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Richard Byerley on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Â From left to right is Annie Byerley, Richard Byerley and Bren Byerley

Sun Valley Man Climbs to World Record BY KAREN BOSSICK


Sun Valley man got a six-trumpet-trombone salute, a kiss from the director of the Sun Valley Jazz Festival and a standing ovation from a standing-room-only audience in Sun Valley’s Limelight Room during the 22nd annual Sun Valley Jazz Festival this past weekend. The man in the spotlight was Richard Byerley, who had just returned on Sunday from summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 84, the semi-retired alfalfa farmer from Walla Walla, Wash., earned himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest to summit Africa’s highest mountain on foot. “It was high and cold,� said Byerley, a modest man who isn’t prone to tooting his own horn—jazz festival or not. “I wore the gloves I ski in with hand warmers. But the hand warmers didn’t seem to work once we got up there where the oxygen was so low.� Byerley went with his granddaughter Annie Byerley, a Sun Valley ski patroller, and grandson Bren Byerley of Seattle. He had hoped his wife Beth would accompany him as well. But she said she had already been there once 30 years earlier and was too smart to go twice. Byerley, whose feat has been detailed by King TV in Seattle, USA Today and even Huffington Post, said 20 guides from Adventures Within Reach accompanied himself and his grandkids up the mountain past the Lava Tower and up the Barranco Wall on the Machame Route. “Both the porters from our group and the porters with other guided tours started calling grandpa ‘babu,’ which means ‘grandpa’ in Swahili. It was really neat that they noticed him and offered him help and support,� said Annie Byerley. The guides fed him lots of pasta, accompanied by sauces he was unfamiliar with, and cereal that was new to him. “The pasta and cereal took me quite a ways,� he said. Climbing 9,150-foot Baldy—something Byerley did six times last summer as he prepared to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro—was a breeze compared to climbing over the boulders on the 19,340-foot Tanzanian mountain on day two of the six-day trek. “But it’s Baldy I love. I ski Baldy. I have no need to go back to Kilimanjaro,� said Byerley, a member of Sun Valley’s famed Suits men’s group who has skied for 44 years after taking up skiing at age 40. The Jazz Festival gave Byerley a chance to relax—and even get in a



ee Stoops has his left foot firmly planted in the circuit theories of engineering—electrical engineering, to be precise. His right foot is totally immersed in creative writing. “I guess you could say I try to use as much of my brain as I can—not just my left or right,� said Stoops, who works as an electrical engineer in Hailey. Stoops made a splash earlier this year when he introduced a group of writers and non-writers alike to something called flash fiction. Flash fiction consists of powerful prose pieces confined to two pages or less that set the stage in the first paragraph, rather than building up to it, and have a twist or punch line at the end. And on Oct. 27 he will realize his dream of teaching creative writing at the college level when he teaches a four-week class titled “Write the World� for the College of Southern Idaho’s Blaine County campus. “It’s an enrichment class so it’s not graded. I’ll teach different story styles and approaches—good ways to start stories, good way to end stories—dialogue, and how to develop plots to keep readers engaged,� he said. Stoops inspired a number of Wood River Valley residents with his flash-fiction group, which he says appeals to those who don’t want to write a 5,000-word short story or novel. Among them: Alex McPherson, who never dreamed he would be a published author but had his first piece of work published on “�. It was just a title—“Mindreader�—followed by one sentence: “Now that the shower was on, she could think without being heard.� McPherson had never written anything save for a personal journal and class essays. But being published got him jazzed: “Getting published certainly gave me the confidence to continue to write,� said McPherson, who continued to share his writing with others on Facebook. Stoops, a graduate of Whitworth University, is working on his Master’s degree in creative writing at Antioch University in Los Angeles with a double major in fiction and non-fiction.

“I love writing an d I love storytellin g.� He has already written several published pieces, including a short story that was published in the June issue of and a piece that was a finalist in Bartleby Snopes’ third annual dialogue-only contest, in which writers are challenged to create compelling characters using just dialogue. In between working, taking college courses and preparing to welcome a second child into the family, Stoops is also writing two novels. One is a psychological character study; the other, a coming-ofage story about a man in his early 40s who realizes he’s let go of something that

he needs to get back. “I love writing and I love storytelling,� said Stoops. “Storytelling is a fundamental part of cultural evolution—a part of our very survival. And it gives people a voice. Even if I were a ‘New York Times’ bestselling author, I would still teach creative writing because I believe storytelling is a way to change people’s lives.� Stoops says he can’t wait to dig into his upcoming class: “After the flash-fiction group, I wanted to grow the writing community. Now I feel like one of my major goals is about to be realized.� tws

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Hemingway’s Women, the Focus of Symposium PHOTO & STORY BY KAREN BOSSICK


emingway’s women—real and imagined—will be the focus of the third annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium Thursday through Saturday. The free symposium honoring the memory of Ernest Hemingway will take place at The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave., in Ketchum. “Hemingway was born at the time the women’s suffrage movement was gripping the world. And he himself grappled with accommodating women who wanted to be something more than mothers,� said Sandra Hofferber, who heads up the library’s Regional History Department. “His fiction admires strong women, but he didn’t seem to in real life.� Case in point: Martha Gellhorn, his third wife, was beautiful and young in his eyes. But she insisted on being known as “Martha Gellhorn—journalist,� rather than take his name and stay home and cook dinner. And the marriage didn’t last long. The symposium kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday with a screening of “The Spanish Earth,� a propaganda film made during the Spanish Civil War that

was co-written and narrated by Hemingway. The film will be followed with a reception at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. keynote speaker Frederic Hunter, author of “The Hemingway Play,� speaks. The Santa Barbara, Calif., screenwriter’s adaptation of “The Hemingway Play� for PBS won a Writers Guild Award nomination. At 7 p.m. there will be a screening of “The Hemingway Play,� which explores Hemingway’s relationships with women at four different points in his life: that of the idealistic war correspondent; the 30-ish Hemingway on the edge of fame and divorce; the middle-aged Hemingway who has just won the Nobel Prize but has been deserted by many of his friends; and the elder Hemingway who is obsessed with death. In an interesting take, the four Hemingways confront one another in a Spanish restaurant. Other events during the threeday symposium: FRIDAY 9 a.m.—Screening of the 1957 film “A Farewell to Arms,� based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Hemingway concerning events during the Italian campaigns during World War

Community Library Celebrates BY KAREN BOSSICK


he Community Library threw a party this past week—to celebrate a big win and to honor its volunteers. Children’s librarian Kerry Bozza Funkhouser announced that the library had won the Frommer 2011 Library Display Contest, beating out libraries in more populous areas like Baltimore thanks to the nimble fingers of Wood River Valley residents who had voted for the library on Facebook. The library likely garnered votes from others across the country, as well, with its cute display featuring library patrons in the seat of a “Frommer Roamer� taxi. The library will likely invite travel guru Arthur Frommer and his wife Pauline to visit next summer, when a lot of people are in town and he doesn’t have to worry about the weather, said Bozza Funkhouser. Meanwhile, Cathy Butterfield has already placed the order for the 50 new Frommer travel guides that came with the win.

She replaced outdated travel guides and added guidebooks for exotic locales that the library has never had before, such as Indonesia. Library Director Colleen Daley told the volunteers that the library’s mission is “to enable success by being relentlessly relevant.� The library is very interested in feedback to figure out what people want and, in fact, plans some focus groups to do just that. We couldn’t aspire to this without a corps of volunteers who do everything from pouring wine to shelf-reading—making sure the decimal numbers are in order, said Daley. Marci Blatt said she ended up recording backup CDs when the library started its classical music section this past year. And Ellen James hopes to help out in the computer department. tws

I. Coffee and pastries will be provided. 11 a.m.—A conversation titled “Hemingway With(out) Women� with Brady Udall, author of “The Lonely Polygamist,� Clay Morgan, Idaho novelist and husband of Idaho astronaut Barbara Morgan, and Clyde Moneyhun, director of the Writing Center at Boise State University. 1:30 p.m.—Screening of “For Whom the Bell Tolls,� a film based on Hemingway’s novel about a young American attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. 3 p.m.—A Hemingway Haunts tour conducted by Ketchum resident Jim Jaquet. Sign up for seating at the Symposium. 4 p.m.—Hemingway scholar Stacey Guill will discuss Pilar and Maria: Hemingway’s Feminist Homage to the ‘New Woman’ of Spain in “For Whom the Bell Tolls.� The new woman refers to women who were forced out of traditional roles to become soldiers during the war. SATURDAY 10 a.m.—Silver Creek Preserve Nature Walk through one of the places Hemingway frequented while living in Idaho. The group will leave from the LDS parking lot across from The

Ernest Hemingway wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls� while staying in the Sun Valley Lodge as a guest of Union Pacific Railroad. Room 206 may be part of the Hemingway Haunts Tour during the Hemingway Symposium, provided no one is staying there that weekend.

Community Library. 10 a.m.—Blogger Allie Baker will share her research about the first of Hemingway’s wives using audio clips from the interviews of Hadley Richardson by Alice Hunt Sokolove. Coffee and pastries will be served. 11 a.m.—Jacky O’Connor, an English professor at Boise State University, will lead a discussion of the feature films screened during the symposium. In addition, The Community

Library just mounted Wingtip Press’ Hemingway and Women Exhibition, which presents commemorative prints by 12 Idaho artists. And Gilman Contemporary, 661 Sun Valley Road, is featuring an exhibition of black and white photographs of Hemingway in Paris taken by Sun Valley photographer Sue Dumke. For more information, call The Community Library at 208-726tws 3493.

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guy could get blinded at the Sun Valley Jazz Festival with all the spotlights bouncing off those shiny trumpets and saxophones. But it was a piece of fluted iron and corrugated tin that caught the attention of a standing-room-only crowd in Sun Valley’s Continental Room Saturday afternoon. “Who can forget that great washboard tune, Sudbuster’s Dream,” quipped Ralf Reynolds as he banged out a salute to laundresses raking his thimbleclad fingertips across the washboard around his neck. Thousands of music lovers from as far away as Lyon, France, flocked to Sun Valley this past week to tap their feet to the extreme gypsy jazz guitar riffs of Le Jazz Hot’s Pazzo Mehling and the trumpet playing of Titan Hot Seven. They danced to the passionate Cajun fiddling of Tom Rigney and laughed as the Yale Whiffenpoofs sang an a capella love song to Miss Idaho, Genevieve Nutting. And some even witnessed one longtime festival attendee propose to his sweetheart on the set of Cornet Chop Suey. And in between, some took time out to get educated about things like washboards and saxes. Reynolds made it an entertaining education as he described how the washboard, patented in 1833, got its real start as a musical instrument in 1924. “Louis Armstrong was a true friend of washboard bands. He played in two, including one named the Washboard Wizards,” Reynolds said. The heyday of washboards was over by 1935, he said. But one company in Ohio still manufac-

tures them and, in fact, held its first washboard festival recently. “It was like listening to a coffee can full of marbles thrown in the dryer at high speed,” Reynolds winced. While Reynolds educated festival-goers on the washboard, Rob Verdi entertained audiences with his collection of 75 saxes, which included one 6 1/2-feet tall. “I thank the lumber department at The Home Depot for the reed pieces for it,” said Verdi, who has played 17,600 versions of “Small Small World” as a member of Disneyland’s Side Street Strutters. Verdi showed a slide saxophone that had no keys to press and a bulbous saxophone made to sound like an oboe because the saxophone was so popular during the 1920s that band leaders couldn’t get students to play oboes and clarinets. When it was discontinued, factory workers tossed the instruments out third-floor windows to let technicians get practice repairing instruments, added Verdi, who performed the low rumbling sounds in the movie “Horton Hears a Who” on his 6 1/2-foot contra bass, which is one of only 12 ever made. Ketchum resident Anne Zauner was jazzed to hear musician Danny Marona—someone she thought she’d never hear again. And Sun Valley resident Sharon Bockemohle, who has volunteered at scores of jazz festivals, said this year’s was the “best ever,” thanks to its large variety of acts. “We’ve been to a number of jazz festivals, including those in Oceanside, Seaside and Sacramento, and this is the Cadillac of jazz festivals,” said Seattle resident Walter Sherman, who has been coming to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival with friends from Twin Falls for the past eight years. tws

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he 22nd edition of the Sun Valley Jazz Festival was still two days away. But its 185 sponsors got the party started early. On a rainy Monday night, they mixed and mingled over wine and hors d’oeuvres at David and Ursula Hinson’s home in Gimlet as Ivory and Gold’s Jeff Barnhardt tinkled the ivories on the grand piano and Blue Street Jazz Band’s Sherri Lynn Colby offered up song. Sponsors contribute between $250 and $5,000, helping to cover expenses for everything from rental of drum sets to the bands that are featured at the festival. “We need you and you come through for us in spades,” Festival Director Jeff Loehr said, noting that the price of tickets doesn’t begin to cover the costs of the festival. Floyd McCracken, who chairs the volunteers, reminisced about the first task festival founder Tom Hazzard gave him in the festival’s infancy. “He wanted me to find a way to cover the ice in the ice rink so it didn’t melt,” he said, noting they finally achieved that objective by laying carpet on top of 4-by-8 felt. Sponsors Don and Juanita Robb of Ohio said they used to go to a jazz festival in San Diego but found the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree in its third year and have been coming ever since. “It has something for everyone and it’s a great place to meet new friends,” said Lucy Fuller of tws Ketchum.

Celebrate Teen Read Week, Hailey Public Library

Come join the Hailey Public Library for a weeklong celebration of teen literacy this October 16-22. Sponsored by the ALA Young Adult Library Service Association, Teen Read Week strengthens the bond between teens, their families, and libraries. The festivities highlight the many free services offered to teens at the library, which go far beyond books. Teens that aren’t regular users are encouraged to check out the library. We can show them that reading is fun, relaxing, and free! As part of this event, a special contest based on this year’s theme Picture It! at your library was offered to students in 6th-12th grade. Interested students were encouraged to submit a “movie poster” based on their favorite teen book or graphic novel. Posters will be displayed in the library during Teen Read Week and voted on by the public. First prize is a black and silver Flip Video camera, so please support our youth by casting your vote. For more information, please contact the library at 788-2036 or visit the Website at www.haileypubliclibrary. org.

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There are 1,333 children and adults in Blaine County who have needed food assistance from The Hunger Coalition so far this year. Hunger in our community is a serious issue. On Friday, Oct. 21, eleven local restaurants invite you to be a part of the solution by participating in Dine Out Blaine County! Call your friends right now and make a date to make a difference! By participating in Dine Out Blaine County!, you are supporting local restaurants and the local economy. You can learn more about hunger while dining with family and friends. Volunteer “ambassadors” are on hand at every participating restaurant to share information and encourage donations from across the community. This year’s participating restaurants include: CK’s Real Food, Cornerstone Bar and Grill, Despo’s, Globus, KB’s Burritos, Lefty’s Bar & Grill, Mahoney’s, McClain’s Pizzeria, Sun Valley Brewing Co., and Wise Guy Pizza Pie (Ketchum & Hailey). Visit for direct links to every restaurant Website or Facebook page. You can also learn about Hunger Awareness Month, find local and statewide statistics on hunger, and discover how community organizations are working together to create a better and brighter future for our entire community. Join your local restaurants for Dine Out Blaine County! on Friday, Oct. 21, and become a part of the solution by supporting hunger relief in our community! For more information, visit www. To find out how to get help for you and your family, please call 788-0121.

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Friends of HPL Book Sale Results PHOTO & STORY BY KAREN BOSSICK


eegee Lowe and Kathy Deeter set up what seemed like miles of books and yards of CDs and DVDs at this weekend’s Friends of the Hailey Public Library Book and Bake Sale at Alturas Plaza in Hailey. Lowe said volunteers sold at least 5,000 used books over the weekend, raising more than $4,500 to benefit the library’s technological functions, provide staff training and help supplement the children’s summer reading program and adult programs. The unsold books will go to libraries in Jerome and Twin Falls for their book sales. “I think it’s pretty awesome that our community is so rich in reading. We’re very well read when you see how many books came in and out of here,” said Lowe. tws

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argery Williams Bianco’s childhood classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” has never grown shabby. It’s stood the test of time, becoming a treasured tale in the hands of generations of children. And it will become real once again this week and next when Company of Fools presents Burgess Clark’s adaptation of the 1922 story. The Fools production, which begins Thursday, is unlike any audiences have seen at The Liberty Theatre before. It’s the Fools’ most lavish and expensive of the year, thanks to the use of puppetry intermingled with human characters. Master puppeteer Terry Snyder, who received the President’s Award from the Puppeteers of America, has created three adorable hand-puppet rabbits endowed with big loopy ears and covered with velveteen fur to represent the central figure at the heart of this timeless fable of love and sacrifice. Wild rabbits will be created through the use of marionettes controlled by strings. And rod puppets will bring to life a fairy, boat, soldier and butterflies. “There’s something gentle, childlike, with kids playing with stuffed animals,” said Director John Glenn, who started his career working with puppets in New York. “Here we have a boy playing with a rabbit he thinks of as real and pretty soon we’ll see the rabbit as real. Eventually, you forget that there are humans and there are puppets. It all blends together.” “The Velveteen Rabbit” tells the tale of a beautiful stuffed rabbit found wedged in the top of

“It’s a lovely metaphor about being comfortable in your own skin.” –John Glenn

a boy’s Christmas stocking one Christmas morning. Boy loves the rabbit for a few hours and then the rabbit is relegated to the toy cupboard where mechanical toys, who consider themselves superior, turn their noses up at the latest addition. Bucking the snobby toys is a Skin Horse so old his brown coat is bald in patches. “What is real?” the Velveteen Rabbit asks him. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,” replies Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you…” And, indeed, the rabbit does become real, as the story goes— but not without sacrifice. “It’s a magical hour about the relationship of a boy and his velveteen rabbit who, once made real, can’t be made unreal. It’s a lovely metaphor about being comfortable in your own skin,” said Glenn. “Children will love this. But it’s also a story adults will like just as much. I think adults will be surprised how much they get involved in this story because of the puppets.” Logan Smith, a seventh-grader at The Sage School, will play Boy. Jana Arnold will play his Nana and a puppeteer. And Per Janson will handle the Velveteen Rabbit.

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Others in the cast are Scott Creighton, Beth Hilles, Christine Leslie and Claudia McCain. Fools Music Director R.L. Rowsey composed original music. Richmond, Va., costume designer Elizabeth Weiss Hopper, who has written two books on 1920s dress, designed the costumes. And Joe Lavigne and Dennis Rexroad have created a boy’s bedroom, complete with a child’s bed, toy cupboards and a footlocker boasting a wooden airplane and other children’s toys as they would have looked in the 1920s. Generations of children have read “The Velveteen Rabbit.” And today’s children seem to be familiar with the tale, as well, judging from five school matinees that sold out in two days, prompting the Fools to add a sixth performance. Arnold, a former TV actress who worked on such shows as “Murphy Brown” and “E.R.,” said she’s has never as much fun



What: “The Velveteen Rabbit” When: Thursday through Sunday and Oct. 20-30. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Where: The Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey. Tickets: $20 for adults and seniors and $10 for students 18 and under. The opening night on Thursday is a Pay What You Feel Night. And 10 front-row seats are sold each performance for $10 each. Information: 208-578-9122.

in her life as she’s had learning to handle the puppets. The action is so engaging that the actors are watching one another as they rehearse. “It’s a simple script so faithful to the original story that I wondered how it would translate on stage. But it’s proven magical,” she said. “And the little boy has just picked everything up so well—I would work with him again in a heartbeat.” tws

15th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival

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un Valley residents have always been proud of their two local bookstores— Chapter One and Iconoclast. And deservedly so. Chapter One is riding the praise of a national blogger now. John Avalon recently listed Chapter One Bookstore as one of America’s great independent bookstores on Newsweek’s The website. Avalon, a former speechwriter for New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has spoken at The Community Library about his own books, including “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America.� He referenced Borders’ closing in his piece on indie bookstores. Some people believe it’s only a matter of time until all bookstores go the way of the horse and buggy amidst the rise of e-books, he wrote. But all is not lost as long as book lovers vote with their wallet to preserve the unique character of their communities and reward the rugged independence of small businesses. “Bookstores are different than other stores—they reflect the soul of a community,� he wrote. “They are a place for meeting, browsing and reflecting. You bump into friends and neighbors,

Cheryl Welch, owner of Chapter One Bookstore, which is housed in a historic bank building on Ketchum’s Main Street.

and see a book on the shelf you might have never crossed paths with before. They offer time for contemplation and conversation‌This can be true even at a big chain bookstore. The sadness of the locals I saw at the closing of a Borders in Falls Church, Virginia, was palpable. They felt abandoned, lost.� No trip to Mississippi is complete without a visit to Square Books around the corner from Faulkner’s home in Oxford or to the tiny Faulkner House Books in New Orleans, he said. New York offers The Strand in Union Square, Three Lives in Greenwich Village and The Corner bookstore on the Upper East Side, as well as the allmystery Partners and Crime and

the Winston-Churchill-themed Chartwell Booksellers in midtown Manhattan. On a drive out West, a stop off at Ketchum’s Chapter One Bookstore with its historic stone storefront and obligatory Hemingway shelf is a must, wrote Avalon, who also lauded Aspen’s Explore Booksellers, Miami’s Books & Books, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore in San Francisco and Book Passage in San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal. “Think of the effort to support independent bookstores as being akin to the slow food movement,� he concluded. “It isn’t faster or more efficient. But it is better. It offers time to appreciate instead tws of just consume.�






The youngsters seemed to enjoy their time onstage. R.L. Rowsey attributes much of that to their stints in summer theater camps.

Tiny Tots in Music Man BY KAREN BOSSICK


ick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little—cheep, cheep,

cheep‌â€? St. Thomas Playhouse’s “Music Manâ€? was certainly the talk of the town last weekend as a cast of 70, led by tiny tots in band hats that fell over their eyes, presented Meredith Wilson’s slice of Americana. While Andrew Alburger and Sara Gorby held down the lead roles, Steve d’Smith and Cherie Kessler cracked everyone up with their bumbling antics at being Big Man/Big Woman in town. And the barbershop quartet that consisted of Roger Gould, Dick Brightman, Tim Eagan and Doug Taylor took their songs and four-part harmony to The Cornerstone Bar and Grill each night after they finished with the play. “There’s a line in the play that

‘you’ll never see one without the other three’ and that was true here, too,� said Director R.L. Rowsey. “Every time any of us went looking for them, they were always in a corner harmonizing.� Rowsey said one of his goals was to make sure that all the townspeople had a real life in mind as they went on stage. And it worked, as audience members commented how real the people seemed to be. And, yes, he did achieve his goal of cutting the play, which normally runs two hours and 45 minutes, to two hours. “It was just a wonderful example of community theater with so many people involved, including some of my friends from Company of Fools, like Joe Lavigne and Dennis Rexroad,� he said. Will he direct another play soon? “You just never know,� he said. “I do know that I had the best tws time of my life.�

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The Children’s Christmas Choir, directed by Mary Poppen, will have its first rehearsal on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The choir has been delighting audiences for 27 years and will perform at many venues throughout the Christmas season.


Students ages 7-17 are encouraged to pre-register by calling 578-1981 or e-mail: The cost is $35 from Oct. 19 to Dec. 14, and rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays at Our Lady of The Snows Catholic Church, Sun Valley Road.


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WORLD RECORD, from page 1 couple of snoozes as he reveled in accomplishing what tennis star Martina Navratilova failed to do at age 54 and what former President Bill Clinton has yet to cross off his bucket list. Byerley, who has climbed 14,495-foot Mt. Whitney and 13,211-foot Mt. Rainier, and his wife look forward to comparing notes on their climbs by the fireplace this winter. And, of course, they’re looking

forward to Thanksgiving when they plan to be back on Baldy. “Climbing Kilimanjaro was like moving into a new house,” Byerley said. “I’m still the same old person. As for tips, I say, ‘Justgo.’” tws


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ere are some tips to help you reduce waste and still enjoy Halloween! • Make your own costumes from old clothes; trade costumes with friends; buy from thrift stores or yard sales. Give your little trick-or-treaters canvas bags or pillow cases for their goodies, instead of disposable plastic. • Don’t contribute to those sacks full of candy. Instead, choose treats that use little or no packaging, like colorful pencils, crayons, funky erasers, or other inexpensive items. • Stay close to home and walk from house to house to reduce fuel consumption. • Make homemade decorations, or store and reuse store-bought ones. • Host a Halloween party that features organic, pesticide-free apples and pumpkins. Once the

pumpkins have been carved and the apples bobbed, they can be used in pies, soups, or other dishes. Roast the pumpkin seeds or give them to the birds. • Use dishes, cutlery, napkins and tablecloths that can be washed and reused instead of disposable plastic and paper tableware. • Teach your children not to litter with candy wrappers. • Remember, holidays are about having fun! Tell pumpkin jokes.  (What’s the ratio of a pumpkin’s circumference to its diameter? Pumpkin Pi.) Pick apples. Talk a long walk. Look up at the night sky. Happy Halloween from the ERC! tws Have a question or want to write your own ERCbeat? Email or call us at 208.726.4333.

briefs SVSEF Fundraiser Ski Swap this Weekend Unload your old skis and pick up some new ones at this weekend’s Ski Swap. The Ski Swap, a fundraiser for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, will feature last year’s merchandise from area sporting goods stores, as well as used boards, boots and parkas from Joe Q. Skier. Check-in for merchandise is Thursday, Oct. 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sagewillow Barn in Elkhorn. Swap sale hours are Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This weekend’s Ski Swap has something new: a yellow tag sale on Sunday. Any merchandise with a yellow tag means that the seller has opted to have the merchandise automatically marked down 50 percent, meaning bigger savings for the buyer on Sunday. Admission is $1, with kids free. A 20 percent selling commission is assessed for all public equipment sold. Tom Abbott’s Smokin’ Barbecue will be on site serving lunch.

Taming the Wilderness, Idaho Style BY BALI SZABO


t was autumn, 2002, and I was looking at Idaho like a little kid rummaging through a box of new toys. Wow! What a great place! Driving, rafting, camping, hiking (horseback is next) gave me a good glimpse of the Gem State. Books, maps, road guides and, most of all, my eye, led the way. One undervisited area is Route 28 and the Lemhi Valley, from Salmon to Mud Lake. Interested in all things Lewis and Clark, I wanted to go up Lemhi Pass (7,372 feet). Back then, nothing was marked. The hoopla hadn’t yet begun about the upcoming bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery’s momentous and decisive crossing of Idaho. By 2005, improvements had been made to the Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway, which is a good, gravel road loop that starts and ends near Tendoy. Through some trial and error I found it and stood atop the Continental Divide. It was a blustery day, a storm had just passed to the east, and angry clouds hovered over the Montana Bitterroots. The afternoon views were expansive in both directions, east and west. This is a truly historic spot for both the U.S. and Idaho. The locale is a true divide because the waters flow in two directions, toward the Missouri to the east and toward the Lemhi River to the west. The U.S. flag

available: Atkinsons’ Valley Market in Bellevue, Splash ‘n’ Dash in Bellevue, Radio Shack in Hailey, The Eye Centers in Ketchum and Hailey, Zions Bank in Ketchum, Mountain West Banks in Hailey and Ketchum, and Tamarack Sports in Hailey. For more information, call Jim Spinelli @ 721-7246.

was first unfurled here in 1805. Sacajawea was finally reunited with her Shoshone brother, Chief Cameahwait. The expedition got their much-needed horses. Sacajawea’s husband Charbonneau was warned by Lewis never to beat his wife again, or there’ll be hell to pay—a small step for womankind. The pictured weatherbeaten Douglas fir was there in 1805. The venerable tree, still there in 2002, was gone on my next visit in 2005. The northern loop of the road was widened and graded in anticipation of the tourist crush that never materialized. The improved hot springs are now one of the best soaking spots in Idaho. But the top of the pass


was a shock. The whole place was bulldozed flat and that historic stand of firs was gone. One stupid decision undid what nature could not for several hundred years. The fir was cut down to enlarge the lot and to improve visibility to the east, when the best views are toward the west and the Lemhi Range. What we have today is an enlarged, largely empty parking lot and no tree. Though no Evangeline oak, no one wrote an elogy for this Douglas fir, so it is only I, the lone soul, who mourns it. tws If you have question or comments, contact Bali at this e-mail:

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Kiwanis Begins Annual Coat Drive The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley has started its annual collection of coats and winter garments for kids of the Wood River Valley. The recipients of these items are the elementary school kids in the Valley. New and used garments are welcome. The following drop-off points are

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hat should we call it – ‘The dying of cancer genre’? If that’s the case, then the new movie 50/50 falls into the pantheon of all time greats like Love Story and Terms of Endearment for weepers. But the difference between this film and a classic like Endearment is that 50/50 is not as humorous as its ads make it out to be. Remember the earlier film had Jack Nicholson in the comic turn of a lifetime. But in this movie the entertainment is slim and the bummer factor is pretty high. It’s hard not to ask yourself as you watch it, ‘Just why would anyone want to make

a movie about a young man dying of cancer?’ That question is at the heart of the film and will generally decide how you react to the movie. The problems certainly aren’t with the director and cast. For the most part the film’s execution is seamless and the performances generated by the director Jonathan Levine couldn’t be better. A yuppie played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a back pain that turns into a tumor, leaving him with a 50/50 chance of survival. When his girlfriend bolts, he is left to the care of his best friend, Seth Rogen. For Rogen, either you’re a fan or you’re sick of the guy, but he does supply the comic relief in the film, even though he appears to be the same stoner slacker that he plays in all his films. The relationship between the two leads is sweet and carries the film to its weepy conclusion. Let’s face it – the kid is either

going to live or die, and that becomes the main objective of the movie as the story moves toward a conclusion. Dare I give it away? I won’t, but if you do go you have a 50/50 shot at being right. tws



Community School gives back through Community Service Day

Over 120 Community School Upper School students and 15 faculty members spent a day giving back to the community and environment by participating in The Community School’s annual Community Service Day. On Friday, Oct. 14, eleven different groups of Community School students and faculty participated in various community service projects that included sorting cans at The Hunger Coalition, winterizing the Hope Garden, participating in a highway cleanup and maintaining Forest Service bridges and trails. “Community Service Day is an incredible way for us to give back to the community,” stated Phil Huss, Community School Upper School Head. “Many of our activities today are connected to trail building and bridge repair on trails that Community School

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students and staff members have been using for over 30 years.” The Community School’s Community Service Day is an essential requirement within The Community School’s curriculum and embraces The Community School’s commitment to the community and the environment, which are two vital pillars of The Community School’s mission. Following the Community Service Day activities, students viewed and discussed Patagonia Rising, a documentary produced by a local videographer about the potential impact of five dam proposals in the Patagonia bioregion of Argentina. For further information, please contact Melissa Elkins, Director of Alumni Relations and Community Service, at 208-622-3955, ext. 165.

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WRMS Book Fair - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the WRMS Library. Info: 208-578-5030 x2323. Walk Fit - 10 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Story Time at the Hailey Public Library for 3-5 years. 10:30 a.m., with parent supervision/participation. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meets at 11 a.m. at the BC Senior Connection, 721 S. 3rd Ave, across from the Armory. Q&A w/Dr. Tom Archie - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic, Carbonate Rooms. This is a FREE Brown Bag Health Talk. Info: 727-8733. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15-1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. First Rehearsal for the Children’s Christmas Choir directed by Mary Poppen (at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum) - students age 7-17 are encouraged to pre-register by calling 578-1981. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentall Ill support groups for family members and caregivers of someone suffering from mental illness - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Church Bldg., lower level, Hailey. Call Tom Hanson for info at 720-3337. Herribone Wrap/Wrap II Class - 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Bead Shop Plus in Hailey. Sign-up/Info: 788-6770. Helen Chen Cooking Class “Healthy Cooking the Chinese Wayâ€? - 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Rasberry’s. Cost is only $60 and you must RSVP to 726-1989. Attack of La NiĂąa film screening - 7 and 9 p.m. at Sun Valley Opera House. Info: 622-2244. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 7 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Call 726-5997 for info.

thursday, 10.20.11 _ Fast for Hunger - skip a meal of fast

the entire day. Donate the money you would have spent on food to The Hunger Coalition. Info: www.TheHunger WRMS Book Fair - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the WRMS Library. Info: 208-578-5030 x2323. Twin Falls Shopping Trip with the Senior Connection, Hailey. Meet at the Connection, 9 a.m. 788-3468. Halloween Party–Open House - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miss Laura’s Childcare, Ketchum. Ages 2-8 welcome (w/ parents). Games, prizes, treats, costumes. Info: 928-7428. FREE Meditation Class with Stella - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Ketchum. Info: 726-6274. Public Check-In for Sun Valley Ski Swap - 12 to 6 p.m. at the Sagewillow Barn in Sun Valley/Elkhorn.

portion of their proceeds to the Hunger Coalition. For a list of participating businesses, visit www.TheHunger Walk Fit - 10 a.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. Toddler Tales at the Hailey Public Library for 18-36 months. 10:30 a.m. with parent. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. Scoops Ice Cream Parlor open from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Company of Fools presents The Velveteen Rabbit - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 578-9122 or S The Sofa Kings and Mike & The Earaches - 9 p.m. at the Silver Dollar, Bellevue. S Eric Tollefson - 10 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. $5. Info: 7265282

saturday, 10.22.11

Sun Valley Ski Swap - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sagewillow Barn in Sun Valley/ Elkhorn. _ Barbells for Boobs - Amazing “Grace with 5B CrossFit - proceeds benefit Mammograms in Action. Anyone can participate. Register at Morning Yoga w/Dayle Ohlau - 9 to 10:30 a.m. at BCRD’s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey. Info: 578-2273 Watercolor Class - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 788-3468. Basics of Beading for Ages 8-14 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bead Shop Plus in Hailey. Sign-up/Info: 788-6770. Scoops Ice Cream Parlor open from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Ghost Hunting with the International Paranormal Reporting Group w/Marie Cuff - 4 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. Info: 788-2036 or Jiu-Jitsu Seminar presented by Lee Anderson and Master Fabio Santos - 4 to 6 p.m. at 745 N. Main St., Bellevue (Unit F). Info: 208-720-3519. _ Harvest Moon Dinner - 6 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. RSVP/ Info: 726-9358 Company of Fools presents The Velveteen Rabbit - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 578-9122 or S Stay Tuned (rock tribute to classic TV themes) - 10 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. 726-5297. S DJ McClain at McClain’s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover.

sunday, 10.23.11

Sun Valley Ski Swap - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sagewillow Barn in Sun Valley/ Elkhorn. Company of Fools presents The Velveteen Rabbit - 3 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 578-9122 or S Wood River Community Orchestra rehearsal – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the new music room at the Wood River High School. Info: 726-4870. Kundalini Yoga Class - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. - 416 Main St. Suite 101 in Hailey - Call 721-7478 for info.

monday, 10.24.11

Deadline to register for Hailey Haunted House tour - Info: Geegee at 7883484 Walk Fit - 10 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria). Mondays 12:15 to 1 p.m. Come, play, and laugh. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9600. Cooking with Rasberrys Catering - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Info/register: 208-726-9358. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group “Connections� - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, 2nd floor, Hailey. Info: contact Wendy Norbom at 309-1987 FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., at the Senior Connection.

tuesday, 10.25.11

Morning Yoga w/Dayle Ohlau - 9 to 10:30 a.m. at BCRD’s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey. Info: 578-2273 Children’s Library Science time, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Library of the Community Library in Ketchum

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YMCA Mommy Yoga - ages infant to walking. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Info: 7279622. Guided Meditation w/Naturopathic Doctor, Jody Staislaw - 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Chapel on the 2nd floor in the hospital. Info: 208-7278417 Blood Pressure Check - 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granery in Hailey. Wii Bowling - 2 to 3 p.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. Weight Watchers - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 788-3468.

Dried floral Arranging with Stephanie McCord, owner of Little Utopia Floral Design - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Info/register: 208-726-9358. Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families - Cody Acupuncture Clinic 12 E. Walnut in Hailey - 6:30 to 8 p.m. 720-7530. Kundalini Yoga Class with HansMukh 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. 416 Main Street Suite 101 in Hailey. Info: 721-7478 Blaine County Teen Advisory Council (BCTAC) - 7 to 8 p.m. at The HUB, Community Campus, Hailey.

discover ID wednesday, 10.19.11

Herrett Forum Speaker Series presents: Aukera - A History of the Basques in Idaho w/Dr. John Bieter - 7:30 p.m. at the Herrett Center, CSI-Twin Falls. FREE. Info: 208-732-6655.

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Movie and Popcorn for $1 (Oct. 20: Red; Oct. 27: Knight & Day) - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum. Call 726-5997 for info. FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. Ladies Night at Bella Cosa Studio in Hailey. Every Thursday after 6 p.m. Info: 721-8045. AED Heartsaver CPR - 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River, River Run Rooms. Must pre-register. Call 727-8487. Book Discussion with Carrie Seymour on Janet Campbell Hale’s Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter - 6:30 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. Info: 208-788-2036. Company of Fools presents The Velveteen Rabbit - 7 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Info/tickets: 578-9122 or S Confluence Films Movie Premiere - 7 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum. $10. Info: 726-5282 S Smooth Money Gesture - 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey. NO COVER!


friday, 10.21.11

Sun Valley Ski Swap - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sagewillow Barn in Sun Valley/ Elkhorn. _ Dine Out Blaine County - participating restaurants will donate a

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briefs Gov. Butch Otter in Sun Valley, Dec. 21 Gov. Butch Otter has chosen to help celebrate Sun Valley’s 75th birthday on Wednesday, Dec. 21, with his Capital for a Day program. State Rep. Wendy Jaquet is planning his agenda for that day that will start with an opening ceremony at the Sun Valley Inn at 9:30 a.m. It will be followed by presentations on Sun Valley’s airport, recycling, water, federal lands and other issues.

Open House at BCRD FitWorks The Blaine County Recreation District’s FitWorks is hosting an open house for the public the week of Oct. 24-28. FitWorks, opened in 2010, offers affordable, convenient recreation opportunities to the citizens of Blaine County. BCRD renovated old locker rooms at the former Wood River High School (now the Community Campus in Hailey) into a full-service fitness facility and now offers cardio and strength-training opportunities as well as a diverse schedule of classes includ-

ing Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, Spinning, Zumba and Weight Circuit Training. Try a complimentary class or workout during the week, a nutritional talk with a St. Luke’s dietician on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., or just have a look around. Wednesday, Oct. 26, will be the highlight of the week with refreshments all day, a 5:30 p.m. yoga class with Beth Stuart and a Pilates introduction class at 6:45 p.m. with Salome Taylor. For more information visit or call 578-2273.

Ghost Hunting at the Library One of today’s hottest topics, the paranormal, will be explored at the Hailey Public Library, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. “Ghost Hunting with the IPRG” will feature Marie Cuff, executive director of the International Paranormal Reporting Group, and her team based out of the Boise area. The International Paranormal Reporting Group has been serving Idaho, Oregon, and parts of Washington since 2000 and is a member of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Ms. Cuff has been investigating the paranormal for more than 20 years and has appeared in

several television and radio programs, including the Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories. The IPRG team travels throughout the region to delve into old legends, learn more about area hauntings, and provide a taste of the excitement they experience as professional paranormal investigators. What better time for ghost stories than October, and who better to tell them than real ghost hunters? For more information about the program, please contact the library at 788-2036 or visit the Website at www.

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The newly formed Sawtooth Institute, in collaboration with The Community Library, The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, The Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Company of Fools, and the College of Southern Idaho, will present a symposium on Russia’s Golden Age, a survey of the extraordinary blossoming of art and literature in nineteenth and early twentieth century Russia. The symposium will begin on Nov. 9, with an introductory lecture by Russian scholar Dr. Fritz Brun, and continue with presentations by art historians Kristin Poole and Elaine French on the visual arts; a guest speaker from the Symphony who will conduct two classes on Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in anticipation of its performance during the 2012 Symphony season; and two classes on drama from the period by Dr. Brun. Attendance is open to each or all of these sessions. A concurrent four-week seminar examining Fydor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishmen, led by Dr. Jon Maksik, will be open to fifteen participants and require advance registration. College credit will be offered. The goal of the Sawtooth Institute is to enhance collaborative and serious multidisciplinary educational opportunities for adults in the Wood River Valley. You may register beginning Oct. 24 by calling the College of Southern Idaho at 788-2033 or online at blaine. For additional information, call Jon or Leslie Maksik at 726-8680, or Ray Cairncross at 725-5530 *The Sawtooth Institute is a nonprofit corporation.

Snowboarding Injury Prevention–skiing too BY Glen D. Shapiro, M.D., FAAOS


s it too soon to start talking around skiing and snowboarding? With the mountain opening in less than five weeks, it’s high time! What is it going to take to get the average snowboarder (or parent of the average snowboarder) to wear wrist guards? Snowboarders are at increased risk for wrist injuries and fractures – way more than skiers. If you board, you are seven times more likely to break a wrist than you are skiing… yet snowboarders seem to resist wearing simple protection. Inline skaters wear protection more than half of the time – why not snowboarders? There are many (lame) excuses—I’ve heard them all—most commonly: “Why?” or “They’re uncomfortable.” In medical school basements (labs) all across the country, we’ve proven that it takes more



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Join two of our Valley’s most celebrated chefs, Callie and Maeme Rasberry, as they share some of their trade secrets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., this Monday, Oct. 24 at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Tastes and wine pairing will ensure you leave full and inspired. Registration is limited to 12, so please call ahead if interested. Then, join Stephanie McCord, owner of Little Utopia Floral Design, as she shows participants how to create an exquisite dried arrangement to be enjoyed for years to come during a Dried Floral Arranging class with Little Utopia Design. Plant materials have been harvested from the Sawtooth Botanical Garden especially for this class. This class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Garden. Call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for info and registration: 726-9358.

force to break bones with a wrist guard than without. (Yes, I admit that the fact that Halloween is coming up influenced my choice to write about this topic.) There is excellent laboratory data that shows wrist guards can prevent and/or reduce the severity of wrist fractures in cadavers and also in live folks. There are epidemiologic studies—that is, studies of large populations, like the Colorado Snowboard Injury Survey—that showed that snowboarders wearing wrist guards were less than half as likely to have a wrist injury as those not wearing wrist protection. We’ve proven it around the globe—in Norway, Switzerland, France, New Hampshire, and Colorado—but still less than one in 10 recre-

ational snowboarders wear wrist guards—which we know can prevent injuries. Why? Statistically, snowboarders are at the highest risk for an injury on Day One. Once you survive your first day, your wrist injury rate decreases as the season progresses. By year two, the risk is lower, but when you start describing your day with “big or righteous air,” your risk goes right back up. Remember, wearing a wrist guard does not prevent you from doing something stupid! What about the rumor of increased injuries above the splint? Not true. No study has ever shown any increased risk of injury from wearing wrist guards. So, is it too early to talk snowboard injury prevention? No! It’s the perfect stocking stuffer. I’ll give you the second wrist guard at 50 percent off if ordered before Christmas. I’d much rather see you now than after you break your wrist. For you skiers out there – I promised there would be something for you…

Four (4) thoughts to keep in mind while you take to the slopes this ski season to keep your knees safe and sound. How to avoid an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury: • Keep your hands high and in front of you. • When you’re down – stay down. • Keep your hips above your knees. • STRONG KNEES ARE SAFE KNEES! Ski and ride fast…Ski and ride SAFE. THINK SNOW!!! (Stay tuned for a Ski & Snowboard Injury Prevention talk tws coming soon)


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Stethem’s Tales from Abroad BY JONATHAN KANE


his summer, Wood River High School student Dash Stethem’s mother got married in Paris, France, and the result was a trip of a lifetime. “We went for three weeks and I’m still in awe of the experience,� he said. He was able to stay in the city as well as in the countryside as his grandmother owned a bed and breakfast in the Loire Valley. “What surprised me the most was that Paris was a really dirty city and it was such a culture shock. There was cigarette butts and garbage everywhere. Another small problem was that Parisians are for the most part pretty unfriendly and not the best hosts for their city. Of course, that was different in the countryside as my new family turned out to be so nice that it was really a change.� Stethem added, “My favorite part of the trip was seeing the Grand Palais and visiting the museums. The Louvre was amazing, but to tell the truth, seeing the Mona Lisa was a bit overrated. You have three hundred people crowded into a room to look at it and it was amazing how small it was. Everyone is studying the painting and just to the right of it are a Michelangelo and other masterpieces. I really loved the modern art museum and seeing their collection of Picassos and Warhols.� As to the city’s beauty, Stethem said, “The architecture was amazing and so esthetically beautiful and there is so much history. The Eiffel Tower is huge and pictures hardly do it justice. The inner city is really beautiful because the size of buildings is limited and as the city opens up

everything changes.� Of course, in Paris there is the food! “Everything was so fresh. Refrigerators are very small so you try to buy what you need for the day. As to the crepes and the cheese and the bread, there is nothing like it in the world.� When he travels, Stethem has a lot to compare Sun Valley to as he has moved frequently over the course of his life. Born here, he then moved to Manchester, Vt., and Virginia Beach, Va. Then it was back to the Valley for third grade and then a move to Palm Springs and Monterey through eighth grade. Then it was back to the Valley for ninth grade and he has been here ever since. “I love my time here, as it’s such a fantastic place to live. I have perspective because I’ve lived in cities and there is so much stuff you can do here that you can’t do there. In Paris it was 100 degrees but you didn’t think about swimming in the Seine. I also seem to keep circling back to here, which is a great thing. It’s a good loop to do. Everyone is so friendly here and everyone stops and says hello and in a small town you know everyone. We’re lucky to be living here.� As for moving so much, Stethem said, “I wouldn’t change it for anything. It was really hard but now I can adjust to situations more easily and it helps to get along with people.� At Wood River, Stethem has a 3.5 grade point average and puts his time into being vice-president of the student body, and being on the snowboard competition team. “Wood River is great and it’s much newer and nicer than Monterey. We have great teachers and you can get a great

education if you push yourself. This year I’m really having fun as I’m taking A.P. government and statistics. There is a lot more work involved and it’s great preparation for college. Everyone is also there to learn. Everyone has an opinion and the discussions can be really captivating.� Stethem is now thinking about a future in business and economics and as majors in college. “I don’t want to set anything in stone,� he said. “I’m keeping my options open because we don’t know how the economy will fare.� Being on the student union, Stethem says he helps out when needed, especially in community service. “The volunteer work that I’ve done makes me feel really good. Working with The Hunger Coalition was a life-changing experience for me because I got to see how lucky I am and how much I have.� Wood River is certainly lucky to have Dash Stethem as a student. tws

2 Locals Stand Up for ‘Occupy’

New York and London have its thousands. Ketchum has its two—protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement, that is. Mickey Garcia and gardener Sandy Thomsen, who owns Blue Mountain Willow, occupied Ketchum Town Plaza last week. Though small in number, they had one thing you likely wouldn’t have seen in the bigger protests: A sign that said, “Life is more than just a ski pass!� Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/SUN

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Dear Classified Guys, I almost called the police the other day when I let a guy testdrive my car for sale. After over an hour, I saw no sign of him returning. I stood in the driveway with an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. How could I let a complete stranger drive away in my car? I didn't know his name, phone number or anything. His old car was in my driveway, but from the looks of it, I wouldn't return either. I could only imagine my embarrassment of calling the police and telling them I just gave my car keys to a complete stranger? Fortunately, the guy returned and explained how he got lost on the way home. How would you guys suggest handling test-drives in the future?

• • • Cash: Well, first I'd make sure he leaves you a better car in the driveway. At least that way you have something nicer to take to the police station! Carry: It sounds like you learned a lesson the hard way. It's always best to avoid letting a potential buyer go alone to testdrive your car.

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Cash: Aside from preventing them from getting lost, going along for the test drive will ensure they operate your vehicle responsibly. After all, you don't want them speeding down any winding roads or checking to see how well reverse might work on the highway. Carry: As a passenger, you can also answer any questions the buyer might have. It's a good time to discuss how the car handles or recent repairs you might have done. We find the time in the car a great opportunity to build a rapport with the buyer, something that is helpful when you negotiate the price. Cash: Now before you hand

over your keys to anyone, remember that the car still belongs to you, with your registration and your insurance. If you don't feel comfortable letting someone else drive your car, you can offer to take them on a ride. Carry: If you don't mind letting them drive, at least check to make sure they have a valid driver's license. Although it sounds silly, you'd be surprised how many motorists have a suspended or invalid license. Cash: And before you go anywhere in the car, let someone know where you're going and when you'll be back. Although most test-drives go smoothly, it always pays to be cautious.

In order to drive a car, you need a valid driver's license. It seems like common sense. However, amazingly, many people don't follow that simple law. According to National Highway Traffic Administration statistics over 18% of all drivers, a whopping 33.6 million, are driving with suspended, revoked, or denied licenses or with serious motor vehicle convictions on their record. That's almost 2 out of every 10 cars you pass on the highway, enough to make you want to walk instead.

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As a bank teller at a drive-in window, I always take notice of what cars people are driving. Over the last several months, I've gotten to know a young man named Jay who comes through every Saturday to do his banking. As his car backfires and puffs smoke, he jokes about one day showing up in his brand new car just to surprise me. Sure enough, last Saturday he pulled up driving a brand new 2-door coupe. As I processed his transaction, I commented, "I see you finally got that new car, Jay." "Not really," he laughed. "I just thought I'd swing by on my test drive from the dealership." (Thanks to Samantha M.)

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10 help wanted JANE’S ARTIFACTS Full-Time Sales Associate Must have excellent customer service skills, retail experience, knowledge of copiers, ten key, cash register and light computer knowledge & the ability to work in a fat-paced environment. Art & office supply knowledge very helpful. Duties will include opening & closing, so must be able to work weekends & evenings. Drop resume off at store location, 106 S. Main, Hailey or email resume to: No Phone Calls, Please Janitorial Position available with Boise-based commercial cleaning company. No previous exp. necesary. Evenings after 5 p.m., 5 times weekly. $500 monthly. Wood River/Hailey location. Call Clear View Cleaning Service at 208-384-9264 or go to and fill out an application. E-mail with any questions. Actors/Guides/Volunteers Wanted - looking for Demented Halloween enthusiasts who want to have fun and join the Bellevue Haunted Forest in putting on the best show in the Valley! If you wish to join the Crew, call either Tammy at 720-7160 or Sara at 309-1513. (Show Dates are 10/29 and 10/30) A Touch of Class Hair Studio in Hailey is looking for a Nail Technician to lease very nice, semi-private space. Reasonable rent, and pays commission on all retail sales. Lots of other extras included. For info: Call Janie, 788-5002, or stop by and check out our space. A Touch of Class Hair Studio in Hailey is looking for a F/T hair designer to lease space. Nice station/reasonable rent and pays commission on all retail sales. Lots of other extras included. For info: Call Janie, 7885002, or stop by and check out our space.

11 business op FOR SALE - Everything needed to start a Farrier Business (horse shoeing business). All hand tools, anvil cabinets, drill press, foot stand, shoeing box, apron, gas forge, misc. Some shoes and nails. $2,500. Call 720-5801.

14 child care A new Ketchum Infant & Toddler Learning Center - The Growing Garden. Ages 2mo-2yrs. 706 N. Washington. Call 622-6558 or e-mail

19 services Looking for a responsible adult to caretake your home (and animals) while you are away? Professional local references available; experience with dogs, cats, and horses! Call Kristina at 219.902.6698. Bookkeeper looking for more clients. 12 years of Quickbooks experience. Many solid local references. Able to perform all of your office duties. Call Rita at 720-3325 GRIMEY WINDOW CLEANING Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call 208-720-5121. 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 TIVO FOR SALE! Tivo DVR series 2 like new compatible w/ satellite compatibility. Product lifetime service available through this unit - offer good until 9/30. $150. Call 7885424.

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

22 art, antiques, & collectibles TEXACO SIGN, 12 inch diameter, porcelain enameled steel. White, black with red star and green “T.� Like new. $35. 788-2927 Antique Armoire - retail $5,000 will sacrifice for $1,800. Call Robin at 720-3157. Stamps from every U.S. Commemorative Issue in the last 50yrs of the 20th Century from the Postal Commemorative Society. 1950-Dec. 1999. Two complete albums holding 152 panels with hundreds of stamps in mint condition. Amazing! $1,800. Call 208-788-0139 for details. Coin collection for sale. Buffalo nickels, Jefferson nickels, Liberty standing quarters, Roosevelt dimes, and more. 520 coins total, various mints. From 1868 to 2003. Graded and ungraded. A great collection. $330 for all. Call 208-788-0139 for details. NANCY STONINGTON ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS. View from Sterling Winery $1200. Dogwoods in the

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24 furniture Oak Entertainment Center - 56�l x 20�w x 67�h. Can email pictures. $150 obo - txt or call: 720-5244.

25 household Portable partitions (2) 6 feet high by 6 feet wide. Search Google for portable partitions. $60 each or $100 for 2. Go to for pictures Call 450-9135 GE Cool Touch Deep Fryer Used Rarely $15 Call 450-9136 Christmas tree - gorgeous 8 ft. Noble Fir, pre-lit w/minature clear lights. As New - used once. Easily stored. Purchased for $975, will sell for $350. E-mail smartinfo2share@aol. com. First to see will buy. Call 6227262 for appt. NEW 60Ë? Ceiling Fan (Still in the box, never been used) - $40. Call 7205801. Mosaic tiles for sale. Venetian ž’’ glass tiles. Hundreds of tiles, over 2 dozen color varieties. These tiles are durable, strong, easy to work with, and great for craft projects! $200 for all. Call 208-788-0139 for details. I have 5 assorted old porcelain sinks, a set of glass shower doors, numerous old cabinet doors & drawers, boxes of large pieces of 12â€?x 12â€? Mexican floor tiles, some old wood, doors & windows (think greenhouse?), miscellaneous stuff, as well as an old roofless wood shed in need of new homes. If interested, give me a call – Jill – 788-4750 Equalizer EQ2 is a register booster that draws warm air from your floor or wall register to increase the flow. It is an energy saver and room warmer. Winter is coming. New in box. $10.00. 788-2927

26 office furniture Computer desk great deal. Solid wood on casters for easy moving. Go to for pictures $100 call 450-9135

28 clothing Men’s Lehigh work or motorcycle black leather steel toed boots - Sz 11 1/2D $40 (can email pics) txt or call 720-5244. Halloween Costume Disney Piglet 2-4 years old originally $40 sell for $10 like new call 450-9136 Men’s Vasque crossover shoe, sz 13 - $40 (can email pics) txt or call 720-5244. Tailored, 2-piece Zoot Suit from Siegel’s for sale. Black with white pinstripe, polyester/rayon blend. “Unisex� for medium built person. Wingtip shoes size 7m, fedora, and chain included. A must see! Paid $385.00, will sell for $350. Call 208788-0139 for details.

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36 computers Dell Home computer for sale. 17 inch monitor. Excellent condition. Drive formatted as new. Great for student or children for games. Can be seen anytime. Go to for pictures $300 cash. 450-9135 Apple computer loaded with the best software available for graphics editing and video production. Must see details at www.MyStuffOnline. com The best price anywhere. Software value alone over $6000. 1TB HD Sell for best offer over $1500 Call 450-9135 Ipad, first version. 16 Gig, wireless + 3G. Comes with case, screen protector, power cord, etc. Great condition. First $299 takes. Call 720-4988.

37 electronics Octave copy master CD/DVD 3-tier copier. Fast and super easy to use. Bargain priced at $150 Go to www. for pictures or call 450-9135 Vintage Audio Stuff. Technics Direct Drive Automatic Turntable SL1400MK2 with Ortofon MCA-76 amplifier for moving coil cartridges. These are beautiful looking and is definitely a very rare collectable item today $150. Also 120 vinyl 33-1/3 discs. Will sell separately or all. Sony 350 Reel to Reel player, Stereo Three Head Solid State 2 speed, including 8 music reels $25. Call 788-2927

40 musical Yamaha Organ - $275. Call 7881062. Banjo for sale. A 5-string Encore “E-75� banjo from the early 1970’s with case. Looks and sounds great! $320.00. Call 208-788-0139 for details. Electric Resonator Guitar - like new. Excellent cond. $300. Call 7205801. SALMON RIVER GUITARS - Custom-Made Guitars. Repair Restoration since 1969. Buy. Sell. Vintage. Used. Authorized Martin Repair Center. Stephen Neal Saqui, Luthier. 1208.838.3021 Classically trained pianist and singer giving piano and voice lessons. Unionized professional. Beginners welcome! Please call Vivian

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44 jewelry Fine Quality Pearl Necklace Valued at over $600 with case will sell for $150 Firm. Call 450-9136

50 sporting goods Motorcycle Helmet, Bell Spring, high quality helmet size 7-5/8 black w/gold trim, orig. manual, visor and spare padding. Very little used. Retail $150, sell $30. 788-2927 5 Purespin diamond face scoring irons with graphite shafts. (1) 7-iron and 4 wedges 48, 52, 56 and 60 degree. Buy all 5 for $75 cash. Golf clubs with bag and pull cart. $100. Call 450-9135. Roller Blades excellent condition size 7 girl or boy color blue $10 call 450-9136 Bowling Ball Manhattan Urethane 16 lb Finger Tip, Excellent condition. $40 Call 450-9136 SNOWBOARD AND BOOTS FOR SALE! Rossignol snowboard w/ Burton bindings - like new - $125. Call 788 - 5424 Brand New Volkl Bridge Twin Tip with Marker Wide Ride Binding. 179cm Retail is over $1000. Sell @ $475 Call 309-1566 Brand new Volkl Gem Twin Tip. 158cm $175. retail $400 Call 3091566 Brand new Volkl Alley Twin Tip. 168cm $175. retail $400 Call 3091566 Brand new Volkl Aura powder skis. Still in wrapper. 163cm $425. Retail is $825 309-1566 Ping Pong Table for sale. Great shape. Paid $300 Asking $100. Call Rita 720-3325. TREK 1500 Fast Road Bike, 58 cm., excellent condition, including frame pump, computer, saddlebag, bottle cages, pedals and extra gearing. $300, 208-622-4613. Reising Model 50 - 3 mags, fancy and walnut. $4k. 721-1103. 1 pair menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 10-12 and 1 pair womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Talon inline roller blades, size 79; both pairs used only once. Yours w/protective pads for just $125. Call 720-5153.

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

56 other stuff for sale SOLD FROM MY AD IN THE WEEKLY SUN! HALLOWEEN FRANKENSTEIN - New 5 foot tall fun, floppy, colorful and bright Frankenstein â&#x20AC;&#x153;doll.â&#x20AC;? Looks terrific sitting in a chair!! Will add big personality to your Halloween decorating. Sacrifice for $25. To a good home. 622-1622 About 50 year collection of Architectural Digest. Good condition. $999. firm. Ditto for Gourmet Magazine. 622-7901. Chunk looks better tan! Single operating tanning bed, already set up in Ketchum. Rental space is $240 per mo. or will take payments. Selling price $6,000 OBO. Or will sell just tanning bed. Call Robin at 720-3157. Keg - $100. You supply the beverage! Call 208-309-2231. AttachĂŠ Case, elegant top grain black leather, 18â&#x20AC;?x13â&#x20AC;?x5â&#x20AC;?, leather and suede interior, rarely used, in excellent condition. Combination locks, many compartments for papers, pens, sunglasses, etc. These class bags retail for about $500. Retired lawyer owned, sell for $175. 788-2927. Delicious Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy on sale at the Senior Connection. All proceeds benefit Senior Meals and Vital Transportation. Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy is available Monday thru Saturday. For more information call Barbara @ 788-3468 or stop by 721 3rd Ave. South in Hailey. 7 NEW Coin Operated Vending Machines. Be your own boss! Recession proof. $2,500 OBO. Will deliver within the Valley. Call Tony at 7205153.


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Two 6,000+ sq. ft. single-family building lots. Mountain Sage Sub. (Woodside) $29,900 each. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 .51-acre multi-family zoned lot (10 units/acre zoning); 2750 Woodside Blvd.; asking $66,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208720-1256 Many other large, single-family â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developer Holdbackâ&#x20AC;? lots in Woodside @ $55,000-$69,000. Large blocks of multi-family land also. Prices are at the bottom. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256

SALE-Up to 65% off Original Prices Sweetwater Townhomes Prices $144,000 - $250,000 Green Neighborhood Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty

66 farm/ranches Tunnel Rock Ranch. Exceptional sporting/recreational property between Clayton & Challis. Just under 27 acres, with ranch house and 900â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of prime Salmon River frontage. Asking $578,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-7201256

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

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Janine Bear Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 208-720-1254 Vacant Land $130,000 Pine View Lot (partial Realtor owned) $249,000 Corner lot Northridge $419,000 2.53 acresTimberline Lot

78 commercial rental PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Ground Flr #104, 106; 153 & 175 sf. Upstairs #216, Interior, 198 sf. Lower Level #2, 198sf. Also Leadville Building Complex: Upstairs, Unit #8, 8A 229-164sf; Upstairs Unit #2 & 3, 293166sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

79 shoshone rentals Shosone home - rent w/option to buy. $700/month. Great starter home. Low payment. Call Robin at 720-3157.

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Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $32,000. 208 7882566 Tews Ranch Sub. 3 large miniranch parcels from 16-32 acres off of Highway 20 near Hot Springs Landing/Magic Reservoir. Strong CC&Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and wide open spaces. $85,000$150,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 .27-acre single-family building lot; 1841 Winterhaven Dr. Hailey; asking $45,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256


80 bellevue rentals One month payment buys - home owner carries. Available Dec. 3bd, 2ba. $900 per month. Call 720-3157 for showing. Great Bellevue building for rent at 509 South Main Street. Light, clean, high ceilings, alley roll-up door. 3,000 sf plus 1,200 sf loft. Live and work situation, artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio, winery or brewry, sub-lease. lots of potential. Call 788-3534 and check it out.

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81 hailey rentals 2BD, 1BA house in south Woodside. One car garage, sprinkler system, fenced back yard. Pets negotiable. $850/mo plus utilities. Available now. Call 208-450-9729. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! 2BD/1BA condos in quiet W. Hailey neighborhood, unfurn., clean and well-maintained, but affordable! No pets or smoking, avail. immed. $595-650 a month plus util. Call Brian at 208720-4235 & check out www.svmlps. com for info. 1 month free! Price reduced! 1BD/ 1BA condo w/office-den space, unfurn., wood FP, balcony off of bedroom, new carpet, no pets, smoking not allowed, avail. immed. Now only $595 a month + util. Call Brian, 208720-4235 or check this out at www.

82 ketchum rentals Let it Snow! With secure underground parking - no worries. 1BR, with den, 1B community home is renting for $900.00 plus HOA dues. Call 208-859-6888. Gorgeous fully furnished & equipped condo near River Run. 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths. Master Bed/ Bath w/ jetted tub. Patio. Gas Grill. Baldy Views. Underground parking. 9 mo minimum lease term. $1850 + utilities. Call 208-309-1222 Price Reduced & 1 Month Free! 3BD/3BA Board Ranch Beauty! Furnished home on river. 1 mile to W.S. lifts! Hot tub, 2 car garage, big yard, great views! Includes landscaping & snow removal! Available early May. $2,250 a month plus utilities. A Must See! Smoking not allowed. Brian, 208-720-4235, photos upon request. PRICE JUST REDUCED! 2BD/2BA Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;home on Trail Creek! New carpet, new paint, unfurn., wood FP, deck by creek, short walk to central Ketchum, pool & spa in summer. No pets, smoking not allowed. Avail. immed. Price now just $850/mo + util. Call Brian at 208-720-4235 or check this out at 3BD/3.5BA Ketchum Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;home, upscale w/custome decor, but at great price! Fully furn. 2 car gar., priv. hot tob, by bike path, walk to RR lifts, avail. immed. Ski season rental poss, rate depends on dates. Great value at $2,250 a month + util. Call Brian, 208-720-4235 abd check out www. for more info.

85 short-term rental Winter Rental - Fully furnished 2 story, 3 bedroom & den, 3 bath log house in mid valley. Never before leased. Double attached garage, 2 fireplaces, piano, 42â&#x20AC;? HDTV, stereo, Redwood deck, creek, views. Ski Season or all winter. $1600/month. 788-2927.

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HOLIDAY AND WINTER SPECIAL!! Perfect 2 bedroom townhome in a private Warm Springs neighborhood. Fully furnished, garage, fireplace, W/D, yard, sleeps 4-6, PETS ARE WELCOME. Walk to the free ski bus. Available after Nov. 18 for short term Holiday rental. Available Jan 1- April 30 as a long term rental. Call 208622-1622 or email for rates for your desired dates. Stanley Cabin. Comfortable, light, well-furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Iron Creek area. Sleeps 6. $200/night (2 night min.) or $1,300/week. Dogs OK. Call Jima, 726-1848.

86 apt./studio rental Furnished Bedroom/bathroom in private home across from Bike Path. Private family Room. Quiet on 2 acres, $500 includes water and power. 788-2566

89 roommate wanted Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 40 words or less for free! e-mail or fax to 788-4297

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

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

203 livestock services FOR SALE - Everything needed to start a Farrier Business (horse shoeing business). All hand tools, anvil cabinets, drill press, foot stand, shoeing box, apron, gas forge, misc. Some shoes and nails. $2,500. Call 720-5801.

205 livestock feed Grass/Alfalfa hay for sale. 2nd cutting, no rain $180 a ton. Call Marsha 720-4521.

303 equestrian FOREVER HOME FOUND WITH MY AD IN THE WEEKLY SUN! FREE to a Forever Home - 5 year old Mustang Mare, 15hh. Broke, gentle, ready for anything. Can be seen in Bellevue anytime. 720-4491

400 share the ride Going from Carey to the Hailey area Mon-Fri? SO AM I! Fuel is not getting any cheaper, so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ride share and save $$! Call Leslie at 309-1566. Need a Ride? is Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new source for catching or sharing a ride! To work, another city or another state, signup and see who else is traveling in the same direction and get or offer a ride. For more information or help with the system, visit or call Mountain Rides 788.RIDE.

5013c charitable exchange Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center has tables and chairs to rent for your special event. Tables Round and Square $5 each. Nice Padded chairs $1 each. call Nancy @ 7884347. Does your non-profit have a service, product or item that you need or could share with another organization who needs it? List it here for free! Say it in 40 words or less and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free! We want to help you spread the word. Just e-mail classifieds@

502 take a class Creating Balance, Powerful Communication and Higher Self-Esteem in the Life of Your Teen with Midge Patzer 0 free talk/class - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at The Center, Ketchum. Info/RSVP: 726-9491 ext. 10. The Sawtooth Institute presents a symposium on Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golden Age, beginning Nov. 9. Register beginning Oct. 24 by calling CSI at 788-2033 or online at Landscape Painting Class - Capture the beauty of fall foilage working from your photos in studio exploring light, shadow, and color. Mixed media.  Call 208-309-0565. 10-12 am

classified ad pages • deadline : noon on M onday • classifieds @ theweeklysun . com Wednesdays. Thursday morning figure drawing class.  Review the  elements of compositon that include line, gesture, and shade with instructor Shirley Barer.  Mornings 10-12, First  Ave.  Contemporary Gallery.  Call 208-30-9565. Learn to increase your qi energy with Qi Gong Master John Cole in a two day seminar “Cultivating Real QI” October 22-23. $250 Contact: Mark Cook 788-2012. Hot Yoga in the South Valley - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10/donation. Call for location/ Info: 720-6513. Aqua-Cross Boot Camp at the YMCA pool - 7 to 8 a.m. Mondays and 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. on Thursdays. Info: 928-6707. Tennis 101. Fun, family, fitness, a tennis program designed to teach the basics to all ages. 9-10:30 a.m. at WR High School, 1250 Fox Acres Road. Register at, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207. Yoga & the Breath with Victoria Roper, at Hailey Yoga Center, Wednesday mornings, 9:00-10:30. 208-5393771. Morning Yoga with Dayle Ohlau at BCRD’s Fitworks at the Community Campus in Hailey – Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information call 5782273.

504 lost & found LOST - 16 year old, Russian Blue cat (gray with blue/green eyes). Answers to the name Mason, and has a snaggle tooth, that can’t be missed. Lost 6/23 on Cranbrook (South Northridge area, off McKercher in Hailey). Please call Cheryl at 208-788-9012 or 208-471-0357.

506 i need this Wood RIver High school student looking for jelly/jam jars for senior project. Need 100+ jars. Donations appreciated but will pay if necessary. Call Maddy at 208-721-1912. Thanks for the help. Aluminum cans. Your donation will help support public art in Hailey. Donations drop off at Wiederrick’s Custom Metalworks (4051 Glenbook Dr.) or arrange for pickup by calling Bob at 788-0018. FOUND WHAT I NEEDED WITH MY AD IN THE WEEKLY SUN! - Needed: Propane BBQ. Call 720-4401 Needed - Little boys black or brown cowboy boots, size 13,13.5. 208544-7720, must leave msg. Needed - A nice sectional couch. Please call Christy, 481-0162. Have a Dog Crate (21” h x 18” w x 24” d) with 2 doors for sale - like new. We need a larger one for our growing puppy. Please call Christy at 4810162.

509 announcements The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley has started its annual collection of coats and winter garments for kids of the Wood River Valley. The recipients of these items are the elementary school kids in the Valley. New and used garments are welcome. The following dropoff points are available: Atkinson’s’ Supermarket in Bellevue, Splash ‘N Dash in Bellevue, Radio Shack in Hailey, Eye Centers in Ketchum and Hailey, Zion’s’ Bank in Ketchum, Mountain West Banks in Hailey and Ketchum, and Tamarack Sports in Hailey. For more information, call Jim Spinelli @ 721-7246. Wiederrick’s Custom Metalworks is collecting aluminum cans to sell for their scrap value and have the ENTIRE proceeds go to the Hailey Arts Commission. Donations may be dropped off at Wiederrick’s Custom Metalworks (4051 Glenbook Dr.) or arrange for pickup by calling Bob at 788-0018.

Calling All Girl Scouts - past, present and future. March 12, 2012 will mark the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scouts of the Wood River Valley are planning a party and want you to join us. Contact Willa McLaughlin at 726-9392 for info or to RSVP. Girl Scouts of the Wood River Valley are gathering items for historical display and stories and songs about Girl Scouting. If you have something to share, please contact Julie Lynn at 726-4258 or Do you have an announcement you’d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list events for your businesses, etc. Say it here in 40 words or less for FREE! E-mail or fax 788-4297.

612 auto accessories Snow chains (4) for jeep sized tires never used from Costco call for exact size. $75 Go to www.MyStuffOnline. com for pictures Call 450-9135 Nearly new Yakima Low-Pro Titanium, bars, towers, locks, etc. Will fit nearly any vehicle. This is the top of the line box that opens from both sides. New over $1150. Yours for $750obo. Can accept credit cards, too! 208.410.3657 or dpeszek@ 4-Truck tires for full-size Ford truck; at least 1/2 life avail. Already mounted on rims. Make an offer. Call 208309-2231.

616 motorcycles Yamaha 125cc Dirt Bike - $800. 125cc Kit Bike - $450. Call Mary at 309-3164

620 snowmobiles etc. 1993 XT 350 - easy to start. Street legal. $800. Call 721-1103. 1997 700 RMK - custom paint, skis. Always garaged. $1,500 OBO. Call 208-721-1103. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your snowmobile needs. Call 208-788-3255 Men’s 2 piece Polaris/Klim snowmobile suit. Very nice condition. Cost

621 r.v.’s 1989 Bounder Motorhome - 27’, 454, fuel injected, 59k original miles. $4,500 OBO. Call 721-2567.

624 by air Combination Hangar/Office/Shop at Gooding Airport - water, 220 electric, yearly lease less than $300. Priced to Sell at less than material cost to build! Call 720-5801. Motivated Seller. Will Carry some paper.


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510 thank you notes Thanks to Amanda Nagy for the excellent business profile photos, attention to detail and delivering what I wanted, on time. Nancy San Martin. Catch Amanda at anagy07@yahoo. com for your Christmas photos. Value for money! Thanks to all the Ketchum City Manager candidates who recently participated in those two recent Q&As -- particularly Phyllis Shafran and Chip Bailey, who were especially good, I thought. Just hope that histrionic fear-mongering doesn’t dissuade Ketchum voters from voting FOR the proposed City Manager form of govt., ‘cuz we definitely need an improvement here!! Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 40-word thank you note, right here. e-mail your ad to

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

518 raves Like something? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say it here in 40 words or less for free. e-mail your ad to or fax it over to 788-4297 by Noon on Mondays.

606 cars 1987 Cadillac Deville - auto, 85k original miles, 23 mpg, extra set of studded tires — EXCELLENT condition! A steal for just $2,000. Call 3092884. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your automotive needs. Call 208-788-3255

610 4wd/suv 1992 Subaru Loyale wagon 4wd. This is a great car.New cluch,new axles c.v. joints, tires, cd player. $1,800. 721-8513 ‘97 GMC Pickup, SLE 1500 4x4, short bed extended cab w/ 3 doors. 5.7L vortec motor, headers, dual exhaust, Z71 off road package, front & rear receiver hitch, raised camper shell, alloy wheels, trailer brake, new battery and water pump, 259K miles, clear title, never wrecked. $3,600 OBO call Bob 208-720-2438. GMC 1985 Chevy Suburban - Mint condition. Mileage 69,868.  TD new Goodyear tires. Tan. $1500.  Call 208-309-0565. 1989 Ford F150, 4WD. 6cyl, 4 speed manual, long bed w/shell. Good tires. Motor replaced in ‘05. Differential rebuilt in ‘08. $1,700. Call Carol at 208886-2105. 1982 Ford Bronco - 4x4, white, standard 351. New battery, runs good, good tires. 73,000 orig. miles. $2,500 OBO. 208-837-6145.

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ary Austin Crofts had scarcely seen the asphalt dry on the bike path she had championed when the irate phone calls started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sheep on our bike path!â&#x20AC;? the angry callers related. Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;20 years laterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Crofts oversees the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, which celebrates the sheep that migrate up and down that very bike path. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The festival might never have gotten started if not for the bike path,â&#x20AC;? notes Crofts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We built parts of the bike path on sheep rights-of-wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we had to get permission from John Faulkner and the Gooding Livestock Association to build it. And (Flat Top Sheep rancher) Diane Peavey came up with the festival as a way to explain to people why sheep were eating the flowers in the yards of their multi-milliondollar homes.â&#x20AC;? In 2004 Crofts retired from the Blaine County Recreation District where she had led the building of a community swimming pool, the Harriman Trail, the Community Campus and the North Valley Trails, in addition to helping to save Galena Lodge. But two years ago she reHeather Hammond and Mary Austin Crofts share a moment away from their turned to the Valley from her spreadsheets with Lamb Chop, one of the many sheep memorabilia Crofts has retirement home in Panama and received since becoming executive director of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. soon found herself taking charge of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. used for the parade and the what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. And they do â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were in the red and the crisis was averted. that.â&#x20AC;? board was wondering whether â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bill the parade as a wall Hammond says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just to continue the festival,â&#x20AC;? Crofts of wool and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what our folhappy to be part of the Trailing recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A year later we were lowers expect,â&#x20AC;? Crofts says. of the Sheep. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the most back in the black and had money Crofts and Hammond are draining, exhausting jobs Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve in the bank.â&#x20AC;? part-timers who work full-time ever had. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the best Last year Crofts was joined organizing the festival and conjob Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had. It has a little by Heather Hammond, a former ducting monthly board and volbit of something for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Seattle resident who helped her unteer meetings. They started itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just an arts festival. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expand the festival to four days the day after this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival not just a dog trialâ&#x20AC;Ś And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a from three and add such new ended by writing thank-you fun festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a happy festival.â&#x20AC;? events as a symposium featuring notes to volunteers and sponsors. women writers of the West and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a formula to raising Did you Know photography workshop with the money and it has to do with culDid you know the Trailing of the help of a major sponsorship by tivating relationships, making Sheep was one of only two Idaho fesZions Bank. donors part of the family and tivals, along with Shelleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spud Days, Hammond had scarcely moved thanking them, thanking them, mentioned in the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amazing Festo the Sun Valley area when her thanking them,â&#x20AC;? said Crofts, tivalsâ&#x20AC;?? mother e-mailed her a picture of who calls herself a lifelong fundThe festival also has been named sheep trailing down Ketchumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raiser. one of the Top 10 Fall Festivals in the Main Street with the query, The two women feed off the World by and is repeatedly â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is THAT?â&#x20AC;? listed among North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 feedback from business owners Three months later, HamBest Events by the American Bus Aslike Ketchum Grillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scott Matws sociation. mond had become â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little son, who said he sold out of lamb Lamb.â&#x20AC;? And she had her first shanks during the festival. And up-close-and-personal encounter off the stories of those who are with the woolly buggers she was touched by the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from a building a new career around 10-year-old California girl who as she found herself stuck in saved her money to sponsor a traffic watching sheep cross the sheepdog at the sheepdog trials highway near St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. to the New England woman who â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was dumbfounded to think came to the festival this year you can still see something in memory of her sister, who like that in America todayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it had long wanted to attend the brought tears to my eyes,â&#x20AC;? says Trailing. Hammond, who They also feed ary Austin Crofts and was late to her off the energy Heather Hammond first Trailing of of their board say they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the Sheep board members and have gotten through this meeting because 250-plus â&#x20AC;&#x153;family yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expanded Trailing of of the traffic of volunteers,â&#x20AC;? the Sheep Festival without jam. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being many of whom the help of a number of other from Savannah, have taken on women. They include: Ga., Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m into leadership roles Diane Josephy Peavey and history and traof their own. Carol Waller, who headed ditionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary is the up the Women Writing and Trailing of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most Living the West Symposium; Sheep has all of phenomenal Julie Noh, Mardi Shepard, that.â&#x20AC;? organizer,â&#x20AC;? says Kathi Kimball, Jenny Emery Each year Festival CoDavidson and Becky Ross, presents new Founder Diane who organized the Fiber challenges. Peavey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Festival; and Lauren Hunter This year, for knows what and Catherine Bryan, who instance, a everyone is organized the Art and Lamb conundrum doingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;how far Foodie Fest. arose when the along they are. Also, Diane Peavey and rancher whose And she inspires Joan Davies, who arranged â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mary Austin Crofts turn it was to everyone who the Sheep Tales Gathering; trail the sheep helps with it. Sheila Kelley, who worked through downThatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we on the Sheep Folklife Fair; town Ketchum sheared his sheep have so many volunteers.â&#x20AC;? Julie Noh, who arranged the a week before the trailing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administraLamb Feast and Barbecue; â&#x20AC;&#x153;No naked sheep!â&#x20AC;? responded tive ability is phenomenal. They Judy McLean and Pam Feld, festival fans when Crofts floated keep lists and check them two or who co-chaired the Sheepdog the idea of parading shorn sheep three times a day,â&#x20AC;? adds Festival Trials; lodging director Narda down Main Street on Facebook. Co-Founder John Peavey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Pitkethly and bookkeeper Crofts quickly talked Faulkner they have a visionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Penny Cook. into allowing his sheep to be to excite people with a vision of

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Diane (Peavey) first told her husband John that they were going to have a parade for the sheep at noon, he was incredulous. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sheep donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run according to a clock,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; he said.â&#x20AC;?

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We Couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Have Done it Without:


Bella Cosa Studio

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arah Long has been a parttime resident of the Wood River Valley for 25 years, and has owned Bella Cosa Studio for the past 15 years. Her sparetime interests include generally living a balanced life between family, work, art and friends. Bella Cosa recently relocated to The Bead Shop Plus in Hailey where, says Sarah, “We love our beautiful new, light, airy space! It is more centrally located, and I have room for a better collection of ceramics to paint.” Bella Cosa Studio still offers two weekly favorites – Ladies Night, and painting every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. This is a great time to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and paint ceramics with friends. Bella Cosa offers Kids Clay every Friday afternoon from 3:30-5 p.m., and there is ceramic painting for everyone, seven days a week. Bella Cosa Studio is an open, friendly, welcoming place. Finally, Sarah says, “I also love working with Tammy, Lisa, Kiki and Tiffany from next door at The Bead Shop!”


he Bead Shop owner and “lead beader” Tammy E. Eaton moved to the Wood River Valley in 1995. She says she had no direct connections to the Valley prior to moving here. She has owned The Bead Shop since May, 2009. As for spare-time interests, Eaton says, “I have no spare time! That is a fallacy. I am very busy with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter, trying to be the best mom I can be.” Eaton says she enjoys serving her community, and has had the pleasure of being instrumental in the creation of some really great programs, such as the Bellevue Haunted Forest which, among other things, helps to raise money for The Howard Preserve in Bellevue, and the Free Outdoor Movies in Bellevue. Eaton feels an overwhelming sense of pride when people approach her and say, “You’re doing the… we really enjoy it and ‘thank you!’” Eaton says just knowing how much her community appreciates these things is such a reward. Prior to purchasing The Bead Shop, Eaton had no background in retail. She says it has been a great experience and that she is truly indebted to Mary and Ray Letourneau for allowing her to purchase the special business. Her background was in the legal field. In addition, she has certification as a community and economic developer, but has always been into art. “My medium was charcoals and pastels; I’ve just changed my medium!” she adds. Eaton continues, “Truly, what makes this space, especially now that I’ve combined artistic forces with Sarah Long from Bella Cosa Studios, is the level of service you get when you walk in. No matter the level of artist you feel you are, every level is made comfortable here. We are the only studio of its kind in the area. We provide the tools and the freedom for you to be the designer!”

Decode The English Language Illiteracy is a problem in our country; 44 million Americans cannot read. English is complicated. It has too many rules, and even more exceptions! Of the 26 letters in our alphabet, twelve do not play fair, they make more than one sound: A,C,D,E,G,I,N,O,S,T,U and Y. Nardagani is a new way to master English. You learn all the sounds of all the letters. When you know each letter of the alphabet well, you don’t need so many rules and exceptions. For example, learn that the ‘S’ makes 4 sounds and the ‘O’ makes 6. Join me in decoding the English language, one letter at a time.

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So, what is lululemon, anyway? BY BALI SZABO


hen I first saw the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lululemonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scroll across the bottom of the CNBC screen, my first reaction was, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What in the heck is that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; (It was, and is, a growth stock.) When I talk about it, people still ask the same question. I thought Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d stop by The Galleria in Ketchum to get a first-hand look at the business. Based in British Columbia, lululemon athletica began in 1998 as a designer and manufacturer of comfortable, stylish clothes for runners and yoga practitioners. Basically, the products encompass â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;all athletic pursuits.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The clothes, designed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;by athletes, for athletes,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; emphasize fit, function and technical performance. The proprietary fabric, luonÂŽ, incorporates bamboo with various synthetics to provide wicking, four-way stretch, great coverage and a gentle, soft, cottony feel. Various blends with Lycra guarantee fit and will not stretch and bag out. The store has a comfortable feel. Young and older, slim or pudgy customers wandered among the shelves and display racks, and they all purchased something. Manager Kate Whitcomb and her assistant Liz Kantor made sure their questions were answered. The walls featured posters of local fitness icons like Tiffany Larson,

Whitney McNees, Muffy Ritz and Olympia Nuttall, beautifully photographed by Alpen Photoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Wells and Taylor Stoecklein. Whitcomb, a graduate of Middlebury College, raced for its renowned ski team. A professional skier, she moved here in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;06 and began to work with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Olympic Development Team, and she has maintained her association ever since. Her success shows that a good liberal arts education can be molded to fit many endeavors. Though she lacked experience or training in retail management, Whitcomb jumped at the chance to take the helm at lululemon. She quipped that she â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;finally found a line of work where she can continue to wear Spandex.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfect fit for a person who understands physical activity, excellence and the clothes to match. Liz Kantor studied marketing and business management at the University of Colorado. She provides some of the necessary expertise, and Whitcomb treats her as an equal partner. lululemon, approaching its first anniversary here, is a perfect example of a chain that is grounded in the local community. Its product line is ideally suited for a Valley that features a thriving spiritual and physical subculture. tws

fter an extensive nationwide search for a Director of Development the Wood River Land Trust hired Daphne Muehle who Daphne Muehle began working at the Land Trust in September. Scott Boettger, Executive Director, stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;?I am very excited to have someone like Daphne on staff at the Land Trust. Her extensive experience and enthusiasm for open space conservation will be a great asset as we continue to grow to meet the Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expanding need for river, recreation and wildlife habitat conservationâ&#x20AC;?. For the past 12 years Muehle worked with the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) in Menlo Park, CA. During this tenure she held various positions including Director of Major Gifts, Director of Development, Director of Annual Giving and Congressional Liaison. As Congressional Liaison she managed on-going efforts to receive $15 million in appropriations from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and then successfully lobbied United States Congress to transfer 3,939 acres of the property from POST to the National Park Service for inclusion in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Muehle stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thrilled with this great opportunity to work for Wood River Land Trust as it allows me to meet interesting people who care deeply for the community and saving its natural resources.â&#x20AC;? Prior to working at POST, Muehle was Director of Donor Relations at Long Beach State University. Muehle graduated from Long Beach State University with a B.A. in Political Science. Her favorite outings are her daily walks with Cooper - her German Shorthair pointer.

Women Business Owners Show Cautious Optimism About Economic Recovery


hile economists say the recession is over and economic recovery has begun, the business community is not so sure. Recent surveys have shown that the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small business owners are remaining cautious and uncertain about short-term economic prospects, and a recent survey of members of the National Association of Women Business OwnersÂŽ (NAWBOÂŽ, nawbo. org), sponsored by Deluxe Corp ( indicates women business owners share that view. While NAWBOÂŽ members are optimistic about the long-term state of the economy, and feel things in their businesses are improving, they remain cautious in the short-term and have put hiring plans on hold so far this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Echoing the concerns they have expressed in each of NAWBO ÂŽâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last three annual issue surveys, our members say the state of the U.S. economy is the policy issue of greatest importance to their businesses at the present time,â&#x20AC;? shares NAWBO ÂŽ President and CEO Helen Han. In fact, 94%â&#x20AC;&#x201D;regardless of business age, size or industry, region of the country or personal characteristics such as age or ethnicityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;report the state of the economy is very or

extremely important for them in their business today. Other key policy concerns identified by this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NAWBO ÂŽ member survey include: NAWBO ÂŽ members say the five issues (of the top 10 tested in the survey) most important for U.S. Congress to concentrate on now are: federal budget deficit (36%) and job creation (36%); health care (14%); Iraq and Afghanistan (3%); and illegal immigration (3%). NAWBOÂŽ members are more concerned than the average U.S. adult about reducing the deficit compared to creating jobs, which is not surprising given that our members have created their own jobs. This same question was asked in a CBS/New York Times national poll earlier this year, and in that survey 43% of U.S. adults picked job creation above all other issues that Congress should be working on. In addition to the economy, other very or extremely important issues identified from among the list of top 10 issues tested are: Cost and availability of health insurance for myself and my employees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 81% Business tax issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 79% Fuel and other energy costs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 78% Education policies and their

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impact on the quality of the workforce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 65% National security issues, including domestic terrorism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 53% How do this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survey results compare to years past? There has been little change in the dominant importance of economic conditions. Health care costs and availability remain the #2 issue, as it was in 2008 and 2009. Business tax issues, the #3 highest-rated policy issue, came in #2 in importance in 2009 and 2010. The cost of fuel has risen once again to prominence, as it did in 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While most NAWBO ÂŽ members believe the country is past the worst of the recession, they remain cautious about the shortterm economic situation and are less optimistic looking forward to the end of this year than they were last year at this time,â&#x20AC;? says NAWBO ÂŽ National Chair Kelly Scanlon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, in the big picture, women business owners are actually more positive in their view of where we are in the current recessionary cycle than the average American adult.â&#x20AC;? Earlier this year, the NAWBOÂŽ Institute launched the Accelerated Growth Seriesâ&#x201E;˘, a capacity-building educational program especially designed for women entrepreneurs. tws

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ari Larsen moved to the Wood River Valley in 1968. With a growing desire to have her own salon, she established Cariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hair Care in 1975 in a small home salon in the China Gardens subdivision in Hailey. Soon outgrowing her home salon, and with a growing clientele, she relocated to 503 N. Main St., where she became an employer and still worked daily behind the chair. During the growing and building of her business, Cari and her husband Dwain raised three sons, all of whom graduated from Wood River High School and have gone on to successful careers in their chosen fields. Cari believes a person should have a deep desire and passion for what they do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not just doing the hair and services that keep me going. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the opportunity to serve the community and to have these lifelong relationships with people I really love and care about. Some of my dearest friends sit in my chair weekly. Also, teaching was always a love of mine and I have apprenticed eight people over the years. That has been most rewarding!â&#x20AC;? There is always something new and exciting brewing at Cariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hair Care & Day Spa!

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Coldwell Banker Distinctive properties - Stephanie Reed

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”


-CoCo Chanel, founder of Chanel, Inc.

I am Narda. I live in Hailey. When I was in my 20’s I visited Japan and decided to stay and work there. I was told that if I learned to read the language, speaking it would come easily. In Japan everyone reads. They have a simple system for learning. I memorized it and in one week I could read Japanese. When my daughter was in first grade she was a challenged reader. For months she struggled to learn, even with a specialist’s help. I saw a way to solve the problem. Nardagani was born when I adapted the Japanese system to English. It takes a reader about two 30-minute classes to understand the system. It takes a challenged reader about four 30-minute classes to begin to read. No reading specialist is needed. Anyone can learn and then teach Nardagani.

Please visit to see where classes are held. Skype classes are also available.

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ourteen years ago, I entered the profession of real estate, working for a top brokerage firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2004, I came home to the Wood River Valley to continue my career in the luxury real estate market. After several years of success in real estate sales, I decided I wanted to help others achieve their sales goals in addition to attaining mine, and entered the world of real estate management. Today, I am both a leader as well as a top producer. As vice president of sales and marketing, I have been instrumental in defining Coldwell Banker as the leader in forward thinking, training and marketing programs that work, with an incredibly positive environment. As a real estate sales professional, I have been on the No. 1 Coldwell Banker team in the state of Idaho for several years in a row. Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is unique because we “specialize” in resort markets with offices in Idaho and Colorado. Coldwell Banker is the largest real estate company in the world with unprecedented brand recognition. We offer a complete online infrastructure to

our agents, complete with social media, SEO, Websites, expanded profiles and more. We offer paid training programs, and the

exclusive Previews Marketing Program that produces over $25,000 in advertising value for our luxury listings.

Colortyme Sales & Lease (208) 788-7368 • Hailey


ennifer Corrao is owner/operator of Colortyme Sales & Lease. She has owned the business for the entire 12 years she has lived in the Wood River Valley, having been skiing and vacationing here since 1978. Jennifer is a Hailey Rotary Club member and past president. Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington in 1986 and worked in the Seattle area as a mortgage banker for 13 years before moving to Sun Valley in 1998. Her family has owned Colortyme franchises for

20 years. “There are 13 Colortyme stores in our company in four states – Idaho, Washington, California and Hawaii,” says Jennifer. When asked what makes her business unique, Jennifer replies, “We offer furnishings, electronics and appliances on flexible payment plans – no credit required. We also offer free delivery and service. We also have a financial services department that offers Payday loans and Western Union service.”

Curves for Women

(208) 788-6066 • 811 First Ave. N., Hailey

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hat’s so great about Curves? It’s all about women’s health and fitness in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. The workout is complete, fast and safe while providing cardio and strength training in just 30 minutes. With a system that can burn up to 400 calories and work every major muscle group, members get an efficient and effective workout every visit. It’s no wonder over 4 million women have chosen Curves to meet their health goals. The circuit is made up of resistance machines that work every major muscle group, two muscles at a time. And with a circuit coach to teach and motivate, you’re sure to reach your fitness goals in no time. Whether you want to lose weight and inches, gain energy or tone up, the Curves circuit will work for you regardless of your age or fitness ability. Plus Zumba dance? Yes! Zumba In The Circuit is a class taught by a certified Zumba instructor where you alternate

between the machines and fun, energetic Zumba dance. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with proof of a mammogram in the past year or a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society,

Curves will waive the one-time $149 membership fee. Monthly dues are just $34 for a one-year membership, so call today and let Curves help you achieve your health and fitness goals. If not now, when?

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Dr. Maria Maricich

(208) 726-6010 •


r. Maria Maricich (Dr. Maria, as she prefers to be called) brings some very special skills to the Wood River Valley. First, she represented the Valley as a member of the U.S. Ski Team in the 1984 Olympics. Now, she is available to share her healing and chiropractic talents and expertise with all who seek her assistance. Dr. Maria has taken her deep caring and concern for people and their well being and made it her life’s work to find ways to treat illnesses and ailments with a more natural approach. Looking deeper into a person’s whole health, physical condition and “being” indicates to Dr. Maria what the body is lacking, or needing to be rid of in order to aid in healing itself. Dr. Maria’s goal is to treat the causes of one’s ailment rather than just using drugs to mask or hide the symptoms. Of special concern to her is the treatment of ADHD and ADD, labels that she finds restrictive and damaging to the patient. Dr. Maria has seen the harm that mainstream drugs like Ritalin and Adderall can do to those who are unfortunate enough to not have been given an alternative treatment. Dr. Maria hopes that she can reach as many people as possible before it’s too late and perhaps her message of hope and alternatives for treatment will snowball and reach countless others. Currently, Dr. Maria is offering a whole health and wellness evaluation for $75. Call to schedule an appointment 726-6010.

Five Springs Wellness Center (208) 726-2761 • Ketchum

O’Leary joins Lawson Laski Clark & Pogue

Lawson Laski Clark & Pogue, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Heather E. O’Leary has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. O’Leary was recently admitted to the Idaho State Bar following her graduation, magna cum laude, from the University of Idaho College of Law in May 2011 where she obtained her Juris Doctorate degree. During law school, Ms. O’Leary was an associate editor for the Law Review and co-president of the Women’s Law Caucus. Ms. O’Leary worked as an

intern for Lawson Laski Clark & Pogue, PLLC, from 2008 until 2011. Ms. O’Leary will practice in the areas of real estate, business and civil litigation. Lawson Laski Clark & Pogue, PLLC, is a small firm committed to providing the best legal services available from any firm of any size. Based in Ketchum, Idaho, the firm serves a broad spectrum of business and personal needs of its clients in the Wood River Valley and throughout Idaho.

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Cari’s has been here for 35 years... Stay Tuned for Something New! (208) 788.3056 • 503 N. Main St. Hailey

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Janine Bear, Sotheby’s International Realty

Jane’s Artifacts (208) 788-0848 • Hailey

(208) 720-1254


anine Bear has been a Wood River Valley resident since 1986, and has been selling real estate in the Valley for 17 years. During her time here she has been vice president and president of the Sawtooth Board of Realtors, as well as president and founder of the Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation. She has successfully negotiated over 540 closed deals in her career. Janine enjoys the active lifestyle the Wood River Valley offers, including skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, bowling, football, hockey, and riding her 2005 Heritage Soft-tail Harley-Davidson, and traveling anywhere she can put her toes in the sand! Janine enjoys volunteering her time and helping local charities, including the Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation, Celebrity Golf Tournament, YMCA, Camp Rainbow Gold, The Toy Run, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Holiday Baskets of Blaine County, and the Sun Valley Wine Auction. According to Sotheby’s International Realty, “Janine brings a resumé of experience known throughout the real estate community and her extensive client base. Quite simply, Janine is one of the top real estate agents in the area. She regularly tops the lists in sales volume, and has systematized her business so that it continues to improve each year. Janine commands instant name recognition and respect due mainly to her real estate career, and in part to her philanthropic activities. Janine’s strengths include an amazing capacity for fastpaced, sustained effort toward her goals, motivational skills, and an enthusiastic, well-spoken communication style. Along with her organizational


ane Drussel is a longtime local; she has lived in the Wood River Valley for the past 40 years. She opened Jane’s Artifacts two years ago, after having owned Jane’s Paper Place prior to that for 20 years. When not at work, she enjoys camping and 4-wheeling with her husband Kenny and family. Jane’s Artifacts is a small store with a great selection of all things art, office, cards and paper related. Says Jane, “There are not many stores like this left!” Check out Jane’s Artifacts on your next visit to Hailey. skills, work ethic and stamina, Janine’s involvement spells success for sales efforts.”

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o Murray, principal in Jo Murray Public Relations, opened a Ketchum office in 2002 after 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, she helps clients in the Wood River Valley, Boise and San Francisco Bay Area achieve coverage in regional and national news media. “People sometimes ask if I have a specialty in terms of subject matter,” said Murray, a former reporter and editor at the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune. “My specialty is understanding how editors think, and being able to recognize what kind of stories will both appeal to editors and benefit the client. “I thrive on the variety of working with clients in fields ranging from dog food and horse feed to insurance to real estate to corporate compensation analysis,” she added. Within the past year she has helped clients gain coverage in media ranging from The New York Times to business Insurance to Yahoo! News, as well as the Sun Valley area media. Although the rise of Internet publications and social media has increased the opportunities for news coverage significantly, Murray noted, the basic principles remain the same. “You need to get your audience’s attention quickly, whether it’s a youtube video or a major newspaper.” Murray is also founding president of the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation, a giving circle that has raised more than $400,000 for Blaine County charities. She can be reached at 726-5869 or Additional information is on the Internet at

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Kids House Montessori

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or Annie Jablonski, education has always been a driving force and passion in her life. She began her career in Tokyo, teaching French and English at an accredited language school. Annie was introduced to the Montessori Method as she began raising her children. Her passion for teaching lead her to complete her training as a Montessori teacher with the North American Montessori Centre. She then went on to open her own Kids House Montessori preschool in Hailey in 2002. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Annie,â&#x20AC;? as she is known to her students, has heard parents state that she has enlightened their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds. Annie says the gift is in the child, and she brings it out through the Montessori Method, by encouraging their independence and using state-of-the-art learning materials. With nearly 100 local children calling â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Annieâ&#x20AC;?

their most favorite teacher, it is no wonder Kids House Montessori has enjoyed such longevity. Kids House Montessori enjoys lasting relationships with parents, teachers and friends across the Wood River Valley. Annie invites parents of young children to learn more about the remarkable educational foundation available to preschoolerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through the renowned Montessori Method. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My graduates,â&#x20AC;? says Annie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;always come back to the school for visits and have excelled socially and academically upon graduating to elementary school.â&#x20AC;? As Miss Annie is seeing more Spanish students, she is also adding the Spanish language to her repertoire, and also wants to study cultural anthropology. Besides teaching, Annie assists in charitable causes like The Hunger Coalition and the Senior Connection. She also volunteers at Light On The

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they paid me to learn.â&#x20AC;? -Vera Wang, Fashion Designer

Mountain and at St Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood River Medical Center where she is a level 3 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healing Touchâ&#x20AC;? student. To learn more about Kids House Montessori, please contact Annie and give your child the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential.

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lmost every athlete has a coach to help achieve peak performance. A life coach helps the rest of us be all that we can be, and find our own personal power,â&#x20AC;? says Connie Love. Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice on coping with teens on prom night has been quoted in newspapers across the country. Her suggestions on coping with aging parents have been featured on Yahoo! News. People have hired life coaches, Love explains, to help improve relationships with family and friends; leave a bad marriage and become self-supporting; start a new career or improve performance in their present career; and to help make decisions

on what they really want to do and then create a plan to reach their goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A life coach gives you a boost when you need encouragement, feedback when you need to adjust your plan, and reinforcement when you are moving in the right direction,â&#x20AC;? Love said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of all, a life coach insists on accountability, helping you define your true goals in all aspects of your life.â&#x20AC;? Love particularly enjoys working with women in transition. She is a graduate of Boise State University and holds life coaching certification from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Coach Training Alliance. Additional information is




available on the Internet at Love can be reached at 208-7202216 or

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LuminEssense Skin & Body eannie Bell has lived in the Wood River Valley for 33 years. She has a B.A. in psychology; is a clinical hypnotherapist; certified massage therapist; and licensed esthetician. In her spare time, she is a volunteer for Hospice and the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. Since coming to ski for the winter, I have tried many times to build a business life in a more cosmopolitan area. Each time I would leave for California for an educational certification, I thought it would be best to stay in California to further my education and entrepreneurial business expansion. And each time I would be yearning to come back to my community and mountains. The Wood River Valley inspires me to do my best! I have always â&#x20AC;&#x153;flourishedâ&#x20AC;? here. My business has been a metamorphosis, growing out of my passion for body, mind and spiritual well-being. My business, LuminEssence Skin & Body, is a place where aging skin is taken seriously; where relaxation of body and mind are encouraged and sup-


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Ana Torres


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elissa Graves-Brown has lived in the Wood River Valley for 13 years, and has owned Melissa Graves Brown Paintings for 10 years. She has a working studio, and enjoys raising her children in a community that embraces the

arts. Melissa’s spare-time interests include hiking, skiing and ‘wandering in the woods.’ Sh earned her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and is determined to be a painter, live life to the fullest and raise

her children to recognize their passions. “I am self-employed and believe persistence trumps talent. With enthusiasm and integrity, you will supersede all expectations. Encourage your imagination and be inspired by color!”

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ust as the Title IX babies are coming of age in women’s sports, a new generation of women’s health professionals has emerged, inspired in large part by the 1970 book, ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ (OBOS), now in its ninth edition. Olympia Nuttall arrived in the U.S. from London, settled in New York City to train in Pilates/Gyrotonics, and took a job here in ‘04 with Nanette Crestor’s Innerflow Studio, a business Nuttall eventually bought. Her Movement Studio is located at 311 Walnut St., across from Tully’s in Ketchum. Nuttall, a delightful and caring young woman, is a doula, one of about six practicing in the Valley. They take a holistic approach to mind and body in the months leading up to childbirth and continue with it after the birth (post-partum). They’re always there, and the expectant mother is never alone. Doulas are non-medical practitioners and do nothing below the waist during delivery. Three consistent themes emerged during our conversation: prevention, bonding and empowerment. What became clear is the complexity of the female body during and after pregnancy and birth—it’s a minefield of threats the doula helps to navigate. Childbearing imposes a drastic change on a woman’s entire physiology/psychology. Business is not as usual. Bonding starts with the woman and her body, developing an understanding of and respect for the body’s and the baby’s needs. There’s also bonding with the father and, finally, with the baby, primarily through breastfeeding, which is also good for the mother.

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Nuttall spoke highly of St. Luke’s, which welcomes doulas during childbirth. Doulas enable and encourage women to give birth away from institutionalized settings, either at home or in ‘birthing centers.’ Being a doula is Nuttall’s first love, but, because there are not enough births in the Valley to sustain her practice, she runs her Movement Studio. It dovetails nicely with a mother’s specific exercise needs and its larger use in athletic therapeutics/rehab and conditioning for pro or amateur athletes, male and female. Nuttall has four machines, utterly unlike Nautilus or Bowflex. There’s the Gyrotonic Expansion System’s® Pulley Tower, which is a three-dimensional conditioning system that treats the whole body and, like all her machines, reconfigures to fit specific needs, including esoteric things like chakra balance. The Clinical Reformer is a Pilates machine that helps with hip flexion and pelvic flow strengthening, foot and leg strengthening, and overall balance. It’s very useful to skiers, skaters and dancers—athletes who jump. Nuttall loves her Cadillac Convertible, which is two machines in one and, among other things, allows you to hang upside down. The Pilates chair and table combines yoga and Pilates. It’s very helpful strengthening the hamstrings and shoulders of pregnant women, and prevents and/or treats birth canal stress and trauma through promoting better circulation and energy flow. These machines, though high-tech (think Transformers) elegantly serve the human body and spirit. Nuttall uses a French expression to explain her goal: ‘etre content dans sa peau’—to be content in your own skin. tws

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Mortgage Solutions (208) 788-8800 • Bellevue


na Torres has been part of the Wood River Valley community for over 17 years. She enjoys living in the Valley and spending her time hiking and biking, along with other outdoor activities, with her husband and two-year-old twin daughters. Ana is the owner of Mortgage Solutions, located in Bellevue, and brings 14 successful years’ experience in banking and lending to her career as a mortgage broker. Ana has helped hundreds of people make their home-ownership dreams a reality and continues to provide excellent service to the community. Ana has also served on the board of directors for the Hailey Chamber of Commerce since 2005 and has volunteered her time to the Sawtooth Board of Realtors Holiday Baskets. Ana’s mortgage lending expertise allows her to deliver

quick and precise solutions to homebuyers and homeowners that best suit their personal circumstances. Asked what makes her company unique, Ana replies, “I believe that my success in mortgage lending comes from people who have given me the opportunity to provide a service that is above and beyond what they have experienced or expect from other loan professionals. I pride myself on my professionalism and work ethic. I am able to offer my mortgage experience, education, and advice to my clients. I am constantly searching for ways to become more knowledgeable about mortgage products to better serve my clients. I pride myself on handling every loan with integrity and quality, and my willingness to go the extra mile for my clients.” “I am looking forward to the challenges ahead of us in these

tough economic times and the opportunity to continue originating quality loans for my existing and new customers.”

MyHouse Furnishings

(208) 309-0209 •


n May, Sarah Mullendore moved to the Wood River Valley to open My House, a furniture and home accessories store featuring new, custom and consignment pieces. With an experienced eye, Sarah finds affordable pieces rich with style. Whether looking for a sectional couch or a small gift, My House stocks stylish pieces for all corners of your home. Sarah lives by a simple interior edict: “Only live with what you love.” Every day, My House welcomes new pieces, so no two visits will ever feel the same. “The best part is that the inventory is always changing,” Sarah said. “You never know what you will find!” Sarah grew up in Ohio, and spent her college summers in Jackson Hole. After graduation, she moved to the Tetons, where she found her professional match in a furniture store loved by the community. Working her way up from sales associate to store manager, Sarah connected with customers, consignors and vendors alike. In Jackson, she honed her interior aesthetic. She also found her husband, Luke, a skilled craftsman who began constructing the furniture designs she dreamed up. After Sarah’s six years in Jackson and Luke’s lifetime, the couple sought a new challenge, one they could share. They began mulling the idea of owning their own furniture store. A long weekend last fall found them falling in love with Sun Valley. A

years old and traveled the alpine World Cup circuit for a decade. She was named to the Olympic team for the Nagano (Japan) and Salt Lake City Winter Games and became a world championship medalist in 2001 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. “I am thrilled about this unique opportunity with the Sun Valley Ski Academy. I am excited about bringing outstanding young skiers to Sun Valley and believe that it will be a rewarding experience for not only me, but, more importantly, for the SVSA students,” Mendes, who is 32, said. For more information, visit the school’s Website

Calling all Girl Scouts! Past, Present and Future

March 12, 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America. The Girl Scouts of the Wood River Valley are planning a party to be held on March 12, and we want all present and former Girl Scouts to join us! Please contact Willa McLaughlin at 726-9392 or (willa@mclaughlinarchitects.

com) for more information or to RSVP for the party. We are also gathering Girl Scout items for our historical display, and stories and songs about Girl Scouting. Please contact us if you would consider giving an interview or have items to share. (Julie Lynn at 726-4258 or e-mail to

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the sisters behind the scenes at the brewery… Cynthia & Danette

red barn just off Ketchum’s main drag captivated the couple, and they soon began plotting their move. Sarah and Luke opened My House on Memorial Day, just

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in time for the whirlwind of summer. Already, they feel grateful for the support of Wood River Valley residents, and look forward to meeting many more. Stop by and say hello.

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Olympian and world champion medalist Jonna Mendes has been appointed director of recruiting for the Sun Valley Ski Academy, it was announced by Steve Shafran, executive director of the Academy. “The appointment of Jonna speaks to the commitment we have to get our Academy up and running,” Shafran said. “There are only a handful of people who have the influence and reputation in skiing on a national level we wanted for our program, and Jonna is one of them.” Mendes, who has been working with U.S. Ski Team’s national alpine development system for the past four years, became a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team in 1996 when she was 16

“There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.”

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Kids House Montessori • focuses on development of whole child

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ocal entrepreneur Narda Pitkethly started her business, Nardagani, 10 years ago. According to Pitkethly, “Nardagani is unique in that nobody has created this view into the English language for all people to see. Now, everyone from avid readers to challenged readers can more easily understand the written word through this decoding of the English language. “My mission is to see the end of illiteracy. Literacy is a huge problem in our country, with 44 million people unable to read.” Pitkethly enjoys solving problems and helping people be better stewards of the earth. “As a ‘lightworker,’ I go where I am needed and create businesses as needed. This has brought me to a lifetime of ever changing opportunities. See my Website,, to see many of these careers.”

• personalized attention • student-centered lessons • French and Spanish, botany, zoology, mathematics, science, language, geography and more • dance, singing, art, sewing 720 Deer Ridge Lane, Hailey Contact Annie at 788-7884 or 721-0246 •

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uring the winter of 1974, I opened my newly-remodeled store in Hailey, with seagrass floors, cut aspen log plant stands, a wagon-wheel plant hanger, and bark-filled shelves complete with live tree frogs and sprouting wood mushrooms. I’ve come a long way since those days and now I’ve come full circle! Fast forward 12 years. My first child was my business… and then along came Sierra Sophia. I called the doctor from the shop after I was in labor to say it would be a while until I could get there, since I had to make some bouquets and more “deliveries.” Sierra was born that snowy night in February of 1986. At 6, Sierra discovered her passion – figure skating – and by 16, she left family, home and pets to pursue her dream as a competitive figure skater, later becoming the top skater from the state of Idaho, and ranked fifth on the West Coast. After growing up on the counter in a basket, some 24 years later, Sierra has come home to Primavera as a premier floral designer and decorator. She adds a breath of fresh air



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Karen Dickens (right( and her daughter Sierra.

and youth to the shop. (Many of our clientele remember her as a child.) What a beautiful blessing and a complete compliment to

Primavera… a second generation that is teaching me new things every day!

Pure Body Pilates

(208) 720-3238 •


lysha Oclassen spent her formative years in the Wood River Valley and it was here that she first discovered Pilates and yoga. In 2006, she purchased Pure Body Pilates where she currently teaches Pilates and yoga and practices massage. Alysha combines her knowledge of the body and her compassion and love of life to assist her clients in discovering their greatest potential. She created Pure Body Pilates to provide a gorgeous space in her hometown of Hailey to foster the knowledge and love of movement in all. “As a Pilates and yoga instructor… I find a huge amount of joy assisting my clients in uncovering their most radiant, authentic selves. Alysha is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, receiving her BFA in dance.  She performed professionally in Seattle, Atlanta, Galway, Ireland, and Hailey.  In 2009, she founded Dirty Feet Dance Company, the Wood River Valley’s only professional dance ensemble.  Alysha completed the Authentic Pilates training program in 2000, received certifications in Swedish, Clinical Sports, and Neuromuscular Massage therapies in 2002, and completed her 200-hour yoga training at Hailey Yoga Center in June of 2011. When not at Pure Body Pilates, Alysha loves to dance, garden, and spend time in the outdoors with her boyfriend, friends, family, and dogs.

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Sowersby Farmers Insurance (208) 788-1934 • Bellevue


arguerite Sowersby has lived in the Wood River Valley for 36 years. She moved to Blaine County from Southern California to assist in opening a Dean Witter stockbroker office. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, camping, trapshooting, reading and biking. Prior to working for Dean Witter, Marguerite worked for Paine Webber (now UBS) for 18 years. She took over her husband’s business in 1998 and then relocated from Ketchum to Bellevue. She has been secretary for the Hailey Rotary Club for the past four years. Says Marguerite, “I feel it is a personal goal for me to offer advice and education about properly insuring personal and business assets. I have recently added Laura Carrete to my staff, so that we can better assist Latino clients.” Lorna Kolash is also a member of the staff.


ccording to the Center for Women’s Business Research, women-owned businesses are booming. The following ten facts reveal the growth and success of women-owned businesses, particularly those owned by women of color: 1. Women-owned (50% or greater) businesses comprise nearly 10.4 million firms.

Support for Women’s Enterprise - Lessons Learned


upport for women business owners and their enterprises in the United States, while frequently considered a role model for other nations, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Only over the past decade have several disparate elements of activity coalesced into what some may call a movement, but what is, in reality, a loose confederation of public and private sector efforts that have resulted in: 1) increased public awareness of the contributions and challenges of women business owners and their enterprises; 2) significantly greater public and private sector support for women’s enterprise development; 3) a proliferation of non-governmental organizations supporting women’s enterprises, and 4) growth in the number, diversity and impact of women’s business associations. Planting the Seeds Women have started, owned

Ten Facts About WomenOwned Businesses

and inherited businesses in the United States since the founding of the country, yet official recognition and support for women’s enterprise development has been in existence only for the past 25 years. The groundswell that seems to have begun in the mid to late 1970’s may have been sparked by a number of concurrent events: the women’s movement for equal rights in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s; the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, which forbade credit discrimination on the basis of gender; the formation of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 1975; and the expansion of government business census programs to include an analysis of gender, which occurred first in the 1977 census. Moving Forward Although the establishment of a Federal office for women’s business enterprise was an important first step, women

business owners felt that more action was needed. As a result of their continued efforts, the U.S. Congress passed the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 (also known as House Resolution 5050), which gave the Office of Women’s Business Ownership programmatic responsibilities – most notably the “Women’s Demonstration Project,” which has burgeoned into support for over 80 women’s business centers around the country as of 2002. What We Know Now The current state of women’s business ownership in the United States is very strong. The number of women-owned businesses continues to grow at twice the rate of all U.S. firms, and these firms are increasing in economic clout. Between 1997 and 2002, the number of women-owned firms grew by 14%, the number of firms with employees grew by 37%, the number of those employed in women-owned firms increased by

30%, and firm revenues rose by 40%. There are now 6.2 million majority-owned, privately held women-owned firms in the U.S., accounting for 28% of all businesses, employing 9.2 million workers and generating nearly $1.2 trillion USD in revenues. Lessons Learned 1) Ideally, the impetus for action and implementation should come from the women business owner community. 2) Sustainable support for women’s business development, however, can only be achieved if there is active involvement not only from women business owners and their organizations but from government AND from non-governmental organizations supporting enterprise development. 3) Having accurate, reliable and timely research-based information is a critical component in making the case for policy action and for monitoring progress (or lack thereof). tws

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2. They employ more than 12.8 million people. 3. Businesses owned by women generate $1.9 trillion in sales. 4. Women-owned firms have grown at approximately twice the rate of all firms. Over the past two decades, majority womenowned firms have experienced 42% growth as compared to 24% growth for all firms. 5. They account for 41% of all privately held firms. 6. Women of color own 42% of all firms owned by persons of color. This number is up from 36% in 2004. 7. Businesses owned by women of color employ 1.6 million people. 8. They generate nearly $230 billion in sales each year. 9. Women of color-owned firms grew 5 times faster than all privately held firms. Between 1997 and 2006, for businesses 51% owned by women of color growth was 120% as compared to 24% for all firms. 10. Of all women-owned firms, Asian women employers have the highest survival rate. Of those businesses in existence in 1997, 77% were still operating in 2000.

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Sun Valley Brewery

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ongtime locals Cynthia Gallegos and Danette Gallegos Fisher are owner/ general manager and head chef/ kitchen manager, respectively, at Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey Danette started and ran Mama Inez restaurant with her husband Mark Fisher in 1986, until she sold the business in 2007. Danetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special interests include cooking, travelling, entertaining and music. Cynthia graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in linguistics and then went on to get her MBA. She worked in the corporate world for over eight years. Her last stint was with a marketing/technical support company that took her and her husband Sean Flynn to England for two years. From there, Cynthia decided to leave the corporate ladder to come to Hailey and manage the Brewery at the behest of her brother, Derek Gallegos, and brother-in-law Mark. Since that time, in mid-2007, Derek left to start 310 Main res-

taurant, at which time Danette sold Mama Inez and seamlessly joined the Brewery staff in her brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place. Danette has brought a lot to the Brewery from her longtime experiences in her dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican restaurants and owning her own for 20 years. She has brought

more of a Mexican cuisine influence to the Brewery, doing Mexican food specials and Mexican menu nights as well. Cynthia basically runs the whole joint. Hiring, firing, scheduling, ordering, managing the finances, etc. You name it, she does it!

Sweetwater Community Realty, LLC (208) 788-2164 â&#x20AC;˘


aren and Sue both began their real estate careers in 2005 after years in the medical and teaching fields. With a plan, passion and vision, they accepted an on-site sales team position at Sweetwater and found themselves working for an extraordinary company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hiring us as their boots on the ground and supporting our vision and passion to make Sweetwater more than a developmentâ&#x20AC;Ś a community with lifestyle and shared amenities. We extend our gratitude to this community for their shared support,â&#x20AC;? say Karen and Sue. Sweetwater Community Realty is two personalities with one focus and shared values. Karen and Sue have expanded their real estate office to serve the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;whole Wood River Valley,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to

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or both of us to greet you with a big smile!

Tara Bella Floral Design

(across from Atkinsonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;)

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ara Bella Flowers, owned for eight years by Tara Hoff Ooms, is specifically focused on floral design, weddings, parties and special events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;although we still love the single delivery to make someone happy,â&#x20AC;? says Tara. Taraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career as a florist began when she was 16 years old, when she interned with Leaf and Petal in Birmingham, Alabama, where she worked and trained

for five years. This is where she refined her Southern charm. After moving to Sun Valley in 1980, she managed the Sun Valley Garden Center for 10 years before starting Tara Bella Flowers eight years ago. Tara also spends her winters working for Sun Valley Company with guest services on Baldy. She can also be found at CKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Real Food in Hailey during the lunch hour. Taraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of flowers

and making people happy shines through. It is evident that everything that comes out of her shop has her special touch and is just how she would have it for her own special event. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget Tara Bellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Christmas market at her shop Dec. 9-10, 2011. There will be local and regional artisans and lots of Christmas gift ideas available for the weekend. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look forward to seeing you!

The staff at The Weekly Sun would like to recognize all of the local Women in Business.

And, We Thank You for Your Continued Support!

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new • custom • consignment “I really learned all the ins and outs of retail from my good friend, Millie Wiggins. I worked for her for well over 10 years at Aventura, and really enjoyed working in a clothing boutique. I knew I always wanted to own my own store, which came to light after having my second child and seeing a need for a children’s boutique in the Valley,” she said. “I think what makes Tater Tots unique is the variety of products set in a cozy, friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere. There is clothing for precious preemies all the way up to that hard-to-find tween. “And not only is there clothing at Tater Tots, there’s also baby gear, books, toys, candy and wonderful gifts. There is even an area for children to play, and free gift wrapping! “I think Tater Tots is a community family-friendly store that brings smiles to children’s faces and that is truly the best part!”

Located on the corner of 2nd & Washington (next to the movie theater) (208) 309.0209

Valley Apothecary


progression. Valley Apothecary offers a locally-owned prescription venue with the familiarity and friendliness of a traditional community pharmacy. Valley Apothecary pharmacists are specially trained and members of the Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America. This association affords additional expertise and consulting resources to provide male/female hormone replacement, veterinary and other patient-specific formulations. In addition, Valley Apothecary accepts most insurance plans (including Medicare and Tricare), and can readily fill all “regular” prescriptions as well.


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208 • 726 • 2761 270 Northwood Way, Ketchum

(208) 726-2679

athy Swink and Paula Shaffer opened Valley Apothecary pharmacy in June, 2011. Cathy enjoys skiing, golfing and activities with her children, Will and Jesse, while Paula enjoys fishing, hiking, softball and golf. Cathy and Paula have practiced pharmacy in various environments throughout the past decade. With experience in hospital, retail, didactic, recruiting and corporate, the two were drawn to the customer-focused setting that community pharmacy provides. As career-driven and independently motivated women, a partnership and ownership venture was a natural


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aNessa Gilbert started Tater Tots Children’s Boutique almost five years. Originally opening in Hailey and then moving to Ketchum a year and half ago, JaNessa then opened a satellite in Hailey, at the Yellow Brick Road, one year ago. Says JaNessa, “I have lived in the Wood River Valley for 28 years. My mom and I moved here the winter of ’82/83. I attended Hemingway Elementary, Wood River Middle School and graduated from Wood River High School. I moved back after college and got married and had two children.” JaNessa enjoys skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, and the Sawtooth Mountains and lakes in the summer. Most of all, she appreciates that she gets to enjoy all these activities with family and many great friends.

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(208) 726-0456 • Ketchum

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to better engage your workforce. 1. Always hire for fit. A candidate should fit both the job specifications as well as the culture of the organization. Studies show culture has even more to do with engagement and retention than the actual job match itself. 2. Create an engaging culture. When employees perceive their organization aligns with their own values, provides meaningful work and treats its members with respect and fairness, then the culture is positively impacting work life. Employees who perceive this positive culture will stay longer and work harder. 3. Provide interesting and meaningful work. The more engaged in the work the more engaged in the organization. Lack of fulfilling work leads the list of reasons people choose to leave a company. It also leads the list of the top job satisfiers in a study by Career Systems International. 4. Supply resources needed to get the job done. Top companies ask what tools are needed, acknowledge those requests and respond where appropriate. Simply ask each employee, or team, “Do you have what you need to do the best job possible?” If requests are reasonable and you are able, respond appropriately. 5. Foster an environment of open communication. Employees feel better when they are well informed and encouraged to share their perspectives. Make sure you communicate the company values and vision and what success looks like for your organization. Communicate your expectations and ask for theirs of you. 6. Continually develop employees. Employees need to feel that they are growing and developing in their careers and improving themselves. Learning and expanding in a current role is good, learning and expanding through advancement is even better. 7. Conduct “stay” interviews. Rather than waiting until employees leave and then engaging in an exit interview to find out what could have been done to keep the employee, why not be more proactive. St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City credits low employee turnover to their process of conducting random stay interviews with long-term employees asking them why they value working at the hospital and what suggestions they have to improve the work environment. This allows an organization to gather important information while still able to incorporate it into engagement practices.


risty Logan is the owner of Willow Papery. In 2008, Kristy moved to the Wood River Valley for love. She left her job as executive vice president of Television for Tapestry Films to follow her heart, as well as pursue her passion for jewelry design. In a short time, her creations were carried in stores in the Valley, as well as in Beverly Hills. Once Logan was settled, she became involved with local non-profit organizations. She is sponsorship chair for the Share Your Heart Ball to benefit Camp Rainbow Gold and is grant chair for the Little Black Dress Club-Wood River.  In July of 2010, Kristy purchased Willow Papery in Ketchum, where


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she has diligently worked to build on an already established and successful foundation. Willow Papery carries Kristy Logan Jewelry; Arzberger, Crane’s & William Arthur personalized and boxed stationery; offers in-store personalization; several different lines of greeting cards, gift wrap and ribbon; as well as a variety of gift items. Lastly, in addition to the store inventory, Willow Papery’s customer service is in a class of its own. Kristy’s spare-time interests include philanthropy involvement, tennis, jewelry design, and spending time with her husband and friends.


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Special Events, Weddings, Orchids and House Plants 888.913.7788

The 511 Building 511 Leadville Avenue Ketchum, Idaho


arilee Hansen, owner of Worth Repeating Consignment, has lived in the Valley for 42 years. She has owned Worth Repeating – now in its spacious new location at 471 N. Leadville Ave., in Ketchum – for the past six years. Marilee came to the Wood River Valley right out of high school with a group of friends from Manhattan Beach, Calif. She arrived here when she was 18, with basically no experience, and so worked at, as she says, “practically every restaurant and bar in this town” for 35 years.  Her first home was a tepee up Twin Creeks in Elkhorn (before Twin Creeks even existed!). She cocktailed at Whiskey’s, and occasionally rode her horse to work, tying her up outside on Main Street. About six years ago Marilee decided to follow her passion for collecting fun and eclectic things, designing and, of course, fashion, and purchased Worth Repeating.  Her business

is unique in that she carries furniture, art and clothing and jewelry with lots of accessories. Now in the second year in its new location, Worth Repeating Consignment offers an even bigger and better selection. Come in and check it out!

“If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way.”

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