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t questions the assumptions to Al Gore’s Oscar-winning movie, “An Inconvenient Truth.” And it’s playing this Sunday at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey. The movie “Cool It!” will show at 3 p.m. And the film’s producer, Terry Botwick, who also

Bjorn Lomborg.

produced the “Star Trek,” “XMen” and “Wolverine” movies, will be here to participate in a question-and-answer session and a reception afterwards, along with his 1019 Executive Whitney Thomas. The movie, directed by Ondi Timoner, features Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish-born author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist.” An adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen, Lomborg has become a controversial figure, campaigning as he did against the Kyoto Protocol. He doesn’t dispute that

climate change is real and potentially serious. But, as a statistician, he debunks Gore’s projections about polar bear extinction and rising sea levels. And he cautions against what he calls “devastatingly expensive reductions in carbon emissions,” saying we should put our money instead on researching and developing non-carbon-emitting technologies that enable people to switch to cheaper-than-fossilfuel technologies sooner. That is, things like solar, wind, carbon capture, fusion, fission and even technology that would make clouds whiter, to reflect more heat.

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This still is from the movie Cool It!, which shows at this Sunday, features Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. COURTESY PHOTO

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hat better way to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving than to feature the many amazing service organizations working right here in the Wood River Valley. In theweeklypaper’s Wednesday, Nov. 24 issue, we’ll present a comprehensive section loaded with content and bullet point information on the Valley’s volunteers and non-profit organizations that serve the needs of thousands on community members on a daily basis. Has your group gotten in touch with theweeklypaper yet? Time is running out so be sure and contact Leslie Thompson or Steve Johnston at 928-7186 by 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18. One featured organization will also receive a 4-page feature section to be used in theweeklypaper to help promote that group in a future issue. Call or stop by today for info. twp


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icture this: You’re a Bellevue Elementary School parent who just attended a child’s teacher conference where you learned he or she is loving reading so much the teacher’s library can’t keep up. How to reward your eager reader and show them you’re proud? Buy them a book or three! Books Are Fun will be on hand for the annual Bellevue Elementary Book Fair in the school’s library Friday, Nov. 19, Monday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of the proceeds from this event are used to buy books for the school library. Librarian Norma Yager gives kids twp a preview.

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or Dakota Barnes, Wood River High School senior, community service is by: JONathan her chance to KANE give back to the community. And she shows it through her devotion to the Girl Scouts and by being a founder of the Key Club at the high school. “This place really has a reputation for nurturing its youth,” she said. Our teachers and mentors here push us to be the best we can be. It’s really gratifying to see I’ve helped someone in the same way.” Born in Hailey, Dakota has lived in the same house her entire life. Before Wood River High School, she attended Wood River Middle School, Hailey Elementary and Bellevue Elementary. “I’ve always liked that it is a close-knit community and that I have so many friends and there are all the outside activities and the great local atmosphere. The downside, of course, is that everyone knows your business, and when the weather is bad, there is not a lot to do and it can get pretty dull sometimes.” She added, “I’ve lived here my whole life and I’m ready for a change. I feel that I want to move to a city really bad. It’s just so much more diverse there. There are a lot of different cultures and there is so much going on with the arts.” Her first choice for college is Seattle University, but she is also looking at Boston College, Boston University, Lewis and Clark, and Whitman. Dakota has had a great experience at Wood River. “It’s evolved into a tremendous school with a lot of opportunities. The teachers really have an enthusiasm for what they do and are always there for their students. The staff and the faculty are also very supportive of the college and interview process and are extremely helpful. It’s also helped a lot that they have expanded the Advanced Placement program. The school’s clubs have also expanded and offer a lot more diversity.” By the time she graduates, Dakota will have completed six A.P. courses – English language and composition, U.S. history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics

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and U.S. government. She has also been a recipient of the A.P. Scholars Award. Her favorite subjects are English and history and she hopes to become a lawyer. “English has always been easy for me and I used to write stories when I was younger. Now I’m more interested in journalism and like to analyze global situations. I also love history because I’m interested in the mistakes we’ve made and where we come from. I’m interested in law because debate has always been a strong passion of mine and I like to stand up for what I believe in.” One of the things she believes in is giving back to her community. She is the co-founding president of the Key Club, which works closely with the Kiwanis Club to put on community events and to raise funds for other not-for-profits. Among the activities they have partnered with are The Hunger Coalition, Wagon Days Parade and the Idaho Anti-Meth Project. She is also working for her gold medal in the Congressional Award Program that includes 400 hours of community service. But Dakota is most proud of her involvement with the Girl Scouts, which she has been doing for the last twelve years. She is currently an ambassador, which is the highest grade in Girl Scouts, and she is working on her gold award, which is the equivalent of an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. “Girl Scouts has been my life outside of school. It deals with self-exploration and developing leadership skills and finding what you want to do. There are so many aspects to it that it’s hard to explain. It’s an organization that empowers women to be active in the community and be influential leaders.” twp

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It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

Hailey art unveiled


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ellevue sculptor Mark Stasz unveiled a new window onto Hailey Wednesday as nearly three dozen people gathered to dedicate the City of Hailey’s first artwork commissioned under Hailey’s Percent for Art program. Hailey Mayor Rick Davis noted that art has the ability to give identity to a city, much as the Statue of Liberty has done for New York and the Arc de Triomphe for Paris. “We’ve been waiting for this for a very long time—and it’s well worth the wait,� said Jim Spinelli, vice president of the Hailey Arts Commission. “You’re blessed around here with an incredible natural environment, but manmade art is equally important and this work illustrates that,� said Michael Faison, executive director for the Idaho Commission on the Arts. The piece, “Timeless Portal,� takes the shape of a crescent that offers a window onto Carbonate Ridge to motorists driving into Hailey from the south. The 12-foot-by-9-foot sculpture, which sits at the southern end of Roberta McKercher Park, encompasses more than 1,600 pounds of steel jutting up in three tiered arcs. Walnut-colored travertine marble mined near Idaho Falls sits on the other end. A wave at the bottom evokes thoughts of the nearby Big Wood River. “The left side represents the jagged mountains; the travertine on the right embodies the smooth hills and meadows to the east,� said Stasz, who made the piece in his Bellevue studio with the help of Luke Ramsey. “I took my whole life, my son—everything—and stirred it in a cauldron and out it came.� Wednesday’s dedication brought out a number of artists. “It fits the place perfectly,� said Marie Stewart, who has been chosen to do a work for the renovated Hailey rodeo grounds, along with Bill Amaya, Tom Teitge, Ellen Nasvik and Troy Passey. “It blends in with the natural surroundings. It’s got a lot of motion. And I like the combination of manmade with the travertine rock. I don’t think we could’ve gotten a better piece to serve as a window onto Hailey.�




Mark Stasz and others marked the unveiling of his new “Timeless Portal� sculpture before retreating to the warmth of the Ellsworth Inn where Roni served up blueberry-flavored coffee and peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies.




Stasz, a Massachusetts native, moved to the Wood River Valley in 1990 after a sweeping motorcycle ride through the West. He has done 500 steel and stone sculptures since settling here. “I chose the Sun Valley area because it was one of the few towns at the time that offered art that was about more than cowboys and Indians,� said Stasz, who left his work on a 40,000-pound boulder for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Ketchum home to attend the dedication. “Gail Severn picked me up in the first three weeks, I sold my first piece through her for $3,000, and I was here to stay. It’s a good place for an artist like me because so many people come here from all over and see my work.� Stasz conceded that the $10,000 he received for the piece covered only about half of what it was worth. But he called it a labor of love: “I was honored to be the first chosen to create a public art piece in the Valley. It’s a piece that’s long overdue.� Donors for the piece included Hailey Public Art Fund, McDonald’s of Hailey, The Village at Hailey Center, Hailey Chamber of Commerce, Hailey Rotary, Hailey Kiwanis, Idaho Commission on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts, Phil and Ann Puchner, Jim and Shirley Spinelli and Jeff and Gloria Gunter. twp

Lululemon opens By KAREN BOSSICK


ululemon will hold its grand opening from 6 to 8 tonight on the second floor of the Galleria Building cattycorner from Atkinsons’ Market in Ketchum. The new store, under the management of former Olympic Development Team racer Kate Whitcomb, includes athletic clothing, yoga apparel and mats and some dandy base layers for Nordic skiers. The store is based in Vancoutwp ver, B.C.

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Kate Whitcomb says the opening of Lululemon has enabled her to stay in the community, rather than looking for a career elsewhere.





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Aqua Pro store gets waterfall

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Nourish the Children event by Delis-Abrams By KAREN BOSSICK


At Aqua Pro Spa and Pool in Hailey, their goal is to provide you with a feeling of relaxation, which now starts before you even walk into their showroom with their new waterfall. Taking things a step further, they included plants and trees, and an incredible pergola as well. PHOTO: STEVE JOHNSTON/TWP

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ith Turkey Day just around the corner, many are already plotting how they can stuff themselves and their family and friends. Alexandra Delis-Abrams is simply plotting how she can feed hungry children in the Wood River Valley and Malawi, a southeastern African country with a low life expectancy and high infant mortality. Delis-Abrams has enlisted in Nu Skin’s worldwide effort to Nourish the Children with scientifically-formulated VitaMeal. And she’ll hold an afternoon of fun, including African drumming, Zumba dance, craft activities and a special presentation by R.L. Rowsey’s eighth-grade singers to drum up interest. The event will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center, three miles south of Ketchum off Highway 75 just north of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. There will be prizes for those attending and light refreshments, including samples of VitaMeal muffins. Delis-Abrams also plans

to show a video featuring the singer Madonna, who adopted a child from Malawi. All she asks is that those attending show thanks for their blessings by giving healthy, nonperishable packaged foods such as peanut butter and tuna fish that will be distributed to local kids via The Hunger Coalition. Or that they donate $22 to purchase one bag of VitaMeal that will be delivered to malnourished children in Malawi. VitaMeal is a specially-formulated, non-dairy, vegetarian food for malnourished children, who miss out on nutrients they need in the corn and other food typically provided by many humanitarian organizations. VitaMeal, produced by Nu Skin, provides such things as fatty acids required for brain development, skin health and the immune system. Just one bag of VitaMeal provides a child with one healthy meal per day for a month, said Delis-Abrams. “You can essentially save a life for just 73 cents a day,” said Delis-Abrams, a distributor for Nu Skin and a psychologist who has authored two award-winning twp books for children.

Chess club Succhess!


Nick Bruck, WRHS Senior (right), scored a perfect tournament score. COURTESY PHOTO: ADAM PORTH


our members of the WRHS Chess Club participated in the recent Idaho Chess Association’s Southern Idaho Chess Open. Nick Bruck, a 12th grader at WRHS scored a perfect tournament score of 4.0 pts. in the U1400 section to secure 1st place and won the $63 prize. The tournament draws the best players ranging in age from 14 to 81. Adam Porth scored 3.0 pts. and tied for 2nd place. Desmond Porth scored 2.0 pts. and tied for third place. Jake Whitlock scored 1.0 pt. and was his first tournament victory playing at this level. This Christmas, WRHS Chess team is selling chess boards to raise money for the Scholastic Championships in April. They will arrive before Christmas and cost $15. For info on participating in tournaments or casual play or if you wish to buy a board to support the club, contact Adam Porth, 450-9048.


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re you a party animal? If so, it might be good to begin toting around a

ruler. Tom Nickel and The Roosevelt Grille want to throw a party— sooner, rather than later. All it takes for that to happen is landing the first three inches of snow of the season on the ground in town by 3 p.m. When that happens, the blue light will begin flashing on the Roosevelt roof and the party is on by 4 p.m. The party—a benefit for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation—will include free beer and Champagne and a killer raffle, thanks to Sturtevants, Sun Valley Company, Apple’s Bar & Grill, PK’s Ski and Sports, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., The Sawtooth Club, The Roosevelt Grille and the Sun Valley Ski twp Education Foundation.

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The Hailey Chamber of Commerce would like to invite businesses and the public to the Hailey Chamber Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, hosted by the Wood River Inn. Please join for refreshments and great food from Fresshies and tour the beautifully updated rooms. Bring your business card for the BAH raffle and don’t forget to recommend Wood River Inn to your visiting friends and family. Please call 788-3484 for additional information.

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hile it’s fun (for me) to reflect on the umbilical connections beby: BALI SZABO tween the cosmic and the finite, generally, gardening involves getting dirty—it’s a conferred badge of honor. Day in and day out, my involvement is with what’s here, bird in hand, and not what’s in space. As it turns out, sunflowers, especially those that grow here in the West (h. annus), have been to space several times. They are being used, along with other plants, by scientists to determine the consequences of zero gravity to growth, lunar and enclosedspace agriculture. It all began with the Apollo 11 and 12 moon missions. Moon soil samples were returned to Earth under tight quarantine and immediately put into a large Biosafe Level 3 isolation facility in Houston. We wanted to test a variety of life forms’ (36 different plants) reaction to moon dust. The stem cell approach was used. Plant cells were harvested, and grown in a fertile jelly (agar) until there were a mass of cells. Then they were exposed to moon dust. If this process is continued and the cells differentiate, we can clone the plant. Scientists were able to observe, on a molecular level, various chemical reactions. It was proven that the moon’s surface was a sterile environment, with no pathogens. Many cells, especially from sunflowers and tobacco, reacted positively to the exposure. The first step to moon farming was begun in the Apollo years. In 1983 sunflowers returned to space aboard the Columbia space shuttle. Spacelab 1 had been built so scientific experiments could be carried out in space by the astronauts. The complexity of this entire enter-


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Aztec sunflower near the rock garden. PHOTO: BALI SZABO/TWP

prise is mind-boggling. I’ll get to the exacting standards and procedures employed by NASA to determine what experiments get priority to be on the shuttle, and more, next week. Darwin discovered a process in plant and root growth that he could not explain—and had little time for—so the observations went untested for over a century. He found that plant shoots grow upward in a tight spiral, and that roots spiral down, something we now call nutation. In zero gravity, would seeds sprout and grow upward? What water/soil weight ratio was needed (same as on Earth, 70/30 is optimum)? The Russians insisted plants could not take up water under these conditions. They were wrong. Would plants placed sideways correct and grow upward? They did. Both sprouted shoots, and seeds were used in these experiments. The nutation was unaffected, the spiraling continued, and orbital gardening was born. As we speak, the effect of gravity—or lack thereof—on living organisms, from seedlings to astronauts, is still in its infancy. twp If you have question or comments, contact Bali at this e-mail:

Firefighters Ball, Saturday


ick up your feet fire departments—costs Saturday $15. Tickets are availnight and able at Sun Valley or add a little to the Ketchum fire stapot for the Victim tions, Atkinsons’ Relief Fund. Market and at the Ketchum door. by: Karen and Sun Valley Proceeds will Bossick firefighters are go to the Victim hosting their 31st Relief Fund, which annual Firefighters helps fire victims Ball Saturday night with food, clothing at Sun Valley’s Limelight and housing needs; Room. The doors open at 8 p.m. purchasing new and Bainbridge Island’s Freddy equipment and proPink is back by popular demand viding training. It will to play its version of James also help provide funding for adBrown, the Doobie Brothers and vanced emergency medical care a variety of ’60’s rock and roll and equipping firefighters with hits at  9 p.m. protective clothing and tools. The ball—the only fundraiser twp that directly benefits the local



briefs Collecting sagebrush seeds for tomorrow Collect Sagebrush Seed with Wood River Land Trust and Idaho Department of Fish and Game this Saturday, Nov. 20. Volunteers are needed to collect sagebrush seed on Wood River Land Trust preserves for restoration efforts

in the valley and surrounding areas. Meet at the Wood River Land Trust office at 119 E. Bullion St. in Hailey at 12:30 p.m. to carpool to sites. Refreshments provided. Call Keri at 788-3947 for more information.

Lecture by Astrophysicist deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and host of PBS’s NOVA Science Now, will speak in Ketchum at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 as part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ 2010–2011 Lecture Series. Tyson is famous for his ability to make complicated subjects interesting and accessible to general audiences— “all those people who thought they never would, or could, like science.� Tyson is the recipient of 12 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distin-

guished Public Service Medal. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive� by People Magazine in 2000, and he has an asteroid named after him. Tyson’s lecture is the third in the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ 20102011 Lecture Series. Tickets to Tyson’s lecture at the Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum, are available for purchase by visiting, calling 208726-9491, ext. 10, or stopping by The Center in Ketchum.

Wednesday 11.17.10 nuggets.......from pg 1 Yes, the damage of hurricanes is on the upswing, accool it! When� 3 p.m. knowledges Sunday Lomborg, Where� The Libwho has erty Theatre, Hailey been called Tickets: $15 with one of the 50 proceeds going to people who Wood River Middle could save School technology the planet lab and sixth-grade by the UK science camp Guardian What’s more: A and one of question and anthe world’s swer session with most influthe producers and ential people reception will folby Time low the showing. magazine. But that’s because the population in hurricane-affected areas has gotten denser. And more polar bears are shot each year than die from climate change, he contends. What makes this documentary a must-see is not his opinions, said Monika Bartyzel, a reviewer at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s the movie’s insistence on moving beyond the hysteria to think rationally about the issues. “Bringing up the Wright Brothers, he has a point. If it only takes roughly 60 years to evolve from the first attempts at flight to having a man in space, just imagine what research and development could do for the environment,� she added. “The movie is very controversial, but it has a message that’s worth listening to,� said Ketchum developer Jack Bariteau, who is bringing the movie to Hailey. “It offers balance, especially when it comes to looking at how to apply our money to solving the problem.� Bariteau rented out The Liberty Theatre to show the movie because his goddaughter Whitney Thomas works with producer Botwick. The film, which premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, opened in 400 theaters across the nation on Nov. 12. “Ordinarily, it would be impossible to bring a movie like this here. So what a great opportunity,� Bariteau said. Bariteau plans on donating the net proceeds from the $15 tickets to the Wood River Middle School technology lab and sixthgrade environmental camp. He also has given tickets to students in the science lab. “The whole thing is an opportunity to bring something in during a slower time and stimulate the discussion about climate change and what can be done, what should be done,� he said. “We live in a very unique place. There is a tremendous amount of people who live here because of the quality of life, so we should have a tremendous amount of stake in coming up with good answers.� twp

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Time is running out! Wood River Valley folks continue to take advantage of local rebates and federal tax credits to reduce their energy bills and their environmental impact. But funds are dwindling! If you want to learn how to save thousands through energy efficiency, now is the time to act. The Environmental Resource Center and The Community Library have teamed up to present an evening event for you to learn about what an energy assessment or audit is and why it can be valuable to you and your home. Energy auditors will field questions and Jolyon Sawrey will give an overview of what is needed to know about saving money through smart energy-efficiency efforts. Craig Barry of the ERC will also answer questions about the local $2,000 rebates and the federal and state tax credits. If you’d like to learn how you, too, can increase your energy efficiency, mark your calendar for Wed., Nov. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Community Library in Ketchum. Info: Amber Gray at the ERC at 726-4333.

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Penelope’s Café and Stephanie Olson


tephanie Olson’s finances community open took a dive in 2008. Like house. most everyone else in Generthe U.S., she saw her 401K ous people and real estate assets helped shrink substantially. “I Stephawent from a bright future nie: the to just about living hand Galleria by: JIMA to mouth,” says Stephanie. owner, Rice, Ph.D. That’s when she decided friends and Stephanie Olson to open Penelope’s Café in family who Ketchum’s Galleria, Penelope agreed to lend funds, and being the nickname her dad gave her mentors with major busiand “entrepreneur” being her self-defininess experience. Josh Wells, tion. her partner, pitched himself A Boise native, Stephanie had worked into the business as well. As with partners in a mortgage business Josh says, “Stephanie wrote the business and then a restaurant in that city before plan and had such passion and motivamoving to the Wood River Valley for its tion. I jumped in and we put ourselves lifestyle. The year was 2006. “It’s in my on the line with people to help start the blood to do my own thing,” she explains. business.” “My great-grandfather brought the first Josh himself was going through a Norfolk sheep to the U.S. and my family transition. A commercial realtor in a has migrated them for generations up busted market, he added photography here. Between that and always skiing to his resumé and began getting comhere, the Valley has felt like home.” missions for real estate and lifestyle Exploring different jobs, Stephanie images. That led him to create Alpinfoto, landed at Bellissimo’s in Ketchum’s Gal- an evolving enterprise that aims to be leria where she noticed lots of people visit- a media consulting venture for website ing the building’s light-filled atrium with designers, video producers, and photogtheir coffees and lunches. “I’ve always raphers. When he’s not doing real estate liked to cook,” she smiles. “I grew up on a or photography, Josh works at Penelope’s. ranch where we made evThey both laugh about erything from scratch— working two and three wholesome good food, jobs, like many of their nothing from a box.” The friends, to keep it tomore she thought about it, gether. the more she envisioned Penelope’s Café is the atrium as the heart of holding its own with two the Galleria, filled with full-time and one partpeople enjoying healthy time employee. Whether food—her food—in a cait’s sustainable over the sual and lovely setting. long run remains in Ultimately, Penelope’s question. “We have to alCafé was born, serving ways be looking for new breakfasts and lunches of ideas to make us more sweet and savory crepes, viable,” says Josh. The waffles, grilled Italian café successfully marpanini, soups, and tasty kets through Facebook hot and cold beverages in and has started hosting –Stephanie Olson an atmosphere that crossevening events, such as Owner, Penelope’s Café es a Parisian café with a salsa lessons and private


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parties. A wholesale food product is in development. Here’s the thing. Stephanie and Josh really want to stay in the Valley. “We love this community,” Stephanie says. “It’s small, it’s special, it’s family.” They cite the incredible accomplishments of so many who live here and who have helped them and others. They want to grow as part of this particular Valley. “We’re not just starting over,” says Josh, “we’re reinventing ourselves.” The couple knows the café will not bring riches and acknowledge wanting a “true home-run,” but they believe in their entrepreneurial talents. “Life is full of opportunities and you just have to capitalize on them,” says Josh. “Stephanie jumped off a cliff without a parachute. She fabricated it on the way down and landed on her feet. She has taught me about commitment to goals and the value of really hard work. I know we’ll be able twp to make it happen.” Jima Rice holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and is president of Jigsaw, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports entrepreneurs, small businesses, and a sustainable economy in the Wood River Valley. To recieve Jigsaw’s free weekly e-letter, please contact Jima at

ob Poole endured being trapped in a sandstorm in the African desert so that you could watch elephants migrate across Mali from the comfort of your armchair. The Sun Valley cinematographer is one of a team of photographers, editors and writers who traveled 420,000 miles over three years getting footage for the “Great Migrations” series currently airing on National Geographic TV. Poole shot the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti, white-eared kob in southern Sudan and elephants in the desert of Mali. Poole, whose work on Yellowstone and other natural phenomenon, has been featured on PBS, endured 125 degrees in the shade, along with sand and dust blowing on him. And he put his life on the line trying to get as close as possible to skittish elephants who could have attacked if they had caught his scent or heard him. “Sometimes you’re in the middle of a great shot and you don’t want to break it and, meanwhile, elephants move a lot faster than they look like they are. So, suddenly, they can be in your midst,” he told USA Today. The series has some amazing footage, including that of an elephant herd cradling the remains of a young elephant who succumbed to searing heat—elephants’ version of a funeral. It shows high-tech tags being attached to Monarch butterflies who use an internal clock and calculate miles to migrate south of the border from North America every year. It features a father zebra leaving his harem to care for his orphaned son. And it boasts some interesting information, such as how animals travel in groups to make it harder for lions to find them and how elephants can sense rain miles before it ever reaches them, enabling them to travel toward it during times of drought. The series will run over the next few weeks on the National Geographic channel. twp

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them.’ That being said, Pitt, only to find his life DreamWorks’ new empty and meaninganimated feature less. So he creates Megamind falls a new superhero somewhat short of to do battle with the mark, which is (Jonah Hill), a little disappointwho eventually ing considering surprises everyone by: JONathan the vocal talent by attempting to KANE that it boasts. be more evil than Much of the fault is Megamind. Who can with the screenplay by save Metro City? SurAlan Schoolcraft and Brent prisingly, it’s Megamind. Simons, which includes a middle Directed in a workmanlike section that drags on a little too effort by Tom McGrath, the long. This is in sharp contrast film also includes the voice of to DreamWorks’ rival, Pixar Tina Fey as everyone’s favorite – which always puts story first, newswoman. Mildly amusing, to great success. Megamind only delivers spoA bit derivative of the better radically. But if you’re bringing movie, Despicable Me, the film some kids in tow they’re sure to explores an evil character that enjoy it, and isn’t that a plus in secretly hopes to be good. Voiced a market dominated by hyperwith typical humor by Will violent fare? Ferrell, Megamind defeats his twp lifelong rival, the do-gooder Brad

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Two of our planetary influences change course on Thursday. First, Jupiter, the jolly planet of luck and abundance, decides to fly straight after being retrograde since July of this year. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Modifications will be necessary. Be careful not to interpret this as a failure on your part. There is nothing wrong with adapting your plans, even adapting them constantly. The important thing is that you keep going. As long as you are making a new plan and getting up and going at it again, you are winning. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Humans need other humans to survive. That’s why one of our most primitive fears is the fear of being separated from our caretakers, whether it’s family, loved ones or society at large. You’ll dance with that fear this week. By Friday, you have new rules about when to be independent and when to reach out. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The mark of a true leader is someone who can lead himself. Your standards are high, and you don’t need anyone else to monitor you and make sure you stay on track. You’ll remain vigilant when all others have backed off. You’ll even test yourself and question how you spend your time. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your attitude is stellar, and you make money with your winning ways. You know what you have to offer, and you do so very well. You’ll soon be developing and selling a different product, so work the current package with gusto. Then you’ll be able to look back knowing that you did your very best. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Fortune favors you, though not in a “dumb luck” kind of way. You’ll have to work hard to create opportunities. But your rewards will be sweeter for the effort. This week, focus on overcoming your weaknesses -- not all of them at once, though. Create one positive habit at a time, and you will be transformed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Decide what will make your heart race, and do it. Is it bungee jumping, or calling that intimidating potential date or client? This is not an act you’ll do purely for the momentary adrenaline rush. Rather, it’s a symbolic leap of faith that reminds you of your own vitality and connects you to the essence of who you are.


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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Life comes with cliffs and chasms -- there’s no getting around it. Sooner or later you’ll need to scale the mountain or jump off the cliff. Even if you lived in a place as flat as Kansas, you would still have tornados to worry about. Since there are no safe guarantees, your willingness to take a risk will come in handy. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Relax. There’s nothing to fear, especially when you take into consideration that most of the changes in your life do not happen dramatically. They come through as tiny differences, slow movements and small decisions that build into something through the years. This week, you’ll inch along on your way to improvement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You love your people, but you also have to admit that they have steered you wrong before -- all that talking they do about what you’d be good at, what you should be doing and what’s out of your league. If you’re going to get this show on the road, you’ll have to ignore some of the noise from the peanut gallery. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are a note in the song of the universe. Be aware of your ability to pleasantly harmonize with the chord that’s going on around you, or to create tension, interest and conflict with the way you

play along. Both ways are good -- it’s just a choice. It all depends on what kind of music you want to make. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What is the point of traveling if you’re not going to embrace what’s unfamiliar about the new place? When you venture out, you’ll steer clear of the chain restaurants you’re familiar with and the activities you can do just as well at home. Your adventuresome attitude will rub off on those around you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Are you lacking motivation? Maybe it’s not your fault. Maybe your goal just isn’t compelling. If nothing tantalizes you to take action, go back to the drawing board. Brainstorm about what you really want from this life. Choose a destination that excites you enough to motivate you along the path. THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: This year, you’ll publicize your work and attract fans in growing numbers. Your presence will be felt by powerful people who weren’t aware of you before, and by the end of December, you have new ways of making money. Your physical strength will grow in the early part of 2011 as you do what it takes to become healthy. February brings a love connection that inspires a change -perhaps you’ll move or alter your habits. In June, you’ll get a lot of help and build something ambitious. twp

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Fit and Fall Class - 10am to 11am at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. **TFN**

Story Time at the Hailey Public Library for 3-5 years. 10:30 a.m., with parent supervision/participation. **TFN** Hailey Kiwanis Club meets at 11 a.m. at the BC Senior Connection, 721 S. 3rd Ave, across from the Armory. **TFN** Free Car Seat Safety Checks - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Lukes Wood River. **46** Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15-1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. **TFN** FitWorks Opening - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Campus. Info: 5785459 **46** Blaine County Housing Authority regular meeting - 5 p.m. at the Ketchum City Hall. Info: 788-6102. **46** Toastmaster meeting at 6 p.m. Speech by Pawan Mehra “Personal Visit to Iran.” Call Peggy at 726-9586 for meeting location. **46** eKetchum Community Dinners - 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood . New this year: take-out food service. Anyone can stop by for takeout meals for themselves or a friend. If you need a meal, or know someone who does, come down and pick up a meal or dine at the church. Info: Beth, 622-3510 **21** Weatherization Program w/ ERC - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Library. Motivating energy audit presentation. Info: 726-4333. **46** SVCA Lecture Series peresnts Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson - 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Bigwood in Ketchum. Info: 726-9491 or **46** 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. **TFN** SMetropolitan Theatres and Sun Valley Opera Present The Met: Live in HD at the Big Wood Cinemas - Les Miserable, The 25th Anniversary - Les Miserables - 7:30 p.m. at the Big Wood Cinemas in Hailey. Info: metrotheatres. com or **46**

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Gentle Stretch Class - 11:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. at The Senior Connection in Hailey. **TFN** Movie and Popcorn - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. This week’s movie is Night & Day w/Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. **TFN** 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. **TFN** Preschool Clay and Beginners French - 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Info: 721-8045. **TFN** eSouper Supper (free meal to those in need) - 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. **TFN** Cowgirl Documentary - 6 p.m. at the Community Library in Ketchum. **46** Ladies Night at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Every Thursday after 6 p.m. Info: 721-8045. **TFN** Laughing Stock Theatre Company presents And Then There Were None 7 p.m. at the nexStage, Ketchum. Info: 720-4298. **46** SGood JuJu - 7:30 p.m. at The BrickHouse in Bellevue. **46**

friday, 11.19.10

Table Tennis - 9:00 a.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. **TFN** Fit and Fall Class - 10am to 11am at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. **TFN**

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Library for 18-36 months. 10:30 a.m. with parent. **TFN** Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15-1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. **TFN** Kids Clay - 3:30 to 5 p.m., every Friday at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Info: 721-8045. **TFN** Holiday Open House - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Green Antelope Gallery & Neighbors (Bella Cosa Studio, Butterfly, Kirsten Shultz Photography & Oak Street Foods). **46** SSpare Change - 6 p.m. at KB’s, Hailey. **46** SCrystal Monee Hall - 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Opera House. **46** Senior Project Youth Art Galler - 7 to 9 p.m. at The Grange. View art by local youth. Proceeds benefit the SVCA Visual Arts Program. Info: 450-9640. **46**

Lecture & Workshop Jane Austin’s Mr. Darcy: Perfect Man or Ideal Animus Projection - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 Garrett, Garden City. **46** Laughing Stock Theatre Company presents And Then There Were None 7 p.m. at the nexStage, Ketchum. Info: 720-4298. **46** SSun Valley Trio - 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. **47**

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- go to Boulder Mountain Clayworks in Ketchum between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8 p.m. and they’ll provide the clay, you donate your time and artistic energy to create a bowl, and feed a family. Info: 726-4484 or www.BoulderMtnClay. com. **44** Collect Sagebrush Seed with Wood River Land Trust and Idaho Department of Fish and Game - 12:30 a.m. at Wood River Land Trust Office - 119 E. Bullion in Hailey to carpool to sites.**46** Laughing Stock Theatre Company presents And Then There Were None 7 p.m. at the nexStage, Ketchum. Info: 720-4298. **46** SFireman’s Ball w/ music by Freddie Pink - 9 p.m. at the limelight Room, Sunvally Inn. **46* SDJ McClain at McClain’s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover. **TFN**

Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15-1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. **TFN** eLanguage in the Garden w/the Hunger Coalition - 5 to 6 p.m., at the Hope Garden in Hailey. Info: Lorena at 788-0121 x304. **TFN** eSouper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall in Hailey. **TFN** Papoose Club Meeting - 7 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens. **46** Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., at the Senior Connection. **TFN**

tuesday, 11.23.10

Foot Clinic - 9 a.m. at the Senior Connection. Info: 788-3468 **TFN** Crochet & Knitters Anonymous 10:30am to 11:30am - at the Senior Connection. Info: 788-3468 **TFN** AChildren’s Library Science time, 11 a.m. at the Children’s Library of the Community Library in Ketchum **TFN**. AYMCA Mommy Yoga - ages infant to walking. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Info: 7279622. **TFN** BINGO after lunch, 1‑2 p.m. at the Senior Connection. 788-3468. **TFN** Sewcial Society open sew - 2-5 p.m. at

monday, 11.22.10

Fit and Fall Class - 10am to 11am at the Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468.


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Sewcial Society open sew - 12-4 p.m. at the Fabric Granery in Hailey. **TFN** Laughing Stock Theatre Company presents And Then There Were None 3 p.m. at the nexStage, Ketchum. Info: 720-4298. **46** SWood River Community Orchestra rehearsal – 4:30-6:30 at the new music room at the Wood River High School. Info: 726-4870. **TFN** Kundalini Yoga Class - 6:30p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - 416 Main St. Suite 101 in Hailey - Call 721-7478 for info. **TFN**

the Fabric Granery in Hailey. **TFN** Wii Bowling - 2-3:00 p.m. - The Senior Connection in Hailey. **TFN** Holiday Twist (Sawtooth Botanical Garden Cooking Series) - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SBG Kitchen w/Rasberry’s Catering. Register/Info: 726-9358.

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Unsung Heroes Community Awards recognize Altermatt and others Joey Altermatt was one of several people gifted with plates designed by YAK members in the Unsung Heroes Community Awards presentation Saturday morning at the Community Campus. The Blaine County Community Drug Coalition also honored Nicole Britt for her work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Esteban Palencia for his volunteer work at Wood River Middle School, Mitzi Mecham for her work with youth in her Music n’ Me program, and Wood River Middle School School Counselor Tod Gunter for his emphasis on healthy choices for youth. Also honored; Toni Bogue and LeRoy’s Ice Cream for employing 150 youth during the past two years while giving $40,000 from ice cream sales to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Ketchum Parks Department and other organizations. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK PHOTO: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP





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times over in fuel savings from reduced idling. Car manufacturers, shipping companies with large fleets, even the Car Talk Guys agree that idling is a waste. Additionally, idling is a health hazard! With the accumulation of vehicles around many schools at drop-off and pick-up times, idling can harm the air quality in school zones, which then can easily injure children and susceptible lungs. Remember to turn your engine off when waiting for your child at school, going to the drive-through, running in for coffee or to the post office, or waiting at the Park & Ride. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a stinker! Got a question or want to draft your own ERCbeat? Contact the ERC at 726-4333 or

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ntermissions are proving as much fun as the play itself at Laughing Stock Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Then There Were None.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when theater-goers crowd into the lobby and try to figure out whodunit. Director Jamey Reynolds has crafted a fun take on Agatha Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s murder mystery of 10 people who gather on an island off the coast of southern England, only to watch each being killed off one by one. Page Klune provides a delightful take on the holier-than-thou marm who suddenly finds herself the target of a murderer. Claire Cassano presents a very engaging portrait of a nanny whose charge died in a drowning accident. Bill Nagel portrays a chillingly calculating judge that you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be caught with near a court bench, let alone a house of horrors. And even reflexologist Mark Cook presents a reasonably forceful portrayal of what must be the shortest general since Napoleon in his stage debut. The play also features Ben Schepps, Doug Neff, Patty Parsons, Rick Hoffman, Ed Clark, Mac Harbaugh and Dean Cerutti. The show continues at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a concluding matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Tickets: twp $20 at the door.

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The Sun Valley Artist Series is inviting you to enjoy a lecture and performance of the music of Scarlatti featuring David Tacher on Harpsichord. This event is the first of the Great Composer Lecture Series. The event will be held in the Sawtooth Botanical Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greenhouse at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 21. The 2010-2011 Great Composers Lecture Series is free but seating is limited, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Sun Valley Artist Series below: or feel free to call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 726-9358.

WRHS Drama

Eleven Wood River High School students competing in District 4 drama competition in Twin Falls Saturday met with great individual success, said drama teacher Karl Nordstrom. Excellent Achievement in District 4 ribbons went to Crystal Millspaugh, Katie Walton, Sage Howe, Drake Arial, Kim Cortez, Emmet Fortuin, Lara Hobbs, David Fox, Mia Jefferson, and Britlynn Ward. Superior Achievement in District 4 ribbons went to Sarah Hope (twice), David Fox, Brit Ward and Mia Jefferson. Emmet Fortuin placed in the top one-third for his serious solo dramatic monologue and qualified for the state competition in Nampa on Dec. 3-4.

Streaming meeting

The Blaine County School District is inviting parents and others to watch the streaming video of the Nov. 9 Board of Trustees meeting. At that meeting, School Superintendent Lonnie Barber reviewed the status of the Blaine County School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Due to the tremendous effort and commitment of teachers and administrators, we have made great strides in fulfilling many of the goals outlined. We are extremely gratified with the work accomplished thus far and wish to once again express our sincere appreciation to all who came together to work on both the strategic plan and the levy committees,â&#x20AC;? said Barber and School Board Chairman Julie Dahlgren. To view the webcast, go to www. Board_Meetings.aspx and click on the webcast for the Nov. 9 Regular Meeting. Select â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go to Markerâ&#x20AC;? and then select â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strategic Plan Reload.â&#x20AC;?

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the cowgirl documentary at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 18 at The Community Library. Steve Wursta will share and talk about his documentary, â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Cheyenne to Pendleton.â&#x20AC;? This film explores the 25-year ride and fall of the Western rodeo cowgirl, including the tragic and avoidable death of Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bonnie McCarroll at the 1929 Pendleton Roundup, and how it was used as an excuse to remove women from the rodeo for good. However, prior to the tragedy, the Rodeo Association of America had already announced that it would be the last year for women to be in the rodeo.

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Celebrate Green Antelope’s fourth anniversary with them during their Holiday Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 19. Stroll around Bellevue to Green Antelope, Bella Cosa Studio, Butterfly and Kirsten Shultz Photography. Oak Street Foods will be open as well.

WREP meeting

The Wood River Economic Partnership (WREP) is sponsoring an open meeting to hear of the needs/concerns of the general aviation community in regards to a replacement airport. The event is being held Thursday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. (no-host bar), with the program starting at 5:30 p.m. at Sun Valley Inn’s Continental Room. The public is invited to attend. You can learn more about WREP at R.S.V.P. to

Crystal Monee Hall special concert

Only one year out of RENT, Crystal Monee Hall has broken onto the scene in 2010 with her debut album, “River Train”, and performances at major festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Don’t miss your chance to see Monee Hall at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Crystal Monee Hall will be performing a very special show at the Sun Valley Opera House in Sun Valley. For show information go to:www. or call: 208-726-9491.

Gunter awarded highest certificate

POST Council Chairman, Chief Dan Weaver and POST Division Administrator, William Flink, will present Chief Jeff Gunter the POST Executive Certificate—the highest certifi- Chief Jeff Gunter cate awarded to peace officers in this state. Chief Gunter started his career in law enforcement in 1989 by helping a friend who was a Bellevue deputy and shortly thereafter joined the Bellevue Marshall’s Office reserve program. In July of 1990, he joined the Blaine County reserve program and decided he wanted to go into law enforcement full time. He applied for an open position with Hailey Police Department and was hired August 1990 as a full time patrol officer. He promoted to sergeant by 1995, and in 1998 he was hired as Chief of Police for the City of Bellevue and where he was also a part time city administrator. He returned to the Hailey Police Department in November of 2000 as a lieutenant and in 2007, was promoted to Chief of Police. “I have great staff who share my vision of being the “best” department in the state, “ says Chief Gunter, “I define “best” as being a well respected police department the community truly supports and is proud of.” In addition to career certification and progressing towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, he is also very active in his community with Rotary, Blaine County Drug Coalition, Business After Hours, South Valley Business Alliance, Hailey Chamber of Commerce, Sawtooth Emergency Medical Council, and mentoring with the Blaine County School District’s “lunch buddy” program. The presentation will be held Monday, Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. during the City Council Meeting at Hailey City Hall.

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raci Gaudreau has a new tool to help her take math tests at Blaine County’s by: Karen College of Bossick Southern Idaho. It’s a brand spanking new StairMaster at the Blaine County Recreation District’s FitWorks. The new fitness center at the Community Campus in Hailey opens today with an Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. There’ll be tours, free 30-minute Zumba classes at 5 and 6 p.m., demonstrations by Sun Valley Taekwondo, a bouncy house for youngsters, an opportunity to try out the indoor batting cage and free food samples showing off the new healthy options at the Campus Café. “I can’t wait to use the facility before I take a test,” said Gaudreau, who will get a free membership as a full-time nursing student at CSI. “If you could watch me as I take a test, you’d see that I’m pulling my hair out, I have so much anxiety. Being able to use the StairMaster will help me work off some of that energy before I sit down to the test.” CSI student Barbara Messina agreed: “I used to work out with my Mom at Curves when I was in high school. But now that I’m in college, I can’t afford a membership to a health club and it’s tough to make time in my schedule. Having a gym right here on campus will give me the opportunity to hit the treadmill in between classes.” The Blaine County Recreation District recycled the old Wood River High School locker rooms to create its new 5,500-squarefoot fitness center. “They had the old 1970’s-type vault showers that were optimal for 150 kids trying to shower in a five-minute period. You could put 23 guys under a shower head and get the job done,” said BCRD Director Jim Keating. “We thought: Why not take a space that wasn’t being used and put it to good use as a convenient, affordable, family-friendly fitness facility.” The new FitWorks includes a full gymnasium and fitness studios for fitness, dance, martial arts, spinning, Pilates, boot camp and Zumba classes, and a room full of new strength and cardio machines. And the BCRD is renovating a fenced-in play area for its after-school program to include a small sledding hill, sandbox play area, a play structure made of old telephone poles and a community children’s garden. “Parents can get a workout when they drop their children off for child care or one of the sports leagues,” said Keating. “And the new facility complements our Sportscape with the swimming pool, sand volleyball and bicycle pump track.” The BCRD has shifted its office to the new site, paving the way for such programs as YAK! (Youth Adult Konnections!), cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, nutrition classes and other community programs to

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here were enough alone. Nordic skiers But the biggest apand coaches plause was reserved in the room to for Kapala, who stage a competiwas hired as head tion. But Rick coach in 1987. Kapala insisted He has won U.S. he had no inkling coach of the year by: Karen of what was hapseveral times and Bossick pening until Don coached four OlympiWiseman put the ans and 36 junior and coveted wooden skis repnational championships, resenting the Jack Simpson including the youngest ever Dedicated Coaches Award in his to win a national championship. hands. Kapala choked up as he â&#x20AC;&#x153;I showed up here and kept listened to the tributes bestowed seeing really good friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Abi upon him in honor of Simpson, Holt, Gordon Lange from Park a hardworking farmer from City, my friends Mike and Wendell who started the ski Rhonda Fitzgerald from Whitefoundation. fish. And I think: Wow! This is â&#x20AC;&#x153;He lives life with more energy the best day ever. I had no clue!â&#x20AC;? and passion than anyone,â&#x20AC;? said the head Nordic coach for the Alexa Turzian, the youngest Sun Valley Ski Education Founnational champ. dation said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a personal connecA sell-out crowd of 390 tion to everyone. It feels like heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with a waiting list, to talking to you even in a crowd,â&#x20AC;? bootâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;crowded into Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s said Boulder Mountain Tour Limelight Room Saturday night champion Mike Sinnott. for the Sun Valley Ski Education Michelle Griffith reminisced Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fall Game Dinner how Kapala encouraged her son and Auction. More than 200 volEric to stick with cross-country, unteers contributed to the event, even though Eric is built like a which garnered more than 300 linebacker. donations to help raise a third â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rick pushes in a way the of the Sun Valley Ski Education kids donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. pushed,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important event for â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has an innate curiosity the kids,â&#x20AC;? said supporter Nicole about, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How can we do this betBrown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People think all the ter? How can we make this more kids in the program are rich. fun?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? said Whitefish, Mont., But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. And this helps Nordic coach Rhonda Fitzgerald, raise the scholarship money to who has competed against Kaallow them to ski.â&#x20AC;? pala and coached the nationals The boisterous crowd applaudteam with him. ed the bids on such items as a Kapala recalled a mimeoweek on an 82-foot sailing vessel graphed newspaper story pubthat netted $22,000. And they lished at the time he was hired cheered Rufus Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenge that quoted him as saying he match to anyone willing to raise had everything he needed here, their paddle to donate a thoufrom a caring community to a sand dollars to the programâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a great group of kids, to build a move that brought in $30,000 successful program.

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Rick Kapala shows off the Jack Simpson Dedicated Coaches Skis with Doran Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipient. PhotoS: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our job to do the best we can do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not our program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every day I get to hang out with these kids and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m laughing because this is my job.â&#x20AC;?

Wednesday 11.17.10

briefs Taekwondo results

Sun Valley Taekwondo and its sister school, Stanley Taekwondo, attended a Taekwondo martial arts competition recently. The tournament was sponsored by the Idaho Taekwondo Training Center of Boise. Sun Valley and Stanley TKD took 10 competitors to the competition with the following results. In the girls blue belt, lightweight division, Daisy Martinez took a bronze medal in forms and sparring. In the boys blue belt, lightweight division, Benito Martinez took a bronze medal in forms and a gold in sparring. In the boys blue belt, heavyweight division, Bryan Martinez took a gold medal in forms and a silver medal in sparring. In the boys red belt, lightweight division, Curtis Larsen took silver in forms and sparring. In the girls red belt, lightweight division, Nicole Shardlow took a gold medal in forms and sparring, with Mackenzie Shardlow taking a bronze in forms and a silver in sparring. Tyson Van Dyck took the gold in forms and a silver in sparring in the boys red belt, middleweight division. In the girls red belt, heavyweight division, Samantha Forsgren took a bronze medal in forms and a gold in sparring. Ben Forsgren took a bronze in mens green belt division. Aaron Forsgren took a silver in forms and sparring in the boys green belt, heavyweight division.

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Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, Two years ago when we moved to the city, I found what I thought was a great 2-bedroom apartment for only $1450/month. It has taken me a while to meet all the neighbors, but I just became friends with a girl from downstairs. At dinner the other night she mentioned that she only pays $600 for her 2-bedroom apt. I almost spilled my wine. How is this possible? Seeing my shock, she told me that hers is a rent-controlled apartment, assuming that explained the whole thing. I'm from the suburbs and have never heard of "rent control". What is it? And more importantly, how do I get it?

• • • Carry: If you're from the suburbs, you probably have a lot to learn about city life. And if you thought the subways were confusing, just wait until you try to keep track of the rent rates. Cash: It's amazing how two apartments that are basically identical can have vastly different rents. Although $1450 for the area you're living in may be quite good, $600 would be a whole lot better! Carry: Rent control is a form of legislation that you may find in

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major metropolitan areas like New York or Chicago for instance. It was designed in the early-to-mid 1900's to protect tenants when there were housing shortages and landlords would increase rents almost monthly. Cash: Although today, the original rent-control city of New York still has a lot of disagreement over the effectiveness of rent control. Carry: Some states, such as Massachusetts, have been leaning toward doing away with rent control altogether. Others, like New York, renew the laws to avoid any major objections. Cash: As you can personally attest, rent control can even be upsetting to tenants within the

same building. Carry: Now as informative as all this may be, none of it really helps your situation. So here is what you need to know. Be glad you found an apartment at a reasonable cost. Before the dinner party, you were probably quite happy with your find. Cash: Rent controlled apartments are rarely ever listed for rent and many are converted to non-rent control units after tenants move out. Carry: If you want more information specific to your location, contact your city's housing department. But in the meantime, I'd avoid spilling that wine on your carpet. It could affect your future rent!

Many people today enjoy the benefits of rent control, but few know how it started. It dates back to the early 1900's in New York City. With the influx of immigrants from Europe, landlords continuously increased rents, leading to "rent strikes" among many of the tenants. Laws throughout the 20's and 30's failed to control the situation. In 1943, legislation was passed to regulate rent prices in the city. Today, each state or city maintains it's own regulations for rent control.


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As a real estate agent in the city, I get a diverse group of people looking to find a suitable apartment. One gentleman calls me every few years looking for a new place to live. Last week, after only a year, he called me yet again. "It's time to move," he said. Now since I've gotten to know him over the years, I felt comfortable asking, "Jim, why do you want to move again? It must be difficult adjusting to a new place, since you're blind." "It is," he laughed in return. "But I just love the change of scenery!" (Thanks to Jolene G.)

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10 help wanted Public relations intern. Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. No pay, but assistance with college credit and/or finding part-time paid job available. Basic newswriting skills required. Details at www.JoMurray. com/PublicRelationsIntern.pdf. **48** STURTEVANTS - Enjoy Skiing, Boarding & Energetic People? Join the friendly staff at the Valley’s # 1 ski shop! Accepting resume’s for a p/t seasonal soft-goods sales and customer service position… primarily after-ski scheduling. Competitive earnings, access to corporate ski pass, and great atmosphere. contact Maggie at **48**

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ess. Volunteering is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, join us to help the Seniors of Blaine County. To apply for a position, call Kim at 788-3468. **47** Community minded organizations & individuals interested in supporting early childhood education through individual scholarship programs. All volunteers and donations welcome! Please email: **46** Dolce Vita Salon & Spa - Stations for lease. Come work in a classy, clean, environment on 931 N. Main St., Ketchum. Openings for a fulltime nail tech and a full-time stylist. Individuals with established clientele preferred. Call 726-6577 or go to **TFN**

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Small cherry wood craftsman style desk from Montana. 28˝ x 48˝ w/pencil drawer & shelves on sides. $250. Call 720-2509. **48** Antique carved oak bed. Ful size, beautiful. $400. Call 720-2509. **48** Set of old cast iron andirons. $20. Call 720-2509. **48** Antique Gumball Machine - 11” h, red. $25. Call 721-0151. **47** Waring Blender - vintage 1951. Gold/grey base w/glass, works fine, good condition. Looks like Art Nourveau. $25. Call 721-0651. **48** 6’ Antique Blacksmith’s bellows. $500. Call 471-0653. **46** Pressback Oak Chairs - four early 20th Century American, one with new cane seat, $40, one with torn cane seat, $20. Call 721-0651. **48** VERY UNIQUE WALL HANGING - Approx. 28” in diameter, hand carved, wooden, believed to be from Mexico. Must see to appreciate. $15 OBO. 788-1955. **46** Hundreds of vintage, new, in-thebox Hot Wheels. Call 721-2860. **TFN**

24 furniture Embroidery Rocker, $80; larger rocker incl. engraving on back & arms, $125. Call 788-2566. **48** 4 drawer upright dresser, $150; 4 drawer painted green for kids’ room, $75. Call 788-2566. **48** Wicker Arm Chairs- matched pair with floral cushions. $20 the pair. Folding Beach Chair, metal frame with arms and cup holders in carrying bag. Used once-like new. $25. 788-2927. **48** Dining room set. Formal traditional style rectangle cherry dining table with 2 expansion leaves. Can seat 12-14 with leaves. 6 chairs excellent condition $385 578-9410. **47** Coffee Table dark solid wood top and legs. 16in tall, 5ft long and 3ft wide. $50 OBO. Call 721-7812 **47** Queen size bed w/mission-style head/foot board & 6-drawer dresser w/mirror. $300 takes both. Cal 7201254. **47** 2 CONVERTIBLE HIGH CHAIRS - in neutral colors for boys or girls. Both in good, used condition. $20 ea. OBO. 788-1955. **46**

25 household Evenflo stroller, Great condition. $40. Call 721-7536. **48** Stainless Steel 3 burner Front Avenue BBQ Grill. Good condition. $25.00, proceeds to Hunger Coalition. Write a check to them for $30.00 and we will match it. 7888149. **47** Luggage Kirkland Signature 27”Expandable with wheels/handle, used once, paid $130, asking $55, 7217153. **48** Complete set of bedding in gold and green paisley print from Pottery Barn. Queen size. Includes duvet

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cover, 2 shams, gold quilt, sheet set and 2 throw pillows. Valued at over $500, will sell for $200. Call 7884659 and ask for Chris. **47** Sterilite plastic storage drawers many sizes and shapes. Call for pricing and details. 721-0151. **47** Older Sunbeam Gas Grill. Barely Used. 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; length. $55. Call 425-4408736. **46** 2 NICE HAMMOCKS for sale. Rope - $40 OBO. Green stuffed - $50 OBO. Both are super comfy and in great condition. Call 788-1955. **46** SLIDING GLASS DOOR - in great, used condition. $125 OBO. Call 788-1955. **46** 3 beveled glass tables - 2 end tables, 1 coffee table. $40 OBO. Call 721-0188. **TFN**

28 clothing Ladies, Full Length, Dark Brown Suede Coat. Sz S-M $75. Call 425440-8736. **46**

dant as well. $5000 obo. E-mail **46** ITALIAN GOLD BRACELET. 18K Very heavy with beautiful inlaid design. Very rich look and feel!. $5,000 obo. homebusiness1@**46** GET THEM SOMETHING SPECIAL! One-of-a-kind, locally hand-blown, glass pendants; sold individually or on necklaces. $25-$35. Please call to see. (208) 823-4678. Can e-mail photos. **TFN**

48 skis/boards, equip. 09â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scarpa TX pro NTN Telemark Boot. Shell size 26.5- 27. Fair Condition with one season of a lot use. $290 Call Travis 471-0420. **48** Rossignol Classic CS70 165cm, Axial2 Ti bindings, new in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09 skied once, $1400 new â&#x20AC;&#x201C; asking $400 obo Joe 720-1718. **48** 08â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Black Diamond Kilowatt, 185 cm, Specs (117, 99, 116). Great Shape! $275 Call Travis 471-0420. **48**

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32 building materials 3 Boxes of drywall joint compound. $5 ea. CHEAP! Call 720-2509. **48**

34 cameras Photo Tripod- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goldcrest 773LS,â&#x20AC;? aluminum telescoping legs, two axis swivel and tilt mount. $10. 788-2927, 721-0651. **48**

36 computers HP 13X Printer black ink Cartridge. Opened, but never used (wrong cartridge for mine). $120 retial; yours for $40. Call 720-2509. **48**

37 electronics Awesome Telescope! Celestron Nexstar, 8â&#x20AC;? computerized star finder, three optics, original manuals, hard travel case, $150. Call Scott 7213312. **48** Sharp AR-M207 copy machine. Great for small office. $600 OBO. Call 720-2509. **48** Used cell phones for Verizon and AT&T, accessories, cases, and some repair. Hidden Treasures, 745 N. Main #F, Bellevue. **47**

40 musical FREE PIANO / KEYBOARD LESSON - Easy new method, no note reading, play by ear, no training needed. Please call Will Caldwell, 726-9059 **TFN**

42 firewood/stoves 2008 Pacific Energy Super 2700 Wood Stove. Steel, Black, Pedestal, Ash tray. Used for one seasonin great shape. Very efficient. $775. Call Travis 471-0420. **48**

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50 sporting goods Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Schwinn 6-speed Thrasher mountain bike - barely used and in great condition, would make a nice gift. Drink-holder and helmet included. $50. Call 309-1566. **TFN** Telescope- Celestron 5. 5-inch celestial scope with electric drive, all accessories, tripod, original manual. Good condition, very little use. $200. 788-2927, 721-0651. **48** Yakota Tandem Mountain Bike. Exc. condition and good tires. $500 OBO. Call 720-2509. **48** Scott Teamride made into a single speed. New brakes, parts, tires. $350 OBO. Call 720-2509. **48** Crank Brothers Mallet (platform style) mtn bike pedals. $30 OBO. Call 720-2509. **48** Bike helmets - adults and children. $5 a piece. Call 721-0151. **47** ALMOST NEW TANDEM - bicycle attachment. WeeRide CoPilot, 16Ë?. NEW $125, yours for $75! Call 788-1955. **46**

52 tools and machinery Attn. Plumbers/Electricians: All kinds of power tools, cords, specialty tools. 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of storage bins (8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long x 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall, each), very well made. Everything is negotiable. Call 4710653. **46** 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; foot work platform for fork lift. Brand new was $2200 new, will sell for $1200. Call Mike at 720-1410. **TFN**


Sunbeam Nursery Vaporizer - barely used. $5. Call 721-0151. **47** Pegasus luggage set - maroon w/ gray trim. Very strong canvas material. 1 large, 1 med., and 1 garment bag. $45 for all three. 721-0151.

54 toys (for the kids!) Gift quality Transformer toys for sale, in original boxes. Bumblebee Voice Mixer $20, Voyager Incinerator $15, Lots of loose ones available also. 788-9475. **48** Gift quality Hot Wheels set in original boxes. Jurassic Park Starter Set Trick Tracks $15, Also, loose Indiana Jones Crystal Skull set, $25. 7889475. **48** Hundreds of vintage, new, in-thebox Hot Wheels. Call 721-2860. **TFN**

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56 other stuff for sale Kaz Evaporative Humidifier w/several replacement filters. $25 takes all. Call 721-0151. **47**

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70 vacation property Timeshare 2bd condo at The Cliffs in Princeville, Kaui, Hawaii. For sale or rent. Trades well. $5,000 or will rent. Fee Simple. 788-2566. **48** Relax. List your vacation property here and gain added exposure for only $7 a week (up to 40 words). Buy 2 weeks, get 1 FREE! **TFN**

72 investment property COMMERCIAL- LIVE - WORKMAIN ST. BELLEVUE Ye Olde Bellevue Bistro is now for rent, new paint inside and out, new carpet, new light fixtures, ready for your business. Loft style bedroom and private living area. Carport, basement, fenced yard, extra parking. A couple with a business is who we are looking for. Cal/textl for an appointmen Jim @ RE/MAX 208. 720.1212. **48** FORECLOSURE LISTINGS EMAILED TO YOU EACH WEEK! Email - and request Foreclosure Listing info. Simple! **48**

73 vacant land Hagerman Residential Lot in matiure subdivision - includes water (well). Asking $38,000. Call 7882566. **48**

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 **TFN**

real estate for rent 81 hailey rentals

FURNISHED 2/1 HOME-HAILEYWalk to everything! Large yard, private, older home in a great location. $1,000/mos. 1st., last and damage, pet negotiable. Cal/text Jim @ RE/ MAX 208.720.1212. **48** Lease Option or For Sale whomever comes first w/acceptable offer - lovely 5 bedroom home near Baseball/Soccer Fields, WRHS and Community Campus. Newly renovated w/ upscale treatments, hardwood floors, family room, spacious twocar garage, fenced yard, sunny location. $1,700 per month, plus utilities / owner will consider all offers. Realtor owned. Call Nancy 309-2014 to preview. **TFN**

84 carey, fairfield, or picabo rentals Winter special - 2bd, 1ba, W/D, shed, WSG. $485 includes everything - furnished or unfurnished! Please call 823-4119. **46**

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

87 condo/townhome rental Long-term Sun Valley Rental - 1 BR, 1 BA furnished condo with fireplace. All Elkhorn amenities, basic cable, all utilities, and garage parking included for $700/mo. Top floor unit. No smoking, no pets. 788-0752 **TFN**

89 roommate wanted Looking for responsible / professional roommates to share my big 4bd/4ba, 2 car garage home on Pine Street in Hailey. $600 per month includes utilities, and the deposit is minimal. No drugs, pets negotiable and lots of storage space in this fully furnished (but not bedrooms) home. Very nice. Very clean. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested, contact Adam at 309-9210 or 788-9000. **TFN** Like to share? Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? For the price of 2 Red Bulls a week, you can list it here! **TFN**

90 want to rent/buy Want to rent: 5 to 6 months (Nov. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April), 150sf â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 200 sf shop with 220V, heat & water. Part-time ski tuning shop. Ketchum desireable, but Hailey OK too. Call Steve at 309-1088. **TFN**

100 garage & yard sales 318 E. Spruce - Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. Antique desk, bed, construction stuff, kid stuff, tandem mountain bike, Scott single speed, kids bike, wetsuits, microwave, snowcar,camp stove, garden tools, etc. **46** UPGRADE YOUR SALE - For only $9.99 your yard sale ad in theweeklypaper will include 6 bright 11x17 signs, 6 bright letter-size signs, 100 color price stickers, 10 balloons, a free tip booklet, and a free after-sale classified to sell whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left. Let us be your Yard Sale Headquarters. **TFN**

200 farm equipment 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wood shed for storage. High Country Motel, 765 So. Main, Bellevue. $850, must move. Please call to see 720-8926. **47**

202 livestock for sale Grass fed Lamb, Fresh from the Triangle, cut, wrapped and delivered to your door $250. Call 622-3399 **47** Dairy cross Ewes available, bred for spring lambs or open. $200 each. Call 622-3399 **47**

205 livestock feed 1 ton good cow hay for sale - $60/ ton. Call Ken 208-720-1825. **46**

300 puppies & dogs Beautiful Alaskan Husky - 2 month old female, blk/white. $300. Call 5783540. **48** Miniature Dachsund puppies black and tan. Ready to go. $200 each. Call 788-7919. **47** Adorable Miniature Dachtsun puppies - 8 weeks old. $200 each. Call 788-7919. **46** Miniature Australian Shepherd blue eyed, blue merle. 8 weeks old. $350. Call 720-1146. **46**

Got a cute pooch that needs a good home? Help them find that special someone with your listing here. **TFN**

400 share the ride Ride the Bus? We have two 3-month passes (September through November) for only $166.50 each. Save yourself some money and ride the bus. Call today, 928-7186. **TFN** 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. **TFN** Wanted: someone with a truck going to L.A. Need couch, chair & table sent to L.A. Will share in Gas. Call Rich at 818-618-4865. **TFN**

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5013c charitable exchange The Crisis Hotline: When you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where to turn call: 726-3596 or 788-3596. A trained volunteer is available right now to listen, provide comfort, and referrals. Anonymous and confidential for your comfort and security. Call us. We can help. 24 hours a day. **TFN** 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! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you up to 40 words for free to help you spread the word. Just call 928-7186 or e-mail classifieds@theweekly **TFN**

502 take a class 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. **TFN** 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. **TFN** Yoga & the Breath with Victoria Roper, at Hailey Yoga Center, Wednesday mornings, 9:00-10:30. 208-5393771. **TFN** Restorative/Gentle Yoga with Dayle Ohlau â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 at the Hailey Yoga Center. Call 788-8773. **TFN** Blaine County Fitness Class Schedule: Mondays: Pilates/Core Strength 9 a.m.; Zumba 4:30 p.m.; Spin Class 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays: Spin Bike 5:45 a.m.; Back Class 8:15 a.m.; Power Hour Noon; Body Blast 4:30 p.m.; and Zumba 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Tai Chi (advanced) 8 a.m.; Pilates/Core Strength 9 a.m.; Spin Bike 5:45 p.m.; and Yoga 7 p.m. Thursday: Back Class 8:15 a.m.; Power Hour Noon; Body Blast 4:30 p.m.; and Zumba Blast 5:30 p.m. Friday: Tai Chi (beginners) 9 a.m. Saturday: Restorative Yoga 10 a.m.**47** Pure Body Pilates Class Schedule: Mondays: Intermediate Pilates mat 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Morning moving meditation (sun salutations) 8 a.m.; Intermediat Pilates mat 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: Fusion (yoga & Pilates) Intermediate, 9:30 a.m.; Fusion (yoga & Pilates) Intermediate, 5:30 p.m. Thursday: Morning moving meditation 8 a.m.; Intermediate Pilates mat 8:30 a.m. Friday: Fusion, all levels 9:30 a.m. Saturday: Morning moving meditation 8:30 a.m.; All levels Pilates mat 9 a.m. **52**

506 i need this Graffiti Artist needed - please contact Josh at (208) 823-4678. **TFN** Needed - A nice sectional couch. Please call Christy, 481-0162. **TFN** Have a Dog Crate (21â&#x20AC;? h x 18â&#x20AC;? w x 24â&#x20AC;? d) with 2 doors for sale - like new. We need a larger one for our growing puppy. Please call Christy at 4810162. **TFN**

508 really odd

Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

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c l a s s if i e d s@the w Got something really odd? Share it with the rest of us. Inquiring readers want to know. **TFN**

509 announcements Mary Kay Open House - Friday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fanny’s House (220 War Eagle Dr., Hailey). Come w/your friends, we will have fun products to try! It’s a great opportunity to start shopping for the holidays. Info: Fanny, 309-0839. See you then! **46** Toy Run T-Shirts for sale at River Run Auto in Ketchum, Yellow Brick Road and Idaho Lumber in Hailey and Splash ‘n Dash or Tula’s in Bellevue, or call Mike Kelly at 788-1642 or 721-1136. Only $10 a piece...get yours while they last. **TFN** Do you have an announcement you’d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list open houses for events, businesses, etc. For only $7 a week, for up to 40 words, or make the ad stand out with a border or picture for only $7 more. Call 928-7186. **TFN**

609 vans Ford Aerostar - AWD Van. $700. 788-3674. **46** Have a van you want to sell? Sell it here with a free classified. **TFN**

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a recipe…from my table to yours

610 4wd/suv 93 Ford Explorer 4wd Manuel 84000 Miles Elec. windows, locks, Cruise, CD AMFM MP3 Trailer hitch Runs great Minor body scratches Good tires. $2500. Mike 726-7877. **46** 1993 Ford F-250 4WD pickup truck - very clean. Valley truck, 150,000 miles. $5,000. 788-3674. **46**

TWP: Why did you choose this recipe? TT: It’s a delicious, no-cook, anyonecan-make-it appetizer. TWP: How did you get interested in cooking? TT: From my parents, who had a tryanything-and-everything approach to cooking. TWP: How long have you lived in the Wood River Valley? TT: Almost 11 years.

612 auto accessories

TWP: What do you like about the Valley? TT: There isn’t much to dislike!

510 thank you notes Thank you to all who stopped to help assist and call 9-1-1 when I rolled my truck on Saturday, Nov. 6 (so. of Glendale). Also for all people getting together and trying to locate my dog, Belveder, who was with me at the time of the accident. He showed back up at the house on Nov. 9 after a few days on a what was probably a confusing journey. What a blessed, caring community we live in. Also, be safe driving at night, there is always game crossing. Again, thank you all for the rapid response, non-hesitance to help and for making me feel so blessed in this community. Sincerely, Will Minear. **46** Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 40-word thank you note, right here. Call 928-7186. **TFN**

4 - 15˝ rims for a Ford F-150 - $200 OBO. Call 320-3374. **TFN** Kenwood Sirius Satellite Radio module w/connecting cable. $25. Call 720-2509. **48** Engine stand in good shape. $30. Call 720-2509. **48** Michelin tires P-235/55 R 18 99V - 3/4 tread remaining. $25 each for four. Tel: 622-8920 **47** Creeper- wood frame, soft headrest, steel swivel casters. $20. Call 721-0651. **48** Jack Stands- one pair, all steel 11/2 ton. $20. Call 721-0651. **48** Stands- two pairs, all steel 1-1/2 ton. $20 each pair. Call 721-0651.


Rolled Tortilla Bites by Theresa Tillinghast 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened 4-oz. can chopped green chilies 4-oz. jar chopped pimento (can substitute chopped red bell pepper)


512 tickets & travel Ride the Bus? We have two 1-month passes for November and December for 10% OFF the retail price. Save your cash, your gas and the economy. Call today, 928-7186. **TFN**

514 free stuff (really!) Free room in our home across from bike path, in exchange for evening bedtime care for my husband. Reguires a tall person, good natured and able to lift. 788-2566 **46** FREE PIANO / KEYBOARD LESSON - Easy new method, no note reading, play by ear, no training needed. Please call Will Caldwell, 726-9059

Flat bed utility trailer - great for snowmobiles. Call Michael at 7208212. **TFN**

4-oz. can chopped black olives 12- 6-inch tortillas Salsa for dipping

In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except tortillas and salsa!). Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of mix on each tortilla, and roll up. Refrigerate wrapped or covered for 2 hours. Cut each roll into 6 1-inch pieces. Serve with salsa for dipping.

617 four-wheelers

Note: Whole rolls can also be frozen. Just thaw and slice.

1997 Plaris 4-wheeler. Great condition. $850. Call 720-5120. **TFN**

Makes 72 bite-sized appetizers.

620 snowmobiles etc. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your snowmobile needs. Call 208-788-3255 **TFN**

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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. **TFN** FREE PALLETS...always have a few in the way if you want them. Jeff, 788-4200. **TFN**

20 gift CARD to Albertsons.

briefs Paws for Hunger seeks families too

Veterans Day Dinner

518 raves This is the time of year I count my blessings and give as well as receive. I donate any extras I have in my pantry - fall cleaning! Please consider cleaning out your pantry and donating to the Hunger Coalition Food Bank. **47** Have something nice to say? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say -it here for free. Call 928-7186, e-mail, or fax it over to 788-4297 by Noon on Mondays. **TFN**

606 cars PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your automotive needs. Call 208-788-3255 **TFN**



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rigadier General Alan Gayhart the Commanding General of the Idaho Army National Guard was the Veterans Day Speaker at the Veterans Day Dinner for the Ketchum American Legion. 100 Members and Spouses attended the dinner. General Gayhart thanked the members for their sacrifice and service to the Nation. He talked about the fallen Heroes from the state of Idaho who gave their all while serving with Idaho National Guard in Iraq.


600 autos under $2,500 1995 Mitsubishi Montero V-6 5speed 4X4, high miles, runs great $1500. Call Scott 721-3312. **48**

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Paws for Hunger, a program in which The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and The Hunger Coalition provide pet food for needy families, has brought an unexpected benefit for The Hunger Coalition: help in reaching needy families. “It seems to be easier for people to ask for help for their pets than for themselves,” said Jeanne Liston, executive director of The Hunger Coalition. “A major benefit has been that it gives us a chance to check in with them and ask if they need help for themselves.” “We’re finding that it is an incredibly innovative way to reach people who may be reluctant to approach us,” Liston said. “We had not heard of a similar program when Dr. Jo-Anne Dixon, shelter executive director, approached us last year.“ Dixon suggested the program as a way to help families who were giving up their pets because they could not afford to feed them. The Paws for Hunger program is financed by donations to the shelter. Cash donations may be made to the shelter, and unopened containers of pet food can be brought to the shelter or to The Hunger Coalition warehouse at 121 Honeysuckle St., Bellevue. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Kessler in ‘Taste of Atlantic’ By KAREN BOSSICK


t’s been described as “Prairie Home Companion meets Def Poetry”—as part poetry slam, part traveling medicine show. The one-of-a-kind, multimedia traveling poetry show fuses music, art, costumes and poetry as the actors and poets explore such questions as “How do we define who we are?” and “Where do we begin to search?” through cuttingedge comedy and tragedy. It’s called “A Taste of Atlantic.” It features Ketchum native and 2005 Wood River High School graduate Maxwell Kessler. And it will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Liberty Theatre in Hailey as part of a nationwide tour. “It’s a way to trick the audience into coming to a poetry slam,” said Kessler, son of Magic Lantern theatre owner Rick Kessler and Vuarnettes songstress Cherie Kessler. “So often, when you say the word ‘poetry,’ people run and hide. But once we get them to listen to us, they realize this is not the poetry they listened to in high school.” The performance is held together by a storyline of a

traveling troupe that proffers to be selling a magical elixir of the entire Atlantic Ocean in a tiny fish tank. It includes such morsels as this: “When I told my parents I was going vegan, they didn’t say, ‘Good for you.’ They reacted as if I was fashioning myself a pillow out of paperclips. ‘That sounds like a pain. Is it even safe?’ ” Kessler said the Gringo Choir, which is staging the show, had its genesis as a group formed in 2008 to represent Emerson College in a regional collegiate poetry slam at Boston University. The team blazed through the tournament, earning a ticket to the semifinals of the 2009 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., and the 2010 finals. Troupe member Carrie Rudzinski won Best Female Poet there, and Carlos Williams and Steve Subrizi captured a couple of “Best” awards of their own. And, after months of hanging out together writing poems and requests to perform at different venues, the group decided to take their act on the road from Boston to Phoenix, San Francisco to Sun Valley. The Gringo Choir will con-

duct workshops for a half-dozen high school classes while here, hoping to inspire some more young poetry slammers in a movement that is growing in popularity. Poetry slam owes its existence to a Chicago construction worker who began spouting off open mic poetry with an emphasis on performance. If audiences didn’t like what they heard, they could force a poet to leave the stage through finger snapping, foot stomping and verbal exhortations. “It’s very rock and roll, very loud and competitive,” said Kessler, who was named Champion of Champions at the Boston Poetry Slam. “It’s so very fun and that’s what we hope to show people Friday and Saturday night.”

To Know if You Go

What: “A Taste of Atlantic” When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: The Liberty Theatre in Hailey Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under, available at 208-578-9122 and www. The show contains adult subject matter that is appropriate for those 15 and older.

Wednesday 11.17.10

Skies open up in Cosmic Story and Photo By KAREN BOSSICK


he Sun Valley Center for the Arts turned otherworldly Friday night as The Center opened its new “Cosmic” exhibition featuring art inspired by the stars and other celestial objects. Kristin Poole and others created celestial hats made of tin foil and handed out “out-of-this-world” drinks like Tang martinis. Partygoers munched hors d’oeuvres of Milky Ways and Starbursts as they studied the art, which includes a series of quilts that chart the position of stars at particular times in history, such as the Battle of Wounded Knee. Teacher Char Roth and a number of children gazed in wonder at part-time resident Charles Lindsay’s ultraviolet-activated sculpture amidst an array of sound and lights. Lindsay, a sound artist and musician, said he found the biomass machine in a biotech junkyard in Maryland and placed a moonlike rock containing tungsten inside. The machine protects viewers from effects of ultraviolet light that would otherwise burn the eyes, he said. Lindsay said he transformed sounds of familiar things, such as water gurgling in the Sawtooth

SEEN ON COVER: Angela Tsai, Kristin Poole, Manon Gaudreau and Kathryn McNeal show off their cosmic toppers behind the Tang martini bar.

Mountains and sandhill cranes at Silver Creek, so “you sort of know what they are, but not really.” The sounds were manipulated so viewers will never hear the same sound twice over the next six weeks. “Go in when the gallery is empty and spend time there,” he urged. “I’d love to sleep in that room,” said gallery owner Minette Broschofsky. Jennifer Wood’s “Astronomical” installation will open today at The Center in Hailey. And “Star Talk” host Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of “Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries,” will offer his two cents’ worth about the stars above at 6:30 tonight at the Church of the Big Wood. For tickets, call 726twp 9491.


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