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Learn about hoopin’ and the other games people play as Company of Fools stages the lighthearted “Circle Mirror Transformation” this week at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey. The play, about five people taking a community center acting class, won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American play. Its month-long run concludes this week with performances at 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and over and $10 for students and under. There are 10 front seats available for $10 each every night. Go to or 208-578-9122 for more information. COURTESY PHOTO:KIRSTEN SHULTZ

Steven Houts has created a colorful patio display in the few years he’s lived in Bellevue. His next project is planting a garden bordering his driveway.

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aren McCall is an eclectic artist, who engages in a variety of art, including floor canvases painted with scenes of aspen and fish. Jini Griffith is best known for her plein air landscapes inspired by her love of hiking, biking and rafting in the outdoors. Now these two Ketchum artists can add a new line to their resume—that of wine bottle artists. The two collaborated on the art for seven etched and hand-painted imperials titled “Set the Hook” that will be auctioned off at Friday’s Wine Auction Gala for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. It is the 17th year that Atkinsons’ Market has commissioned a wine lot featuring Sun Valley scenes on six-liter wine bottles (the average wine bottle is less than a liter). Griffith painted the landscape featuring Baldy, the Big Wood River, two flyfishermen and horses that sprawls across the seven bottles. McCall painted individual vignettes of fish that are native to this region — including brook, brown, rainbow and West Slope cutthroat trout. She then solicited the help of Silver Creek Outfitters in

“At it’s height, someone bid $78,000 on the Atkinsons’ lot. I’ll be rooting to bid it up since I have a personal stake in it this time.” – Jini Griffith



teven Houts bought his Bellevue home because of the large shop sitting on the property, not because of the yard. There was nothing in the yard, save for three aspen, he recalls. That was not a problem for a former landscape contractor from California. He went to work installing an array of shrubs, planting hop vines along the shop wall and clematis along the fence bordering the street and potting colorful purple and yellow pansies in brick tubs containing flowering crabapples. Then he installed a greenhouse to help along tomatoes and other veggies in Bellevue’s short growing season. “I can guarantee you I have the largest tomatoes in the valley right now,” he said, eyeing his tomatoes, which were approaching the size of a tennis ball. “The pansies offer the best color. But you have to keep at them—feed them, water them. And I’m still getting used to the growing season here. One year something will do well; the next year it doesn’t.” Houts is among six homeowners and two businesses that are serving as part of Bellevue’s first-ever Garden Tour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The tour was organized by a small group of Bellevue residents who recently formed the Friends of the Bellevue Library. “Our local Bellevue Library is in need of updated audiovisual materials, as well as funding for children’s literacy programming,” said Lisa

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Jini Griffith says painting is “just another way of looking at nature”—a way to capture what she sees and feels emotionally.”

Jini Griffith and Karen McCall were commissioned for the artwork, entitled Set the Hook, on the Atkinsons’ Market wine lot for this year’s Wine Auction Gala.

painting fly ties that are appropriate for each fish. “Artists don’t often get to work with someone else—we usually work by ourselves. So it was fun to be able to collaborate,” said McCall. Griffith painted her landscape in oils on a 10-inch by 60-inch canvas, paying particular concern to how the painting would look carved up in seven sections. McCall painted her fish in acrylic on canvas 14 inches long to get the details in. Sharon Pyle, Atkinsons’ specialties manager, then sent the art to Fresh Northwest Design in Gig Harbor, Wash. There, a design team scaled down the Ketchum artists paintings and used a stencil to transfer their art onto clean bottles. The team created layers for each aspect of the piece, including mountains and aspen trees, doing much of the work by computer. Finally, an artist handpainted the bottles, according to Griffith and McCall’s directions. The team etched the names of each winery on the backs of the bottles with the help of a photo emulsion process to produce a template which

Wine Auction this weekend The Sun Valley Center for the Arts celebrates their 30th Anniversary of the Wine Auction Fundraiser this weekend. Read more about it on page 6.

they mounted on the bottle. They then masked the rest of the bottle with tape and placed the bottle in a sandblaster. Artisans guided a stream of sand to erode the exposed glass and create an image. “I think the bottles look great—very striking,” said McCall. “And Jini has done a nice job with vertical things like trees that break up the long horizontal look.” Pyle said she is always nervous and excited to see how the lots would come out. And she’s gratified that the wineries are not only willing but excited about being involved. “Our Northwest wineries are top of the line for sure,” she said, referring to Col Solare, Cote Bonneville, DeLille Cellars, L’Ecole No. 41, Leonetti Cellar, Quilceda Creek Winery and Woodward Canyon Winery. Griffith said she will volunteer at Friday’s wine auction so she can watch the bidding on her bottles. “At its height someone bid $78,000 on the Atkinsons’ lot,” said Griffith. “I’ll be rooting to bid it up since I have a personal stake in it this time.” tws

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ou won’t recognize the Edgar M. Bronfman Chamber Series when it kicks off this Sunday. The chamber series has been renamed the Edgar M. Bronfman In Focus Series. • It’s been expanded from three performances to four. • It will feature discussions and demonstrations about the music by Music Director Alasdair Neale at 5:30 p.m. each night, with the concerts beginning at 6:30 p.m. (except for the finale on July 29). • It will have a common thread running throughout the series—in this case, the rich musical history of France with an emphasis on Impressionism. • The July 29 concert, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature a chamber orchestra—a first for the chamber series. • Pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet— a native of France—will be involved in the final two performances as the Symphony’s first artist-in-residence. • And Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy will make her Sun Valley debut in the Monday concert, singing French songs while her husband Kevin Murphy accompanies her at piano. Murphy, a winner of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, has sung with many of the world’s finest opera companies and symphony orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Salzburg Festival. “Alasdair felt that giving an overview of French music wasn’t complete without song,” said Jennifer Teisinger, the symphony’s executive director. The free chamber series opens on Sunday and continues on Monday, Wednesday, July 27, and Friday, July 29 at the outdoor Sun Valley Pavilion. The finale on July 29 will be entitled “Let Me Arrange That for You” and will feature a performance of a piece by Thibaudet as it was originally composed for piano. That will be followed by an orchestrated version featuring a chamber orchestra of symphony musicians. The chamber series was reformulated in response to a growing community of intellectually curious arts enthusiasts, said Teisinger. The “In Focus” series is designed to bring the audience inside the music, bringing it “in focus.” Sunday’s concert will feature Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Saint-Saens’

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ou might have felt a little left out had you driven through Ketchum without a bike rack on top of your car this past week. Two-wheel mania gripped the town as more than a thousand racers and their families poured into the valley from places like Hackettstown, N.J., and Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, for the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships. Bald Mountain, known for its perfectly coiffured groom slopes in winter, sported a rock fall of large jagged boulders tumbling into the stadium at the base of River Run. And a long stretch of large jagged boulders awaited them along a flat stretch of course bordering the bike path. The course gave even competitive veterans like Ketchum’s Muffy Ritz cause to pause. “It’s a very tough course fitness-wise and technically, which makes it a very good course,” she said. “I have to admit I got to the top of the rock fall and stopped. I wish I had the guts to go down it and I know if I could pick a line and do it once I’d be fine. But the consequences are too high for a 53-year-old.” Indeed spectators did see some spills, chorusing a universal “Ohhhh,” and looking away momentarily as a few racers tumbled over their handlebars on the downhill. “I thought the toughest part was actually the flat rocks— they were big and jagged and jangly—and you had to try to maintain your speed as you went along it,” said Hailey’s Janelle Conners, who raced in the amateur division. “The hill you just

had to pick your way down for a two-second ride.” When the dust had settled, it was the usual suspects for the most part who came out wearing the Stars and Stripes jerseys that showed they were the best in the nation. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski of Boulder, Colo., prevented Todd Wells of Durango, Colo., from collecting another title when he outsprinted Wells in Sunday’s short track event. Adam Craig, of Bend, Ore., and Lea Davison of Jericho, Vt., took home the pro Super Downhill national titles. Former Ketchum racer Georgia Gould, now living in Fort Collins, Colo., successfully defended her pro women’s cross country national title on Saturday while Todd Wells won the men’s title. She mounted a chase in Sunday’s Pro Women’s Short Track Cross Country race but was unable to catch Katie Compton of Colo., Springs, Colo., and came in third. Meanwhile, Ketchum racer Rebecca Rusch, competing for the first time in a single-speed race, blew away her closest competitor with nine minutes to spare. “Hearing my name and seeing all of my friends and my training partners…it’s the best week of my life living here, having nationals here,” said a jubilant Rusch after her win. “It’s awesome.” The competition-fueled lines at street side eateries like KB’s Burritos and kept employees at The Elephant’s Perch working until 10 each night fixing broken parts. River Run was abuzz with spectators who licked snowcones

served up by Zions Bank, perused a tent using a bike tire as a frame and cheered on racers as they bounced over a 12-foot-tall bridge smack dab in the middle of the bridge area at River Run. Two CH47 helicopters buzzed the top of Baldy on Friday as paragliders sailed off the mountain and an A10 from Gowen Field saluted the competitors in a flyover. Mike Hattrup explained to his son Axel how it would take the competitors as long to come down the trail as it would to go up. “I love this event,” he said. “It has great energy and it’s got to open the eyes of the mountain bike community to what we have here. Sun Valley has the potential to be a better mountain bike town even than a ski town—the riding’s that’s great.” Tom Knudsen of Ketchum showed up Friday in a Norwegian jersey and Norwegian socks to celebrate a Norwegian winning the Tour de France stage earlier that morning. India Wysong showed up bearing the brunt of bruises she’d sustained the night before when she crashed at the end of the Fat Tire Criterium in downtown Ketchum, sailing over the barrier at the finish line. Competitors and onlookers spoke favorably of the race. “It’s awesome. And it’s good for the valley-with all its energy,” said Hailey racer Miranda Stopol. “This is a beautiful area. And the race course will be even better when the trail’s been ridden more and is more broken in and more compact,” said Collum Read of Albuquerque, N.M., who sustained a broken collarbone

Clockwise from Right: • Many racers jumped the bridge at the top. • Racers were a blur on Ketchum’s streets during Thursday’s Fat Tire Criterium. • Racers had to navigate through a flat rocky course nearly the length of a football field. • Riders picked a variety of lines through the rock fall under Baldy’s gondola. • Female racers 13 and 14 years old take off in Friday’s National Cross-country Championship Race.

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On Sunday Eric Carlson, of Ketchum took second in the men’s 30-plus short track cross-country race. Simone Kastner of Hailey, topped the women’s 9 to 29 podium in the Super D women’s amateur. Sara Schroeder of Hailey came in second. Andrew Juiliano of Stanley placed third in the men 19-29 Super D. Scott Robinson of Ketchum placed third in the men 40-49 Super D. Gretchen Flint of Ketchum came in fifth in the women 40-plus Super D. Andy Andrews won the men’s70-plus 12.5-km. Cross Country race, besting Hans Muehlegger of Sun Valley by 4 hundredth of a second. Brooke Hovey took the Stars and Stripes Jersey in the women’s 35-39 cross country race. Sara Schroeder of Hailey took third in women 25-29. Victoria Wiseman of Ketchum took third in Women 55-59. Luma Randolph of Hailey took third in Junior Women Cross Country National Championships 11-12 on Friday. On Thursday in Non-National Championships traversing a 12.5km. course, Ashley McQueen of Ketchum took first in women 1929; Matthew McNeal, of Ketchum, first in mens 30-34 and Trey Knox, of Ketchum, fifth. James Santa took fourth in Men 50-54. Zach Latham, of Hailey first in Masters 30-39 and Ian Sundby, of Ketchum, fifth.

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ustin, Texas, crooner, James Speer will play Mahoney’s Bar and Grill in Bellevue on Friday. The free family-friendly show starts at 6:30 p.m. on the outside patio. Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut CD, “Sixes & Sevens,” Speer is back in the studio recording the beginnings of his much anticipated next album, “Soul Sessions.” While “Sixes & Sevens” delivers a powerful blend of straight rock, pop, and alternative music, “Soul Sessions” takes Speer’s pianodriven songs to the next level with the addition of soul, funk and pop elements to create a thoroughly modern R&B sound. Speer was named Best Male Vocalist at the 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Ca, where his album “Six-

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The Kim Stocking Band will play its tight harmonies from 6 to 9:30 p.m. tonight at The Wicked Spud’s Back Alley Parties on Main Street Hailey. Proceeds from beer and raffle sales will benefit the Northern Rockies Folk Festival, which is coming up Aug. 5 and 6. Hoodwink will perform at Ketchum’s Town Square Tunes in the town plaza outside Atkinsons’ Market from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia will bring their jazz grooves from Boise to Jazz in the Park Sunday. The concert runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ketchum’s Rotary Park, Warm Springs and Saddle roads. And Thunder Body, a New York group that plays dance hall roots music, will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the free Ketch’em Alive concert at Forest Service Park, First and Washington streets. tws

Dunning Didn’t Disappoint By KAREN BOSSICK


un Valley has a storied history of applauding its athletes who can slide fast on the snow—the Picabo Streets and Pete Pattersons, the Graham Watanabes and the Morgan Arritolas. Sunday night several hundred Wood River Valley residents came together to applaud one of their own who excels in a different way—tinkling the ivories at a world-class level. Susan Spelius Dunning didn’t disappoint, presenting a simply enchanting rendition of Chopin’s “Nocturn in D-flat Major” as cottonwood seeds danced through the air and interpreting Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” in a way that shed new light on the composition. “We’re asked why we do this. We do it because we think music is important in our lives--all

types of music but especially classical music, which adds breadth and depth to our existence,” said Steve Gannon, who paired with Dunning to found the Sun Valley Artist Series two years ago. Dunning appeared in a long flowing blue gown with sparkling necklace and earrings for the concert, which was sponsored by Jim and Willa McLaughlin and Judy Jellinek. She presented short commentaries between each song that made for a delightfully entertaining evening on what she herself called “a most magical evening in a most magical pavilion.” “When one says they have a dream, then go do what they dreamed of—that inspires all of us,” said Barbara Hamacheck. “It’s people like this, events like this that make the world a better place.” tws

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uy baskets, jewelry, scarves and other crafts made in tribal villages around the world and learn “What in God’s name is happening in the world?” this weekend at a Missions Festival. The festival, at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, will feature a ‘10,000 Villages Store’ featuring goods from The Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Vietnam, Chile and other Third World countries from 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon through Sunday. The crafts booths will be accompanied by booths depicting different work being done locally and globally, including that of the Hunger Coalition locally and a Border Ministry on the Mexican-Texas border that helps educate children who live in border towns. In addition, the public is invited to join in a Community Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday. A team of 20 adults and teen-agers, who just returned from Zambia, will talk about their work they did at an orphanage there supported by the church. And aA special guest speaker from the University Presbyterian Church in Seattle will also speak. “We’re wanting to look beyond our little valley and help people realize a lot of the good things happening in the world,” said Organizer Jane Henley. “There’ll be opportunities to get involved both locally and globally and look beyond our comfortable selves and realize we can help.” On Sunday at 9:30 a.m. the

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African “New Heart” worship team from Boise will present special music in tribal costumes. There will be short talks by several guest missionaries, followed by a Church Picnic on the lawn. Among those who will talk are seven members of the church who accompanied a Free Wheelchair Mission to Bogota, Columbia, where they delivered free wheelchairs to people with cerebral palsy and polio. The church raised enough money to buy 500 of the $60 chairs made from plastic lawn chairs and bike tires.

“Some of the people were bedridden and never got out of the house. We let them know that that chair was a gift of God,” said Henley. “I remember one 12-year-old girl named Julia who was deaf and blind and bedridden with cerebral palsy—she had to stay in bed all day because her mother had a job. Just to see the smile on her face knowing her mother wouldn’t have to carry her anymore was really special. And the chair allows her to go to the market with her mother.” tws

briefs Sarah Brown to Perform Piano Recital On Tuesday, July 26 at 5 p.m., Wood River High School graduate Sarah Brown will perform her Senior Piano Recital at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Sarah will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Norman Dello Joio, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Brahms and Robert Muczynski. Sarah began studying piano when she was six years old in Jakarta, Indonesia, after her father’s work took the family to Asia for 15 years. After three years in Jakarta, they moved to China where Sarah studied with a Chinese teacher and then on to Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, where she studied with Russian teacher Igor Chystokletov before returning to the Wood River

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lenn Janss, who founded the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, will help pop the cork on the 30th anniversary of The Center’s Wine Auction this weekend as honorary chair of the event. Janss founded the wine auction after she attended a similar event in California and realized how much money such an event could make for The Center’s educational and outreach programs. This year’s event will kick off Thursday when some of the Eric Claptons and Michael Jordans of the chef world will prepare knock-out food paired with top-drawer wines in some of the valley’s most elegant private homes. The Center will hold a Riedel Wine Symposium focusing on West Sonoma coast wines at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Sun Valley Inn, followed by the Wine Auction Gala at 5 p.m. under the big tent at Dollar Mountain. Saturday will include a Riedel

Bertha Mejia says her bosses—Brett and Steven Carlson—cleverly constructed a Sun Valley landscape out of tin for this wine barrel, which sits outside Ozzies Shoes.

Wine Symposium focusing on Australian wines at 11:30 a.m. at the Sun Valley Inn. There also will be a Wine Tasting Extravaganza from 12:30 to 3 p.m. under the Big Tent at Dollar Mountain. A Wine Auction Picnic and Concert featuring flamenco music by Sam Lardner and Barcelona will close out the weekend from 6 to 9 p.m. at Warm Springs Ranch. For more information, go to tws


ou can get a peek at some of the over-the-top dinners featured each year during the three-day Sun Valley Wine Auction in a new cookbook. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Junior Patrons Circle has compiled a cookbook titled “Entertaining Sun Valley Style—Behind the Scenes from the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction” just in time for the 30 anniversary of the wine auction. The coffee table-type hardcover book offers six dozen recipes for such dishes as sweet potato frittata, mushroom encrusted elk tenderloin and Turkish lamb kebab, concocted by Sun Valley and national chefs. The book offers wine-pairing suggestions, floral arrangements guidelines and such entertaining tips as creating the perfect dessert platter for chocolate lovers. And, it features photographs from past wine auctions, a resource guide for unusual food ingredients and wines and seven menu lists from past vintner dinners, which featured such dishes as Monterey Bay red abalone with white summer corn and winter black truffle vinaigrette, honeysuckle ice cream, asparagus folded lasagna, chilled passion fruit soup and olive oil cake with red wine. “It’s a way to turn the wine auction inside out so people feel a little more part of it,” said Sally Boettger, The Center’s co-executive director. Proceeds from sales of the book, which is available at The Center, Ketchum Kitchens and Ketchum bookstores, will benefit The Center’s arts education outreach. tws

briefs Community Library Elects New Trustee The Community Library Association is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Leslie Silva to its Board of Trustees. Leslie and her husband, Timothy Silva, the current Vice President and General Manager of Sun Valley Resort, returned to the Wood River Valley in 2009 after living in Truckee, California, for the past 18 years. Since her arrival, Leslie has volunteered throughout the community serving on the YMCA Board and the Big Brother Big Sister Advisory Committee, in additional to

being a Big Brother Big Sister mentor. “I am very pleased to be a part of the Library’s amazing Board of Trustees,” said Silva, “working with Executive Director Colleen Daly, and serving the Library community.” Together, Leslie and Tim have two children: a son, Michael Edward, who is 23 and graduated last May from UC Berkeley, and a daughter, Christina Marie Nicole, who is 20 and just completed her sophomore year at UC Berkeley.

Sawtooth Music Festival lineup, tickets The Sawtooth Music Festival continues in 2011 with two days of music and camping at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains in Stanley, Idaho. Saturday night features Portland-based Langhorne Slim, whose thoughtful lyrics and energetic live shows have earned him a reputation as a folk singer-songwriter with a punk-rock sensibility. Midwest hip-hop/indie band More Than Lights headlines Friday night. Other bands include Sera Cahoone, Fox Street Allstars, Free

Peoples, and Idaho-based bands Screen Door Porch, The Shook Twins, Jonathan Warren & the Billygoats, The Panhandle Polecats, and New Transit with more bands TBA. Expected attendance at this year’s festival is 2500 people. Camping will be permitted in Pioneer Park on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30. Tickets are now available online. Alcohol provided with I.D. No glass will be permitted in Pioneer Park. Info: www.

Lodge: Turn Back Your Biological Clock As part of the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s 2011 Health and Wellbeing Speaker Series, the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation invites the community to hear Dr. Henry Lodge, author of The New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit and Sexy—Until You’re 80 and Beyond, discuss the secrets of living a long, healthy life. Dr. Henry Lodge will present “Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging” at 5:30 p.m., next Wed., July 27 at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood. During his lecture, Dr. Lodge will address a whole-body approach to help individuals find wellness of body,

mind and spirit and achieve balance in life. He will discuss how to enjoy a long, healthy life though key elements such as changing daily habits, eating healthy and staying active. “It is an honor to bring Dr. Lodge to the Wood River Valley to speak to our community,” says Dr. Scott McLean, president of the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation. “His insight and guidelines on turning back the biological clock and staying young, vibrant and fit at any age is unparalleled.” For more complimentary tickets please contact Nicole Campbell at (208) 727-8419.

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ne of the reasons I settled here a decade back (I don’t even qualify as a local) is our proximity to the Teton/Yellowstone National Parks. The Sawtooths and the Pioneers are icing on the cake. And then, there’s the rest of Idaho. Yellowstone is the Serengeti of the Americas. It is also a very significant place. It holds clues to the dynamic formative processes of the solar system and to the beginnings of life (exobiology). This land of fire and ice has its dangers and its charms. One of my favorite and readily available attractions is Trout Lake, a half-mile uphill stroll from the Lamar Valley road in Yellowstone N.P. Its a small, circular body of water, about 250 feet in diameter. It has a path around it, and its named for its population of cutthroat trout. In mid-June, the pebbled bottom of its inlet stream is alive with the dance of females laying eggs and the males fertilizing them in a swim-by. Of course, fishing is forbidden until well after this event, but its beautiful to observe. A few yards away, waiting for the crop is a resident otter who suns on and lives nearby a large log that’s been there for years. Otters love to mug for the camera, so if you sit quietly by the shore amid the wildflowers, you’ll get a show. The western shore is shaded and wooded. The other slopes are lush, open meadows teeming with wildflowers. More often than not, buffalo pass the time of day on the northern side amid hundreds of ‘sugar bowl’ clematis. Even with young ‘uns around, I amble by slowly, quietly looking at the flowers and pretending to ignore the natives. They do the same. Good manners all around. Wild animals will tolerate us if we are quiet, still, predictable (not hunters) and have no surprises for them. Sometimes they’ll even like us. A couple of weeks back, the fatal attack of a hiker by a sow was the result of the female and cub surprised by the two hikers. Had they advertised their presence beforehand, the incident could,

Fairy Slipper Orchid at Trout Lake. Photo: BALI SZABO/SUN

perhaps, have been avoided. The floral mix of the moist west bank differs from the other three sloped shores. Here, a wild Western Clematis (Virgin’s Bower, similar to the cultivated clematis we grow for our trellises) crawls up tree trunks. In a new place, I scour every square foot just to see and record some memorable tidbit. I wandered along a soggy lakeshore, grass, scrub and rotting logs when I chanced on a stand of beautiful flowers I knew nothing about, the Calypso Bulbosa, a rare Western orchid (pictured) that’s related to the larger Lady Slipper. I felt like the Prince who found Cinderella. This orchid is rare only because its waterfront habitat is endangered by civilization’s love of shorelines, and it doesn’t matter whether its industrial development, an oil spill or a tree hugging Yuppie’s home. Bye bye habitat. The only other place I found this plant is along the Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone River below paved Beartooth Pass (11,000 feet) in view of Pilot’s Peak, under some shoreside evergreens, on the way into Cooke City. This ‘Gateway’ town is a crucible for the conflicts of the West - development, tourism, resource extraction and preservation. Like so many human conflicts, its all about the tws money.

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Trumpet-shaped Scarlet Gilia By KAREN BOSSICK


f the dashing Scarlet Gilia could sound its trumpetshaped flowers, the mountain valleys would be echoing aplenty right now. The plant, also known as Skyrocket, is decking the dry sunny hillsides along Highway 75 and area hiking trails just in time for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony season. Dr. A. Scott Earle says in his book, “Idaho Mountain Wildflowers,” that the flower is one of the few bright red flowers, along with paintbrushes, that are native to our mountains. Its flowers and foliage have an acrid odor when crushed so it’s been called “skunk flower,” although Earle says the smell doesn’t really resemble that of the skunks that seem to have inundated the bike path with their pungent aroma the past

few days. The plant usually stands about one to two feet tall with lacy dissected leaves at the base of the plant. But it’s said it grows as tall as five feet in some places. It is, of course, a favorite of hummingbirds. People have boiled it as tea. It can be taken in small doses as a tonic for the blood when the leaves are steeped in hot water until the water turns bright green. A poultice can be made for itchy skin and rheumatism. And an infusion of its roots is used as a laxative and to treat high fevers and colds, according to a Utah State University report. tws

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Bellevue Gardens, from page 1 Mary. “Our local, award-winning librarian, Patty Gilman, does an amazing job promoting early literacy by visiting and bringing the joy of reading to preschool and grade school children in the south valley. We hope to raise money to keep her going!” The tour will consist of eight “unique labors of love,” as Bellevue residents like to refer to their gardens. Some are new, while others have been established for more than 10 years. The tour begins at the visually stunning Branching Out Nursery on Main Street and concludes with a champagne and cupcake reception at the Green Antelope Gallery on Second and Oak streets. The first 50 participants will also get a special surprise at the conclusion of the tour. A raffle for a $500 sculpture, photograph, gift certificates from garden centers and more will take place at 8 p.m. at the gallery. Raffle tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. Ticket holders need not be present to win. Mahoney’s is offering tour goers with ticket stubs a 10% discount. Then tour goers are invited to view a free showing of “The Secret Garden” at the Bellevue City Park. Garden tour tickets are $10, available at Isadora, Oak St. Cafe, Sun Valley Garden Center, Branching Out Nursery and the tws Bellevue Public Library.

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The Hunger Coalition teamed up again with the Blaine County School District to sponsor The Lunch Connection this summer, offering free hot lunches at Woodside Elementary School. Beginning next Monday, breakfast joins the menu from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. weekdays through August 12. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for growing bodies and minds. Whether they are attending summer school or just enjoying the summer holiday, every Blaine County kid deserves to have access to healthy nourishing food. With the help of dedicated volunteers and the commitment of both The Hunger Coalition and the Blaine County School District, The Lunch Connection offers wholesome food to hungry kids and gives their parents and teachers peace of mind. Woodside Elementary School can be reached on Mountain Rides with a northbound stop at Berry Creek and southbound at Cherry Creek. As always, volunteers and questions are welcome! Please call The Hunger Coalition at 788-0121 or email: info@ for more information.

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The ARCH Community Housing Trust’s latest project is a single-family residence on Sabala Drive in West Ketchum. The house will be the center of attention at the upcoming Sun Valley Designer Showcase & Garden Lunch Party benefitting the non-profit affordable housing group ARCH. This event will feature a garden party lunch at the home of designer Bruce Martin and his wife Kelly, who live next door to the ARCH Sabala property, plus a tour of the inspirationally decorated home with the designers in attendance. The public can tour the house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Thursday through Sunday. Then again from 1 to 4 p.m. July 27 through 29 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets for the July 20 Garden Party Luncheon are $100 each ($60 tax-deductible). Chef Judith McQueen will be serving a delicious summer lunch menu, served under sunshades on the Martin’s gorgeous lawn. This premiere Sun Valley Designer Showcase will be free and open to the public for the 10 days following the grand opening, daily from July 21-30. For tickets to the luncheon, times that the house will be open each day and more information about ARCH, please call 208-726-4411.

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udy Foster became a dumpster diver when she moved to Woodside three years

ago. She pulled out ”more cardboard than you could believe,” then laid it and newspaper all over her yard in a lasagna fashion before piling on bark four inches deep. “A lot of the lawn and plants had died when I moved in. And one of my goals was to live as sustainably as I could. So I figured one way to reduce water and maintenance was to go this route,” she said. “I love not having to worry about mowing and aerating. And leaves become part of it so I don’t have to worry about raking, either.” That’s not to say Foster’s yard on Winterhaven Drive is devoid of life. She has planted a host of shrubs and trees around the perimeter of her front yard that she hopes will give her some privacy as they grow. And her backyard sports a huge ring of strawberries, as well as grapes, raspberries and other plants. Foster will show off her “work in progress” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during the Hailey Garden Tour to benefit the Hailey Public Library. The tour will feature 11 gardens in an area bordered by Fox Acres Drive on the north and the Sweetwater development to the south. The tour features such jewels as Maeme Rasberry’s garden, where she grows veggies for her restaurant, and Julie Fox-Jones’ five-acre spread, which even shows how veggies can be incorporated into a child’s playset. And it features the work of people like Jose Hererra, who built a fountain and waterfall on opposite corners of his backyard after retiring as custodian of The Community School. The first thing Vee Riley did when she moved to her home on Laurelwood eight years ago was to lay decorative stones leading away from her house into the sagebrush on the hill a couple hundred feet away. The pathway leads to a meditation garden with statues of St. Francis and deer and a park bench. Riley never gardened while living in a beach side home in California. But she’s gotten into it here with a fluorish, planting trees for every member of her family and even putting in a cactus garden from which she can look at Della Mountain. The first thing Stephanie Giacobbi and her husband Eric Coury did was to chain two tons of sagebrush from the hillside bordering their back yard to a truck and yank it out. They then built three stone terraces, filling them with mock orange and other plants, leaving room for a vegetable garden at top. Giacobbi never wanders through her yard on Winterhaven Drive without picking a

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The Hailey Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foxmoor/Woodside neighborhood. Tickets are $20, available at the gates or before the tour at all Webb Nursery locations, the Sun Valley Garden Center, and the Sustainability Center. Gardens owners are Maeme Rasberry, Judy Foster, Vee Riley, Stephanie Giacobbi and Eric Coury, Kathy Nice, Benito and Maria Martinez, Jose Herrera, Julie Fox Jones and Mike and Kris Olenick. In addition, tour-goers are invited to check out the E.W. Fox Garden, a community garden effort led by Tracy Anderson, at 991 Fox Acres Road. And All Seasons Landscaping will be giving tour-goers tours of its sustainable plantings at the Sweetwater Development at 870 Maple Leaf Drive. Sweetwater is cooking up brats and hot dogs for tour-goers, as well, said Sue Radford. And there will be entertainment and garden experts stationed along the way. The tour is perfect for bikes. If you need a new bike, the Friends of the Hailey Public Library are raffling off a “garden cruiser,” courtesy of Sun Summit South. Raffle tickets are available everywhere tour tickets are sold. The event is presented by The Friends of the Hailey Public Library with proceeds going to the library. Information: 720-9714 or

couple strawberries for her son to nibble on amidst the hostas, delphinium, clematis, high-altitude hydrangea and bleeding heart in her colorful yard. Her story mirrors that of many of the others’ on the tour, said Garden Chair Gretchen Wagner. “With a couple of notable exceptions, the properties on this year’s tour all began as fairly typical bare lots in typical subdivisions. In a relatively short time span, the owners have transformed these yards into exquisite places, all distinctly different from one another,” she said. “You will see dozens of varieties of stone used in many different applications, vegetables, fruit trees, and flowers—wild and tame.  You will see what two professional landscapers did in their own yards.  You will see that you can, in fact, remove all the grass from your entire lot.  You will witness the birth of a brand new city park made with recycled materials and native plants.  You will be amazed at water features, terraced gardens, patios and paths, all done by hand.  And bookending the tour at opposite ends of the spectrum are one of the only LEED for Neighborhoods pilot projects in the country and one of the oldest still-productive farmsteads in town.” tws


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WRHS Senior Cookie Benson By JONATHAN KANE


ookie Benson, Wood River High School senior, is a true local. Born and raised in Hailey, she has moved five times in her life, all on the same street – Treasure Lane. “It’s been awesome to grow up here,” she said. “It’s a great place for kids because there is so much to do and I come from a family that loves the outdoors. The mountain is only five minutes away and there are so many great hikes. In the summer I love to go boating at Magic and in the winter I snowboard. It’s such a tight-knit community here and there is so much support. It’s also so safe that you can run around town and not worry. I’ve also been with the same kids since kindergarten so we have very strong bonds and are very connected. There is also so much outdoor music and everyone comes out and supports each other. I don’t really have anything bad to say except that sometimes it feels too small and everyone knows your business – especially in school. I do look forward to getting out, though. I’d like to travel and live abroad for a few years but I could see moving back here. Cities are a little too big and complicated.”

Benson did have the unique opportunity to live in Bangkok, Thailand, for three months, which was “the best experience of my life.” She added, “Bangkok was a little overwhelming. It was so busy and there were so many people. I liked visiting but I don’t think I’d like to live there. We backpacked throughout Thailand and you learn so fast while traveling. It opens your eyes to different cultures and broadens your view of how we do things here and how people do it around the world. My favorite thing was riding the elephants and the food was amazing, especially sticky rice with mango, which was the most incredible thing I’ve ever eaten. The landscapes took your breath away with the contrast of the beaches and the jungles. It was quite different from the cities, which were loud, smelly and overpopulated, and filled with hustle and bustle. It was so different when we came back and you really appreciate the Valley because it’s home.” This summer she is working at The Toy Store, which has been a great experience. “It’s just a really good environment and the people I work with are awesome. I especially enjoy testing all the toys. I really like to work and it’s a great opportunity to learn

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he Second Annual ‘A Day of Chalk’ delightfully decorated the sidewalks of Hailey’s Main Street from Croy to Bullion as over 100 people of all ages hunkered down to express themselves in chalk this past Saturday. Squares sold for $5 each and included a box of 6 colors of washable chalk. The event was part of Hailey Art’s Commission’s July ‘A Month of Art’ which includes art on display for the month at the Hailey Sun Valley Center Gallery and ‘A Night of Music’. Other HAC projects are the unique bicycle racks around town, the “Just Bag It’ sculpture and permanent artwork at the tws new rodeo grounds.

Jed Waters kneels next to his work of art at Saturday’s festival.

responsibility, which will help me later in life in my real job.” In the meantime, this 3.5-gpa student will be entering her senior year at Wood River. “We are so blessed to have so many awesome teachers who are so intelligent and warm-hearted. They really care about the individual students and they strive to help you succeed. I like to take challenging classes and struggle a little bit. Classes that you don’t have to put any effort into are a waste of time. I like to feel like I’m accomplishing something. Chemistry was very challenging. It wasn’t my favorite so I had to work really hard at understanding it and doing well in it. It’s rewarding to know that you did well and received a good grade. It also makes my mom happy! I’ll probably pursue international relations in the future although I don’t know what field to go into yet. I love kids and it would be so cool to work with them. I sometimes think about teaching abroad because that would incorporate my interest in traveling and my interest in children. I haven’t really decided yet. I want to get out of Idaho but not go too far for too long. I’ll always want to come back and be with my family.” tws


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Hailey Idol is this Friday night at the Wicked Spud. We (Music ‘n Me) will provide the sound system and you provide the talent. If you do not have backup for your singing ect...just bring your i-pod (karaoke version) and we will plug it in and then you sing! You may have up the three people inyour group to perform. All ages Welcome and all levels of talent!

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Time to make your bed as the bed races will be returning to the Camas County Fair this year. The bed races will take place on Main Street in Fairfield at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, before the street dance. The bed must be at least a twin-size and humanpowered. Teams consist of five members. The bed and team members must be under control for the most part (this hasn’t always been the case) and there must be four pushers and one rider, with a switch of riders at the turn-around point. Bed decorating is encouraged. Admission and entry to this event are free. For more information you can contact Joe at 208-764-3827. I hope we have lots of teams this year and everyone has a blast! The Camas County Fair takes place in Fairfield, Idaho, August 4-7.

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This sweet little campground is Red�ish Lake very easy to get to. Roomy campand Lodge for sites with a nice mix of sun and a Saturday shade. Solid tables, newer �ire rings, �irewood for sale on site Road Trip and sitting right on the Harriman Trail. Hike, bike, �ish right from the campground.


This is a great spot for close to town camping. Camp and run in to Ketchum for necessities (wine and coffee), or head in for one of many of the great events in town. We picked it for our inaugural trip in our new trailer “just in case!”

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hey certainly broke the mold when they created Buck Brannaman. A truly iconic American figure and one of the world’s most renowned horse whisperers, his story is beautifully told in the excellent new documentary Buck, now playing at the Magic Lantern Cinema. Brannaman, primarily raised in Idaho, and the film Buck, tells a story perfectly pitched for this part of the country, and the sold-out audience I viewed the film with was loaded with what you would call ‘horse people.’ Frankly, I know nothing about horses, although I live on a beautiful horse farm, and even though the horse people laughed at the subtler points of the film, any knowledge of horses will not preclude you from loving this movie. The reason is Brannaman himself and the compelling story of how he survived childhood abuse as a trick rope performer and transformed himself into a powerfully spiritual figure that seems to work with horses in sort of a Zen-like magic show. His wit and charm can remind you slightly of a modern-day Will Rogers, and the depth of his story and humanity are truly unforgettable. As he knowingly remarks in the film, “I’m helping horses with people problems.” He was also the inspiration and model for Robert Redford in his film The Horse Whisperer. Redford appears in the movie, as well as ranchers and family members that attest to the quiet power of the man. There is also the footage of him at work,which is nothing short of remarkable. The film is the first for Cindy Meehl and it is a terrific debut. Inserting footage of his childhood gives you a sense of the pain he endured at the hands of his father and how he transformed it into true love and a generosity of spirit to working with horses. It also speaks to the truths of parenting and how his work with horses truly transcends the experience. Buck is a film not easily forgotten. tws

The last day’s of Cancer’s Solar Journey ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t like to be told precisely what to do. You need the freedom to make your own decisions. Then again, having too many choices is almost worse than having none. This week offers you just the right amount of structure. You feel free to customize your time, and you’ll like the options available to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You give your all to the projects and people around you. So choose your work carefully. You’re so deeply committed and motivated, and it would be a shame to waste this energy on anything other than what you really, really want. Think long and hard about what is going to make you happy, and write it down. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s an atmosphere around you. Sometimes it’s an atmosphere of playfulness, silliness and whimsy. Other times, your personal environment is serious, thoughtful and regimented. You are very much in control of the mood this week. You’ll decide on a tone and will structure your demeanor and surroundings to fit. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sometimes you wonder if your accomplishments will ever be enough to make you feel that you have indeed “arrived.” Give yourself overdue credit, and you just may realize that you “arrived” long ago and have been here all along, deserving of respect, love and acceptance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You could spend a lifetime searching for your purpose and never completely define it. Your purpose changes throughout your life. And besides, you are too multifaceted to pin down in a single statement. So don’t worry about trying to fit in or do what you should. What you need most now is compassion and breathing room. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Do you agree with your own methods of motivation? You have a system of reward and punishment, but you don’t consciously realize what it is. Think about the things you do to make yourself feel bad or good. You will determine the fairness and effectiveness of these methods and work toward a better system. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Jealousy plays a part in the drama of the week. A loved one may secretly fear that she has little to give compared to another

person in your life. You realize that all humans are vulnerable to feelings of inadequacy. Your compassion and understanding will heal the situation or at least calm it for the time being. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Inspiration is like water, food and air -- you need it to live. You may not realize how low your level of inspiration is until you find yourself wandering through the aisles of a store or library, looking for nothing in particular. An aimless search will bring you to your next awesome source of inspiration. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A father figure will play a role in the way karma unfolds. If you play your cards right, you’ll gain a position of power. It is crucial that you show humility, understand your place and pay respect where it is due. You will be promoted and praised because you are emotionally generous. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You won’t give up on what you want, but you also see that pushing your agenda, for the time being, isn’t working. So you’ll set it aside for a while, willing to see if there isn’t something better that is supposed to happen. As you relax and let life happen as it will, your general status will improve. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll carefully plan out events, though you’re also flexible enough to abandon what’s not working. There’s no shame in turning to plan B, C or D. Your balanced mix of attentiveness and free-spirited attitude is a recipe for success. And as long as you keep your eye on a single goal, you’ll attract cooperative helpers. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Actions that are normally simple and straightforward, such as driving, shopping or dialing the phone, can be made suddenly difficult by elevated stress levels. So when you feel yourself getting tense, reduce your expectations. Take it slow, breathe, calm down, and you’ll return to your usual state of grace. THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You effortlessly attract helpful people. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) will work especially hard on your behalf. The next five weeks bring a stroke of luck to your financial picture. You possess a remarkable talent for putting the right people together for the right situation. tws

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at various locations. $10 M/$15 NM, Info: 726-9358 or allison@sbgarden. org. FREE Meditation Class with Stella - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Ketchum. Infor: 726-6274.

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_Garden Luncheon Fundraiser for ARCH Community Housing Trust - 1 p.m. at 209 Sabala, Ketchum. Info/ Tickets: 208-726-4411. Movie and Popcorn for $1 (July 7: You Again; July 14: Life As We Know It; July 21: The Family Stone; July 28: Chocolat) - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Hailey Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market - 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Main Street between Sturtevants and Bank of America. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Call 726-5997 for info. Preschool Clay and Beginners French - 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Info: 721-8045. Hailey Chamber Business After Hours - 5 to 7 p.m. at Old Cutters, hosted by Old Cutters Community and Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Ladies Night at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Every Thursday after 6 p.m. Info: 721-8045. SFREE CONCERT by Hood Wink presented by Town Square Tunes - 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ketchum Town Plaza (across from Atkinsons). Survivors of Sexual Abuse open meeting - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Advocates house. Babysitter available. Info: 7884191 or 720-7160. ONLY 3 SHOWS LEFT! Company of Fools presents Circle Mirror Transformation - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 208-578-9122 or FREE Friday Night Outdoor Movie starts at dusk, at Bellevue Memorial Park. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film, The Secret Garden. Bring your blankets and low-back chairs. Info:

friday, 7.22.11 Sun Valley Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine Auction Fundraiser. Info/tickets: or 208-726-9491. Walk Fit - 10 a.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. AToddler Tales at the Hailey Public Library for 18-36 months. 10:30 a.m. with parent. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. Kids Clay - 3:30 to 5 p.m., every Friday at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Info: 721-8045. Bellevue Library Garden Tour - 4 to 8 p.m. around Bellevue. Begin at Branching Out Nursery on Main Street, and concludes at Green Antelope Gallery on 2nd street. ONLY 2 SHOWS LEFT! Company of Fools presents Circle Mirror Transformation - 8 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 208-578-9122 or SMatt Hopper & The Roman Candles - 8:30 p.m. at Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover. SHailey Idol contest - tonight at the Wicked Spud, Hailey. Info: Mitzi, 208720-3918. SFREE CONCERT w/James Speer of Austin, Texas - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mahoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill in Bellevue. SDJ Marlene - 9 p.m. at the Silver Dollar in Bellevue. SAnders Osborne (Grammy-winning singer/songwriters/guitarist) - 10 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum.

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Fundraiser. Info/tickets: or 208-726-9491. U.S. Collegiate Ice Skating Championships at Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indoor ice rink open solely to high-level, full-time college students - free to spectators. For event times and more info, contact 208-622-8020.

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Friends of the Hailey Public Library to benefit the Hailey Public Library) - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around Hailey. Info: or call 208-720-9714. $20. Summer Hike with the Idaho Conservation League at Mill Lake, re: Meditation in the Mountains w/Lacey Segal, Healing Touch/Theta Healer & Meditation Teacher. Call 726-7485 for info/ reservation. Bellevueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old City Hall Museum Open for the Season - 12 to 4 p.m. Celebrating itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15th year. FINAL PERFORMANCE! Company of Fools presents Circle Mirror Transformation - 8 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 208-578-9122 or Sun Valley Summer Ice Shows presents Evan Lysacek, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist - dusk at the Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Info/tickets: 208-6222135. SDJ McClain at McClainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover.

sunday, 7.24.11 U.S. Collegiate Ice Skating Championships at Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indoor ice rink open solely to high-level, full-time college students - free to spectators. For event times and more info, contact 208-622-8020. Sun Valley Summer Figure Skating championships - one of the largest and most popular non-qualifying figure skating competitions on the Northwest Pacific region. Free to spectators. For event times and more info, contact 208-622-8020. SLeana Leach performs during Sunday Brunch - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lodge Dining Room, Sun Valley. Bellevueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old City Hall Musum Open from 12 to 4 p.m..

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tra rehearsal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the new music room at the Wood River High School. Info: 726-4870. SFREE CONCERT w/Kevin Kirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Onomatopoeia - presented by Jazz in the Park - 6 to 8 p.m. at Rotary Park in Ketchum. Kundalini Yoga Class - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. - 416 Main St. Suite 101 in Hailey - Call 721-7478 for info.

monday, 7.25.11 EcoCamp: Adventure Aquatic - ERCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overnight ecology camp for rising 4th - 7th graders. Central Idaho 4H Camp. Info/register: or or 726-4333. Walk Fit - 10 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria). Mondays 12:15 to 1 p.m. Come, play, and laugh. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. Blaine County Teen Advisory Council II - 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Wood River Middle School Library. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connectionsâ&#x20AC;? - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Community Health, 2nd floor, Hailey. Info: contact Wendy Norbom at 309-1987 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Figure Drawing Group - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at First Avenue Contemporary Gallery in Ketchum. Model fee for sessions; beginners and advanced welcome. Call 309-0565 for info. Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., at the Senior Connection.

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ave you noticed that a plant you have in your yard is much smaller when you find it on high-elevation walks? It may be the same species but it has acclimated to the harsher conditions at elevation. So what’s going on? First, an acclimation is an adjustment an individual makes; or example, flagging (trees growing branches only on the leeward side, out of blowing wind and snow), or growing thin, large leaves in shady forests and thicker ones in full sun to optimize sunlight. An adaptation is a helpful genetic trait at the species level (i.e., snowshoe hares turning white in winter). At high elevations, many plants acclimate. One of the most common acclimations is to take on what is called a “cushion” form – a leggy plant

elsewhere grows in a very compact shape, low to the ground. This helps the plant in several ways. It moves the plant out of the full force of the wind – as you approach the ground, wind speeds slow dramatically. This helps the plant retain moisture. The compact shape itself helps to trap moisture – desiccation is a prime threat to these plants. Also, by growing close to the ground, it can absorb some of the natural warmth from the earth, and also capture some of the sunlight that is radiating back from the ground as heat. All of these create a microclimate that allows the plant to live where conditions would normally be too tws harsh! Got a question or want to draft your own ERCbeat? Contact the ERC at or 726-4333.

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726-4501. FREE discussion w/Richard Thieme about his book Mind Games - 6 p.m. at the Community Library, Ketchum. Info: 208-726-3493. Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families - Cody Acupuncture Clinic 720-7530. Kundalini Yoga Class with HansMukh 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Info: 721-7478 SFREE CONCERT w/Thunder Body (roots body music from N.Y.) - presented by Ketch’em Alive - 7 to 9 p.m. at Forest Service Park in Ketchum. Blaine County Teen Advisory Council - 7 to 8 p.m. at The HUB, Community Campus, Hailey.

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A Builders and others, including Rebekah Helzel on the far left who helped kickstart affordable housing in the Wood River Valley several years ago, turned the dirt at a groundbreaking for the new River Street Apartments Thursday afternoon.

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t took an hour Thursday for Marge Prothman to drive her Hoveround electric wheelchair from her Copper Ranch apartment in Woodside to what she hopes will be her new home behind the Bigwood 4 theatres. But she’ll have to wait several months to turn the key. Thursday was just the groundbreaking for her new 24-unit, low-income senior apartment building development. Hailey Mayor Rick Davis called the development of the River Street Apartments “a momentous occasion for Hailey.” Prothman called it an opportunity to be a stone’s throw from downtown Hailey, where she can grab a bite to eat at Shorty’s and other restaurants. And she’ll be just two blocks from Albertsons. “It will have an elevator so I want to get an apartment on the top floor where I can look out and see people hiking up Carbonate Ridge,” said Prothman, who has had to use a wheelchair since being struck by a car while hiking in Nepal four years ago. “And I’m really excited to move into a center with people my own age.” Excavation on the vacant lot at 731 N. River St. began this week. New Beginnings Housing of Caldwell will construct the three-story building, which will feature covered parking on the ground floor, an exercise center, community gardens, Energy Star appliances and a private balcony for each unit. Three units will be handicapped accessible and all units will be adaptable should accessibility become needed. Fifteen individuals and couples have applied for the oneand two-bedroom units, which encompass between 690 and 900 square feet. One unit will be reserved for an on-site manager. Builders had hoped to break ground in April, said New Beginnings owner Gregory Urrutia. But the project was delayed until the City of Hailey agreed to relieve Sweetwater of its community housing requirements in exchange for the rights to the land that the development will sit on. “While it was sometimes a winding and bumpy road, we

appreciate the efforts of ARCH and the city to put this together,” said attorney Jim Laski on behalf of Sweetwater developer, Kevin Adams. Tom Harvey, who volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, praised ARCH Director Michelle Griffith for bringing together the agencies to get the project done. “Michelle is a terrific out-ofthe-box thinker. We think about doing one or two houses and she comes up with a whole project like this for 20-plus seniors. That’s quite an undertaking,” he said. Joe Rausch, general contractor of Wright Brothers, said the project is “a very attractive one.” “It’s going to be a great addition for seniors—a lot whom have lived here so many years but need a place to move to as they have to leave their homes,” added Hailey resident Marcia Rausch. “It will also give those who move to Hailey to be closer to their children a place to stay.” Idaho Housing Finance Association provided financing for the development by awarding tax credits. Local foundations also provided several thousand doltws lars’ worth of grants.

What’s it cost?

One-bedroom apartments will rent for between $525 and $595 per month at below-market prices. Two-bedroom apartments will cost between $625 and $695 per month. Units are available to people 55 years or older whose incomes are 60 percent of the area median income or less as computed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Currently, a single person can earn up to $32,760; a couple, up to $37,440. Information: 208-788-3209.

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Sun Valley Opera and Metropolitan Theatres are presenting the delayed live broadcast of Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic in Jerusalem. This one night event features soprano Renée Fleming and Tenor Joseph Calleja. The broadcast begins at 7 p.m. at the Bigwood Theatre in Hailey on Thursday, July 28. $20 tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office. Fleming known as “the diva of the people” performs with Calleja in a program featuring arias and duets by Verdi, Gounodi, Puccini and more. The spectacular performance will include a sweeping audio and visual experience. This is an evening that you won’t want to miss.

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World Cup Highlights By BALI SZABO

The road to Cup

Tired and running low on adrenalin after the 123 minute victorious ordeal against Brazil, the U.S. women still managed to carve out a 3 - 1 win against France on July 13th in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Remarkably, the French outplayed the Americans through most of the match, outshooting them 25 to 11. After an early Lauren Cheney goal, the French continually pressed the attack and scored the equalizer to tie the game before the half. The opening minutes of the second half was more of the same. The U.S. was chasing the prescise, organized, creative French all over the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pitch.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In the 65th minute, a substitution turned the tide. Midfielder Megan Rapinoe was sent in, and with Lauren Cheney, gained control of the midfield and slowed the French attack. In the 79th minute, Cheney lofted a perfect corner kick right on Abby Wambachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head at the far post, and she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss.2 -1 U.S. A few minutes later, Rapinoe fed the speedy Alex Morgan with a feathered pass which she chipped in past a fallen goalie. 3 -1 U.S. Later in the day, surprising Japan beat Sweden, 3 -1. The Japan vs. U.S. final was set. U.S. coach Pia Sundhage aptly concluded, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We suffered from tired legs, but we won with an indomitable heart.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

The wake up call

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Author Jay Tunney will talk about the friendship of his famous heavyweight champion father, Gene Tunney, with world-renowned playwright George Bernard Shaw at 6 p.m. tonight at The Community Library. A book signing of Tunneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prizefighter and Playwright,â&#x20AC;? will follow the free presentation. On Tuesday, Author Richard Thieme will talk about his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mind Games,â&#x20AC;? a collection of 19 stories of computer hackers, deception and intelligence, puzzling anomalies, spirituality and mysteries of consciousness, the paranormal, UFOs and alien life forms. That presentation also begins at 6 p.m.

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his week we finally have more actual reporting to do. The Big Wood has finally dropped to a reasonable fishing level. While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still high and relatively challenging to find a lot of fishable water, conditions are improving rapidly. Some fishable water should be available at most access points, look for knee to waist deep â&#x20AC;&#x153;walking speedâ&#x20AC;? water and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely find some fish. Green Drakes are being seen on most sections of the river and for dry flies, green drake and most general mayfly patterns in sizes 10 and 12 should get some looks. Put a smaller bead head trailer, size 14 or 16, behind these large dries to improve your odds. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also beginning to see some large golden stones and some smaller yellow sally stones. These fish are hungry, not overly selective, and with a variety of bugs now beginning to be present most fly selections will produce given the right water and a decent presentation. The mornings on Silver Creek the last couple of weeks have been a little quiet. This should improve as we are beginning to see the tiny Trico mayflies and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a favorite fare. With the heat of summer on this trico hatch will be early, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to down on the creek shortly after sunrise. In addition to the tricos you may also have pmd and baetis present and we should be seeing callibaetis in the slower water as-well. So if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to the creek, be armed with a good selection of flies as these fish are becoming selective. All-in-all weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some great fishing happening out there and as the streams continue to drop options and fishing will only get better. Have fun and be safe.

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t was a great day for the Ordinary Man, as 42-yearold Darren Clarke from Northern Ireland won the 140th British Open with a 5 under par 275 on a cold, blustery day at Royal St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. His steady 2 under par round was the best of the day, and good enough to hold off Americans Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, who finished second and third, respectively. An Eagle on the front nine put him 7 - under, and steady golf did the rest. For the last 20 years, jovial Darren Clarke mentored more than he won. Like a lot of us, he struggled with his demons weight gain, smoking and an occasional glass of wine too many - along with a decade of Tiger Woods. For 19 years he tried and failed to hold the Claret Cup. He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;he grew annoyed and fed up with the game.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A friend, who for a moment became Darrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentor, told him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let your golf game determine your attitude. Let your attitude determine your golf game.â&#x20AC;? A few weeks ago he won a tournament, and that carried over to the Open. On his 20th try, he holds the Claret Cup. An Arab Spring has turned into a Northern Irish summer, with Clarke and McIlroy winning the British and US Opens. Sometimes nice guys can finish first. tws

The rising sun in Japan symbolized this great soccer game between two teams few could root against. It was 11:15 PM in Frankfurt when Japan won the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup Soccer final on penalty kicks, 3 - 1. Regulation play ended in a 2 - 2 tie, making this the highest scoring Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final ever. The Americans got off to a fast start and totally dominated offensively, but 11 of their first 12 shots were not on goal. They missed every way possible, off or over the crossbar and off the post three times, as the half ended scoreless. As is so often the case, the misses came back to haunt them. Japan had life and hope. The second half opened with a young sub Alex Morganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot off the post. Later, a nice Rapinoe pass to a streaking Morgan finally resulted in a goal, with 20 minutes to play. In the 80th minute, two mistakes in front and a bad bounce gave Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miyama the equalizer. With the score tied, 1 - 1, the game went into 30 minutes of extra time. Again, the U.S. scored first. In the 14th minute, Alex Morgan shot a laser at Abby Wambachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head, who converted. It was her World Cup leading 13th goal. The U.S. was up 2 - 1. With only 3 minutes to go, the undersized Japanese and their veteran star Sawa scored on a corner kick. Time expired and the game went to penalty kicks, which the giant killer Japanese won easily. It was Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first ever final, and it couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have come at a better time as salve for a grieving nation.





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â&#x20AC;&#x153;This benefit is in summer. That would be winter.â&#x20AC;? Diners had the opportunity to offer pledges for dog leashes, shade cloths, microchips, swimming pools and spay packages for four-legged beneficiaries of the shelter, which was the first no-kill shelter established in Idaho. And they had a chance to bid on much, much more, including a couple-dozen birdhouses created by valley residents. The one-of-a-kind birdhouses included a His â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Hers Outhouse built by Sandra, Rick and Evan Hasselbacher and a Blaine County Jailbird house constructed by Andrea Parker. JoAnne Dixon, the shelterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director, described the happiness her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Houdiniâ&#x20AC;? dog had brought her despite its propensity for jumping 6-foot fences and even jumping out a two-story window when it decided Its mother was not going anywhere without it. And Dave Frei , the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club, told how an old slow dog named Scout had taught a big-time attorney in New York City thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay to go slow because you see so much more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dogs really create culture in our neighborhoods,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The phrase, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;May I pet your dog?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; has created more friendships than anything. Our diplomats could use dogs!â&#x20AC;? tws

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The shelter has adopted out more than 10,000 animals in its 29 years. Things are looking up from last year when it was bulging at the seams. The shelter currently has 30 dogsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;half its 60-dog capacity-and about 30 cats.


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spaniel cocker named Radar and a Jack Russell named Jonathan schmoozed the crowd during the cocktail party. And a sell-out crowd of 360 people responded Friday night, opening up their wallets and pocketbooks on behalf of the dogs and cats at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. Charlotte Thompson of Hailey won the raffle for $10,000 of groceries at Atkinsonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and donated $5,000 back to the shelter to use for dog and cat food or whatever else might be needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still adding up the total income from the benefit, but it looks as if it will exceed last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total of more than $300,000,â&#x20AC;? said Jo Murray, the shelterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesperson. The evening, held on a pictureperfect evening under the big tent outside Trail Creek Cabin, attracted many longtime supporters of the shelter. Among them, Gundl Haskell, the daughter of an Austrian ski instructor, who visits the shelter weekly to pet the kitties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of shelter cats, including my new one Paka, which means cat in Swahili,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some cats are quite friendly and some are shy. I figure you have to socialize them to get them to come out of their hiding places or no one is going to adopt them.â&#x20AC;? Maggie Sturdevant talked about the need to revive a tradition she had for four years of holding a Christmas lunch for women who then brought donations of blankets, dog food, cat treats and dog beds for the animals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animals are such an important part of our lives,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Sun Valley Resort has been chosen as the site for the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships, July 2124, 2011. Hosted by the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club, this event is the only figure skating event in the country open solely to high-level full-time college students. The competition will be divided into four categories: junior ladies, junior men, senior ladies and senior men. Collegiate events begin Friday

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Dear Classified Guys, I don't know what to do. I've had a Chihuahua named Spike for the past 4 years. He's small, fast and very friendly, but he has one problem. He wasn't just tapped with the ugly stick, he got whacked! I admit that he's a dog only a mother could love. I'm 79 years old and moving to a new apartment building that doesn't allow pets, and there are no exceptions. I've already tried. The big obstacle is that while he has a great personality, he could probably win an ugly dog contest. I tried offering him "free to a good home", but the two people who came to look opted not to take him. I only have a few months to find him a good home and I'm at a loss on what to do. There's no way to make an ugly dog cute. What would you suggest I do?

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Not just for you, but also for Spike. Cash: Fortunately, he has a great personality. That's the most important attribute people look for when searching for a pet, and one that will definitely help find him a new home. Carry: You should first try asking all your friends and family members if they'd be interested in taking Spike. They may be willing to care for him so you can visit, especially if you offer to help pay for his care. If not, they may know someone else who would be interested. Cash: Since you still have a few months to find him a new home, don't give up on your classified ad just yet. There are many

people who could love Spike and offer him a good home. Be sure to mention that he is a Chihuahua since people often search for dogs by breed. Carry: You could even try contacting the news department at your newspaper to see if they would be interested in highlighting your story. Considering Spike's good looks, he may be newsworthy! The more attention you can get for Spike, the better his chances are of getting adopted. Cash: Also contact any animal shelters or rescue groups in your area. There are often organizations specific to Chihuahuas that can help you find Spike the perfect home.

Most beauty contests are a function of good looks, unless, of course, you're a pet entered in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Here it pays the winner $1000 cash to be unsightly. For over 20 years, this annual event has been held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. In recent years, the contest has received national coverage with the program airing on the Animal Planet. Winners of the event often find themselves and their owners in the national spotlight, making the rounds on talk shows and appearing in countless newspapers.

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Most of us consider our pet to be one of the family. That's probably why 62% of all households own a pet, according to a survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. As we age, pets have an even higher impact on our emotional and physical health. Caring for a pet provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment, lessens feelings of loneliness and reduces stress. It seems a pet can sometimes be the best medicine. â&#x20AC;˘



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21 lawn & garden The Black Bear Ranch Tree Farm is proud to offer Aspen Trees for sale. All of the trees have been grown from seed off our own property located just over seven miles north of Ketchum. Call Debbie at 208 726-7267. Compost, topsoil, compost topsoil mix garden mix - wholesale pricing! Discounts for commercial/landscape business w/larger quantities. Call Bald Mountain Excavation & Compost for pricing. 208-788-4217. Open Saturdays, delivery avail. Organic Rhubard $3.00 a pound. I have 10 pounds. call 788-4347. Leaf blower, battery operated, small and light weight for a women. $35.00, call 788-4347. Lilly of the Valley, Iris, succulents and ground covers, Shasta Daisyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, chives and much more. Sell by the clump. $10.00 for a 8â&#x20AC;? x 8â&#x20AC;? clump. Call 788-4347.

22 art, antiques, & collectibles Small steamer trunk, 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with provenance. Good for storage, display. $45, obo. 788-0019. Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high chair, 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, oak, press back. $100. Excellent condition. 788-0019 Glider rocker, oak, double press back, leather seat. $350, obo 7880019.

Recliner chair, blue. $50. Call 208823-4715. Love Seat - makes into twin bed. Blue, new - $100. Call 208-8234715. Log sofa and chair, $100. Call 7217643 to see. Twin bed & hand-painted head boards and frames, plus all bedding. Newâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;must sell! $100 ea. Full size couch/sofa bed - $50. 788-1086 or 702-358-2315. King Size mattress - used, but in good condition. You pick up and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free. 721-8045.

25 household Indoor Fan for heat or cool. Equalizer EQ2 Register Booster. For floor or wall heat registers, its fan boosts airflow to rooms for heat or cooling. Model HC300, new in box $12. 7882927.

26 office furniture Wood conference table - 40Ë? wide x 96Ë? long. $200. Call 208-823-4715.

28 clothing Ice skating dress, girls size 10-12, purchased from SV Skate Shop.

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Sparkling blue stretch body suit style, sleeveless, high collar neckline and attached flyttery short skirt. Like new, worn just two times. $50. Call 788-0007.

30 children & toddlers BABY 3-in-one Wood Bassinet with wheels by Kolcraft - barely used. $50. Bought for $200. Bright Stars Swing $15. Bought for $45. Both like new, barely used. Call 788-1305.

37 electronics Vintage Audio Stuff. Technics Direct Drive Automatic Turntable SL1400MK2 with Ortofon MCA-76 amplifier for moving coil cartridges. These are beautiful looking and few were produced. It is definitely a rare collectable item today $175. Also 120 vinyl 33-1/3 discs. Will sell separately or all. Sony 350 Reel to Reel player, Stereo Three Head Solid State 2 speed, including 8 music reels $40. 788-2927.

40 musical Classically trained pianist and singer giving piano and voice lessons. Unionized professional. Beginners welcome! Please call Vivian Alperin @ 727-9774.

44 jewelry Cartier Emerald and Diamond Earrings $4995 OBO; Cartier Pearls with Coral, Onyx and Gold $4995. OBO. 2 Pair â&#x20AC;&#x153;Switch-itâ&#x20AC;? Rollerblades. Black Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size 9 1/2 & Womens size 6 1/2. Run large. Used twicealmost new condition! Also can be changed to ice-skates. New $240 each. Asking $50 OBO. Please Call 726-5052 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 Person Tent - backpacking tent. Pacif. Mnt. Sports Brand. Lightweight. Approx 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 40â&#x20AC;? tall at front. Good Shape. $30. Call 7889656 Northface Mountain tent, 2 person. This is a serious 4 season mountaineering tent. Brand new. $300. 7880019. Ice Skates, figure, girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size 4. Mfr CCM Sports, $30. 788-0007. 1 pair menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 10-12 and 1 pair womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inlline roller blades, size 79; both pairs used only once. Yours w/protective pads for just $125. Call 720-5153.

54 toys (for the kids!) Swimming Pool, blow-up 3ft deep X 8ft across, barely used, $35. 7201592.

56 other stuff for sale Ice Cream Fountain - 55Ë? long x 30Ë? wide. 5 pumps: Coca Cola, Vanilla, Lemon, Strawberry. Best Offer. Call 208-823-4715. Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio for sale - 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x

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)<:05,:: /6<9: HYL 4VUKH` [OYV\NO-YPKH`HT[VWT 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Open beam ceiling. Wired. Cold roof. $5,500. Must see! South of Bellevue. 788-3534. Delicious Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy on sale at the Senior Connection. All proceeds benefit Senior Meals and Vital Transportation. Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy is available Monday thru Saturday. For more information call Barbara @ 788-3468 or stop by 721 3rd Ave. South in Hailey. 7 NEW Coin Operated Vending Machines. Be your own boss! Recession proof. $2,500 OBO. Will deliver within the Valley. Call Tony at 7205153.

60 homes for sale FOR LEASE - Custom Craftsman 4bd, 3.5ba. Immaculate, quiet, family-home on best street in Hailey. Gourmet kitchen, library, all appliances, 2-car attached, heated garage. Fenced-in back barbecue yard. Pet friendly. Lessor original owner. Brokers welcome. Option to Purchase. 208-578-9273. Leave telephone number. 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.

62 open house WED 7/20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 to 3 p.m. Log Home Estate - Expansive manicured grounds on 2 lots and pond. $2,425,000. 146 Canyon Dr., entrance to Gimlet. Bob Dittmer, 208-720-0822,, Sun Valley Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty. WED 7/20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pioneer Mountain Views - Terrific home in East Fork, very private. $1,395,000. 910 Canyon. Stephanie Bourgette, 208-720-2803,, Sun Valley Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty. THURS 7/21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Remodled Farmhouse Style - 4bd house on incredible acreage. $1,195,000. 109 Spruce Way. Stephanie Bourgette, 208-720-2803, stephanie., Sun Valley Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty. THURS 7/21 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Impeccable Custom Home designed and built to quality standards in 2002. Fabulous views of Carbonate from the foloor to ceiling windows in the great room with 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, 4bd, 3ba, master on main floor. 961sf of decks. $545,000. 721 Northstar Dr., Hailey. Joanie Diteman, 208-7203360,, Idaho Mountain Real Estate. SAT 7/23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 to 4 p.m. Lane Ranch Charmer - 4bd/4ba home w/2 master suites, mature landscaping and creek running through. The association offers a club house, pool, hot tub, volleyball and tennis courtes. Best priced property in the complex!


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64 condos/townhouses for sale Scott Northwood Community Homes, in Ketchum, are available $210,129 and $142,830. If you work in Blaine County and make less than $65,520, then you could qualify to buy one of these community homes. Call BCHA at 788-6102 to check it out. Sweetwater â&#x20AC;˘ Hailey, ID

Sweetwater has new prices! As much as $49,000 discounted off price. Open daily for tours, writing offers and price sheet. SALES OFFICE ON-SITE. 100% financing for qualified buyers. Pay less than $1,000/monthly payment! Give us a call today or stop in.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Directions: Hwy 75 to Countryside Blvd.(Stop light 1 mile south of downtown Hailey). Contact Sue and Karen, (208) 788-2164. www.SweetWaterHailey. com.

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.

73 vacant land Mining claims, 15 acres, 300 Red Elephant gulch road, approx 7 miles west of hailey, substantially reclaimed, 2/3rd mile elk creek flow , possible horse property, 10 acres, 201 bullion gulch road, creek frontage, bike trails nearby, both properties county lot of record status , surveyed w/ topo, architect owned, will assist buyer, partial owner finance. info. email, 208-788-8675. WATERFRONT PROPERTY - 1.5 hours from Hailey. 2.26 acres on the So. Fork of the Boise River, North of Fairfield. For sale by owner. $89,500. Call Bob at 788-7300 or 720-2628.

78 commercial rental Commercial kitchen share available. Newer building near the airport. 721-0765. PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Ground Flr #104, 106; 153 & 175 sf. Upstairs #216, Interior, 198 sf. Lower Level #2, 198sf. Also Leadville Building Complex: Upstairs, Unit #8, 8A 229-164sf; Upstairs Unit #2 & 3, 293-




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81 hailey rentals Hailey Custom 4 bedroom 3.5 bath two-story 2500sf, quiet fenced corner in Sherwood Forest, irrigated 1/3 acre. 3 garages, new kitchen, sunroom, fireplace, skylights, blinds. Hardwood, tile, carpet. W/D. Walk to town, school, river. $1750/month. 788-2927. Hailey:1 MONTH FREE RENT! 2BD/ 1BA condos in quiet W. Hailey neighborhood, unfurn., clean and wellmaintained, but affordable! No pets or smoking, avail. immed. $595-650 a month plus util. Call Brian at 208720-4235 & check out www.svmlps. com for info. Hailey:1 month free! Price reduced! 1BD/1BA condo w/office-den space, unfurn., wood FP, balcony off of bedroom, new carpet, no pets, smoking not allowed, avail. immed. Now only $595 a month + util. Call Brian, 208720-4235 or check this out at www.

82 ketchum rentals Price Reduced & 1 Month Free! 3BD/3BA Board Ranch Beauty! Furnished home on river. 1 mile to W.S. lifts! Hot tub, 2 car garage, big yard, great views! Includes landscaping & snow removal! Available early May. $2,250 a month plus utilities. A Must See! Smoking not allowed. Brain, 208-720-4235, photos upon request. PRICE JUST REDUCED! 2BD/2BA Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;home on Trail Creek! New carpet, new paint, unfurn., wood FP, deck by creek, short walk to central Ketchum, pool & spa in summer. No pets, smoking not allowed. Avail. immed. Price now just $850/mo + util. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this out at 3BD/3.5BA Ketchum Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;home, upscale w/custome decor, but at great price! Fully furn. 2 car gar., priv. hot tob, by bike path, walk to RR lifts, avail. immed. Ski season rental poss, rate depends on dates. Great value at $2,250 a month + util. Call Brian, 208-720-4235 abd check out www. for more info.

83 sun valley rentals 1 Bedroom Indian Springs Condo by golf course and ski slope. Remodeled and bright, Elkhorn amenities, extra storage. No pets or smoking. $610/month long term. 720-4484.

85 short-term rental Stanley Cabin. Comfortable, light, well-furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Iron Creek area. Sleeps 6. $200/night (2 night min.) or $1,300/week. Dogs OK. Call Jima, 726-1848.

86 apt./studio rental Wildwood Studio - top floor. Overlooking Trail Creek. Furnished. On-site W/D, convenient to town & Baldy. No smoking. No pets, 1st, deposit and utilities. Call Jeff for rates, 309-4444.

87 condo/townhome rental RENTER WANTED: Cute, clean 2 BD, 1/2 BA CONDO, New appliances, new paint, open. Garage, W/D, water/sewer/lawn care/PAID. No pets, No Smoking $750 mo. 850 Shenendoah #8. Must see to appreciate. Call Kim 727-7408.

100 garage & yard sales BIG Yard Sale! Sat 7/23 9 to 5 - 2425 Winterhaven Dr. 721-1804 Tools, fishing, camping, Enduro 74 motorcycle, commodore computer, atari, household items, auto manuals, wheels, clothes, craft items, LOTS of misc items. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this one! Garage Sale - Patagonia Clothing, Kitchen, Books, Yard stuff. July 23, 8-10am. 721 Doeskin Dr. off of Deerfield Dr in Deerfield. No early birds, please. ART QUEST WEST Retirement Sale! All remaining inventory from Art Quest West will be in the driveway: new or antique----(Sticks, quilts, furniture, accessories, etc.) ALL AT HALF PRICE! No previews and no early birds. Saturday, July 30 from 10-1. Please park on east side of street only. 130 River Ranch Rd., Ketchum. No credit cards.

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

5013c charitable exchange The Crisis Hotline: When you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to turn call: 726-3596 or 788-3596. A trained volunteer is available right now to listen, provide comfort, and referrals. Anonymous and confidential for your comfort and security. Call us. We can help. 24 hours a day.

502 take a class Summer Camp in the Sawtooth Mountains at Camp Perkins! Youth camps; weekend Family Camps; special youth camps in backpacking, sailing, horseback riding, fly fishing, and rafting. Register at Bring a friend for $20 off. 208-788-0897. Energy Healers - learn to increase your Chi from a Chi Gong Master, August 20 to 22. Contact Mark Cook at 208-788-2012. Basic Beer Brewing Course - begins Saturday, July 30 at CSI-Twin Falls, Community Education Center. Info/Register: http://communityed. or 208-732-6442. July Schedule of Classes at Spirit nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Motion Athletic School: Fun and Fit Recreational Gymnastics: Beginning Kids (Ages 3-7) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;At our Teddy Bear Corner Satellite Gymâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:45-9:30; Advanced Tumbling and Tramp ages 8 and upâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wednesday 5:30-6:30; Dry Land Training, Ski Team--Thursday 4-5:30, 3 classes (14,21,28). Competitive Gymnastics Team: Levels 3-5â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Monday 9:3012:30 and Wednesday 9-12--; Competitive Cheerleading (Summer Schedule): Green Emeraldsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Competitive (ages 3-5)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tues 3:30-4:30-; Silver Starsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Competitive level 1 (ages 6-11)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tues 3:30-5:00; Black Diamondsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Competitive level 2 (ages 9 and up)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tues 5:00-7:00. Zumba Fitnessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all classes $5 with punch card: Zumbaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tues/Thurs 12:001:00 pm. Open Gymâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Every Saturday only $5/hourâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;1 hr minimum: Preschool (12 mo-5 yrs) 9:30-10:30, Adult Required; Kids Older than 5, 10:00-12:00, drop off no problem. More Info 208-720-4306 or www. FIGURE DRAWING CLASS: Join art instructor Shirley Barer in this eight-week class that focuses on the techniques of figure drawing. Meets Tuesday evenings in July from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at First Avenue Contemporary Gallery, 360 First Ave., Ketchum. Mixed media. Fee $250. Call 208-309-0565 for information. FIGURE DRAWING GROUP: Meets Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM, ongoing at First Avenue Contemporary Gallery, 360 First Avenue, Ketchum. Model fee for sessions. Beginners and advanced welcome. Easels included. Call 208-309-0565 for information. 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. Aqua-Cross Boot Camp at the YMCA pool - 7 to 8 a.m. Mondays and 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. on Thursdays. Info: 928-6707. Tennis 101. Fun, family, fitness, a tennis program designed to teach the basics to all ages. 9-10:30 a.m. at WR High School, 1250 Fox Acres Road. Register at, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207. Yoga & the Breath with Victoria Roper, at Hailey Yoga Center, Wednesday mornings, 9:00-10:30. 208-5393771. Morning Yoga with Dayle Ohlau at BCRDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information call 578-2273. Pure Body Pilates Summer Classes (June - September) include all levels Pilates Mat, Sun Salutations, Great Ass Class, and Yoga Fusion. More info: 208-720-3238 or

504 lost & found LOST - 16 year old, Russian Blue cat (gray with blue/green eyes). Answers to the name Mason, and has a snaggle tooth, that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be missed. Lost 6/23 on Cranbrook (South North-

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ridge area, off McKercher in Hailey). Please call Cheryl at 208-788-9012 or 208-471-0357. FOUNDâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Big, Yellow Cat. Feral. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m feeding it, but would like to find owners or new home for it before winter. Patty, 788-2764. Lost Verizon LG Accolode Cell Phone. Lost on South 4th in Hailey or behind the Gold Mine. Please call 720-6676 if found.

506 i need this Needed - A nice sectional couch. Please call Christy, 481-0162. Have a Dog Crate (21â&#x20AC;? h x 18â&#x20AC;? w x 24â&#x20AC;? d) with 2 doors for sale - like new. We need a larger one for our growing puppy. Please call Christy at 4810162.

509 announcements ART QUEST WEST Retirement Sale! All remaining inventory from Art Quest West will be in the driveway: new or antique----(Sticks, quilts, furniture, accessories, etc.) ALL AT HALF PRICE! No previews and no early birds. Saturday, July 30 from 10-1. Please park on east side of street only. 130 River Ranch Rd., Ketchum. No credit cards. Summer Camp in the Sawtooth Mountains at Camp Perkins! Youth camps; weekend Family Camps; special youth camps in backpacking, sailing, horseback riding, fly fishing, and rafting. Register at Bring a friend for $20 off. 208-788-0897. A Sun Valley Summer Evening of Art Creation and Wine w/Northwest Artist Ricco DiStefano - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27 at First Avenue Contemporary Gallery, Ketchum. $45 per person includes paint, brushes, instruction, canvas, and wine. Info/ Reservations: 208-309-0565. Do you have an announcement youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list open houses for events, businesses, etc. Say it here in 40 words or less for FREE! E-mail classifieds@ or fax 788-4297.

606 cars â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;01 Honda CR-V SE, just under 90,000 miles, runs well, 28-30 MPG, extra set of tires included. $9,500. 788-0019. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your automotive needs. Call 208-788-3255

608 trucks 1976 Ford pickup - 1/2 ton. $500. Call 208-823-4715.

610 4wd/suv 1990 Bronco XLT, extra tires, buffed out, low miles on engine, Good deal for $3100. 721-8405. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado LS 2500 HD 4 wheel drive 8 cylinder, silver. In great shape; runs well; Air conditioning, power windows & door locks. Leer canopy top. $15,900. Please call 720-4484. 4WD Blazer, 1999 with snow tires, hitch and ski rack. $2800.00. White with gold trim, leather Interior. Runs great! Call 208-720-6568 or 208309-1108. 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 1 Sears Cargo Carrier - 48x30x20Ë? tall. Good cond. $40. 788-9656 Panel mount Voltmeter by VDO, new in box. 0-16 V. Micronta 25 range Multitester used good condition. Oil Filter 85310 new in box. Compression Tester used, good. Oil Can w/pump, Master Mechanic, used, good. $5 each item or $20 the lot. Gas Liftgate Strut for Audi 5000 Quatro wagon. New $15. (orig cost $105) 788-2927. SCAMP camping trailer for sale. 4 years old. Has: stovetop, refrigerator, heater, double bed ( which converts to table and benches), bunk, ceiling fan and large awning. Clean and efficient. $8500.00 call: 788 4352 or 720-8637. 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pick-up Shell

510 thank you notes The Ketchum Arts Festival Board heartily thanks the following, for contributions to a very successful festival this year. The Weekly Sun, Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, C R Electric, Sun Valley Online, Sun Valley Brewing Company, Tullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee, Albertsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market, Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artifacts, Business as Usual, Ketchum Ranger District, St Thomas Episcopal Church, City of Sun Valley (and the superb staff), Clear Creek Disposal, Environmental Resource Center, The Mountain Express, KECH, Barbaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Party Rentals; Kellie Rey, Danica Mattias, Deanna Schrell, Geegee Lowe, Peggy Lupton, Kathy Gibson, David Brown, Mike McGonigal, Bill Reese, Sam Farnham, Keller Gibson; Chip Booth and the fantastic musicians and performers, especially Paul Tillotson; the food and beverage vendors; The Community School and students Sarah Williams, Katie Feldman, Alex Feldman, Garrett Rawlings, Evan Marks, Lilly Jenner, Hannah Conn, Kegan Lupton Pierson Carlson; the talented artists of Blaine County and guest artists from elsewhere in Idaho; and most of all, the art loving community of the Wood River Valley, whose support makes this event better every year. To every one of you, and anyone accidentally left off this list, we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it without you! Thank you everyone! See you in 2012! Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 40-word thank you note, right here. e-mail your ad to

514 free stuff (really!) FREE BOXES - moving, packing or storage. Lots of sizes. Come and get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll recycle them. Copy & Print, 16 W. Croy St., Hailey.

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8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; pick-up shell with side by side rear doors $150.00 720-1765 (after 5 please). 4 20â&#x20AC;? chrome wheels w/ 305-55R20 10ply tires with 50% tread left. will fit f-150â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and expeditions. 6-135mm bolt pattern. Call/text 208-720-2999 for details or to see. In Hailey. $450 OBO. Flat bed utility trailer - great for snowmobiles. Call Michael at 7208212.

616 motorcycles GO-PED- California G-23LH engine. Fold-up model, just tuned. $250. 720-1592. 2005 Yamaha Varago 250 - 2,800 miles, perfect condition. $2,100. Call 481-1843 or 788-1363.

620 snowmobiles etc. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your snowmobile needs. Call 208-788-3255 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 piece Polaris/Klim snowmobile suit. Very nice condition. Cost $485 new, selling for $220. Call Jeff at 720-4988.

624 by air Spinner for Beech Baron. Authentic Beech product, polished aluminum, in very good condition except for a small crack that can be welded. A new spinner costs some very serious bucks. Even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a Baron spinner, it makes a great piece of aviatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawn sculpture. Fabric spinner cover includedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; heavy fabric in very good condition. Both have been in storage for years. $50 for both. Bruce, 788-2927. Aircraft accessories. EGT Alcor 202A-7G not used since refurbish. $85. Pitot Tube, Aero Instruments PH502-12CR chrome, 12V heated, good condition, removed for system mod. $150. GE landing light bulb #4509 12V 100W new in box. $6. 788-2927.

626 on the water 1 Pair of Water Skiis - Phazer Brand. Good cond. $40. 788-9656
































































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(GJDU0%URQIPDQ,Q)RFXV6HULHV Vive la France Excursions through the French musical countryside Featuring Music Director Alasdair Neale, Sun Valley Summer Symphony musicians and guests With a new name and thematic programming vision, the Edgar M. Bronfman In Focus Series debuts this summer. Up close and personal, the series takes you inside the music and incorporates musical demonstrations, historical context, and a bit of musical analysis into four chamber music performances. This summer audiences will explore French chamber music, with an emphasis on Impressionism, in the form of sonatas, duets, and quartets. The series finale features pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and a chamber orchestra of Sun Valley Summer Symphony musicians.

Sunday, July 24

5:30 PM Discussion/Demonstration 6:30 PM Concert Alasdair Neale, Conductor Debussy/Schoenberg: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Rameau: Excerpts from Suite No. 2 in E Minor Berlioz: Le spectre de la rose from Les nuits dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠtĂŠ Poulenc: Presto giocoso from Sonata for Flute and Piano Saint-SaĂŤns: The Swan from Carnival of the Animals Franck: Allegretto poco mosso from Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Monday, July 25

5:30 PM Discussion/Demonstration 6:30 PM Concert Alasdair Neale, Conductor Heidi Grant Murphy, Soprano Debussy: Quattre Chanson de Jeunesse Boulanger: Clairieres dans le ciel Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

Wednesday, July 27

5:30 PM Discussion/Demonstration 6:30 PM Concert Alasdair Neale, Conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano and Artist in Residence

Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor FaurĂŠ: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor

Friday, July 29

Let me arrange that for you 5:30 PM Concert Alasdair Neale, Conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano This program will highlight the composition and orchestration process. Each work will be performed twice: first, as it was originally composed for piano, followed by an orchestrated version. Ravel: Excerpts from Le Tombeau de Couperin Debussy/Caplet: Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque Debussy/Matthews: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair from PrĂŠludes Ravel/Neale: Minuet from Sonatine in F - sharp Minor Ravel: Excerpts from Mother Goose


Monday, August 1

Opening Night Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano Music of Bernstein, Grieg and Ravel

All concerts are held at the Sun Valley Pavilion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; home of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

Wednesday, August 3

In keeping with its mission, Sun Valley Summer Symphony concerts are admission-free.

Thursday, August 4

With the exception of the August 5 and August 13 concerts, all orchestra concerts begin at 6:30 PM. The Big Screen on the lawn will show all concerts from August 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16. Concert Previews begin at 4:00 PM at Sun Valley Opera House with Peter Grunberg, Speaker. For more information, please visit our Website:


Rachmaninoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Symphony No. 2

Concert Preview

Jeremy Constant, Violin Amos Yang, Cello Music of Adams and Brahms

Friday, August 5

Summer Music Workshops Concerts 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM Concerts

Saturday, August 6

Pops Night: American Jukebox Michael Krajewski, Guest Conductor

Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Wild Connections: Your children ages 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13 can connect with nature, freeing you to connect with the concert! For information and reservations call 208.622.5607 or visit Offered in partnership with the Environmental Resource Center.

Sunday, August 7 Concert Preview

Yefim Bronfman, Piano Music of Muhly and Prokofiev

How Much Less is More?

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and the Community Library join forces in a first-time collaboration to explore minimalism in the visual arts, music, literature and architecture. Each organization is offering programs that relate to minimalism as it is manifested in each of these particular artistic arenas. August 4 / 6:30 PM: Sun Valley Summer Symphony performs The Chairman Dances by John Adams August 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; September 30 / Daily: Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Literal Line: Minimalism Then and Nowâ&#x20AC;? (The Center, Ketchum)


Monday, August 8 Concert Preview

Music of Mozart and Beethoven

Tuesday, August 9 (Community Library)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Look at Minimalism in the Mainstreamâ&#x20AC;? Robert Storr, Artist 6:00 PM Lecture

Thursday, August 11 The Lighter Side Quartetto Gelato

Friday, August 12

Vadim Gluzman, Violin Music of Sibelius, Falla and Korngold

Saturday August 13

Family Concert: Spotlight on Percussion 2:00 PM Concert

Sunday, August 14

Musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice Chamber Music Concert Music of Mahler, Poulenc and Spohr

Tuesday, August 16

Finale Concert Mahlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Symphony No. 1 in D Major

August 7 / 6:30 PM: Sun Valley Summer Symphony performs Wish You Were Here by Nico Muhly August 9 / 6:00 PM: Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the Community Library present Robert Storr in a free presentation entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Look at Minimalism in the Mainstream.â&#x20AC;? (Community Library) September 1 / 6:00 PM: Community Library presents a lecture by Aaron Betsky, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Importance of Nothing: Space and Minimalism in Modernismâ&#x20AC;? (Community Library) September 15 / 5:30 PM: Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents a lecture by Dr. Courtney Gilbert and Kristin Poole: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making Sense of Minimalismâ&#x20AC;? (The Center, Ketchum)

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