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In the land of the Midnight Sun, they were able to ski to their heart’s content right through the night, racking up the vertical by: Karen as cameramen hursday’s Bossick captured footage opening at for Warren Miller’s Sun Valley new film, “Winterwill provide the fix vention.” for powder hounds who “It was an amazhave been itching to get back ing trip. We were on their skis since the chairlifts skiing the northernslowed to a stop last April. most mountains you can But Sun Valley skiers Reggie ski on the planet. And with 24 Crist and Lexi duPont found the hours of daylight, we didn’t sleep ultimate fix for die-hard skiers much,” said Crist. last May on a tiny Norwegian The adventure will be island 500 miles from Santa’s spotlighted in Warren Miller’s base at the North Pole.




“Wintervention” during three showings Friday and Saturday at the Sun Valley Opera House and during one showing Sunday at the Community Campus Theatre in Hailey. The showings, which will be the only Warren Miller showings in Idaho this year, are later than usual. But this gives Sun Valley’s Thanksgiving guests a chance to catch the movie in between making the year’s first turns on the hill and stuffing themselves with holiday dinners. “We’ll have our First Ascent classic airstream trailer at The Boiler Room and KB’s in Hailey for pre-party giveaways,

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couldn’t wrap my mind around a business topic this week. It kept drifting to Thanksgiving. So I decided to share a moment by: JIMA from the heart. Rice, Ph.D. Each day brings reasons for thanksgiving if you pay attention, if you can will yourself to look beyond the mundane, the terrifying, the disappointing. These thanksgivings can be simple and obvious. They can be powerful, hovering just out of awareness. Tonight, for example, Sunday night before deadline, I’m thankful for the musicians and actors who offered their talents this past week in various entertainments; the quiet of snow-covered country; the memories of Clint Stennett’s smile and style; meaningful conversations with friends.

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This watercolor, Chilly Morn, by William Matthews is part of a show of new works by gallery artists who will be featured at Broschofsky Galleries through the winter season. Artists will include Russell Chatham, Michael Coleman, Brandon Cook, Edward Curtis, J.C. Dye, Glen Edwards, Jan Grotenbreg, Tom Howard, Jack Koonce, William Matthews, Gordon McConnell, Theodore Villa, and Andy Warhol. See it at tonight’s Gallery Walk in Ketchum. Read about it on page 15


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experience, but it was different than what I expected. You really get involved with the community and you really bond as a group in the club.” Van Bramer has also been in involved with the community by being a part of the Boy Scouts since first grade. He is now working toward becoming an Eagle Scout – Scouting’s highest rung of achievement. To earn this, he must complete a service project that will require 100 hours. “I’ve been working on improving fisherman’s access points to the Big Wood River. My dad gave me the idea because the access points are not kept up to standard. They’re overgrown and a lot of the fences are down.” Only 2 percent of Scouts reach the level of Eagle, so the accomplishment is great. “If it happens, I’ll be so proud of myself.” And so will everyone in the community that knows him. twp Each week, Jonathan Kane will be profiling a local high-school student. If you know someone you’d like to see featured, e-mail leslie@

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ickets are now on sale for the Sun Valley Silver and Gold Ice Show celebrating the advent of Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th anniversary season. A star-studded cast will skate under the stars in Sun Valley on Dec. 21 to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the opening of the Sun Valley Lodge. It is one of a handful of events in December that Sun Valley is using to usher in its 75th anniversary season. The 45-minute show will feature Olympic Gold Medalists Brian Boitano and Evan Lysacek, Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen, United States Silver Medalist Ryan Bradley and Nathan Chen, the child prodigy who was yet 10 last year when he won the 2010 U.S. Gold Medal in the novice division. Chen appeared in a handful of Sun Valley Ice Shows last summer, mesmerizing the crowds

with his youthful enthusiasm and highly polished skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re showcasing skaters who have been instrumental in our success. Brian Boitano, for instance, has been coming here 15 years. Evan has been coming a long time and Sasha Cohen has been coming since she was a youngster. Nathan represents our new generation of skaters,â&#x20AC;? said Lana Breazeale who organized the show. The ice show will be followed by a torchlight parade and fireworks. And the Lodge Dining Room is preparing a special dinner, using in part a menu from the Lodgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening night in 1936. Tickets for the ice show are $45 for reserved seats and $75 for the show and a cocktail reception with the skaters following the show in Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Limelight room. Tickets are available by calling 208-6222135 or going to seats.sunvalley. com twp

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ardening is downright un-American. As an immigrant, I always suspected that I harbored some vaguely subverby: BALI sive sentiments. SZABO Americans love pavement; gardeners love bacteria— rich dirt. Dirt farmers seem to make/grow something from nothing. Shopping-junkie consumers spend money on mostly nothing. In many ways, gardening, or small organic farming, is a big step away from our the-less-naturethe-better culture. Buying local is step two because it encourages the re-emergence of smallerscale regional economies. If you live in the South or the Southwest, are you braving the horrid humidity and high temperatures? But for The Weather Channel, you’d hardly know what’s going on outside. You go from an air-conditioned house to a ‘climate-controlled’ car. If you have no garage, you would have to endure the 30 steps to your vehicle. Virtually every destination has A/C. No business can afford to be without it. So you barely notice the 105 degrees in Phoenix and the 90% percent humidity in Atlanta, or the driving rain in the Northeast. Coming snow in old Aspen. In paved-over suburban sprawls, there are no sidewalks, so you drive everywhere. Our favorite ingly the way we were, and not home away from home, the mall, the way we are. Category killer is a de-sensitized environment big-box retailers, micromalls and except for the glitter of window Internet shopping are killing the displays. It is the Palace of Stuff. mall. Nationwide, 10 percent of Politicians continually exhort us to shop, for it is the cure for what its retail space is vacant. If these giant retail centers ails us. are insensate, the Habitat is If I spend too much time in a all too sensate. Located permall, I get mall lag. I walk out pendicular to Carbonate’s of there disoriented. Can’t even peak and north-south line, I find the truck. It’s no wonder. use the landmark as my clock. It’s a timeless la-la land. No Seasonally, the sun follows the clocks. Cool in summer, warm in ridgeline. Now it sets in Croy winter. No windows, either. The Canyon; in July, it sets slightly music matches the ‘retail melnorth of the peak. The sun’s low.’ Shopping becomes therapy. distance from the ridge tells Malls are seasonal in one the hour. Time flies out here. If sense—you know if it’s Easter, my creaky body doesn’t tell me Halloween or Christmas. In all how long I’ve been at it, the sun fairness, the mall is increas-


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does. Flocks of nervous sparrows rise at my arrival. It’s too cold for the housecats. It’s time for a sweater. Things are starting to freeze to the ground. The place is quiet, almost lonely. The music of colors is gone. It resembles a shorn dog, as most everything has been cut down. Flowers seem to inspire good citizenship. Now that they’ve gone by, there’s the occasional discarded garbage, a thoughtless reflex. The plastic shopping bag holds an empty vinyl tub. The label says ‘roast chicken.’ twp If you have question or comments, contact Bali at this e-mail:

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During the first month of this school year the art teacher at Wood River High School, Betty Ervin, noticed a problem with how students were disposing of their recyclable waste. Although there was a multitude of recycle bins spaced throughout campus, they were timidly labeled and cans and bottles were being found in the trash while trash was being carelessly thrown in the bins. The art class collectively took this project on and within a month had transformed these ineffective bins into bright, colorful reminders of a brighter, more colorful world. Each bin is covered with a unique illustration that both advocates recycling and establishes what recyclable is to be put in each bin. A painting of trees with plastic bottles in place of leaves represents a plastic bin, a drawing that looks like broken glass points out where to recycle your glass bottles, and a larger than life Arizona can shows where to throw your aluminum. “Get creative!” was Betty’s motto for the duration of the project, and it really shows in her student’s work. The bins are suddenly being noticed, and these vivid pillars in otherwise drab hallways are making a huge difference in how this school recycles. COURTESY PHOTO: BETTY ERVIN, WOOD RIVER HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER


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Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

thanksgiving reflections......................... from pg 1 There are also the thanksgivings that go beyond specific events. Here are a few of those. I am thankfulâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;Ś.that this valley is a safe and special place to live. â&#x20AC;Ś.that we revere the majestic lands around us.. â&#x20AC;Ś.that we love our animals so passionately. I am thankfulâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;Ś.that we are a community deeply tied to spirit in all its forms. â&#x20AC;Ś.that we make it through every year helping each other. â&#x20AC;Ś.that we open ourselves to each other through art, enterprise, and charity. I am thankfulâ&#x20AC;Ś

â&#x20AC;Ś.that we live in this incredible experiment of a democracy. â&#x20AC;Ś.that we have been blessed with good fortune and the opportunity to use it wisely. â&#x20AC;Ś.that we empathize with the suffering of other nations and peoples. I give thanks for all of you, for all of us, as we bend our efforts toward a more peaceful, understanding, and loving world. twp Happy Thanksgiving! 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 Jigsawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free weekly e-letter, please contact Jima at

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Hailey Turkey Trot 5k fun run and walk, which starts at 10 a.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey. Participants can go online and register at haileyturkeytrot

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Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third in the Residence category, Most Green, and Best Block (minimum of four houses on a block to qualify). The deadline to enter is Thursday, Dec. 16, with judging taking place Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18. The contest is open to residential homes within Hailey city limits. Info/register: 788-3484

Light up the town for the holidays The Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting Party will give a sparkly start to Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday season on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Main Street will be decorated and the Official Hailey City Tree will be lit up. The lights parade will start on the corner of Pine and Main and proceed north to end up at the Meriwether building courtyard for a celebration with Santa, carolers, treats and holiday cheer!

Thanksgiving roundup T urkeys, take cover. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no shortage of free Thanksgiving dinners in the valley this year. They start on Wednesday evening at the weekly free dinners at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. And they run clear through the big by: Karen Dallas Bossick football game on Thursday. And in between is an interfaith Thanksgiving Service where you can give thanks that you are not a turkey. The annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will start at 6 tonight at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood at Saddle and Warm Springs roads. The service will feature participants from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Light on the Mountain, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the Wood River Jewish Community. An offering will be taken to benefit the work of Habitat for Humanity of the Wood River Valley. The first of three community Thanksgiving dinners will also be held at the Church of the Big Wood tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. Head Chef Beth Grinstead prom


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Our hometown holiday celebration will include downtown stores serving treats and offering great discounts to early holiday shoppers from Thursday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4 Organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to create an entry for the parade. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: most holiday spirit, best light show, and most original. Call 788-3484 to sign up for the parade.

Volunteer chefs at Ketchum Community Dinners will be in the kitchen early this afternoon preparing a free turkey and ham dinner for anyone in the community who wants to take part from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight. The dinner gets donations from a variety of businesses, including Perry, Pioneer Saloon, Bigwood Bread, Ricoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and even Lizzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fresh Coffee. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP

ises turkey and ham, and there are take-away boxes for those who would prefer to take their dinner home. A non-denominational Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held at 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at St. Charles Hall in Hailey. Tammy Eaton says there will be crafts for the kids sponsored by The Bead Shop and Colortyme. The dinner is sponsored by a variety of groups and individuals, including The Bead Shop, Colortyme, Rotary Club, Bellevue Haunted Forest, McClainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Mahoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. And Sweetwater, 870 Maple

Leaf Drive in Hailey, is putting together a dinner potluck at the Sweetwater Clubhouse in Hailey on Thanksgiving Day. The fun begins with appetizers at 2 p.m. just in time to catch the Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints football game on the clubhouse theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big screen. Dinner will be served at 3 p.m. or a bit after. Participants are asked to bring a favorite potluck dish and beverage. RSVP by calling Karen Province at 720-1992 or emailing twp



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wo doors from Arlyn Bodily, superClint Stennettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intendent at the time office in the Stennett received a Idaho Capitol G.E.D. from Valstood in the River ley High School, Run Lodge Friday recalled how Stenafternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a nett asked him silent testament whether heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d help by: Karen to the man who him run for Senate. Bossick would no longer â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why me?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk through them. And he said because Former Hailey you and my mother are Postmaster Kathleen Eder the only Democrats I know,â&#x20AC;? stood at one, a smile forming Bodily said. on her face as she recalled how Stennett was a fun, gentle, she slammed a door on Stennett honest man who had a burning when he published something desire to make the world a better she disliked in the Wood River place, said Stennettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyhood Journal. buddy Ed Garcia. He first car â&#x20AC;&#x153;We later became friends and was a Camaroâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with no back had many a laugh over that inciwindow and no heater. And he dent over the years,â&#x20AC;? she said. was a classic western jock who Stennettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to win over hunted, fished, rode horses, friends with his famous smile roped and was a hotdog skier on was shared again and again snow and water. Friday afternoon as hundreds â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once there was a bill before of people crowded into the River the Legislature arguing whether Run Lodge to pay tribute to the canals are navigable waters. longtime Wood River Valley Clintâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position was that, of resident who died Oct. 14 after course, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re navigable because a two-year battle with brain he had waterskied canals behind cancer. a pickup truck,â&#x20AC;? emcee Rob â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clint never took no for an Santa told the crowd. answer,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Gorham, who The bill passed. worked for Stennett at the Wood A farmboy, Stennett decided River Journal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just smiled punching typewriter keys was and kept talkingâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;? more agreeable than movThe crowd ranged from ing pipe and so he got degree Idaho cowboy Muzzie Braun in Journalism at Idaho State who staged a shout-out for Clint University. After a brief stint at as he sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heart of Idahoâ&#x20AC;? to the Idaho Statesman, he moved Gov. Butch Otter, who sat on the to Hailey where he ran the Wood other side of the River Journal political fence and bought Chafrom Stennett. nel 13 TV and Stennett KSKI radio. served as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was the Democrat in the consummate Idaho legislature salesman,â&#x20AC;? for 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;10 Santa said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dan Gorham of those years as Gorham worked for Stennett at said you had to minority leader be good to sell the Wood River Journal twp of the Senate. air.â&#x20AC;?

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Have you been naughty or nice this year? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss your chance to tell Santa about how good youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been and what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wishing for Christmas this year. Catch him, in person, in the lower part of Giacobbi Square in Ketchum between 1 and 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Nov. 26, 27 and 28.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clint never took no for an answer.â&#x20AC;?

Stennettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow Michelle greets Nils Ribi in the River Run lodge where she and Clint were married in 1996.

Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey recently presented the first-ever BLM Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awards to agency employees for exceptional public service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These awards recognize outstanding leadership, dedicated stewardship, successful collaborative efforts, and innovative approaches that are making the Bureau of Land Management the premier natural and cultural resources management agency in the Department of the Interior,â&#x20AC;? said Abbey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are the BLMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most valuable asset, and these awardees set superior examples for all of us to follow.â&#x20AC;? Of the six awards, one went to Jeff Christenson, Challis Field Office, BLM-Idaho. Christenson is the recipient of the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spirit of Service Award. According to Abbey, he manages the BLM-Idaho Challis Field Office recreation program, the success of which is directly attributable to his diligence and initiative. In addition, his extensive community involvement outside of the field office serves people throughout the Challis Field Office area. Whether participating in a local trails group, umpiring Little League games, or promoting fundraisers for local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Mr. Christenson epitomizes the spirit of public service.

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briefs Maggie Acker joins Animal Centers The Sun Valley Animal Center and Sawtooth Animal Center are pleased to announce the association of Maggie Acker Collins, DVM. Dr. Collins will rotate between both clinics, practicing in small animal internal medicine and surgery. A graduate of Wood River High School, Dr. Collins attended the University of New Hampshire where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She was then accepted to Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Collins belonged to the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Holistic Club, the Canine Club and the Zoo and Wildlife Club. Excited to join the family practice at the Sun Valley Animal Center with father Dr. Randy Acker and uncle Dr. Scott Acker, and at Sawtooth Animal Center with uncle Dr. Mark Acker, Dr.

Volunteer Peter Anderson rewards a non-barking dog with a click and a treat.


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he Animal Shelter that’s the last thing of the Wood they want. Shelter River Valley dogs are starved for has long prided attention.” itself on being a Keeping their no-kill shelter. But treats out of sight recently it’s made in their pockets strides toward or in a pouch by: Karen becoming a no-bark wrapped around Bossick shelter, as well. their waist, the volThe shelter took unteers walked past its first step toward disthe cages one at a time. pensing with the woofs with On the first walk-through, the help of Kelley Bollen, an only one dog refrained from animal behaviorist from Cornell barking. The other dogs watched University’s College of Veterias each volunteer made a clicknary Medicine. ing sound and rewarded that dog And already—a couple of with a treat. months after the initial trainOn the second walk-through, ing—it’s having an impact, said nearly every dog refrained from Jo-Anne Dixon, executive direcbarking, eagerly awaiting its tor of the shelter in Croy Canyon treat, while the dogs in cages on west of Hailey. the other side of the road contin“I was giving a tour of the faued to bark. cility the other day and I noticed Kelley then told the volunteers how quiet all of our dogs were. to teach the dogs to be calm as The only ones that were barking they took them out of their cages were the dogs in impound—the to go on a walk. strays that we don’t own and Each volunteer waited for an haven’t worked with yet,” said extra second in front of a barkDixon. ing dog to see if the dog would Cutting out the barking will sit. Dogs who sat, in addition to help the dogs at the shelter not barking, were given a click become more adoptable, said and a treat. Volunteers immediBollen, who started out working ately turned away from jumping with primates, but eventually dogs before starting the process turned her attention to dogs. over again. Cutting out the barking will also “This is going to take a lot of reduce the dogs’ stress. patience,” observed volunteer “Think of the life of a shelter Bridget Cimino. dog,” she said. “There’s chaos Actually, it didn’t. Within from 8 in the morning until 5 a few minutes, even the most at night, with workers cleaning incorrigible dog was exhibiting the kennel and visitors coming the desired behavior. And in through. Then there’s absolutely another half-hour’s time, Bollen nothing going on at night. Both had shown the volunteers how extremes are stressful. And the to get the dogs to walk on leash barking just adds to it—one dog without pulling and to get the barks, they all bark. They’re dogs to put their nose on their aroused, they can’t help it. We open outstretched palms. need to help the dogs with that Target touching, as Bollen for the sake of their own health.” called it, desensitizes the dogs Bollen nodded to Canine to outstretched hands so they’re Row—a road leading to the aninot as apt to bite a stranger who mal shelter’s office. Every time tries to pet them. It can also be a vehicle or person walked past used to keep dogs close by when the cages that lined both sides bicyclists are passing or other of the road, a cacophony of barks dogs are approaching. pierced the air and the barking “It gives them something to extended for several minutes focus on besides the other dogs,” after the passerby had disapBollen said. “Of course, the key peared. to all of this is consistency. VolBollen gave each of the volunteers need to be consistent in unteers standing in front of her using these tools.” a clicker—a handheld device Nadia Novik, the shelter’s they could press to make a click operations manager, said that to tell the dog it’s performing a the Wood River shelter is unique, desired behavior. compared with many shelters, “Now, I want you to walk to for its continual quest to improve each cage on the left side of the the animals’ quality of life as road. If the dog is quiet, click well as trying to make them and give it a treat. If it’s barkmore adoptable. ing, walk away,” she said. “This kind of training pro“I want to teach the dogs that vides lifesaving tools for our if people are walking by, it’s staff and volunteers to use with more rewarding to be calm— the animals,” she said. they’re more adoptable, for one. Dixon agreed: “As an organiIf you walk away, they learn that zation, we are continually trying barking chases you away—and to be a leader in best shelter

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel better when things are neat and organized, though this may be quite a feat now. Your schedule is packed to the gills, and there is hardly time for you to clean up, return phone calls or do extra things for yourself like get a haircut. If you can enlist some help, you’ll put yourself in a better position.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The friend who is not demanding may not capture your attention as well as a certain needy person has. That’s why you have to make a conscious decision to make the extra effort to appreciate friends who are capable and self-sufficient. Doing so will be extremely lucky for you this week.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will have a playful relationship with your loved ones because you make that your intention. You realize how important it is to make humor and fun a big priority. And your work only gets better as you connect more often with your loved ones through fun and play.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Humor heals. The best part is that you don’t have to laugh about your own problems to get the benefit of this emotional balm -- someone else’s will do just fine. It doesn’t matter what you’re laughing at; it just matters that you do. You’ll have a roaring good time with laid-back Libra or Capricorn.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will have so many fantastic ideas this week that it might be difficult to know which ones you should act on first. You can ask others, but that won’t bring you any closer to success. Assume you already have all the answers inside you, and go with your gut instinct. You are more psychic than you know.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may not feel that you have the skills to tackle the job you are given, but that doesn’t keep you from doing a fantastic job. Your performance is even better than that of more experienced folks, largely because of the questions you ask. You assume nothing and learn everything you need to know.

THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You feel a strong sense of purpose this year as you do the things that make a difference. Your love life thrives into the new year as you find it increasingly easy to put others first, communicate well and make your loved ones feel special. You get an idea and run with it in January. Though there are some costs involved in getting this off the ground, in a few months your finances will be favorably affected. In April, you’ll have the gumption to go out and get new clients, customtwp ers and fans.

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wednesday, 11.24.10

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** Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 12:15-1:15 p.m. - YMCA in Ketchum. 727-9622. **TFN** _Mixing It Up For The Shelter - 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Bar & Grill. 10% of proceeds go to the Animal Shelter **47** 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** 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** SStra8up - 9 p.m. at the Silver Dollar, Bellevue. **47**

thursday, 11.25.10

Sun Valley Resort winter operations begin! (weather dependant) **47** 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K - 10:00 a.m. at the Community Campus. **47** 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** e Thanksgiving Day Dinner - 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Hall on 1st Ave in Hailey. Anyone is welcome. Crafts are offered for the kis, as well as cartoons. **47**

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

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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** Ladies Night at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Every Thursday after 6 p.m. Info: 721-8045. **TFN**

friday, 11.26.10

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** Sun Valley/Ketchum Gallery Walk 5–8 p.m., at participating galleries. Warren Millers’s Wintervention Film Showing - 8:00 p.m. at the Sun Valley Opera House. **47** SThe Tumblers - 8:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery. **47** SDJ Tessa - 9 p.m. at the Silver Dollar, Bellevue. **47** SSun Valley Trio - 9 p.m. at the Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley. **47**

saturday, 11.27.10, Yoga Workshop - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the YMCA in Ketchum. Taught by Paula Child Yin /Yoga Nidra. Call 727-9622 to register.


Bowls fundraiser - 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** SCarter Freeman at the Brick Bar in Bellevue, 8 p.m. **47** SDJ McClain at McClain’s Pizzeria in Hailey, 10 p.m. No Cover. **TFN**

sunday, 11.28.10

Sewcial Society open sew - 12-4 p.m. at the Fabric Granery in Hailey. **TFN** 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**

monday, 11.29.10

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

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Massage Therapy - 9-12 - The Senior Connection in Hailey. 788-3468. **TFN** Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria). Mondays 12:15 - 1:00. Come, play, and laugh. **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** Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., at the Senior Connection. **TFN**

tuesday, 11.30.10

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 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. **44**

Free acupuncture clinic for veterans, military and their families - Cody Acupuncture Clinic 12 E. Walnut in Hailey - 6:30-8 p.m. 720-7530 **TFN** Kundalini Yoga Class with HansMukh 6:30 to 7:45p.m. 416 Main Street Suite 101 in Hailey. Info: 721-7478 **TFN**

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KDPI 89.3 presents The Shake Shack - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA.

Master Naturalist Informational Open House - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wood River Land Trust Office.

Bus Trip to Boise to see “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Morrison Center. Call Peggy Hollitz for details. 726-9316

New Years Eve at the Sun Valley Brewery. Info: 788-0805.


What would you do with 35 square inches? Calling all Nordic enthusiasts with a desire to get creative! The BCRD and the Galena & The Trails Advisory Council invite you to celebrate Galena & The Trails and express your PASSION for Nordic, nature, Galena Lodge or the trails, by participating in a special Winter Benefit exhibition. The BCRD calls it the “5x7 Passion Project.” On a 5x7 or 35-square-inch surface, create a drawing, photograph, poem, painting, essay, collage, or sculpture—if it’s

a reflection of your passion for Galena and the Trails, they want it! All 5x7 Passion Project creations will be on display in the Limelight Room at the 15th Annual Galena & The Trails Winter Benefit, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Submissions will be sold that night with all proceeds supporting Galena and The Trails. For more details and to receive an entry form, contact Kris Stoffer at 578-5455, or visit

WRAA holds marketing / tech meetings The Wood River Arts Alliance will hold two marketing and technology workshops on Thursday, Dec. 2, in Limelight Salon C at the Sun Valley Inn. The workshop is presented with generous support of the Sun Valley Resort and the WRAA Advisory Council. The speaker is Ron Evans of Arts Marketing Consultants in Sunnyvale, Calif. Evans is a leading developer and researcher of arts marketing and audience development using technology. His primary area of interest is the exploration of emerging technologies and their impact on patron behavior in expanding arts audiences. The morning session is on best practices in e-mail marketing (9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.). The afternoon session

is on content management systems and how to reduce costs by updating your own online presence (1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.). More information about the topics is on the WRAA website. The cost is $15 for one session and $35 for all day with lunch. Space is limited. Online pre-registration is required: Workshop.html Evans is also available for a limited number of 50-minute individual consultations on the morning of Dec. 3. This is an extension of the workshop in which he will address an organization’s specific questions about marketing through e-mail and website management. The cost is $125. To book an individual consultation, please call 578-7720.

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Theraputic Low Back Class - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday taught by Katherine Pleasants. Toastmaster Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Call for location 726-9316.

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Trout Unlimited, Hemingway Chapter Open Meeting - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt Restaurant. Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony - 6:00 p.m. in Hailey. Info: 788-3484.

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including a Sun Valley lift ticket and Eddie Bauer First Ascent jacket,” said Crist. “I’m really looking forward to it.” The movie also features Crist, duPont and Crist’s brother Zach threading their way between massive red rock cliffs in undisclosed locations in southern

Utah. The rest of the movie features ski stars like Lindsey Vonn, Chris Davenport and Jonny Moseley skiing against canvases of white in Antarctica, Austria’s Arlberg, British Columbia’s Columbia Mountains, New Zealand’s Mount Aspiring

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National Park, Alaska’s Isthmus and Carpathian and the Greater Caucasus Range of Georgia, which until this year was offlimits to foreigners due to political and civil unrest. None of those adventures can match putting his ski tracks right alongside that of polar bear tracks for Reggie Crist. “I’d say I was as nervous or almost as nervous as skiing among the avalanches in Alaska,” he said. “It was unforgettable.” To Know if You Go What: Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” When: 8 p.m. Friday; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday Where: Friday and Saturday at the Sun Valley Opera House in Sun Valley; Sunday at the Community Campus Theatre, 1020 Fox Acres Road in Hailey Tickets: $18 available at Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey and the Sun Valley Opera House. Everyone attending “Wintervention” receives a free lift ticket voucher to Soldier Mountain and a coupon worth $25 off a purchase of $100 or more at Sturtevants. Groups of 12 or more will receive $1 off each ticket plus Warren Miller DVDs and swag by calling 800-523-7117. Pre-parties: From 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at The Boiler Room in Sun Valley and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at KB’s Burritos in Hailey. Giveaways include Sun Valley lift tickets, Soldier Mountain season passes, Eddie Bauer First Ascent jacket and fleece, Sturtevant’s gift certificates, Warren Miller hoodies and more. In addition, there will be a drawing at intermission for a heli-ski trip to Canadian Mountain Holidays in British Columbia for four, plus other prizes.

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briefs Aqua Pro wins international award Aqua Pro Spa and Pool won a prestigious silver award in the 2010 Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence, presented annually, recognize and reward the most beautiful and creative pools, spas and hot tubs across the United States and around the world. Competition is open to APSP member builders, designers and service and retail firms. More than 300 pool, spa and hot tub projects were entered in the 2010 competition. Aqua Pro’s project was one of 39 silver medals awarded. The Hailey-based company received the award for its installation in Sun Valley, Idaho. The award-winning spa is 100 percent hand-tiled, with interior tiles in hues of blue and green that flow seamlessly with the threesided vanishing edge made of Arabian black granite. The spa is beautifully surrounded by an Oakley stone veranda. The spa owner had a vision; Aqua

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Local ice dancers qualify for Jr. Nationals Sun Valley ice dancers Chloe Lewis and her partner Logan Bye of Colorado Springs captured Gold at the Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships Nov. 9-13, 2010, in Culver City, California. Rose-Lewis, a 10-year-old Community School fifthgrader, and her partner competed in a field of four dance teams by skating two compulsory dances and one free dance. Lewis and Bye placed first in all three dances, concluding the competition with a final score more than 10 points higher than the second-place dance team. The victory qualifies the pair for competition at the 2011 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 14 -18. Sun Valley’s Regional Junior Ladies Free Skate Champion, Shayna Moellenburg, also competed at the Section Championships last week. Competing

in a challenging field of 12 other regional free skate medalists, Moellenburg placed ninth in her Short Program and eighth in her Free Skate, finishing eighth overall. Also last weekend, seven local skaters passed USFS tests in Ogden, Utah. Caitlin Sholtis passed her Intermediate Free Skate test, and Isabella Bourret passed Preliminary Free Skate. Free Skate tests determine a skater’s competitive free-skate level. Five skaters passed Moves in the field tests. Sheldon Gentling and Tara Ware passed Pre-Juvenile Moves, Tatum Fuller passed Preliminary Moves, and Christine Dufur and Sage Curtis passed Pre-Preliminary Moves. Grace Hoffman passed the European Waltz, the Foxtrot, and the 14 Step, completing her Pre-Silver Ice Dancing level in Utah last October.

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ig Bird can’t wait to get the party started. The tall lanky Sesame Street creation has bedecked himself out in yellow tree boughs this year as part of the 13th annual Festival of Trees, which begins Wednesday, Dec. 1 and runs through the Gala Celebration on Dec. 4. The Big Bird tree—one of four created by Sue Bridgman Florists—will be among at least 15 decorated Christmas trees spotlighted in the newly redesigned Senior Connection in Hailey. This year each of the trees will be packaged with something special. The Big Bird tree, for instance, will come with a cruiser. Others will include wine and dinner, $2,000 worth of golf items and a birthday party for up to 15 kids at the Senior Connection ice cream parlor. Shoppers can bid on the trees up until the Festival of Trees gala auction on Saturday, Dec. 4. “We want to showcase all the things the community has given us, to show that the Senior Connection is not just a place for old people but that it’s a thriving community campus” said Senior Connection Director Kim Coonis. “We figured other groups are renting out this facility. Why shouldn’t we have our own party here, as well?! ” Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Meals on Wheels and the Senior Connection. Here’s the schedule: Wednesday, Dec. 1—“A Christmas Affair” Shoppers may check out the decorated trees at The Senior Connection at 721 3rd Ave. S., in Hailey from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, hamburgers and other foods will be for sale. And local vendors will sell such Christmas gifts as jewelry, ski hats, scarves and Christmas tree ornaments. Admission is free. Friday, Dec. 3—Panache Fashion Show and Luncheon Panache will throw its annual fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., along with soup, salad, wine, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets are $30. Saturday, Dec. 4—Gala Event and Showcase of Trees The swanky cocktail party, which will be emceed by Zou 75’s

This tree will be auctioned off with a Wild Game Dinner package.

Rob and Kris Cronin from 6 to 9 p.m., will include two drinks *select cocktails, beer or wine), some snazzy hors d’oeuvres, prizes and a live auction featuring at least 15 decorated trees and other auction items. DJ Michael White will spin the music. There will also be a raffle drawing for two separate $1,000 Atkinson’s gift certificates. Admission is $50. For tickets or information call the Senior Connection at 788twp 3468.

’Anne Gilman and Casey Hanrahan have created a forest in their Gilman Contemporary gallery on Sun Valley Road. Aspens brought in from the outdoors are accenting 16 mixed media paintings inspired by the forest. The exhibition is titled “BOSQUE III,” which means “Forest” in Spanish. It was conceived by artists Luis Garcia-Nerey and Anke Schofield — two Cuban artists who began collaborating after meeting in New York. The exhibition will be on display from 5 to 8 tonight when Ketchum galleries throw their doors open for their Thanksgiving Gallery Walk. The Cubans’ work, which includes resin peeking through paint, challenges viewers to examine their perception of what goes on in a forest in a new light. One painting, for instance, features a bear with what looks like a cocktail glass. Another, called “Twin Peaks,” shows two bears back to back as if they’re mirror images of each other. A hawk dangles a ball of yarn in still another. “I like its contemporary take on landscape,” added Gallery Owner L’Anne Gilman. “I love the human context in the wild. The imagery is beautiful and the technique innovative. It takes the hierarchy in the forest and shows how it could parallel social dynamics in modern-day society.” Here are some of the other exhibits you’ll see: Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley Road at First Avenue—Inspired by Japanese Bizen ceramic techniques, Ron Ehrlich incorporates three-dimensional qualities onto his paintings with vigorously applied brushstrokes. Argentinean painter Sebastian Spreng, by contrast, paints semiabstract landscape paintings that are gauzy and serene. Broschofsky Galleries, 360 East Ave.—A show of new works will be featured through the winter, including works by Russell Chatham, Michael Coleman, Brandon Cook, Edward Curtis, J.C. Dye, Glen Edwards, Jan Grotenbreg, Tom Howard, Jack Koonce, William Matthews, Gordon McConnell, Theodore Villa and Andy Warhol. Kneeland Gallery, 271 1st Ave. N.—Miniature paintings—ideal for the beginning collector or those with limited wall space—is being featured at Kneeland this month. Featured artists include Craig Kosak, Bart Walker, Colin Poole, Lori

McNee, Chuck Rawle, Shanna Kunz, Ovanes Berberian, James Palmersheim and Fred Choate. Several of the artists will be in attendance during the reception. Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley Road at First Avenue— Dutch artist Sjer Jacobs will exhibit several figurative works he’s titled “Family and Friends” that include radiant portrayals of families, friends and groups of people relating to one another in everyday life. “What Jacobs recently drew acclaim for a public project on display in Maaseik , Netherlands, that features more than 50 life size ceramic figures on skateboards, tricycles, wheelchairs, motorcycles, shopping carts and even a Volkswagen Bug. Instead of depicting them in a literal realistic fashion, he conveys the human behavior and expression of various scenes through a linear technique in which each figure is defined by an energetic outline that leaves viewers responsible for imagining the rest. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 1st Ave. N.—Ed Musante’s cigar box paintings and small works are being featured this month. An exhibition titled “Nature Revisited” features the works of Linda Lowe, Michelle Haglund, Robert McCauley, Chris Reilly, Brad Rude and Allison Stewart. And “A Sense of Place XVIII” features works by Victoria Adams, James Cook, Brad Durham, Tony Foster, Laura McPhee and Theodore Waddell. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington streets—The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is sporting some interesting astral takes in its new “Cosmic” exhibition. Among them, a series of quilts by Anna Von Mertens who used computers to chart the rotation of the stars at particular moments in history—the Battle of Wounded Knee, for instance— and stitch those star paths onto her quilts. Toneri Hink Gallery, 400 Sun Valley Road, is featuring new dressers and desks by R.C. Hink that feature legs in cowboy boots. The gallery also features metal giraffes and cool mutts playing saxes and Lynn Toneri’s vintage water colors of Sun Valley scenes. Fredric Boloix Fine Arts, 300 1st Ave., is featuring the works of such masters of Picasso and Matisse. David M. Norton Gallery, 511 Sun Valley Road, is featuring paintings of the American West by such artists as Jim Norton and Maynard Dixon. twp


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The Senior Connection recently engaged in a $2.4 million makeover that included the addition of 4,000 square feet, an old-fashioned soda fountain, heated pavers, outdoor benches and a bike rack and those essential but nonsexy items like a new drainage system and garbage enclosure. A long-needed kitchen remodel will finish the project as soon as the Connection can come up with $275,000. Even though the kitchen is still being redone, the Connection is serving lunch full open to the public for $6 each day from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays. The lunches, which cost $6, including turkey dinners, fish and chips, pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Salad bars are available Mondays and Wednesdays. The full ticket lunch buyers help subsidize the seniors meals since seniors don’ have to pay. “The construction workers have found us. And we’d like to serve other members of the public, as well,” said Coonis. “We’ve done it with contributions ranging from $10 to $300,000. And we did it when everyone said it couldn’t be done,” said Coonis. “It’s the community that’s given us and we want to show them what they’ve done.”

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Ketchum resident Jeff Lamoureux and his son Will were among dozens of valley residents who celebrated the opening of Galena Lodge last weekend. Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP

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rom Nov. 12 to Dec. 12, you can recycle all your phone books quickly and easily at locations in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. In partnership with the Environmental Resource Center and Clear Creek Disposal, Names and Numbers has sponsored this annual phone book recycling drive for the past several years.  You can find dedicated phone book recycling bins at Sun Valley City Hall; Elkhorn Fire Station; recycling drops at the east end of 4th Street in Ketchum and at the Hailey Park and Ride (a complete map of these locations is located on the ERC’s website, www.ercsv.

org). Of course, you can always recycle your old phone books at the Recycling Center at Ohio Gulch. But between Nov. 12 and Dec. 12, you can find convenient drop-offs around the Valley.  So go through your house and office and dig out all those old phone books that are collecting dust or propping open a door.  De-clutter your space while helping to protect our environment. Tell your co-workers—be the designated collector. Special thanks to this campaign sponsor, Names and Numbers. Got a question or want to draft your own ERCbeat? Contact the ERC at ERCbeat@ or 726-4333. twp

briefs Third Annual Master Naturalist Course This January, the Environmental Resource Center, Wood River Land Trust, and Sawtooth National Recreation Area will launch the third year of our local Idaho Master Naturalist chapter. Each year begins with a 43hour training course which provides participants with a broad background in the natural sciences - this session includes topics such as astronomy, botany, rangeland management, and snow science. To certify as a Master Naturalist, participants then give 40 hours of service to various non-profits and agencies in our valley. Our members have, among other projects, collected sagebrush seed for restoration projects, delivered environmental education programs at the symphony, and

assisted researchers at bird banding stations. Chapter members gain new skills and knowledge while agencies increase their organizational capacity, making this a program that greatly benefits the entire community. Tuesday, Dec. 7, the chapter leaders will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. (with a formal presentation at 6:30) at the WRLT office (119 E. Bullion Street, Hailey) to provide community members with more information on the program structure, class topics and speakers, and volunteer opportunities. If you can’t attend and would like more information, or would like to register now, please contact the Environmental Resource Center at 208.726.4333, visit, or email

new events site Nordic Town USA, aka Sun Valley/ Ketchum/Wood River Valley, Idaho, introduces a brand new website for all things Nordic www.NordicTownUSA. com brings all the events, destinations, activities, programs and services available into one easy-to-find location. This new year-round resource is the place to start for finding the what, when and

where for Nordic skiing and related sports in the Wood River Valley. The website is available for the listing of events, organizations and activities that enhance the opportunities to enjoy the Nordic skiing experience in Sun Valley. Use the contact information at to submit a request for inclusion.

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s’ mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.” John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, “May I ask what the turkey did?”


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When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.

Financial Planning ~ good advice from local businesses ~

Put year-end tax strategies into motion

By Lori Nurge, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ&#x201E;˘, First Vice President - Investments

there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the processing of paper work may take some time, so start early. Next, family members in the 10% hinking about your and 15% tax brackets taxes may not be (think adult children and the most enjoyable grandchildren or parents task, especially around Lori Nurge you may be supporting) the holidays. But staying may be eligible for the 0% on top of your finances long-term capital gains rate in as the year comes to a close can 2010. Obviously, this creates a make it more tolerable. prime opportunity for you to gift Martin Scoll, Vice Presiappreciated securities to these dent of Life Event Services for individuals for them to sell. Wells Fargo Advisors, says it is However, there are potential paramount to start preparing pitfalls, such as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;kiddie taxâ&#x20AC;? as early as possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good tax rules, that you should discuss preparation and planning starts with your Financial Advisor and on January 1,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tax professional. wait until December to start Fund your IRA and/or emdealing with your year-end planployer retirement accounts. ning. Reviewing your finances Maximizing your contributions and giving some thought to your to retirement plans may reduce taxes in early Fall will not only your taxable income. You can keep you ahead of the game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it make IRA contributions until will also likely save you money.â&#x20AC;? April 15, 2011. But you must Here are some tax-efficient complete any salary deferral strategies that may help minicontributions to employer retiremize your tax bill. ment accounts by Dec. 31, 2010. Create or add to a 529 Complete your Roth IRA college savings plan. If you conversion. Completing the are investing in a 529 college conversion of a traditional IRA savings plan to help pay a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or qualified retirement plan to a or grandchildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s higher education Roth IRA by December 31 will expenses, consider maximizing give you the ability to defer the your 2010 gifts now. Or if you need to establish a new 529 plan, taxable income from the conversion to tax years 2011 and 2012. start the process today. WaitFor 2010 conversions only, you ing until the last minute could may decide to pay all of the taxes prevent you from claiming a resulting from the conversion in 2010 state income tax deduction 2010. The default is to have 50% or using your 2010 annual excluof the income included in your sion that lets you gift $13,000 2011 tax filing and the balance (for individuals) or $26,000 (for in your 2012 tax filing. Your tax married couples) to a benefiprofessional can help determine ciary without triggering gift tax which alternative is better for implications. Please consider you, especially given potentially the investment objectives, risks, higher income tax rates in 2011 charges and expenses carefully and beyond. before investing in a 529 savings Remember that required plan. The official statement, minimum distributions which contains this and other (RMDs) have been reinstatinformation, can be obtained by ed. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re age 70-1/2 or older, calling your financial advisor. you are obligated to take RMDs Read it carefully before you from your 401(k), 403(b) and invest. similar qualified plans, as well Prepare for possible as from your traditional IRAs, Education Savings Account by December 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; failure to do so changes. Many significant can result in a severe 50% IRS provisions of the landmark penalty. There are certain excep2001 tax reform legislation are tions to this rule, so talk with scheduled to â&#x20AC;&#x153;sunsetâ&#x20AC;? or expire your Financial Advisor to find on Dec. 31, 2010. As a result, out what they are and if they apEducation Savings Accounts ply to your situation. (ESAs) are changing in 2011 To help you determine which unless Congress enacts furof these strategies are most benther legislation (which has not eficial for your personal financial occurred as of press time). The and overall tax situation, talk annual contribution limit will be with your Financial Advisor and reduced to $500 per beneficiary; tax professional. only post-secondary education twp expenses will qualify; and the contribution deadline will move back to December 31 of each tax year. Given these changes and This article was written by Wells others, many ESA owners are Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy considering moving their ESA of Lori Nurge, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL funds to a 529 plan. This can be PLANNERâ&#x201E;˘, First Vice President â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Indone tax-free if you meet certain vestments, in the Courtyard Building requirements; check with your in Ketchum at 725-2146. Financial Advisor and tax professional for details. Wells Fargo Advisors does not renMake charitable contribuder legal or tax advice. While this infortions. A charity must receive mation is not intended to replace your your cash or stock gift by year discussions with your tax/legal adviend for you to be eligible for a sor, it may help you to comprehend the 2010 income tax deduction. If tax implications of your investments you make a donation by check, and plan tax-efficiently going forward. the envelope must be postThe material is solely for informational marked no later than December purposes and is not a solicitation or 31 (assuming the check clears in an offer to buy any security or instrudue course). But if you plan to ment or to participate in any trading gift securities, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait until strategy. the last days of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gifts Investments in securities and inof securities must be irrevocable surance products are: NOT FDIC-INby year end to allow for a curSURED/NOT BANK-GUARANTEED/MAY rent-year deduction. LOSE VALUE Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member Gift to family members. SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and The same time frames apply â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells you are planning to give cash Fargo & Company. or a check, you may not need a Š2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. long lead time but checks must All rights reserved. 0910-0352 [84643clear by year end. If you are v1] 08/10 e6974 considering gifting securities,


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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Reed to the position of vice president of sales and marketing for its Sun Valley office. Reed has over a decade of success in the real estate profession and is a local to the Wood River Valley. Stephanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knowledge of the local market and continued education through the Coldwell Banker system has helped her to excel in both sales and management for the firm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very excited that Stephanie is taking a much greater role in the leadership of our Sun Valley office. She is an amazing leader, people person, and salesperson, and Coldwell Banker is lucky to have her,â&#x20AC;? said Todd Conklin. Stephanie will assume, to a great extent, the oversight of marketing, recruiting and management for the Sun Valley office. She will also continue to focus much of her attention on furthering her already successful sales career.

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Ketchumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest townhome development, Elevation 6000, located at 310 Sage Road, just minutes away from the Warm Springs ski lift area for the Sun Valley resort, was named as a 2010 Builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice for Builder Magazine in their October 2010 issue. The magazine named the development for their interior architecture. Compared to the rough and elegant stone finishes of the exterior, the inside interior boasts a balance of clean lines of cast concrete floors, semiprecious stones, mosaic tiles, warm wood finishes and copper accents. The development is unique in that the townhomes are built into the mountain so extra care has been taken to make sure that the interiors were still light and warm. Many green products where used in the building, including low or no-VOC paints and sealers, Plyboo flooring and wall covering, composite wood cabinets, natural artisan plasters, and clean-burning ethanol fireboxes. For information, contact Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties at 6223400 or visit them online at

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To Your Health ~ good advice from local practitioners ~

Giving thanks By VEE RILEY


he first Thanksgiving was a real bash!  Imagine three whole days of merrymaking, dancing, singing and feasting.  The tables were spread with a bountiful display of pumpkin pudding, skillet bread of cornmeal, and a variety of dried fruits.  By this time, the pilgrims had made friends with the native people, who brought fish and wild game. After the hardships endured in crossing the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620, and their first winter on land, this group of seafarers felt confident that their settlement would endure.  They were grateful! What does it mean to be grateful?  Rhonda Byrne, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the POWERâ&#x20AC;? (also â&#x20AC;&#x153;the SECRETâ&#x20AC;?) has this to say about gratitude.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to feel sad or have any negative feelings when you are grateful.  If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the midst of a difficult situation, look for something to be grateful for.  When you find one thing, then look for another, and then another, because every single thing you find to be grateful

for changes the situation.  Gratitude is the bridge from negative feelings to harnessing the force of love!â&#x20AC;? In 1620, Europe was in turmoil.  Those who left England in a small merchant vessel were looking for a new world.  In sailing, they were only concerned about  the weather, not knowing they were moving right into the history books. Today, our world is suffering from much disharmony.  We, too, are looking for a new Earth.  Let us remember those who came before us and keep the hopes and dreams alive!  Each day we are making history and each moment counts.   This Thanksgiving season, may we celebrate with our songs of gratitude, and in the midst of this, give a gift back to the Earth with a moment of silenceâ&#x20AC;Ś and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank you.â&#x20AC;? twp


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a recipe…from my table to yours TWP: Why did you choose this recipe? SE: I’ve been baking it since 1979, and it’s a good way to use up gigantic zucchinis that you get at the end of the year. Grates up and freezes perfectly. TWP: How did you get interested in cooking? SE: I’ve always done it, since I was little. TWP: How long have you lived in the Wood River Valley? SE: 35 years. TWP: What do you like about the Valley? SE: My friends and almost everything else.


Zucchini Brownies by Shelley Enderud 2 C. Flour 1 1/4 C. sugar 1/2 C. cocoa 1/2 C. salad oil 2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt * 2 C. grated zucchini 1/2+ C. chopped walnuts

Mix dry ingredients. Add oil and vanilla and mix until consistency of damp sand. Add zucchini and walnuts — mix. Pour into greased 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees 30-45 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

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* Frozen zucchini works great, too. Package grated zucchini in 2 C. portions in freezer bags. DO NOT DRAIN the thawed zucchini before using in this recipe.

Sun Valley ramps up fun with terrain park 58/63: 72: One of the Joznik girls rides the rail. 73: 20: Photo: KAREN BOSSICK

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The terrain park has transformed Dollar Mountain luring many of the youngsters who used to ride Baldy to Baldy’s sister hill. PhotoS: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP

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By KAREN BOSSICK Sun Valley looked a little hipper, a little cooler last year—all thanks to the addition of some tabletops and rails and even a skier cross course that invited skiers jump a couple gaps the size of a castle moat, bounce up and down in the rhythm section, sail across a couple tables and bank a few turns! Now, the resort, which is embarking on its 75th anniversary season as America’s first destination ski resort, is ramping up the fun with 26 new play features, including a unique quad wall that will be unveiled during a Season Rail Exhibition and Barbecue on Dec. 17. Hot shot skiers and boarders are expected to turn out in droves to test the unique Quad Wall especially built for the 75th anniversary season. “The kids are looking at these like, “Really? That’s ours? Do we really get to play on them?” said Sun Valley’s Freestyle Coach Andy Gilbert. “It’s been a long time coming, but this winter’s going to be a great adventure with all these new features.” Terrain Park Manager Brian Callahan said the new features are a must to lure the 21st cen-

tury families to the resort. “It’s the 12-year-old who dictates where the family is going to spend Christmas or Spring Break,” he said. “If we don’t offer them something like this, they’re going to go to Disneyland.” Dollar Mountain’s Terrain Park beckons users to “skateboard” on the snow, sliding across jibs or metal bars and metal boxes and leaping over tabletop jumps. “It’s a sick park, meaning it’s cool or groovy,” said Sun Valley spokesman Mike Fitzpatrick. “I think it will make us the epicenter of the free riding community, bringing the rocks stars of twin tips and snowboards here.” Sun Valley took its time getting around to building a half-pipe and terrain park, much to the consternation of local freestyle skiers and boarders. But the resort took the plunge under new General Manager Tim Silva last year. And, as is Sun Valley’s style, the resort jumped in with both feet, hiring one of the country’s top terrain park builders with the idea of producing one of the top Terrain Parks in the nation in three to five years. SnowPark Technologies, which built Sun Valley’s terrain park, crafts courses for the ESPN Winter X Games and several resorts including Northstar- at-Tahoe, Copper Mountain, Big Bear, Aspen/Snowmass and Cranmore

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ramping............................................................... from pg 19 Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. It also built the daunting SkierCross course down Dollar Mountain for the Honda Ski Tour and Jeep King of the Mountain series, which brought such competitors as Casey Puckett and Daron Rahlves to Sun Valley a couple years ago. Snow Park Technologies moved the tubing hill from one side of Dollar Mountain to a spot near the new terrain park to add to what Brian Callahan calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Family Fun Zone.â&#x20AC;? Over on Baldy it shot tons of manmade snow into a new improved 18-foot tall Superpipe, ensuring it was open by the Christmas holidays. And it hired a groomer to spend eight hours each night carving out the belly of the Superpipe to make sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in tip-top shape. Four additional workers armed with shovels and chainsaws joined three groomers in creating the terrain park on Dollar Mountain last year, changing things around every couple weeks to keep the experience fresh for its users. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an endless amount of ways you can do stuff. If I notice something is not getting ridden, I change it,â&#x20AC;? said Callahan, who was designing bicycle jumps and half-pipes in his backyard in Pennsylvania by the time he was 13. Sun Valley has a full menu of jumps and rails designed to appeal to the appetite of everyone from the professional athlete who has been sliding down stair railings and sailing off jumps for years to the 5-year-old who approaches the rail boxes as if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learning to walk all over again. And, yes, parents. Case in point: John and Jena Jozwik, who jumped right into the terrain park with their two small girls. The two skied with their

children over small little rollercoaster dips one weekend before coming face to face with a box rail a foot side and several feet long. Jena Jozwik slowly skied down the rail herself, then coaxed her daughter Nicol up on the box urging her on until the girl lost her balance and slipped off the rail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, honey, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I tell you that you might fall off?â&#x20AC;? she said, quieting the little girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s momentary angst. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think the terrain park is great funâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it adds to the things you can do as a family on skis,â&#x20AC;? said Jena Jozwik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really not intimidating once you try it. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made a variety of progressions so you can start real small and easy and take on a little more as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for it.â&#x20AC;? Sun Valley will bring back its Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series again this year. The resort expects to have plenty of star athletes vying for prizes during the evening events, which will feature PBR, brats and discounted hamburgers under the floodlights. The resort is offering a brand new freestyle camp on Dollar Mountain for skiers and snowboarders ages 6 through 18 who want to take on the rails and jumps. Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Snowsports School will offer a new class titled Terrain park 101. And Fridays have been designated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freestyle Fridaysâ&#x20AC;? with the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best freestyle instructors taking children from the whoopde-doos to full-on catching air. Callahan says Sun Valley plans to expand its slopestyle rail jam offerings and halfpipe competitions for its 75th anniversary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just getting older,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting twp better.â&#x20AC;?



















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Never allow yourself to become one of those people who, when they are old, tell you how they missed their chances.

Ask the Guys

Fast Facts Age Old Haggling

Dear Classified Guys, What is it with men and the classified section? Every Sunday my husband picks up the classifieds and reads it from front to back. He's always looking for another deal and constantly calls on things that I know we really don't need. I mean what am I going to do with a 40 cubicfoot industrial freezer? We eat out more than four times a week. I don't understand his obsession with the classified section. Can you help me?

• • Cash: Wow, a 40 cubicfoot freezer! Imagine the size of the BBQ you could plan for next summer. Carry: As you can tell, you may be looking to the wrong guys for sympathy. However, my wife understands your situation perfectly. She never knows what I'm going to bring home next. Cash: You mean like the time you got a deal on that pop-up camper. You returned home to convince her of the fun you'd both have on fishing trips: catching your own dinner, cooking over an open fire and sleeping under the stars. Carry: Until she mentioned that stars were the only things I'd see if

While haggling is common in other countries, Americans typically negotiate on only larger purchases. However, a study by America's Research Group noticed that haggling varies with age. It found that people over 50 years of age are more than twice as likely to haggle on goods and services in the retail market. That includes such things such as hotel stays, car repairs and even dental work.

Duane “Cash” Holze & Todd “Carry” Holze 11/21/10 ©2010 The Classified Guys®

we kept it! Who knew she didn't like roughing it. Fortunately, I sold it the following week…and at a profit. Cash: The truth is, shopping, whether classifieds or otherwise, satisfies an emotional need. Some women choose to buy clothing or shoes. Men often get lost in the tools section of the home improvement store. We all get an emotional satisfaction when we find a good deal. Carry: That's why you see so many sale flyers in the newspaper, clearance racks in the stores and flea markets around town. Your husband has just latched onto the classifieds as his outlet for finding a bargain.

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Cash: And honestly, classifieds are one of the best sources for finding a good deal. Last week I bought a metal garden shed for only pennies on the dollar and it was still in the original box. The only better deal might have been if the seller came to set it up. Carry: If your husband loves shopping the classifieds, you may try urging him to find you a new car or maybe tickets for a vacation cruise. Then his obsession could work to your advantage. Cash: And if you're having trouble getting his attention, consider placing your own classified ad. Imagine his surprise when he sees, "Husband For Sale" followed by your telephone number!

Now that I'm retired, I've taken up woodworking as a hobby. However, because I'm on Social Security, I have to watch my expenses. So when I saw a small wood lathe advertised in the classifieds, I decided to call. The gentleman was very pleasant and we talked on the telephone for quite awhile. Toward the end of our conversation I explained that I was on a fixed income and wanted to know if he was negotiable on the price. "Absolutely," the man sympathized. "I know what it's like to be on a fixed income. My wife only gives me $10/week!" (Thanks to Jim P.)

Men's Day Sale

Hold onto your shopping carts ladies. Men DO like to shop…and in more places than just the classifieds. While guys are often stereotyped into a behavioral pattern of "grab and go" or "whine and wait", a University of Illinois study suggests differently. When a guy feels engaged in the experience of shopping, either on his own or with his female partner, he feels more valuable to the process. The study even found that guys enjoy browsing and bargain hunting. Maybe the next study will reveal that guys actually enjoy holding their wife's purse while waiting outside the dressing room. •

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10 help wanted Full Charge Bookkeeper needed at the Senior Connection. Quickbooks experience required. Please email resume to or drop by the Senior Connection at 721 3rd Ave South in Hailey. Please list references. EOE 788-3468. **49** 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


The Senior Connection needs volunteers. Positions available include: Meals on Wheels drivers, Lunch Time help and a Welcome host or hostess. 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** 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**

Spa looking for independent contractors (estheticians and massage therapists). Call 788-1082. **TFN** Place your help wanted ads with us for only $7 per week for up to 40 words. Buy 2 weeks, get 1 free.

Call theweeklypaper at 928-7186 or e-mail your ad to classifieds@ **TFN**

19 services Are you are looking for a place to have an Open House for your Home Business, a place to sell your Art, Crafts, or Antiques? Spaces are reasonably priced and available on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm..possibly Sundays..maybe more days a week later on. I have unused space on Main Street in Bellevue. I would like to see this space used to help out vendors who would like exposure. If this works, we can make it year round. You can rent a space once in awhile, every Saturday or whatever fits your schedule. Let’s see what we can make work! Call for more info!! Please leave a message at 7206254. **49** Northview Anger Management. Classes, one-on-one sessions or home study course for court ordered

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For sale, private party items less thank $5,000 and under 20 words 10 - Help Wanted 48 - Skis & Equipment 87 - Condo/ Townhome 11 - Business Opportunities 50 - Sporting Goods Rentals 12 - Jobs Wanted 52 - Tools & Machinery 88 - Home Exchange 14 - Child Care 54 - Toys (for the kids!) 89 - Roommate Wanted 16 - Health Care 56 - Other Stuff For Sale 90 - Want to Rent/ Buy 18 - Construction 60 - Homes for Sale 92 - Storage for Rent 19 - Services 62 - Open House 100 - Garage & Yard Sales 20 - Appliances 64 - Condos/ Townhouses 200 - Farm Equipment 22 - Art, Antiques, etc for sale 201 - Horse Boarding 23 - Auctions 66 - Farm/ Ranches 202 - Livestock for Sale 24 - Furniture 68 - Mobile Homes 204 - Misc. 25 - Household 70 - Vacation Property 300 - Puppies & Dogs 26 - Office Furniture 72 - Investment Property 302 - Kittens & Cats 28 - Clothing 73 - Vacant Land 304 - Other Pets 30 - Children & Toddlers 78 - Commercial Rental 306 - Pet Supplies 32 - Building Materials 79 - Shoshone Rentals 400 - Share the Ride 34 - Cameras 80 - Bellevue Rentals 402 - Swap or Trade 36 - Computers 81 - Hailey Rentals 404 - Misc. 37 - Electronics 82 - Ketchum Rentals 500 - Personal Connections 40 - Musical 83 - Sun Valley Rentals 5013c - Charitable Exchange 42 - Firewood/Stoves 84 - Carey or Fairfield Rentals 502 - Take a Class 44 - Jewelry 85 - Short-Term Rentals 504 - Lost & Found 46 - Spas & Hot Tubs 86 - Apt./ Studio Rentals 506 - I Need This

are always free! 508 - Really Odd 509 - Announcements 510 - Thank You Notes 512 - Tickets & Travel 514 - Free Stuff (really!) 516 - Rants 518 - Raves 600 - Autos Under $2,500 602 - Autos Under $5,000 604 - Autos Under $10,000 606 - Cars 608 - Trucks 609 - Vans 610 - 4wd/ SUV 612 - Auto Accessories 614 - Recreational Vehicles 616 - Motorcycles 618 - Scooters/ Bikes 620 - Snowmobiles etc. 622 - Campers 624 - By Air 626 - On the Water Deadline is Noon, Mondays

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Name_________________________ Address___________________________ Day Phone_ _________________ Start Week________ End Week__________ Single sale items less than $5,000 and under 20 words are free. All other items up to 40 words are only $7 per week with the option to Buy 2 and Get 1 Free. All paid classifieds must be pre-paid before going into the paper.

Call: 928-7186 Fax: 788-4297 or E-mail:

probation referral or self-help. Check out our website at or call 208-7218676, Jack Qualman. **48** Free Crawl Space inspection. Get ready for winter. Call for scheduling 622-3399. **47** Snow Plowing, Bellevue/Hailey area. Reasonable rates. Call for scheduling 622-3399. **47** To The Rescue, LLC Pre-Christmas Special. $60 for 3 hours of holiday help. Let us help you impress the in-laws, redo juniors room now that he’s gone to college, and wrap those presents. Licensed, bonded, insured. Over 40 years in the Valley. Members, Marie Vetsch, 721-8212; Barbara Browning, 7218277. **49** We do Birthdays at Bella Cosa Studio in Bellevue. Info: 721-8045. **TFN**

‘Personal’ Property Assistant and Management Available: Ketchum area personal assistant and home management! Including checking on your home, stocking for your arrival and departure, arranging transportation to airport, mail pick-up, xmas tree installation, love kids and pets, some cooking, arranging all services, cars, vacation rental, and more! References. Call Alex Hughes, 208 720-7444, **TFN**

21 farmers market Locally raised, grass-fed beef and lamb for sale by Picabo Livestock, Co. Whole, ½ or ¼ animals. Reserve yours today, supplies are limited. Email or call 6317788 for details. **47**

22 art, antiques, etc. Antique mahogany drum table. $75. Call 788-2566. **48** 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**

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Private Party items up to $5,000 will run for 3 weeks for FREE, 20 word maximum. Private Party items over $5,000 price or 20 word limit, $6 per week, up to 40 words. Buy 2 weeks, get the 3rd FREE. All ads pre-paid. BUSINESS line ads are $7 per week, up to 40 words. Bordered ads are regular ad rates.

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FAX IT to 208-788-4297 Mail IT to PO Box 2711, Hailey, ID 83333 bring it in to our offices in the Croy St. Bldg, corner of Croy & River streets, drop box in Copy & Print on the main floor. email it with all of the pertinent info to classifieds@theweeklypaper.bizsubmit online at

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** Pressback Oak Chairs - four early 20th Century American, one with new cane seat, $40, one with torn cane seat, $20. Call 721-0651. **48** Hundreds of vintage, new, in-thebox Hot Wheels. Call 721-2860. **TFN**

24 furniture Large Dining Room Table with dark mahogany wood and 2 leafs.  Also includes 2 armchairs plus 6 black leather chairs.  Bought for $3500 (3 years ago) will sell for $1500.  7208445.  **49** 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**

25 household Guardian”ASPIRE” scooter chair. Value $5,000. Asking $700. Like new, just needs battery. Nancy, 622-3506. 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**

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28 clothing Wedding Gown or Dress - full length, size 10, white satin. Call 7211414. **49**

30 children & toddlers Kinder Shuttle - A great way to get out with your toddlers this winter and enjoy some exercise.  Sled with waste straps to allow for hand- free Nordic Skiing or snowshoeing.  $125 .  Call 720-8445. **49** Mission style crib with Seally waterproof mattress and white sheet $120, hardly used pack n play $45, adjustable high chair $25, diaper trash can $10, Graco child carrier backpack $10; OR $175 takes it all! 788-1862. **49** Evenflo stroller, Great condition. $40. Call 721-7536. **48** Have childrens toys or supplies you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need? Sell them here as a free classified. **TFN**

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

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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

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**

09â&#x20AC;&#x2122; NTN Rotellafella telemark bindings. Large- for boots + 26.5. Great Shape! $295 Call Travis 471-0420. **48**

2011 New Rossignol Ski Bindings. Freeski12 120L. Black. Din setting 3.5 - 12. $175. Call Travis @ 4710420. **48** Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Racer Chaser Learn-to-Ski Vest and Lead Line, for ages 4 to 6. Still in box, cost $35 new, will sell for $10. Call 721-0151. **47**

50 sporting goods Bo-flex trainer, excellent condition, new $900. Asking $350 OBO. Call 720-5034. **49** Snowshoes, Tubbs with salomon clip on bindings for X-country ski boots, good condition $35.00 call 720-5824. **49** Great Christmas Gift. Ladies Bogner ski suit, never worn, one piece, size 6-8, sky blue with polar bear motif, $350 call 720-5824. **49** Ladies Ice Skates (Brand new) size 7, brand-Jackson, comes with blade guards $65. Call 720-5824. **49** 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**

52 tools and machinery Retiring Sale - $20 OBO on each of the following: Hi Lift Jack, Fencing Wire Stretcher, 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Logging Chair and a Large Truck Tool Box. Call 208-886-9947. **49**

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**

Several complete early collection of Lego Technix and loads of parts. Call 721-2860. **TFN** Have any kids toys that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need? Sell them here with a free classified. **TFN**

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

real estate for sale 60 homes for sale Cash for your trust deed or mortgage - private party. Call 208-7205153. **TFN** Investor Services Information-Research-Leads Representation-Acquisition Repair-Remodel-Maintenance Management Disposition-Reinvestment 208.720.1212 RE/MAX of Sun Valley **TFN**

62 open house List your open house and gain added exposure for only $7 a week (up to 40 words). And you can Buy 2 weeks now, and get 1 FREE! **TFN**

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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**

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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**

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**

86 apt./studio rental Long term rental, Atelier studio,remodeled and furnished. W/ D, full kitchen, corner downstairs unit with deck. Located behind Sun Valley Lodge on bus route. No smoking or pets. References needed. Utilities

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DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MISS OUT!!!! Christmas is near. Pear Diamond Ring. $4999 obo. Would also make a gorgeous pendant! Italian Gold Bracelet; 18K, Very Heavy with Beautiful Inlaid Design. Very Rich look and Feel! $4999


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10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; foot work platform for fork lift. Brand new was $2200 new, will sell for $1200. Call Mike at 720-1410. **TFN**

Tired of boxes? Gain added exposure to help sell your house. For only $7 a week (up to 40 words). And you can Buy 2 weeks now, and get 1 FREE! **TFN**


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**

48 skis/boards, equip.

54 toys (for the kids!)


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

obo. Reply to: homebusiness1@ **49** 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**

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Priced at $75,000

Lots 62, 63, and 64

Lot sizes vary call Jan for details

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Priced at $50,000 per lot.

Great investment opportunity! ALSO: 2 lots available: River view acres, over 1.5 acres a piece. $60,000 ea. Overlooking the Snake River and Clear Lakes Golf Course.

Jan Brown 720.1097

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c l a ssified a d pa g es • de a dline : noon on Mond ay • c l a ssifieds @ t h ewee k ly pa per . bi z and high speed. $675.month. Nancy,622-3506 **49**

89 roommate wanted Mature roommate to share 3 bd, 2 ba, townhouse in Shoshone. Includes all utilities. Non-smoker. Walk to Sun Valley bus. Let’s talk! (208) 886-9947. **49** 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 you’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. – April), 150sf – 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 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 what’s left. Let us be your Yard Sale Headquarters. **TFN**

200 farm equipment 15’ x 17’ 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**

300 puppies & dogs Sam is a 9yr old Samoyed Mix and Lady is a 6 yr old Border Collie Mix. We are both very kind, gentle and loving and like kids. Lady loves to give kisses! Our time in running out. Please help us to have a Merry Christmas, and pass our information on to everyone you know. Surely there must be someone that will adopt us together if possible. For more info, please email: dakotashouserescue@ **49** 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** Got a cute pooch that needs a good home? Help them find that special someone with your listing here. **TFN**

306 pet supplies Saddle in great condition - $300. Lots of tack also avail. Call 7211414. **49**

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 Idaho’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**

500 personal connections SWF—made you look! Find your personal connection here. **TFN**

5013c charitable exchange The Crisis Hotline: When you don’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! That’s right, we’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 Holiday Stress Management-Hypnotherapy and acupuncture with Robbie Sawyer and Rosemary Cody. $25/session or $60 for all three. Cody Acupuncture Clinic, 12 E. Walnut, Hailey. Dec. 1, 8, 15 at 5:30. Call to schedule. 720.7530 or 720.1787. **49** 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 – 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 Wanted: Sausage Stuffer .5 lbs to 25 lbs, needed for home use of wild game sausage making. Call 208720-8511 Chad. **49** 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 (21” h x 18” w x 24” d) with 2 doors for sale - like new. We need a larger one for our growing puppy. Please call Christy at 4810162. **TFN**

508 really odd Got something really odd? Share it with the rest of us. Inquiring readers want to know. **TFN**

509 announcements 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**

510 thank you notes A BIG Thank You to all the volunteers, organizations and writers who made this week’s GIVE section possible. I’m proud to say that I’m a part of this wonderful community! Leslie Thompson, theweeklypaper

Morning On the Big Wood River”) in your 11/’0 issue!! **47** 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**

wheels, etc.


GREAT jambalaya on Nov. 17 at St. Luke’s last week!! Thanks so much to owner Tom Nickel and his very talented Roosevelt crew for making the hospital cafeteria such an incredibly awesome place to have lunch there that day!!! **47** Thanks to KSKI’s new program director (Jamie Canfield) for turning a once-mostly awful Wood River Valley radio station into one that’s actually once again wayyyyyyy, way cool and fun to listen to!! **47** Thank you Libery Theatre for showing that “Cool It!” docu there on Sunday; its timing seems eerily prescient since all this week we’re supposed to have near record-breaking COLD here!!! (LOL) Btw, longggg before AL Gore and his “global-warming/ climate-change” histrionics hit the scene, there was a 6/24/’74 “Time” magazine cover story (“Another Ice Age?”) that’s filled with heaps of gloom-and-doom predictions by “very knowledgeable” scientists about what the next decade’s “cataclysmic” climate changes would be like .. NONE of which, btw, ever actually materialized! **47** A big, heartfelt “Thank You!” to Chris Keirn for that absolutely tremendous “Hearty winter soup with cheese tortellini, kielbasa and kale” recipe that was in TWP’s 11.10 issue. Talk about a truly awesome soup to enjoy on a cold day! Can’t wait to make some more of it!! **47** Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 40-word thank you note, right here. Call 928-7186. **TFN**

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

518 raves

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

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

609 vans Have a van you want to sell? Sell it here with a free classified. **TFN**

612 auto accessories Four studded, 25/60R 16.980 General Altimax Arctic tires. Almost new. $250. Call 788-1297. **49** 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** Flat bed utility trailer - great for snowmobiles. Call Michael at 7208212. **TFN**

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

620 snowmobiles etc. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your snowmobile needs. Call 208-788-3255 **TFN** Men’s 2 piece Polaris/Klim snowmobile suit. Very nice condition. Cost $485 new, selling for $220. Call Jeff at 720-4988. **TFN**

622 campers Four Wheel brand pop-up pick-up bed camper. Sleeps up to 4 people. Clean, everything works. $1,200. Call Pete at 208-578-7751. **49**

Really fabulous black-and-white photo by Michael Edminster “Foggy

Adding to the base for opening day


un Valley is busy getting ready for their 75th winter and Thanksgiving opening. The resort’s calendar of exciting commemorative events expands through the season. This week, on the eve of opening day, Thanksgiving feasts will be featured throughout the Village and will include the traditional Thanksgiving Buffet in the Limelight Room (included in the Thanksgiving Ski Package), gourmet dining and live music in the Lodge Dining Room, family fare in Gretchen’s Restaurant, Thanksgiving specialties at rustic Trail Creek Cabin, and a seasonal menu also will be served at the historic Ram Restaurant with Larry Harshbarger on the piano. The next evening the Boiler Room boasts a special gourmet dinner buffet and a special showing of Forever Plaid, the hilarious family musical. This same night and the next night, November 26-27 Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” will be shown in the Opera House. Daily events will continue throughout the season. Check for a comprehensive calendar of events. This snowmaking on Dollar Mountain photo is provided COURTESY of: MICHAEL EDMINSTER, EDMINSTER PHOTOGRAPHY


It’s time to say Thank You to those who

This Section takes a special look at both the people who freely give their time and services to our Valley’s non-profits and the organizations they serve.

In the Spirit of Giving T

he generosity of the residents of our Valley is one of the things that truly sets our community apart from others. It’s a way of life here. Whether it’s the art of volunteering or the act of giving, very few homes or individuals here are impervious to our climate of benevolence. Turns out that giving is actually good for you. No matter how little one might have, scientific evidence indeed proves donating your time and/or your money can literally improve health, boost energy, help you to avoid illness AND extend your life. It seems there might be a parallel in that we live in a community where the focus is not only on giving but also on healthy activities…. Our feature section this week focuses on the special individuals and organizations who give tirelessly of the their time and energy to help make our valley home a better place for everyone who lives here. People who, no matter what the current economic climate may be, continue to find a way to make a difference. If you wonder if miracles really do happen and if, in fact, angels exist, you need not look further than the pages of this Thanksgiving issue of theweeklypaper. It is with gratefulness and humility we bring to you our first annual tribute to the volunteers and givers of the Wood River Valley.



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–noun 1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. 2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.


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“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” –Booker T. Washington

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Throughthe thepower powerofofsport, sport,Special SpecialOlympics OlympicsIdaho Idahoisiscreating creating Through bettercommunities communitiesbybyfostering fosteringthe theacceptance acceptanceand andinclusion inclusion better of all people. Won’t you join us?

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A partnership with Special Olympics Idaho is a partnership with our communities.

Special Olympics Idaho transforms MISSION

communities by inspiring people

To provide year-round sports

to open

training and athletic competition

accept and include people with

sports for children and adults Photo courtesy Susan Valiquette

with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical

intellectual disabilities, celebrating

photo ©Richard Corman

in a variety of Olympic-type

fitness, demonstrate courage,

their minds, to

differences among all people… recognizing and respecting the

similarities we all share. Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® (above)

experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

For 40 years, Special


There are 35,000+ people living with intellectual disabilities in Idaho. People with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics are 50% more likely to be employed citizens in our communities than those who do not participate.

Olympics Idaho has

1 in 6 families is touched by Special Olympics across the United States.

provided unique

Special Olympics has a 95% brand recognition rate in the United States.

opportunities for

Per focus group feedback, there is 95% favorability toward the Special Olympics organization.

people with intellectual disabilities, allowing

Athletes participate at no cost to themselves or their families. Admission to all Special Olympics Idaho sporting events is free. Special Olympics Idaho provides a lifelong opportunity for athletes of all ages starting at age 2.

them to become involved, contributing members of our

With Healthy Athletes®, Special Olympics has become the largest public health organization specifically for people with intellectual disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities have a 40% higher risk than the general population for several preventable health conditions.


Supports over 2,500 athletes statewide Is active in 45 cities and 33 counties across Idaho

communities and of

Holds 15 competitions annually and year-round athlete training

society as a whole.

Has over 9,000 volunteers statewide

persons with differing abilities. ness, embrace the sports experience and improve their Young Athletes Program Get Into It Young Athletes introduces those aged 2-7 years with Get Into It is a school-based curriculum that helps intellectual disabilities and their families to the world of teachers and students promote awareness and Special Olympics by engaging children in activities to acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities, and foster physical, cognitive, and social development; and is available to school districts via Special Olympics also raises awareness of the abilities of children with Idahodisabilities and Special Olympics, Inc.same playing field to lectual together on the intellectual disabilities. Partners Clubs Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® The Partners Club is a unique school-based program Healthy Athletes is a multi-faceted program that helps that teams students with and without intellectual Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitdisabilities through sports training and competition in ness, embrace the sports experience and improve their Unified Sports, and also offers social and recreational well being, through a series of free health screenings opportunities. offered by local volunteer medical professionals. Athlete Leadership Program Special Olympics Unified Sports® The Athlete Leadership Program fosters personal Unified Sports brings athletes with and without intelgrowth and self-confidence by allowing athletes to lectual disabilities together on the same playing field to explore roles previously considered “non-traditional,” help develop specific athletic skills, build confidence such as serving on the Board of Directors or as a and self-esteem, and increase understanding of committee member, acting as a spokesperson, team persons with differing abilities. captain, coach or sports official.


Project UNIFY Project UNIFY’s goal is to activate young people to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics. Some of the programs within Project UNIFY include: Annual Youth Summit, Youth Games, Youth Activation Committee and the Spread the Word Campaign. MATP The Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is designed for persons with profound disabilities who do not yet possess the physical and/ or behavioral skills necessary to participate in Official Special Olympics Sports. The goal of MATP is for athletes to achieve their personal best during competition, in effect, they are competing against themselves rather than another athlete.

For as we hope for the best in them, hope is reborn in us. – Eunice Kennedy Shriver Executive Vice President, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Founder and Honorary Chairperson, Special Olympics

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop

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Volunteering as community building By BALI SZABO


n talking to volunteers and to theweeklypaper’s writers several things became clear. One thread that unites almost everyone is, ‘what’s in it for me?’ This is not as selfish as it sounds. It’s more like love, which—when perfect—is both selfish and selfless. It works for both sides at the same time. Giving has allowed many to reconnect with a life-long love often confined to the closet, like working with animals, nature, the disabled, children, teaching, and more. For many of our

interviewees, there was a reconnection with the ‘inner them,’ often present since childhood. The other half of the equation is that all volunteerism is a service to the wider community, be it the Library, the hungry, or fundraising for an international non-government organization. It allows these entities to enlarge the range and quality of their services. Donating one’s time can be a career step; Head Librarian Nancy Gurney got her start as a volunteer. The Positive Partners Assistance Dogs non-profit spun off Positive Puppy, Fran Jewell’s

business. Many volunteers are interns. Another common thread is the social experience of working with and for the benefit of others. Several mentioned setting an example. Jennifer Liebrum-Peterson wants her twin daughters to inherit her and her husband’s legacy of giving. Teddy Daley said, ‘volunteering is all about people.’ Mark Johnstone remarked on the ‘plenitude of worthwhile non-profits’ in the Valley. Volunteerism is the social glue that helps to hold us together regardless of our differences.

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Turn to page 12 to vote for your favorite non-profit organization out of the ones listed on pages 8 – 11 on pg 12.

here’s a closer look at some of our local volunteers

Barbie Crandlemire


arbie Crandlemire never had much opportunity to be involved in the community while working as a flight attendant jet-setting between Los Angeles and Singapore, Houston and Honolulu. So when she and her husband George planted themselves in Sun Valley, she jumped at the chance to volunteer her time and her cheery demeanor. Today, Barbie volunteers with Relay For Life, in part because of her own successful battle with breast cancer. She also has volunteered for


everal years ago, Bridget decided to do something she loves—to work with animals. She got her start with Pet Palace, and for the last three years she has been one of the principal dog walkers at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. This is a volunteer position that’s invaluable to the Shelter. It saves them the cost of a full-time staff position—money that goes to the animals’ care.

‘Walking the dog’ is a vital service. Kennel dogs can suffer from ‘kennel stress.’ Being taken out for a walk relieves that, and protects the dog’s health, happiness and sociability, all of which makes them more adoptable. Every dog has to be walked every day. Bridget does the lion’s share of this, and the staff picks up the slack. All in all, a dog walked is a dog saved. PROVIDED BY BALI SZABO


ike many of our profiled volunteers who found their interests early on, Carol’s interest in plants started while working in her family’s Victory Garden in Clear Lake, Calif., at age 4. Carol makes a living patching together consulting, teaching and gardening. Like her involvement with the Master Gardeners program, a lot of this work is non-profit. Her most conspicuous volunteer effort is at


Every Monday Evening promptly from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at St. Luke’s Center for Community Health 2nd Floor Hailey, ID

Bridget Cimino

Carol Blackburn

arol Harlig has been a mainstay at the hospital, where she restocks the refrigerators with juices and yogurt and serves on the auxiliary and foundation board, helping to raise money for such causes as the new Breast Imaging Center. A former elementary school teacher, she’s also volunteered as a lunch buddy at Hemingway School and served as a Girl Scout leader, taking a troop to Ketchum’s sister city of Tegernsee, Germany. She served on The Community

eight years with St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center—from working at the gift shop to serving on the Volunteer Corps Board. “Like so many of us, I’ve had good experiences at the hospital and I want to give back,” she said. Barbie just finished going through the hospital’s Healing Touch training. “It sounded like such a wonderful way to extend love to patients so they can self-heal better,” she said. PROVIDED BY KAREN BOSSICK

Please call Wendy Norbom at the NAMI Helpline at 309-1987 if you have any further questions. We look forward to meeting you!

the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, where she spends anywhere from eight to 15 hours a week teaching and coordinating the work of other volunteers. Says Carol, “It’s important to educate people to the place in which they live. We teach them to have respect for it and not impose other cultures’ ideas of landscape on dry, Western places.” PROVIDED BY BALI SZABO

Carol Harlig

To those who contribute to our Holiday Bazaar at Hemingway School (Dec 4th & 5th this year)

To Webb Nursery and those who contribute to the Webb Plant Sale To everyone that makes our Kindercup & Quigley Cup events so memorable To the dozens of local businesses that donate fabulous raffle prizes

Chantal Westerman


The Papoose Club wants to give thanks to ALL who make it possible for us to GIVE to the Children of the Wood River Valley!

To the folks who make our Wagon Days Pancake Breakfast so special

Library Board for 16 years and as captain of the Library Home Tour for 11 years. And Sen. Mike Crapo gave her a Spirit of Idaho Award after she organized 42 gift boxes for troops in Iraq. “When people move here and ask ‘What do you do with your time?’ I just say, ‘Ohmygosh, there isn’t enough time!’ ” she said. “No one who moves here should ever be lonely because there are so many organizations that help out.” PROVIDED BY KAREN BOSSICK

f you see a car stopped along a busy highway with a woman crouching down with a can of dog food, coaxing a scared little puppy or a big raggedy old dog to eat, you can be pretty sure it’s Chantal Westerman. After spending years in L.A. and New York City, where she stood in front of TV cameras reporting on Hollywood, Chantal discovered a simpler life in Hailey, Idaho. Far from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple and Tinsel Town glitter, here in the Gem State you can often find

at Thanksgiving

Chantal caring for mustangs in the rain, or actively finding compassionate homes for terrified puppies, freshly rescued from kill-shelters. One of Chantal’s role models is Jeramie Dreyfuss, who has gone to great lengths to dedicate herself to animal rescues. As the upcoming holiday season is a popular time for adopting pets, and if a loyal dog would be a good fit for your household, Chantal encourages you to consider a rescue (208-720-6366). PROVIDED BY JIM BANHOLZER

To all of the 100’s of wonderful, selfless volunteers who give of their time at Wagon Days, Holiday Bazaar, the Webb Plant Sale, Kindercup and Quigley Cup

The Papoose Club thanks you all. If we missed anyone – we didn’t mean to!!! And a personal thank you from the President of the Papoose Club to all of the amazing members of the Papoose Club. You guys really rock!!!

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.

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here’s a closer look at some of our local volunteers

Charles Noble


harles Noble and his wife Ellen have one of the most courageous volunteer duties in the Wood River Valley—emptying the dog poop out of the cans out Trail Creek and Fox Creek. It’s a volunteer opportunity they came up with themselves— and they don’t even have a dog. “We were hiking out Trail Creek one day and the garbage can was overflowing and things were scattered all over, so we contacted the Environmental Resource Center and said, ‘We’ll


ears ago, Chris Evans worked in a Florida donut shop where, after hours, they tried to give away leftover food to homeless people. The city wouldn’t stand for it, though, because they said it was cutting into the local business market. Therefore, as Chris is now a volunteer with The Hunger Coalition, he sees giving away free food as a form of anar-


ane Eittreim has been involved with Wagon Days since 1976 when she was part of the startup committee. “It’s been a yearround commitment,” she said. “When I was asked to join, I thought it was so important because it was a part of Ketchum history. We needed a place to put

Chris Evans

chy. And it’s a form of revolution that “people really appreciate and remember for a long time.” Chris also says, “A lot of unsold food is going to expire, so why not give it away, instead of throwing it in the trash?” Naomi Spence, The Hunger Coalition’s food program

Jane Eittreim

and preserve the ore wagons, so we had to raise money. The first year it was pretty tough, but then we built the museum and now it’s one of the biggest events in the area.” Her involvement today is with the picnic for the participants who don’t want to be far from their horses and need to eat. Last

help,’ ” said Charles, a retired physical education coach at the Wood River Middle School. Charles and his wife, a first- and third-grade teacher at Hemingway Elementary School, love to hike and cross-country ski—both of which give them ample opportunity to keep an eye on things. “Once in a while, it makes you gag,” Charles said. “But everyone seems pretty grateful that we’re on poop patrol.” PROVIDED BY KAREN BOSSICK

manager, says, “Chris is one of our most valuable team members by dedicating an average of five to eight hours each week in the warehouse. He has a gentle and kind approach to all tasks, which I find inspiring.” PROVIDED BY JIM BANHOLZER

year they fed over 350 people. “It’s so rewarding. We’re helping preserve history and I love meeting new people. I’ve made so many great friendships. I feel so fulfilled because I don’t want to sit around at home. I like to get out there and it gives me such a great feeling of satisfaction.” PROVIDED BY JONATHAN KANE


Fran Jewell

ran is a top-notch dog trainer. Her compassion for people and animals pushed her to start Positive Partners Assistance Dogs in 1998. She and her board of directors were granted non-profit status in 2004. She painstakingly trains service dogs and their recipients so they can spend a decade together, ready for the public world and its hazards. Once trained, the dogs are donated to a blind, deaf or otherwise disabled person. Recently, Fran worked with the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Ketchum American Legion to raise funds for a dog that went to an Idaho veteran. This hands-on, time-and-cost-intensive process is essential to custom-fit the


trained dog to the person’s need. These dogs become their best friend, always there for them. In this case, a man’s best friend is made, not born. PROVIDED BY BALI SZABO

Heather McMahan

hen Heather McMahan was told she was being noticed for her volunteering, she was surprised, defining her helping hand more as getting to share her lifelong love of horses with others. She launched the “Wild Riders” 4-H horse club “because I have benefitted so much from living a life with horses and I wanted to share that with others,” says the mother of Austin, 3, and Galena, five months. “My mom taught 4-H when I was growing up and still helps teach with me now, so it’s always been a part of me. I really enjoy seeing the kids grow from their experience in 4-H, both on the horse and off.” Her commitment is out of the arena as well, as she shuttles kids, trailers horses, and loans out tack, stalls and horses. McMahan became a Wagon Days supporter after allowing the Budweiser Clydesdales to

stay at her Bellevue farm and now serves as a judge’s coordinator. She credits her spirit to a mother who did anything anyone asked of her—support she leans on now when duty gets doubled. “I’m just lucky I have family who is willing to jump in and help when I need it.” PROVIDED BY JEN LIEBRUM

Jeff Neel


eff Neel puts his financial smarts to good use as treasurer of the Blaine County Education Foundation—a notfor-profit organization that offers financial assistance to Blaine County schools. Jeff is a CPA with the firm of J. Neel & Co. with a staff of four. “Public education is an important distinction for the American system,” Neel said. He moved here in 1995 to raise a family and he wanted to be involved with his two children’s education and the school system. He spends five to six hours a week as the board’s treasurer. “I’m financially oriented to work with not-for-profits and many organizations find it difficult to get financial people involved, but it’s important for the donors and the people to know there is continuity.” He has served for eight years, fulfilling the orga-

nization’s goal to help the school system. Among their projects are financial support to teachers and students, helping teachers attain preschool certification, and paying for teachers to study Spanish at CSI. PROVIDED BY JONATHAN KANE

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“When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined.” —Bono

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“The winds of change shall not discourage the volunteer.”–Lorna Wilson

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Kris Cronin


razy-busy is normal, and no is not in the vocabulary of Kris Cronin. The former New Yorker has spent the past decade here running several successful restaurant ventures with her husband, Rob, and partners, and still she makes time for more than 50 to 200 volunteer hours per month to engage her charitable heart, working even harder for free. Cronin’s hectic schedule is okay because “it’s always about the kids. When I see our work benefit a sick kid, all I see is pride, not what I may have missed by not having balance,” she says. “We call the craziness our personal norm.”


rista Gehrke is heavily involved with the community in a variety of ways. She is currently serving as president of the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, which is a yearround position. She has been a board member for three years and president for one. “We promote businesses and the vitality of our community,” she said. She also volunteers at the Sagebrush Arena where she serves as a horse handler and devotes time to their yearly Cowboy Ball and auction. She’s been doing this for three years and devotes at least one hour a week, year-

Holiday Baskets 2010 Adopt a Child, Donate, Volunteer

Get involved, get your family & friends involved! Help a child in need at Christmas! Over 350 families need your help this year!

Holiday Baskets provides Blaine County residents assistance at Christmas with family food baskets & gifts for children. Adopt a child, $30 or donate any amount to help fund this worthy cause. Every dollar helps in a big way! COntACt

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Krista Gehrke “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Wintson Churchill

round. “It’s so uplifting working with the kids. They get to come out of their normal routine and get to have some fun.” She also has time to be on the Northern Rockies Folk Festival board and serves as treasurer, which is a year-round, five-hour-aweek commitment. Finally, she also serves on the board of The Papoose Club, which has been serving the children of the community for fifty years. “Service makes me feel wonderful. I love helping people and working toward the better good of the community.” PROVIDED BY JONATHAN KANE

Make Check to: SBR Holiday Baskets, Box 1937, Ketchum, ID 83340

Mardene Weston and Mary Vollmer

therapy for what ails them, or their loved ones. Head librarian Nancy Gurney (who got her start as a volunteer) emphasized the importance of these volunteers

to the library’s daily functions. They are truly appreciated. PROVIDED BY BALI SZABO


Mark Johnstone

Mark says that “day-to-day activities with art in your life help enhance everything,” and he has dedicated his professional life to helping art become a part of peoples’ lives. Mark maintains that volunteering is a great way to meet new people and sees this Valley as unique, insofar as: “It’s amazing how many non-profit organizations are here that people see as worthwhile.” His personal HAILEY passions are simple: “Family, animals and where I live.” PROVIDED BY JIM BANHOLZER

Applauds our Volunteers:

-Lee Dabney -Ronica Henning -Nancy Holley -Mila Lyon


-Jo Tropea -Mardene Weston -Mary Vollmer

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ark Johnstone has always been a dedicated volunteer. Soon after moving here from L.A. in 2004, Mark carried forward his volunteerism by helping with the Wood River Land Trust and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. In 2005, as part of an ad-hoc committee, Mark helped create The Hailey Arts Commission, of which he is now chairperson. One of the commission’s largest achievements was to make Hailey the sixth Idaho city to establish a public art ordinance.

Find out how you can help the needy children of OUR community Kick in with Kiwanis! Join us for our open house Wednesday, December 1 from 6:30 to 8 at Mountain West Bank in Hailey. Free door prizes!!


hese two ladies have worked at the Hailey Public Library since 1994. Mardene started before that, in the old location. Mary is used to the public; she was an R.N. at the Boise VA Hospital until she retired in 1986. Her friend, Mardene, got her involved with the library. Over the years, her husband’s various volunteer efforts rubbed off on her, and the library was a ‘no brainer’ for this brainy gal. She’s always been in touch with what’s going on in the world. The library is good for that. Mary and Mardene wrap and stamp the books as they come in. Some of the reasons they cited for their longevity was the job’s limited scope and the friendly people they worked with. Mary said this was the best volunteer job she ever had, and both mentioned that it was good


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Camp Rainbow Gold, a year-round program for Idaho children diagnosed with cancer, and their families, includes a month-long summer camp, a ski day, a hockey night, a support meeting, a college scholarship, a holiday party and a survivors’ support group, all of which are made possible through the annual Share Your Heart Ball. “I haven’t learned to say no yet, but at the end of the day, it’s all good because of the incredible kids we serve, this amazing program and this generous Valley which have all been total blessings in my life.”

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Locate an agency or project using this resource, turn to pages 8–11 for a listing of local organizations. Questions to ask when contacting a local non-profit or governmental agency

1. Who should I ask to speak with? Ask to speak with the person identified as the contact person. If that person is no longer with the agency, ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator. 2. When is the best time to call? Call the contact person during the days and times indicated in the agency directory. If you have to leave a message, leave your full name, why you are calling, your phone number and the best time to reach you (remember to speak slowly). Be persistent. If your call has not been answered within a day or two, call back. You may need to leave several messages. 3. What should I say? Hi. My name is , and I am interested in volunteering. I would like to know if you have any volunteer opportunities that would allow me to learn more about your agency and its services. (Be sure to highlight skills and experiences that might be relevant to the agency. Also, let the agency know if you have any requirements, for school or a group or club.) 4. What questions should I ask? What will I be doing? Where will I be volunteering? (Ask for specific directions.) How should I dress? Is there anything else I need to know before I start? Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Ghandi

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Mike Kelly

Nils Ribi

Mitzi Mecham



ike Kelly has taken his love of motorcycles and put it to good use with the annual Toy Run in the Wood River Valley. Although the idea was created elsewhere, Kelly and a group of friends decided it would be a great idea to help the community at Christmas. The need is for toys and food baskets at Christmas and The Toy Run delivers. Motorcyclists each bring toys and the ride begins at Grumpy’s and on to The Wicked Spud where the toys are delivered. Then it’s on to the Silver Dollar for a big barbeque. The toys and food baskets are then distributed a week before Christmas to families that qualify. Last year there were 150 bikers and 900 toys were collected along with 350 baskets of food. “It’s a really great way to help people in need,” he said. “It’s such a great community if you are in need. If you’re ever in trouble, people here will rally around for a benefit. It’s the fact that it’s mostly people you don’t know that makes it really neat.”

itzi and her husband Bob own Notes Music, and they both love to volunteer. They provide sound systems and music for community events. “They go better with music,” Mitzi says. Recently, she worked with Cornerstone Bar & Grill and The Wicked Spud to raise money for the Blaine County Senior Center. She organized another fundraiser, the Wood River High School seniors’ 5K event, Girls on the Run. She founded and runs Music and Me, a music school for about 200 kids, with facilities in Ketchum and Hailey. She provides scholarships to hardship cases and often makes up shortfalls from her own pocket. What motivates Mitzi is the opportunity to work with “extraordinary kids and their families.” She thinks she has the best job because of all the people she meets. She feels she gets back more than she gives, and she wants to set an example. “I have learned the most from people who had the least,” and, she adds, “I’ve never met an underdog I didn’t want to help!” PROVIDED BY BALI SZABO


Paul Bernstein

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Tammy Eaton



ils Ribi has led volunteers setting up the race course start for the Boulder Mountain Tour in single-digit temperatures in the dark at Galena. And he’s sat on the board of the Friends of the Avalanche Center for 15 years. He’s also pulled some unique volunteer duties, such as shepherding Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood around during their symphony gig last summer before rushing them back to the airport the morning after so Brooks could take the finals for his business and psychology degree. Most recently, Nils has begun photographing events for such groups as Expedition Inspiration Take-a-Hike with his big-lens digital Nikon, providing the organizations with publicity photos. “All these organizations need help,” said Nils, who owns a venture capital firm specializing in medical technology. “I’m just fortunate to have some time to give back.”

aul Bernstein is an easily recognizable community member because, besides often flashing his friendly smile around town, he frequently can be seen walking one of the biggest dogs in our Valley. Bernstein often volunteers behind the scenes for The Hunger Coalition. Besides helping pass out food to hungry people, Paul helped build the fence at Hailey’s new Hope Garden, as well as the 10-foot custom harvest table inside (from milled beetle-kill pine, donated by Justin Toothman). Recently, Paul and friends delivered some desks to The Hunger Coalition, contributed by a Ketchum law firm. After a slight mishap, where one of the legs kinked in transit, Paul used his sturdy stick-to-it-iveness and agile craftsmanship to repair the desk in a novel manner we had never seen before. Paul says that unconditional volunteering gives him a better sense of community and I can report firsthand that our Valley is better enhanced because of Paul’s presence.




ammy Eaton has put a lot of her free time into volunteering for the best interests of her town, Bellevue. “I feel like the right thing to do is serve my community,” she said. For the last ten years she has served on the Bellevue City Council, volunteering 10-15 hours a week. “I’m most proud of the wastewater upgrade. It’s been a great experience – sometimes a little frustrating, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” She has also worked with the parks department to raise funds and for the remodeling of Memorial Park. She was also involved in starting the Haunted Forest three years ago as a way to raise awareness and funds for the long-term maintenance of The Howard Preserve. “The Haunted Forest is my favorite service because we have 150 volunteers and we put on a great show.” She also initiated the free outdoor movie program in Bellevue and has created a not-for-profit that everything runs through called Building Balanced Communities in Idaho. “I love volunteering,” she said. “It completes me and makes me understand my purpose in life.” PROVIDED BY JONATHAN KANE

The CiTy of KeTChum would liKe To ThanK all of The wagon days CommiTTee and volunTeers. For over fifty years volunteers from Ketchum and the entire county have worked to make this historic event possible. Each year over 100 people volunteer for the annual event. The Wagon Days Committee works year round on the event. Thank you to the Wagon Days Committee members for their dedication and service to our community.

ThanK you -heather martin mcmahan -Jane eittreim -Cindy and rick Jesinger -stefany mahoney

-Kathleen schwartzenburger -sun valley asst. Chief mike Crawford -sun valley Police Chief Cam daggett -ivan swaner

-Ketchum Police Chief steve harkins -ron Brans

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Winston Churchill

Teddie Daley

Teri Szombathy


eddie Daley is a legendary local volunteer. Her volunteerism first began with the Blaine County Hospital Auxiliary over 30 years ago. Soon after, she started as an unpaid assistant for the Blaine County Historical Museum, eventually becoming treasurer and now director. The list of local organizations Teddie has volunteered with is long: She has assisted with the Sawtooth National Recreation Area; tracked babies for the hospital, reminding parents when immunization shots were due; helped organize the Sun Valley Old-Timers Picnic; and currently is treasurer for the Hailey Cemetery Board. One of Teddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest passions is working with Laura Hall and the Heritage Court Committee. Teddie says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;honoring ladies who have done so much for our community reminds us that we are sort of carrying on with what they did as volunteers.â&#x20AC;? Volunteering in broad areas has given Teddie a great sense of community. When asked what inspires her, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about people. I love people.â&#x20AC;? PROVIDED BY JIM BANHOLZER

Tom Nickel

Tizz Miller

Wendy Norbom


eri Szombathy is a doer and a fixer by nature. She can tie a fly, make a pie, communicate with a reluctant horse, secure high-dollar patrons for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art, throw a fundraiser and otherwise is the person to call on to breathe new life into stagnant causes. As people who know her will attest, if she wanted to, she could turn straw into gold. The mother of two, Alexa, 14, and adopted daughter Olivia, 7, spends their at-school time either leading enrichment classes for their fellow students, like publishing books at Hemingway Elementary, shepherding fundraising ideas for The Community School, and even teaching them how to fly-fish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever they need, they ask and I try,â&#x20AC;? she says. She has spent 12 of her 16 years here volunteering at the Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped and, more recently, with the Blaine County Senior Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Festival of Trees fundraiser. Szombathy gets her drive to help from her mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom was a very giving person to her neighbors and to elderly people and I always looked up to her for that,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it just became natural for me to do the same.â&#x20AC;? PROVIDED BY JEN LIEBRUM

izz Miller has held all the glamorous jobs in volunteering, from checking passes to picking up puppy poo, all in the name of caring, for her kids and yours. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a teacher and mom of three boys as well as vice president of the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising group, The Papoose Club; helps with the Quigley Nordic Cup; co-chairs the Bellevue Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Auxiliary; coaches her sonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hockey and soccer teams; and volunteers in their classrooms. Her dedication starts at a few hours a week and peaks at busy, depending on the season, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in her DNA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents always volunteeredâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;my mother with the PTA, my dad with the Boy Scoutsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even though he had two daughters!â&#x20AC;? Her grandmother was the volunteer coordinator for Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown hospital where Miller would later serve as a Candy Striper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A helpful volunteer is one that will jump into something new, and has a positive attitude,â&#x20AC;? Miller says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is really little expertise involved in volunteering, just a willingness to get things done and to follow through.â&#x20AC;? PROVIDED BY JEN LIEBRUM

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endy Norbomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteering dedication is so vast, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s created two


he Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation has a couple hundred volunteersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all of whom are indispensible. But Tom Nickel is one of the ones who seems to pop up most often, said Foundation Director Don Wiseman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always supporting the kids, saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How can I help? What can I do?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always cooking up something for a fundraiser on his own time. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even holding our First Annual First Flakes party to benefit the Ski Education Foundation,â&#x20AC;? said Wiseman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the Ski Education Foundation. You look at Wagon Daysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there. You look at the YMCA auctionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just always donating his time and his restaurants for community causes.â&#x20AC;? Nickel, who launched his restaurant career in the Valley in 1980, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t toot his own horn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something that needs to be done when you live in this community,â&#x20AC;? he said. PROVIDED BY KAREN BOSSICK

shadowsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;her own and that of her daughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am teaching my daughter to understand her level of responsibility, combined with the need in our community, to give her time and energy to whatever speaks to her heart,â&#x20AC;? Norbom says of her 11-year-old daughter, Kamisha, a sixth-grader at The Community School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is my little mini-mom volunteer and works with me quite often.â&#x20AC;? Norbom gives â&#x20AC;&#x153;more hours than I wish to countâ&#x20AC;? per month to various causes, starting with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, where she serves as a peer program coordinator; The Community School, having served as co-chair for the Parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Barn Sale committee; as board member and volunteer for Positive Partners Assistance Dogs, which custom trains dogs for people with disabilities; the Girl Scouts; volunteer coordinator for the annual Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival; a lector at her church; and a Big Sister/Little Sister match for more than 29 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most committed volunteers are passionate about the cause often because it benefits and impacts their lives in a positive way.â&#x20AC;? PROVIDED BY JEN LIEBRUM twp





Your life and mine should be valued not by what we take... but by what we give.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The heart of a volunteer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;DeAnn Hollis

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Wood River Valley Non-Profit Organizations The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault was established in 1991. The Advocates provides free support services and shelter to help women and their children leave violent relationships behind and rebuild their lives. The Advocates serves Blaine, Camas, Custer and Lincoln counties.  Your support enables The Advocates to provide more than 30 free essential services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, including a staffed shelter, crisis intervention, safety planning, support groups and legal assistance.   The Advocatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mission is to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities through education, shelter and supportive services. Contact Tricia Swartling, executive director, phone 208788-4191, fax 208-788-4194, e-mail, or write P.O. Box 3216, Hailey, ID 83333.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary serves all war veterans. Their mission is to remember all who gave of their service for their country. Contact Mary Stratton at 725-5858 or e-mail her at

Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley was established in 1982 to serve the residents of Blaine County and their animals. The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley promotes companion animal welfare by providing temporary shelter for homeless pets, adopting them to qualified homes, and reducing animal abuse, neglect and overpopulation through community education and spay/neuter services. Contact JoAnne Dixon, DVM, executive director/medical director, at 208-788-4351, or

ARCH Community Housing Trust


Through the power of sport, Special Olympics Idaho is creating better communities by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you join us? MISSION

To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults Photo courtesy Susan Valiquette

with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical ďŹ tness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


For 40 years, Special Olympics Idaho has

Young Athletes Program Young Athletes introduces those aged 2-7 years with intellectual disabilities and their families to the world of Special Olympics by engaging children in activities to foster physical, cognitive, and social development; and also raises awareness of the abilities of children with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Healthy AthletesÂŽ Healthy Athletes is a multi-faceted program that helps Special Olympics athletes improve their health and ďŹ tness, embrace the sports experience and improve their well being, through a series of free health screenings offered by local volunteer medical professionals.

provided unique opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to become involved, contributing

Special Olympics UniďŹ ed SportsÂŽ UniďŹ ed Sports brings athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same playing ďŹ eld to help develop speciďŹ c athletic skills, build conďŹ dence and self-esteem, and increase understanding of persons with differing abilities. Get Into It Get Into It is a school-based curriculum that helps teachers and students promote awareness and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities, and is available to school districts via Special Olympics Idaho and Special Olympics, Inc. Partners Clubs The Partners Club is a unique school-based program that teams students with and without intellectual disabilities through sports training and competition in UniďŹ ed Sports, and also offers social and recreational opportunities.

members of our communities and of society as a whole.

Athlete Leadership Program The Athlete Leadership Program fosters personal growth and self-conďŹ dence by allowing athletes to explore roles previously considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-traditional,â&#x20AC;? such as serving on the Board of Directors or as a committee member, acting as a spokesperson, team captain, coach or sports ofďŹ cial.

ness, embrace the sports experience and improve their

ics Idaho is creating nce and inclusion

A partnership with Special Olympics Idaho is a partnership with our communities.

Special Olympics Idaho transforms communities by inspiring people to open

their minds, to

accept and include people with photo ŠRichard Corman

intellectual disabilities, celebrating

differences among all peopleâ&#x20AC;Ś recognizing and respecting the

similarities we all share. Special Olympics Healthy AthletesÂŽ (above)

Project UNIFY Project UNIFYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to activate young people to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics. Some of the programs within Project UNIFY include: Annual Youth Summit, Youth Games, Youth Activation Committee and the Spread the Word Campaign. MATP The Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is designed for persons with profound disabilities who do not yet possess the physical and/ or behavioral skills necessary to participate in OfďŹ cial Special Olympics Sports. The goal of MATP is for athletes to achieve their personal best during competition, in effect, they are competing against themselves rather than another athlete.

For as we hope for the best in them, hope is reborn in us. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eunice Kennedy Shriver Executive Vice President, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Founder and Honorary Chairperson, Special Olympics

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The ARCH Community Housing Trust was created in 2004 to serve the residents of Blaine County. ARCH is committed to preserving and strengthening Blaine Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic, environmental and social integrity by developing affordable housing Contact: Michelle Griffith, 726-4411, michelle@archbc. org.

Bellevue Labor Day Celebration

The Bellevue Labor Day Celebration was first established in the 1950s to serve the community of Bellevue. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intention is to draw visitors and locals alike to the community. The two-day celebration, the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend, includes free live music, arts/crafts and food vendors, and a parade down Main Street (free to participants, but it also pays cash prizes to top floats in various categories). Contact Stefany Mahoney or Sara Burns at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Idaho

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho was established in 1979 to serve the children and youth of Ada, Blaine and Canyon counties. We work with our Big Brothers and Big Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;people just like youâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to bring magic to the lives of children in the Southwest Idaho area by matching positive adults with children in one-to-one friendships that expand the horizons of everyone involved. Contact Bronwyn Patterson Nickel, program coordinator, 208-578-5405,; or Heather Colvin, development coordinator, 208-578-5405,

Blaine Co. Community Drug Coalition

The Blaine County Community Drug Coalition was created in 2007. Its primary focus is youth, but it serves the entire community. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is â&#x20AC;&#x153;to increase the health of the community by reducing drug and alcohol use among youth.â&#x20AC;? Contact Terry Basolo, executive director, at (208) 5785406, 578-5407 or www.

Blaine County Democrats

Also: Idaho Democratic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caucus, Blaine County Chapter Blaine County Democrats serve the people of Blaine County, Legislative District 25, the state of Idaho, and the nation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goals are to recruit, help elect and support public officials who share our core democratic values. Please join us in promoting progressive and effective policies for the citizens of our county. Working together, we will make Blaine County a safe and healthy environment for all.â&#x20AC;? Contact Gini Ballou, chair, at 720-4347 or

Blaine County Education Foundation

The Blaine County Education Foundation was established in 1992 â&#x20AC;&#x153;to serve all of the students and faculty of the Blaine County School District. We have provided grants and support to all of the schools from Carey to Ketchum, and all students from preschool to high school. Our mission is to focus community resources and raise funds for Blaine County School District, promoting academic excellence, equitable education and a healthy student environment.â&#x20AC;? Contact Heather Crocker at P.O. Box 253, Hailey, ID 83333; 208-578-5449 (phone); 208-788-3922 (fax);

Blaine County Recreation District

The Blaine County Recreation District was first established in 1976. The BCRD serves Blaine County residents and over 50,000 visitors each year of all ages. The BCRD is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Blaine Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quality of life by creating healthy, active, recre-

ational opportunities for all. Contact Kris Stoffer, director of development, at 5785455 (phone), 788-2168 (fax) or www.

Boulder Mountain Clayworks, Inc.

Boulder Mountain Clayworks was established in 1997 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2007. We serve adults and children in Blaine County as well as visitors to the Valley. Our mission is to encourage artistic growth and development in the community by: offering instruction in clay and other media to adults and children; providing a creative atmosphere where clay artists can develop their vision; and scheduling events that are free and open to the public where the community can better appreciate the clay arts. Contact Susan Ward, president of the board and director, at 726-4484, or e-mail:

Building Balanced Communities in Idaho

Building Balanced Communities in Idaho was established in 2008. We currently serve the greater Bellevue area, but are established in a way to expand the presence as needed to fulfill community needs. Our mission is to enhance social, community and economic programs in small ways, creating big impacts. Contact Tammy E. Eaton 208-720-7160 phone, 208-7886309 fax, and; Sara Burns 208-309-1513 phone; or

Camp Perkins Lutheran Outdoor Ministries

Year-round Camp Perkins, established in 1955, serves those who have a need to get out of the ordinary busy-ness of life and be set apart for a time of temporary, intentional community. This includes children, adults, and families, both local and national. In addition to facilitating residential youth camp for seven weeks in the summer for children and families from the regional area, we host groups as diverse as Camp Rainbow Gold and St. Thomas Playhouse Conservatory Camp (SPACC), church youth groups from across the region and nation, family reunion groups and, of course, our association of Lutheran congregations. The mission of Camp Perkins is to support the ministry of its member congregations and to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ. The ministry provides Christian learning and renewal opportunities, thereby building up the community of believers and reaching out to the world. Contact Signe White, 208-788-0897 office; 208-7204371 cell; or www.CampPerkins. org

Camp Rainbow Gold

Camp Rainbow Gold first came into being in 1984, to serve Idaho children diagnosed with cancer and their families As a program of the American Cancer Society, Camp Rainbow Gold provides year-round programs such as medically-supervised camps, college scholarships and other emotionally-empowering experiences to Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children diagnosed with cancer, their families and support network. Camp Rainbow Gold is sustained by community fundraising, private donations and volunteer efforts. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun! Contact Elizabeth Lizberg, 208-422-0176 (phone), 208343-9922 (fax), or www. or

Caritas Chorale

Caritas Chorale was established in 1999. The mission of Caritas Chorale is to encourage and promote musical education and appreciation in the Wood River Valley through the establishment of a non-denominational community chorus, presenting performances of classical and traditional choral music with instrumental accompaniment as appropriate. Caritas also strives to promote choral music appreciation and education in our community schools. Contact Candace Witt, president of the board of directors, 208-726-5349, ext. 25, or artistic director, Dick Brown, 208-721-7469.

Company of Fools

Company of Fools was established in 1996 to serve the Wood River Valley, the central-Idaho region and greater Idaho. Company of Fools is a professional theatre company driven by the power of the theatrical experience to connect artist and audience. Company of Fools offers world-class theatre and education programs that engage, inspire, entertain and transform. Contact Denise Simone, 208-788-6520,; or John Glenn, 208-788-6520,

Crisis Hotline

The Crisis Hotline was first established in 1987 to serve the permanent population of Blaine County and surrounding counties, as well as those who visit the area on vacation. We are seeing an increased amount of calls from people living all over Idaho and in other states as well. With easier access to computers, callers are finding the Crisis Hotline phone number on the Internet via their Website and reaching out to them for help from all over the map. Their Resource & Referral Directory contains over 400 referral sources on the local, state and national levels and is used regularly by our volunteers who cover the phone around the clock. The mission of the Crisis Hotline is to provide 24-hoursper-day, seven-days-per-week crisis intervention and referral service to the residents of and visitors to the Wood River Valley. Contact Sher Foster, executive director, at P.O. Box 939, Ketchum, ID 83340; 208-788-0735 (phone/fax), or e-mail

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Wood River Valley Non-Profit Organizations Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation

The Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation was created in 2001. It is comprised of community volunteers and was created to provide a solution for the long-term care of our Valley’s seniors. Our plan is to develop a continuing-care community consisting of skilled nursing care, assisted-living suites and independent-living apartments. Our mission statement is “to create, finance, build, direct, staff, and endow Croy Canyon Ranch, thus providing excellent, attractive, dignified eldercare for the people of the Wood River region.” Currently, we are seeking committed donors who understand the unmet need to keep senior care in our Valley. Donations may be made with a three-year pledge and naming opportunities in the new facility are available. Contact Kathleen J. Eder, executive director, at 788-2310 (phone), 788-1254 (fax), or by e-mail at

Environmental Resource Center

The Environmental Resource Center was established in 1993 to serve The Wood River Valley community through enhancing environmental and conservation awareness, enriching outdoor experiences, and promoting a more sustainable community for the current and future residents and guests of the Wood River Valley. Guiding its efforts, the ERC values community spirit, collaboration, volunteerism, leadership, stewardship, outreach, and objective integrity. Contact Craig Barry, executive director at Craig@ercsv. org or Lisa Huttinger, Education Director at Lisa@ercsv.or. 208-726-4333.

The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research

The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research was established in 1995. Expedition Inspiration primarily funds cutting-edge breast cancer research around the country. The organization also offers Wood River Valley residents the opportunity to interact with top researchers during the annual Breast Cancer Symposium each winter. In addition, Expedition Inspiration presents local medical personnel a free medical forum, held in conjunction with the Symposium. The mission of The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research is to raise awareness of the disease and money to benefit innovative breast cancer research, public education and patient support. Additionally, through organized and sponsored outdoor endeavors, Expedition Inspiration promotes the physical and mental well-being of breast cancer survivors. Contact Katie Powell, executive director, or Carol O’Loughlin, program manager; phone 208-726-6456, fax 208-725-2091, e-mail: www.

Friends of the Hailey Public Library

Friends of the Hailey Public Library was established in 1987 to serve all Hailey Public Library patrons. The group’s mission is to enhance and improve services, training and content at the Hailey Public Library; provide volunteer services in the library; organize and staff fundraising activities; and stimulate interest in library affairs. Contact Bob MacLeod, 208-788-4210, macleodsv@msn. com

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, Service Unit 21

The Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council Service Unit 21 was first established in the Wood River Valley in 1982. The organization serves girls in the Wood River Valley, with 46 registered adult volunteers and 75 registered girls in grades K-12. Their mission statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Contact Katy Kulesa, membership specialist, at 208-7339623, or Willa McLaughlin, service unit director, at 208726-9637.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley was created in 2002 for girls in 3rd grade through 8th grade. Girls on the Run is an after-school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls.  The program focuses on building self-esteem and

improving emotional and physical health. During the 10week program, girls are empowered with a greater sense of self-awareness and achievement, and a foundation in team-building to help them become strong, contented and self-confident young women. Contact Mary Fauth, executive director, at 788-7863, or e-mail her at

Habitat for Humanity of Blaine County

Habitat for Humanity of Blaine County was established in 2010. It provides for families in need of decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent homes in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends. Contact John Flattery, chairman, at 208-788-8801, or

Hailey Rotary

The Hailey Rotary was established in 1937 to serve the community through scholarships and funding to organizations that serve both the community as well as global projects. We also support Rotary’s International collaborative efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Contact Shelley Seibel, president (208) 788-7112. www.

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“Never question the value of volunteers. Noah’s Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals.” —Author Unknown

The Wood River Land Trust & the Building Material Thrift Store ...working together to preserve and protect our natural resources and open spaces while reducing waste, landfill and encouraging recycling.

The Hunger Coalition

The Hunger Coalition was founded in 2003 and incorporated in 2004. The Hunger Coalition serves any family or individual who is experiencing food insecurity. We provide temporary food assistance through a variety of programs. We believe that providing basic food security lays the cornerstone on which people in need can build lives of greater economic security. We believe that feeding those in need is an urgent moral and practical imperative. If Blaine County wants a vibrant economy and a connected community, then we believe the county must make a commitment to support a coordinated network that acquires and distributes food to children and neighbors in need. The mission of the Blaine County Hunger Coalition is to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. Contact The Hunger Coalition office at 121 Honeysuckle St., Bellevue, ID 83313, (208) 788-0212; Jeanne Liston, executive director, at; or Naomi Spence, food program manager, at

Including nearly a mile of the Big Wood River nestled in a basalt canyon, the 306acre Sheep Bridge Canyon preserve is an important migratory corridor for elk, deer, and pronghorn; and provides public access to excellent fishing and spectacular spring wildflowers.



Idaho Conservation League

The Idaho Conservation League was established in 1973 to serve Idahoans across our vast and beautiful state. Three offices and 17 staff work to make this possible. The ICL works to protect clean water, clean air, wilderness, and our quality of life—we are Idaho’s leading voice for conservation. Keep Idaho Idaho! Contact Brett Stevenson, Central Idaho Associate, 110 W. 5th St., Ste. 201, Ketchum, Idaho 83340, 208-726-7485,

Idaho’s Bounty Co-op

Idaho’s Bounty was established in 2007. We serve local, sustainable farmers by connecting them with customers in southern Idaho, and we serve customers by providing them with clean, fresh food, year-round. We pick up and deliver food to the Wood River Valley each Wednesday throughout the year. The mission of Idaho’s Bounty’s is to develop and promote a local, sustainable food system for the communities of southern Idaho that ensures safe, consistent, fresh, ethically-produced and delivered products direct from our producers. Contact Laura Theis, 721-8074.

Hailey Rotarians roll up their sleeves

A huge thank you to our volunteers! In 2009-2010, 140 volunteers contributed 4,024 hours of service valued at $80,486. Volunteers helped us achieve priceless results. Im m ediate, w alk-in support given 4,997 tim es. Urgent hotline and phone support provided 6,670 tim es.

“Hailey Rotarians had a great time when they recently lent a helping hand to clean up the fallen leaves in Hailey resident Jane Dulac’s beautiful yard.” Pictured: left back row: Kathy Pruett, Nikki Donnelley, Dave Johanningmeier, Marty miller, left front row: Jane Dulac, Jen Johanningmeier with their son Kree and daughter Savona; not pictured, Ron Reese, Dusty Pruett, Shelley Seibel COURTESY PHOTO

70% of sheltered w om en transitioned to safe, abuse-free living arrangem ents. M ission: to prevent dom estic violence and sexual assault in our com m unities through education, shelter and supportive services.

Office: 208-788-4191 24-hr hotline: 208-788-6070 or 888-676-0066

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KDPI Drop-In Radio, Inc.

KDPI Drop-In Radio was established in 2010 “to serve the Wood River Valley with educational, news and entertainment programming, and to build community through programming content designed to stimulate interest, awareness and participation in culture, education and politics.” Contact Mike Scullion at 208-720-6121, or e-mail him at website under construction:

Ketch’em Alive!

Ketch’em Alive! was established in 2000 to serve all the Valley, plus tourists. Ketch’em Alive! provides free concerts for nine weeks during the summer in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park. Contact Will Caldwell, 208-276-9059 or e-mail willldwell@cox. net. (no Website), Facebook-Ketch’em Alive

Ketchum Community Development Corp.

The Ketchum Community Development Corporation was established in 2006. The KCDC is all about community serving community. Our approximately 70 volunteers carry out projects that benefit both Ketchum and the greater Wood River Valley. The KCDC’s mission is to enhance our vibrant community and quality of life by leveraging public and private resources to foster economic, cultural and environmental sustainability. Contact Jon Duval, executive director, at 208-727-2117, or email him at

Ketchum Arts Festival

The Ketchum Arts Festival was established in 1999. All Blaine County artists of every genre, including musicians and performers, plus the art-lovers of Blaine County Ketchum Arts Festival supports art in Blaine County by providing a venue for local artists to show and sell their work. Dianne Taylor,, 208-7254090.

Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley

The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley was established in 2005. The Kiwanis Club of Hailey serves all of the children of the world, with emphasis on the children of the Wood River Valley. The Kiwanis Clubs Internationally are going to change the world, one community, one child, at a time. Contact Jim Spinelli, 481-1112, or

The Mountain School

The Mountain School was first established in January of 2007. The Mountain School serves children ages 4-12 in full-time programs for preschool through third-grade using a Waldorf-based curriculum on a small biodynamic farm. They also have summer camps and after-school programs. The Mountain School provides an environment that sets the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and holistic, balanced living. Their learning environment and programs strive to awaken and encourage exploration through the head, heart and hands (thinking, feeling and willing). Learning becomes much more than memorizing facts… learning becomes an engaging voyage to discover the world and oneself while the magic and wonder of childhood are protected and respected. Their educational philosophy and pedagogy are inspired by Waldorf education and our accountability is to its governing body—WECAN, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America. Contact Nicolle Cahill at 788-3170. www.themountainschool. info

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Wood River Valley

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) was established nationwide in 1979; it was incorporated in the Wood River Valley (NAMI - WRV) in 2002. Our purpose is to provide education, support, advocacy and empowerment for the mentally ill and their families, with equal access to medical, social, economic, legal, judicial and spiritual resources within our community. NAMI Wood River Valley will be recognized as the grassroots resource on mental illness in terms of education, advocacy and support. Our voice will be heard through development of an effective organization and administration, and a strong volunteer base. Contact Wendy Norbom, executive director, NAMI – WRV Helpline, 208-309-1987, or e-mail www.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society was established in 1946. Nancy Ferries created a local chapter, because two members of her family have MS. Our goal is to raise money for research to cure MS, and address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Contact Nancy Ferries at 720-3581 or e-mail her at nferries@

The Nature Conservancy of Idaho

The Nature Conservancy of Idaho was established in 1955. The Nature Conservancy protects Idaho’s special places for people and nature. We serve everyone who values clean water, wildlife, working farms and ranches and the many benefits that nature provides us. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Contact Caroline Clawson,, phone; Facebook – “The Nature Conservancy in Idaho”

Northern Rockies Folk Festival

The Northern Rockies Folk Festival was started in 1977 by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts; in 1995, it became its own entity run by a volunteer nine-member board of directors. The Northern Rockies Folk Festival serves the entire community, as well as music lovers from out of town. Because the NRFF brings musicians and audience members to the area for a two-day show, it also brings an economic boost to the Wood River Valley. The mission of the NRFF is to provide an affordable, familyfriendly, educational and cultural event for the whole community. Contact Pete Kramer, 208-720-3837 or, or

Dana DuGan, 208-720-1791 or

The Papoose Club

The Papoose Club was established in 1954 to serve the children of the Wood River Valley The Papoose Club was created to promote and assist cultural, social, educational and athletic activities for the children of the Wood River Valley and to raise money to further these purposes Contact Rose Burbank, president, 208-726-6642, or e-mail

Positive Partners Assistance Dogs, Inc.

Positive Partners Assistance Dogs, Inc. (soon to be changed to Positive Partners Service Dogs, Inc., to reflect accuracy with new federal descriptions on Americans With Disabilities regulations) was established in 2004. The organization serves disabled people within 400 miles of Hailey who can benefit from an assistance dog. Our mission is to custom-train assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Specific types of dogs include mobility, wheelchair, hearing and guide dogs. Contact Fran Jewell, executive director, 208-721-1309, ppad@

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Blaine County

The Relay For Life was started in 1985 in Pasco, Wash., by Dr. Gordy Klatt. The Relay For Life of Blaine County began in early 1990. “Cancer never sleeps, and neither do we.” Our National Cancer Information Center, at 1.800.ACS.2345, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with trained cancer information specialists handling each call. is the ultimate resource for a cancer patient, friend or family member in need of information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and even services and programs provided locally. Cancer does not discriminate, and neither do we. We fight for every life threatened by every cancer—in every community. Relay For Life of Blaine County serves the entire community. One in 100 Americans participates in one of the 5,000 American Cancer Society Relay For Life events across the globe, comprising the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Relay For Life of Blaine County is about the community taking up the fight against cancer. Our mission here to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Contact Tiffany Robinson, event chair, Relay for Life of Blaine County,; Megan Records, staff partner, American Cancer Society, at, 208.422.0175. or

Royal Larkspur Play Troupe

The Royal Larkspur Play Troupe (RLPT) was established in 1999 to serve theater aficionados throughout the Wood River Valley. Every play has a tie-in with at least one local non-profit: The Crisis Hotline, St. Thomas Players, The Advocates, etc. The Royal Larkspur Play Troupe is a low-profile, non-profit theater production and support company dedicated to promoting theater of all types in the Wood River Valley. Of particular interest to RLPT is the encouragement of both young and older peoples’ interest and further education/training in theater. The focus of productions continues to be the “classics” as well as those plays of limited potential for “commercial” productions. Occasionally we will perform a recent Broadway “hit” for the sheer enjoyment of the cast. Contact Gary Hoffman, producer/artistic director, at or call 208-725-5522.

Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped

The Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped was established in 1991. We serve children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges, at no cost. The Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped is a 501 © 3 Idaho non-profit corporation, founded in 1991, to provide equine-facilitated therapy for challenged adults and children. Our goal is to provide physical, cognitive and emotional benefits that will encourage independence, help develop life skills and improve quality of life. Contact Leslie Benz, 208-578-9111, leslie@sagebrusharena. com.

Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation (SBRCF) Holiday Baskets

The Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation Holiday Baskets has been in existence, in some form or another, for over 20 years; however, we’re not sure when it was originally established. The SBRCF took over the program in 2003. The SBRCF serves families and children in need at Christmastime. The SBRCF Holiday Baskets is dedicated to providing a special holiday meal to families. For children, we make sure they receive a gift they need (clothing, shoes, school supplies) and a toy. The Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation serves the community not only through Holiday Baskets, but also by providing scholarships to Wood River High School students. We supported the Castle Rock Fire firefighters, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and Blaine Manor, as well as other projects in the community. Contact Robin Christensen, 208-720-2905, or e-mail robin@

Sawtooth Botanical Garden

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden was established in 1994. The Garden serves the Wood River Valley community of approximately 22,500 and a wider south-central Idaho region of over 100,000. The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is a community resource showcasing native and cultivated plants that flourish at high altitude. The Garden connects people to the region’s unique beauty and fosters environmental stewardship through education, events, displays and plant collections. Contact Carter Hedberg at 726-9358 or e-mail

The Senior Connection

The Senior Connection was established in 1972 to serve all seniors in the Wood River Valley by connecting older adults and the community through services and programs.

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Special Olympics Idaho

Special Olympics Idaho was established in 1971 to serve Idaho children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The mission of Special Olympics Idaho is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. As Special Olympics Idaho moves into its fourth decade, we are gaining a new understanding of the importance of the movement. In the smiles, in the relationships formed, and in the examples set by the athletes, the world sees a new way of thinking, feeling and acting. In the moments of the Special Olympics experience, the athlete is changed from a person of diminished value to a champion. And in these moments, everyone else is changed, too. We are introduced into a more open, joyful, tolerant, accepting and, ultimately, peaceful world. In a time of war, of economic uncertainty, and of intolerance, the world needs Special Olympics more than ever. Contact Laurie La Follette, CEO, 208-323-0482, ext. 12,, fax 208-323-0486.

St. Luke’s Wood River

St. Luke’s Wood River was established in 2000 to serve Blaine County area residents and visitors, regardless of their ability to pay. The group’s mission statement is “to improve the health of the people in our region.” There is an application and training/orientation process for anyone interested in volunteering at the hospital. We encourage at least a one-year commitment to our program. Contact Debbie Hobart, manager, volunteer services, at 7278406 or e-mail her at

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports was established in 1999. We have many sub-programs, including “Higher Ground,” which is our wounded veterans program. We serve people of all ages with various types of physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. We serve all local participants 100 percent free of charge. We also serve wounded veterans from all areas of the nation. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. Contact Kate Weihe, operations manager and volunteer coordinator, 208-720-8770 cell, 208-726-9298, ext. 151 office, 208726-0957 fax, or or www.svasp. - blog

Sun Valley Center for the Arts

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts was established in 1971 to serve the community of Blaine County and the greater Northwest region. The mission of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is to stimulate and provoke the imagination while opening hearts and minds through experiences in diverse arts programming. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is committed to: * Providing excellence in the visual arts, performing arts, arts education and humanities through a multidisciplinary approach; * Creating a gathering place to experience the arts; * Engaging a broad spectrum of our community through educational outreach and collaborations; * Enhancing arts education in our schools; * Continuing to do free programs for everyone; and, * Contributing to the national dialogue through original publications, commissioned works and traveling exhibitions. Contact Bill Ryberg, executive director, 208-726-9491 or

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree was established in 1990. The organization serves 5,000 patrons, half of whom come from the state of Idaho and the other half that represent the other 49 states. The event has both a direct and indirect financial benefit to the Wood River Valley of between $5.5 million and $7 million, thereby serving the local businesses and community. The group’s mission is to keep an original American art form, jazz music, alive; specifically, “To promote and facilitate education highlighting the history and careers of well-known artists and the live performance of traditional jazz, ragtime and swing music by presenting an annual jazz jamboree in Sun Valley, Idaho, and programs taken to the elementary and high schools.” Because America needs to know her music! Contact Jeff and Carol Loehr, directors, 1-877-478-5277 or

Sun Valley Performing Arts/nexStage Theatre

Sun Valley Performing Arts/nexStage Theatre was Established in 1992to serve the residents of Southern Idaho with a flexible venue for hosting, supporting and producing the performing arts in addition to educational, multicultural, philanthropic and community events”. We support other theatre groups with our producing partners program and produce the Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, a season of plays, and a wonderful drama education program for all ages. Contact Managing director: Kathy Wygle, nexstage31@hotmail.comor at 726-9124 For tickets and information, please call the nexStage Box Office at: 726-4TKS.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony was first established in 1985 to serve the audience and students of the Wood River Valley. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony celebrates the majesty of its alpine setting with the beauty of outstanding free classical music performances, and enriches our lives through its artistic, educational and cultural programming, made possible through the philanthropic generosity of its community. Contact Jennifer Teisinger, executive director, at 208-622-5607, or

Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center, Inc.

The first Trailing of the Sheep Festival took place in 2003. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival serves thousands of people– –literally anyone and everyone who cares about history, culture, a sense of place and the landscape in which we live. Next year, 2011,

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will be our 15th annual celebration of the cultures and history of Idaho and the American West. We also serve our local communities by bringing together thousands of people of all socioeconomic backgrounds to celebrate community itself. It also brings a huge economic benefit to local businesses and their employees. In our outreach, we serve several groups in particular: First, students in Blaine County’s school system and other private schools who learn firsthand about the history and stories of the landscape in which they live. Second, we reach out to Idaho and Western sheep family members and herders who through storytelling share their stories. Third, we serve non-traditional audiences, especially Hispanic cultures and rural families who, although not involved in sheep ranching, share the landscape and stories of living on the land. The mission of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival is to gather, present and preserve the history and culture of the families and individual men and women involved in Idaho sheep ranching and to honor their contributions to the development of Idaho and the West. Contact Mary Austin Crofts, executive director, at 208-720-0585, or mary@

Wood River Arts Alliance

The Wood River Arts Alliance was established in 1991. We serve the arts organizations, individual artists and arts advocates of the Valley, as well as the community as a whole. With our Children’s Arts Festival, we serve the elementary school children of the Valley and their families. The Wood River Arts Alliance is dedicated to cultivating and promoting vibrancy in the arts and cultural life of the Wood River Valley though a network of arts advocates. Contact Shannon Finnegan, executive director, 578-7720, or wrartsalliance@

Wood River Community YMCA

The Wood River Community YMCA was established in 2007. The ‘Y’ is for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, ability, ethnicity or income. The mission of the ‘Y’ is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs that develop the whole person in body, mind and spirit. Contact Nancy Buxton, administrative assistant and volunteer coordinator, at 208-928-6704 or

Wood River Land Trust

The Wood River Land Trust was established in 1994. The Wood River Land Trust serves all residents, second homeowners and visitors in the Wood River Valley and its surrounding areas by protecting and restoring land, water and wildlife habitat. We have protected nearly 12,000 acres, over 2,600 of which are open to public access, including approximately two miles of the Big Wood River. The Wood River Land Trust protects and restores land, water and wildlife habitat in the Wood River Valley and its surrounding areas. We work cooperatively with private landowners and local communities to ensure these areas are protected now, and for future generations. Contact Scott Boettger, executive director, phone 208-788-3947, fax 208-7885991, e-mail

Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation

The Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation was established in September, 2005. All of the non-profits in Blaine County are eligible to receive a grant. Recipients are selected through a process of informed grant-making. The mission of the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation is to inspire and educate women to become leaders in philanthropy while bringing significant, positive change to the community by pooling its members’ resources. Contact Barbara Thrasher, president of the board of directors and founding member, at www.WoodRiverWomen’sCharitableF oundation


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save the date for these annual fundraising events This calendar is a schedule of the biggest annual fundraising events, or source of funds, for our Valley’s non-profits. Please keep in mind that most organizations accept donations throughout the year or do Annual Appeals for funding, as well as, or instead of having annual fundraising events. And, some also receive funding from local or national grants and campaigns. Most donations are tax-deductible; consult your tax professional for more information.


Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011: Galena & The Trails winter benefit for Galena Lodge & the Blaine County Recreation District’s Nordic trails.


Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011: Starlight Snowshoe, Dinner and Auction benefit for Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011: Divas and Desserts concert benefit the nexStage Theatre. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011: The Share Your Heart Ball benefits Camp Rainbow Gold.


Saturday, March 5, 2011: Casino Royale benefits the Company of Fools Guardian Fools Program. Girl Scout Cookie Sales benefit the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council.


New Balance Girls on the Run 5K & Healthy Living Expo benefits Girls on the Run. Wild Idaho! event at Redfish Lake Lodge benefits the Idaho Conservation League.


Spring Wine-Tasting & Silent Auction benefit for The Crisis Hotline.


Friday, July 1, 2011: The Annual Gala: Black & White Soiree benefits The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Monday, July 4, 2011: Road Apple Roulette benefits The Hailey Rotary. Thursday, July 7, 2011: The Cowboy

Ball benefits the Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped. Friday-Sunday, July 8–10, 2011: Booth sales benefit Ketchum Arts Festival. Sunday, July 15, 2011: Dog Days of Summer fundraiser benefits the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. Wednesday, July 21, through Friday, July 23, 2011: Wine Auction benefit for Sun Valley Center for the Arts. 2011 will be the 30th Wine Auction and The Center’s 40th anniversary. Friday, July 22, 2011: The Relay For Life of Blaine County benefits the American Cancer Society. Sunday, July 31, 2011: Annual benefit concert for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Hailey Garden Tour benefits the Friends of the Hailey Public Library. Sun Valley Road Rally benefit for the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition. Gimlets in the Garden Party and Garden Tour both benefit the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Kickball Tournament benefits the Sun Valley Adaptive Sports.


All About Dogs Raffle-Event-Donations benefit for American Legion Auxiliary. Benefit auction for ARCH Community Housing Trust. Almost Annual Art Auction benefit for Boulder Mountain Clayworks. Evening on the River benefits the Idaho Conservation League. Expressions in the Garden benefit for Positive Partners Assistance Dogs, Inc. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 3 and 4, 2011: YMCA Annual Classic golf tournament benefits the Wood River Community YMCA. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011: The Hailey Auto Show at Roberta McKercher Park benefit for Kiwanis Club of Hailey and

the Wood River Valley.


Benefit Dinner with Caritas Choir members benefits Caritas Chorale. Dinner in the Field benefits the Idaho’s Bounty Co-op. Wood River Valley MS Walk benefits the National MS Society. Wagon Days Pancake Breakfast benefits The Papoose Club. The Toy Run, produced by Mike Kelley, benefits the Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation Holiday Baskets. Summer Garden Party and auction benefits The Mountain School.


Wednesday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011: Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Book and Bake Sale benefits the Friends of the Hailey Public Library.


Enchanted Adventure benefits The Mountain School. Taste of Idaho’s Bounty benefits the Idaho’s Bounty Co-op.


Saturday, Dec. 4: The Festival of Trees benefit for the Senior Connection. Saturday, Dec. 4: Shake Shack at the Wood River YMCA benefits the KDPI Drop-In Radio. Saturday, Dec. 11: St. Luke’s Volunteer Core Winter Ball to benefit St. Luke’s Wood River. Thursday, Dec. 16: Breakfast with Champions benefits the Special Olympics Idaho. Holiday Bazaar, first weekend in December benefits The Papoose Club. twp

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help these organizations fill their wish list with your donation of time, money, goods or services... The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: 2010â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2011 priority funding needs: contribution to supporting core services; youth programs; domestic and dating violence prevention; endowment; legal assistance; positive transitions program; shelter programs. Donations to The Attic store are always appreciated. American Cancer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relay For Life of Blaine County: We are currently registering team captains to lead teams of friends, family or co-workers to fundraise and participate in the 2011 Relay For Life of Blaine County. We are also seeking local sponsorship from Wood River Valley companies and organizations to partner with ACS as we further our mission. American Legion Auxiliary: To meet their goal of $25,000 for the training of a service dog. Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley: We always are in need of operational funds, particularly for low-cost/no-cost spay and neuter services, enrichment programs for the dogs and cats at the shelter, and our Paws for Hunger program that provides pet food for needy families so they do not have to give up their beloved companion animals. ARCH Community Housing Trust: A very good scanner/printer with a reliable auto-feed mechanism. We copy/scan over 100 pages each week and are currently using a machine with only a manual feed. Bellevue Labor Day Celebration: Sponsorships, and any donated or discounted goods/services for the event, like advertising, stage/sound equipment, port-a-potties, garbage service, food/water, etc. Things like banquet tables and pop-up tents are welcome and we also always need volunteers! Blaine County Community Drug Coalition: Private funding for a high-risk young adult mentoring/job training/community support project. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho: We are currently in urgent need of volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters for our Littles. We have a long waiting list of Littles waiting to be matched. Donations and/or the willingness of individuals and businesses to host or fund activities for our Matches to participate in are very much appreciated. Blaine County Democrats: The full establishment of the monthly pledge fund. To be able to host informative gatherings, including all people, regardless of ability to pay. Currently, we need the entire door to cover expenses and this limits our ability to reach out in the community. Blaine County Education Foundation: Our annual appeal for 2010 is focused on our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can-Doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fund which provides micro-grants to students who cannot afford to participate in activities related to school. Blaine County Recreation District: Scholarship support for kids (for day camp and programs); sod and climbing equipment for the HUB backyard project; a treehouse/climbing structure; Sno-Cat for trail system grooming. Boulder Mountain Clayworks: As with every non-profit, our biggest need is funding to support our programs for the public and the artists who use the studio to realize their creative vision. At the top of our wish list is a new studio because we are outgrowing our current space in the 10th Street Industrial Center in Ketchum. Building Balanced Communities in Idaho: A couple of generators, computer (preferably laptop), Halloween props, storage containers, popcorn machine and, of course, money. We also need to know if there are needs out there (especially small stuff) that we can work on together to provide! Building Materials Thrift Store: Our need is for more volunteers, more tax-deductible donations to the store, and for residents to shop for great bargains on furniture, appliances and building materials while at the same time reducing waste and minimizing impact on our regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural resources. Camp Perkins Lutheran Outdoor Ministries: Our greatest need is for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Campershipsâ&#x20AC;? to help youth and families in need have the opportunity to experience Camp Perkins. Additional needs are boat docks, a Sunfish sailboat, kickballs, volleyballs, a Sno-Cat, wood splitter, and a 4-wheeled mule/gator vehicle. Camp Rainbow Gold: Dress-up clothes for play (need child and plus size for teen girls and boys); large black garbage bags; bottles of sunscreen (travel size and large); bottles of hand sanitizer (travel size and large); batteries (all sizes); masking tape; art supplies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; construction paper, markers, scissors, glue; ball point pens; black Sharpee pens. Caritas Chorale: Generous donations and attendance at our annual September musical dinner party. Crisis Hotline: Volunteer help. Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation: We are seeking committed donors who understand the unmet need to keep senior care in our Valley. Donations may be made with a three-year pledge, and

naming opportunities in the new facility are available. Environmental Resource Center: In addition to contributions in support of programs such as environmental education in our schools, the summer â&#x20AC;&#x153;EcoCampâ&#x20AC;? and camp scholarships, annual community â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clean Sweepâ&#x20AC;? cleanup, a local sustainable energy program called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sun Valley New Energyâ&#x20AC;?, the ERC needs office computers (Duo Core or better) and housing for summer interns. Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research: Sponsors for the Starlight Snowshoe; attendees/participants at the Starlight Snowshoe; underwriters for the Symposium; attendees at the Symposium Open Forum. Friends of the Hailey Public Library: New/bigger library! Girls on the Run: Volunteer coaches/mentors; funds to provide the program; and scholarships. Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council: Leaders and volunteers to work with girls. Habitat for Humanity of Blaine County: Donations of money, materials and labor. Hailey Rotary: Continued support of our fundraisers to allow us to serve our community and global projects worldwide. The Hunger Coalition: Our greatest need is to make sure we can continue to supply nutritious food to the children and families who are most in need in our community. You can provide support for this need by donating food, money and/or volunteer hours. By joining our Open Hands Club, you commit to an automatic recurring donation every month. Host a food drive in your neighborhood, school, busines, or other organization and help keep our Food Bank shelves stocked for the challenging times ahead. Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bounty Co-op: Our biggest need is to create a steady market for our local food producers. If customers want local food to be available long-term, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to prioritize by buying it regularly. Even if people only buy staples like potatoes and onions from local growers, it will make a huge impact for the farmers. Idaho Conservation League: Get on our e-mail list to follow issues and events around the state and check out our ever-informative website. And become an ICL member if you are not already! KDPI Drop-In Radio: Monetary contributions so we may apply for a Public Telecommunications Program Funding (PTFP) grant, which awards $3 for every $1, which is raised privately. Ketchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em Alive!: Cash contributions. Ketchum Arts Festival: Volunteers to help with a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art activity area and to act as booth-sitters to give artists a break during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival, July 8-10, 2011. Ketchum Community Development Corporation: As always, we welcome and need volunteers that are passionate about increasing the vitality and sustainability of our community. Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley: Money and volunteers to support all the needs of the children of the Wood River Valley. The Mountain School: Sponsoring of local children to attend after-school and summer camp programs. National Alliance on Mental Illness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wood River Valley: We require funding to continue our free-of-charge programs that serve those who are diagnosed with mental illness and their families. We would like to bring a program for adolescents called, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ending the Silence,â&#x20AC;? to the WRV, but require $300 to purchase the program. We would be grateful for free meeting room space for our programs, as well as the donation of bottled water and snacks for our program participants. Airline points for flights within the United States to allow for our facilitators to be trained to lead our programs would be wonderful! National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS): Sponsoring of local children to attend the after-school and summer camp programs. The Nature Conservancy of Idaho: The Nature Conservancy is currently planting native trees and shrubs at Silver Creek that will give fish, moose, birds and other wildlife places to hide, raise young and thrive. Your support can fund the seeds and plants we need to make Silver Creek even better. And, in the spring and summer, we need volunteers to help get those plants in the ground. In the Salmon River Basin, your support enables salmon to complete their migration, through the protection of spawning habitat on working ranchlands. You are literally helping to protect â&#x20AC;&#x153;a place salmon would die for.â&#x20AC;? Northern Rockies Folk Festival: Our biggest need is funds to increase our state and regional marketing, and our burgeoning educational program. The Papoose Club: New laptop computer that can run Quickbooks; volunteers for the Holiday Bazaar; new members! Positive Partners Assistance Dogs, Inc.: Office space and furnishings, with adjoining indoor training area; office staff person; treadmills for current and future service dogs (this is for mitigation of stress and exercise for dogs placed with someone with a disability.)

Royal Larkspur Play Troupe: We are always seeking actors and would-be actors to participate in our programs. Volunteers are always most welcome. Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped: The generous contributions from the community allow us to provide our services at no charge. Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Foundation (SBRCF) Holiday Baskets: Need donations to help offset the cost of purchasing food for families in need. We also need sponsors for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift items. You may sponsor by either adopting a child, then going shopping for their needs, or simply send a check to SBRCF Holiday Baskets, P.O. Box 1937, Ketchum, ID 83340, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do the shopping. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoppers will be the Wood River Cheerleaders. Sawtooth Botanical Garden: 4-wheel-drive truck; new computers; donations for general operations. Senior Connection: A new kitchen to go with the rest of our new building; funds to purchase Meals on Wheels containers; funds to purchase food, which is one our biggest expenses. Special Olympics Idaho: Special Olympics Idaho has experienced the downturn in the economy and, as a result, has seen a decline in donations, necessitating the organization to make budget cuts in order to maintain its program. Recently, the organization downsized its staff by 37 percent. St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood River: Emergency services: All St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood River emergency physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine. Our emergency physicians maintain specialized knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat both minor and major injuries and illnesses, and ensure that the hospital can adhere to the highest standards in the practice of emergency medicine. Community support helps to provide this exceptional level of emergency service 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Integrative Therapies: Community support makes it possible to offer the Integrative Therapies Program which provides Healing Touch, acupuncture, and guided imagery visualization services for in-patients and weekly meditation sessions for both patients and staff, to complement the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional Western medicine. Greatest Priorities Fund: Support of the Greatest Priority Fund. This fund is used to purchase much-needed medical equipment, expand services, and implement innovative programs. Sun Valley Adaptive Sports: Winter volunteers! We are embarking upon another wonderful winter and are looking for enthusiastic, supportive people excited to get out on the hill with our participants! Our winter programs run November through April, seven days a week, and require thousands of (fun-filled) hours to enact. Also needed: year-round office volunteers to help us coordinate, organize and implement all programs. Sun Valley Center for the Arts: A delivery truck! For hauling sound equipment to schools, for safe keeping of supplies for the wine auction, for moving art â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and more! Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree: On the top of the wish list is a sponsor or sponsors to purchase 3,600 square feet of floating dance floor and three upright basses. Sun Valley Performing Arts/nexStage Theatre: New seats for the auditorium (eventually we hope to remodel the theatre and to replace the current seating), heavy duty folding tables, live Christmas tree for the lobby. Sun Valley Summer Symphony: Encore Society awareness: building the group of donors who have made planned gifts to the Sun Valley Summer Symphony; and instrument acquisition: harp, timpani, other percussion instruments and student string instruments for the School of Music instrument bank. Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center, Inc.: Our longterm goal is to have a small base of guaranteed funding each year that we can count on in order to improve the Festival every year. We want to bring in authors, storytellers and entertainers. We want to build a monument to honor the rich history of sheep ranching in Ketchum. Wood River Arts Alliance: We need a large number of adult and teen volunteers on March 5, 2011, at the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arts Festival at the Community Campus in Hailey. Wood River Community YMCA: Funding for our Open Doors program that assures that nobody is ever turned away for inability to pay. Wood River Land Trust: Our current biggest need is donations and membership renewals to help cover our operational expenses so we can continue our land protection, habitat restoration and wonderful projects for all to enjoy, such as, Below Magic Dam. Wood River Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charitable Foundation: New members. More members simply means we have more funds to give for urgent or emerging needs. Our biggest wish is to make a lasting difference in our community. twp








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