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Millspaugh’s Humor Finds a New Home in The Sun Page 5

Canfield Celebrates American Music for The Fourth of July

Tiwi Artist will host Q&A following tonight’s free screening of Tiwi Films in Ketchum

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Zions On Keeping up With the Social Media Trend Page 14

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Hailey Climate Challenge Being Documented in Film - Mariel Hemingway to Visit This Week FOR THE WEEKLY SUN

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ariel Hemingway, author, actress, lifestyle guru, and granddaughter of the famous author Ernest Hemingway, will be visiting Hailey to host the Hailey Community Climate Challenge film. Hemingway will be the main attraction of the Hailey Community Climate Challenge’s parade float entry in the Fourth of July parade. And she will conduct a book signing for her book, “Running With Nature,” at 5 p.m. Friday, at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum. The Hailey Community Climate Challenge documentary film is being produced by local company Diamond Sun Productions and showcases the efforts of the community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is managed by the City of Hailey and includes a number of participants, including Mountain Rides, Elizabeth Jeffrey, Environmental Resource Center and the Wood River Land Trust’s Building Materials Thrift Store. The film aims to provide an example that can be replicated and inspire other communities and organizations to take on similar challenges. There are eight projects and programs under the challenge: • 18 5B BikeShare bikes, • 75 downtown LED streetlight retrofits, • construction recycling pilot program, • 70 Save-A-Watt rebates, • 9 Renewable Energy System rebate awards, • deconstruction and material salvage, • LEED Silver Certification of the Welcome Center, and • Just Bag It! Made possible by a grant from the U.S. EPA to the City of Hailey, the Hailey Community Climate Challenge is designed to empower people to save energy and money, support the local economy, and share ideas and results with their friends and neighbors. The goal of the Challenge is to save enough energy to provide heat and power to 45 homes for one year. tws

The girls practice breaking at cones without putting a foot down. They give high-fives as they pass their instructors to add an additional element of control. STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

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ebecca Rusch looks at 14 teen-age girls in front of her, their foreheads tucked under bicycle helmets, and lowers the boom: “Make sure you’ve got a pump and other essentials. If you get a flat 50 miles from the trailhead and you have no way to fix it, it’s no fun,” she said. Common sense, perhaps, but it’s a fundamental that comprises the foundation of learning to mountain bike. And who knows better than Rebecca Rusch about what you need if you’re four or five hours from a trailhead. After all, this is the gal who has won three 24-hour solo mountain bike world championships. Rusch spends half her summer on the road to cycling events in places like Toronto, Canada, and Levi’s GranFondo in California. When home, however, she’s introducing mountain biking to a new generation of Wheel Girls, coaching them how to move from side to side while keeping their bike in the center. And she’s taken her SRAM

Gold Rusch Tour, a series of events aimed at growing female participation in the sport, on the road to such places as the Sea Otter Classic and the Dirt Rag Magazine DirtFest. She’s leading a Gold Rusch Tour complete with guided rides, a chance to preview the USA Cycling Marathon Nationals Course, a restorative yoga session and even a ride followed by a soak in a hotsprings pool this week as part of Ride Sun Valley. “It’s part of the right legacy—I need to pass it along. There’s more to riding a bike than standing on a podium. The more riders we get, the more bike shops stay in business and it solves a whole lot of other problems like obesity or mental illness,” she said. Rusch has always thrived in the outdoors, but it was only recently that mountain biking became her mainstay. Growing up in Chicago, the highlight of her summer was always camping. She took up rock climbing, kayaking, skiing—

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Last week’s Jazz in the Park concert inspired this youngster to get up and dance.

Ketch’em Alive Features Latin Group, Incendio STORY & PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

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ncendio, a Latin instrumental group from Los Angeles, will headline Tuesday’s free Ketch’em Alive concert. The concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park at First and Washington streets. Other free vibes this week: Tonight—Josh Powell Band plays Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey at 8:30 p.m. Thursday—The Electric Snack

plays Town Square Tunes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Plaza. Austin, Texas, singer George DeVore plays his power of positive rock at Mahoney’s Bar & Grill in Bellevue. Sun Valley Brewery will have a Fourth of July Parade parking lot party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday—Pianist Alan Pennay and vocalist Cheryl Morrell play Jazz in the Park at Ketchum’s Rotary Park, Warm Springs and Saddle roads. tws

To Market, To Market

Check out the “scrumptious little cakes in a jar” served up by Shelly of Mason Cakes at the Wood River Valley Farmers’ Market. The market sets up outside Atkinsons’ Market in Ketchum Tuesday afternoons and outside Sturtos in Hailey Thursday afternoons (except July 4). And, they’re holding a special events Market from 2 to 8 p.m. Wed., July 3 in Ketchum. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

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MASSV is Here This Friday and Saturday MASSV, Music & Arts Showcase Sun Valley, this Friday and Saturday, is on warp speed ahead for what will be one of the most unforgettable music and arts universal experiences ever known in Idaho. MASSV is an all-ages event and will take place July 5-6, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. each day at the base of River Run at Bald Mountain in Sun Valley. Prefestival July 4 evening events will take place in the City of Ketchum. A huge laser light show will light up like an alien invasion along with spectacular visuals from multiple LED walls, a giant robot with laser guns, LED balloons, hanggliders and much more July 5-6. The MASSV lineup includes Krewella, Gramatik, Mimosa, G-Eazy, Chali 2na + House of Vibe and much more. In addition to the many musical acts, the festival will present performance art from Remote Kontrol, featuring Marquese Scott—one the most in demand dub step dancers in

the world today. Also performing at MASSV will be KaZüm. Go-go dancers, art cars, art installations, poi dances, circus-style acts and laser light shows as well as a Glow Forest will blow out the MASSV scene for the weekend. General admission limited quantity two-day wristbands are $99.99. Single-day passes may be available on-site for $59 per day if event is not sold out. Children under the age of 6 are free and must be accompanied by an adult. VIP passes ($129) are available online. Two-day passes are on sale in the Wood River Valley at Atkinsons’ markets, the Board Bin and Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum. On-site camping will be available 100 yards from the festival grounds from Thursday, July 4 at 4 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 at 4 p.m. Camping passes are available for $40 per spot (while available) online at massvmusicfestival.com/tickets/

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he bright red trumpets of scarlet gilia, or skyrocket, make it one of our Valley’s most eye-catching wildflowers. Scarlet gilia seems to have brains as well as beauty, though, and this little member of the phlox family has evolved some pretty interesting survival strategies. For any plant, living long enough to reproduce is the highest priority, and that means surviving animal grazing. How can scarlet gilia, which elk and mule deer find exceptionally tasty, manage to produce seeds for the next generation? A longterm study by Northern Arizona University determined that when under grazing pressure, scarlet gilia turns on the juice, and increases its flower and fruit production. The researchers also

discovered that flowers in early season may be red, while laterseason flowers lighten up, approaching pink. This color shift takes advantage of what pollinators are available; early season pollination is by hummingbirds (attracted to red) and later by hawk moths (attracted to light colors). The Northern Arizona studied concluded that scarlet gilia is “no passive beauty, but a chameleon-like strategist that even takes advantage of being eaten.” Enjoy scarlet gilia all along the roadsides as you reflect on its tactics for success. Want to learn more about wildflowers? Join an ERC Wildflower Walk, Thursdays through July 25 (except July 4). Call 726-4333 or Facebook ERC Sun Valley for information. tws

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Tour the INL with Snake River Alliance Wood River Jewish Film Festival Debuts This Month Page 15

On Tuesday, July 9, the Snake River Alliance will offer another opportunity for members to visit the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. This tour is a “cleanup” tour and will include seeing first-hand the efforts to clean up radioactive waste above the Snake River Aquifer. They will tour areas contaminated with plutonium

from weapons production at Rocky Flats in Colorado, visit the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, and check out some stored spent fuel, among other interesting sights at the INL. Carpools are being arranged. If you would like to attend, please RSVP: lwoodruff@snakeriveralliance.org or call 208-344-9161

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The Bug Crew is Back BY THE SOUTHERN IDAHO BUG CREW

Trailing Fundraiser Lures Masses to Flat Top Sheep Ranch

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e are excited for another summer of fighting noxious weeds with insects in beautiful Blaine County. We kicked off our season with a all-crew training in Gooding on June 13. At this training, Joey Milan of the BLM and Dwight Scarborough of the U.S. Forest Service educated us on the new bio-control changes and trained the new employees. This year, on our crew, we have returning veterans Carmen Leslie, Giovanna Leslie, Kaden Tew, and our newest member, Katee Hubert. Our returning supervisor, Eric McHan, is leading us as we monitor sights and distribute bugs throughout the county. Bronwyn Patterson Nickel of the Blaine County Noxious Weed Department was kind enough to allow us her noxious weed spotlight to talk about bio-control on KECH 95.3 FM. We really enjoyed informing the public and getting to know the DJ, Scott Creighton. This was the first time the bug crew had this opportunity to broadcast on the radio about our responsibilities. Some of the many noxious

weeds that we specifically target in Blaine County include: diffuse knapweed, spotted knapweed, Russian knapweed, Canada thistle, Dalmatian toadflax, and leafy spurge. Due to the various plant phenologies in Blaine County, we are focusing primarily on Dalmatian toadflax and Canada thistle this month because of their vigorous growth during cold weather. The bug for toadflax, mecinus janiformus, was found in abundance at every site that we introduced it to. This seed-head-eating weevil does a great job at keeping toadflax in check. Canada thistle’s enemy is hydroplotus litura. This insect is busy stunting the growth and reducing the number of seeds in Canada thistle. We are still looking for more weed sites. This is a free service sponsored by the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We serve both public and private lands. If you have a noxious weed infestation please call Bronwyn Patterson Nickel of the Blaine County Weed Department at (208) 788-5516 or Eric McHan of the Blaine County bug crew at (208) 316-0355. tws This column is brought to you by Blaine County Weed Management.

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nitially, I started to collect seeds that, starting now, the Habitat has in ample supply, for economic reasons. Why buy plants for $4 to $7 each when many are easy to grow from seed and do not need greenhouses. A lot of them grow readily from seed scattered on the ground in spring or fall, or both. A spring seeding will give you a later crop if Wheat grass, Lochsa River. you can supply adequate our region within the Mountain moisture, which is a growth trigWest, and not from producers ger mechanism. Scattering seeds a long distance from here, like on prepared ground is the best Texas or even Utah. way to do a wildflower meadow. There is a huge demand for As my understanding evolved, native seeds, but it’s not from I realized the interconnection small-time growers like me. As between plants that belong here our fires get bigger and bigger, and the larger animal world— state agencies need more seed to they fully expect them to be here restore both alpine, sagebrush for their eggs, nectar, edible and intermontane ecosystems. insects and cover and, finally, Finding the right kind of natives seeds. Also, seeds are survivors in sufficient quantity is a proband give birth to plants that unlem because seeds cannot be harderstand our high altitude, arid vested like corn. For instance, environment, seasonal rainfall a grower of phlox has to put patterns and soil composition. fine netting around the seeds to They are healthier and hardier. capture them when they explode. A good example is the hollyhock. Growers are reluctant to try new The cultivar is water/partial varieties that require special shade dependent. The native is care or are low yield. It can take amazingly tough, used to heat, years to produce a reliable crop drought and compacted soil. Seed collection is tedious because of hard-to-grow wildflowers. The BLM’s sole warehouse in Boise seeds don’t mature all at once, so holds 800,000 pounds of naa plant requires multiple visits. tive/non-native seeds. In big fire Fortunately, I don’t need a lot. years, like 2007, the BLM had to Seeds are another amazing purchase over 7 million pounds, part of nature. They are little at prices between $5 and $20/ computers that store genetic and pound. Ouch. As it is, it needs environmentally specific inforabout 3 million pounds per year. mation. The same seed from the Scarcity is ever present. The same species can adapt (within seeds/plants may have to surreasonable parameters) to lovive, let’s say, the Great Basin, cal conditions, and the second so it may do no good to buy from generation will produce better a Washington supplier. What plants. That’s if the first generation goes to seed, a big ‘if.’ Plants applies to real estate applies to plants, seeds and politics—loand seeds all have annual, seasonal and diurnal internal clocks cal, local, local. So far, it’s been a battle to have enough reseedthat are timed to match local ing stock. If there’s not enough conditions. I can buy seeds from to go around due to price and/or suppliers for the same species, supply, cheatgrass is the winner; from Arizona to Montana and pygmy rabbits and sage grouse, Washington, but they may not for example, are the losers. tws do well here because we live in a specific environment. It’s best If you have question or comments, contact to buy seed and plant stock from Bali at this e-mail: hab4nh@aol.com.

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Millspaugh’s Back on the Fourth of July Millspaugh gets candid on the beating the heat, roadwork, more BY CHRIS MILLSPAUGH

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he Weekly Sun has graciously taken me on as a columnist. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to do what I do again. It’s been a full month of silence since I was dismissed from the other paper and I was

getting quite antsy. Life is full of change and surprise. You just have to roll with it. Okay, how about that heat? Yesterday, I fried an egg on my neck, boiled water in the backyard birdbath and gave all my clothes to The Gold Mine in a futile effort to cool down. I’m still hot. The only possible way I could cool off would be the announcement of Bowe Bergdahl’s release. Keep praying, folks. Love the roadwork, don’t you? Heat and patience don’t really go together in the morning commute. Thank the Lord for audio books. I finished “War and

Peace” in two days of listening while driving from Hailey to Ketchum last week and have “The Bible” set to go this week. The following week, I’ll be ready to enter a monastery. But enough about me. How do you like my ranting? I plan to enter the parade on the Fourth dressed as a goldfish totally emerged in a water tank. I’ll be the guy dressed in gold with a flag attached to an aqua lung. I’m very excited. Boise has slowed down to a standstill as everyone is in a tube in the river. Former Bronco standout, Titus Young, was seen

driving his SUV into Costco in order to shoplift some gum. Coach Pete said, “He’s got issues” as he completed his turn on his kids’ Slip and Slide. I spent Sunday doing drive-by nagging in Woodside: “Hey, you call that a flower bed?” “That brown spot needs some water, do you think?” “Nice touch with the living room set on the front lawn.” Four kids in Bellevue came back from Drama Camp this week with agents. I’m getting 10 percent from each one. In the great scheme of things, how important is the monthly

rent? It’s too hot to be inside, anyway. What are they going to do, throw you outside? Fine. A dog of my acquaintance has refused to come out of the Big Wood River for the last week. I have to feed him wearing waders and it’s getting a little tiresome. He just floats and spins in a circle creating whirlpools of some magnitude which have greatly alarmed the ducks. Anyway, it’s good being back on the Fourth of July. I wish you all the merriest of times. It’s awfully nice to be talking to you again. tws

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Rotarun’s Summer Fundraising Begins on July Fourth

See the Rotarun Ski Area float in Hailey’s Days of the Old West Fourth of July Parade and look for our mailer next week where folks of the Wood River Valley can support Rotarun with the purchase of a 2013/2014 seasons ski pass at pre-season prices. Pre-season pass prices are $50 for children, $75 for adults and $150 for the entire family, with prices good until November. Daily pricing for the next season will be $10 for children 6-17 years old, adults $20, and free for those 5 and younger and 70 and older. Donations always help Rotarun continue its mission of providing affordable skiing for everyone in the Wood River Valley.

Clint Black Tickets are Now on Sale, Concert Sept. 12

Tickets for “An Evening with Clint Black” are now on sale. Clint Black will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Known for his classic country style, Black was influenced by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. He will perform in Sun Valley with just four musicians. Tickets start at $40, available at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 208-726-9491.

NAMI Bike Ride this Sunday

NAMI will hold its inaugural Fight Stigma and RIDE bicycle ride on Sunday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the upper River Run parking lot at the base of Bald Mountain in Ketchum. For information go to FightStigmaandRide.org

Sun Valley PBR Classic Comes Back to Hailey this Month

The boys are back in town… cowboys, that is! On Friday, July 26, the top professional bull riders will be in Hailey for the “Sun Valley PBR Classic.” Spectators will see bull riders from all over the world compete against topranked bucking bulls — including top bulls from Silver Springs Bucking Bulls born and raised right here in Bellevue, Idaho. The O’Gara family and Rocky Mountain Bull Bash Production have partnered to bring one of the best events to hit the Sun Valley area this summer. This is a fun, action-packed event for the whole family — two hours of nonstop rock ‘n roll music, and bull riding! So grab those cowboy boots, put on your cowboy hat and join the cowboys of the PBR right here in Hailey. Get your tickets today at the Hailey Chamber of Commerce office, Atkinsons’ Market or www.sunvalleypbr. com

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Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth of July Bigger Than Ever BY KAREN BOSSICK

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aileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth of July celebrationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;long the biggest in southern Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will be even bigger this year, thanks to the introduction of a new Freedom Street Dance that will join a full dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of events that includes a criterium bike race, rodeo and fireworks. And, while longtime rancher and miner Harold Drussel will be the grand marshal of the parade, actress Mariel Hemingway will be the â&#x20AC;&#x153;belle of the parade,â&#x20AC;? as she visits Hailey to host a documentary film being made on the Hailey Community Climate Challenge. Hemingway will be on the Hailey Community Climate Challengeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parade float along with her partner Bobby Williams, who co-wrote the book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Running with Nature,â&#x20AC;? with Hemingway. The two will also conduct a book signing at 5 p.m. Friday at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum. The dance will be enough to tax even the most zealous dancersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stamina, as it will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. in the Hailey Square outside the Hailey Public Library at Main and Croy streets. It will feature Swagger, an energetic Celtic rock group from Park City, Utah; Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, Pause for the Cause and Hoodwink. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a good lineup, including a couple bands from Boise,â&#x20AC;? said organizer Anna Svidgal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They do mostly original music.â&#x20AC;? The day starts earlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with a

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pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. And it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end until shortly after 10:30 when the last fireworks streak across the sky above Wood River High School. The lineup: 7-10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast put on by Cub Scout Pack 87 at the Upper Big Wood River Grange Hall, S. 3rd Ave. in Hailey. The breakfast will feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit and locally made Falls Brand sausage. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for a child and $20 for a family, with proceeds going to the Scouts.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival on the Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market lot next to Bank of America on Main Street, Hailey. Includes inflatable rides, games and water fun (hintâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;bring your swimsuit). Tickets are $10 for all-you-can-ride. The carnival is being organized by the Spirit Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Motion Athletic School. Noon. Fourth of July Parade along Main Street. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Freedom Ring with Western Splendor.â&#x20AC;? There are more than 55 entries, according to Geegee Lowe, Hailey Welcome Center manager. In the interest of safety, candy will

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not be given out until the last. The Hailey Rotary is conducting its annual Road Apple Roulette contest during the parade. Gamers can purchase squares along the parade route for $5 each, available at Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Pharmacy, ColorTyme, DL Evans Bank in Hailey and other sites. If a horse drops a road apple on your square, your name will be entered for a prize drawing at the end of the parade. Prizes include a vacation in Mexico, a spa, gas barbecue, season ski pass from Sun Valley Resort and color TV. Go to roadappleroulette.org for more information. 1-3 p.m. Ice Cream Social at the Sun Valley Center for the Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hailey Center (the birthplace of Ezra Pound), 314 S. 2nd Ave. The Center will serve free root beer floats made from ice cream donated by the United Dairymen of Idaho and root beer by BuckSnort Root Beer, a local brewer. Celebrants can tour the exhibition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home Front,â&#x20AC;? in the Ezra Pound house, which features artwork made by men and women who have participated in Higher Ground Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rehabilitation programs for wounded veterans. The exhibition also includes Hailey photographer Matthew Hayesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; photographs of Higher Ground Sun Valley participants.

1:30 p.m. Fourth of July Criterium race, a four-corner bike race in downtown Hailey. Part of Ride Sun Valley. 1:30 p.m. until dusk. Freedom Street Dance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a funraiserâ&#x20AC;? for the fireworks. Will feature live music by the Celtic rock group Swagger, Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, Pause for the Cause and Hoodwink. Food and refreshments will be available. 5:30 p.m. Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter George DeVore will play a free outdoor concert at Mahoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill in Bellevue. Named a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop Powerhouseâ&#x20AC;? by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playboy,â&#x20AC;? Devore took the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Tapeâ&#x20AC;? award in the Austin Music Awards. His power of positive rock has garnered a growing following in the United States and Europe where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performed concerts for German national TV and others. 6:30 p.m. The Sawtooth Rangers Days of the Old West Rodeo kicks off with a pre-rodeo show at 6:30 p.m. The rodeo will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, 781 S. Main St., Atkinsonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market and at the gate, if available. Mutton busting will take place July 3 and the Hometown Bull Riders event on July 4. 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other Desert Citiesâ&#x20AC;? featuring Company of Fools at The Liberty Theatre. Ongoing: Antique Fair at Roberta McKercher Gateway Park on Highway 75 across from Friedman Memorial Airport, through Sunday; Antique Fair on North Main Street next to McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at north end of Hailey, through Sunday. Dusk: Hailey Fourth of July fireworks will be shot off near Wood River High School in Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east end. They can be seen all over the city. To make a donation, go to cityofhailey.org tws

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Friday’s Gallery Walk Features Tiwi Art BY KAREN BOSSICK

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hances are Sun Valley was never on Pedro Wonaeamirri’s radar until now. But the Tiwi artist from northern Australia will be in town this week to promote the first American showing of a rare collection of work from the remote Tiwi islands of northern Australia. The works feature Tiwi culture, history and traditional stories expressed through lines, patterns and colors in carvings, paintings, prints on paper, fabric and pottery. The exhibition, “The Tiwi: Art from Jilimara and Munupi Artists,” will be shown at Harvey Art Projects, 391 First Ave. N., in Ketchum. It will be featured on this month’s Gallery Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. And Wonaeamirri will host a free showing of a film of Tiwi films at 6 p.m. tonight at The Community Library in Ketchum. He will field questions and answers afterwards. Wendy Jaquet will provide a free guided Gallery Walk to Ketchum’s galleries. Sun Valley Resort guests can meet her at 5 p.m. at the Recreation Center in the Sun Valley Mall. From there they will take the 5:10 Mountain Rides bus to Gilman Contemporary gallery on Sun Valley Road. Others are invited to meet Jaquet at the Rec Center or at Gilman Contemporary about 5:15 p.m. Here’s a look at some of the other highlights of this month’s Gallery Walk: Gilman Contemporary, 661 Sun Valley Road, will present Hunt Slonem, who will be in attendance to discuss his exhibi-

Tiwi Artist Pedro Wonaeamirri will be in town this weekend to promote the first American showing of a rare collection of work from northern Australia. COURTESY Photo

tion, “Here Comes the Sun.”  The exhibit will include more than 20 Neo-Expressionist oil paintings on canvas and panel, many of them adorned with ornate antique frames.  Broschofsky Galleries, 360 East Ave., is featuring new works by Theodore Villa. Among them, “Beaded Banner,” a 40-inch-by-60-inch watercolor comprised of more than 80,000 hand-painted and hand-drilled dots offering the illusion of a 3-D artifact. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., will display Michael Gregory’s iconic paintings of farmscapes featuring American barns, homesteads and rural fields set off by the powerful imagery of the landscape and light. Also, Margaret Keelan’s unique

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Free Art Lecture With Christina Tindle Psychologist Christina Tindle will explore how artists can delve deeper into their creativity and bridge the gap between the creation of art and the business of art in a free lecture Tuesday. Tindle will present “Head and

Heart Marketing of Art” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum. The talk is the first in an Artist Education Series offered by the new Wood River Valley Studio Tour. Information: wrvstudiotour.org

‘Collateral Damage’ Gets a Reading “Collateral Damage,” a new play by Sun Valley playwright John Grabow, will be given a staged reading at 7 p.m. Sunday at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. The cast includes Keith Moore, Patsy Wygle and their son, Jamie, as well as Sara Rau and Cam Cooper. The reading is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The play revolves around Air Force fighter pilot Jack Matson, who has returned from Afghanistan with the Distinguished Flying Cross to a rocky homecoming. He’s angry with the politicians mismanaging the war and the rear-echelon desk pilots running his life. Most of all, he’s angry with his family — his wife, Beth, and 12-year old daughter, Samantha, and especially his teenage son, Jack Jr., who no longer shares his father’s dream that

he be the first in the family to attend the Air Force Academy. Unbeknownst to his family, Jack has been reassigned as a drone pilot, sitting in an air-conditioned trailer 20 minutes from his suburban Nevada home, staring at a video screen and hurling thunderbolts at bad guys halfway across the world who never shoot back. The virtual world collides with the real world and Jack realizes he does not want to destroy another family, his own. Grabow’s plays have been presented in Los Angeles and elsewhere, including at the nexStage Theater. Grabow is also an attorney, most recently assisting in the successful defense of Cy Young Award-winner Roger Clemens in 2012. He and his wife, Laura, live in Sun Valley.

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Theodore Villa’s Beaded Banner, can be seen at Broschofsky Galleries during this Friday’s walk.

ceramic sculptures of dolls and children, which appear to have been excavated due to layers of stains and glazes curling and peeling away. The gallery will also feature Gwynn Murrill’s sculptures of animals and birds. Gallery DeNovo, 320 First Ave. N., will feature Melissa Herrington’s exhibition, “And the Flame Stitches.” Melissa Herrington’s new paintings began as small sketches, maplike abstractions the size of train tickets, as she traveled through Italy and on into Sicily in search of walking to the top of a volcano. Symbolically, she walked and finally made it to the top of a

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fiery mountain. Ash has covered all of the tracks and all is new. Lights Whirling. Fate Twirling. Space Swirling. Hope Mirroring. Pain Belated… Friesen Gallery, 320 First

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Ride Sun Valley Continues With Tonight’s Criterium BY KAREN BOSSICK

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he Vamps will prove they’re not just about Nordic skiing tonight when four of them hop on a red stingray dressed in red cat eyeglasses and purple ski suits. “We may not be the fastest kids on the block, but we’ll look good!” exclaimed Vamps leader Muffy Ritz. The scene of the crime is the Ketchum Criterium, where serious and not-so serious cyclists will put the pedal to the metal along a twisting course through downtown Ketchum as fans cheer them on. The races start at 3 p.m. and run to about 8:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Plaza as part of the third annual Ride Sun Valley Festival. The Festival, designed to celebrate some 400 miles of hotto-trot single-track trails around Sun Valley, is giving the finger to the heat as it finishes out nine days of events. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

Wednesday: 9 a.m. Free Local Stoker ride led by Greg Martin, Matt McNeal, Jen Biondi and Susan Robinson departs from Sun Valley Visitor Center and heads

21 miles out to Fox Peak via the East Fork of Baker Creek. 9 a.m. Free Local Stoker Women’s Ride led by Rebecca Rusch leaves the Visitor Center and heads to the Eves Gulch loop before concluding with refreshments and a soak in a hotsprings.

Thursday: 9 a.m. Free Local Stoker ride led by Marc Driver and Cam Lloyd on Curly’s Trail near Easley Hot Springs. Departs Visitor Center and goes 11 miles and 1,500 feet. 1:30 p.m. Hailey Criterium on Hailey’s downtown streets.

Friday 8:30 a.m. Free Local Stoker ride led by Marc Driver and Susan Robinson departs Visitor Center to the Edge of the World, aka Baker Creek to Oregon Gulch. 6 p.m. Shimano kids race at River Run Lodge. Free to all kids 12 and under, with medals for all finishers. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. MASSV Music Festival at River Run. Tickets start at $59.

Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships—Top

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Gloria Osberg, who wrote one of the first hiking books for the Sun Valley area, will be honored with a trail named after her on Wednesday. The Ketchum Ranger District, Idaho Conservation League and Wood River Land Trust will dedicate the “Osberg Ridgeline Trail” in a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the Baker Lake trailhead parking lot. Light refreshments will be served. To get there, go 15 miles north on Highway 75 and take a left on Baker Creek Road and follow it seven miles to the end. Osberg, a longtime ICL supporter, first published “Day Hiking Near Sun Valley” in 1987 with her late friend Anne Hollingshead.

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marathon racers from all over the United States descend on Sun Valley riding from Ketchum Town Square to River Run where they do a lap of double and single track before heading down the Wood River bike path and up the Cold Springs trail to Warm Springs and the River Run Trail before finishing at the River Run base area. In total: 45 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing and descending. 9 a.m. Bald Mountain CrossCountry Mountain Bike Race consists of one circumnavigation of Bald Mountain leaving from Ketchum Town Square. 1-3:30 p.m. Ninkasi Beer Festival and Lawn-a-Thon, a unique lawn games tournament hosted by Higher Ground Sun Valley. The lawn tournament includes volleyball, badminton, bocce and more. 3 p.m. Jeff Crosby and the Refugees play a free rock and roll show outside River Run lodge. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. MASSV Music Festival at River Run.

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White Cloud Makes Golf Digest’s Top Nine Sun Valley’s White Clouds Golf Course was named to Golf Digest’s America’s Top Nine Public Golf Courses in the magazine’s July issue. “We define a ‘short course’ as one with fewer than 18 holes and playable in two hours or less,” the magazine stated. Sun Valley Resort’s White Clouds nine was ranked sixth in the listing, with Bandon Reserve in Oregon taking the number one spot. To read more, go to: http://www.

golfdigest.com/golf-courses/2013-06/ ranking-best-short-courses Also, with the addition of the Trail Creek Golf Course front nine opening Saturday, all 27 holes of the Sun Valley Golf Resort are now open. The Sawtooth Putting Course and all practice facilities are now open, with hours of operation from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For tee times and more information, please call 208-622-2251.

SummerStart Community Fun Run/Walk Leading Participants and Times In June, Cortney Vandenberg and Jennifer Schwartz organized a benefit for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), which was held at The Valley Club in Hailey. Here are the results from the Fun Run/Walk: There were 48 participants in the 5K. First place was Fague (first name unknown) with a time of 24:53, followed by Hannah Young placing second with 25:20, and third place was Patrick

Buchanan with a time of 25:25. Nineteen people participated in the 10K portion. Brad Mitchell took first with a time of 36:39; James Paris followed the lead with a 40:10 finish for second place; and in third was Hank Dart with a time of 41:02. Danny Judd was the only participant in the Skuff Board 5K and 10K. For more information on MMRF, visit www.themmrf.org

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Champions Donate Campaign Funds: BCRD At their last official meeting, the Champions of the Wood River Trails voted to donate the remaining campaign funds to the Blaine County Recreation District. The volunteer committee formed to advocate for a special levy election held on May 21, 2013, to reconstruct and repair the 20-mile Wood River Trail. The election resulted in success for the advocates with 82.59% percent voting in favor of the measure. “We are happy to report that the campaign spent the donated funds very strategically and very frugally,” said Tom Bowman, treasurer for

the group. “We have approximately $10,000 in our campaign fund account after all the bills are paid. We want to dedicate these funds to our community treasure—the Wood River Trail, and its healthy future,” he added. The remaining funds will be sent to the Blaine County Recreation District to be earmarked for the Wood River Trail and its capital replacement fund. The Blaine County Recreation District, a special taxing district that owns and maintains the popular trail connecting the communities of the Wood River Valley, proposed the levy.

Get Creative With Your Summer Snapshots for a New Wilderness Photo Contest From now until September 3, the “Wilderness Forever” public photography competition will accept entries of images illustrating the sheer majesty, diversity, and value of our nation’s wilderness areas. This professionallyjuried contest is being conducted by the 50th Anniversary National Wilderness Planning Team (Wilderness50), Nature’s Best Photography, and the Smithsonian Institution. Approximately 50 winning contest entries will be chosen for display as large-format prints in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History as part of a 2014 exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “This is a great opportunity to show

off the beauty and diversity of Idaho,” says Dan Buckley, superintendent of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. “We’re excited to share the public’s visions of Idaho’s beautiful wilderness lands and we encourage visitors to submit photos of these special places.” Professional, amateur and student photographers may submit their photographs accompanied by personal stories and memories about the scenes depicted. Contest guidelines and entry instructions are found online at http://www.naturesbestphotography.com/wilderness.

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Idaho National Guard Shows Off Their Emergency Communication Capabilities STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

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laine County’s police and firefighters won’t be left in the dark, along with everyone else, should there ever be another massive power outage like the one that struck the Wood River Valley on Christmas Eve two years ago. Not with the Idaho National Guard’s Joint Incident Site Communications Capability system available for the asking. The Guard showed off its mobile communications system, which can even facilitate a video teleconference in the wilderness, to representatives of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, Ketchum Fire Department and other departments last Wednesday afternoon in the park across from the Hailey Armory. The setup featured computers housed under a camel-colored military Drash tent that expands like an accordion and is easy enough to set up that a trained group can do it in 20 minutes. A satellite dish and three diesel engine generators completed the operation. The 10,000 pounds of equipment could be moved to Hailey from Boise and set up within four hours, said Idaho Army Guard Maj. Dan Lister. “Four hours versus 72 hours—that’s a pretty quick turnaround.” The guard has had the equipment for several years. But many responders in Idaho still do not know about it, said Col. Timothy Marsano. It has been deployed to Texas to respond to

Idaho National Guard Maj. Dan Lister shows off the Guard’s communications system that can provide cell phone service, satellite and Internet communications and interoperable radio for civilian agencies during emergencies.

the fallout from a hurricane. The equipment would allow someone on the ground to tell a Guard helicopter pilot where to search for a missing snowmobile. It allows responders at the scene to talk to such agencies as FEMA and Homeland Security in Boise. And it allows responders to tape Internet and e-mail in the backcountry. If there was a pandemic, a mobile lab could be brought in for testing. In the case of a blackout, local law enforcement already have the ability to communicate with one another as long as they’re in the line of sight. But this would allow communication on a much broader scale, said Capt. Jay

Davis. “In a major disaster with a lot going on and a lot of people in the field, this would be great,” he added. It would also have been advantageous in the 2007 Castle Rock Fire because of its ability to allow firefighters to communicate with other departments, said Ketchum Fire Chief Mike Elle. In the Castle Rock Fire, the Forest Service was on one frequency; the police, on another; and other first responders on their frequencies. “To hook them all together would be great,” said Elle. “In all our drills communication is always the issue that comes up. And communication is key to working through the crisis.”

Maj. Lister shows the satellite that expedites communication in the event of a natural disaster or transportation incident.

The unit also could have proven invaluable to the Custer County Sheriff in 2006 when Jon Francis, a counselor for several years at Luther Heights Bible Camp near Ketchum, went missing while climbing Grand Mogul near Redfish Lake, said Marsano. The Custer County Sheriff had requested help from the Civil Support Team but that’s more geared to deal with mass destruction, rather than first responders. The Guard could even have provided radios to searchers in that case. “It would have multiplied their response by a factor of 10, without them needing to buy a bunch of equipment,” Marsano said. tws

“In all our drills communication is always the issue that comes up. And communication is key to working through the crisis.” –Ketchum fire chief mike elle

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Hailey Memorial Day Ceremony Update Hundreds came together in Hailey to honor Memorial Day. While the sound of Leah Shaw on bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” filled the air, six men walked up the road carrying the battlefield cross, a symbol of those fallen in combat. The procession was lead by Mr. Pat Branch and Mr. Rick Baird, with two Marines, LCPL Gutierrez and LCPL Beraun, and two members of the 116th, PFC West and PFC Arters. The remaining ceremony participants followed in behind. Following the dedication there

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arold Drussel, the grand marshal in Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth of July Parade, is truly a man of the land of the Wood River Valley. There was a time when he worked a ranch near what is now the Blaine County Gun Club south of Bellevue by day and mined at night, said his son Ken Drussel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He often worked six different jobs at one timeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you do what you have to in order to make a living in this Valley,â&#x20AC;? Ken Drus-

sel said. Harold Drussel, now 68, moved here when he was 13, after having grown up in the southern Idaho towns of Oakley and Burley. His parents moved here to work a small ranch on Highway 20. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took one look around and thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heaven, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awfully close,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? he recalled. Drussel, too, took to ranching stock cows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did everything from feeding cows to hauling away the byproducts that came out their back ends and everything in between,â&#x20AC;? he said. But, he said you could earn $5 a day ranching from 7 in the morning until 6 at night in 1948. And you could earn $10.05 starting wage working an eight-hour shift from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the mine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A loaf of bread cost 10 cents in those days,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Ross Drussel sits behind Harold Drussel and Ken Drussel behind Dorothy Drussel as the Drussel family rides in the 1951 Hailey Fourth of July Parade across the street from the Rialto Hotel. The Rialto is now the Hailey Hotel. COURTESY PHOTOS

Harold Drussel worked in the Queen of the Hills Mine near Bellevue and the Triumph Mine out East Fork canyon just south of Ketchum. He did everything there was to do, he recalled, but one of his favorite jobs was running a 5-foot-by-10-foot mainline motor cart that took supplies into the mine and hauled ore out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had a bunch of batteries in it,â&#x20AC;? he recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We charged it up in the morning and at noon and night.â&#x20AC;? The mining life could be interesting, Drussel said, especially

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took one look around [the Valley] and thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heaven, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awfully close.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Harold Drussel

when water flooded the mine. Eventually, the Triumph Mine had to be closed because it was too expensive to pump the water out. Drussel lives in Twin Falls

today. But he still thinks of the Wood River Valley as paradise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like going home every time I go up there,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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ur founding fathers unanimously pledged in the Declaration of Independence that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Freedom to worship, work, speak, and live an individualized American dream are rights preserved by courageous efforts of leaders and soldiers. Yet, given the freedom that “we the people” are entitled to doesn’t mean it is achieved. Many suffer from depression, anxieties, chemical abuse, relationship traumas, victimization, or dire health on one end of discontent and at the other, resigned acceptance that life never turns out the way we hope, so “get over it.” When happiness is denied, we feel cheated that life has been reduced to a humdrum existence, leaving us with the question: Is this it? Maybe we opted out of a

preferred Plan A for an inferior Plan B, convincing ourselves it was easier, expected, better for others that way, or really all we deserved. Perhaps we skipped Plan A out of fear, for the kids, for extended family, for security, costs, age, or timing. It doesn’t matter. When we are untrue to ourselves we, by default, chose to be controlled by fears, limitations, or others’ expectations. Ducking action that grants the freedom to express our own voice that says “This is what I want and am free to do” often leads to despair. Regrets are a lot to be sad about sometimes. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the rate of antidepressant use in the U.S, for ages 12 and older, increased by almost 400 percent between 1988-1994 and 2005-2008. Health statisticians figure about one in 10 Americans takes antidepressants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that antidepressants were the most frequently prescribed medication, with high blood pressure medication coming in second just

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Fourth of July Weekend Sweden’s A RIVAL performs A BA’s music live on stage this Sunday.

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ictoria Norback prides herself on being the spitting image of her counterpart in A BA—right down to the flamboyant bell bottoms of the time, the vocal harmonies and the stage mannerisms. But, once in awhile, things don’t go quite as planned. Take that time a zipper in her “short tight shorts” broke, revealing part of her bum to the audience. “I wasn’t aware of it, so my partner on stage was trying to cover it. We got tangled up and we both fell over a monitor on stage, so we were lying on the floor. It was a crazy moment but it turned out well and the audience thought it was so funny!” she said. Norback won’t try to recreate that moment—at least, not on purpose—when she and A RIVAL From Sweden present the music of A BA at the Sun Valley Pavilion Sunday night. But their 11-piece group, the only group sanctioned by A BA to do their music, will try their best to faithfully reproduce the sights and sounds that have made them look and sound like the originals, as they persuade the audience that “you can dance, you can jive, you can have the time of your lives!” The concert is sponsored by Sun Valley Opera. “I think everyone who goes to see their show will be so glad they went because it’s the type of show and music that makes you happy,” said Frank Meyer, president and co-founder of the opera. A BA is one of the biggest pop groups ever, eclipsed only by The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Even though the group disbanded in 1982 after just 11 years, it has sold nearly 500 million records and is still selling more than 2 million albums a year. Its musical “Mamma Mia” has been seen by 65 million people, making it the world’s biggest musical ever. The first A BA Museum just opened in Stockholm, Sweden, offering fans ways to interact with original A BA musicians. And at 63, Agnetha Faltskog—one of the original members of A BA—just released her first new album since 1987—and that album has scored a huge success. “I think you can attribute their success to the quality of the music… such great songs,” said Norback. “And that all the songs by A BA are so different from each other. You cannot compare ‘Fernando’ to ‘Dancing Queen’ or ‘Thank You for the Music’ to ‘The Winner Takes It All.’ Also, the musicians were so experi-

enced—two fantastic female singers, great musicians, and Bjorn and Benny are outstanding as songwriters.” A BA was formed in 1972 by Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They named their group after the acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names. At the height of their success, they were second only to Volvo as Sweden’s biggest export earners. They were the first pop group to come from a non-Englishspeaking country that enjoyed continued success in the United States and other English-speaking countries. And they also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets—they even recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish. A RIVAL from Sweden took up where they left off, becoming the world’s best-selling A BA show band. Since 1995 the group has toured 53 nations, often featuring musicians who were with A BA. “You could close your eyes and swear you were hearing the original A BA singers,” said a critic for FM Radio, New Mexico. “The music was so good, people were dancing in the aisles and there were three encores!” A RIVAL from Sweden features Victoria Norback and Jenny Gustafsson as lead vocals, Simon Sjostedt as keyboard player and Fredrik Bjorns as guitar player. There are also three back-up singers, a saxophone player, drummer, bass player and percussionist. They group will be joined in the Pavilion by the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Craig Jessop, former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The extra sound is not a stretch—A RIVAL has played with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the El Paso, Texas, Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, among others. They’ve played at a 40,000-seat stadium in Latin America and at two of America’s largest outdoor venues—the 40,000-seat Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Colorado Springs and Ravinia Park in Chicago, the summer outdoor home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936. Meyer saw the group in Seattle and was smitten. “My wife is not a pop fan, but she thought they were amazing. They’re so professional, they have great harmony, they have movement down pat and their voices are very good. Plus, many of A BA’s hits are timeless—they reached a whole new generation with the Broadway show ‘Mamma Mia’ in the 1990s. And the two male

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A BA will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sun Valley Pavilion. General admission tickets range from $25 to $65, available at seats. sunvalley.com or by calling 208622-2135 or 1-888-622-2108. The big screen will be in operation for those who choose to sit on the lawn. The DIVA party, which will feature local vocalists Megan Mahoney, Susan Fowler and John and Melody Mauldin, is sold out. It will include a duet from the musical “Chess.”

leads of A BA still compose music—after they retired they composed the Broadway musical ‘Chess,’ which was done in a concert version on PBS starring Josh Groban. It showed how versatile they are.” Norback started A RIVAL in 1995 after seeing an “absolutely awful” A BA show from Australia while going to school in Gothenburg, Sweden. “My mother was an opera singer and my grandparents were into cabaret and other forms of music and theater. Very early I started to sing and perform,” she said. “I was 14 years old when I had my first band. When I was 21 I went to musical Stage School in Gothenburg. And it’s there I decided to do a proper A BA show, the way A BA should be presented.” As a result, she has gotten the full A BA experience, from screaming, crying fans to those who sing along with every song. “They have so much fun!!!” Norback said. “We can really feel how much the audience loves the music of A BA!” As for her own personal favorites? “Oh, hard to pick one of 100 songs. I must say ‘Dancing Queen’ is one of my favorite. But, also more of the not-very famous songs, like ‘If It Wasn’t for the Nights,’ ‘The King has Lost his Crown,’ ‘Tiger,’ ‘Kisses of Fire’ and ‘Angeleyes.’ A BA has done so many good songs and most of them never got famous. Almost all of their 100-plus songs are good, in my opinion.” Does she ever think about doing her own music? “If I ever do, I will have a hard-rock music group,” she said. “I love hard-rock music like Whitesnake, Van Halen, Symphony X, Deep Purple, Evergrey, et cetera. That will be a future project, maybe. But I love to do A BA’s music, every single second of it. Every time I go on stage, it is magic. So A RIVAL from Sweden will continue as long as the audience wants to see the show.” tws

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improvement challenge photo contest and prizes for a Winter Wonderland photo contest. It also has challenged customers to tell what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do with $10,000. Nabisco increased its followers by 20,000 during Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Super Bowl by immediately responding to the power outage with an advertisement showing an Oreo cookie and the caption, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can still dunk in the dark.â&#x20AC;? On the negative side, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pulled a request for McD stories two hours after it started when the bulk of the stories related cases of food poisoning and likened the experience of eating a Big Mac to inhaling the aroma from a can of freshly opened dog food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get negative comments. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid. Chatter is goodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it gets people talking,â&#x20AC;? Currah said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With our mobile phones, people are even commenting on an experience before leaving the parking lotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not waiting until they get home to the computer.â&#x20AC;? Currahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steps for success: â&#x20AC;˘ Ask fans to talk about you â&#x20AC;˘Â Listen to the conversation â&#x20AC;˘ Respond to the conversation â&#x20AC;˘ Create value â&#x20AC;˘ Make best fans feel like heroes â&#x20AC;˘ Wash, rinse and repeat That said, social media is not free, as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time-consuming to manage. Nor is it a magic bullet or a replacement for traditional advertising in print media and other venues, he said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all needed in this day and age.

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The administrative office of The Advocates in Hailey received a fresh coat of paint from Zions Bank employees last week as part of the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 23rd annual Painta-Thon service project. Employees from Zions Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood River Valley and Bryan Furlong, area president for Zions Bank, provide a fresh Hailey Financial coat of paint to The Advocates in Hailey as part of the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centers painted 23rd annual Paint-a-Thon service project. and freshened including a staffed shelter, crisis inthe interior of The Advocates, a local organiza- tervention, safety planning, support tion that seeks to prevent domestic groups, and legal assistance, as well violence and sexual assault through as prevention programs in the schools education, shelter and supportive ser- and community. Zions Bank operates 26 full-service vices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zions Bank strives to create value financial centers in Idaho and 102 fiin our communities, and this is a great nancial centers throughout Utah. In way to do that,â&#x20AC;? said Zions Bank Area addition to offering a wide range of President Bryan Furlong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helping traditional banking services, Zions our community organizations make Bank is also a leader in small business enhancements to their facilities is a lending and has ranked as the No. 1 rewarding service project, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lender of U.S. Small Business Adminissomething we look forward to doing tration 7(a) loans in Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boise District for the past 11 consecutive years. with our families each year.â&#x20AC;? The Advocatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; professionally Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been trained staff and volunteers offer serving the communities of the Intermore than 30 free, essential services mountain West for 140 years. Info: in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, available at www.zionsbank.com.

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Higher Ground Sun Valley Recreation Program staff members moved into new office space at the Wood River Community Y last week as part of a shared effort between the two organizations to increase collaboration and maximize recreation services for people of all abilities throughout the Valley. Jason Fry, CEO of the Y, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Higher Ground Sun Valley, like the Y, believes that each individual has the potential to be great. Together, we will have the ability to impact the lives of more kids and families in order to truly strengthen the foundation of our community.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This move will open doors that allow unprecedented development within our programs and our community,â&#x20AC;? notes Kate Weihe, Higher Ground Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are also excited to incorporate our therapeutic recreation activities into the Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curriculum to increase opportunities for our local population of individuals with disabilities.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;With how perfectly our missions and programming align, the partnership is a no-brainer,â&#x20AC;? said Liz Clark, health and wellness director at the Y. For more information contact Kate Weihe at 208-726-9298 or kate@highergroundsv.org

Ketchum Bridge Players Win Titles

Jim Siegel of Ketchum has been named a gold life master in bridge, a rank that puts him in the top 5 percent of bridge players in the nation. In addition, Jo Murray, also of Ketchum, has been named a bronze life master. Siegel now has more than 2,500 master points, or points earned by winning competitive bridge games and tournaments. He won the final points for his new rank at in Gatlinburg, Tenn., which hosts the largest regional bridge tournament in the country each year. Murray now has more than 500 masterpoints. She won the final points needed for the rank in a recent tournament in Twin Falls. A life master is described by the American Contract Bridge League as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most highly sought level of bridge achievement.â&#x20AC;? It requires earning 300 masterpoints. The new rankings for Siegel and Murray show that they have earned far more points than the minimum required for the title. The Wood River Valley will offer bridge games five days a week starting in July, as well as lessons for beginning and intermediate players. For information, contact Murray at jo@ sunvalleybridge.com or 720-1501 or Peter Gray at 726-5997. Additional information is available at www.sunvalleybridge.com and www.woodriverbridge.com.

Former Music Exec. New Opera CEO

Sun Valley Opera announces the election of Edwin Outwater III as its new chairman and CEO. Outwater, originally from Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of USC, has been a full-time resident of Ketchum for 13 years. After a long career with Warner Bros., in the recording industry, he started his own digital restoration and archiving operation, which was acquired by the entertainment-services division of record-storage giant Iron Mountain, Inc. (NYSE IRM), and now operates in the U.S. and abroad as Iron Mountain Digital Studios. Outwater replaces Clif Rippon, who guided the organization from its formative stages to its growth as a viable and respected community arts organization. During his tenure, Sun Valley Opera grew from an all-volunteer organization to hiring an executive director, presenting concerts in the Sun Valley Pavilion, sponsoring the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, and expanding the board of directors. Executive Director Mary Jo Helmeke stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a small arts organization we have been extremely fortunate to have had two outstanding gentlemen as chairman and CEO who have a love for music and illustrious careers in the business sector. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but see great things happening in the future for our organization.â&#x20AC;?


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aralyzed by polio, Doc Pomus didn’t exactly cut the rug on the dance floor. But that didn’t stop this Jewish blues singer and songwriter, whose real name was Jerome Felder, from writing “Save the Last Dance for Me”—one of the hits of the Fifties. A documentary of Pomus, who championed black rhythm and blues musicians and also wrote “A Teenager in Love,” “This Magic Moment,” Turn Me Loose” and “Young Blood,” will lead off the new Wood River Jewish Film Festival this month in Ketchum. “A.K.A. Doc Pomus,” which won the grand prize at the Stony Brook Film Festival and “Audience Favorite” awards at other festivals, will be shown free of charge at 6 p.m. Monday at The Community Library. “It’s one of America’s great untold stories,” said Linda Cooper, who is among those organizing the festival. “People will want to get up and dance.” “A.K.A” will be followed up on Monday, July 15, with “A Matter of Size,” an adorable romantic comedy about overweight people learning to accept themselves that Cooper promises will keep audiences smiling all the way through. The film won more than 10 film festival top honors in U.S. film festivals and several Israeli Academy Awards. “Orchestra of Exiles,” directed by Academy Award-nominated Josh Aronson, will conclude the festival on Monday, July 22. It is the story of Bronilslaw Huberman, a prodigy violinist who saved a thousand of Europe’s top Jewish musicians, family members and friends from obliteration by the Nazis by relocating them to Palestine where they started a new orchestra. Film chair Linda Cooper served on a film committee in San Diego where she and her husband Jay have a second home. “I love films and I love being Jewish—there are so many delicious things about it,” she said. “The whole story and history of the development of Israel and

“I thought this festival would be nice for the Jewish community and the non-Jewish community as well. [None of the films are religious.] We also stayed away from showing political films because they can be divisive with what’s going on in the world.”

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how it became a state is one of the wonders of the world. I thought this festival would be nice for the Jewish community and the non-Jewish community, as well.” Cooper reviewed 50 films, picking three. If the film festival proves a hit, she’ll try to include more films next year. None of the films are religious. Rather, they explore different aspects of Jewish culture that should appeal to anyone. “We also stayed away from showing political films because they can be divisive with what’s going on in the world,” Cooper said. “The films we ended up with are just wonderful awardtws winning films.”

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RUSCH INTO IT, from page 1

“No one says, ‘I want to ride a bike to get hurt,’” Rebecca Rusch tells the girls. “It’s more fun if your equipment’s working properly. Make sure the wheel is on all the way. Imagine if your wheel fell off while you were riding.”

Rebecca Rusch tells the girls that she uses one finger to brake instead of three—that way you have more control. “Sometimes I use my index finger; sometimes, I use my middle finger.”

ing—she even floated the Grand Canyon in low water during winter on a boogie board. But biking was her least favorite sport until she realized she could go farther on a bike than she could on her two feet. “For me, all these things I do are about adventure, exploration. I used to run track but I couldn’t stand running around a track—I much preferred cross-country, where you didn’t know what was around the next turn. I can’t even imagine swimming laps where you’re looking at the bottom of the pool the whole time,” she said.

A home with a garage Rusch was introduced to Sun Valley by Sun Valley native Pat Harper, a teammate in Eco challenge races through such countries as Morocco. “I came to visit and never left,” she said. “I drove in from the south and said this doesn’t look like very much—he’d told me how beautiful it was here. But as I got closer the beauty began to unfold. That was 12 years ago and it’s become the first place I’ve put down roots since I was a kid. We have so many great trails right out our doors, and it’s a great place to return to unpack and pack my bags. I’m even upgrading to a new home with a garage, which should tell you something.” Rusch has paid enough dues that she is now supported by a long list of sponsors that includes Red Bull, Specialized, GU, Garmin, Smith Optics, Camelbak and Salomon. They and prize money from her races allow her to earn a living as a professional athlete. Some, like SRAM, also provide her the opportunity to offer many of her clinics free of charge. Rusch, who worked on call for the Ketchum Fire Department as she built sponsor support, enlists the aid of other athletes in her clinics to give them exposure. And she changes clinics up every year to offer clinics in different places. “People say, ‘You’re not coming to Pennsylvania this year?’ and I say, ‘No, but you can do a clinic.’” That gets other people started offering clinics. When I went to bike races, I saw a whole bunch of women who were not signing up for races. They were intimidated to go to a bike shop—it was like going to an auto mechanic; they didn’t want to look like idiots. The more clinics people like myself offer, the more we can change that.” Rusch’s persistence at giving

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back to her sport has earned her the admiration of Ketchum cyclists like Karoline Droege. “I know a few professional athletes who are all amazing at what they do. For me, what separates Rebecca as a professional is that she is not only the best at what she does, she is also incredible at giving back to her sport. She is an inspiration to all of the women that she coaches in her Gold Rusch Tour events. She inspires people she races with to be better,” Droege said. “She is a spokeswoman for trail advocacy, she picks up a shovel and helps with local trail building/maintenance. She looks for opportunities to give back and to grow the sport of mountain biking at every turn. And when the gun goes off at the starting line, there’s nobody who is mentally tougher than Rebecca. Her ability to ignore pain and to keep moving forward is uncanny.”

The Queen of Pain In fact, Rusch’s affinity for the toughest, longest bike races on Planet Earth have earned her the nickname “Queen of Pain.” Those rides offer a state of meditative bliss for her. “What I love about long events is the fact that I have one goal. I’m not distracted by e-mails, the business of life. I start and I finish and I ride in between. When you’re out three or four hours, everything’s stripped away. You eat, drink, and focus.” That’s not to say unexpected obstacles don’t appear. On the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail through Utah and Colorado, where she crushed her opponents, she was speeding down the trail on her Specialized 5B Works bike when she crashed two hours in, dislocating her finger. She relocated her finger and got back on her bike, only to have her headlamp go out about 4 a.m. Knowing the sun wouldn’t come up for another two hours, she ran her bike along the trail. Then, as her eyes adjusted to the dark, she got back on it and rode the most technical part of the trail by the light of the moon. “People ask, ‘Did you think about quitting?’ I said, ‘No. You grow as a person when you face up to challenges.’ If you sail along and everything’s easy, you don’t grow.” Rusch loves that her Wheel Girls often get their mothers involved in mountain biking. “It’s like when a Nordic skier signs up to do the Boulder Mountain Tour. They may come in last, but they’ve put themselves out there. Everyone who tries something scary comes out smil-

“I Came [to Sun Valley] to visit and never left. That was 12 years ago and it’s become the first place I’ve put down roots since I was a kid. We have so many great trails right out our doors…”

Rebecca Rusch, shown here encouraging the Wheel Girls in their downhill, crosstrains during winter with cross-country and backcountry skiing. But she’ll head to South America for a week in January and Arizona for a week in February to get her bike legs under her before racing season starts.

–REBECCA RUSCH ing at the end.” Anja Jensen said she joined Wheel Girls because her mother said she’d like it. “I do like it,” she said. “We get to learn new stuff and learn it in a fun way.” “What’s really cool about Wheel Girls is that even though the idea is for Rebecca to coach and provide inspiration for the girls, it’s the girls who really inspire Rebecca,” added Droege. “She is constantly amazed at how good the girls are at acquiring new skills, being resilient, picking themselves up when they’re down and following Rebecca’s three rules: Try, Laugh and Cheer (for yourself and others). It’s an amazing program all around.” Scary for Rusch is looking back and realizing how little she knew about nutrition and training in her early days. “Before, I trained on cold pizza and Cheetos. Now, I know it really does matter what you fuel yourself with,” said Rusch, who buys a lot less food in packages, makes her own bread and cooks more things with foodstuffs like quinoa. Rusch also has a coach who has trained Olympians. Among his suggestions: use a power meter on the bike that shows her how much force she’s using in pedaling.

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Rebecca Rusch has a mix of older bikes for running errands and cruising around town.

“Better nutrition, coaching— these are the reasons I’m getting faster at age 44,” she said. “I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and training. I know to recover and rest more. People think I’m out training 10 hours a day but, with better coaching, I’m learning ways to accomplish more in less time.”

Rebecca’s Private Idaho As part of giving back, Rusch is hosting a new event, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, on Labor Day weekend. The gravel-grinding, lung-busting dirt tour will take riders across Trail Creek Summit, benefitting the Wood River Bicycle Coalition and World Bicycle Relief. Rusch was inspired by a 200mile gravel road ride in Kansas, and some of those she met on

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that ride are among those who have already signed up to come here for her event, along with bikers from as far away as New York City. “I’ve always wanted to host an event, bring people here, show them Idaho the way I was shown it,” she said. “And I can make it a give-back sort of thing.” That said, it’s turned out to be one of the scariest endeavors she’s ever undertaken, ranking right up there with a run-in with a sheepdog on the trail, as she tries to put the logistics of food, communications and fire department support together. She hopes to make it an annual event. “Having the national mountain bike races here has opened us up to having bike events just like ski events.” tws


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was once asked to teach a high school class about popular music. After some contemplation, I decided that I would talk about the contribution that America has made to contemporary music. I asked the class, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is the only type of music originated in America?â&#x20AC;? One student responded â&#x20AC;&#x153;country music!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;? I replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;country music came from English and Celtic folk traditions, filtered through, but not originating in America.â&#x20AC;? Another said â&#x20AC;&#x153;blues!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting closer,â&#x20AC;? I answered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but, like country music, blues was based on folk music brought over from Africa rather than the British and Irish Isles.â&#x20AC;? One more student raised his hand and shouted out â&#x20AC;&#x153;punk rock!â&#x20AC;? I laughed and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That may be true, but punk was

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just a sub-genre of rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll, which was a fusion of country and blues.â&#x20AC;? I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only truly original American music is jazz.â&#x20AC;? I received nothing but blank stares and one â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really?â&#x20AC;? that echoed from the back of the class. Yes, jazz. On this Fourth of July, we can celebrate a true American art form and those artists who made it possible: Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Smith, Gil Evans and countless other musicians who helped create and further the only true American music. This Independence Day be patriotic, play some jazz; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American made. tws

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CGI Overkill T BY JONATHAN KANE

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t may be possible to make a worse film than Man of Steel but it would be a tough trick to pull off. Wait, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wrong, it really isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possible to make a worse film. In the new Superman epic, directed very poorly by Zack Snyder and filmed in depressing grey tones, this new, darker Superman has not only lost all the color suggested by comic books, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also lost (dare I say it) his bright red short-shorts. Is there no end to the indignity of it all? Of course, Hollywood is to blame for this mess of a summer blockbuster, but when these films make so much money, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a true blood capitalist to do? Of course, the kicker in all these films is the epic ending, complete with explosions and wide-scale mayhem, but nothing can touch the bloated and endless last 45 minutes of this mess. Never has CGI been so overused to mind-numbing effect. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think there is enough Excedrin in the world to wash away the headache as Superman battles to the death with General Zod to

wo groups of most agreeableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if rather smellyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;goats ate their way through the knapweed and other noxious weeds lining the bike path along Buttercup Road last week. The goats started out this week at near East Fork Road and The Valley Club. This is the third year the goats have been used as an alternative to pesticides. PHOTOS: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

save the planet. You see, Zod has been searching the universe for Superman because he carries the DNA strain that will resurrect Krypton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the world that Superman was jettisoned from as a baby as the planet imploded. That much comes from the original comic and there are some few tiny moments in the back story that bring back memories of the original. But where is Clark Kent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ace reporter? Certainly not in this story, along with any semblance of humor or credible filmmaking. We also meet Lois Lane (now a Pulitzer Prize winner) being played by the wonderful Amy Adams in a manner that shows she would rather be somewhere else. So would we if we were unfortunate enough to plunk down some cash to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;entertained.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tws

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Fireworks Safety this Independence Day With the recent rash of lightning caused fire activity on nearly all corners of the Twin Falls District BLM, it further emphasizes the need for extreme caution this Independence Day. The Twin Falls District BLM firefighters would like your help to ensure that everyone has a safe and fire-free Fourth of July. When lighting fireworks, you can prevent wildfires by taking the following precautions: ¡ Light fireworks only in areas devoid of vegetation ¡ Have a bucket of water on hand to dispose of used fireworks ¡ Do not light fireworks on public lands Clearly, wildfire activity has increased significantly over the past few days due to the weather. The Idaho Fire Prevention Order which is in effect until October 20, 2013, is designed to prevent human caused wildfires on public land. Until it is lifted, the following are prohibited on public lands within the State of Idaho: ¡ Discharging, using, or possessing fireworks ¡ Discharging a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition ¡ Burning, igniting or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, plastic or explosive material (including

exploding targets) that may cause a fire Violations of the 2013 Fire Prevention Order may result in a $1,000 fine, up to one year in prison and restitution for wildfire suppression and rehabilitation costs for any fire resulting from those actions. The BLM hopes that everyone will celebrate our Independence Day in a safe and responsible manner. Please do your part and report any fires by dialing 1-800-974-2373 or #FIRE from any cell phone. For further information, contact Josh Olsen (208)-3085991.

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very terrestrial summer is ahead of us! The dry spring and projected heat for the next few months bodes well for trout anglers and fish alike when it comes to big fly opportunities this summer. If you’ve paid very close attention lately you will notice a few things. First, there are ants everywhere! Ants are turning up in all kids of places, most are small, but if these little ones are prolific, chances are the flying ants will be as well. Keep some patterns in your box, because this activity can pop up at any time this summer, on any day, morning, noon or night. Once fish lock on Ants hitting the water, it’s hard to get them to look at anything else. Next is the Cicada. The Cicada population is big this year, and should only get bigger. These tree dwelling terrestrials make fish crazy and fat at the same time. You can find Cicada action on almost all rivers, with the South Fork of the Boise and the Big Wood being some of the best places. Cicadas love the heat and get louder and louder as summer moves forward. They fall in the rivers quite frequently and represent and enormous amount of calories to a trout. This is another fly not to leave home without! Finally, the baby Hoppers have hatched and from what we can see there is a massive amount of them. The dry ground most likely helped this hatch along, and the dry summer coming up is going to force these insects to the river’s edge in search of greener grasses. Anglers can plan on fishing baby hoppers within the next 2 to 3 weeks and adults soon after. The bulk of what we have seen are pale yellow and tan. Hoppers work on all our area waters. The Dave’s Hopper is excellent on the Big Wood and Upper Lost, and foam patterns like the Club Sandwich or the Morrish Hopper are excellent choices on Silver Creek the South Fork of the Boise and the Salmon River. One thing you can be sure of is there will be a Hopper shortage when it comes to fly inventories this season. The major fly tying companies are still playing catch up from last year, so many shops are low on inventory across the board. We ordered early and have plenty of selection so come by Picabo Angler and we’ll help you get set up for all the above mentioned terrestrials.

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Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival - today includes Local Stoker Rides and the Ketchum Criterium. Info/full schedule: RideSunValley.com FREE Screening of We Are Tiwi - 5 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Followed by an artist chat with Pedro Wonaemerri. Info: 726-3493 Yoga and Breath with Victoria Roper - 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Alturas Plaza, Hailey Animal Shelter Hikin’ Buddies Program, take a Shelter dog for a hike - 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Adam’s Gulch Trailhead (weather permitting). Info: 788-4351 or animalshelterwrv.org Books and Babies - 10 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Story Mania - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hailey Public Library. A book-lovin’ story hour featuring passionate parents and volunteers. All ages. Info: HaileyPublicLibrary.org or 788-2036. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Info: 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meeting - 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. New Moms Support Group - 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the River Run Rooms at St. Luke’s Hospital. Info: 727-8733 Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. FREE Blood Pressure Checks, hosted by St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center - 1 to 3 p.m. at Hailey Post Office No appt. necessary. Info: 727-8733 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan - 2 to 3:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478  Intermediate bridge lessons - 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@ jomurray.com. SunValleyBridge.com WRHS Chess Club - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rm. C214 at the Wood River High School, Hailey. FREE for all ages. Info: 450-9048. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support groups for friends and families of persons living with mental illness - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office, corner of Main and Maple, lower level, Hailey. Info: 309-1987. Plant. Water. Grow. - 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the

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The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden, Hailey. Info: 788-0121 S TBA - 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Wicked Spud, Hailey. No cover Duplicate bridge game for all levels - 7 to 10 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@ sunvalleybridge.com. SunValleyBridge. com

In Other Desert Cities, Keith Moore as the father has a difficult time bringing himself to read his daughter’s memoir. The daughter is played by Hanna Cheek. COURTESY PHOTO: KIRSTEN SHULTZ

Company of Fools presents Other Desert Cities - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets/Info: 578-9122 or companyoffools.org Days of the Old West Rodeo - 7:30 p.m. at the Hailey Rodeo Park. Tickets/Info: 7884996 or 720-7798 S Josh Powell Band - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover

thursday, 7.4.13

Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast with the Scouts - 7 to 10:30 a.m. at The Grange Hall, Hailey. Info: haileyidaho.com or 788-3484 Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival - today includes Local Stoker Rides and the Hailey Fourth of July Criterium Bike Race. Info/ full schedule: RideSunValley.com Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Children’s Carnival - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Farmers’ Market lot in Hailey. Info: haileyidaho.com or 788-3484 Yoga and the Breath w/Victoria Roper - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the BCRD Fitworks Yoga Studio, Hailey. Wildflower Walk with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and the ERC - meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Garden, and leave from there for various spots. Info: 726-9358

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3484 Fourth of July Parade - 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Main Street, Hailey. Info: haileyidaho. com or 788-3484 Criterium Bike Race - begins immediately after the parade. Info: Powerhouse at 788-9184 or BCRD at 578-2273. Hailey’s Antique Market - afternoon at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory (early birds welcome today). Info: Alee at 720-1146 or haileyantiques@aol.com Movie and Popcorn for $1 - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey.

_ Freedom Street Dance - 2 to 10 p.m. in the Hailey Square (Croy St.) with music, vendors and fun from 2 to 10 p.m. (Bands include Swagger, Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, Pause for the Cause and Hoodwink) Free, but donations accepted for the Hailey Fireworks Fund. Info: haileyidaho.com or 788-3484 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  2 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. Info: 726-5997 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall, Hailey. Walker Center Early Recovery & Alumni Support Group - 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Sun Club South, Hailey. Info: 720-6872 or 539-3771 S Ketchum Town Square Tunes presents Electric Snack - 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Ketchum Town Square. Ladies’ Night - 6 to 9 p.m. at The Bead Shop/Bella Cosa Studio, Hailey. Info: 7886770 Company of Fools presents Other Desert Cities - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets/Info: 578-9122 or companyoffools.org Educators night Days of the Old West Rodeo - 7:30 p.m. at the Hailey Rodeo Park. Tickets/Info: 7884996 or 720-7798 S MASSV Pre Party with Pool Party and Raashan Ahmad preforming live. At Whiskey Jacques. www.whiskeyjaques. com. S George Devore - 8 p.m. at Mahoney’s, Bellevue. Fireworks - begin at dusk in Hailey. Watch from our favorite spot in Hailey (in the eastern sky near WRHS) Info: haileyidaho.com or 788-3484 Sun Valley Ice Show featuring U.S. Gold Medalist Ryan Bradley. Tickets/Info: 6226135 or sunvalley.com.

friday, 7.5.13

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival - today includes Local Stoker Rides, MASSV Music Festival and Kids MTB Race. Info/full schedule: RideSunValley.com Hailey’s Antique Market - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory. Info: Alee at 720-1146 or haileyantiques@aol.com

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Fourth of July Parade Parking Lot Party - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover Stella’s 30 minute meditation class (beginner level) - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. FREE. 726-6274. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Ice Cream Social with Sun Valley Center for the Arts - 12 to 4 p.m. at The Center, Hailey. Info: haileyidaho.com or 788-

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S MASSV (Music and Arts Showcase Sun Valley) - all day at River Run, at the base of Baldy, Ketchum. Free Sun Valley Story Tour - board a Mountain Rides bus at 10:15 a.m. outside the Visitor Center, Ketchum. Info: 7887433 Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468.

Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. 727-9622. Afternoon Bridge - 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  2 to 3:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@sunvalleybridge.com. SunValleyBridge.com. Community School All-Alumni Reunion - 4 p.m. (through 12 p.m., July 7). Various activities and fees. Schedule/Info: 622-3960 x165 or kdetwiler@communityschool.org/alumni Booksigning with Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams, who cowrote “Running With Nature” - 5 p.m. at Iconoclast Books, Ketchum. Gallery Walk - 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries in Ketchum. Info: svgalleries.org or 726-5512 Company of Fools presents Other Desert Cities - 8 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets/Info: 578-9122 or companyoffools.org S DJN8 Spinning on the 1’s and 2’s. At Whiskey Jacques. Doors open at 9 p.m. www.whiskeyjaques.com.

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Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival - today includes USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike Nat’l Championships, and the Sun Valley Bald Juan XC Mountain Bike Race. Info/full schedule: RideSunValley.com

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Paint the Town 5k presented by Janel Passey as her senior project - begins 8 a.m. at the Wood River High School campus, Hailey. $20/adult, $10/youth (17 and under); $40/family of 4. Register online at imathlete.com/events/PaintTheTown5k. First 200 people registerd will be guaranteed their individual packets of powder paint to throw. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run- WRV and Higher Ground Hailey’s Antique Market - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory. Info: Alee at 720-1146 or haileyantiques@aol.com S MASSV (Music and Arts Showcase Sun Valley) - all day at River Run, at the base of Baldy, Ketchum.

_ Garden Tour, a benefit for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets/Info: sbgarden.org Saturday Storytime - 10 a.m. at the Children’s Library in The Community Library, Ketchum. FREE. Info: 726-3493 Town Walk with Shelter Dogs around the community - 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square. Get exercise and meet some Shelter Dogs. FREE. Info: 208-7884351 Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9600. S George King - 6 to 9 p.m., on the

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sunday, 7.7.13

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival - today includes Women’s Only Mountain Bike Ride With Juli Furtado. Info/full schedule: RideSunValley.com

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NAMIBikes Sun Valley, a benefit for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - check-in and continental breakfast at 8 a.m. at the River Run parking lot, Ketchum. Info: call 309-1987, e-mail namiwrv@gmail.com or visit FightStigmaand Ride.org

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Hailey’s Antique Market - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory. Info: Alee at 720-1146 or haileyantiques@aol.com Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  5 to 6:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478

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ABBA and the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra perform at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Tickets on sale April 1. Diva Tickets: SunValleyOpera.com or 726-0991; General admission: seats.sunvalley.com or 622-2135 S Mark Mueller - 6 to 9 p.m., on the deck at Lefty’s Bar & Grill, Ketchum. No cover S Jazz in the Park presents Alan Pennay & Cheryl Morrell - 6 to 8 p.m., at Ketchum’s Rotary Park. Free playreading of Collateral Damage – 7 p.m., at the nexStage, Ketchum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. S The Leana Leach Trio in the Duchin Room. 8:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. Pop, rock, boogie and blues. S Young Dubliners - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. $15

monday, 7.8.13

Toddler Story Time - 10:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen - 12:15

to 1 p.m. at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria), Ketchum. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. Info: 726-5997. Intermediate Bridge Lessons - 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@ jomurray.com. SunValleyBridge.com Feldenkrais - 3:45 p.m. at BCRD. Comfortable clothing and an inquiring mind are all that is needed to join this non-competitive floor movement class. Gentle Iyengar Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - MOVE Studio, Ketchum. All levels welcome. Info: StudioMoveKetchum.com NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill “Connections” Recovery Support Group for persons living with mental illness - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lower level, Hailey. Info: 309-1987 Grow for the Hungry - 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden, Hailey. Volunteers needed to help in the garden. Info: 720-1521 _ Charity Trivia Night - 8 p.m. at Lefty’s Bar & Grill in Ketchum. $15 per team up to six people - 1/3 of entry fee goes back to local non-profits. Info: Gary, 725-5522 S Young Dubliners - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. $15 S Chali 2na with The House of Vibe. At Whiskey Jacques. Doors open at 9 p.m. www.whiskeyjaques.com.

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Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Plant. Water. Grow. - 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden, Hailey. Info: 788-0121 Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Children’s Library Science time w/Ann Christensen, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Library of The Community Library, Ketchum Mommy Yoga - ages infant to walking. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wood River Community YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. Rotary Club of Ketchum/Sun Valley meeting - 12 to 1:15 p.m. at Rico’s, Ketchum. Info: Rotary.org Guided Meditation - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River, Chapel. Info: 727-8733 Blood Pressure Check - 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Wood River Farmers’ Market, locally grown, raised and hand-crafted products - 2 to 6 p.m. at 4th Street, Heritage Corridor, Ketchum. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granery, Hailey. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  2 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info:

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Wood River Farmers’ Market in Ketchum will have a special event market on East Ave. in the middle of the Criterion Race from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. They will be closed in Hailey on Thursday, July 4. PHOTO: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

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HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate bridge game for those new to duplicate - 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@ sunvalleybridge.com. SunValleyBridge. com Weight Watchers - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. FREE Hailey Community Meditation - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, across from Hailey Atkinsons’. All welcome, chairs and cushions available. Info: 721-2583 Free talk with Kurt Koontz, former Michron Technology execurive and author of A Million Steps - 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. Q&A to follow Dog Handling Volunteer Training for Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley - 6 to 7 p.m. at the Shelter. FREE. RSVP: Britanny at 208-788-4351 FREE Fly Casting Clinics w/Sturtevants - 6 to 7 p.m. at Atkinson’s Park, Ketchum. All abilities welcome. No pre-reg required, just bring your rod, or use one provided. Info: 208-726-4501 Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cody Acupuncture Clinic, Hailey. Info: 720-7530. S Ketch’em Alive presents Incendio, from LA with Latin guitar world fusion and opening act Electric Snack - 7 to 9 p.m. in the Forest Service Park, Ketchum. FREE

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James Orr - 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of Redfish Lake Lodge. Info: redfishlake. com

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Stanley Fourth of July - annual kids’ parade and evening fireworks display in Stanley City Center. Info: stanleycc.org

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Idaho Wolves with Carter Niemeyer, sponsored by the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association - 5 p.m. at the Stanley Museum and again at 8 p.m. at the Redfish Center & Gallery. Info: discoversawtooth.org. Free S Muzzie Braun - 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of Redfish Lake Lodge. Info: redfishlake.com S Bobos in the Park - 6 to 10 p.m., at the West Magic Resort. Info: 487-2571 or visit facebook.com/westmagicresort

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Service Saturday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Craters of the Moon Nat’l Monument. Projects range from basic trail work to building wildlife-friendly fences and more. Info/reservation: Volunteer coordinator at 208-527-1332 Stanley Public Library grand opening celebration. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for more info call 208-774-2470 or stanley.id.library@ gmail.com.

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unners are being encouraged to Paint the Town in all shades of paint colors with a most colorful fun run on Saturday. Janel Passey, a senior at Wood River High School, is organizing a color run called Paint the Town 5K on Saturday as part of her senior project. This is the first year Wood River High School has offered seniors the opportunity to complete their project during the summer before school begins, according to Heather Crocker, director of communication for the Blaine County School District. Runners will be doused with colored paint powder at four different color stations during the run. The proceeds will go to Girls on the Run and Higher Ground Sun Valley. Girls on the Run builds self-esteem in girls through running. Higher Ground offers recreational opportunities to those with disabilities, including military veterans who have been injured in Afghanistan or Iraq. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a passionate runner and I love giving to others,â&#x20AC;? said Passey.

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Color runs may have their inspiration in Indian festivals in which celebrants are doused with colored paint. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve becoming increasingly popular, spreading across the world from South America to Boise, which recently had its own color run. An official entity known as The Color Run kicked off in January 2012 and has grown to more than a hundred events with a million-plus participants in 2013. Passeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run will start at 8 a.m. at the Wood River High School dirt parking lot and wind through the neighborhoods of Deerfield, Old Hailey and Foxmoor before returning to the high school. Runners are cautioned to wear white shirts and sunglasses or eye protection. Everyone should be prepared to be covered in color by the time they reach the finish line. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youth 17 and under and $40 for a family of four. Race day registration is an additional $5. The first 200 registered will be guaranteed individual packets of powder paint to throw. To register go to http://imathlete.com/events/PainttheTown5k tws

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Courtney Hamilton Earns Degree

Courtney Hamilton of Hailey has graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor of arts in public policy analysis and a minor in politics. The collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 120th commencement exercises were held on May 19, 2013. She is a graduate of Community School, and the daughter of Tim and Sue Hamilton, of Hailey.

Woodyard Wilson Scholarship

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipient of the Woodyard-Wilson scholarship is William Jablonski. Jablonski is entering a construction-related field this fall. Sue Woodyard presented the scholarship, which is in memory of Jim Woodyard, who was very active in the Construction Academy at Wood River High School, and Dave Wilson of Wilson Construction.

Stowe Scholarships

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Contractors Association of the Wood River Valley awarded four scholarships in memory of one of its very active members, Greg Stowe. Pictured are Jane Miley of the BCAWRV, with Jose Blanco, Nicolaus Brunker, and Colton Shotis, recipients, and Kim Baker of the BCAWRV. Not pictured is Kori Paradis, who was also a recipient.

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ack Rizzo, Wood River High School junior, is an avid freestyle skier and plies his trade by being a member of the Sun Valley Ski Team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love skiing, and freestyle really lets me express myself. There is nothing more satisfying than executing a flip perfectly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes me the happiest,â&#x20AC;? Rizzo said with a smile. He is so adept that he competed in the junior nationals in the dual moguls competition last year and placed 17th out of 50. But before he hits the slopes again this winter Rizzo will be navigating the Middle Fork in a kayak as an apprentice guide for the Orange Torpedo River Company based out of Oregon. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on trips with them the last three years and this summer was lucky enough to be hired on. He will be on the river from July 9 to August 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be going on two consecutive trips with probably one day off between them. It will be a tough experience but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about it. There will be a lot of work and most of it will be really physical. Besides the paddling, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll set up and take down the camps and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also do all the cooking.â&#x20AC;? To prepare, Rizzo went on a four-day training session in Oregon that was comprised of two day-trips and one two-day excursion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went out with experienced guides and they taught us everything they could. This included good rowing techniques, safe portage and helping people look out for water hazards in the river. For me, I just love being on the river. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been

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kayaking since I was twelve and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a big adrenaline rush to go through the rapids.â&#x20AC;? Born in San Francisco, Rizzo moved here with his parents when he was five years old. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also when he first went skiing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started on Baldy first. My dad took me up and pushed me down the hill and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Go,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? he said with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At seven, I joined the ski team and then at nine the race team, where I focused on downhill and slalom. At twelve, I switched to freestyle because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy racing as much anymore. Freestyle is much more relaxed and a lot less strict. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also less focused on drills and training. In freestyle

you have a lot more fun. You just go on the course and ski it. We start in early December and ski until the mountain closes. We compete every week beginning in January and all the home competitions are on Baldy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a fun sport to do. People on the team are great and a lot of fun to hang around with. Freestyle also adds a whole new dynamic to skiing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both tricks and competition. Not only is it enjoyable to do a flip, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also quite a challenge.â&#x20AC;? tws

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Jon Adams, Wood Creations

have lived in Hailey almost 11 years, having moved from Sacramento, Calif., where I worked for a liquid and solid rocket company. I have stayed here because of family, fishing, and the beauty of Idaho. I started doing woodworking when I was 12 years old, but not seriously until 1990. My brother, Dr. Thomas Adams, was my biggest influence. He taught me many processes in my earlier years. The rest of my training was self-taught. I started making raised dog and cat dishes here in Hailey because of so many animals in this area. I also make hand-turned hardwood bowls, cedar chests, redwood burl tables, shaker benches, and cutting boards. I also make custom pieces including floating bookcases, burl tables and custom dog dishes. I am

the only woodworker who sells at the Ketchum and Hailey Farmers’ Markets each year. All of my art is functional, a requirement of all my pieces. Wood is a terrific and satisfying medium in which to work – nature provides most of the beauty. I have participated in the Ketchum Arts Festival for two years. The organizers and the vendors make it a special event. The satisfaction of having someone want something you have made by hand makes it all worthwhile. To a beginner, I would say don’t be afraid of failures as they are an important part of learning. Persevere and never give up. (Find Jon Adams at the Ketchum Arts Festival, July 12-14. You can also call 208788-4271 or e-mail jandmadams@q.com. ) tws

Orchestra Hosts Music and Margaritas

Hilarie Neely and Nancy Winton enjoy a margarita by Blackbird Pond, which sits in the backyard of Jon and Linda Thorson’s home north of Hailey.

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ormally, musicians in the Sun Valley area don’t have to worry about heat affecting the tuning of their instruments. But Susan Snyder and other members of the Wood River Community Orchestra were sweating it Sunday evening as the temperature climbed to 93 degrees in Hailey as they prepared to play for their Music and Margaritas fundraiser party.

Of course, their fears were easily soothed by a glass of wine. Patrons had no problem keeping their cool under the towering trees that border the impressive Blackbird Pond in the garden at the home of Jon and Linda Thorson north of Hailey. The pond, which is fed by the Hiawatha canal, got its name from the blackbirds that faithfully return to the area every Feb. 23, said Linda Thorson. tws

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Kids Garden Teaches Deadheading and More STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

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ust five years ago it was a neglected patch of land covered with knapweed. But now this small triangular plot of land north of Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum is a source of wonder, blooming with possibility for children in the Atkinson Park Youth Recreation Program. The children tromp through the garden each day, planting seeds, watching them emerge from the soil and learning about the bugs that nurture them. Then they savor their freshness and crispness. “We teach kids how to garden and eat healthy foods,” said Poo Wright-Pulliam, who took over the program last summer. The park was created by a group of people who sat down to figure out what the greatest use would be and decided upon the community children’s garden, said Master Gardener Dawn Peterson. “We thought in economic times like these we need to get back to being self-sufficient and we need to teach people how to do that. We decided to start with the kids and expand to adult education in the future.” The City of Ketchum donated the neglected weed patch. A host of individuals and businesses, including Sawtooth Wood Products, Bigwood Landscape, Building Materials Thrift Store, Flower Design Studio, Warm Springs Resort, Moss Gardens and Webb Landscape donated nearly $30,000 of recycled wood and other materials. And a number of volunteers, including children from Pioneer Montessori and Sun Valley Junior Hockey, pitched in to do the work. “It is one of a few low-cost, volunteer-driven, communitybased projects the Parks and Recreation Department has undertaken. The Parks and Recreation Department incurred only about $650 worth of outof-pocket expenses,” said Jen Smith, who heads up Ketchum’s Parks Department. The garden is modeled after a four-plot Tudor garden. Many ancient gardens took such a form based on Genesis: “A river went out of Eden to water the garden and from thence it was parted and became into four heads.” “This survived to the four-fold plots in Tudor gardens,” said Peterson. “Four is also the number of creation, the symbol of nature. There are four winds of heaven, four seasons and four corners of the earth.” There are eight 4-by-8 raised beds in the garden’s center, each divided into four sections, which are called Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. Arches covered with hops connect the beds and there’s been talk of a local brewery using the hops. Marigolds keep the insects down and flowers around the fence are designed to keep the sheep out as they pass by on their way to summer pastures. The remaining six raised beds are 4-by-12 and include the Grow-a-Row bed dedicated to provide food for The Hunger Coalition and a wheelchair-accessible bed. A gazebo storage shed completes the scene. Kids under the tutelage of gardeners like Alpha Herich and Natalie Kapp grow chives, arugula, beets, squash, cabbage, chard, tomatillos and lettuce worthy of blue ribbons at the Blaine County Fair. They learn about companion planting. And they learn to iden-

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Arches covered with hops connect the gardens within the garden.

The children grow a variety arugula, chard and lettuces that they use in their lunches.

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tify plants through scavenger hunts and other games. “I like it because this garden has all these different interesting things that are not in my garden at home—things I didn’t even know existed,” said Sarah Gallis, who was in on the beginning of the garden. “The garden’s really fun, especially when it comes to eating raspberries,” said Toby Molter. “I learned to deadhead,” said Dean Shaw. Lots of water fights come with gardening—provided the kids each pull five weeds first.

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And the garden has become a springboard for substituting healthier foods, such as veggies wrapped in pita bread, for cookies and chips in after-school programs. The kids have incorporated foodstuffs into healthy snacks, as well, making such things as rhubarb cookies. “We have nothing but healthy snacks now and the kids love it,” said Maggie Burbridge. “They seem to have more energy to play. And their parents are extremely grateful to have the kids tws eating healthier.”


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Stanley to Throw Party for New Library, Saturday

The tiny mountain town of Stanley has a brand new library, and the public is invited to a grand celebration and open house from 4 to 6 p.m., this Saturday, July 6. Stanley Community Library trustees, staff and volunteers led a capital campaign to raise nearly $600,000 in private funding for the new 2,050square-foot facility. Close to 300 individuals, businesses and foundations from around Idaho supported the project, which was completed without any tax dollars whatsoever. The new library is part of a larger development, Stanley Town Square, which includes retail and office space, several condos, and a café. Stanley’s library started as an allvolunteer organization in 1979 and became a local taxing district in 1998. For the past 13 years it was housed in a small rented house. The new facility adds shelving, workspace, a fireplace reading area, and a large community room, complete with a kitchen. The library is open 34 hours a week (42 hours in the summer) and provides 24/7 WiFi for locals and visitors. It has a collection of nearly 7,000 books and audio books, including a large selection of recently published fiction and nonfiction. Adult programs, like book club discussions and lectures, and children’s services, including weekly Story Time and a summer reading program, enrich the lives of Sawtooth Valley residents. The July 6 celebration will include a brief dedication ceremony starting at about 4:30 p.m. Appetizers, cake and drinks will be served. For more information, contact library director Jane Somerville, 208774-2470 or stanley.id.library@gmail. com

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Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association Summer Line-up

The Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association (SIHA) is excited to announce its summer program for 2013. The program is designed to help children and adults increase their awareness and enjoyment of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (Sawtooth NRA). Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series celebrate its sixth year with lectures every Friday evening from July 5 through Aug. 30. SIHA will host two lectures every Friday night, one at 5 p.m. at the Stanley Museum, and one at 8 p.m. at the Redfish Center & Gallery. The program features a range of topics including wolves, bats, stars, the Sawtooth Valley history, wilderness photography, salmon and birds of prey. In 2012, almost 1,000 people attended the lectures. SIHA programs are funded by book and map sales at 10 sales outlets that include eight on the Sawtooth and two on the Salmon-Challis National Forest as well as through donations, grants and memberships. SIHA is a nonprofit, member-based organization. All SIHA programs are free of charge, but donations are gladly accepted. For more information on SIHA and programs and membership, visit www.discoversawtooth.org

Coldwell Awarded

The Sun Valley Idaho Office of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties has been named a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office, the highest given to Coldwell Banker offices. The illustrious 2012 Premier Office designation award was achieved by only 16 percent of all Coldwell Banker® offices within North America. Recipient offices needed to attain an average per-sales associate/representative of either $100,000 in Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income or 20 Total Units for the calendar year. “An accomplishment of this magnitude demonstrates a very high level of teamwork among the management, sales associates/representatives and office staff of the office,” according to Todd Conklin, CEO of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, with offices in Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Sun Valley. “I am very proud of the Sun Valley Office’s accomplishments.”

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Carrie Morgridge introduced Paleo bakery items at Hailey Coffee Company because she didn’t want to lose customers who chose to follow the Paleo way of eating. Other businesses, such as Lava Lake Lamb, also cater to Paleo eaters with special meat packages.

Paleo Diet: Eat Like Cavemen

STORY & PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

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arrie Morgridge eats like the cavemen did. If it’s a nut or seed, she’ll eat it. If it utilizes milk from a cow, resembles a grain or a legume or contains granulated sugar, she’ll wave it off. Morgridge is among a growing number of people who are ascribing to the Paleo diet, which dotes on meats, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits. “These are foods our Paleolithic ancestors consumed—foods we’re genetically wired to consume,” said Kyl Samway, a personal trainer with 5B CrossFit. 5B CrossFit is a gym that promotes short, all-out physical conditioning programs utilizing pull-ups, jumping rope and carrying odd objects. “We eat like it’s 10,000 B.C. We focus on real foods, that which grow on trees, etc.” There are more than 200 Wood River Valley residents who ascribe to the Paleo diet to some extent, estimates Morgridge. Many, like Morgridge, were introduced to it by 5B CrossFit. “I find it helps me feel better. I feel clearer, more energetic. My body doesn’t feel weighted down and sluggish and I don’t have the sugar highs and lows,” said Morgridge, an avid mountain biker, road biker, trail runner and skate skier. “If I go off it, I get a stuffy feeling or a heavy feeling

in my stomach like you get from overeating—it just sits there. “I’ve also noticed a difference in other people, too. I see them doing things in the gym that they couldn’t do before.” Morgridge is so sold on the Paleo diet that she researched and tweaked recipes, eventually introducing a line of Paleo bakery items at her Hailey Coffee Company. She sells some of those items at Starbucks and Main Street Market in Ketchum, as well. Morgridge’s lineup includes Paleo brownies, carrot cake, fig newtons, chocolate chip cookies, date cookies, apricot bars, banana bread, banana coconut muffins, blueberry muffins and chia seed bars. “We sweeten them with natural sugar from dates, bananas or sweet potatoes,” Morgridge said. “We use almond milk instead of dairy milk, coconut flour instead of wheat flour. “I never expected to be selling this much Paleo, but there is a demand for it. And it’s not just CrossFitters. Other people who are interested in eating healthy are buying them because they’re sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. And they taste good, besides.” Heidi Watanabe of Hailey is among those who have bought into the Paleo diet concept. She says she follows it about 80 percent of the time.

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Wood River All-Stars Second LEFT: Wood River All-Stars 12U Team: Coaches are Brian Nelson and Matt Douthit; team members are Quinn Ossman, Dominick Leos, Ike Buxton, James Cantrell, Clayton Douthit, Alexx Sanders, Crow MacDonald, Andrew Nelson, Fabian Leos, Blake Nelson, Hunter Diehl, Henry Cherp (not pictured: Jake Blackburn)

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“I would just as soon eat a big bowl of yogurt, rather than all the meats. But I’ve found I sleep so well since I’ve been on it,” she said. Breakfast for Paleo eaters like Morgridge and Watanabe might consist of eggs with spinach and salsa or spaghetti squash accented with nuts and avocado. Lunch might be a big salad with chicken and grapes. And dinner might feature a beef stir-fry. Samway cautions against blending foods like spinach and carrots into smoothies because, he says, it changes the glycemic index of the foods, prompting the eater to get hungry quicker. “Chew as much as possible,” he said. “Cave man didn’t have a Cuisinart. And stay away from processed foods—they mess with our hormone level, spiking our insulin level.” Lizzie LeFevre, a dietitian with St. Luke’s in Twin Falls, said there’s something to be said for eating natural foods. But she worries that the Paleo diet leaves out some good foods. Kathryn Guylay, who teaches nutrition classes in the Wood River Valley, concurred: “It works for some people—a lot of people lose weight on it. But be aware: It can be an expensive diet with all the fresh fruits and vegetables and meats you eat.”

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RIGHT: Both 12U and 10U Wood River AllStar Baseball Teams took second place in the Salmon tournament this past weekend. For details contact Wendy Speth <wendyspeth@gmail.com> and Matt Douthit <mattdouthit@aol.com

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Berry Good Bread

Tis the season for strawberries, once again. They are yummy and reasonably priced, so here’s a recipe that you can easily make for the Fourth, or anytime, for that matter. It’s very good for breakfast simply topped with some whipped cream cheese; or it’s also good for dessert. For the Fourth, it would be very nice to place a thick slice loaded with cream cheese by the side of a blueberry-strawberry-raspberry mélange that has a nice dab of crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream on top: a bit of that red, white and blue to celebrate our independence. Happy Fourth to all!!!! Strawberry-Nut Quick Bread Makes one 9-by-5-inch loaf Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 C. sugar 1/2 C. oil 1 ½ C. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1 ½ C. of your favorite chopped nuts 10 oz. sliced strawberries – fresh, preferably, but they can be frozen Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray or oil thoroughly a 9-by-5-by3-inch loaf pan. (I also sprinkled some sugar on the bottom.) In a good-sized bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and oil until well combined. Whisk the flour, soda, cinnamon and salt till well blended in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the mixed liquid ingredients and mix well. Batter will be thick. Lastly, add the berries and chopped nuts. Spread the batter in the pan and bake on the middle rack for 55 to 65 minutes. (For myself, I made half a loaf and used the same sized pan so the bread turned out a bit less thick. It baked in about 4045 minutes.) Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes and remove to a wire rack to further cool. It also freezes well.

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No-Churn Flavored Ice Cream BY MARGOT VAN HORN

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hanks go to NPR and to hearing Nigella Lawson, fabulous Italian cook and author of cookbooks, talk about her recipe for this ice cream. Well, I love coffee-flavored goodies and I LOVE ice cream, so this recipe was just up my alley. I couldn’t wait to look it up on the ’net. I couldn’t wait to get all of the proper ingredients to make it. I couldn’t wait to get it in the freezer. And that wasn’t until a late p.m., so guess what I had for breakfast? So, now, just in case you are not in the “know,” I wanted to share her recipe with you. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I have (oh dear, I hate to get on the scales in the morning because honestly there are a TON of calories here); however, as Nigella says, she’s never without it and I know why. I haven’t priced this out; however, I do think that it is cheaper than buying a good coffee ice cream and certainly it is better. I can’t wager how good it is for the waistline, though—sorry.

No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream and Other Flavored Ice Creams (A BREEZE TO MAKE) YES!!!! You can also make lemon and orange and ???????? Makes almost 2 pints Ingredients: 2/3 C. sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp. instant espresso powder (I couldn’t find this here so I bought instant

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social at The Center, Hailey Continuing a favorite community tradition, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will host an old-fashioned ice cream social after the Fourth of July parade in Hailey. This free community event has become a summer tradition: walk or bike over to the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, for a traditional ice cream social after the Fourth of July parade. The Center will be serving free root beer floats made from ice cream donated by the United Dairymen of Idaho and root beer by local brewer, BuckSnort Root Beer, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4. The

social takes place at the Center in Hailey, which was formerly the home of Roberta McKercher. July 4 will also be your final opportunity to see the exhibition, Home Front (on display March 14–July 4, 2013, at The Center in Hailey). Part of a multidisciplinary project, this exhibition features artwork made by men and women who have participated in Higher Ground Sun Valley‘s rehabilitation programs for wounded veterans alongside Hailey photographer Matthew Hayes’ photographs of Higher Ground Sun Valley participants. INFO: www.sunvalleycenter.org

espresso coffee, which I now keep in the freezer and mixed 2 Tbsp. of the granules with 2 tsp. boiling water) 2 Tbsp. of some sort of coffee liqueur 1 1/4 C. HEAVY cream Two one-pint airtight containers Directions: Put the condensed milk in a bowl and stir in the espresso powder or the substitute I’ve listed and the liqueur. In a separate bowl beat the cream until it reaches soft peaks. Fold the cream into the condensed milk mixture and pour into your airtight containers. Freeze for 6 hours at least or overnight. I found that I had to do it overnight for it to reach its properly frozen state. Delicious, and you can serve the coffee flavor with melted chocolate. Or I was thinking that you could even swirl melted chocolate in the coffee flavor which I’m going to try next time I make that flavor. OK--now you want to make another flavor? Try making lemon ice cream by substituting 2 Tbsp. Crystal Light Natural Lemonade Drink Mix Powder and 2 Tbsp. lemon-flavored vodka for the coffee recipe ingredients. I bought one of those small airline vodka bottles for $1.50. I also added some lemon zest/peel in the mixture. Delicious. I can’t wait to make orange, berry and, you name it. So much more economical than buying and also so much better.

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Cub Scout Pack 87 Pancake Breakfast on Thursday Cub Scout Pack 87 will hold their annual Community Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 4 at the Upper Big Wood River Grange Hall (on South 3rd Ave., Hailey). The breakfast will feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit and locally made Falls Brand sau-

sage. The cost is $7/adults, $5/per child, or $20/ family. All proceeds go toward purchasing the awards the scouts earn throughout the year. Get your Independence Day off to a great start, and take the family out for a homemade breakfast!

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Things I learned from Yoga, Part 4, Beginners Mind BY ALYSHA OCLASSEN

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live close to an elementary school, near enough that I can hear the children on the playground at recess. Some people have told me the noise would bother them but I love it. There is something so beautiful about the laughter of children. It is filled with such joy and hope, such wildness, completely free of self-consciousness or care for the world’s problems. They have not yet learned that life can be heartbreaking and exhausting and, in response, turned jaded or cynical. At times I admit I envy them. And I find it mildly comical that they dream, just as I did, of the time they will be grown and in charge of their own lives. The cosmic joke is when we reach that time, we wish to return to the lighthearted freedom that we, as children, so took for granted. Is it too late for us, the fully grown, to feel that liberated? We are so weighed down with life responsibilities—our kids, our jobs, our mortgages, and trying to save for the future. Adulthood can feel super unfun, the carefree childhood years feel so far away. In yoga, the masters teach us of the Beginner’s Mind. It is the concept that we can reclaim some of that innocence and wonderment by changing our perception of our world. As kids, everything seems so new, so it’s

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all exhilarating. But most of us, at some point, settle into some kind of routine and the shiny newness of life loses its luster. When I first began teaching Pilates, I felt a sense of newness and anticipation. I felt I had found something I was good at, that really helped people. There was curiosity to learn more and gratitude for the gift I had been given to pass on to my students. Now, so many years later, that newness has faded, but the reasons I chose this job remain the same; I love helping people see all the incredible beauty they all have inside them. I love helping my students find strength in themselves they didn’t know was there. I love watching as they get to know their bodies better, and I love watching my clients leave happy. And so, even though I have been doing this job for a very long time, each day can feel like the moment I first discovered I wanted to teach. And by focusing on the newness, I open myself up to fabulous new discoveries that keep me and my clients interested, eager and coming back for more. That is Beginner’s Mind—the willingness to see each new day through fresh eyes and the opportunity for learning that each new moment has. Everyone can access Beginner’s Mind. Pick the most mundane thing you can think of in your life and the next time you encounter it, remember back to

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the first time. Feel that heartfelt excitement. Allow yourself to see something positive and new about the circumstances surrounding you.  It truly is all about perception. The choice is yours alone: Live a life that’s boring and exhausting, or live a life where you go to work every day, excited, conscious of everyday miracles, and laughing like a 5-year-old at recess. As for me, I’ll be by the swing set, cheering you on. tws

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alysha Beth Oclassen is a modern dancer, certified Pilates instructor and massage therapist who owns and teaches at Pure Body Pilates in Hailey.

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What’s Under That Blue Tarp? Donate It Did you know that the National Federation of the Blind has a new, unique fundraising opportunity? It is a vehicle donation program. If you have a used truck or car, and you are no longer driving it, consider donating it to the National Federation of the Blind. This will make you a partner in the good work the NFB does on behalf of blind people all over the country.

For more information, please call the vehicle donation program toll-free at 855-659-9314, and they will assist you with helpful information about how to donate your vehicle. It doesn’t matter what state you are in, they will work with you. For more information about the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), visit nfb.org

Foundation Honors Nurse for Excellence The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Board of Directors and the Harvey Gray Family recently awarded the 2013 Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for nursing excellence to Leslie Chapman of Hailey. Chapman is a nurse in the MotherBaby Unit. In addition, she is a member of peer review for Shared Governance and is often recognized for her policy work, cool composure and positive attitude. “Leslie exemplifies compassion and has an exceptional nursing practice. We are truly fortunate to have such high-caliber nurses at St. Luke’s Wood River,” said Megan Thomas, St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation chief develop-

ment officer. Awards were also given for distinction in specific areas of nursing. These honorees included Melissa Webb for Exemplary Professional Practice; Correy Shanahan for Transformational Leadership; Kerry Renner for Empirical Quality Outcomes; Deborah Hartmann for Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements; and Angela Brady for Structural Empowerment. Chapman was nominated for the award along with 11 of her peers. The 2013 nominees included Webb, Shanahan, Renner, Hartmann, Brady, Susan DeChevrieux, Kristine Brock, Cassi Samway, Mary Beck, Karen Soracco, and Jennifer Houser.

St. Luke’s To Expand Pediatric Services St. Luke’s Volunteer Board gives $90,000 to Expand Pediatric Services St. Luke’s Wood River Volunteer Board presented a cash gift of $90,000 to the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation this month. Proceeds are from the Winter Ball, hospital gift shop, the Kentucky Derby fundraiser and the “Bargain Boutique” garage sale. The Volunteer Board chose to donate proceeds from 2012 to support the Pediatric Services Endowment, which will expand pediatrics in the Wood River Valley. As a nonprofit organization, St. Luke’s relies on the financial support from the community to fund many

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special programs and medical technology to address a full range of patient needs. “We are so fortunate to have such a supportive community,” says Cody Langbehn, CEO of St. Luke’s Wood River. “The Volunteer Board does an amazing job of not only supporting the hospital financially, but also by creating new programs and activities for the members of this community.” For more information about the St. Luke’s Volunteer Board and volunteering for the hospital, please contact Deb Hobart at 727-8406. For information about donating to the pediatric endowment, call 727-8444.


Aspen Tree Farming: A Labor Of Love STORY & PHOTO BY BALI SZABO

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ecently, our Valley papers had articles on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;going local.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Sustainability Center in Hailey is getting its foods and produce from a 200-mile radius. The Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market is open. Knowing where our food is coming from is just part of a larger puzzle. Our supermarkets are carrying fresher regional produce when possible. The principal benefit is economic and, to a lesser extent, health. Try as we may, we cannot eliminate nasty chemicals from our lives. For instance, a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ovary has many residues, and the placenta is not the barrier we once thought it was. Toxicants are overwhelmingly omnipresent. At home, your best friend is a good vacuum. One of your worst enemies is house dust. Every day we sleep with the enemy. Bill McDorman recently gave a talk on saving seeds, a great antidote to industrial plant species genocide (monoculture). We can take one more step and save local seeds from native plants that thrive here. Native plants take their respective seats in the local ecosystem orchestra. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve recently run into Debra and attorney William Lee Ranill, owners of the Black Bear Ranch and Tree Farm, located near Chocolate Gulch and the mountains of the North Fork of the Big Wood, a few miles north of Ketchum. They bought the 2 ½-acre property 20 years ago and went to work like homesteaders, making the house loveable and, on weekends, slowly remediating the land to resemble the larger environment that surrounded it. In some ways

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it reminded me of what I faced with the Habitat eight years ago. About the same time, the Ranills decided to reforest the property and reclaim a pond and its barren shores. A man after my own heart, Lee loved the quakies, and he wanted to plant thousands of aspen trees. He found those supplied by the local nurseries wanting. Shipped in from Utah, they snapped under the heavy snow loads, but their seeds produced hardier trees. Today, all his trees are grown from native trees. Now, they bend, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t break.

There was an old aspen tree, mostly uprooted, nearly dead, its branches hanging in the pond. Lee propped it up with some big rocks, it revived and became his mother Mormon tree, producing lots of seeds that repopulated the shore and helped re-create a proper riparian environment (healthy water requires shade). Early on, the Ranills had the unenviable task I can relate to. They had to hand water thousands of trees with hoses to make up for sprinklers hostage to the wind. They finally fixed that. Today, they have 2700

potted trees in the basic No. 1, 3, 5 and 7 sizes, all for sale, and 10,000 trees overall that include willowsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;good companions to aspens. This labor of love shows when Lee talks about the trees as individuals. Their growth patterns are unique, so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all look the same. Their branches start at ground level, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just a bare trunk and a crown. We do see that in the wild, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because deer love young shoots and eat the lower branches. It may seem that aspen are plentiful but, in fact, they are

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This labor of love shows when Lee talks about the trees as individuals. Their growth patterns are unique, so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all look the same. Their branches start at ground level, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just a bare trunk and a crown. We do see that in the wild, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because deer love young shoots and eat the lower branches.

endangered due to our fire retardation practices and habitat loss. If you are looking to plant aspen trees, look no further than Black Bear Ranch and its nurseryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inventory of native trees. Go local. Call 726-7267 or visit blackbeartreefarm@gmail.com tws

Save the Date for the Shelterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Benefit The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is revving up for its largest fundraising event of the year, the Dog Days of Summer annual benefit dinner and auction. Mark your calendars for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley. Attendees will have exclusive access to silent and live auction items, get to meet adoptable Shelter pets, and enjoy delicious food and drinks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event is very fun, organized,

and supports a wonderful cause. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve enjoyed attending for several years!â&#x20AC;? said Shelter supporter, Beth Willis. This popular sell-out event has had to turn people away in past years, so be sure to get your tickets early! Tickets will be available starting June 3, 2013 for $175 and can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Shelter. For more information call 208-7884351, or visit www.animalshelterwrv. org.

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Stanley Ranger Station Cuts Hours Barbara Garcia, deputy area ranger of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, has announced that the Stanley Ranger Station will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. this summer. This is a change from past years when the station was open from Monday through Saturday. Visitors seeking information about trail and other recreation conditions, or who wish to purchase maps and guidebooks, will find everything they need at the Redfish Visitor Center (at Redfish lake) or the Stanley Museum (between Lower Stanley and Stanley

on Highway 75). The Redfish Center & Gallery will be open daily from June 14 through Sept. 15. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Stanley Museum will be open daily from June 15 through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to Garcia, â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the days of operation at the ranger station and the opportunity provided by the SIHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association) visitor centers, the public should see minimal inconvenience to NRA visitors.â&#x20AC;? The station is located about three miles south of Stanley on Hwy 75.

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Trailing of the Sheep Fundraiser Lures Masses to Sheep Ranch

STORY & PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

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flock of sheep grazed on the tall grass in front of the Peavey ranch house Saturday morning, indifferent to the 18 tables that Mary Austin Crofts and Curt and Kirby May were lining up across the field. The trio filled gopher holes with dirt and hammered table legs where need be until they had the tables absolutely straight. Then, additional volunteers came along, topping the tables with tablecloths, tucking silverware into napkins that had undergone a half dozen folds and setting potted petunias and wine glasses on the tables. They’d scarcely finished before the guests started arriving—150 men and women decked out in their finest cowboy hats and bandanas who had opted to spend the afternoon in a landscape far removed from the manicured golf courses and condos of Sun Valley. “I love the history, the wide open spaces, everything,” said Pat Etheridge, who moved to Ketchum from Arizona three years ago. “It’s so beautiful out here.” The Sunday picnic was a fundraiser for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, which is held

each year in October. It also was designed to celebrate the preservation of the Flat Top Sheep Ranch, the largest privately owned ranch in Blaine County, through a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy of Idaho. The temperature gauge in one car registered in the mid-90s as it turned into the Peavey ranch after a trip up over the dusty road that climbs over Muldoon Summit above Bellevue. But that didn’t stop at least three dozen people from accompanying longtime Flat Top Sheep Ranch owner John Peavey through knee-high grass and sagebrush to the gravesite of ranch founder James Laidlaw on a hill overlooking the ranch. The Scotsman, who had one of the largest sheep operations in the United States at the time of his death, at age 81, had specified that his sons not receive their inheritance until they had buried him on that hill, Peavey told the group. When the elder Laidlaw died in January of 1950, there was three feet of snow on the gravesite, so they had to keep his body in cold storage in Boise until spring. It was impossible to dig through the stone with axes and shovels, so they had to

dynamite a hole, Peavey added. When Laidlaw’s wife died, they couldn’t dynamite another hole because they would’ve blown James all to bits. So they cremated his widow and dug a small hole for her ashes on top of James. Peavey added how Laidlaw had brought the first Angus cattle to the area from the Midwest, along with the first Suffolk sheep from Scotland. He also pioneered roads across the lava flows, including those at what is now Laidlaw Park and Wagon Butte. “He thought this was eureka,” Peavey said. “He wrote all the folks in the old country and invited them over. They endowed the area with Scottish names.” While John Peavey pointed out the lay of the land, his wife Diane Peavey regaled visitors with stories of what it was like to live in bitterbrush country after marrying John and moving from Washington, D.C., 32 years ago. She soon discovered to her horror that she was expected to help with the sheep. She wasn’t nuts about the idea of inserting tags onto the sheep ears, vaccinating the lambs or branding them, given the eau de burning wool in the air. “I asked what the fourth

option was. It was castrating them,” Diane said. Because of the heat, many picnickers opted to eat their lamb chops and strawberry shortcake under the towering trees shading the lawn in front of the Peavey ranch house. There, they listened to Gary and Cindy Braun sing “North to Alaska” as they viewed paintings local artists had painted along the Little Wood River and bid on auction items that included a cattle drive past lava buttes and rock monuments built by sheepherders. Those who did eat at the table that had been so meticulously prepared sat with parasol in one hand and fork in the other. When they could grasp the forks, which had baked in the sun, that is. “Holy cow!” exclaimed one diner as he dropped his scorching-hot knife. “I’m not sure you’re allowed to talk about sacred cows on a sheep ranch,” responded another diner. The Peaveys agreed to a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy after they were faced with having to sell of parts of the ranch, said Toni Hardesty, the Idaho Nature Conservancy’s state director. As a result, a “huge” portion of

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Clockwise from Right A few dozen people braved temperatures in the mid-90s to view James Laidlaw’s grave overlooking the Flat Top Sheep Ranch. John Peavey describes how he and his son Tom, who just assumed leadership of the ranch operations, trail cattle to Highway 24 near Burley in winter. Susan Crowe and Joan Valaas shade themselves with parasols handed out to picnickers while eating. Chuck Lockhart fills his plate with hors d’oeuvres. Curt May and Mary Austin Crofts show off the perfectly straight line of 18 tables that they patterned after a painting of Hailey artist Karen Jacobsen that had been replicated as invitations for the picnic. The table looked too perfect to eat at. Little lambs nestled among the petunias reminded diners of the festival they were supporting by their presence.

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ABOUT THE TRAILING

The Trailing of the Sheep Festival has become the third largest event in the Sun Valley area, attracting thousands of people from around the world to watch folk dances and musicians representing the Polish, Peruvian, Scottish and Basque sheepherders; buy wool crafts; hear sheepherder tales; and, of course, watch the sheep parade down Main Street, Ketchum. The 17th annual Festival will be held Oct. 10 through 13.

private landscape will be protected, from the Craters of the Moon National Monument to the Pioneer Mountains, she added. “Every time I drive out here I thank my lucky stars,” John Peavey said. “No golf courses, no condos… And it’s going to stay that way, protected for all time.” John Lundin, whose family homesteaded the southern part of the ranch, called the picnic “a wonderful recreation of the way life used to be here in Idaho.” “There were 20 million sheep here at one time,” Lundin said. “Sheep salvaged the economy after silver crashed in the 1890s and it’s nice to step back in time for a few hours and commemorate the heritage of sheep in the valley.” tws


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ew York Times food writer Mark Bittman will headline the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ upcoming lecture series, while “Enchanted April” will take the stage under Company of Fools next summer. Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools representatives announced their upcoming seasons Monday evening at The Liberty Theatre. It was the first joint announcement since the two organizations merged. It was the organizations’ first chance to plan their calendar, knowing what each was doing so they could collaborate in some cases, noted Sally Boettger, who oversees The Center with Kristin Poole. The collaborative efforts will involve The Center’s upcoming multidisciplinary projects on China and an exhibition titled “Wish You Were Here.” Here’s a look at what’s coming up.

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“Shipwrecked!”—This play, by Donald Margulies, will run Dec. 10-29. It features a Victorian gentleman who dares to be whisked away in a story of the high seas populated by flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a man-eating octopus. It explores how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction to leave our mark in the world, said John Glenn. The Second City, a comedy act from Chicago that spawned such comedians as Gilda Radner will be back for the 10th year Jan. 10-11. “Good People”—This is a

tough but tender play due to run Feb. 19-March 8. It’s about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of the old neighborhood and those who find themselves left behind. The play, which was just on Broadway, explores the struggles of shifting loyalties that come with the haves and the have-nots in this country. It was written by David Lindsay-Abaire, who also wrote “Rabbithole,” which the Fools staged a few years ago. But it’s much lighter than “Rabbithole,” noted Denise Simone. “Enchanted April”—This play, by Elizabeth Von Arnim, will run July 1-26. It revolves around two frustrated English housewives who decide to rent a villa in Italy to get away from their bleak marriages. Their world is irrevocably changed when they recruit two very different English women to share the cost. The Fools also hope to offer the public a chance to show how set designer Joe Lavigne comes up with the sets he creates for Fools presentations.

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Alexandra Fuller, Sept. 26. Fuller is the author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness” and “The Legend of Colton H. Bryant.” She is a funny author with a unique take on making the transition from growing up in South Africa to becoming a Wyoming cowboy. Orville Schell, Oct. 10— Schell, who was featured during The Center’s exploration of Tibet several years ago, returns as

“We do it [the Lecture Series] to get people engaged in conversations. ” –Kristin poole

part of The Center’s “Stories of a Changing China.” His newest book is “China’s Long March to Wealth and Power.” David Henry Hwang, Oct. 17—This playwright, also part of the China project, is best known as the author of “M. Butterfly” and “Ch’inglish,” a hit comedy about an American businessman in China. Ian Frazier, Feb. 6—A humorist for The New Yorker, he is the author of “Travels in Siberia.” He is funny and insightful, focusing less about going on vacation and more about what traveling means, said Poole. Mark Bittman, March 6—This author of “How to Cook Everything” and “Food Matters” was a host of the PBS series “Spain: On the Road Again.”

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Okaidja, Oct. 11—Okaidja and his group perform traditional Ghanian songs and dances blended with the music of the West and the African Diaspora. Okaidja will take his drumming

Kristine Bretall describes The Center’s music series as Kristin Poole listens.

and dancing to the elementary and middle schools. California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio, Nov. 10—These six virtuoso guitarists from four countries recently fused into one unique 6-by-6string “phenomensemble,” said Kristin Bretall. Marcia Ball, Feb. 22—The winner of nine Blues Music Awards, including five for Best Piano Player of the Year, Ball belts out New Orleans boogie, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. This will be staged as an intimate cabaret-style evening at the nexStage Theatre. La Vent du Nord, March 22—This group is one of the most loved Quebec folk groups in the world. Dala, April 16—These winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year return for an encore performance. While here, they

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will be working with Wood River High School vocal students and teaching high school juniors preparing for their senior projects about stage presence and presentation skills. Poole said The Center is also exploring the idea of a ticket series that would encourage those who attend the lectures but never the music series to jump in and try one or two of the music performances and vice-versa. She noted that the high school’s new Wood River Humanities Club is using the lecture series as its central focus. “We do it to get people engaged in conversation, and we tailor it for adults, but it’s been rewarding to see how many students are getting engaged,” she said. For more information about Center productions, call 208726-9491. For information about Fools presentations, call 28-5789122. tws

Brad Hershey Accepted to Julliard Program Only 30 individuals are admitted to the prestigious Conducting Workshop Summer Program presented by the Julliard School in New York City. This summer, Brad Hershey, the conductor of the Wood River Community Orchestra, will be among them. The three conducting faculty and four seminar teachers presenting the program are distinguished in their musical field. Brad begins his third year as conductor/music director for the Wood River Community Orchestra this fall and is head of the music department at The Community School in Sun Valley. The Wood River Community Orchestra has a lively schedule for summer including a full performance at their Donor Party “Music & Margaritas” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 in the gardens of Jon and Linda Thorson. The donation is $50 per per-

son for music, margaritas and fiesta food. To make reservations or obtain further information call 720-7281. Other musical opportunities for the summer include three performances at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 26, July 24 and August 28. Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy the evening. The last performance of the summer season will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 in Ketchum Town Square. The Orchestra is looking forward to beginning its seventh season in the fall. All past concerts can be heard and viewed at www.wrcorchestra.org. Any questions can be sent to info@ wrcorchestra.org. Want to join the orchestra? Use info@wrcorchestra or call 720-7281. The orchestra is always happy to add new musicians!

Idaho International Summerfest in Hailey Idaho International Summerfest will celebrate its 10th year in the Magic Valley. Each year area residents have opened their homes and hearts to hundreds of international musicians, dancers and artists. Hailey will be the destination for 60 performers from Israel and Colombia on Tuesday, July 16. They will spend the day in the Wood River Valley. That evening the teams will present a colorful show of music and dance at the Wood River Performing Arts Center in Hailey at 7:30 p.m. The team from Colombia is a group

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of young people who will perform traditional dances accompanied by a folkloric band. Israel will present a variety of energetic modern dances. The Idaho International Summerfest is a nonprofit organization that promotes the sharing of cultures and encourages friendship and appreciation of diversity through music and dance. Tickets are available at the door. Presale tickets are available at these local businesses: SkiTek, Atkinsons’ Markets, Iconoclast Books and Chapter One Bookstore. Ticket price is $10 per person.

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Sun Valley Ice Shows Begin Thursday

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yan Bradley takes a spin on the ice rink outside Sun Valley Lodge, his Kansas City Chiefs ball cap pegging him for a tourist. But Bradley, a 2011 U.S. Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist, is making himself a local this summer. Not only will the St. Joseph, Mo., native headline Sun Valley’s July 4 ice show opener, but he will remain with the cast most of the summer. “This place is so magical—it’s outdoors, it’s surrounded by this beautiful scenery. You can’t help but fall in love with it,” he said. This summer’s show will feature a stable of core artists, including Darlin Baker, Jumpin’ Joe Sabovcik, Natalia Zaitseva, Brent Bommentre, Craig Heath and Joel Dear, said Kim Navarro, who skated with Brent Bommentre at the World Championships in 2010 before retiring from competition. They’ll be joined by special guests each week, who include 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek, back-flipping Surya Bonaly and four-time World Champion Kurt Browning. Bradley will skate two routines, including a spoof on “Harry Potter.” Other numbers will include hits from such Broadway musicals as “West Side Story” and “Cats.” And there will be an act involving fire—a fire dance featuring Ashley Clark, to be specific,

Craig Heath is a crowd favorite year in and year out, thanks to his earnest, often humorous, routines.

Navarro promised. The lineup: July 4: 2011 U.S. Gold Medalist Ryan Bradley and 2013 U.S. Junior Bronze Medalist and 2012 U.S. Junior Gold Medalist Nathan Chen July 13: World Bronze Medalist Johnny Weir July 20: Reigning Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and Nathan Chen July 27: Three-time World Silver Medalist Surya Bonaly and 2012 and 2013 U.S. Bronze Medalist Agnes Zawadzki Aug. 3: 2012 and 2013 U.S. Gold Medalist Ashley Wagner and 2013 World Junior Gold Medalist Josh Farris Aug. 10: Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning and 2012 U.S. Bronze Medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donahue Aug. 17: 2011 U.S. Gold Med-

alist Alissa Czisny and Nathan Chen Aug. 24: 2013 Canadian Silver Medalists Piper Giles and Paul Poirier Aug. 31: Three-time U.S. Gold Medalist Johnny Weir Ice fans can come just for the ice show, which begins at dusk every Saturday night. Or, they can come early for a lavish buffet on the Lodge Terrace beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39 for adults and $19 for children and are available online at www. sunvalley.com , at the Sun Valley Recreation Office in Sun Valley Village or by calling toll-free 888-622-2108. Some tickets may also be available at the box office the night of the show. Spectators should be sure to bring a blanket to sit on, as well as a jacket—even ski parkas are usually welcome once the sun dips behind Bald Mountain. tws

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Logging Truck Activity to Increase

Logging truck activity near the town of Fairfield is expected to increase in the next few weeks due to a forest thinning project in the Chimney Creek drainage northwest of Fairfield. The timber from the West Camas timber-thinning project was sold in an auction last week to Boise Cascade Wood Products, LLC. There will be approximately 100 truckloads hauling 500,000 board feet (MBF) to LaGrande, Ore., over the next few months. Trucks will travel the 1100 Road south to Highway 20, then southwest to Mountain Home and onward to La Grande. Recreationists in the Chimney Creek drainage should drive with caution as there will be logging traffic on the roads. This forest-thinning project is designed to remove diseased trees, promote resistance to insects, reduce threat from uncharacteristic wildfires, establish new regeneration, increase forest production and increase structural diversity. For more information about the timber sale, please contact Frank Marsh at (208) 384-3389.

Ketchum River Park Design Approved

The Ketchum City Council recently approved a contract for the final design of the River Park at Sun Peak, a project that will restore wildlife habitat, reduce flooding risk to downstream properties, and allow the creation of a whitewater park and other recreational amenities. The city plans to pay $103,717.25 of the $269,035.00 contract in fiscal 2012-13 and the remaining $71,155.50 in 2014. Private donors will contribute the remaining 35 percent of the final design contract cost or $94,162.26. Private donations for the project, which was initiated in 2008, have totaled about half of the costs so far for the federal land conveyance application process that would allow the park to move forward. The River Park at Sun Peak, to be created in cooperation with the Wood River Land Trust and myriad stakeholders, would offer trails, river and pond access, habitat restoration, wildlife viewing, dog play areas and whitewater drop structures along approximately 1500 feet of the Big Wood River north of Ketchum near Hulen Meadows. The whitewater portion of the proposed park would offer recreational opportunities in the early spring and summer floating seasons. The park also would provide a place for novice to expert kayakers to test their water safety skills. The city hopes to complete the river park as soon as all approvals are received from various local, state and federal agencies, Smith said. The city would like to begin construction in 2014 with opening in the spring of 2015 if the necessary approvals can be obtained in time.

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36 computers Smart Cover for iPad Mini, baby blue. Brand new in box at half price. $20. 720-2509. Sharp AR-M207 digital copier. 2 trays and metal storage cabinet on casters. Can be used as a copy, printer & scanner via USB and fax with additional modules. Great shape, always maintained. $200. 720-2509.


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37 electronics XBOX 360 Games - gently used, all rated M. Red Dead Redemption 3-part package (game, map & level book) - $20 OBO; Gun - $10 OBO; Viking, Battle for Asgard - $10 OBO; Conan - $10 OBO; and Turock - $10 OBO. Call 309-1566 Small flat screen TV $75. 720-1146 Two Pioneer Speakers w/subwoofer and tweeters. $75 for both. Call 928-6492. 32” LG LCD TV - Complete, 1080i Hi-def. New $459, sell for $150 OBO. 309-1088

40 musical Yamaha drums: Blue Custom Stage, 5000 series pedals, Gibraltar hardware- extras! $1,200 in symbols alone! Asking $1,800. 720-6190Leave message. Yamaha Baby Grand Piano $8,500. Perfect condition, 10 years old beautiful sound and nice keyboard action. (208)720 0527 SALMON RIVER GUITARS - Custom-Made Guitars. Repair Restoration since 1969. Buy. Sell. Vintage. Used. Authorized Martin Repair Center. Stephen Neal Saqui, Luthier. www.SalmonRiverGuitars.com. 1208-838-3021 Rehearsal Space for Bands Available - area has heat and restrooms. Call Scott at 727-1480. Voice lessons - classically trained, professionally unionized singer/actress. All ages and abilities encouraged and accepted. Vivian Lee Alperin. 727-9774. Guitar and drum lessons available for all levels of musicians. Our studio or yours. Call Scott at 727-1480.

42 firewood/stoves Majestic Zero Clearance fireplace and some pipe. $300. 720-2509. Lopi Answer fireplace insert in great shape. $375. 720-2509.

50 sporting goods Wall tent w/”porch”. Wildwood 10x12 Canvas. Best Made $800.00 208-720-3066. Bowflex 55 - 2 dumbells. Mint condition, hardly used. $300 OBO. Call 450-9261. Recumbrant excercise bike $60 720-1146 Masi Road Bike for sale - excellent condition. $1,000. Call for more info 208-720-5127 We pay cash for quality bicycles, fly fishing and outdoor gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110.

56 other stuff for sale PRODUCTS AVON at www.youravon.com/beatriz5. AVON SALES REPRESENTATIVE. AVON, puedes solicitar tus productos y ver los catalogos en linea en www.youravon.com/beatriz5. 4 Gold Fish Free. Great for your pond! About 6” long (rather big) happy and healthy. Moving. Can’t take along. Will deliver to good home. 720-8925 or 720-5055 Assorted metal closet shelving - $3 ea. Please call 208-622-8115 or 206818-7453 Double half barrel charcoal grill on countertop high stand with expanded metal grill and raised warming rack. $100. 721-2558 Chainlink panel 6 ft X 10 $15 call expand your dog pen or chicken coop!! 720-1146. White plastic 5-gallon buckets with handle. $2.00 each. Call 720-3114. Redwood Playset: 3 swings, slide, climbing rope, monkey bars, play platforms, w/kids umbrella table/ chairs. Durable, well cared for $950 720-1072 Professional Fabric Cutting machine. $300. 720-5801

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202 livestock for sale Gorgeous Grulla mare - very sweet, needs a tuneup. no buck. $795. 7201146

300 puppies & dogs 2 Jack Russel/ Cocker Spaniel mix Puppies, $75. Call Karen 481-1899.

302 kittens & cats Beautiful sweet ORANGE TABBY neutered male cat “Leo” lost in Warm Springs. Please call Edna Benziger 914319-0692. Blessings and gratitude Big Fluffy Female Kitty needs home; indoor/outdoor. Great w/kids; potty trained (will go outside too). Great mouser. Move forces finding a new home. Free to a good home. 208721-0447.

303 equestrian Homelite Portable Generator 1,850 watt. 12V/120V, excellent condition. $275. 720-5801 Portable Generator, Generex 2000 watt, 12V/120V, New, used once. $500 720-5801

60 homes for sale Eastside Magic $1,900 - fishing or love shack - needs lots of love!!! own the house, you lease the land. rent paid for this year. possible payments or partial trade? 720-1146 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. Lovely 2,000 sq foot 2 bedroom, large loft, very rustic. Lots of trees, corals, pasture, large carport, on 1 acre in Dietrich. $250,000 call 208731-7022 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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73 vacant land 3.5 wooded acres with 400 ft. of riverfront. Middlefork of the Payette in beautiful Garden Valley. Water rights, road, well, power, livable trailer. $325,000. 208-622-1622. Waterfront Property, 1.5 hours from Hailey. 2.26 acres on the South Fork of the Boise River, North of Fairfield. For sale by owner. $89,000. Call Bob at 788-7300 or 720-2628 19 acres, 2,000’ river front, 4 miles S. of Mackay. Fenced, fishing, wildlife, views, gorgeous!. $140,000. photos available jjgrif@gmail.com. 208-726-3656. 50% REDUCTION SALE by owner - 2.5 acre lots near Soldier Mountain Resort and Golf Course. Great skiing, underground power and telephone completed in scenic subdivision. $24,500. 720-7828. SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level riverfront fenced acres between Stanley and Clayton. Hunting, fishing, riding, views, 80-miles north of WRV, $139,500. Adjacent 3.14 level riverfront acres w/1,500 sf improvemtns also available for sale, $239,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $29,000, owner consider carry paper. 208 788-2566

77 out of area rental Magic east side cabin, two bedroom. $175 monthly. 208-720-6311 or 208-788-9408 2bd, 1ba home on Salmon River Furnished - $650 month plus utilities. No smoking. First, last and deposit, pets neg. References requested. Located across from Old Sawmill Station between Stanley and Challis with easy access to River. Call Denise at 7882648.

78 commercial rental 45 Sold • 2 Under Contract Sweetwater Townhomes ONLY $172,000 BONUS!!! When you buy a Sweetwater home, you’ll receive FREE HOA dues thru 12/31/2013!! Green Neighborhood www.SweetwaterHailey.com Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty

70 vacation property Hey Golfers!! 16 rounds of golf & 2 massages included w/ luxury 2 BR/ 2 Bath unit on beach in Mexico. Choose between Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun on availability $2900/ week. 788-0752.

72 commercial land 3 large lots, 2 subdivided, Hwy 20, 16, 29, 32 acres. $270,000 for all 3, make offer. Seller motivated. call 208-731-7022

Main Street Ketchum - Ketchum LI / Storage – .85 – 1.00 / sqft / mon. Bellevue Main Street – Office / Retail. Jeff Engelhardt 578-4412, AllstarPropertiesOnline.com PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Lower Level #2-198sf, #4-465sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

Nightly/weekly/monthly! 2 BD/1 BA condo, fully furnished/outfitted. Prices vary depending on length of stay. 208-720-4235 or check out www.svmlps.com

89 roommate wanted Roommate wanted. Mature, moderate drinking, no drugs. 2bd available for 1 person. North Woodside home. $350 + utilities. Wi-fi available. Dog possible, fenced yard. 720-9368. Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 20 words or less for free! e-mail classifieds@theweeklysun.com or fax to 788-4297

Shoeing & Trimming: Reliable, on time. If you don’t like my work, don’t pay. (208) 312-5165 Farrier Service: just trim, no shoeing. Call 435-994-2127 River Sage Stables offers first class horse boarding at an active kid and adult friendly environment, lessons available with ranch horses. Heated indoor arena and many other amenities included. Please contact Katie (208) 788-4844.

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

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100 garage & yard sales Multi family yard sale! 111 Loggers Lane - Board Ranch 1/2 mile past Penny Lake. Wildwood Wall tent, Kitchen Aid gas duel range, DW, model airplanes, sports gear, furniture/household and all things ready to pass on to others. Friday, July 5th noon-6pm, Saturday, July 6th, 9am4pm. Yard Sale: Sat. July 6. 9am-2pm. 154 South Hiawatha Drive, Hailey Antiques, Collectables, Framed Artwork. Yard & Garden Items, Furniture. Hailey. July 5 and 6th,,40 Buttercup on Right side of road (going north) just before McKercher Drive.,(Friday and Saturday) 9 AM until traffic slows.YARD Sale...besides all the little trinkets, we have 3 dressers,(very old.) a cupboard, Best Offer an old bed set and dresser to match- full size box springs and Mattress that fits, Free.-- ...Rocking chair, Phono/ radio consul. 788-2566 List Your Yard Sale (20 words or less is always free) ad and get a Yard Sale Kit for only $9.99. Your kit includes 6 bright 11 x 17 signs, 6 bright letter-size signs, 100 price stickers, 10 balloons, free tip book. What are you waiting for? Get more bang for your buck when you list your ad in The Weekly Sun!

The Papoose Club is looking for a sound system (via donation) for the KinderCup and Croy Cup races we put on. Please call 208-726-6642 or e-mail papooseclub@gmail.com 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 20 words or less and it’s free! We want to help you spread the word. Just e-mail classifieds@ theweeklysun.com

502 take a class Extreme Sports Camp, Five day gymnastics, tumblin and trampoline camp - open to everyone - July 812 at Spirit n Motion Athletic School. Info/Sign up: 208-968-4483 or www. SpiritNMotion.com Outdoor Idaho Adventure Camp hosted by SMAS - July 15-19. Campers will hike and hunt for edibles as they learn survival skills. Info/Sign up: 208-968-4483 or www.SpiritNMotion.com Camp Little Laugh, a drama camp offered by nexStage Theatre - Aug 4-9 (for 3rd through 9th grades; full & half-day schedule) at Camp Sawtooth. Sign up: 208-726-9124. Scholarships available

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81 hailey rentals 3 BD/2 BA duplex, Just remodeled! No smoking, pet possible, avail early April. $1100/month + utils. Brian at 208-720-4235 or check out www. svmlps.com

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Denise Simone at 788-6520 or denise@companyoffools.org Ongoing Weekly Writing groups with Kate Riley. Begin or complete your project! 2013 Writing Retreats and more! Visit www.kateriley.org 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 idtennis.com, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207.

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506 i need this Wanted To Buy) - Old Sun Valley Ski School Dollar Mountain pin. Call 847-873-9806. Wanted: your unused corrugated metal roofing, preferably silver or rusted ok... need 1-6 sheets ..Marie (208) 721-1250 Do you have an older small pickup or compact car that is not running or barely running. We will pay you cash for it and haul it away for you. Call Michael Hobbs - 208-720-8212 DONATE your books, shelves or unwanted cars that you don’t need any more or are taken up space in your house. Free pick up. 788-3964 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.

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504 lost & found Found - iPod on bike path bench in Bellevue on Saturday, June 29. Call 928-7186 to claim. Beautiful sweet ORANGE TABBY neutered male cat “Leo” lost in Warm Springs. Lost Bead Bracelet on Proctor Trail Sun afternoon, 6/23. Mostly red w/ blue. Very sentimental. 208-7204520

Support the Snake River Alliance’s work for an Idaho free from the threat of radioactive contamination and for clean and renewable sources of energy. You can sign up for a tour of the INL or join the Alliance at www. snakeriveralliance.org. NAMIBikes Wood River Valley, July 7th at River Run parking lot in Ketchum. Volunteer check-in 7 am. Rider check-in 8 am. Rider start times are 9 am (long ride) & 10 am (short ride) Distance is 50-mile long ride & 10-mile family ride. There is a registration fee for all riders. Registering of riders, volunteers, teambuilding and fundraising takes place online at www.FightStigmaandRide.com and click on “NAMIBikes Wood River Valley.” Desiree’ Peters daughter of Jack & Renee Peters of Hailey has graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene on June 17th 2013 making

the Dean’s list with a Bachelor of Arts in Biologocal Anthropology and a Minor in Business Administration. Desi was Class president of the Wood River High School class of 2008. She will be back in the Valley for the summer and has plans of moving to San Diego to pursue her future. Atta Boy Girl!! Go Ducks! Calling Young Writers! Kids writing camps begin July 8th! Weekly fiveday interactive camps are designed to meet the needs of young writers, ages 8-12, who have a serious desire in developing individual story ideas. Limit 5 writers per camp. A publishing workshop is offered August 19, 20 & 21st for those seeking assistance in the submission process. Limit 5 writers. All sessions run 9-noon and are held in Hailey. For more information, visit www.kateriley.org or contact Kate Riley directly at 208.447.7808. Wood River Valley artists displayed at Artists Down Under, Giacobbi Sq. Ketchum, ID. Painting, photos, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, more. (208)721-1250 Lois Allison is recuperating from a nasty leg infection and is finally out of the hospital. Please send cards to her : Lois Allison, 5358 Calle Real, Apt. 2A, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Summer Food Program, free lunch for children 18 and under - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mon-Fri. at Woodside Elementary (ERC’s Wild Lunch activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18-27. Free book giveaway on July 9 and 11.) Accompanying parents may purchase a meal for $3.25. Info: 7880121 From Margot’s Table to Yours offering small B&B style breakfasts, lunches, dinners, après ski menus in the privacy of your or Margot’s own space. $15/hour (does not include menu ingredients) Call 208-7213551 or email margot6@mindspring. com Are you struggling to make ends meet? Not always enough to pay the bills and buy groceries? The Hunger Coalition is here to help. Hundreds of local families individuals have food on their table and some relief from the daily struggle. Confidential. Welcoming. Supportive. There is no reason to face hunger alone. Call 788-0121 Monday - Thursday or find out more at www.thehungercoalition. org.

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510 thank you notes 2013 Hailey Chamber Ambassadors Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life Fundraiser. Albertsons, Mini Mart, Style Your Life Designs, Shelley’s Deli, Tracey Kluge, Company of Fools, Christopher and Co., Lifestyles, Red Door, Trinh Nail Salon, Big Belly Deli, Pati Meyers, Lorraine Heh, Sun Valley Candles, Barkin Basement, Sustainability Center, Cactus Pete’s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sun Valley Title, Shannon Thomas, Grace Organics, Starbucks, Tater Tots, Maureen Patterson, Jennifer Corrao, Becky Bowman. A big wahoo to Al and Stephanie McCord and the Sustainability Center for hosting our event! A big hug of gratitude to all of our Ambassadors for all the hard work they do in behalf of the Hailey Chamber! Thank you to any one I may have forgotten to mention. “The Hailey Chamber of Commerce and our community appreciate your support” While this letter is not enough, we would like to express our gratitude to the sponsors, vendors, donors, and volunteers who made the Bring Bowe Back Rally a Worldwide success. It took an entire community, or really an entire Country, to put this event on. Everyone who participated made a huge impact in getting national and worldwide attention for Bowe Bergdahl and his plight as well as reminding the Bergdahl Family how much we love and support them. You all deserve a huge round of applause. Sincerely Debbie O’Neill and Stefanie O’Neill Thank you for your caring kindness! Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 20-word thank you note, right here. e-mail your ad to classifieds@theweeklysun.com.

512 tickets & travel Frequent trips to Boise. Need something hauled to or from? Call 208-309-0134

514 free stuff (really!) Free fill. You haul. 317 E. Spruce Street, Hailey. 720-2509. Free moving boxes, packing paper, & wardrobe boxes. Call: 541-4000637

516 rants Is it really too much to ask for AT LEAST ONE sporting goods store in Ketchum/SV to carry some sort of water purifier kit?!? Took me all of 4 mins. to find -- and order -- what I was looking for on Amazon, btw (if you really want people to “shop locally,” try offering them practical stuff they actually NEED!!)

518 raves Compliments and thanks to all of the members of our sonorous Wood River Community Orchestra on their lovely concert performed at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens on Wed.,

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602 autos under $5,000 66 Buick Electra Convertable, runs, body straight, no rust needs new top and paint. P/W, P/L, power top with A/C. $3,900. 720-1146 2002 Mercury Cougar, 5-sp, 2L, 36

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610 4wd/suv 1989 Ford F150, 4WD. 6cyl, 4 speed manual, long bed w/shell. Good tires. Motor replaced in ‘05. Differential rebuilt in ‘08. $1,500. 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 Horse trailer for sale. Older, in great condition. Straight load, extra tall. $1,000 OBO. Call 726-2773

616 motorcycles Triple hauler motorcycle trailer w/ spare tire $375.00. 208-622-8115 or 206-818-7453. 1993 Harley Sportster 1200 for sale. Low miles-like new. Garaged and extras. 5 Gal. tank. $4,995.00 Firm! 720-6190 Leave message.

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

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621 r.v.’s 1977 Motor Home, excellent mechanically, needs roof. $800 OBO. Call 435-994-2127 or 481-1899.

622 campers Basque Wagon for Sale. Excellent Condition. Cast-Iron Stove. Oak Wheels. Lots of Storage. Waterproof fabric top. $8250. 720-4554/ Scott 8’ Pickup Camper. Very well kept. Must see to appreciate. $ 2,500. Call 720-4534 for details. Vintage Teardrop 14 ft. Shasta trailer needs some work. $950 heater and stove work. Great Glamping Trailer - paint it inside and out!! 7201146 . 1997 S&S Pickup Camper. 8’ excellent condition, queen bed, gas, electric fridge, stove and heater. Inside/ outside shower. $4,600 OBO. Call 788-4689.

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Sue Radford

Realtor - GRI, ABR (208) 720-1992 karen@sweetwaterhailey.com

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Sweetwater Community Realty, LLC Sue Radford/Karen Province Realtors For more information 208-788-2164 www.Sweetwaterhailey.com Open Daily – Hwy 75, one mile south of downtown historic Hailey to Countryside Blvd

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