looks great sitting in a chair! PERFECT condition...looks brand new. Needs a family!! $25 Call 622-1622. SCRATCH PADS! Ideal for restaurant order pads or ??? This is recycled paper in cases for $30. Maybe 30,000 sheets per case? Come and get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em at Copy & Print, corner of Croy and River in beautiful downtown Hailey!!! 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

c l a ssi f ie d a d pa g es • d e a d l ine : noon on M on d ay • c l a ssi f ie d s @ thewee k lysun . com 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.

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60 homes for sale SALMON RIVER: 2+2 Home, Apt., Barn, Garage, Bunkhouse, (1,500 sf improvements) on 3.14 level fenced riverfront acres between StanleyClayton, $239,000. 80-miles north of WRV. Adjacent 3.76 level riverfront acres also avail. for sale, $139,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. 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 $395,000. Take a virtual tour at Call Cindy Ward, Sun Valley Real Estate at 7200485 for a showing. Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath mountain lodge-style home on nearly 2 acres 3.6 miles west of Stanley (Crooked Creek Sub.). Asking $495,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 Fairfield - 3bd/1ba, big fenced yard, fire pit, 2-car garage, outbuildings, chicken coop, woodstove. On 3 lots in town, walk to bars and restaurants. 1,792 sf, 2-story, propane, city water and sewer. Call 208-837-6145. Owner carry.

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64 condos/townhouses for sale Sweetwater • Hailey, ID

16 Sold • 3 Pending SALE-Up to 65% off Original Prices Sweetwater Townhomes Prices $149,000 - $250,000 BONUS!!! When you buy a Sweetwater home, you’ll receive FREE HOA dues thru 12/31/2013!! Green Neighborhood Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty


70 vacation property 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.

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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. SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level riverfront fenced acres between Stanley and Clayton. Hunting, fishing, riding, views, 80-miles north of WRV, $139,500. Adjacent 3.14 level riverfront acres w/1,500 sf improvemtns also available for sale, $239,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $29,000, owner consider carry paper. 208 788-2566 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.

Janine Bear Sotheby’s 208-720-1254 Vacant Land $130,000 Pine View Lot (partial Realtor owned) $249,000 Corner lot Northridge $419,000 2.53 acresTimberline Lot

66 farm/ranches Caretaker available - looking for long-term opportunity caring for property, horses, animals or farm. 20 years experience w/horses. 15 years experience organic farming. Current contract ends March 31 or April 29. References Available. Contact Rachael Broderson, 208-720-3533 or 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 900’ of prime Salmon River frontage. Asking $578,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-7201256


77 out of area rental 2bd, 1ba home on Salmon River Furnished - $650 month plus utilities. No smoking. First, last and deposit, pets neg. Located across from Old Sawmill Station between Stanley and Clayton. Call Denise at 7882648.

78 commercial rental YOGA, MEDITATION: If you’re looking to rent a place to hold your classes of Yoga, Meditation, etc, in Hailey, Maha Shakti Yoga Center is lovely meditative, and healing. Call HansMukh Khalsa at 721-7478. 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 POT OF GOLD at the end of the Rainbow Move-in for March, 3 bd, 2 ba. $800 month, available now. Call 720-3157.

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Mt. Sage townhouse 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, laundry room, 2 car garage, fenced back yard. Long term $950/mth + utilities. Available now. 208-309-1130 PRICE REDUCED - 2BD 1.5BA, fully furnished, Woodside Townhouse. Flat screen TV surround sound, WD, DW, Garage. Includes water and trash. No smoking, pet considered. Short-term possible. $800 /month plus electric. Call 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 Perfect 2 bedroom fully furnished 2 story townhome in a private Warm Springs neighborhood. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, garage, fireplace, W/D, wifi, cable, private yard and deck with BBQ. Across from the river and 2 blocks from the Warm Springs dog park. Sleeps 4-6. PET FRIENDLY. No smoking. Available March 19June 30. $1800 per month plus pet deposit. 622-1622 or idjcallen@spro. net 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 landscaping & 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 T’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 T’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 Spring Break Ski Rental. Very nice fully furnished 2 story townhome in a private Warm Springs neighborhood between downtown and the Warm Springs lifts. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, garage, fireplace, W/D, Wifi,

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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

90 want to rent/buy LOOKING FOR APARTMENT, overgarage or attached, or Guest House. Yoga teacher, Grandmother. Long term. Clean-living, responsible. Starting in May. 721-7478 LONG-TERM HOUSE-SITTING/ PET-SITTING - Yoga teacher, Grandmother. Clean-living, responsible, caring. Available for a position in Hailey, starting April 31. Great local references. 721-7478

200 farm equipment Tractor - 1948 Allis-Chalmers Model C - 18.4hp, Draw Bar, runs great, PTO, but no hydraulics. Matched 6.5’ x 8’ trailer. Tractor $2,750, Trailer $1,000/ $3,500 for both. (208) 5789222

201 horse boarding Horse Boarding available just south of Bellevue; experienced horse person on premises; riding adjacent to property. Shelter and Pasture available. Reasonably priced. Call 7883251.

400 share the ride Need a Ride? is Idaho’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.

5013c charitable exchange 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 it’s free! We want to help you spread the word. Just e-mail classifieds@

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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 • Sun Salutations w/ Alysha - 8 a.m. Tuesdays • Intermediate Mat w/Alysha - 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays • Great Ass Class w/Salome - 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays • All Levels Mat Class w/Alysha - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays • Sun Salutations w/ Alysha - 8 a.m. Thursdays • Intermediate Mat w/Alysha - 8:30 a.m. Thursdays • 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 BCRD’s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey – Saturday mornings from 9-10:15 a.m. For more information call 578-2273.

504 lost & found LOST - Small black shoulder PURSE. Left in cart at Albertsons Sunday Night. $50 reward for it. Return to Jane’s Artifacts. Has Medical info that I need. Call 788-0848 or drop off at Janes in Hailey. Lost White Cat, Lacy!!! She is white with a black tail. She was last seen on Saturday August 20th in Northridge area (Hailey). Please call if you have seen her or have any information! We just want her home! 208-720-5008, 208-578-0868 LOST - 16 year old, Russian Blue cat (gray with blue/green eyes). Answers to the name Mason, and has a snaggle tooth, that can’t be missed. Lost 6/23 on Cranbrook (South Northridge area, off McKercher in Hailey). Please call Cheryl at 208-788-9012 or 208-471-0357.

506 i need this Needed, any style poker chips 7204401. NEEDED - Aluminum cans - your donation will support public art in Hailey. Drop donations off at 4051 Glenbrook Dr., Woodside Industrial Park or call Bob 788-0018 for pickup.

509 announcements Staycation? Learn to snowboard over Spring Break! Board Bin’s Burton Learn To Ride Snowboard packages free to all Blaine County students. Make the best of your “staycation” at a world class ski resort and take advantage of the great snow here in the valley. Limited supply available on a first come, first served basis. Call the Board Bin, 208-726-1222, for more info. Metal clay is an exciting and versatile new jewelry medium. Spring classes in copper, bronze and silver clays at The Bead Shop in Hailey. for class descriptions and email news signup or call 208.788.6770 to register. SCRATCH PADS! Ideal for restaurant order pads or ??? This is recycled paper in cases for $30. Maybe 30,000 sheets per case? Come and get ‘em at Copy & Print, corner of Croy and River in beautiful downtown Hailey!!! Do you have an announcement you’d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list events for your businesses, etc. Say it here in 40 words or less for FREE! E-mail or fax 788-4297.

510 thank you notes Woodside Elementary School would like to THANK everyone


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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.

518 raves Many thanks to The Weekly Sun for the latest contest and Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artifacts for amazing gift basket! What a terrific surprise. Great paper and the best store for cool stuff â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a winning combination! THANKS, Jill Like something? Say it here in 40 words or less for free. e-mail your ad to

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.



602 autos under $5,000 Toyota Land Cruiser old school wagon. 167,000 miles; third owner; all service records from 1995 $4,900 720-6559

606 autos $10,000+ PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your automotive needs. Call 208-788-3255

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 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 2006 Jayco High Wall Tent Trailer. Fully loaded including bike rack, screen room, BBQ, slide out. Tons of storage. Too many features to list. 18ft long closed, 26ft open. $7500. 208-788-9903 1993 Ski Nautique/600 hours/dual axle trailer-new rims and tires/depth finder/new high performance propel-

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This Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for the Children An audience of 245 children and adults enjoyed the opening performance of Idaho Dance Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Galaxy of Dance at last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arts Festival. (Below are the Shooting Stars, from Kirsten Shultzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photography Class) COURTESY PhotoS: KIRSTEN SHULTZ

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