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Our Thanks To The People Of The Wood River Valley FROM BETH LUND

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s our work on the Beaver Creek Fire winds down and we prepare to transfer command of the fire to Marty Adell’s Type 2 Incident Management Team, our Great Basin Type I Incident Management Team wants to thank the people of the Wood River Valley for your hospitality and support over the past two weeks. The people of Ketchum, Hailey, Sun Valley, Bellevue and every community threatened by this fast-moving fire have every reason to be proud of their patient and intelligent response to this crisis. Fire has a place in the natural world, but it can be disruptive and frightening when it threatens our homes, our lives and the natural treasures of our public lands. Hundreds of you, both residents and visitors, had to postpone recreational activities because of area closures in the Sawtooth National Forest. Many were forced to leave your homes as the fire crept close to Baker Creek and blew into Greenhorn Gulch, Deer Creek and Croy Creek Canyon and down the face of Carbonate Mountain. Despite these hardships and stresses, you expressed your gratitude to wildland firefighters in myriad ways. The appreciation was visible, whether it was a sign on a roadside fence or a banner strung across a city street. One resident painted thanks on the roof of a house so our helicopter and fixed-wing pilots could see it. We felt the warmth at overflow community meetings and in our interactions at information boards up and down the Highway 75 corridor. Your nurturing was conveyed by the brownies, cookies and other treats delivered to camp and in the countless complimentary cups of coffee your baristas and convenience store clerks poured for our hard-working troops. It was obvious when a simple appeal at a public meeting generated thousands of bandanas from around the country for our firefighters. And the spirited shout-outs by Wood River High School cheerleaders was a fire-camp first for most of us! Perhaps the most meaningful gestures are the ones that bring lasting benefits — the kind that ensure our safety and yours. The willingness of residents to work with our structure support groups to create defensible spaces around their homes and property kept damage to a minimum during this especially challenging fire. And we’ll never know how many lives were saved when you cooperated with pre-evacuation warnings and evacuation orders on the fire’s most active perimeters. We’re especially moved by the contributions to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation, including that of three local girls who sold homemade cookies to raise more than $1,300 for the Boise-based nonprofit that supports the families of fallen and injured firefighters. We hope you’ll consider making a similar donation. (Learn more about the organization at 208-336-2996 or by visiting www.wffoundation.org.) Be proud of your communities. We all look forward to the day when we can return with our families and enjoy the national forests and wilderness areas you understandably cherish, as well as the hospitality of your great communities. SEE RELATED STORY ON BETH LUND ON PAGE 24

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BEAVER CREEK FIRE

Fresh Air Brings Optimism STORY & PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

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red Wager had been monitoring evacuation warnings all day on Friday, Aug. 16, as fire crested the ridge above his home in Cold Springs. When he finally realized a 7:15 p.m. evacuation order had been issued for his home three miles south of Ketchum, smoke had closed Highway 75 at Elkhorn Road, East Fork Road and Ohio Gulch Road. “I couldn’t go south. I couldn’t go north. So I just turned my lights off and went to bed,” he said. The Beaver Creek Fire, which started with a single lightning strike in grass and sagebrush northwest of Hailey about midnight Wednesday, Aug. 7, gave Wood River Valley residents a case of heartburn over the two weeks that followed. On Aug. 15, smoke columns built up, breaking down and collapsing inside of themselves, sending downdrafts and gusts every which way as the fire raged through the Greenhorn neighborhood south of Ketchum. When the smoke cleared, one home was gone and everyone wondered how firefighters could possibly have saved 19 others. The next day the fire lapped at the backyards of neighborhoods along Highway 75 north of Hailey, flames so hot they melted meters in the Starweather subdivision. “As a firefighting community, we’re still mourning the loss of those 19 firefighters in Yarnell, Ariz., so we’re really preaching about the ways to get in there and do your job safely and the need to fall back when necessary,” said Fire Information Officer Shauna Hartman. “That’s what makes it all the more remarkable when you see the homes that were saved, given the way the fire burned.” Driveways in East Hailey and Bellevue began to look like used parking lots as residents of nearly 3,000 evacuated homes moved in, their cars and trucks piled high with clothes, treasured art and family scrapbooks. Sioux Essence evacuated from her home on Buttercup Road north of Hailey Friday afternoon. Before the night was out, she’d be evacuated from her friend’s home near Carbonate Ridge. She went to the Red Cross shelter set up at the Community Campus and then to her son’s home in Bellevue, which was stuffed to the gills with people, before returning to her friend’s home when that evacuation was lifted. “The shelter was actually very comfortable,” she said. “They even had snacks and computers.” Hailey travel agent Katja Casson took a bunny with an eye infection into her home—one of dozens of people who took in cats, dogs, horses and even chickens as

The area around Clarendon Hot Springs out Deer Creek Canyon is an oasis in the aftermath of the fire.

the Sun Valley Animal Center and residential neighborhoods were evacuated. The animal shelter, forced to evacuate as fire lapped at its fence, found new temporary homes for its animals as far away as the animal shelter in Boise where some were immediately adopted. The bike path near Greenhorn was covered with moose and other big animal scat—evidence of animals that had escaped the fire to the west. Disconcerted birds trolled around in the dirt at the feet of firefighters at Fire Camp. And the hospital, forced to move a handful of patients out as fire closed in, began treating firefighters for knee injuries, ankle sprains, heat exhaustion and smoke-related problems. NBC News Correspondent Miguel Almaguer created a stir among some of the women at Fire Camp when he showed up, adopting the rock star stance that he has put in front of fire stories throughout the season as the NBC News crew sets up on the bike path overlooking the barley field. “I have a cartoon that shows how it would be if reporters covered fires the way they cover hurricanes,” said Fire Information Officer Rudy Evenson, alluding to the newsreels of reporters hanging valiantly onto poles as hurricane-force winds stretch their lips into the size of Frisbees. “It’s got them saying: ‘It’s really hot. Oh, I’m on fire!’ ” Could it be subsiding? By Tuesday, Aug. 20, there were 1,800 firefighters fighting the Beaver Creek Fire—10 percent of the 18,000 people

fighting 51 massive fires in the West. The fire had claimed one home and a couple cabins. More remarkably, officials pointed out, more than 5,000 structures had been saved. That afternoon the air cleared for the first time since the conflagration started. And, with the clearing air came a renewed optimism as people began to see light at the end of the tunnel. “The perfect storm is subsiding,” said Deputy Incident Commander Kim Martin. Firefighters clambered up the steep terrain on Carbonate Ridge, chopping down burning trees and putting them in blackened areas, being careful not to let them roll into the river below where they could pollute the water or ignite flammable cottonwood seeds. Ketchum Fire Chief Mike Elle railed against shake roofs in a community briefing, saying they had to go. But he also asked people not to call about smoke in places like Timber Gulch. We know it’s there. As long as it’s white, it’s okay, he said. A vendor from Wyoming began to hawk the first Beaver Creek Fire T-shirts out of a trailer parked near Fire Camp. Sun Valley announced it would offer a free ice show as a fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. And Ketchum Mayor Randy Hall announced that Wagon Days was on. Running out of money Sun Valley’s gondola remained still as

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he Sundancers, who used to greet folks from Diana Fassino’s house along Elkhorn Road, have donned their Wagon Days getup and are shouting out a thank you to those who fought the Beaver Creek Fire. “It’s our way of thanking the firefighters for saving our valley and our way of life, which is represented by Wagon Days,” said Jane Dettwiler, who now has the Sundancers at her house at 3230 Berrycreek Drive in Hailey. Photo: courtesy

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hen the Beaver Creek Fire scorched the local economy, Nikki Potts seized on an old maxim. “What does our community do when handed a bowl of lemons?” she said, grabbing a couple of lemons out of a bowl on the counter of her Coffee Grinder. “Make lemonade.” Potts, who owns The Coffee Grinder in Ketchum, began making big pitchers of lemonade this past week. Then she poured free glasses of the refreshing summertime treat for firefighters who came into the store for coffee and one of her new vegan cookies. It’s all part of Project Lemonade, which has been adopted by a variety of Ketchum businesses. PK’s outdoor sports store offered a Fire Sale, or what they called a “Fuego Sale.” Wise Guy Pizza threw a Post-Firemageddon block party with free beer for firefighters to welcome the return to relative normalcy. Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival entertained members of the Idaho National Guard assigned to guard evacuated neighborhoods and valley residents with free showings of Shakespeare’s “Tempest.” Sun Valley offered free seats at its ice show Saturday night, hoping attendees would make donations to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation in exchange for free tickets. Then the resort turned around and honored firefighters with a free barbecue at a picnic with live music. Zenergy Health Spa offered $15 day passes for those escaping the smoke, donating the proceeds to firefighters. And other businesses offered half-price specials on anything yellow. The Elephant’s Perch cut the price of boots for firefighters nearly in half. The Shell station in Hailey gave out free drinks to firefighters. “Having this fire interrupt business during one of our busiest times of the year was awful, but we decided we were going to do something about it,” said Potts. “We need to get back in the saddle. This town is vibrant. We have a lot to offer everyone. We got national news attention during this fire and we need to capitalize on that.” Some Sun Valley-area businesses do 25 percent of their

business in August, according to former Sun Valley Councilman Dave Chase. And some businesses that had bumped up inventories in anticipation of one of the busiest months of the year were left with a lot of merchandise and no one to sell it to. The symphony had cancelled the last five concerts of its season. Also cancelled: the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, the Huey Lewis concert, the Shop to the Top Run, the Sawtooth Century bike tour and the Y Classic golf tournament and benefit, which had been scheduled to be held at an outdoor pavilion in Greenhorn. While many businesses closed their doors, the Ketchum Grill and Enoteca were defiant. “The Beaver Creek Fire has put a major smoke blanket on things around here, but… we did not run away, we did not close… In fact, we are, as usual, open every night,” it e-mailed patrons. Potts said community members have invited local homeowner Arnold Schwarzenegger to stage a firefighter’s ball with Baldy in the background, much as rocker Steve Miller did following the 2007 Castle Rock Fire. And they asked actor Bruce Willis, whose home north of Hailey sat underneath fires on Carbonate Ridge, to have his private chef provide a catered dinner for firefighters to give them a night off from camp cooking. On Thursday, Sustain Blaine announced that it was working with the Idaho Department of Commerce and other economic development organizations to secure low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration for businesses impacted by the fire. And Andy Munter posted a message on SkiPost inviting Nordic skiers to plan a trip to Sun Valley, a.k.a. “Nordic Town USA,” this winter. “We’re destined to have a record-breaking snowfall and long ski season because August fires bring October skiing,” he wrote. “There’s a reason more American Birkebeiner champions make this their hometown than any other,” he added. “I think this will be a boon for real estate in the long run—sellers are flexible and buyers will have a fire buffer from Hailey to Baker Creek for the next 25 to 50 years,” Potts added. tws

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ees and hummingbirds buzzing around the remaining flowers bring up questions about who pollinates what, how and why. Showy flowers are a huge energy investment for a plant, and shape, size, color and even blooming season are carefully targeted to attract an effective pollinator. Hummingbirds and butterflies are drawn to red, orange and yellow flowers. Moths are active at night and best locate flowers that are white or a very pale color. An example from our gardens is the pale green Nicotiana, or flowering tobacco. Beetle-pollinated flowers must be sturdy and wide open since beetles are not very agile flyers. A flower that smells like dead meat (like skunk cabbage) is probably pollinated by flies, drawn by the carrion smell to lay their eggs, and outwitted into pollinating

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the flower. Pretty sneaky! Some flowers feature colorful patterns or areas of low ultraviolet reflectance, called nectar guides, to help particular pollinators find the goodies (pollen and nectar), thus enabling pollination. Those maroon splashes inside the Sego lily are nectar guides. Unusually-shaped blossoms also clue us about pollinators. The long nectar spurs of Columbine make the sweet stuff accessible only to a long proboscis or a long narrow bill, found in hawk moths, butterflies or hummingbirds. Some Gentians are such tight tubes that only a muscular bee can shoulder its way inside to effect the pollination. Interested in learning more about nature’s ways? Check out ERC Sun Valley on Facebook for fall nature programs and Science After School registration. tws

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ell, that was exciting! Thank you to the Great Basin National Incident Management Team 1, local fire personnel, law enforcement and the Idaho National Guard for everything they did to keep our community safe during the Beaver Creek Fire. We are grateful for their hard work and sacrifice. As we move into the rehabilitation process of this event, we need to address weed management after a wildfire. Fires can create a flush of nutrient conditions that favor the establishment of noxious weeds. It’s important for affected homeowners and landowners to have a weed management plan in place to: 1. Determine the necessity of re-vegetation. Consider slope of the affected area, proximity to drainages, and management ob-

jectives. What will you do with the damaged area? 2. Re-seed. Use an aggressive, quick-establishing mix of grasses to be competitive against weeds. Be sure to plant native species. 3. Encourage desirable plants. Add nitrogen-fixing legumes such as lupine to improve soil structure and provide a protective mulch layer to protect soil. 4. Discourage weeds. Remove weeds one at a time, and steadily replace with desired plants. 5. Follow up. Monitor the area frequently and avoid spreading weeds through equipment. The Blaine County Weed Department and the University of Idaho Extension office are here to help affected homeowners and landowners. We encourage you to call us at 788-5516 and 788-5585. tws This column is brought to you by Blaine County Weed Management.

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riday evening, Aug. 16, the pre-evacuation notice was soon followed by an evacuation notice. I got kicked out of paradise, a refugee once more. (Globally, I became one of 50 million.) Been there, done that, in 1956, when I left Hungary. There was no love lost there. Of course, this was only for a few days at worst, and I worried about everyone left behind. That smoke wasn’t friendly; it was malevolent. Healthy non-smokers could shrug it off. In the Summit Apartments of Hailey, many live tethered to their oxygen canisters. They bore the brunt of all the smoke, along with people with respiratory ailments. We turned into Shanghai. August is our month. Residents of Stanley just call it the smoky season. This is our chance to join the rest of the world in suffering. For most of the year we sit at our elevation and we see the various regions, radicalized by climate change, take a beating. The continental U.S. has a target on its back. According to climatologists, our geophysical location, bordered by four distinctly different bodies of water (the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Great Lakes) makes us particularly vulnerable to nature’s response to its inputs. She manifests her displeasure in expletives, with extremes. New England gets eight hours of rain in eight hours, instead of three inches in three days, which is the past norm for heavy rain. Antique covered bridges, in place for a century, are getting washed away. The small dams can’t handle the load. The South is experiencing three extremes: too much rain too fast, prolonged regional droughts and an unprecedented rash of winter tornados. The ocean, from the Carolinas to the Florida Keys

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and the Dry Tortugas is rising and inching inland. The Pacific Northwest has escaped the dramatic year-in, year-out consequences of climate change, so far. Its main vulnerability is its location astride the Pacific’s Ring of Fire, which extends down to Malaysia. Plate tectonics, faults, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanism, though sudden, are not immediate threats. The largescale hot fires of Castle Rock and now Beaver Creek (all the way to Featherville) are symptomatic of our bugaboos: reduced winter snow cover, aquifer drawdown and increased temperatures, all of which threaten our long-term sustainability. We’ve been humbled. I hope we stay that way. I returned to this relative paradise on Wednesday, Aug. 21, unpacked the truck and started to catch up. I still haven’t toured the carnage. I’m a lousy disaster tourist. Around 10 p.m. there was a knock on the door. The police were outside in the apartments’ parking lot, talking to people whose cars had been ransacked and emptied of valuables, if any. Smug, I returned inside because there was nothing in the truck of value. Previous thefts had removed the binoculars, a jackknife and a flashlight. It took two hours for me to realize that the camera bag was mistakenly left in the truck. Oops! It was gone. Three Nikons and six lenses. That’s what I get for being sloppy. Yes, but this is paradise. By 2 p.m. the next day, investigating officer Steve England called. A lot of what was stolen was recovered and an individual was under arrest. Thank you and congratulations to the Hailey PD and Officer England. I’d also like to thank State Farm for promptly settling the claim for what was not recovered. Am I ready to write Paradise Regained? Not yet. tws


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nited Airlines will begin daily nonstop winter and summer flights between San Francisco and Sun Valley beginning Dec. 12. And passengers on the incoming flights can present their boarding pass at Sun Valley to receive a free demo ski/snowboard package or a free two-hour group ski or snowboarding lesson the day following arrival. The new service is expected to be a hot ticket item for second homeowners and valley residents, but it is also expected to bring in 6,000 visitors each year, according to Carol Waller, public relations director for Fly Sun Valley Alliance. In all, it could have a $10 million impact on the local economy. “This is the biggest economic news, the best economic news, this valley has had since 2006,” said Jack Sibbach, director of marketing for Sun Valley Resort. “There are a lot of people to thank for that. We as a community—not just the resort—had to go out and make this happen.” Indeed, the valley has lost 40 percent of its air seats—from 144,000 seats at its height to 79,000 seats this past year. This is the first new market since a connection to Los Angeles was established in 2002. Before that, a 1994 flight was established from Chicago to Twin Falls with a bus ride to Sun Valley included in the plane ticket. When Sun Valley had flights to San Francisco, 7 percent of its ski visitors came from the Bay Area. Now, about 3 percent come from there. “So we anticipate an economic boom,” said Sibbach. “When you go into a market, it stimulates that market. We can expect about a third of those 66 seats on each flight to be new first-time visitors.” The Bay Area is a bastion of second homeowners in Sun Valley, said Waller. In addition, San Francisco is “an extremely important market” for local businesses, including Marketron and Power Engineers, said airport manager Rick Baird. The new connection will also provide easy access to domestic and international connections for valley residents. The SFO-SUN flight times were set by United to maximize both international and domestic connections. United Airlines is part of the Star Alliance and will also be marketing connections to and from international carriers like Air China, Eva Air, Lufthansa, Swiss, All Nippon,

Air New Zealand, Asiana, Scandinavian, Singapore and Taca. The flights will run from Dec. 12, 2013, through March 20, 2014, and from July 2 through Sept. 23, 2014. During the winter season the flight will depart San Francisco airport at 10:40 a.m. and arrive at Friedman Memorial Airport at 1:22 p.m. It will depart Sun Valley at 1:57 p.m. and arrive at San Francisco at 2:54 p.m. For more information, go to united.com. This is no turbo-prop. The United Express flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines using a CRJ 700 regional jet aircraft with 66 seats, including six first-class seats. The contract includes minimum revenue guarantees that the air carrier will receive payments if an established revenue threshold is not met. Sun Valley Resort has an aggressive launch marketing program underway and both the resort and Sun Valley Marketing Alliance have included promotion of the new service and Sun Valley in the Bay Area as part of their strategic marketing plans, said Waller. The resort and Fly Sun Valley Alliance was allowed to pursue the flights after the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority worked with the Federal Aviation Administration to get approval to allow regional jets to fly into Friedman, said airport manager Rick Baird. “Rick and the airport board took the bull by the horns to get regional jets approved for Friedman. That’s what made this possible,” added Eric Seder, board president of Fly Sun Valley Alliance, an organization charged with bringing air service to Sun Valley. Fly Sun Valley Alliance’s strategic development plan calls for the organization to add three new flight connections over five years of a LOT tax. It is pursuing a U.S. Department of Transportation grant for an East Coast connection and, possibly, a Denver connection. The organization hopes to put the LOT tax on the November ballot. “Ski Free” Package Available Sun Valley will offer a new Ski Free Package this winter, which will be offered midweek and on weekends starting at $143 per person, per night, double occupancy. The package includes lodging and skiing/boarding and will be available Jan. 6 through March 29, 2014. tws

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hree Wood River Middle School students got warm hugs from the woman who oversaw containment of the Beaver Creek Fire. And they got applause fit for the firefighters who did the corralling of the fire Thursday evening as they presented a check for $1,200 to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. A few days later, they upped the amount to $1,370 for the organization, which provides assistance to fallen firefighters’ families and to firefighters injured in the line of duty.

“How generous of you guys. I wish there were some firefighters here—they’re all working on the fire. We’re kind of firefighters— we’re old firefighters,” the fire’s Incident Commander Beth Lund quipped, looking at about 20 team members who had emerged from the logistic yurts set up in the Fire Camp north of Hailey. Dakota King Hutton, Leah Thayer and Emily Thayer raised the money with a bake sale. The 13-year-old girls, who met through Girls on the Run, did not charge for the brownies and cupcakes but, rather, asked for donations on behalf of the firefighters, said Leah Thayer.

“Some were so gracious they didn’t even take a cookie—they just gave us a $20 bill,” she added. Hutton, who stayed at the Thayers’ home while hers was evacuated, said the girls couldn’t stand around watching what was happening without doing something to help. In addition to collecting donations, they gave cookies to firefighters, along with heartfelt thanks. “The firefighters are giving so much more than we are,” she said. Lund took the time to introduce the girls to each of her team members, including the safety officer, Type 1 incident commander trainee, finance chief and medical officer whom, she said, was starting to see a lot of colds, people with “stuff in their eyes,” ankle sprains and bee stings. “Luckily, on this fire we haven’t had many bad accidents, save for a couple of sprained knees—things like that,” she added. Lund acknowledged she doesn’t do Facebook, like her information officers who also had to set up public meetings and offer information outside coffee shops and libraries. “My mapmaker makes beautiful maps—if one of you guys would like to do that, that’s pretty cool.” tws

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Quiet Competence Seeks to Save Area Around Norton Lakes PHOTOS & STORY BY KAREN BOSSICK

Editor’s note: The events in this story took place Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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orton Lakes—The bridge over Norton Creek brings to mind a tinfoil dinner over a campfire. The bridge, built just a few years ago, lies shimmering in the hazy sunlight, wrapped in fireproof aluminum foil. One firefighter lies on the bridge hammering a sheet into place while another firefighter rolls out yet another sheet of the protective covering. But, the bridge isn’t about to be stuffed with hamburger and vegetables. Firefighters hope the foil will save the bridge should the Beaver Creek Fire, which rampaged through nearby Baker Lake a few days earlier, make an unexpected run at Norton Lakes. “The crews are prepping the road and tying the fire line into the rocks here in hopes that the rock wall will pin down the fire,” said Rudy Evenson, who became a firefighter while coordinating special events at San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Park. Evenson is one of 28 information officers assigned to the Beaver Creek Fire, given the intense media interest that has come from numerous news agencies, including “National Geographic,” “The Washington Post,” Reuters, NBC, ABC, Fox and NPR Radio. In the past few years their workload has gone beyond

arranging community meetings and providing officers to answer questions at stations from Starbucks in Ketchum to Stanley. Evenson even has access to COW—cell on wheels—which allows him cell phone coverage from the fire camp north of Hailey to spike camp at Baker Creek. Today, he is taking me and a couple other journalists to the Norton lakes.

“We rarely find deer or dead animals. When they die, it’s because they’re hit by a vehicle. Often, the night shift will hit them because they dart across the road in the fire and smoke.” -Rudy Evenson Our drive takes us past a ridge towering over Baker Creek Road where aircraft last night dropped Ping-Pong balls manufactured with black powder, or potassium permanganate. The balls are injected with antifreeze, or ethylene glycol, just before the plane jettisons them, one at a time, like a machine

throwing for batting practice. The Delayed Aerial Ignition Devices, particularly useful in steep, rugged terrain, explode upon hitting the ground starting a low-lying fire designed to burn vegetation and other potential fuel for fire. “The speed with which the machine discharges them can be changed, as can the speed of the helicopter flying them,” says Fire Information Officer Wayne Patterson. “It’s an art. It eliminates the need to be right up against the fire when you’re setting it off, so it’s a lot safer.” But it’s the boots on the ground—the men and women who eat, sleep and breathe smoke—that secure the fire line. And the hotshots wearing those boots are out in full force as we drive along Baker Creek Road. We pass firefighters—their faces colored charcoal—sitting on blackened ground eating a sack lunch containing a roast beef sandwich, apple and a myriad of Clif Bars and other snacks. Others are piling brush upon trees that have already been deposited along the roadside by feller bunchers—big heavy trucks with special arms designed to grab a tree, saw it off, pick it up and lay it down. A chipmunk scampers across the road. Counting an otter, it’s the second critter we’ve seen in these woods. “We rarely find deer or dead animals. When they die, it’s because they’re hit by a vehicle. Often, the night shift will hit them because they dart across

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With quiet competence—the standard for wildland firefighting—firefighters are thinning the timber around the trail and road near Norton Lakes to prepare for a firefight.

the road in the fire and smoke,” says Evenson. Rain is in the forecast but also lightning, which could start more fires. We would need four days of pretty continuous rain to put the fire out, says Evenson. Finally, we reach the bridge to Norton Lakes where we don our hard hats, stuff our fire gloves in our green pants and grab heavy blue bricks—fire shelters packaged in blue packs that weigh about five pounds each. From the trail we can see members of the Alta hotshots crew sawing through small trees that stand no chance of surviving a fire, should it come. They’re

also hacking off branches that could allow fire on the ground to climb trees. With quiet competence—the standard for wildland firefighting—firefighters are thinning the timber around the trail and road near Norton Lakes to prepare for a firefight. The fire is moving slowly, says Jesse Trembly, allowing them time to prepare in hopes they can “bend it” to their will. A firefighter takes a chainsaw to a snag that could provide volatile fuel and could fall on firefighters in the midst of battle. “Tree fallin’ sidehill!” he yells.

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nce again the Wood River Valley had another opportunity to join forces against the forces of nature and once again neighbor helped neighbor and stranger helped stranger and our community confidence was strengthened from the trial. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, I was in Los Angeles learning new techniques to help my clients with their health concerns utilizing advanced reflexology techniques. It’s been fun this past week hearing the different experiences from my friends, clients and others who stayed in town. In addition to being highly stimulating experiences that bring our community together, these natural disasters also cause a number of health concerns starting with stress and insomnia. Both of these conditions contribute to so many other conditions it’s not funny. When your body runs down due to either stress or lack of sleep, your immune system weakens, your energy seems to diminish and your tense muscles can lead to other injuries to your back, digestion and organs. Clearly, stress and lack of sleep are the foundation of poor health. Last November the Federation of Women Legislators endorsed reflexology as a means of improving women’s health and wellness, citing over 300 clinical studies from around the world. On my website (www. reflex4usa.com) I have a link to those 380-plus clinical studies and I thought I would look up some common problems associated with stressful conditions. Before I continue on, however, it’s important to note a few things. Let’s start with numbers of participants of these trials. The largest head-and-neck cancer trial is going on right now and they expect to enroll 900 participants. The largest foot reflexology trial ever conducted had over 8,000 participants and discovered that reflexology was 93 percent effec-

tive in over 63 different conditions, and significantly effective in almost 50 percent of the conditions treated. Another important detail to note is the baseline for clinical trials is foot massage, which is different than a trained reflexologist. Therapeutically effective foot reflexology is then used and, if there is an improvement over the foot massage, then the treatment is deemed effective. That said, let’s look at some clinical trials starting with asthma, which might have been aggravated by the smoke. In one study 57 kids with infantile asthma were given three to seven foot reflexology sessions and experienced a 96 percent “cure rate.” Many experienced tension or migraine headaches during the fire. Can reflexology help? Eleven clinical trials are cited and all of them say reflexology can help, often within a few sessions. I agree. Back ache/sciatic pain caused by stress and lifting? Here there are 16 different studies, all note a 90-percent-plus effectiveness rate. Ninety-percent-plus? I knew reflexology was effective from my own work, but 90-percent-plus success in 10 sessions or less is fantastic. Before I run out of space I want to highlight two other areas of clinical trials of note. The 14 studies on multiple health conditions. Look at the wide range of conditions reflexology treats and the success rate of these studies! Who do you know with diabetes mellitus? Twelve clinical trials here say reflexology is excellent for those diabetes symptoms. Most of these clinical trials focus just on foot reflexology. As an advanced reflexology therapist I utilize not only your feet, but hands, ears and face, offering the possibility of even faster results. Your neighbors’/friends’ success has been my success in serving the Wood River Valley for 10 years now. Isn’t it your turn? Isn’t it time you tried Symbiotic Systems Reflexology for your own health concerns? Give a call at 788-2012. It just might change your life.

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he Beast” started with a spark in a field and reached over 111,000 acres threatening our Wood River Valley for many angst-ridden weeks. Now, as containment nears, we can look back and appreciate, yes, the beauty that emerged from this raging inferno. That beauty was on display Sunday night in a rain-soaked thank-you party for the firefighters who saved our homes and our way of life. What an honor it was to shake the hands of these brave men and women and thank them for their heroic service to our community. How gratifying it was to discover that these folks were like us… and yet, more. They came from all over the country to fight “The Beast” as if it was their own home town. They were polite and humble and surprised by our

adoration. Many said they had never experienced such a tribute for their efforts and would never forget it. We will never forget them, as well. The beauty emerged once again with the gathering of bandanas by locals to present to their heroes in the midst of the raging power of “The Beast.” It was on display also as the weary battlers of the blaze rested at night in the area compound north of Hailey under smokefilled skies. Their tour lasted 14 days and nights in a row before they were reassigned to fight more fires in Idaho and, now, in Yosemite National Park. The beauty resonated in the sounds of the night as helicopters flew over our homes to douse the flames with retardants and water. And, finally, the breakthrough of the sun restoring blue skies once more to our precious valley as thousands cheered, laughed and cried. All we have

in life are the moments which stand out and give us comfort. These were some of our finest moments. And now, we return to normalcy with our wallets drained but with our homes intact. We must support our local businesses who suffered greatly these past weeks during what was supposed to be the peak season in trade. Many workers were laid off in a time they had counted on to get economically well. We have to be kind to one another now as we collectively endeavor to get back on our feet. But the beauty conquered The Beast and we all live to appreciate our lives. Thank you firefighters for the beauty of your actions. Thank you Wood River Valley residents for the beauty of your hearts. And thank you Lord for giving us another day. Nice talking to you. tws

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ightning, which started the whole thing more than two weeks ago, crackled in the distance, providing an eerie backdrop. And rain greeted the opening act featuring skaters in plastic firemen’s hats. But neither dampened the enthusiasm of a few thousand Sun Valley-area residents as they celebrated the containment of a wildfire that had been lapping at some of their backyards only a week ago. Sun Valley Resort, which had to cancel its Aug. 17 ice show as the resort was placed on pre-evacuation alert, staged the special ice show—minus Ashley Clark’s fire number—to honor Beaver Creek firefighters. Admission was free in exchange for donations to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support to families of firefighters killed and injured in wildland fires throughout the United States. And the need has never been greater, with 31 fatalities so far this season, including 19 members of an elite hotshot crew, who died fighting a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. Six additional firefighters have been critically injured. The Foundation helps family members get to their bedside and gives them money to help keep the lights on and the bills paid at home until their slim benefits kick in, said Foundation Director Burk Minor. The crowd gave a lengthy standing ovation to a dozen firefighters from the Great Basin National Incident Management

Team 1 that worked the Beaver Creek Fire, along with local fire chiefs and government leaders as they walked around the rink where they were escorted by skaters wearing fire hats onto a red carpet placed on the ice. Sun Valley General Manager Tim Silva said it was an honor to stand before people who took time out of their evening to donate to such an incredible cause. “If you want to see the work these guys have done--look up,” he said, indicating the nonsmoky air, which would have sported stars had it not been for the storm clouds. “My heart is about to explode with the applause,” said Minor. “I wish those dirty, knuckle-dragging firefighters working out on the fire lines could be here to receive it.” Three Wood River Middle School 13-year-olds—Dakota King Hutton, Leah Thayer and Emily Thayer—presented the Foundation with a check for $1,370 that they had raised selling cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies and other baked items. Minor said she had been tempted to skip the event because she was tired after dealing with so many firefighter deaths this year. But she couldn’t after hearing of the girls’ efforts. “These girls are going to be great community leaders,” she said. Incident Commander Beth Lund, who was preparing to hand the fire off to a Type 2 team, praised the community for its kindness and generosity: “Now we’re bringing another team into the picture that is going to beat this fire into submission so it won’t bother you anymore.” tws

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hen I evacuated on the 16th, I headed to Pocatello to impose on good friends Reese and Sharon Price, of Inkom, just a few minutes south of the city along the Portneuf River, an area the locals named Portneuf Gap. Last year I was calling them to see how they were weathering their fire crisis, the Charlotte Fire. There’s a lot of resentment across the state, because they think we’re the 800-pound gorilla sucking up all the resources and getting all the media attention. The Feds decide on regional resource allocation based on many criteria, among them danger to life and property. There are 50 uncontained fires burning in the West and each has a different threat profile. Hailey firefighters have been to places from Arizona to Montana. If the tables were turned and Pocatello called us, Hailey would send a Type 1 and a Type 3 engine, with three men each. That’s similar to what Pocatello was going to send up to us on Tuesday, Aug. 20, before they were called off. As the threat waned, we might not have needed them and less expensive alternatives may have been available. Pocatello is the most expensive fire district in the state, and we do have to pay these folks. Hailey has one rare regional resource, a Mass Casualty Trailer that can treat up to 70 people. It was 1 p.m. on June 28, 2012, and volunteer firefighter Jim Tullis, from Inkom, was gazing out the picture window of his hillside home when he saw a small column of white smoke a couple of ridges away. He thought little of it—the kind of small fire that could be put out with a garden hose. Five minutes

later he looked again and he saw a much larger column of black smoke. He knew it was time to go. He was in such a hurry he left his ‘heavies’ behind. Little did he know that he’d never see his house again. The area contained hundreds of relatively new, upscale homes. In many ways, this was the classic problem area—development density located in the urban/wilderness interface, hillside building extending into remote areas. There were paved roads, but the houses for the most part were not defendable because there was too much fuel too near many of them. This fire was a classic fast and furious inferno that spent itself in a little over 12 hours, though it was not officially contained until July 2. In that short time, before a lot of help could arrive, 66 homes burned. Sometime during the day, Jim Tullis’ house burned and he didn’t even know it. His friends didn’t have the heart to tell him. Help did arrive from the surrounding eight communities as well as Twin Falls, Boise Valley and, of all places, Coeur d’Alene! Captain Andy Moldenhauer, who provided these details, said that this fire, and perhaps the Castle Rock Fire provided impetus for the formation and refinement of the Greater Interagency Firefighters (GIFF), which includes Blaine County. Its purpose is to facilitate rapid response. The Charlotte Fire only burned 1000 acres (no injuries) but took 66 homes with it. Our three-creek blaze consumed over 100,000 acres, but we lost only one home and a couple of dozen structures. Happily, the Portneuf area is rebuilding. Jim Tullis has rebuilt his home and hundreds of others are finally listening and are making their homes more defendable. tws

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realism of the subject,” he said. “You could say that I am on the frontier between figurative and non-figurative, or the traditional and the modern.” DeGroot wil be present for Gallery Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday as the gallery offers up its signature lime punch. As always, Wendy Jaquet will offer a free tour of the galleries, giving people a chance to meet with artists and gallery owners along the way. The tour will start at 5 p.m. at the Recreation Office in the Sun Valley Mall where people will catch a bus to Ketchum. Patrons may also join the tour at 5:15 p.m. at Gilman Contemporary, 661 Sun Valley Road. Here are some of the other highlights of this month’s Gallery Walk: Gail Severn Gallery, 400 1st Ave., will exhibit Linda Christensen’s “Revelations,” oil paintings that depict her fascination with the female form. It will also show works by fresco painter Marcia Myers that pay homage to the historical frescos of Pompeii and Herculaneum. In addition, the gallery will continue its “Memorial Retrospective” of Ketchum sculptor Rod Kagan’s work. Gilman Contemporary, 661 Sun Valley Road, features the work of Anke Schofield and Luis Garcia-Nerey, who portray wildlife in human settings. Kneeland Gallery, 271 First Ave. N., features an ex-

hibition called “Glowing Colors and Tiny Wings.” The exhibition features the works of Jennifer Lowe, James Moore and Jean Richardson. Friesen Gallery, 320 1st St. N., is featuring unreal photographs of Babara Vaugh’s captured patterns in the water. Gallery DeNovo, 320 1st St. N., is offering it’s a Retrospective before closing its doors as owner Robin Reiners moves to San Francisco where her husband relocated for his work. And Frederic Boloix, in the Galleria at 4th and Leadville streets, features pieces by such artists as Picasso. tws

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anna be a hotshot? It helps if you’re physically fit, intelligent, hardworking and motivated. Two to three seasons of wildland fire experience—preferably on Type 2 wildland fire crews— is desirable. You need to be able to do 40 sit-ups in a minute, seven pull-ups in a minute and run 1.5 miles in under 11 minutes. You need to be able to hike with 40 pounds of gear for 16 hours a day, seven days a week—even when hungry and tired. You need to be prepared to spend 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with 19 teammates—not your spouse. And that means sometimes sleeping on a mountainside right next to fire, not the Ritz-Carlton. And, no, women don’t get any breaks. Formed in the 1940s in California, the Forest Service’s elite firefighting crews were dubbed “hotshots” because they commonly work in the hottest parts of fires. Today there are 107 twenty-member teams. “They’re like Navy SEALs,” said Fire Information Officer Bonnie Strawser. “They’re like human bulldozers—they spend 12 to 16 hours a day hoeing the ground where dozers can’t go.” Their job is a dirty, grimy one of tedious hard work digging lines and watching spot fires punctuated by moments of life-endangering adrenaline bursts as they try to fight off a fire that wants to eat them. Just last month 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed while fighting

a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. “Hotshots are adrenaline junkies,” said the Beaver Creek Fire Incident Commander Beth Lund, who became one of the nation’s first female hotshots in 1967. “The hotter the fire, the better.” Hotshots know how to wield a Pulaski, a chainsaw and a drip torch. And at least one person on each squad is an expert in helicopters or heavy equipment like bulldozers. They generally get in 120 to 140 fire days a year, but they could rack up more this year with 51 massive fires now consuming the West. During the summer wildfire season, they’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They’re trained to deploy anywhere within two hours. “Physical conditioning is what it boils down to,” said Wayne Patterson, who became a hotshot 38 years ago. “You practice digging the first week. By the time you’ve wielded a Pulaski all day long, you’re so sore and tired you will remember that day for the rest of your life.” “We learn to sharpen our edge, turning it into a knife. Instead of digging down like people do with a shovel, we scrape off the soil three different ways,” he added. When Patterson tested for the Blue Ridge Hotshots in Arizona he had to carry 120 pounds for three miles in less than 20 minutes. He’s felt like a rag doll after digging line for 24 days on California’s Hog Fire. And he’s worked in waders on a peat bog fire back East where the wind chill factor never exceeded 20 below. Crews say they spend a

third of their time aggressively attacking a fire. The rest of the time they spend mopping up and keeping it under control. Patterson has felt fire singe hair off his face. Perhaps his most harrowing experience came as his crew built a line down Yellowjacket Ridge in Northern California’s Hog Fire. They were supposed to meet up with another crew building a line from the bottom and use that line to escape down the mountain. But three different teams had transferred in and out in three days and no one built the line from the bottom. With the fire growing, Patterson radioed for helicopter help. Pilots removed the seats from the helicopters so they could evacuate the 45 firefighters stranded on the mountain. But the last helicopter pilot couldn’t find the helispot place. Patterson flagged him down, pointing him to the site. But the fire was creating so much updraft that the pilot couldn’t set down. “I could feel the heat by then. I jumped, got one foot on the skids and one of my co-workers hung onto my wrists. The helicopter tipped to the side to let me slide in as I tried hard to keep my legs from going into the head rotors,” Patterson recalled. That didn’t dampen Patterson’s love for the job. “I like being out. I like hard work, feeling I’m doing a lot of good for the community, the environment,” he said. “And the whole quiet competence thing gets in you—it’s how I was raised. And I like being around guys who take pride in doing a job well.” tws

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movie review

Blue Jasmine BY JONATHAN KANE

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or Woody Allen, directing and writing his 44th film in 47 years, his new film Blue Jasmine is an unqualified success. In a career of ups and downs, the 77-year-old has produced a great character study of a woman descending into insanity. With a long history of writing great roles for women, Allen has written one of his best for the luminescent actress Cate Blanchett. Blanchett, a stunning, statuesque actress, gives one of the great performances of her career—sharply mirrored by her stunning turn in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” that thrilled New York audiences four years ago. It is made all the more interesting by the obvious comparisons of the rich New York socialite, devastated by life’s turns, who is forced to move in with her relatively impoverished sister and Williams’ Blanche DuBois. Blanchett’s performance is sure to earn her an Oscar nomination and makes her a frontrunner to snag the award. Perpetually wearing a white Chanel jacket, pearls and a Hermes’ bag, she

strikes a strong contrasting figure to her new San Francisco cast mates. As with all Allen’s films, the rest of the cast is also wonderful. Alec Baldwin plays her billionaire husband, in an obvious reference to Bernie Madoff, who sees his empire and marriage to his pampered wife collapse in flashbacks and ends in his eventual suicide. Blanchett, already on the verge of an emotional collapse and medicating herself with vodka and Xanax, is forced to move in with her much lower-class sister played by the English actress Sally Hawkins. The working-class men in her life are played by the improbable Andrew Dice Clay and Louis C.K. Blanchett eventually hooks up with the always marvelous Peter Sarsgaard, only to see the relationship shattered by her past. In the end, the house of cards uncomfortably collapses. For Allen tws fans, this is a must see.

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The nexStage Theatre The nexStage Theatre will present “Brilliant Traces” at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 through 8. The play—about two people who have been embittered by life—revolves around a young woman who has fled Arizona to the blizzardy north to escape her impending marriage. She casts herself on Henry Harry, a near-hermit whose very isolation proves to be the catalyst that allowed

both of them to break through the web of old griefs and bitter feelings. The play features Charlotte Hemmings and New York actor Chris Wendelken under the direction of Jon Kane. Tickets are $25 general and $35 reserved. Opening night is $15 and includes bottomless champagne. For tickets call 208-726-9124.

Community Meetings Concerning Beaver Creek There are several Beaver Creek Fire meetings this week; two will help us move on and two will keep us informed on the fire’s status. · Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m., at Ketchum City Hall The City of Ketchum and the Crisis Hotline invite you all to a “community debrief and skill-building talk on holding resilience during crisis in a community. This talk will be centered on our physiological nervous system and its response to survival and will teach skills to calm the nervous system, restoring its resilient state. You will be able to utilize these skills going forward and share them with family and friends. Melissa Boley, LCPC, who will be facilitating this debriefing, is a trauma specialist and psychotherapist in private practice in Ketchum.” Please call Sher at the Crisis Hotline

with questions: 208-788-0735 · Thursday, Aug. 29 at 12 p.m. at The Community Library in Ketchum Economic Impact of the Beaver Creek Fire: Moving Forward A panel discussion with Doug Brown (WREP), Randy Hall (mayor, City of Ketchum), Jack Sibbach (Sun Valley Resort), Larry Schoen (County Commissioner) and Arlene Schieven (Visit Sun Valley). Cynthia Dillon, executive director of The Community Library, will moderate the discussion. Please call 208-726-7355 with questions. Additionally, the Incident Management Team, along with the Burned Area Emergency Response Team, is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Community Campus in Hailey.

Center Presents Look at China

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The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of Stories of a Changing China, a threemonth multidisciplinary exploration of the political, economic and cultural realities of contemporary China through visual arts, lectures, book discussions, seminar classes and films. The project will officially open with a celebration at 5:30 p.m., during Gallery Walk on Friday, Aug. 30 at The Center in Ketchum. The opening will unveil the visual arts exhibition for Stories of a Changing China, which features sculpture, painting, photography and a site-specific installation. Artist Ying Zhu, who is creating a site-specific installation in The Center’s Project Room, will be present at the August 30 opening and will speak about her work at 6 p.m. that evening.

For more future events, visit the Plan Ahead section of our online calendar.

• Showing gratitude to the firefighters. • Local businesses reminding their customers to shop at other local businesses. • Neighbors helping neighbors during times of need. • Staying positive. It’s going to be OK. By Lara Spencer, owner of The Dollhouse Consignment Boutique in Hailey

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Fishing R epoRt THE “WEEKLY” FISHING REPORT FOR AUG. 28 FROM PICABO ANGLER

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great time of the fishing season is quickly approaching! This week expect the usual suspects like Tricos, Hoppers, Baetis, Callibaetis and evening Caddis. With that said, let’s start the discussion on what is next? What flies should you have in your fly box so you don’t get caught off guard one early fall day? On Silver Creek in coming weeks expect more of the same, with an added emphasis on Hoppers and Baetis. In order to keep ready with cooler days coming, begin to stock up on Mahogany Duns, Fall Baetis (Blue Winged Olives in size 24 and smaller) and Midges. September always holds a few surprises in the way of hatches and spinner falls. Any of the above mentioned bugs could dominate a day of fishing, or they all could! On our freestone rivers like the Wood and Upper Lost; Flying Ants, Hoppers, Caddis and Baetis are also flies to stock up on for the fall. Especially the October Caddis, which could come early this year, based on the fact everything else seemed to happen early. The Lower Lost is fishing well with Trico and Baetis. Expect more Baetis and less Trico in coming days and weeks, but have both. Crane Flies are also still in the mix. The big local news in the outdoors this week is the opening day of several bird species. This Friday is the opening day of Forest Grouse season. This includes local birds like Blue Grouse and Ruffed Grouse. Your best bet is to take your dog and explore berry fields near watering holes and hillsides. Find the combination of all three and you’re in the hunt! On Sunday the annual ritual, that seemingly kick starts every fall is the opening day of Dove Season. This is a short lived hunting opportunity locally, as the cooler weather and hunting pressure quickly forces these migratory birds to vacate the area for warmer climates. If you want to try to find these delicious little birds, look for watering holes in arid places near Picabo, Carey, Magic Reservoir and farther south if you feel like making the drive down toward the Snake River. If you can find a good stand of wild Sun Flowers with water nearby you have a good chance to find Doves as well! No matter what fun thing you chose to do, please stay prepared. Transitions in the weather happen fast this time of the year, so be ready for everything and anything!

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Yoga and Breath with Victoria Roper - 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Alturas Plaza, Hailey Animal Shelter Hikin’ Buddies Program, take a Shelter dog for a hike - 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Adam’s Gulch Trailhead (weather permitting). Info: 788-4351 or animalshelterwrv.org Yoga w/Leah - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Adults work out while children do yoga. For YMCA/ child watch members. Info: 727-9622. Books and Babies - 10 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. White Clouds Mountain Bike Ride - 10 a.m., leave from Pete Lane’s in Sun Valley Village. $39. Info: 622-2281 Story Mania - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hailey Public Library. A book-lovin’ story hour with new themes and a craft each week. All ages. Info: HaileyPublicLibrary. org or 788-2036. Bouncy Castle Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. FREE to the community Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Info: 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meeting - 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Pizza Party & Book Swap - 12 to 2 p.m. at the Children’s Library at The Community Library, Ketchum. For school aged children. FREE. Info: 208-726-3496 x217 New Moms Support Group - 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the River Run Rooms at St. Luke’s Hospital. Info: 727-8733 Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. Intermediate bridge lessons - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@jomurray.com. SunValleyBridge. com Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan - 3 to 4:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478  Intermediate bridge lessons - 3 to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@jomurray.com. SunValleyBridge.com

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ONGOING/MULTI-DAY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS ARE LISTED IN OUR WRHS Chess Club - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rm. C214 at the Wood River High School, Hailey. FREE for all ages. Info: 450-9048. Wagon Days Kick Off - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Memory Park on Main Street in Ketchum. Poster artists signing by Steve Snyder, live music and more! Info: wagondays. org S Wood River Orchestra concert - 6 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Info: wrcorchestra.org Wine in the Garden - 6 p.m. at The Hunger Coalition’s Hope Garden, corner of 1st Ave. South and Walnut Street, Hailey. Co-hosted by members of the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation, the Little Black Dress Club and other Philanthropic Groups. RSVP: 788-0121 Help the Hope Garden - 6 to 7:30 p.m. in The Hunger Coalition’s Garden, Hailey. Butter up in sunscreen and join us for fun harvesting, weeding, seeding and laughing together. No notice necessary. Info: 720-1521

thursday, 8.29.13

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Welcome to Sun Valley Hike - 9 a.m., hour-long hike on the White Clouds Trail. Leave from Pete Lanes in the Sun Valley Village. FREE. Info: 622-2281 Help the Hope Garden - 9 to 10:30.m. in The Hunger Coalition’s Garden, Hailey. Butter up in sunscreen and join us for fun harvesting, weeding, seeding and laughing together. No notice necessary. Info: 720-1521 Yoga and the Breath w/Victoria Roper - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the BCRD Fitworks Yoga Studio, Hailey. Barre Class - 10 a.m. at Studio Move, Ketchum. $15 drop-in, or $105 subscription for nine August classes. Info: Debra at 208-721-0444 Stella’s 30 minute meditation class (beginner level) - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. FREE. 726-6274. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Movie and Popcorn for $1 - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Wood River Farmers’ Market, locally grown, raised and hand-crafted products - 2 to 6 p.m. on Main Street, north of Sturtos, Hailey. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. Info: 726-5997 Wheels and Wine - 4 p.m., leave from Pete Lane’s in Sun Valley Village. Stroll through Sun Valley on 2-wheels and end with a wine tasting. $39. Info: 622-2281 S George Marsh - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover Wagon Days Grand Marshal Reception - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Memory Park in Ketchum. Info: wagondays.org Special Taize Service - 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sun Valley Road. Open to all and firefighters welcome! Summer Fizz Fermented Drinks Class 5:30 to 7 p.m. at NourishMe, Ketchum. $20 includes a jar of flavored kombucha to take home. Limited work-trades available. RSVP/Info: 208-928-7604

FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall, Hailey. FREE Presentation by Anne McAlpin, as seen on Oprah - 6 p.m. at The Community Library, Ketchum. She will demo how to pack for a 2-week trip in just a carry-on bag under 18 pounds. S Ketchum Town Square Tunes presents Cake Face Jane with Danae Commons on vocals - 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Ketchum Town Square. Ladies’ Night - 6 to 9 p.m. at The Bead Shop/Bella Cosa Studio, Hailey. Info: 7886770 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  - 6 to 7:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 7217478 S Old Death Whisper/Up a Creek Hootenanny - 8 p.m. at Mahoney’s, Bellevue. No cover

friday, 8.30.13

Wagon Days, presented by the City of Ketchum. Schedule of events/info, visit WagonDays.org or call 1-800-634-3347. Hailey’s Antique Market - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory. Info: Alee at 7201146 or haileyantiques@aol.com Welcome to Sun Valley Hike - 9 a.m., hour-long hike on the White Clouds Trail. Leave from Pete Lane’s in the Sun Valley Village. FREE. Info: 622-2281 Free Sun Valley Story Tour - board a Mountain Rides bus at 10:15 a.m. outside the Visitor Center, Ketchum. Info: 7887433 Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. 727-9622. Afternoon Bridge - 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@sunvalleybridge.com. SunValleyBridge.com. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  3 to 4:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 ‘Transitions: Retrospective and Final Exhibition’ - 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery DeNovo w/live music performance by Braden Jon Anderstan at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. FREE. Info: 726-8180 Gallery Walk - 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries in Ketchum. Info: svgalleries.org or 726-5512 S Wood River Orchestra concert - 6 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Info: wrcorchestra.org S Lattes & Lyrics, singing and steaming from the soul starring Tyia Wilson, singer/songwriter and Brett Van Linge, celebrity barista - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Coffee Grinder, Ketchum. Info: 208726-8048 S Summer Concert Series Finale featuring George Devore - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery, Hailey. No cover S Swamp Cats, Chicago Blues - 5 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon, Bellevue. No cover

saturday, 8.31.13

Wagon Days, presented by the City of Ketchum. Schedule of events/info, visit WagonDays.org or call 1-800-634-3347.

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Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Papoose Club - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ketchum Town Square. FREE TO ALL BEAVER CREEK FIRE RESCUERS 0 Firefightrem EMS, police support and volunteers. $8/ Adults; $7 Seniors and Teens; $5 Children (children under 3 are free). For more info: PapooseClub.org. Yoga on the Mountain, hosted by Brass Ranch River Run - 8:30 a.m., Sun Salutation w/Cathie Caccia and 9:30 a.m., Gentle Yoga w/Katherine Pleasants. Hailey’s Antique Market - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory. Info: Alee at 7201146 or haileyantiques@aol.com Proctor Hike - 9 a.m. leave from Pete Lane’s in Sun Valley Village. 29/adult, Kids 12 and under free. Info: 622-2281 Saturday Storytime - 10 a.m. at the Children’s Library in The Community Library, Ketchum. FREE. Info: 726-3493 Wagon Days Parade - 1 p.m. Info: WagonDays.org or call 1-800-634-3347. Town Walk with Shelter Dogs around the community - 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square. Get exercise and meet some Shelter Dogs. FREE. Info: 208-7884351 Wheels and Wine - 4 p.m., leave from Pete Lane’s in Sun Valley Village. Stroll through Sun Valley on 2-wheels and end with a wine tasting. $39. Info: 622-2281 Intermountain Pro Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo - 4 p.m. at the Hailey Rodeo Park. Tickets/Info: 521-7708 Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9600. S Mark Meuller - 6 to 9 p.m. on the deck at Lefty’s Bar & Grill, Ketchum. No cover Sun Valley Ice Show featuring U.S. Gold Medalist Johnny Weir. Tickets/Info: 6226135 or sunvalley.com.

sunday, 9.1.13

Wagon Days, presented by the City of Ketchum. Schedule of events/info, visit WagonDays.org or call 1-800-634-3347.

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Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Papoose Club - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ketchum Town Square. FREE TO ALL BEAVER CREEK FIRE RESCUERS 0 Firefightrem EMS, police support and volunteers. $8/ Adults; $7 Seniors and Teens; $5 Children (children under 3 are free). For more info: PapooseClub.org. Hailey’s Antique Market - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roberta McKercher Park and inside the Hailey Armory. Info: Alee at 7201146 or haileyantiques@aol.com White Clouds Mountain Bike Ride - 10 a.m., leave from Pete Lane’s in Sun Valley Village. $39. Info: 622-2281 Intermountain Pro Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo - 4 p.m. at the Hailey Rodeo Park. Tickets/Info: 521-7708

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Cooking with Brian Boitano, a benefit for the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club. $100/person at 6 p.m.; $200/person at 5 p.m. includes private cocktails with Brian. Special VIP and Couples rates available. RSVP: 208-622-8020. Info: www.sunvalleyfsc.com S George King - 6 to 9 p.m. on the

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UR TAKE A CLASS SECTION IN OUR CLASSIFIEDS - DON’T MISS ‘EM! deck at Lefty’s Bar & Grill, Ketchum. No cover Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  6 to 7:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 S The Leana Leach Trio in the Duchin Room. 8:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. Pop, rock, boogie and blues.

monday, 9.2.13

Labor Day Harriman Trail Run. Info: Elephant’s Perch, Ketchum. Wagon Days, presented by the City of Ketchum. Schedule of events/info, visit WagonDays.org or call 1-800-634-3347.

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4th Annual Bellevue Labor Day 5K Fun Run/Walk - 9 a.m., starts and ends at Bellevue Memorial Park. Kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Bellevue Fire Dept. Register at imathlete.com More Info: bellevuelaborday@gmail.com Welcome to Sun Valley Hike - 9 a.m., hour-long hike on the White Clouds Trail. Leave from Pete Lanes in the Sun Valley Village. FREE. Info: 622-2281 Toddler Story Time - 10:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen - 12:15 to 1 p.m. at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria), Ketchum. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. Info: 726-5997. Basic Bridge Lessons - 3 to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@jomurray.com. SunValleyBridge.com Feldenkrais - 3:45 p.m. at BCRD. Comfortable clothing and an inquiring mind are all that is needed to join this non-competitive floor movement class. Gentle Iyengar Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - MOVE Studio, Ketchum. All levels welcome. Info: StudioMoveKetchum.com NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill “Connections” Recovery Support Group for persons living with mental illness - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lower level, Hailey. Info: 309-1987 Help the Hope Garden - 6 to 7:30 p.m. in The Hunger Coalition’s Garden, Hailey. Butter up in sunscreen and join us for fun harvesting, weeding, seeding and laughing together. No notice necessary. Info: 720-1521

tuesday, 9.3.13

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Barre Class - 9 a.m. at Studio Move, Ketchum. $15 drop-in, or $105 subscription for nine August classes. Info: Debra at 208-721-0444

Proctor Hike - 9 a.m. leave from Pete Lane’s in Sun Valley Village. 29/adult, Kids 12 and under free. Info: 622-2281 Help the Hope Garden - 9 to 10:30.m. in The Hunger Coalition’s Garden, Hailey. Butter up in sunscreen and join us for fun harvesting, weeding, seeding and laughing together. No notice necessary. Info: 720-1521 Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Children’s Library Science time w/Ann Christensen, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Library of The Community Library, Ketchum Let’s Grow Together (Wood River Parents Group) - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Wood River Community YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. FREE to the community Rotary Club of Ketchum/Sun Valley meeting - 12 to 1:15 p.m. at Rico’s, Ketchum. Info: Rotary.org Guided Meditation - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River, Chapel. Info: 727-8733 Blood Pressure Check - 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Wood River Farmers’ Market, locally grown, raised and hand-crafted products - 2 to 6 p.m. at 4th Street, Heritage Corridor, Ketchum. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granery, Hailey. Duplicate bridge game for those new to duplicate - 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@ sunvalleybridge.com. SunValleyBridge. com Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  3 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Weight Watchers - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. FREE Hailey Community Meditation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pure Body Pilates, across from Hailey Atkinsons’. All welcome, chairs and cushions available. Info: 721-2583 Kundalini Yoga Group - 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at All Things Sacred, at the Galleria, Ketchum. FREE. Info: 408-859-7383 FREE Fly Casting Clinics w/Sturtevants - 6 to 7 p.m. at Atkinson’s Park, Ketchum. All abilities welcome. No pre-reg required, just bring your rod, or use one provided. Info: 208-726-4501 Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cody Acupuncture Clinic, Hailey. Info: 720-7530.

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tooth.org. FREE John Alonge, The Wine Heretic kicks off with a pre-dinner tasting and talks about wine without sounding like a wine geek. Info: 208-774-3544 www.idahorocky. com S All Night Diner - 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of Redfish Lake Lodge. Info: redfishlake.com

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saturday, 8.31.13

John Alonge, The Wine Heretic kicks off with a pre-dinner tasting and talks about Tradition vs. Innovation - Revolution in the World of Wine. Info: 208-774-3544 www.idahorocky.com Sage Grouse Talk w/Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game biologist, Dave Musil - 9 p.m. in the campground amphitheater at Crates of the Moon Nat’l Monument and Preserve. Info: 208-527-1330

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sunday, 9.1.13

Ian McFeron - 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of Redfish Lake Lodge. Info: redfishlake.com

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wednesday, 9.4.13

FREE Blood Pressure Checks, hosted by St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center - 1 to 3 p.m. at Hailey Post Office No appt. necessary. Info: 727-8733 S Jon Hogan and Maria Moss - 6 to 9 p.m. on the deck at Lefty’s Bar & Grill in Ketchum. No cover NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support groups for friends and families of persons living with mental illness - 6 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office, Hailey. Info: 309-1987. nexStage Theatre presents Brilliant Traces - 7 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Opening night includes reduced ticket prices and complimentary champagne cocktails at the pre-show party in the lobby. Tickets: 726-4TKS

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friday, 9.6.13

Reckless Kelly with special guest, The Trishas - 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Tickets available at the Sun Valley Rec. Center (208-622-2135) or at http://sunvalley.ticketfly.com nexStage Theatre presents Brilliant Traces - 7 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Tickets: 726-4TKS

saturday, 9.7.13 nexStage Theatre presents Brilliant Traces - 7 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Tickets: 726-4TKS S Concert in the Park - 6 to 10 p.m., at the West Magic Resort. Info: 487-2571 or visit facebook.com/westmagicresort

friday, 8.30.13

Fire Ecology with Chuck Mark, sponsored by the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association - 5 p.m. at the Stanley Museum and again at 8 p.m. at the Redfish Center & Gallery. Info: discoversaw-

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sunday, 9.8.13 nexStage Theatre presents Brilliant Traces - 7 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Tickets: 726-4TKS

tuesday, 9.10.13

_ Charity Trivia Night - 8 p.m. at Lefty’s

Bar & Grill in Ketchum. $15 per team up to six people - 1/3 of entry fee goes back to local non-profits. Info: Gary, 725-5522

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thursday, 9.12.13

Clint Black, presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts - 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Tickets start at $40, available at the Center or by calling 208-7269491

wednesday, 9.18.13

NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support groups for friends and families of persons living with mental illness - 6 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office, Hailey. Info: 309-1987.

thursday, 9.19.13

Sun Valley Harvest Festival - more info at SunValleyHarvestFestival.com

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New to this game aren’t you….because I really don’t think this is the defense the coach had in mind! PHOTO: SUSAN LITTLEFIELD Avid weekly paper reader, Susan Littlefield, who has lived in the Valley for over 35 years, claims that laughter is the best medicine. She creates these scenarios in her husbands N-scale model railroad.

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BEAVER CREEK FIRE story • for current information, visit http://inciweb.org/incident/3635/

Rehab Starts in Croy, Deer Creek and on Baldy’s Flank

PHOTOS & STORY BY KAREN BOSSICK

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he ground in Croy Canyon and Deer Creek, blackened by the hot-burning Beaver Creek Fire, is still smoldering as Fire Information Officer Rudy Evenson and I head out those canyons Thursday afternoon. But, already, the firefighters who fought to keep fire from consuming nearby homes and vegetation are working to heal the land. They’re smoothing out the berms that dozers pushed up on each side of fire lines. And on Rodeo Drive, they’re shaking red retardant off bushes and turning dirt onto three retardant lines splashed behind homes. Healing is part of fighting fires. And most firefighters are foresters. And forestry involves rehab, points out Evenson. “The rehabilitation is an important part of fighting fires because it protects the watershed,” he says. “We smooth out the fire lines and put water bars that look like speed bumps across them to keep them from turning into waterfalls, which would turn into ditches. That keeps them from eroding and keeps mud out of lakes and rivers.” As Evenson drives out Deer Creek, we pass blue ribbons hanging from trees indicating a fire hydrant, pond or other water source. Hoses remain draped across Sherry Thorson’s roof. Fire

trucks are still stationed outside homes as a smoke plume rises from Wolftone Creek in the distance.

Not an Indian fire Rudy Evenson notes green pastures surrounded by blackened Bureau of Land Mangement land and a wildlife sanctuary, green vegetation interspersed among trees that have been torched. White spots on the ground denote soil that has burnt as much as 2,000 degrees, perhaps rendering that particular patch of ground uninhabitable for 10 or 20 years. “This burn was hotter than we would’ve had a couple hundred years ago,” says firefighter Ron Smith. “The Indians didn’t fight fire. It burnt more frequently then so it was low intensity and didn’t burn so hot. But, for the most part, you’ll see green in all this in spring.” Smith used to work fires all summer long until Hurricane Katrina devastated his hometown in Mississippi. He took time away from recovery efforts there when the Forest Service called him up for the Beaver Creek Fire on an emergency basis. He fields a handshake from a resident of the Clarendon Hot Springs area. “We lost our pump house, but I’m pretty happy with what was saved,” the man tells Smith. Firefighters testing the soil with their bare hands have

detected hot spots in the areas near the residences five days after the fire passed through. Roots from sagebrush can retain heat the same way Dutch-ovens do, says Evenson. “It’s hard to see where it’s hot in the charcoal, but you can feel it,” he notes. “They’ll open the area up and try to make sure it’s cold with a little dirt and water.”

What about the rattlers? We head out Croy Creek past the site that had been earmarked for a senior residential community. The fire had jumped the road there, scorching big round spots in the field. Animal shelter workers are beginning to move back into the shelter where the fire burnt to the fence in places, singeing several trees. We survey three lines of retardant on Rotarun Ski Hill, which was burnt in places. “It’s apparent how the retardant saved buildings,” says Evenson. “Retardant is very effective on sagebrush and grass fires—not so effective in forested areas. This whole Rodeo Drive neighborhood is a big success story for the firefighters, particularly since we didn’t have a big night shift then. Deer Creek is a great example of saved structures, as well.” Evenson said the rattlesnakes that inhabit nearby Lambs Gulch likely survived: “Snakes do pretty well by hiding in the ground. We’ve

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Crops get harvested in spite of fire.

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found several animals hiding in the same hole during a fire. In general, animals clear out of places like this before fire comes—I imagine the smell of smoke alerts them.” Hotshots will carry tools out of steep and rugged terrain, Evenson says. “We can’t just walk away without removing the empty gas cans, the hose—we call the removal ‘back haul.’ And you can’t just bring in a crew off the unemployment line to do it. You need people with some level of fitness so we use the same

firefighters who carried it up to bring it down. “Sometimes you can do it by helicopter. But even then you have to know how to load the cargo net, how much weight you can put at various places inside the copter.” As we drive back toward town, Rudy gets a text message. Evacuations have been lifted for homes north of Ketchum. He takes another text. The evacuation for Timber Gulch has been lifted. Things are definitely looking up. tws

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ne of the most anticipated releases for me so far this year is Bad Blood from the British band Bastille. I first heard their single “Pompeii” when a friend of mine who works for their label, Virgin, called me to put my ears to it and get my thoughts. I listened to the first minute or so and asked him when we could start playing it. KSKI was the first commercial station in our format to start spinning three days later. Let me catch you up—Bastille is a four-piece neo-synth band from London with a penchant for singalong choruses and bombastic production and a love for David Lynch’s cult TV show, Twin

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his past Sunday, Willie Nelson and Family made the last stop of their summer tour at the Idaho Botanical Gardens in Boise. The 80-year-young country legend started out strong with ‘Whiskey River’ and continued to play one hit song after another, finishing it off with ‘I Saw the Light.’ His set list even included a tribute to Hank Williams, Sr. A grateful Nelson smiled, said thank you to the crowd many times and blew kisses to the audience. His tour picks up back east again mid-September, during which he will perform at this year’s FARM AID, an annual concert geared toward raising awareness about farming in America. For more info about Willie Nelson, visit www.willienelson. com

Peaks. In fact, there’s even a song on the album called “Laura Palmer.” If you have a love of eighties synth-pop from bands like Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Depeche Mode, and yes, even ABC, you’ll love Bad Blood. Of course, today’s technology has given bands like Bastille a richer, fuller sound than their predecessors, but the concept is still the same: four guys, a couple of keyboards and an emotive singer. Bad Blood is the biggest selling album so far this year in the UK, and I have faith that the U.S. will follow suit. Bastille has a huge future if they can maintain the standard set by their debut. The U.S. version has three bonus cuts because we need to catch up with what the Brits already know: Bastille has come to conquer. tws

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ed. Tastings are a part of both seminars. The ranch, located several miles south of Redfish Lake on Highway 75, is offering special Wine Week and Wine Weekend rate packages. Rates for Saturday and Sunday’s seminars are $50 per person or $75 per couple. These seminars are open to the public. Wine Week Tasting and Chatting are included for ranch and dinner guests. Call 208-774-3544 for more information or go to idahorocky.com.

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Bridge St. Grill- Famous Steaks, Burgers and Seafood: Hwy. 75-Lower Stanley (1 mile past Hwy. 21 turnoff). Phone: 208-774-2208 e-mail: bridgestreetworks@yahoo.com • www.bridgestreetgrill.com • reservations not taken • Days and Hours: Mid-May to Labor Day or a bit later—11am to 10pm • Winter: Thurs. through Sat.—3pm to closing • Prices: $7-$25---beer and wine only

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Boitano Make?” The demonstration, originally scheduled for Aug. 22, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1. It will be a fundraiser for the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club. Special appetizers and signature cocktails will be the theme. Boitano has traveled all over the world for skating competitions, and he is fascinated with other cultures and their cuisine. He now finds the same deep fulfillment in cooking and entertaining that he once found in skating. His adventures abroad influence his own style of cooking, as does his Italian heritage, where great food has always been a key part of any gathering. Some of Boitano’s favorite food memories revolve around family get-togethers, and his cookbook includes personal vignettes and

“Go West, young man, and grow up with the country,” said Horace Greeley in 1850. Well, here in our valley the statement was reiterated because of our horrendous fires. But no, indeed, west is not where I went. I escaped up north to gorgeous Stanley, which had clear skies and few tourists. Guess what? That area has become very foodie. Goodie for me because I was hungry after having lost my appetite in dear Ketchum. My choice of these two restaurants (one in Lower Stanley, the other in Upper Stanley) that I had chosen to explore was super picturesque with gorgeous views, the meals excellent and the service delightful. One was the antithesis of the other in everything but the service and food quality. Variety is the spice of life, so what more could I ask for? The first, the Bridge St. Grill, is rustic and a very comfortable place to dine either for intimacy or family/ large groups. Here you can experience live music, Woolley Mammoth Burgers and bald eagles flying right by you. There is a wine/beer bar, inside seating and exterior top and bottom decks (hanging over the Salmon River) that provide outside seating during the summer. Brett Woolley, owner and builder, constructed this restaurant in seven weeks by himself in 2002. His daughter Brittany has worked with

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him the whole time, cooking, organizing, schmoozing and entertaining people with her fun and lively commentaries. If you meet Brett, you can see where Brittany has inherited her liveliness. I ordered the Idaho Ruby Red Trout ($20) and my friend the St. Louis-Styled Pork Ribs ($17). They both were excellent. The prime rib is supposed to be superb, as well. For dessert, we had the homemade fresh multiple fruit pie—YUM!! Above the restaurant is land also owned by Brett and there you can rent one of his two cabins. However, his goal is to build a dude ranch with more accommodations. I asked Brett what he loved best about running his restaurant and he said: “I love the people. We meet people from all over the world.” Brittany, his daughter, calls her dad “the eager beaver and that Bridge Street is his dam.” There is a very interesting history to this family, the bridge and the adjoining land. I would encourage viewers to visit the website to see the story. Lastly, the restaurant named Hwy. 21 in upper Stanley also belongs to Brett. This rustic and fun breakfast-lunch-and-dinner eatery is open six days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed on Wed.). It’s easy to find because it’s right on Hwy. 21. Our breakfast there was fun and delicious. Doug and Jocelyn PLass opened Redd just one month ago. Redd is housed in an adorable older little red house, so the name Redd is a play on the color of the house; however, Redd also means a fish nest/spawning site. With that definition in mind, the Plass’s vision of their restaurant‘s atmosphere to be “the end of a journey and a place to rest”

resulted as well as their desire “to have a comfortable place which was accessible and different from the usual.” As far as I am concerned, they definitely succeeded. This eatery reminded me of a European country restaurant in spite of Stanley’s definite West Idaho nature. Doug is the chef with a degree in culinary arts among other degrees. (He also is Stanley’s clerk and city treasurer.) Doug visualized creating a forever-changing menu so you never quite know what will be offered on his inside blackboard when you arrive, but I warrant that you will like it and be pleasantly surprised. Jocelyn helps with the serving of the customers and in making the yummy desserts. The house is small (650 square feet, approx.) and seats 24 inside; outside there are glorious views of the Sawtooths and the seating accommodates 30. I had the Pan-Seared Rock Fish with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil sided with Braised Mixed Greens and Roasted Potatoes ($19) while my friend had a cold salad that featured Poached Shrimp, Israeli Couscous and Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash ($16). Both were excellent. A Blueberry Crisp and a Rich Chocolate Brownie for dessert totally satisfied our desire for something sweet. So, when you want to have a little escape from our lovely valley but still want to dine well, don’t forget that Stanley is only 60 miles north and when you are hungry in Stanley, give these two restaurants a try. Don’t forget to say, “Margot and The Weekly Sun sent you!” Give us your feedback at margot6@mindspring.com tws

Rock Fish and Shrimp from The Redd Restaurant.

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Sun Valley Lover to Buy Breakfast For Firefighters BY KAREN BOSSICK

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hank you for saving our bacon, even if we are serving sausage.” That’s the message Jan Hoffbuhr Williams wants to convey to the Beaver Creek firefighters and other personnel. And that’s why Williams is buying breakfast for those who worked on the Beaver Creek Fire at the annual Papoose Club Wagon Days Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning in Ketchum Town Square. The breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon both days. Williams and her brother Bud Hoffbuhr grew up in Burley but spent many a weekend and vacation in Sun Valley collecting treasured family memories over 60 years. “My dad skated there with me, holding one hand on my back and holding my hand with his other hand. We’d glide far to the right, then left, all around the rink as I imagined myself as Sonja Henie. “I remember eating dazzling red-cubed Jell-O and whipped cream parfaits at the Challenger Inn cafeteria and then spending the afternoon tossing pieces of salt crackers at the geese.” Williams’ sister and her husband had their honeymoon dinner at the Christiania Restaurant, a dinner that has gone down in family lore as the best dinner of their lives. Her niece Jessica spent her honeymoon at the Tyrolean Lodge where she and her new husband enjoyed champagne on the balcony while

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watching the sun set over Baldy. And Bud Hoffbuhr could never pass up a prime rib dinner at The Pio when he came to Ketchum and Sun Valley to do sewer and excavation work. As she watched flames scorch the mountainsides around Ketchum and Hailey on TV, all those memories came rushing back for WilThe Papoose Club Pancake Breakfast is always a hit. liams, who now lives courtesy PHOTO in Boise. She decided to covRiver Valley children. er the “fire sale” price Anna Mathieu said breakfor firefighters and EMS at the fast organizers don’t expect the all-you-can-eat breakfast as a pancake breakfast to be a big way to say “Thanks” to everyone moneymaker this year with who saved the community. fewer people in town. “When I saw the unbelievable “But Jan’s contribution will efforts being undertaken, the cover as many breakfasts as crews coming in from all over, firefighters and rescuers come. the hotshots, the community… And if there are additional funds it was just amazing. Then when left over from her initial contriI saw on the news that the fire bution, she is donating that to had turned a corner and gone The Papoose Club. All the valley from 9 percent to 30 percent businesses could use this kind of containment, I put my hand spirit and we hope lots of people over my mouth and just kept will turn out and support the repeating ‘It’s a miracle, it’s a valley,” she said. miracle.’ ” Williams said she can’t not The breakfast costs $8 for help—she can hear her brother, adults, $7 for seniors and teens, who died at age 43, saying, “Jan$5 for children and is free for nie, I wouldn’t forgive you if you children under 3. Williams is didn’t do something to help.” covering the $5 “fire sale” prices “The Sun Valley area really organizers planned to charge was a touchstone in my family’s firefighters. lives,” she said. “Everyone in my Proceeds from the breakfast family has such a deep connecwill be used for a variety of ortion to the area.” tws ganizations working with Wood

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Drake Arial: A Life of Performing BY JONATHAN KANE

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rake Arial, Wood River High School senior carrying a 3.7 GPA, finds himself most at peace when he’s on the stage. In fact, he loves all of the arts but has a special place in his heart for acting and directing. “For me, it’s all about creating things from my mind and getting to share them,” he said. “It all started in fifth grade when a group of my friends got together and we did a little play. It was my first time acting and I really enjoyed it. After that, it became my life.” Arial’s first training came at the nexStage Theatre when he worked with Patsy Wygle and Keith Moore. “It was my first time on stage and, oddly enough, I was very excited but not too nervous. We did one performance and it went very well and all the kids’ parents came to see it. It’s hard to remember, but it was absolutely exhilarating and amazing. What I remember most is that

with the lights in your eyes you couldn’t see the audience.” Today, Arial finds himself as the senior member of the Wood River High School’s Performing Arts Academy. This will be his fourth year, as he joined as a freshman. “I loved it my first year. It used to be a little more closed, but today the program is very open. I really remember trying out for shows and being totally accepted by everyone. I was the kid of the group. Today, there is a lot of fresh, new eager talent. My first show was Surviving Reality and it was a great experience.” Today, he lists his favorite classes as being Improvisation with Andrew Allburger and Movement with Hilary Neely and Julie Fox Jones. “I always liked to dance but I was never good at it. Studying it has made me a lot more comfortable.” His favorite show at the Academy has been Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” which they performed last year. “It was the first time we did a real drama rather than a comedy. It was

a very dark show and I ended up really liking a more serious production. It allows you to feel everything – empathy, joy and sadness, and it really enables you to connect a lot more with the character.” As to performing now, Arial adds, “I really like it now. I used to be really nervous but that’s been broken the last three years. Now it’s just a thrill. I get to show people in the community this person that I’ve been working on and tell a great story. I don’t feel a rush anymore. I’m just doing what I love.” At the end of November Arial’s skills will be tested when he produces and directs “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie. “I’m not intimidated by directing and being in control of artistic decisions. I am afraid of some actors not respecting me but I’m not afraid of putting my foot down. Outside the theater we’re friends, but in the theater I’m the director.” Like his acting, you can be sure that Arial will be a total success. tws

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Rolling on to Wagon Days

BY KAREN BOSSICK

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t’s enough that Wagon Days is on, following a massive fire that was threatening 10,000 homes in the Sun Valley area just two weeks ago. But the iconic Labor Day Weekend celebration, now in its 55th year, will boast several new events, as well. Among them: Western line dancing at Ketchum Town Square, a beard and mustache competition, arts and crafts and cowboy poetry. Gone is the Blackjack Ketchum Shootout. “We thought after last year’s shooting at the Boston Marathon and all the terrible shootings in schools across the country, it was better to forgo that,” said events coordinator Heather LaMonica Deckard. Here’s a rundown of this week’s events, which celebrate the days when the impressive Big Hitch ore wagons ferried ore and supplies up and down the narrow winding road up Trail Creek Summit: Tonight 5-7 p.m. Wagon Days Kick-Off with live music and a commemorative Wagon Days poster signing featuring Ketchum photographer Steve Snyder. 7 p.m. Free square dancing lessons at Ketchum Town Square. Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception honoring Leonard “Bud” Purdy, a Picabo rancher, at Memory Park at 5th and Main streets. Live music, food and drink.

Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hailey’s Antique Market at Roberta McKercher Park and Hailey National Guard Armory. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Hailey’s Main Street Antique and Art Show, 730 N. Main St. 4-7 p.m. Cowboy poets, oldtime fiddlers and Western music at the Ore Wagon Museum, Fifth and East streets, Ketchum. 5-8 p.m. Gallery Walk through Ketchum art galleries. 7-10 p.m. Live Western music featuring Matt Renner and Slow Children Playing inside the Ore Wagon Museum, which will be converted into a barn for the weekend. Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. Papoose Club Pancake Breakfast at Ketchum Town Square. $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and teens, $5 for children and free for children under 3. Free for Beaver Creek firefighters, EMS, police, support and volunteers. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wagon Days Arts and Crafts Fair at Ketchum’s Forest Service Park, First and Washington streets. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Hailey’s Antique Market, Roberta McKercher Park and Hailey National Guard Armory. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Hailey’s Main Street Antique and Art Show, 730 N. Main St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Children’s Carnival near Ketchum Town Square at Fourth and East streets. Includes mini-train, astro-jump, climbing wall, bungee run and more. Unlimited allrides pass costs $10 and benefits the SMAS Cheerleaders. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Silver Collector

Car Auction featuring 250 collector cars at Sun Valley Resort. 10:30 a.m. Eh Capa Bareback Riders demonstrate horse riding and jumping techniques of Native Americans, riding without saddles or bridles, in Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road just north of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. 12:30-1 p.m. Wagon Days Mustache and Beard Contest on Main Street Ketchum just before the parade. 1 p.m. Wagon Days Parade, featuring Grand Marshal Bud Purdy—a Picabo rancher—follows Sun Valley Road, turning north on Main Street before winding back up on Highway 75 and Saddle Road. The centerpiece: the Big Hitch, the Horace C. Lewis Ore Wagons. These large freight wagons are the best preserved, most original functioning wagons of their kind in existence.  Watch them rumble down the road pulled by an authentic 20-mule jerk line. Tickets for reserved bleacher seating are available at the Visitors Center, 491 Sun Valley Road. 3 p.m. Live music from Old Death Whisper at The Casino on Main Street Ketchum. 3 p.m. The Great Wagon Days Duck Race with music and food at Ketchum’s Rotary Park, Warm Springs Road. To purchase a duck go to rotaryduckrace.org. Cost is $5 per duck, six for $25 or 13 for $50. 3- 8 p.m. Registration pickup for Rebecca’s Private Idaho mountain bike ride in Atkinson Park on West 8th Street, Ketchum. A chance to rub elbows with pros like Levi Leipheimer, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

and Meredith Miller. 4 p.m. Intermountain Pro Rodeo Association finals featuring the top 12 rodeo competitors in all categories at the Hailey Rodeo Grounds along Highway 75 on Hailey’s south side. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids. Information: intermountainprorode.com or 208-5217708. 6-9 p.m. Wagon Days Western Street Dance with caller Galen Slater and his Sweet Potatoes backed by Slow Children Playing at Ketchum Town Square. 9 p.m.—Sun Valley Ice Show. Tickets: 1-888-622-2108. 9-11 p.m. Dewey, Pickett and Howe play live music at Ketchum Town Square followed by a hoedown featuring Old Death Whisper in the Ore Wagon Museum as it’s turned into a barn for the night. Sunday 8 a.m.-noon. Papoose Club Pancake Breakfast at Ketchum Town Square. $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and teens, $5 for children and free for children under 3. Free for Beaver Creek firefighters, EMS, police, support and volunteers. 8 a.m.- ??? Rebecca’s Private Idaho bike event will take mountain bikers along two routes: The Big Potato and the Small Fry— both up the same Trail Creek Road that the ore wagons used to ply. (See rebeccasprivateidaho. com for more information). Riders on the 92.85-mile Big Potato should be arriving back in Ketchum about 6.5 hours after the 8 a.m. start at Ketchum Town Square for a big Off-theWagon Day Celebration with a BBQ of roast pig, carne asada,

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PBR and gelande quaffing. The celebration will also feature Left Coast Country, which is taking a break from playing with Leftover Salmon and the Brothers Comatose to provide heel stompin’ music. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Silver Collector Car Auction featuring 250 collector cars at Sun Valley Resort. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hailey Antique Market, Roberta McKercher Park and Hailey National Guard Armory. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hailey’s Main Street Antique and Art Show, 730 N. Main St., Hailey. 4 p.m. Intermountain Pro Rodeo Association finals featuring the top 12 rodeo competitors in all categories at the Hailey Rodeo Grounds along Highway 75 on Hailey’s south side. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids. Information: intermountainprorode.com or 208-521-7708. Monday All day—Bellevue Labor Day Celebration, including morning fun run, midday parade and an afternoon of live music. (See story on page 8). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wagon Days Arts and Crafts Show at Ketchum’s Forest Service Park, First and Washington streets. tws

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Fresh air, from page 1 crews finished burning out 20 acres near an area that had burned in the shape of a moose horn on Timber Gulch. Excited about making the stand, which represented the last real threat to the community, they wore big smiles as they high-fived one another.

A birdhouse somehow survived the conflagration outside the Drackett home in Greenhorn.

Ketchum Fire Chief Mike Elle was pretty upset that this house was lost at the junction of Imperial Gulch and Greenhorn Gulch. But firefighters and residents alike are incredulous that not more homes were lost.

Bald Mountain remained in a pre-evacuation area on Wednesday, having been warned to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. But employees at Formula Sports in Ketchum began returning sale items to their parking lot. U.S. Forest Service officials announced they were running out of money to fight wildfires. There was just $50 million left—enough to pay for a few days of fighting fires. Federal agencies had spent $1.2 billion so far this year— more than half last year’s total of $1.9 billion as 33,000 fires burned more than 5,300 square miles, the size of Connecticut. The Forest Service also pushed itself to Level 5 State of Preparedness for the first time since 2008, diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to come up with additional money to fight wildfires. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson visited Greenhorn and Idaho Sen. Jim Risch visited

Baker Creek. Evenson noted how the Beaver Creek Fire resembled Pac Man, with the top part of the mouth at Baker Creek, the lower part at Deer Creek and the 2007 Castle Rock Fire burn being in the open mouth. Gimlet, Cold Springs and The Meadows were returned to pre-evacuation status despite smoke still streaming upwards from “The Wick.” Residents returned home to find clothes that smelled like smoke. But you could smell dinner cooking in Fire Camp for the first time since the fire began its rampage across the Wood River Valley. Those driving between East Fork and Ketchum were awed by the steep fire lines brave bulldozer drivers had cut uphill. Each represented another fallback line—evidence of how critical the area had been to prevent the fire from going into Ketchum and up to Seattle Ridge Lodge. And, as night fell, hotshot

One fire subsides as another begins raging Thursday was another peaceful day with rising humidity in the face of an approaching storm. The fire had grown to 108,094 acres—47 percent of it contained, even as a new fire near Yosemite National Park grew to 99 square miles. The number of fire personnel decreased to 1,700 as crews from places like Silver City and Inkom returned home. The shelter closed as residents of Greenhorn, Golden Eagle, Croy Canyon and Deer Creek were allowed back in their homes. The only areas under mandatory evacuation remained Galena Summit south to the SNRA headquarters and Croy Canyon west of Red Elephant Gulch Road. By Friday the fire had grown to 111,163 acres with 67 percent containment. Pilots working the fire had dumped more than 719,000 gallons of retardant and flown 350 hours, running up a $2.2 million bill. The Very Large Air Tanker, or DC-10, had flown more than 12 hours, releasing more than 125,000 gallons of retardant. Other air tankers had flown more than 250 hours, dropping 310,000 gallons of retardant. MAFFS (C-130 Air National Guard tankers) had flown 5.52 hours, dropping 11,200 gallons of retardant. And seven skycrane heavy helicopters had flown for a combined 50.5 hours of flight time, dropping nearly 250,000 gallons of water and retardant Firefighters who had just finished building fire lines began rehabbing them. A brief overnight rainstorm had brought lightning across the fire zone. But it also brought 2/100 to 4/100 of an inch of precipitation and sent the humidity soaring above 20 percent—a big help when you’re fighting fires, said Fire Information Officer Wayne Patterson. A slice of heaven By Sunday, the fire was 111,387 acres, or 173 square miles—the size of Albuquerque or San Jose, Calif. It was 90 percent contained. Early that morning Cold Springs resident Michael Hobbs hiked the Proctor Trail north of Sun Valley. He walked past tall grass and sunflowers glistening with raindrops from the night before. Past a wasp nest hanging in an aspen tree. Past a woman wearing a “Life is Good” visor. He paused as three deer stopped near the path to eye him before they bounced downhill. Then he turned around to survey Baldy and the surrounding landscape—unaltered since the 2007 Castle Rock Fire that burned a mosaic pattern in the timbered slopes above Adams Gulch. “This is a slice of heaven,” he marveled. “Too bad all the people that left at the start of the fire aren’t here to enjoy this.” tws

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ire Information Officer Rudy Evenson always backs his car into its parking space at Fire Camp. You may need to exit quickly in event fire threatens to overrun the camp, he said. Indeed, the Beaver Creek Fire Camp situated on a barley field at the north end of Buttercup Road looked at times like it might be in danger as fire danced across the mountain slopes lining Highway 75, necessitating the evacuation of The Heatherlands, Ohio Gulch and Indian Creek. Had the Fire Camp been evacuated, as well, it would have been the fourth city in the valley facing evacuation or pre-evacuation orders, in addition to Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. “We really do build a town where we have a complete mess hall, computers, infrastructure—things our firefighters need to do their job,”said Laurel Simos, the logistics coordinator who was in charge of equipping 1,800 firefighters at the fire’s peak. The city includes a dozen beige-colored yurts that house meeting rooms, the payroll office and other critical elements. For basic comforts, the fire camp is equipped with portable showers and bathrooms. Two air -onditioned sleeper trucks each provide 42 berths in three tiers for those who fight fire at nights and must sleep during the day. Each cubicle is soundproof enough that they might hear their neighbor snoring but they won’t hear the guy three cubicles down. “You can get a pretty sound sleep in there,” said Lynn Tafolla, of Cody, Wyo. Nearby, nine washers and driers in a laundry truck run non-stop during daylight hours, washing firefighters’ sooty clothes with heavy-duty Oxyclean. Boxes of sleeping bags, pump kits, radio kits and chainsaw kits sit in the supply center— what Simos calls her Wal-Mart. There are five-gallon boxes which employees fill with enough water to keep one firefighter for three days. There’s even a hazmat pool to put under a vehicle that might leak gas or oil in order to protect the environment. Nozzles and hoses are checked out for the fire line. When the fire is over, they are shipped back to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise where they’re inspected for soundness, cleaned and reshelfed for the next fire.

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How’s 6,000 calories a day sound? Meals are prepared in a handful of semi-trucks that have been turned into kitchens and dishwashing facilities. Firefighters are offered 6,000 calories a day—an amount based on a scientific study out of the University of Montana. Breakfasts include a lot of protein, including eggs, omelets, sausage and cereal. Sack lunches include sandwiches with fruit, energy bars, cookies and chips. And dinner includes burritos, spaghetti, a salad bar and premade pies, cakes and ice cream. Those in the field are given MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) of lasagna or chicken cacciatore that they can heat by shaking the container the food comes in. “Our caterer is probably scrutinized more than any restaurant because of the dirt that’s all around. We really take pains to ensure everything’s sanitary,” Simos said.

“One day we will take this camp down like it was never here.” -Laurel Simos Mapmakers work throughout the night making maps based on infrared heat that shows how much the fire has grown. The valley’s devil winds Jeremy Wolf, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Spokane, gets up at 5 a.m. to check weather observations out of Boise and Pocatello so he can forecast the weather at the day’s 6 a.m. briefing. He also uses his own observations based on 6-foot-tall portable weather stations that he’s installed along Baker Creek Road and other fire sites and 3-foot-tall balloons he launches to detect what’s happening at 30,000 feet. Other meteorologists working on the nearby Elk, Pony and McHan fires alert him to erratic weather in the making. That included a shower that moved over Dollarhide Summit on Aug. 13 with gusty erratic winds up to 35 miles per hour. “I relayed that to the firefighters in the field so they could do what they needed to keep safe,” Wolf said. “The wind is one of the biggest factors determining where the fire goes and the Wood River Valley has some of the most complex wind patterns there are. You get wind out of the southeast


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s one of the first female hotshots in the Forest Service’s elite group of firefighters, Beth Lund knows the siren call of adrenaline that pumps through the body as flames encroach. “Hotshot crews are adrenaline junkies. The hotter the fire, the better,” said Lund, who became a hotshot in 1976. But Lund—now one of two female Type 1 incident fire commanders in the country— was a mile away, wearing a path through the barley field where her Fire Camp lay on the night of Thursday, Aug. 15, as she watched fire climb up the ridge separating Hailey’s Deer Creek canyon and multi-million-dollar homes in Greenhorn Gulch. “This fire is angry. It has an angry personality,” she told a reporter who stood nearby, before turning again to her cell phone to make sure her operations chiefs had the information and resources they needed to fight the fire. “Beth has great faith in her team, knowing she’s surrounded by great teammates. It’s hard, really hard, at any level of fire management, when you see the potential for structures being lost and when you know firefighters could be hurt or killed,” said Traci Weaver, fire information officer for the Beaver Creek Fire team. “I’ve worked for incident commanders who need to have their finger in everything. But you can’t micro-manage at that level and be an effective leader.” Lund had big shoes to fill, coming as she did on the heels of Jeanne Pincha-Tulley, who endeared herself to the Sun Valley area when she kept the 2007 Castle Rock Fire from overrunning Sun Valley’s ski mountain and the town of Ketchum and its neighborhoods to the south. But she earned former Bureau of Land Management’s Susan Giannettino’s respect at the first town briefing when Lund lamented she didn’t have the resources she needed to fight the fire the way she wanted, thanks to more than 30 large fires then burning across the West. “She’s not giving the party line,” said Giannettino, now a Hailey resident.

Straight talking, warm hugs Indeed, Lund—who ceded her position to a Type 2 management team Sunday night with the Beaver Creek Fire corralled, is known as a straight shooter. “Beth is confident and competent—a perfectionist. She’s also very direct, honest. She isn’t someone who will tell you what you want to hear. She’s truthful but also compassionate,” said Weaver. Lund was a Forest Service employee in Lowman during the devastating 1989 Lowman Fire, so she knows what it’s like to have her mother evacuate her children while she went off to fight fire. That—and her children’s positions as a hotshot and a TV reporter—helped her skillfully navigate her way around frightened citizens, demanding government officials and her own team members while often taking time for reporters representing “National Geographic,” “The Washington Post,” Reuters and

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the TV networks. She even had warm hugs for three Wood River Middle School students who had raised $1,200 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. “At one of the town meetings she told listeners she had a good feeling about the way things were going and then she said something that made everyone laugh. When that happened, she breathed a sigh of relief and everyone else did,” Weaver recalled. “That was important to her. She knew she had the community’s trust— that they knew she cared about them.” Long way from there to here Becoming a Type 1 incident commander is a long process, said Weaver. Candidates start out leading Type 5 fires, which involve putting out a fire caused by a lightning strike. Eventually, they get to handle Type 4 fires, which involve lightning strikes that burn into a second day. Type 3 fires involve fires that might last several days or a few weeks but don’t have a high degree of complexity. Type 2 fires are similar to that of the McHan Fire that started the same day as the Beaver Creek fire and burned farm structures and threatened a golf course and ski resort. The Beaver Creek Fire—a Type 1 fire but also the nation’s No. 1 priority for days—grew exponentially over a few days in rugged terrain threatening homes in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. “Every fire has its own personality. Last summer’s Trinity Ridge Fire was large, but it didn’t have multiple fingers threatening multiple communities like this one. It did not impact the number of people that this one did,” said Weaver. “This one was unique because it came out of nowhere so fast and affected so many lives,” acknowledged Lund.

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What will she remember? Lund said she will remember the Greenhorn inferno, which “burned very hot, leaving black all around people’s homes save for an occasional spot of trees.” But, the night that will remain seared in her mind is the night she had to wake up hotshot crews at 3 in the morning when, she said, they hadn’t had a full night’s sleep, to set burnouts along Croy Creek Road to keep the fire from jumping across the road and taking out homes in Hailey. “I was very fearful for those firefighters,” said Lund, who headed Monday to a couple days of R&R at her temporary home in Ogden, Utah, where she serves as deputy director of fire and aviation management for the Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service. Could she have put the fire out faster, perhaps diverting it from Greenhorn Gulch, Deer Creek and Croy Canyon, had she had more resources at the beginning? It’s hard to say, said Lund, acknowledging that it took a few days to mobilize the troops and the fire faced stiff competition for resources from other large fires. “Vegetation was so dry and the weather so erratic, it set up the perfect storm. The fire behavior was extreme. We did what we could with what we had,” Lund said. Lund fought her first fire as a Type 1 incident commander near Fort Collins, Colo., but followed that up with last summer’s Minidoka Complex Fire near Burley and the Trinity Ridge Fire that threatened Featherville. Gee, Beth, we know you have a home in Garden Valley and relatives in Bellevue. But do you have to make every summer visit to Idaho one to fight fires? She smiled grimily when she finally understood the implications of the question. “Idaho doesn’t get a lot of precipitation so it does get a lot of wildfire,” she said. So, is that leaving the door open for a return? tws


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Deck Refurbishing, sanded and restained/painted.Reasonable rates. 720-7828 Alterations - Men’s, woman’s and children. Fast and efficient. Call 7208164 Twin Falls Train Shop & Hobbies trains and parts, lionel trains, repairs. Consignment, buy, sell, and trade. 144 Main Ave. S., Twin Falls, Idaho. Call Simon at 208-420-6878 for more info. Professional Window Washing and maintenance. Affordable rates. 7209913. Books can change the life of another person, so if you have some that are taking up space, and would like to donate them, call Fabio at 7883964 and we’ll pick them up for free. Two guys and a truck - Furniture moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will pack’em and stack’em and the mighty men will load’em and totem. We’ll even do the dreaded move out clean. Call 721-3543 for your moving needs. JACK OF ALL TRADES - One call does it all, whether your job be big or small. Drywall, paint, small remodels, maintenance, tiling, woodwork, electrical plumbing, framing, etc. Don’t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

20 appliances Refrigerator/Freezer, Whirlpool runs great, white, $100, Ketchum, 208-412-4823 Dishwasher, Bosch built-in, like new, white, $100, Ketchum, 208412-4823

Hundreds of stamps, mint condition. $1,400 OBO. Call 208-309-1959 for details. MUST SELL. Incredible stamp collection for sale. Hundreds of stamps Skiing, Olympics, Elvis, FDC’s, etc. $400.00, O.B.O. 208-309-1959 for details. MUST SELL. Hundreds of basketball cards for sale. 1980-2000. $375 OBO for all. Call 208-309-1959. MUST SELL. Incredible stamp collection for sale. Hundreds of stamps Skiing, Olympics, Elvis, FDC’s, etc. $400.00, O.B.O. 208-309-1959 for details. Antique rocking horse. Very unique. $100 720-2509 ORIGINAL AND UNUSUAL ARTWORKS. Three original Nancy Stonington watercolors, $500 to $1000. Unique Sunshine Mine 100th anniversary poster, very nicely framed, $150. Original unusual dot technique painting, 3’ wide by 4’ high, Jack Gunter, $1500. Price negotiable. Call Ann (208) 726-9510.

24 furniture Pair of custom Lay Boy chairs/table - well cared for. Excellent condition. $450 206-307-4361 Chair - Wood Chair from Cost Plus World Market “Sevilla”, really nice in dark wood. Excellent condition. $40. For Picture, Google: “costplus sevilla chair”, call: 721-2144. Large Blond desk. 60”x30”x29” 2 drawers. $75 Call Gary P 530-4004262 in Hailey. Pine desk unit, perfect for serious student. Computer shelf, drawers and book shelves. Brand new! $325 206-307-4361

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3-drawer low boy cabinet. Purchased at Bungalow for $900. Sell for $150. Can e-mail photo. Call 3091088 The Trader is now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208.720.9206. Blonde Oak Dresser with hand carving - (3 drawer) $250. 788-2566

25 household King bed complete ensemble. Down comfortor, bedskirt/duvet, king pillows/ pillow cases. Elegant & like new. 206-307-4361 Queen delux box spring/sleep mattress. Heavy duty bedframe, bed pad, comfortor, bedskirt, misc accessories. Blue tone. Excellent condition. $985 for everything. 206-3074361 Pair of very nice solid core entry doors 3’-0” x 6’-8” with 18” x 10” leaded glass windows panels Brass handles with Lion door knocker $250 622-1622 GLASS TABLE TOP - 36 inch diameter, 3/8 inch thick, clear glass with beveled edge, $40; 208-788-3725. NEW KITCHEN CABINET SECTION - 18” wide, - antique wainscot drawer and cabinet door fronts; no top, $50. 208-788-3725. OAK FILE CABINET- 2 – drawer; 18 W x 28 H x 24 L, asking $35. 208788-3725. Banana, Jute, Sisal area rugs - 4’ x 6’ and 6’ x8’. Both for $150. Retail is $1,200. 309-1088 Nice, warm, low operating cost far infrared heaters for sale. Two sizes. Call 788-2012

37 electronics Small flat screen TV $60. 720-1146 Smart Cover for iPad Mini, baby blue. Brand new in box at half price. $20 720-2509 Sharp AR-M207 digital copier. 2

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cost All Line Ads 20 words or less are FREE in any category. After that, it is 17.5¢/per word. Add a photo, logo or border for $7.50/per week in b/w, or $45 for full color. Classified Display Ads are available at our open rate of $10.98/column inch trays and metal storage cabinet on casters. Can be used as copy, printer, & scanner via USB and fax with additional modules. Great shape, always maintained. $200 OBO 7202509 Brother DR 510 Drum Unit and TN 570 toner cartridge for Brother MFC machine. Like new condition. Toner full. $25 for both 720-2509 HP 13X PRINTER black ink CARTRIDGE. Opened box but never used. Wrong cartridge for my printer. $120 retail. Yours for $20 720-2509 XBOX 360 Games - gently used, all rated M. Red Dead Redemption 3-part package (game, map & level book) - $20 OBO; Gun - $10 OBO; Viking, Battle for Asgard - $10 OBO; Conan - $10 OBO; and Turock - $10 OBO. Call 309-1566

40 musical ROSEWOOD MUSIC - Vintage, collectibles and pawn, instrument repair and restoration. Why leave the Valley?! Call Al at 481-1124 SALMON RIVER GUITARS - Custom-Made Guitars. Repair Restoration since 1969. Buy. Sell. Vintage. Used. Authorized Martin Repair Center. Stephen Neal Saqui, Luthier. www.SalmonRiverGuitars.com. 1-208-838-3021 Rehearsal Space for Bands Available - area has heat and restrooms. Call Scott at 727-1480. Voice lessons - classically trained, professionally unionized singer/actress. All ages and abilities encouraged and accepted. Vivian Lee Alperin. 727-9774. Guitar and drum lessons available for all levels of musicians. Our studio or yours. Call Scott at 727-1480.

42 firewood/stoves Majestic Zero Clearance fireplace and some pipe, with manual, $300 720-2509

21 lawn & garden Dark green outdoor metal patio table and with four unique chairs $75 for the set 622-1622 John Deer lawnmower. Older but in good shape. $50 720-2509 Black Bear Ranch Tree Farm - fire sale! 20% off any size Aspen Tree. 13544 Highway 75, 208-726-7267, tree farm, 208-720-9786 cell. Thank you Firefighters!. 

Very nice Mission style rocker with leather insert. Excellent condition. First $125 takes.

22 art, antiques and collectibles Very cool vintage 1930s white stove. Great for your porch $225 622-1622 Vintage Texaco green gas pump .09 per gallon!! $775 622-1622 Stamps for sale. Every US Commemorative stamp from 1950-1999.

Queen size futon. Beautiful oak frame. Barely used. Must make room. First $90 takes.

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c l a s s ifie d a d pa g e s • d ea d l i n e : n o o n o n M o n d ay • c l a s s ifie d s @ t h e w eek ly s u n . c o m 50 sporting goods Rodeo Special: InsulMat Seats to cushion those hard bleacher seats – no more ‘Numb Bum’! Baldy Sports 312 S Main, Hailey INFLATEABLE STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS – Baldy Sports has complete packages. A great way to beat the smoke. Compact, Affordable & Fun! 928-7891 Go Cart - 5hp, 2 seater, runs great, new tires. $350. Call Scott at 208727-1480. Soccer & Football - Check out our selection of used Cleats! Great prices on SUP’s! Baldy Sports 312 S Main Hailey Recumbent exercise bike $60. 720-1146 Masi Road Bike for sale - excellent condition. $1,000. Call for more info 208-720-5127 We pay cash for quality bicycles, fly fishing and outdoor gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110.

55 food market Organic rhubarb $2.00 a pound. call 788-4347 Strawberry plants. $1.00 each or 10 for $7.00. I have 50 plants. call 7884347 Brand new storage containers called lock n lock. A set of 9 pieces-all sizes that stack together. Microwaveable. $20.00 or best offer. call 788-4347

56 other stuff for sale In time for hunting season. Custom built Wall Tent with Woodstove and lots of extras. Call Dave @ 720-3256 PRODUCTS AVON at www. youravon.com/beatriz5. AVON SALES REPRESENTATIVE. AVON, puedes solicitar tus productos y ver los catalogos en linea en www.youravon.com/beatriz5 Ultra Vari Kennel 32x22x24, for 3050 lbs dogs. New, never used. $99. Call 788-4318 3– 48” FLUORESCENT SHOP LIGHTS – New in the box, bulbs not included; $10 each or $25 for all three. 208-788-3725 Double half barrel charcoal grill on countertop high stand with expanded metal grill and raised warming rack. $100 721-2558 Professional Fabric Cutting machine. $300. 720-5801 Homelite Portable Generator 1,850 watt. 12V/120V, excellent condition. $250. 720-5801 Portable Generator, Generex 2000 watt, 12V/120V, New, used once. $425. 720-5801

60 homes for sale Eastside Magic $1,900 - fishing or love shack - needs lots of love!!! own the house, you lease the land. rent paid for this year. 720-1146 possible payments or partial trade? SALMON RIVER: 2+2 Home, Apt., Barn, Garage, Bunkhouse, (1,500 sf improvements) on 3.14 level fenced riverfront acres between Stanley-Clayton, $239,000. 80-miles north of WRV. Adjacent 3.76 level riverfront acres also avail. for sale, $139,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath mountain lodge-style home on nearly 2 acres 3.6 miles west of Stanley (Crooked Creek Sub.). Asking $495,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 Fairfield - 3bd/1ba, big fenced yard, fire pit, 2-car garage, outbuildings, chicken coop, woodstove. On 3 lots in town, walk to bars and restaurants. 1,792 sf, 2-story, propane, city water and sewer. Call 208-837-6145. Owner carry.

64 condos/townhouses for sale We’ve Just listed this clean & cozy 2 BR Andora Villa Townhome in the

Ketchum core next to Trail Creek. Completely furnished and accessorized with fireplace and tiled master bedroom shower. Priced at $269,000. Contact Emil Capik, Capik & Company, Inc. Real Estate Brokers,726 2020 or 622-5474 or email@sunvalleyinvestments.com Sweetwater • Hailey, ID

Storage Spaces for leaseacross from St. Luke’s on Hospital Drive & US 75. Space G: 1680sf with 7’bay door, 9’ ceilings 2 offices Space H: 1122 sf with full bay door and office. Great rates for long or short term. By owner 622-5474 emil@sunvalleyinvestments.com Main Street Ketchum - Ketchum LI / Storage – .85 – 1.00 / sqft / mon. Bellevue Main Street – Office / Retail. Jeff Engelhardt 578-4412, AllstarPropertiesOnline.com PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Lower Level #2-198sf, #4-465sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

81 hailey rentals Started with 49 Homes 46 SOLD • 3 Under Contract Sweetwater Townhomes KEYS TO NEW HOMES COMING SOON. Pricing Available Soon, Call or Stop by For More Information. Green Neighborhood www.SweetwaterHailey.com Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty

66 farm/ranches 10 acre equestrian facility in Twin Falls for sale. Home, guest house, indoor arena, outdoor arena. 208731-5331

68 mobile homes 2012 energy star 2/1 single wide, 110 lb snow load, hardy board siding, metal roof, you move, $45K, 208-309-1433

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 ALL lots in Tews Ranch Subdivion on Highway 20 REDUCED 50%.. Has electricity & phone. Call Canyon Trail Realty 208-731-7022 Waterfront Property, 1.5 hours from Hailey. 2.26 acres on the South Fork of the Boise River, North of Fairfield. For sale by owner. $89,000. Call Bob at 788-7300 or 720-2628 19 acres, 2,000’ river front, 4 miles S. of Mackay. Fenced, fishing, wildlife, views, gorgeous!. $140,000. photos available jjgrif@gmail.com. 208-726-3656. 50% REDUCTION SALE by owner - 2.5 acre lots near Soldier Mountain Resort and Golf Course. Great skiing, underground power and telephone completed in scenic subdivision. $24,500. 720-7828. SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level riverfront fenced acres between Stanley and Clayton. Hunting, fishing, riding, views, 80-miles north of WRV, $139,500. Adjacent 3.14 level riverfront acres w/1,500 sf improvemtns also available for sale, $239,500. Betsy Barrymore-Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-726-4455. Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $29,000, owner consider carry paper. 208-788-2566

77 out of area rental 2bd, 1ba home on Salmon River Furnished - $650 month plus utilities. No smoking. First, last and deposit, pets neg. References requested. Located across from Old Sawmill Station between Stanley and Challis with easy access to River. Call Denise at 788-2648.

78 commercial rental Cold Springs Business Park 2 Shop/

3 BD/2 BA duplex, Just remodeled! No smoking, pet possible, avail early April. $1100/month + utils. Brian at 208-720-4235 or check out www. svmlps.com Nightly/weekly/monthly! 2 BD/1 BA condo, fully furnished/outfitted. Prices vary depending on length of stay. 208-720-4235 or check out www.svmlps.com

82 ketchum rentals Now taking reservations for the 2014 Ski Season for comfortable & well located condo at reasonable rates for 3BR + pool + walk to lift. For availbility and more info charlesefoxx@gmail.com

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

90 want to rent/buy Want to rent unfurnished house. Preferably mid valley. Private. Attached garage. Must accept indoor/ outdoor pets. Reasonable rent. 9485386

92 storage for rent StoragePlus meets all your storage needs. Ask about our 5x5 move in special! 208-788-9800

100 garage & yard sales 120 G Flower Drive “The Fields” Warm Springs. Fri & Sat, Aug 30th & 31st 9-5. Selling our Sun Valley home - bedding, furniture, rugs, kitchen ware, misc household & accessories. List Your Yard Sale (20 words or less is always free) ad and get a Yard Sale Kit for only $9.99. Your kit includes 6 bright 11 x 17 signs, 6 bright letter-size signs, 100 price stickers, 10 balloons, free tip book. What are you waiting for? Get more bang for your buck when you list your ad in The Weekly Sun!

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

202 livestock for sale Gorgeous 5 year old Grulla mare - very sweet, needs a tune up. no buck. $795. 720-1146

205 livestock feed Grass Alfalfa for sale - $220/ton.

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302 kittens & cats Please call Edna Benziger 914319-0692. Blessings and gratitude Big Fluffy Female Kitty needs home; indoor/outdoor. Great w/kids; potty trained (will go outside too). Great mouser. Move forces finding a new home. Free to a good home. 208721-0447.

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

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

5013c charitable exchange The Papoose Club is looking for a sound system (via donation) for the KinderCup and Croy Cup races we put on. Please call 208-726-6642 or e-mail papooseclub@gmail.com Does your non-profit have a service, product or item that you need or could share with another organization who needs it? List it here for free! Say it in 20 words or less and it’s free! We want to help you spread the word. Just e-mail classifieds@ theweeklysun.com

502 take a class FALL 2013 Weekly Writing Groups: Kate Riley is now booking for upcoming Fall weekly writing groups. Four members per group meet for two hour weekly sessions. Contact Kate for more information. http:// www.kateriley.org/ Ongoing Weekly Writing groups with Kate Riley. Begin or complete your project! 2013 Writing Retreats and more! Visit www.kateriley.org KIDS CLAY - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday, Bella Cosa Studio at the Bead Shop Plus, Hailey. Info: 721-8045 Hot Yoga in the South Valley - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10/donation. Call for location/ Info: 720-6513. Tennis 101. Fun, family, fitness, a tennis program designed to teach the basics to all ages. 9-10:30 a.m. at WR High School, 1250 Fox Acres Road. Register at idtennis.com, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207.

504 lost & found Found - iPod on bike path bench in Bellevue on Saturday, June 29. Call 928-7186 to claim.

506 i need this DONATE your books, shelves or unwanted cars that you don’t need any more or are taken up space in your house. Free pick up. 788-3964 NEEDED - Aluminum cans - your donation will support public art in Hailey. Drop donations off at 4051 Glenbrook Dr., Woodside Industrial Park or call Bob 788-0018 for pickup.

509 announcements Hailey Green Dot Clue: It may be smoky, may be hazy. Don’t let the fire drive you crazy. Behind the barn, close to water & sand, West of Campus, puts Green Dot in hand. If anyone saw a hit and run on Flowing Wells Drive off of Woodside Blvd Sunday morning, Aug. 25th, around

2 am, involving a slate grey Chrysler 300 please call the Hailey Police Dept. or 309-1219. Thank you. Save the Motor Vu Drive-In - In less than 3 months, the majority of American drive-in theaters will face closure with the movie industry’s switch from film to digital. Upgrading to digital projection costs roughly $80,000. Honda has started a drive-in fund to donate 5 digital projectors to drive-in theaters across the country. Please visit the website and vote for the Motor Vu Drive-In http://projectdrivein.com/#vote_25 to receive one of these donations and keep the first drive-in theater in Idaho open! Jimmie Hicks Cancer Benefit, for Jimmie Hicks, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer - 2 to 5 p.m. at Barton’s Club 93 in Jackpot, Nev. in the Gold Rush Room. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Prizes include a sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace from Christopher & Co and much more! An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for those who can’t attend but would still like to help. Deposits can be made to the Jimmie Hicks Cancer Benefit. Stay updated on our events page at facebook.com under Jimmie Hicks Cancer Benefit. For more info, contact Leslie at 208309-1566 Senior Connection can now accept farm grown produce to serve at the Connection or in Meals on Wheels. If you are overrun with produce and need a place to donate please consider us this summer. Info: Kimberly Coonis, 788-3468 From Margot’s Table to Yours Specializing in Small B&B styled Menus. Parents, enjoy special time with your family and let Margot do the cooking. Contact Margot for all of your cooking needs including special occasions or parties. 208-7213551 margot6@mindspring.com or blog.tempinnkeeper.com We pay cash for quality bicycles, fly fishing and outdoor gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110. Are you struggling to make ends meet? Not always enough to pay the bills and buy groceries? The Hunger Coalition is here to help. Hundreds of local families individuals have food on their table and some relief from the daily struggle. Confidential. Welcoming. Supportive. There is no reason to face hunger alone. Call 788-0121 Monday - Thursday or find out more at www.thehungercoalition. org. Have an announcement you’d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list events for your businesses, etc. Say it here in 20 words or less for FREE! E-mail classifieds@theweeklysun.com or fax 788-4297.

510 thank you notes Thanks to Margot Van Horn for that review last week of J. Maarten Troost’s “Lost On Planet China.” I’m a huge fan of Paul Theroux’s non-fiction 1988 bestseller, “Riding the Iron Rooster,” and Troost’s book sounds like a terrific companion piece!! :) Really interesting to read about Lago Azul owner Sandra Castillo in last week’s issue. I’ve been a loyal patron of both her Bellevue and also her Hailey establishment for years now, and it was really interesting reading how she came about running that superb eatery!!

512 tickets & travel Frequent trips to Boise. Need something hauled to or from? Call 208-320-3374

514 free stuff (really!) Free fill dirt. You haul. Loading available on site. 317 E. Spruce Street, Hailey. Dirt on 4th Ave. N. Mikey at 720-2509 FREE BOXES - moving, packing or storage. Lots of sizes. Come and

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518 raves Two final free concerts of the season definitely worth checking out: Tonight at The Wicked Spud, from 630-9:30 or so, that classic ‘70s/’80s/’90s rock-classics cover band, HOODWINK, performs ... and on Thurs. in the Ketchum Town Square, from 6-8:15 or so, another terrific, very danceable band -- CakeFaceJane ( http://www.cakefacejane.com/ ) performs! See you there!! :D “Side Effects” (which I recently rented at F-Stop) is easily one of the smartest, coolest movies I’ve seen this year, and can’t recommend it enough!! The acting (especially by Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones) and writing are simply off the hook -- and it easily ranks right up there with the very best directing work Steve Soderbergh’s done to date (“Erin Brockovich,” “Traffic,” “Contagion,” “sex, lies and videotape,” “Out Of Sight,” “Oceans 11-13”) A+++

602 autos under $5,000

1985 Saab 900S, 5 Spd trans. Front wheel drive. 33 mpg. Sun roof, rear wing,17” mags, runs great, $2600.00

720-5545 ‘02 Range Rover LOW MILES!!! Exlnt. cond. int & ext. 4x4. New tires. No road salt or smokers. Needs H2O pump & belt, so price is low. 208788-1498 BMW 318 i CONVERTIBLE – 1994 85K miles, BMW red, standard shift, 5 speed transmission, excellent condition, always garaged, $4,500, call 208-788-3725. 66 Buick Electra Convertible, runs, body straight, no rust needs new top and paint. P/W, P/L, power top with A/C. $3,900. 720-1146

610 4wd/suv 1999 Ford F250 4x4, auto, A/C. $4,500. Call 720-0687 1989 Ford F150, 4WD. 6cyl, 4 speed manual, long bed w/shell. Good tires. Motor replaced in ‘05. Differential rebuilt in ‘08. $1,500. Call Carol at 208-886-2105. 1982 Ford Bronco - 4x4, white, standard 351. New battery, runs good, good tires. 73,000 orig. miles. $2,500 OBO. 208-837-6145.

Small enclosed specialty trailer. Perfect to tow with compact vehicle or small SUV. $2,250. 788-3674 1960 Shasta 14ft trailer - $750. Call 720-1146

FOR SALE: Five VW Michelin tires, rims, and new hub caps. 205 / 65R 15C. $195. Call 720-3125

616 motorcycles Di Blasi folding motor bike. Good for RV, boat etc. $1,250 OBO. Call

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

626 on the water 11’ folding boat, 2hp out board motor. $1,150 OBO. Call 309-0747 17’ aluminum canoe w/paddles $499 208-309-1433

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611 trailers 1962 Vintage Airstream like trailer by Avion, 20 ft. Call for more details, $4,700. 788-3674

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