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few new changes at this paper at the start of the New Year necessitated new members of the staff to learn and adopt new methods quickly in order to get the January 8th issue out on time. What could go wrong? Starting on Monday, the sixth, the new staff discovered that they had to set up new e-mail accounts, passwords and log-ins first before they could even attempt to begin the process of putting together the new edition. Part time graphic artist, Mandi Iverson, who has worked off and on at the paper for the past three –and-a- half- years suddenly found herself advising the new professional of how things were done in the “old days” and pointing out where files were located. New graphics coordinator, Carson Johnston, spent his first day processing images, locating elements, building ads and asking a myriad of questions of coworkers who didn’t know the answers because they were never involved in the steps imperative to complete the process. Then, old archives of the old system had to be updated to the new system on the spot. When the web page went down all the forms for e-mails and classified ads were lost momentarily. After a few more minor glitches, Robin Leahy and Andy Hawley, newspaper lay out specialists hired for January to accomplish the transition, sent off the 16 pages at 6:30 pm to Idaho Falls to print, some five hours after deadline. They all rejoiced and went home to sleep confidant that everything was all right. But, nooooooo! Meanwhile back at the printing plant, it was discovered that two page fifteens were sent in error with no back page in sight. It had to be resubmitted in the middle of the night. (Our bad) But the printing plant was having their own problems. They had recently switched over to Kodak Technology and Kodak Hardware because it offered the ability to use plates without chemicals. In the early morning, Kodak had issued an update in the system which caused electronic components to blow out. All printing was down for the next six hours. Finally, at 8:00 am on Wednesday, the presses rolled and the daily papers under contract were underway leaving The Weekly Sun ready for print. Everything was going to be all right. But, noooooo! On route to Idaho Falls to pick up the paper for delivery was the distribution van from Carey barreling along at 55 miles per hour at the crack of dawn on this Wednesday morning. Suddenly, without warning, a major snow storm erupted and the driver, Tracy, was enveloped in a total white out causing him to decelerate to 10 mph. After limping into the printing plant, the January 8th edition was loaded into the van which sped off to Bellevue arriving at 2:30 pm, Hailey at 3:00 pm and eventually Ketchum at 4:00 pm and finally delivered by 5:00 pm. The nightmare was over. Thus, ended the saga of the smooth transition and “late paper” last Wednesday. If you are reading this Wednesday, January the fifteenth edition this morning, you’ll realize and appreciate that the glitches are gone and the paper is back to normalcy. If not, I’ll have another article to write next week. But then, what could go wrong? tws

Jon Engen: Rocky on Skis BY KAREN BOSSICK


on Engen was a pull-himself-up-byhis-bootstraps kind of guy when he competed in three Olympics. Since then, the biathlete and cross-country ski racer has been trying to make training easier and more efficient for other Olympians as cross-country chairman for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, vice-president of Idaho Olympians and Nordic athletic advisor for Rossignol Ski Company. And he’s used his engineering background, his laser-like focus on biomechanics and state-of-the-art training techniques such as a computerized Athletic Imaging System to help other Nordic skiers and bicyclists become more efficient. AIM, for instance, can overlay the video of one athlete over that of another as they ski the same section of trail to help skiers understand how to correct body position and technique. “Engen’s knowledge of the sport is encyclopedic, his eye for technique is eagle sharp and he is able to explain technique and design illustrative drills in ways that directly and immediately impact a student’s skiing,” said Lennard Zinn, a former bicyclist with the U.S. national racing team who attended a technique-intensive Masters cross-country ski retreat that Engen taught. Engen will be honored for his contributions to the sport of Nordic skiing when he’s inducted into the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame on Jan. 29. The free ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Sporting a chiseled jaw, turned-up nose, short blond hair and the ruddy face of someone who has spent a lifetime outdoors, the 56-year-old Engen grew up in Norway, the birthplace of Nordic skiing. His father managed the travel service for the University of Oslo. His mother was an accountant for Norway’s version of the Internal Revenue Service. Like every other Norwegian kid, Engen grew up cross-country skiing with his family. He started competing in ski jumping at age 4 and cross-country skiing at age 9, in addition to orienteering. “My dad was a ski jumper,” he recalled. “I remember going past a 60-meter hill and watching him take his coat off, climb all those steps and jump on his touring skis. That was pretty special—all those young jumpers and, here, my dad was one of them.” Called to mandatory military service in the Norwegian Army at age 20, Engen participated in a sports platoon when he wasn’t guarding the king. “Athletically, it was an eye opener because I was there with the very best

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past, current and future champions of the games,” he recalled. “And I got to train every day in the Army.” Engen raced in Norway’s Junior Championships. He was a national-level Nordic racer while attending college in Oslo—always coming in “one short tier away from the World Cup deck.” SUBHED “Rocky” on skis In 1980 Engen followed former Kansas City field goal kicker Jan Stenerud—and a host of “National Geographic” pictures of Montana—to Montana State University in Bozeman where he completed his engineering degree. There, he challenged himself to pair shooting skills he’d learned in the Army with skiing. “I always see a tunnel and I’ve got to go through the tunnel. I’m better in shooting than cross-country,” he said. He went on to post top 20 World Cup finishes in both biathlon and Nordic racing, along with wins at the U.S. Olympic trials and North American championships. But it didn’t come easy. Everything went wrong at his first attempt to make the U.S. biathlon team. So Engen set up targets and classical cross-country tracks in the backcountry around his house—his solitary efforts


earning him a berth as an outsider on he team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. “We’re talking ‘Rocky’ the movie,” he recalled. “It was an exhausting winter but I learned a lot.” When the next Olympics rolled around, he was working full time as an engineer in Bozeman. “I figured out: I’ve got to get the best job I can get so I can make money to train,” he said. “I also figured out different ways to train. I’d tell myself: ‘I have 15 minutes. How can I use 15 minutes?’ I’d climb 28 floors at the Sheraton Hotel where I was doing seminars, skipping steps. I’d do parallel jumps. I’d do pushups on the landings. “And I’d study the other racers. If you can see them, you can figure out how you’re going to beat them.” With that strategy, Engen made it to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. He even made the 1994 team despite suffering a whiplash in a car accident during trials. “To me it was such a blast to be out there with the people, the community


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Cool Runnings with a Sun Valley Connection



t’s “Cool Runnings” with a Sun Valley connection.But, unlike the movie about the Jamaican bobsled team, the real competition is taking place before the Olympics ever take place. Two young women who trained with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation have met the qualifications to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands in giant slalom and slalom events at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which start Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. Both were even awarded Olympic scholarships from the International Olympic Committee a year ago, providing up to $1,000 a month to help cover equipment, travel and coaching expenses. But their country is allowed only one alpine racer because of its size. So Jasmine Campbell, 22, and Veronica Gaspar, 18, are vying for that spot. Right now, Campbell seems to have an edge since her combined points from this year’s races are 30 points below Gaspar’s. “I literally have no nails left to bite off,” said Campbell. “I’m pretty stoked but I won’t stop getting gray hairs until I get the official okay on Jan. 20.” Gaspar, who learned to ski at Lake Placid while her family was living in New York, graduated last June from the Sun Valley Ski Academy. She has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., but decided to take a year off to prepare for the Olympics. Her best result last season was a 27th place in the Junior World Ski Championships held in Quebec, Canada. In December she had a seventh-place slalom finish and a fifth-place giant slalom finish at FIS races at Nubs Nob, Mich. Jasmine Campbell was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands where her father John, an architect, built cellphone towers. She took up ski racing when she was 10 after her family moved to Sun Valley. Her mother, Jennifer Campbell, skied a World Cup while pregnant with Jasmine. Her father, John Campbell— the developer of the Old Cutters neighborhood in Hailey—represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. There, he got to hang out with ski legend Ingemar Stenmark, a Swedish skier who won more international races than any other alpine skier in history. “My father talks about it all the time—he says it was the best two weeks of his life outside of getting married,” said Jasmine Campbell. “He said it was one of the most profoundly important experiences meeting people from different walks of life and seeing them walk together.” “It’s probably going to be one of the coolest experiences Jazz will have in her entire life—to walk into the stadium representing her country,” her father said. Campbell fell in love with skiing the moment she stepped foot on Dollar and Bald mountains. “The speed and thrill of it was just so fun to me,” she said. But a serious back injury forced her to quit while in high school. She fell in love with it again when she was encouraged to try out for the ski team at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., where she is a senior majoring in psychology and philosophy. “When I was younger I wanted to be on the U.S. Ski Team. But this is almost even better because it’s just such a huge honor to represent this huge part of my life that I don’t

exactly get to acknowledge so much. I recently revisited the island and so many memories came back to me,” she said. Campbell placed 14th in an international (FIS) race in Sun Valley last year. This year she took 11th in a giant slalom Dec. 1 and 16th in the women’s slalom Nov. 29 at an FIS race in Gentine Resort. She has been training with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. It’s difficult to make a comeback after taking a couple years off for school, as Campbell has, but she “has improved a ton in the last month,” said Sun Valley’s head alpine coach Ruben Macaya. “She’s had to work pretty hard. She went to South America most of the summer where she spent a month in Argentina, a couple weeks in Chile to get the points lower so she can have a decent start at the Olympics. She went to China in November and part of December and really made great strides there. She’s been terribly dedicated and I think she will represent herself very well,” Macaya added. Campbell said its uncanny how Gaspar also trained with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation out of all the other ski resorts she could have trained at. The two have met at a few races, but Campbell was in college by the time Gaspar came to Sun Valley. Campbell said she just feels unbelievably grateful to have grown up in Sun Valley, especially after seeing lifts, which “were a little sketchy,” in China. “We’re just so spoiled rotten here!” tws

Jasmine Campbell, who will learn Monday whether she goes to the Olympics, says she has never come across such goal-oriented culture as China where she recently spent a month training. “Everyone was hard working but kind of nervous—they were always trying to pet my hair.” In Argentina, where she spent another month training, the people were “unbelievably kind,” she added. “There, family is everything and they made me feel like I was part of the family.” Jasmine Campbell lived in the Virgin Islands until she was 6. Jasmine Campbell, sometimes nicknamed Jazz, placed 14th in an international FIS race at Sun Valley last year.

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Zach Siele Pens Poem for Friend

Applications for the 2014 Arts & Crafts Festival Now Being Accepted

Applications for the Festival are due by midnight Friday, February 28, 2014. Through a competitive blind jury process, approximately 130 artists will be chosen to exhibit in this summer’s show. Artists who apply before Feb 1 will pay $30. After February 1 the application fee is $35. Artists who need help with the application should contact or 208.726.9491 for more information.

This touching poem was written last week by Zac Maricich Siele, a 16-year-old junior at Wood River High School, in honor of his friend. Lane William Coulthard, a high school senior who died last week, was an avid outdoorsman who loved hiking, fishing and racing Bike 312 in motocross races. The poem is a touching and gentle reminder of the importance of reaching out to friends and family.

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We only miss the sun when it starts to snow And now we miss you because you had to go. Why so soon? A kid like you is less common than a Blue Moon.



So many words unsaid You were a book the whole valley wishes they read. I wish I could’ve told you, but I never got the chance Now the thought of you just leaves me in a trance.

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Isn’t there anything we can do? We miss you, number Three - One - Two! Maybe one day we can make dreams last, But until then, you better ride that heavenly bike damn fast


The Community Library is Celebrating Founders Day

This Friday the Community Library will celebrate Founders Day with an open house and refreshments from noon to 5 p.m. Those who volunteered at the library during 2013 will find a gift awaiting them at the front desk.

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Open Chess Tournament, Thursday, January 16, 4pm and Theme Chess on January 23, 4pm at the Community Campus. All people/All Levels welcome to play in either tournament! Donations Accepted ($5.00 suggested) Prizes and or trophies given! PRE-REGISTERATION PREFERRED FOR BOTH EVENTS, Contact Mr. Adam Porth, Or 208.450-9048.

Call for 2014 Scholarship Applications

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is currently accepting scholarship applications from Blaine County students and teachers who wish to further their individual studies in the arts and humanities. To download a scholarship application and instructions, visit, click the “Education & Humanities” tab and then on the tab for “Scholarship Program.” For questions, call Sarah Kolash at 208.726.9491 ex 121. Winners will be notified in March. The application deadline is Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5 pm.

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Her dancing began at Ballet Idaho in Boise and continued with that company when she first moved here. She then moved on to Footlight Dance Centre and now dances with the Sun Valley Ballet School. “As a kid, I just found it to be so graceful and I thought it would really be fun. I also really liked the pointe shoes and dancing on my toes.” Her earliest memories are of dance class. “We were so little. Back then we would do some performances for the parents and all I remember was being really excited.” Bingham just performed with the Sun Valley Ballet School in the Wizard of Oz at the nexStage Theatre. There she played a chicken and Golinda – the good witch. “It really went well and the dances were great and a lot of fun. It was a big success.” Her average work schedule is about 11 hours a week, with three classes on technique and learning new dances and one session spent on Pilates training. Those hours increase dramatically before a show to about 20 hours a week. “Basically, I’ve tried other forms of dance but I’ve always gravitated toward ballet. It’s just what I’ve always done. Jazz and hip-hop don’t click for me while ballet just feels smooth and graceful. As to performing, I do get a little nervous but it makes me feel special and important that people have come there to watch me dance.” tws

The Mass for Herman Maricich, the man who elevated Sun Valley’s ice skating program to new levels, has been moved up to noon Saturday at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. The service will be followed by burial in the Ketchum Cemetery and a reception at the church. A vigil for Maricich, who died Jan. 4, will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church on Sun Valley Road. Maricich is shown here skating with his wife Connie and their children Maria and Nick.


Blaine County Housing Authority’s Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

Notice is hereby given that the Blaine County Housing Authority will hold their regular November meeting beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The meeting will be held in the council chambers at Ketchum City Hall, 480 East Ave. N.

January Business After Hours

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce would like to invite businesses and the public to the January Business After Hours hosted by The Ellsworth Inn in Hailey. It will be held at The Ellsworth Inn located at 702 3rd Ave. S., in Hailey, from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Please call 208.788.3484 for additional information.

Passes now on sale for 3rd annual Sun Valley Film Festival

Passes are now on sale online for the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF), March 13-16, 2014. Recognized by USA Today as one of the Top Ten “Great Places for a Fabulous Film Festival,” the third annual Sun Valley Film Festival will once again roll out the red carpet for filmmakers and movie lovers to celebrate the art of filmmaking and provide another great reason to visit Hollywood’s original ski Shangri-la.  A variety of SVFF passes are being offered: a VIP Pass, which includes priority seating at all film screenings, special VIP parties and admission to all events; a Festival Pass, which includes admission to all films and other select events; and a Film Pass, which offers admission to all films.  Individual film tickets will go on sale once the film slate has been announced in early February.   For details and to purchase passes online,

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iriam Bingham, a Wood River High School junior and a member of National Honor Society carrying a grade point average of 3.96, has a passion for dancing, which she has been pursuing since she was very young. “I always wanted to be a ballerina and my mom involved me at the age of 5 and I haven’t stopped since!” That was in Boise – where she was born and before she moved to the Wood River Valley at the age of 6. Before Wood River High School, she attended Hailey and Bellevue elementary schools and then Wood River Middle School. “I really like it here,” she said. “Because it’s such a small community you get to meet everyone and know everyone. It’s also so beautiful and there are so many outdoor activities. I especially love to hike and ski.” Bingham also likes to give back to the community with service work that she accomplishes as a National Honor student and by her membership in the Key Club, which is a national organization that promotes community service. “I put in about 60 hours a year. I got involved because I wanted to motivate myself more in that direction and to get more involved. I’ve worked at the animal shelter with the cats and worked at the sixth-grade environmental camp. It just makes me feel really good to know that I’m helping others even if it’s something small.”

The Idaho Conservation League is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act on Thursday by launching the ICL’s 2014 Winter Adventure Series. The ICL will kick off the series from 5-7pm Thursday, January 16, at Cristina’s Restaurant in Ketchum with hor d’oeuvres, a no-host bar and slideshow of the Idaho wilderness.




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St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center will offer free car seat safety checks on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Certified child passenger safety technicians will help you install your car seat before your baby is born, can fit an older child to his or her seat, teach proper installation, and check for recalls. Inspections take place in front of the main entrance of the hospital. Please call 727.8733 for more information.


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ROCKY ON SKIS, from page 1 of skiers. And there’s no other challenge like the Olympics if you want to be with people who are successful,” he said. “One thing about the Olympics is everybody there has a story. It’s not about run-of-the-mill people. Most of the athletes are creative scrappers.” Engen raced 30 and 50 kilometers and competed in a 20-km. biathlon. And he posted 13th and 14th finishes in the men’s 4-by-7.5-km. biathlon relays in Albertville and Lillehammer. When he finished, he wasn’t satisfied. So in 2002 he became chairman of the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team—a position he has held for a decade. He’s helped secure funding. He’s found ways to educate the Nordic coaches across the country. And he’s encouraged those coaches to come up with creative programs to motivate young racers. In that time, the U.S. team has gone from 58th in the world to fourth. U.S. Nordic skiers, who have been shut off the medal stand since Bill Koch’s surprise silver medal in the 30-kilometer race at the 1976 Olympics, have begun collecting World Cup medals. And they’re expected to be contenders at the Sochi Olympics in February. “If the U.S. basketball team goes to the Olympics and they don’t win, the world has come to

an end,” Engen said. “It’s that way for Norway’s Nordic skiers— the whole nation rests on their shoulders. The top racers—they make oodles of money, they’re heroes beyond any other. “We’re in a position to get medals now. The U.S. has picked up the interest, picked up the pace. So I say, yes, it’s possible to see some podium finishes this year, whereas 20 years ago I would’ve said, no. It’s fun to see the kids win medals in the World Cup. That’s payday. And when you see others excelling, you want to be part of that synergy.” Subhed Everyone counts Engen moved to Sun Valley in 2002 after worked on a slew of environmental engineering projects, including one for Big Sky Resort. He came to race in the Boulder Mountain Tour, met a special someone—Darlene Young—and ended up getting married. He coaches Masters skiers and others at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. And he works year-round writing training programs for Nordic racers, bicycle racers and others from around the world who want to win medals, overcome injuries or, simply, improve themselves. He uses film to analyze technique and uses motion-specific drills and age-specific strength training. He takes groups to

Masters races in places like Lillehammer and Brusson, Italy. And he figures out creative ways athletes can stay in shape while traveling—from running around the Eiffel Tower to practicing ski initiations on Caribbean beaches. “My whole emphasis is: How can I help people do better? Even to stay out of the doctor’s office,” said Engen, who is still winning Masters Nordic races and state championship cycling races, along with running in such events as the 2,500th anniversary of the Athens Marathon. “He’s equally as good with never-ever skiers as he is with high-end skiers,” said Steve Haims, a Sun Valley Nordic instructor. “He can go in depth, given his engineering degree and interest in biomechanics, or he can make it as simple as you could want.” But, always, Engen has an eye toward the young people. “We need many people in the sport to make it competitive, to make it fun,” he said. “Not all the kids who race cross-country are going to go to the Olympics—few will. But many can go on to race at college and see the country, see the world. And even those kids who don’t go that far contribute to the success of those who do.” Jon Engen will be inducted into the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame, along with fellow Olympian Alison Kiesel Bradley and Nordic benefactors Bob Disbrow and Kim Kawaguchi and Teresa Heinz and her family. Alpine skiers Maria Maricich, Don and Gretchen Fraser and Jimmy Griffith will also be honored, along with Sun Valley Resort’s Carol and Earl Holding. tws

The free ceremony will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum.


Sun Valley Nordic Center to Open Terrain

With the series of storms that have been blanketing the Wood River Valley with fresh snow over the past several days, the Sun Valley Nordic Center will open 5 km of trails (Practice loop and Leif’s loop) on Monday, Jan. 13. Until there is additional snow, there will not be a classic track groomed. In the meantime, classic skiers are welcome to enjoy the skate trails. Glenn’s loop is open for snowshoeing. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information please call the Sun Valley Nordic Center at 208.622.2250.

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Fish the Big Lost River with the Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited this Thursday, Jan. 16. Meet at Atkinsons’ Valley Market parking lot in Bellevue at 8:30 a.m. Bring a lunch. We will carpool from the parking lot. Please RSVP to so we don›t leave anybody behind.


Animal Shelter Offers Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is offering two upcoming rabies vaccination clinics to the community. By appointment only on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 25 from 12-2 p.m., Blaine County residents can get their dogs vaccinated for free with the purchase of a 2014 dog license. A 2014 dog license is $10 for a spayed/neutered dog and $20 for an unaltered dog. If you still need to purchase your 2014 license and would like to take advantage of the Shelter’s rabies clinic, please call to make an appointment at 208.788.4351.

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The fledgling organization, modeled after the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation and the Little Black Dress Club, voted to make the donation to The Senior Connection after listening to pitches for that organization, The Hunger Coalition and Hospice of the Wood River Valley. “All the presentations were very compelling,” said organizer Marty Lyon. Lyon founded 100 Men Who Care last year. Men gather for a short meeting four times a year, during which time each donates $100. The men suggest non-profits to give the money to and three nominees are drawn out of a hat. Those who nominated the organizations that are drawn then get a chance to make a short pitch why they think the money should go to that organization. The men then vote on which organization they wish to fund at that particular time. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 8. For information, contact Lyon at 208.788.7462.

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adly, I had to miss The Community Library’s presentation of Pam Houston. I really would like to have been there because I think Houston is a very accomplished writer and I like the way she thinks. Since writing this book, she has been nominated for and won all sorts of book awards. She is also a regular contributor to various national magazines. Director of creative writing at U.C.-Davis and the Tomales Bay Workshops, both in California, is what she is up to now. Without knowing that I wouldn’t have been able to be present at her reading, I had checked out from the library her first book, “Cowboys Are My Weakness,” in preparation in attending her talk. It’s a book consisting of 12 short stories; however, instead of being totally separate, they sort of connect, so it’s almost like a novella. I wonder if women would like this book a bit more than men. Maybe, because it deals a lot with a woman’s perspective about male/ female relationships. I also wonder if it is autobiographical. I think so. These are questions I would have asked. The jacket says that Pat Houston “is a part-time river guide and hunting guide, but not a hunter.” So, it’s no wonder that these stories revolve around those subjects. She still spends a lot of time in southwestern Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande. What I really liked about her stories in this book was that each one had a special message and left me wondering what message the next story was going to parlay. Some of her stories made me shake my head; others brought tears to my eyes. This is a book that is definitely not boring and is hard to put down. Additionally, her writing is very concise and easy to read. Consequently, for those who don’t like long books with many pages and complicated sentences, this is a perfect read. I did like what the Washington Post Book World had to say about this book: “Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars.”—Washington Post Book World.

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On Sunday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., Yosh Nakagawa, a Japanese American currently residing in Seattle, will speak regarding his experiences as a young boy at the Hunt Internment Camp in Jerome in 1942. The public is invited to attend the 11 a.m. service at Community Baptist Church and listen to Nakagawa speak about the internment issue. The church is located at 200 S. 2nd Ave., in Hailey. For more information, call 208.720.6212.

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So, if you want a little Wild West action in your reading repertoire, don’t miss this book. If you like it as much as I did, I bet that you’ll become a fan of Pam Houston and will read the rest of the books that she has written. I plan to. Give us your feedback at tws


t’s down to four teams now in the race for the Super Bowl champion of 2014. In the National Football Conference, the Seattle Seahawks will host the San Francisco 49ers this weekend to see who will represent in the Super Bowl and in the American Football Conference; the New England Patriots will take on the Denver Broncos in Denver to decide which team will go to the big game in February at Met Life Stadium. These powerful football organizations are all poised to take home the prized Lombardi Trophy. But, what will decide which one will triumph? Why, the “deciders” will. Yes, I’m talking about the referees—the same group of arbiters who have missed so many calls this season that it’s almost criminal. The whole problem with the game of professional football is with the very people who are paid to govern the game. The outcome of every game is usually decided by their

questionable calls. When so many games come down to the decision of part-time employees, the football fans are the ones who suffer. Yes, they are part-time employees and refereeing is their second job. Unbelievable, right? But like all myths, it’s true. A bunch of accountants, lawyers, CPAs, grocery clerks and administrative types are given the power to control the final victory. What can be done to correct this horror, sport fans? Well, how about insisting that every referee has to attend a football rules school which takes place from March to the opening of the preseason games in July? How about the referees are limited to just working for the NFL games? No other jobs will be accepted. How is this accomplished? You just take the top students of the “school” and pay them high, comfortable wages on a par with the athletes they police. There’s millions of dollars at stake each year. With so much wealth on the line, a game—any game—can no longer be decided by an auto parts clerk in Akron participating in their weekend job. And, as far as the NCAA college football teams—training grounds for the pros—just pay the athletes comparable to the minor leagues of professional baseball. Schools reap the profits from these athletes, exploit their names and laugh all the way to the bank and don’t have to pay the people who get them to winning seasons. Let’s pay the deciders. Pay the top ones who will rule the games. Let’s bring back a little sanity to our national pastimes. I’m tired of having my television repaired. Last weekend, I lost one of my Sorels in the picture tube. That’s not right. Nice ranting to you. tws

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he Midwest is the true star of Alexander Payne’s new bittersweet comedy, Nebraska. Hailing from Omaha himself, the fine director of such films as Election, Sideways and The Descendants finds himself at home in the rolling plains of Nebraska. Images seem to also hark back to Bruce Springsteen’s monumental album of the same name that portrayed a dying America in its last gasp. Part classic road movie and part Man of La Mancha, the film has a quiet dignity and uplifting ending that makes it special. Of course, the big story here has been the performance of Bruce Dern as the 77-year-old alcoholic protagonist of the story – Woody. For Dern, a character figure of American cinema for the past forty years, it is the part of a lifetime and one that will carry heavy favor with award voters. Other performances really stand out, including June Squibb as his no-nonsense bride of fifty years, and an excellent Will Forte (from Saturday Night Live) as Panza to Dern’s Quixote. There is also sumptuous black and white photography of the Midwestern landscapes by Phedon Papamichael and excellent script from Rob Nelson that brings some much needed humor to the dark story. That story revolves around Dern’s insistence that he has won a million dollars in a bogus

sweepstakes come-on and he is intent on walking the 850 miles from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., to collect it. In an exercise in futility, Forte eventually caves in and decides to drive the old man to cash in his winnings so he can buy a new truck and an air compressor. Along the way they stop in the old man’s hometown of Hawthorne, Neb. (which looks amazingly like Shoshone), for a big family reunion that turns sour when everyone has their hands out. Squibb puts a quick end to all the nonsense and Dern and Forte finally make their way to Lincoln. The ending is as touching as it gets and makes the melancholy journey worth the ride. tws

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Rise & Shine Yoga w/Katherine Pleasants - 8 to 9 a.m. at MOVE StudioB 600, Ketchum. Info: 208-720-5824 or Yoga and Breath with Victoria Roper - 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Pure Body Pilates, Alturas Plaza, Hailey Yoga w/Leah - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Adults work out while children do yoga. For YMCA/ child watch members. Info: 727-9622. Books and Babies - 10 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Story Mania - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hailey Public Library. A book-lovin’ story hour with new themes and a craft each week. All ages. Info: HaileyPublicLibrary. org or 788-2036. Bouncy Castle Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wood River YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. FREE to the community Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection in Hailey. Info: 788-3468. Hailey Kiwanis Club meeting - 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. New Moms Support Group - 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the River Run Rooms at St. Luke’s Hospital. Info: 727-8733 Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan - 2 to 3:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478  Intermediate bridge lessons - 3 to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or jo@jomurray. com. Community Acupuncture w/Sandi Hagel, L.Ac - 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. Sugg. donation of $20 to $50 - whatever suits your budget. Drop-ins welcome, cash or check only. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9600. Free Evening Exhibition Tour - Wish You Were Here - 5:30 p.m. at The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum. Info: 208726-9491 Adult Book Club Discussion: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. FREE Taize Services - 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ketchum. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support groups for friends and families of persons living with mental illness - 6 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office, corner of Main and Maple, lower level, Hailey. Info: 309-1987. Ketchum Community Dinner - free meal: dine in or take out - 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood. Info: Beth at 208-622-3510 NAMI Family Support Group 6 pm for more info email Trivia Night - 8 p.m. at Lefty’s Bar & Grill in Ketchum. $15 per team up to six people - 1/3 of entry fee goes back to local non-profits. Info: Gary, 725-5522

TH THURSDAY, 1.16.14

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 208-709-5249.

Yoga and the Breath w/Victoria Roper - 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the BCRD Fitworks Yoga Studio, Hailey. Stella’s 30 minute meditation class (beginner level) - 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. FREE. 726-6274. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Movie and Popcorn for $1 - 1 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Duplicate Bridge for all skill levels - 3 p.m., in the basement of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Ketchum. Info: 726-5997 WRHS Chess Club - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rm. C214 at the Wood River High School, Hailey. FREE for all ages. Info: 450-9048. TNT Thursdays for tweens and teens, ages 10-18 - 4 to 5 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. Enjoy an hour of crafts and gaming. Come solo or bring a friend. FREE Souper Supper (meal to those in need) - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hall, Hailey. Balance your Metabolism and Lose Weight Without Dieting. 5:30 pm at Quantum Healing Arts. 131 4th St. Suite 310. Free Art History Lecture: Elliot Anderson ‘Average Landscapes’ - 6 p.m. at The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum. Info: 208-726-9491 Knitting and Crocheting Maker Space - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. All skill levels are welcome. the library provides the space and time for you to meet as well as helpful books and online resources. GriefShare, a non-denominational program for persons suffering from the death of a loved one - 6 p.m. at he Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Ladies’ Night - 6 to 9 p.m. at The Bead Shop/Bella Cosa Studio, Hailey. Info: 7886770 Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  - 6 to 7:30 p.m. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Join Higher Ground for a Special Olympics Kick-Off Party at 5 to 7 pm at Gilman Contemporary. 661 Sun Valley Road Western Fiction Adult Book Club discussion of Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko at the Hailey Public Library at 6 pm.

FRIDAY, 1.17.14

Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Therapeutic Yoga for the back with Katherine Pleasants - 12 to 1 p.m. at the YMCA, Ketchum. 727-9622. Alanon Meeting - 12 p.m. at The Sun Club, Hailey. Info: Afternoon Bridge - 1 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  2 to 3:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478 Duplicate bridge for players new to duplicate - 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or Cribbage tournaments double elimination - 6 p.m., location TBA. $20. Call for info: 208-481-0036 T Kids Clay - 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Bella Cosa Studio, Hailey. Learn the basics of hand-building and sculpture from artist Sarah Long. Call 721-8042 to reserve a space. Line DancZen Class - 7 to 8 p.m. at MOVE Studio in Ketchum. $10, no partner required. No experience. RSVP/Sign Up: Peggy at 720-3350. T

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SATURDAY, 1.18.14

Billy’s Bridge Loppet race. Info: Winter Snowshoe Adventures w/a Ranger - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Craters of the Moon Nat’l Monument. Look for tracks and climb a volcano on this 2-4 mile trek. Bring lunch, snowshoes available for complementary use (donations accepted). Reservations required and participants must be at least 10 years of age. Sign up or Info: 208-527-1335 Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9600. Sun Valley Suns vs. Las Vegas Hookers Hockey - 7 p.m. at the indoor Sun Valley Ice Rink. Info:

SUNDAY, 1.19.14


Empty Bowls fundraiser, presented by Boulder Mountain Clayworks - 12 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Buy a bowl of soup, keep the bowl and the money raised goes to The Hunger Coalition. Info: Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan  5 to 6:30 p.m., 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. Info: HansMukh 721-7478

MONDAY, 1.20.14

Toddler Story Time - 10:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Library. Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Fit and Fall Proof - 11 a.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Gentle Yoga with Katherine Pleasants 12 to 1 p.m. - YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 7279600. Laughter Yoga with Carrie Mellen - 12:15 to 1 p.m. at All Things Sacred (upstairs at the Galleria), Ketchum. Basic Bridge Lessons - 3 to 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Community Room, Sun Valley. Reservations required, 720-1501 or Feldenkrais - 3:45 p.m. at BCRD. Comfortable clothing and an inquiring mind are all that is needed to join this non-competitive floor movement class. NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill “Connections” Recovery Support Group for persons living with mental illness - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NAMI-WRV office on the corner of Main and Maple - lower level, Hailey. Info: 309-1987

TUESDAY, 1.21.14

Yoga Sauna - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m., Bellevue. Info: 720-6513. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 8:15 - 9:45 am and 6:00 - 7:30 pm. New: Kids Class Ages 3 - 8. 3:30 - 4:30 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: HansMukh 721-7478 Connection Club - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. Let’s Grow Together (Wood River Parents Group): Let’s Make Smoothies With Nurture, open tumbling - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Wood River Community YMCA, Ketchum. Info: 727-9622. FREE to the community Rotary Club of Ketchum/Sun Valley meeting - 12 to 1:15 p.m. at Rico’s, Ketchum. Info: Guided Meditation - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Wood River, Chapel. Info: 7278733 Blood Pressure Check - 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. Info: 7883468. BINGO after lunch, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Connection, Hailey. 788-3468. Sewcial Society open sew - 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fabric Granary, Hailey. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bha-


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Trivia Night - 8 p.m. at Lefty’s Bar & Grill in Ketchum. $15 per team up to six people - 1/3 of entry fee goes back to local non-profits. Info: Gary, 725-5522 T Taize Services - 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ketchum.

HURSDAY, 1.16.14

Adult Book Club Discussion: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. FREE

THURSDAY, 1.23.14

Best Trip Ever, in 6 Minutes or less - 6:30 p.m. at The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum. Info: 208-726-9491 Adult Book Club Discussion: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. FREE


FRIDAY, 1.24.14

Aprés Ski with Tbird & the Breaks 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge. FREE Cribbage tournaments double elimination - 6 p.m., location TBA. $20. Call for info: 208-481-0036 T The 2nd annual Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel being held in Stanley, Idaho’s outdoor iceskating rink. Learn the sport of curling. For more info go to Line DancZen Class - 7 to 8 p.m. at MOVE Studio in Ketchum. $10, no partner required. No experience. RSVP/Sign Up: Peggy at 720-3350. T

SATURDAY, 1.25.14

Winter Snowshoe Adventures w/a Ranger - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Craters of the Moon Nat’l Monument. Look for tracks and climb a volcano on this 2-4 mile trek. Bring lunch, snowshoes available for complementary use (donations accepted). Reservations required and participants must be at least 10 years of age. Sign up or Info: 208-527-1335 Ski with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s elite Gold Team athletes - 9:30 a.m. at Lake Creek. Info: Ski the Rails - 10 a.m. start at Serenade Lane on Ketchum’s southern outskirts, finish on Myrtle Street in Hailey and have lunch at the Sun Valley Brewery w/live music TBA. Info: The 2nd annual Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel being held in Stanley, Idaho’s outdoor iceskating rink. Learn the sport of curling. For more info go to


Galena Benefit - 5:30 p.m. in the Limelight Room at the Sun Valley Inn. This

year is the 20th anniversary, and is dedicated to Bonni Curran. $95/peson, or tables of ten for $950, incudes three-course meal, wine and LIVE music with The High Street Combo. Tickets/info: or 208-578-5459 S Aprés Ski with Jason Spooner - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge. FREE Sun Valley Suns vs. Northeast Mooseknuckles - 7 p.m. at the indoor Sun Valley Ice Rink. Info:

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SATURDAY, 2.1.14

SWIX Boulder Mountain Tour and Half Boulder Mountain Tour. Info: S Aprés Ski with Marinade - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge. FREE

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SUNDAY, 1.26.14

Paw ‘n Pole, a family-friendly event pairing dogs with skiers and snowshoers - 12 p.m. at Croy Nordic, Hailey. Info: The 2nd annual Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel being held in Stanley, Idaho’s outdoor iceskating rink. Learn the sport of curling. For more info go to S Aprés Ski with Jason Spooner - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Warm Springs Lodge. FREE Sun Valley Suns vs. Northeast Mooseknuckles - 7 p.m. at the indoor Sun Valley Ice Rink. Info:

TUESDAY, 1.28.14

Crazy for Cupcakes w/Brianna Waddell of Hailey Atkinsons’ bakery - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. FREE Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 8:15 - 9:45 am and 6:00 - 7:30 pm. New: Kids Class Ages 3 - 8. 3:30 - 4:30 pm. 416 Main Street, North entrance, Hailey. For questions: HansMukh 721-7478

WEDNESDAY, 1.29.14

Taize Services - 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ketchum. Sun Valley Alpine and Nordic Hall of Fame induction ceremony - 6 to 7:30 p.m. location TBA. Info:

THURSDAY, 1.30.14

Adult Book Club Discussion: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko - 6 p.m. at the Hailey Public Library. FREE Vintage Ski Wander along Trail Creek at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Info: Ski the Harriman with the Vamps Coaches - 10 a.m. Info: Downtown Jam/Nordic Town USA Sprints - 4 to 8 p.m. across from the Post Office in Ketchum. Info: nordictownusa. com Vintage Ski Wander along Trail Creek at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. Info: Downtown Jam/Nordic Town USA Sprints - 4 to 8 p.m. across from the Post Office in Ketchum. Info: nordictownusa. com 4th Annual XC Party - 5 to 8 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant in Ketchum. 15% of sales will go to Galena & North Valley Trails, and donations for BCRD gladly accepted. Info: 208-726-7703 Special Restorative Yoga with Katherine Pleasants - 6 to 7 p.m. at MOVE Studio, Ketchum. $15. RSVP: 208-720-5824 or

FRIDAY, 1.31.14

Boulder Mountain Tour Expo - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wood River Community YMCA, Ketchum. Info: nordictownusa. com SWIX Boulder Mountain Tour and Half Boulder Mountain Tour. Info: S Aprés Ski with Freeway Revival 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge. FREE

Demo Days - check out the latest Nordic Gear provided by local outdoor retailers at the Sun Valley Nordic Center during the Sun Valley Nordic Ski Festival. Teen Workshop: Stop Animation w/Danica Robrahn - 10 a.m. at The Center, Hailey. $10 pre-reg required. Register/Info: 208726-9491 S Aprés Ski with Marinade - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Warm Springs Lodge. FREE

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arm weather is on tap for the week and with the warmth you can count on some of the biggest midge hatches of the season. The Big Wood has fished well thus far in 2014, but it should turn downright incredible. If the midges begin to hatch in large enough numbers to bring the fish to the surface, anglers should go into stealth mode. Tie on long leaders—about 10 feet or so—and taper these to a 6X tippet. We like to fish these flies in tandem with a larger, more visible fly in the lead, and a smaller, more anatomically correct trailing fly. The “one-foot” rule then comes into play; any fish that rises within a foot of the visible lead fly should prompt the angler to strike. Another thing to keep in mind when fishing to risers in the winter is keeping a low profile. It’s a good idea to dress warm under your waders even on a balmy winter’s day. This will allow you to crawl around in the snow as you approach your targets. Try to approach from behind or the side. Creep in slowly and low and cast just barely beyond the fish you are targeting. If you have trouble seeing your little midge flies, make sure you have some Frogs Fanny or other dry shake and apply it liberally and often. This will coat the top of the fly in white and give you a point of reference. On days with a lot of glare on the water, take the opposite approach and be sure your lead fly is black so that it will silhouette against the flat background. Fishing to rising fish in the winter is pure joy. Please try to handle the fish with extra care this time of year and, if possible, do not remove the fish from the water. Use a hemostat or Ketchum Release Tool to remove the hook. The fish are in good shape in the winter due to the midge hatches, but still, be easy with them. The last few days of the wing-shooting season are upon us. If you’ve been meaning to get out with your dog and gun, you should go now. If you are making a choice between waterfowl and upland, take advantage of the weather and chase those upland birds! Please be safe in the field and enjoy these warm winter days!


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Mortgages Affected For 2014 BY ANA TORRES


he Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 to protect mortgage seekers from unscrupulous lenders and, in some cases, themselves, are about to enforce a new set of Qualified Mortgage rules that will start to phase in on January 10th, 2014 and the residential real estate market could be in for some major changes. The vast majority of mortgages issued these days are “Qualified,” which means a borrower has to meet specified standards to obtain a home loan. In general, home shoppers will undergo more scrutiny and may see their borrowing power shrink. In addition, interest rates are also expected to be up possibly to as much as the mid-5percent range. These new rules all but eliminate most of the lending practices that caused the housing market bubble to burst. Here are some of the new rules: The maximum debt-to-income ratio decreases from the current 45 percent to 43 percent. There can be temporary exceptions made to this rule that allow for higher debt ratios for loans that can be purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The obvious negative impact is that borrowers who are lower income or are really stretching themselves to get a mortgage may not qualify for as much as they need. The new rules also help speed up the process of getting a mortgage by giving lenders the authority to reject outright credit-report information if a borrower can prove that it’s wrong. This is a huge help as in the past lenders many times would use the credit report as the final authority. The Qualified Mortgage grants the creditor greater protection from potential liability. Under this rule, lenders cannot include toxic features such as negative-amortization ARMs that increase borrowers’ debt with each monthly payment, or excessive up-front points and fees. In conjunction with the lower debt ratios, interest rates are going to affect how much money a homeowner can borrow. Economists are expecting interest rates to rise gradually during the coming year. The predictions for the most part put interest rates gradually rising throughout the year, starting at the high-4-percent range in the be-

ginning of the year and hitting possibly 5.3 percent or more by year’s end. Put simply, you will probably get more bang for the buck if you buy your house earlier in the year. The process of obtaining a home loan can be arduous and confusing. New rules all the time, and paperwork that’s never-ending can lead to frustration and high blood pressure. So consider contacting your local mortgage broker as they are the experts that keep up on these new rules and regulations and can help answer any questions you have. Ana Torres Broker/Owner Mortgage Solutions 208-788-8800 NMLS#11170/2506 tws

Greaser savors Cyclocross Championship



ena Greaser, Ketchum’s newest athlete extraordinaire, won the Idaho State Cyclocross Championships a few weeks ago at Eagle Velo Bike Park in Eagle. But she was so busy working over the holidays that she didn’t have time to savor her undefeated season in the Idaho Women’s Pro-Open category. Now, she’s getting a chance to pat herself on the back. “What a great way to end my undefeated local cyclocross season in Idaho! The course was so much fun—a great mix of all aspects, including muddy runups, slick snow-covered corners, challenging hill climbs, technical sections, fast sections and lots of cowbell ringing from enthusiastic fans! The cycling community in Boise sure knows how to hold a fun cyclocross race, and having fun is what cyclocross is all about!” Greaser said. “Okay, maybe there is a little suffering to be had, but it’s all worth it!” she added. Greaser says she hopes to secure sponsorship that will help her travel to some larger UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) races throughout the country next year, in addition to competing in nationals. In the meantime, you’ll find her working as an aftercare coordinator, outdoor program assistant and mountain bike coach for the Community School, a rock wall supervisor and ChildWatch program leader substitute at the YMCA, an alpine instructor and Divas coach on Bald Mountain, and a nanny and babysitter. tws

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ordic organizers have learned to be as tenacious as a goat when it comes to scheduling the Billy Goat Loppet. The decision whether to hold the annual freestyle (skate) race came down to the 11th hour again this year, as organizers thought they might have to cancel the race given the shortage of snow. But, after 8-plus inches fell on the Nordic trails north of Ketchum over the weekend, organizers decided Monday morning to go for it and hold the race Saturday. “This is a great pre-Boulder warmup,” said Jenny Busdon. This year’s race won’t be staged at Billy’s Bridge, which still needs more snow to be fully groomed. Instead, the 12-kilometer race will be held from Baker Creek to Prairie Creek and back. Backwoods Mountain Sports is sponsoring the Sun Valley Ski Club event. There will be free cookies from Perry’s and energy GU from Hammer Nutrition. Registration will be at the north end of Baker Creek between 9:3O and 10:3O a.m. with an 11 a.m. start. Entry fee is $10. Junior members of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation ski free. Information: Jenny Busdon at 208.726.1649 or Ted Angle at 208.788.9458.


Hunger is a community-wide challenge affecting more people than you might realize. In fact, nearly one in six Blaine County residents don’t always know where they will find their next meal. To help raise awareness and funds to combat hunger locally, Boulder Mountain Clayworks, The Hunger Coalition and the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood are hosting the 4th Annual Empty Bowls event on Sunday, Jan. 19 from noon to 2 pm at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood. The Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood is located at 100 Saddle Road, across from the YMCA in Ketchum. All are welcome. Admission price is the purchase of a $20 bowl. For more information, contact The Hunger Coalition at 208.788.0121.

Photodynamic Therapy for Treating Skin Damage

Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, offers precise treatment for skin issues such as sun damage and precancerous lesions even for small areas that appear healthy. Matthew Reeck, M.D., dermatologist, will provide details of how this treatment is applied, types of skin conditions it can benefit, and what to expect following treatment. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m., St. Luke’s Clinic, Hailey, Carbonate Rooms. Bring your lunch and a friend and join us! All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Please call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs. 208.727.8733

Sun Valley Fire Dept. Takes Delivery Of New Ladder Truck

The Sun Valley Fire Department is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of a Pierce 100-foot aerial platform ladder truck. The Fire Department will be officially placing the new truck into service on Jan. 31, 2014. There will an “in-service” ceremony held at the Elkhorn Fire Station, 100 Arrowleaf Rd., at noon on Jan. 31. Fire department officials will demonstrate operations and safety features of the new apparatus. The public is encouraged to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Reginald Reeves to make 250th blood donation

Since 1950, Reginald R. Reeves of Sun Valley has been donating blood to help save lives. On Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. he will make his 250th donation with the American Red Cross at the St. Luke’s volunteer-sponsored blood drive at the LDS church house in Ketchum. Since each unit of blood can potentially help to save three lives, Mr. Reeves has potentially saved 750 lives! When asked why he continues to donate, Reeves said, “As long as donating blood can help save lives, I’ll be willing to do it.” Anyone interested in learning more about donating blood or making an appointment to donate should call 1.800.REDCROSS or visit and use sponsor code Ketchum


Diamonds from the Rough: Positive Growth from Adversity BY CHRISTINA TINDLE


raumatic events can produce negative effects either physically or psychologically; sometimes both. If it persists longer than three months and causes enough distress to disrupt work or family life, one of four types of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be diagnosed: 1. Reliving the event through nightmares or flashbacks; 2. Avoiding situations that remind of the adversity; 3. Negative changes in beliefs and feelings; and 4. Hyper-arousal with a hard time sleeping or concentrating. Scientists in positive psychology examine the helpful impacts of stress rather than negative. In 2006, Calhoun and Tedeschi studied positive psychological changes that occur after one’s struggle with a highly challenging, stressful, or traumatic event. They named it Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). However, PTG was actually first made popular in the 1800s by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose quote is still echoed today in conversations and pop music: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notes that trauma is not rare. About 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience at least one trauma in their lives. They noted that women are more likely to experience sexual assault and child sexual abuse. Men are more likely to experience accidents, physical assault, combat, disaster, or to witness death or injury. Any one of these could be significant enough to trigger PTSD. However, a surprising realization is that a trauma doesn’t mean you will necessarily get

PTSD. Only a small portion that experience adversity develop PTSD and, instead, many benefit from it. Scientists wanted to know more. They found that many people improved in one or more of five potential ways as a result of going through profound challenge. Some were better able to relate to others; open to new possibilities and people in their life; new personal strengths realized; often spiritual changes were incorporated; and a greater appreciation for living. Positive psychology advocates became curious if we can gain PTG without having to suffer a brutal transportation accident, job loss, or severe concussion. Can we escape the ingrained belief, “No pain, no gain?” Findings show that while PTG has evolved from heart attacks, plane crashes, tsunamis, MS, cancer, divorce, death, or paralysis, it is also triggered by non-traumatic events. Vicarious PTG was seen in those not directly suffering PTSD but simply exposed to the suffering of others such as caregiving work, supporting a friend/family through illness, or heartfelt news stories. This is why I love my work as a counselor or why we enjoy inspirational movies about people overcoming great odds in the face of huge tragedy. Who doesn’t like to see the underdog win big? PTG seems to be the flip side of the regrets of the dying, too. Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse, spent years working for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gained enough attention that she wrote a book titled “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.”

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Mindfulness and its Role in the Healing Process

In this evening keynote presentation, Susan Bauer-Wu, Ph.D., R.N., will utilize her extensive background in research, scholarship and teaching to discuss the effects of chronic stress and how contemplative approaches can bolster stress resilience and the sense of well-being, Saturday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. A free community event.

Kerry Gives Foreign Minister a Gift BY KAREN BOSSICK


orget Sputnik, the Soviet Union satellite that triggered the Space Race. This week was about Spud-Nik. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Christmas vacation at the Sun Valley home of his wife Teresa Heinz paid off royally for Idaho’s potato industry. Kerry gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a gift of two large Idaho potatoes—the kind you can make a meal out of at the Pioneer Saloon—when the two met in Paris on Monday. Kerry said Lavrov had mentioned Idaho’s famous export the last time the pair met. The gift reportedly drew a chuckle from Lavrov, according to a reporter for NBC News. tws

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A Winter of Mindfulness and Emotional Balance


hile living in one of the most serene places on earth, anyone can get bogged down with the daily stress of juggling life. The Wood River Valley is incredibly lucky to have the spiritual and emotional outlets we have available. The plethora of local yoga talent, teaching mindfulness in our county’s schools and the spiritual support offered through various outlets gives us the opportunity to come back down to earth with a more balanced mentality.

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Wow- students has worked with both St. Luke’s and the Flourish Foundation through the Student Generosity Initiative. During the 2012-2013 school year, we partnered with St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation to support various art projects for the hospital as well as the Flourish Foundation, working with their Mindful Awareness Program and Compassionate Young Leaders. This year, the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, the St. Luke’s Center for Community Health, and the Flourish Foundation have partnered to bring A Winter of Mindfulness and Emotional Balance to the Wood River Valley. With presentations by Susan Bauer-Wu and Ryan Redman, Executive Director of the Flourish Foundation, the series will introduce audiences to psychological and contemplative theories and practices for achieving exceptional mental balance, learning how to use

S mindfulness and emotional skills to constructively cope with emotional fatigue. Through lecture, meditation, stories, poetry, role-play, and practice, individuals will ultimately be able to cultivate mindfulness in their own lives. Mindfulness is the deliberate cultivation of awareness of one’s own thoughts, feelings, physicality, and surrounding environment to develop a greater sense of ease.

Top:Ryan Redman Bottom:Susan Bauer-Wu Wow-students is excited to work with both St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and the Flourish Foundation as they play a huge role in cultivating empathy and compassion, one of the truest forms of generosity, in the Wood River Valley. For the full schedule of events, please visit http://conta. cc/1aX6S4e or contact Kristin McMahon at 208-727-8419.

GENEROSITY QUOTE ay until you have “You have not lived tod eone who can done something for som never repay you.” ―-John Bunyan

everal years ago I was working with a wonderful team of people, brainstorming how we could form an organization that would empower our community with the engagement of contemplative practices. Although, our mission and projects were clearly articulated, none of us were in a position financially to fund the startup of our organization. At the time I was working several jobs, so that I could continue pouring energy into our programs as a volunteer. Amidst this busyness, a dear friend in our community approached me with an incredibly generous offer of providing the seed money to grow the infrastructure of our organization. This was one of the most exhilarating times of my life, where it felt that the universe was providing a golden opportunity to follow my greatest passion. I will never forget this act of generosity as it demonstrated the power that one person can have when they believe and invest in the goodness of another human being. From this experience, I now carry a fervent desire to continue paying this legacy forward by funding the altruistic vision of young people who are in search of work guided by compassion.

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elix Gonzalez rolled his hands through the air as if he were beating eggs. “Flan is easy to make, a very simple dessert to make,” he says, as a kitchen full of men and women hang on his words. “The French call it brulee; the Spanish, flan. Whatever you call it, it’s still the same, still the same.” “Caramelized sugar gives it a flavor,” he adds. “If it is not well caramelized, it doesn’t taste so good. And you can add lemon or orange or both for a little extra zest.” Gonzalez, who came to Sun Valley from Spain 52 years ago, was giving a lesson in Basque cooking in Cara Drougas’ Elkhorn home as part of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. He’ll be doing the same for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden on Jan. 16 as it kicks off its 2014 Chef Series Dinners. On that night he will be teaching about seafood tapas. During the Trailing of the Sheep he was, you might have guessed, teaching about how to cook with lamb—specifically, lamb meatballs. But he also surprised guests by cooking up garlic-laced Brussels sprouts. He sautéed a little bacon, onion and pepper in a pan, adding Brussels sprouts and a heaping helping of garlic, which he says goes with everything in Spain. “My children used to call

Brussels sprouts ‘little cabbages,’” Ketchum resident Bill Cassell told the group. As he slaved over the stove, Gonzalez told how his father had been a rebel fighting against Gen. Francisco Franco, while his uncle, who died a month earlier at age 93, had been drafted into the Spanish army. “My father never went back to his hometown for fear they would be looking for him,” said Gonzalez, who has cooked in a variety of local restaurants, including Felix’s. “He avoided getting married to my mother for fear he would be found out if their marriage was recorded in the courthouse. A priest married them the week before he came to America so he would have no problems bringing my mother to America.” Elkhorn resident Sharon Bockemohle attended the gathering because her husband’s favorite dish is lamb meatballs. “Plus, I think Felix is interesting, and his food is so wonderful,” she added. Judy Mullens came all the way from Lower Lake, Calif., to attend the class and the Trailing of the Sheep Festival for her second year in a row. This year she and her husband brought friends with them. “The festival is always jampacked with a lot of different fun things to do. And it has different


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things every year,” said Mullens, who first read about the festival in “Sunset Magazine.” Jody Wiley, who lives in Oregon but makes frequent visits to Sun Valley, echoed her thoughts. “The beautiful fall colors, the people, the sheep…” She sniffed the flavors wafting through the kitchen. “And now the aromas— it’s all so exciting, so alive.” The Botanical Garden will hold a series of Chef Cooking Demonstrations and Dinners on four Thursdays: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17. Each starts at 6 p.m. at the garden, a few miles south of Ketchum at Highway 75 and Gimlet Road. Each dinner is themed: seafood tapas in January, beef in February, seafood in March and lamb in April. Each includes a three-course meal plus wine. Cost is $75. Space is limited to keep the experience intimate. Dinners can even be arranged for private homes. tws Reservations: 208-726-9358.

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Caramelized Sugar 10 Tbsp. sugar 5 tsp. water Heat the sugar and water in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has turned a golden color. Remove from heat immediately and pour into six ovenproof custard cups. Custard 3 whole eggs 3 egg yolks 1/4 tsp. grated orange rind 6 Tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 C. milk. Beat together lightly with a wire whisk the whole eggs and the egg yolks. Add the orange rind, sugar and milk. Pour into cups and place the cups in a pan of hot water. Put in a 350-degree oven and cook until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean—approximately 1 and 1/2 hour. Remove the cups from the water and cool, then refrigerate. To serve, loosen the sides of the custard with a knife and invert onto dessert plates.

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Pond Hockey Returns BY KAREN BOSSICK


he already-busy Christina Potters Ice Pond is about to get even busier this weekend as hockey players take to the ice for the 7th Annual Idaho Pond Hockey Classic. Teams will play a four-on-four double-elimination tournament on the two-acre piece of ice Saturday and Sunday. This year’s tournament will be dedicated to former pro hockey team owner George Gund and Sun Valley ice rink builder Herman Maricich, who started the hockey programs in the Valley. It’s “two days of old school Ketchum funky,” according to John Kearney. The B Division tournament for beginners and intermediate players starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. The A Division for advanced players starts at 10 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $120 per six-person team. Registration is due today at Players must be 18 or older. Brats and beverages will be available. Information: John Kearney at 208.726.7820 or Proceeds will benefit local youth recreation programs throughout the Valley. Ketchum Parks and Recreation employees sprayed water from fire hoses in five-hour shifts every night for nearly a week in zero to 10-degree temperatures to create the ice. The ice rink, in Atkinsons Park near Hemingway School in Ketchum, attracted as many as 200 figure skaters and hockey players of all ages and abilities each day during the Christmas holidays. It’s also used for such things as birthday parties and full-moon skates. tws

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e finally exhausted all the good times left in us. The dramatic radiational cooling at 18,000 feet eventually sent us to our tents. Head Sherpa Ang Lagpa came over to me and told me I could have my pick of a sherpani to sleep in my tent. Only Jack Turner and I had a tent all to ourselves. The tents were small, and I didn’t see how two people and all their gear could sleep comfortably in them, though everyone else managed. Real mountaineers are used to cramped quarters. I was so taken aback by the offer/request that I didn›t know what to make of it, and in fact, I totally misunderstood it. Was he offering a sherpani for me to sleep with? This was a common practice in the tribal Third World. Honored guests, dignitaries, exotic travelers from afar were routinely offered the services of a woman during their stay, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Polynesia. It was a part of a gift exchange. The practice has pretty much disappeared in the modern world. Because I misunderstood the request, I said no. The sherpanis were independent and would never agree to that. Also, it was too cold for amorous activity. My own ethics forbade the commoditization of ethnic women when abroad. This situation does have its comical side. Guests have privileges and responsibilities. In travel lore, guests often have to accept what is being offered in food, drink and a women, though all three may be utterly unsuitable to one’s taste. The rejection of hospitality is a cardinal sin, and can be seen as a deal breaker. Ang Lagpa never explained what he meant. It took me years to realize the common sense of the situation. It was really cold. The sherpanis slept on tarps and covered themselves with another tarp. Though we gave them and the porters our extra hats, socks, gloves, sweaters and even jackets, they weren’t all that well dressed. They never came up here. This beautiful but forbidding world was as new to them as it was to us. Ang Lagpa just wanted to keep one of them warmer. Had I realized that, I would have agreed - it was the compassionate thing to do, but I had not yet begun the journey on that path. There have been many regrets on the way to maturity, and at age 33 no less, this was one of them. Back in Communist Hungary in the 1940s and 50s, most people in Budapest lacked central heating. Coal was expensive, so in winter the bedrooms went unheated. The trick was to heat bricks on a stove, wrap them in cloth, then put them at the foot of the bed below the down blanket - toasty toes if nothing else. Right before bed, I made a beeline for the hot water the Sherpas always had on, filled my two quart bottles and placed them in the sleeping bag. Undressing was out of the question. I took the boots off, but they had to be kept inside the bag because they’d freeze solid otherwise and come morning, my feet would be encased in ice. Combined with the low temperatures around 0 degrees F, the drastically reduced peripheral circulation and the fact that we’d be standing around for a long while, were all contributing factors to frostbite. Himalayan adventurers routinely shed toes like hockey players do teeth. Sleeping with two boots in the bag was no fun. I took a codeine to quiet my incessant bronchitis cough, blew out the lone candle flickering in an empty fruit juice can, and readied for sleep’s struggle with the night.

208-788-4200 • 208-788-4297 Fax 14 or lv msg 7203431. Bosch dishwasher,white $200. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@ or lv msg 720-3431.

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22 art, antiques and collectibles Antique small table. 12’ wide by 18’ tall. beautiful end table. 309-0917

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t’s The Heaters with a softer approach. Members of the popular local rock band known as The Heaters have begun playing at Velocio’s coffeehouse at 601 Sun Valley Road in Ketchum every other Friday night. A few of the members will appear from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, which happens to be lead singer Craig Bernaurer’s birthday. Joining him will be Kent Persons, who plays soprano saxophone and flute, and Ken Martin, who performs guitar and mandolin. They’ll play Bernaurer’s acoustic rock originals, along with covers from bands and musicians like R.E.M., Talking Heads, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. “The Heaters is a loud, high-energy band with drums, bass, the whole deal. This is softer but great because we get to play different stuff and it’s more intimate,” said Martin. There is no cover charge. Beer, wine and light food is available. “I love it because there’s a whole bunch of us who grew up listening to The Heaters and these concerts are early enough that us old people can come and enjoy it,” said Cathy Caccia. “Plus, Craig is an excellent singer and songwriter so it’s fun listening to him.” tws

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10 help wanted Busy Ketchum Salon is seeking a hairdresser/nail technician. 208-7271708

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Deliver tortillas, chips, bread, misc. from Carey to Stanley & everything in between. $40,00. Or, with 2 trailers and a pick up: $58,000.

Call Tracy at 208-720-1679 or 208-578-1777. Leave a message, I will call you back

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12 jobs wanted NEEDED: Previous B&B owner/ inn-keeper looking for place to rent as trade to manage VRBO, AIRBnB owners properties. I will manage, supervise and cook. 208-721-3551.

19 services Still wanting to travel but find the mind more willing than the body? Retired male home Health RN in good health seeking a position as a Travel Companion Custom metal work. Shop fabrication or portable welding. Certified licensed and insured 720-7649 Stone restoration, honing, repairs, tile, cleaning & sealing all hard surfaces. Call Gary at GJ Farrington. 481-0839 Professional Bookkeeper now

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accepting new clients. Full Service Bookkeeping Service Reasonable Rates with great references Call Jennifer at 995-1518 HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES.-Experience,Recommendations,Responsible, free estimates available in areas Bellevue,Hailey,Ketchum,Warm Spring ,Sun Valley call:208-7205973 or Deck Refurbishing, sanded and restained or painted. Reasonable rates. 720-7828 Alterations - Men’s, woman’s and children. Fast and efficient. Call 7208164 Twin Falls Train Shop & Hobbies trains and parts, lionel trains, repairs. Consignment, buy, sell, and trade. 144 Main Ave. S., Twin Falls, Idaho. Call Simon at 208-420-6878 for more info. Professional Window Washing and maintenance. Affordable rates. 7209913. Books can change the life of another person, so if you have some that are taking up space, and would like to donate them, call Fabio at 7883964 and we’ll pick them up for free. Two guys and a truck - Furniture moving & hauling. Dump runs. No job too small. 208-720-4821. MOVING MADE EASY - The little ladies will pack’em and stack’em and the mighty men will load’em and totem. We’ll even do the dreaded move out clean. Call 721-3543 for your moving needs. JACK OF ALL TRADES - One call does it all, whether your job be big or small. Drywall, paint, small remodels, maintenance, tiling, woodwork, electrical plumbing, framing, etc. Don’t stall, give a call, 720-6676.

20 appliances Electric stove white, great cond. $200. Moving - prefer email:ger-

Hundreds of basketball cards for sale. 1980-2000. Great condition. Well organized. $275 OBO for all. Call 208-309-1959. Antique MFG Enterprise meat grinder. $200. 309-0917 Two western prints with frames. One $45 other $50. 309-0917 Antique office chair by Marble Chair Co. $150. 309-0917 Antique rocking horse. Very unique. $100 720-2509 Original and unusual artworks three original Nancy Stonington watercolors, varied sizes and prices from $500 - $1,000. Also an unusual poster from the Sunshine Mine’s 100th anniversary, nicely framed $150. Call Ann (208) 726-9510

24 furniture 7’ sofa/matching chair (neutral-beige/grey $350. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Round coffee table $45 (glass top/ walnut base & trim). Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Pine shelf unit - $75. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Victorian desk $200. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Large, beautiful designer armoire, could hold up to a 45’ tv, or great for storage. Retailed for $3,000 asking $600. Must see! 309-0917 Unique beautiful, solid round table. 36’ by 29’ high. Great breakfast or game table. Must see! $125. 3090917 Twin bed. Mattress, boxspring, frame, and designer solid wood headboard. $200. 309-0917 The Trader is now accepting consignments for furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Call Linda at 208-720-9206. Blonde Oak Dresser with hand carving - (3 drawer) $250. 788-2566

25 household NESCO 18 Qt. Roasting Oven. $25 call 788-4347. Front door w/frame - mullioned arch window, 36”x80” $100. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@gmail. com or lv msg 720-3431. Bath vanity w/white sink&faucet, 3 drawers/2 doors,marble top $100. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@ or lv msg 720-3431. New Moen shower head & tub faucet w/adaptor $60 (both stainless). Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@ or lv msg 720-3431. Kohler toilet, Kohler kitchen sink 33x22 each $50 - both white. Moving - prefer email:gerrip2749@gmail. com or lv msg 720-3431. Banana, Jute, Sisal area rugs - 4’ x 6’ and 6’ x8’. Both for $150. Retail is $1,200. 309-1088 Nice, warm, low operating cost far infrared heaters for sale. Two sizes. Call 788-2012

28 clothing Snow Boots-Men’s size 13. NewPaid $65.00. Didn’t fit, will sell for $30 only. Call 788-4347.

32 construction/bldg. Ann Sacks tile, white marble 6x3” 4 boxes+ $50. Moving - prefer or lv msg 720-3431. Some cherry Kraft maid cabinets. Lower and upper corner, pull out 12” wide, fridge high, full depth pantry, some othe upper and lowers. Complete island with heavy stone top. Come and make an offer. 720-2509

34 cameras Sony Handycam 8mm video camera w/ extra battery, cords, etc. for sale. Great condition. $125.00. OBO.

Call 309-1959. NO TEXTS. 1970’s Vivitar 35mm camera. With 2 lenses, electronic flash, book, and bag. Great working condition. $115.00. Call 309-1959. NO TEXTS. CAMERA - OLYMPUS OM77af SLR Camera (not digital) $75. Includes 2 lenses (wide angle & 35-70mm) and hard case. Please email for photo’s: or lv. msg 720-3431

37 electronics HP 13X PRINTER black ink CARTRIDGE. Opened box but never used. Wrong cartridge for my printer. $120 retail. Yours for $20 720-2509 XBOX 360 Games - gently used, all rated M. Red Dead Redemption 3-part package (game, map & level book) - $20 OBO; Gun - $10 OBO; Viking, Battle for Asgard - $10 OBO; Conan - $10 OBO; and Turock - $10 OBO. Call 309-1566

40 musical Professional Unionized Performer, Vivian Lee Alperin, now accepting students for voice, piano and drama. Children and beginners especially welcome. 720-6343 or 727-9774. ROSEWOOD MUSIC - Vintage, collectibles and pawn, instrument repair and restoration. Why leave the Valley?! Call Al at 481-1124 SALMON RIVER GUITARS - Custom-Made Guitars. Repair Restoration since 1969. Buy. Sell. Vintage. Used. Authorized Martin Repair Center. Stephen Neal Saqui, Luthier. 1-208-838-3021 Rehearsal Space for Bands Available - area has heat and restrooms. Call Scott at 727-1480. Guitar and drum lessons available for all levels of musicians. Our studio or yours. Call Scott at 727-1480.

PRODUCTOS AVON: Puedes ver los catalogos y hacer tus pedidos en 5 YARDS COTTON Duck Fabric 2 1/2 Cocoa Brown 2 1/2 Light Yellow 5$ A yard or 20$ for ALL -208-7263951 Double half barrel charcoal grill on countertop high stand with expanded metal grill and raised warming rack. $100 721-2558

60 homes for sale Mobile Home just south of Ketchum 2 Bedroom, Approximately 1000 Sq. ft. Great yard, Gas Furnace. Great deal $4500.00 Call 720-5545 HUNTING-FISHING out your back door. 2 homes/5 bed/3 bath on 4.43 acres in Buhl, ID., $395,000. MLS#98534971, 1000 Springs Realty, Call Judy 208-539-9926 SALMON RIVER: 2+1 log home, studio +1, bunkhouse, 2-car garage (1,500-sf total living), 3-stall barn on 3.14 level fenced acres w/350ft river-frontage, 80-miles north of Ketchum w/hunting, fishing, riding @ $199,900. Adjacent 3.76 level fenced acres w/350-ft river frontage available @ $119,900.  Both parcels (6.9-acres + improvements) @ $299,900. Betsy Barrymore Stoll, Capik & Co. 208-720-4455. Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath mountain lodge-style home on nearly 2 acres 3.6 miles west of Stanley (Crooked Creek Sub.). Asking $495,000. Jason Roth, Broker, Legacy Group, LLC, 208-720-1256 Fairfield - 3bd/1ba, big fenced yard, fire pit, 2-car garage, outbuildings, chicken coop, woodstove. On 3 lots in town, walk to bars and restaurants. 1,792 sf, 2-story, propane, city water and sewer. Call 208-329-3109. Owner carry.

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42 firewood/stoves Wood burning stove: Vermont Iron Stove Works. size 35H, 21D, 19W. Lg. Firebox. Window door, 6” Flue. New 2K now $650.00. 788-4929.

Race ready 210 Atomic DH 10-18 Atomic bindings $450 206-9634141 Best Baldy groomer made Atomic 174 Supercross $300 206-9634141 Volkl Mantra 177 Fitfchi Bindings $350 206-963-4141 Volkl Gotama 184 W/O bindings $150 206-963-4141 Dalbello womens kryzma with I.D. liner. Brand new, in box. Retail $695, sell for $275. 309-1088 2013 Volkl Code Speedwall S. 173cm. Brand new with marker DIM 16 binding. Retail $1235, sell for $600. 309-1088

50 sporting goods Vintage Archery Hunting Outfit 2830 draw length. Top of the line. Good Beginner Bow Outfit $350. 208-6226687 Rocky Mountain Element 50. 18” Medium. Fox fork & shock XT/LX Drivetrain. Formula hydraulic brakes, Mavic 317 wheel set. Mechanic owned and maintained. Pristine condition. New $3,000 - asking $995. Call Greg at 721-0188. TERRA SPORTS CONSIGNMENT is accepting all gear. Ketchum is the best place to sell. Check our website for info. Weight bench and treadmill. Call for info. 720-5153 Masi Road Bike for sale - excellent condition. $1,000. Call for more info 208-720-5127 We pay cash for quality bicycles, fly fishing and outdoor gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110.

56 other stuff for sale UNIQUE GIFT!? A pen and ink rendering of your home or business. Drawing includes detail as requested. Free estimates. 788-4925 For Parties,Art Shows,Catering. 3 Folding Tables 20X48 inches. Only used 4 times. $30.EACH 208-6226687 Clean, dry, 4’ STRAW bales available - call 788-2277 AVONPRODUCTS.-www.

Hey Golfers!! 16 rounds of golf & 2 massages included w/ luxury 2 BR/ 2 Bath unit on beach in Mexico. Choose between Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun on availability $2900/ week. 788-0752.

73 vacant land ONLY 2 acre lot/Phase II., Allows horses. Gorgeous views, community park and water in Griffin Ranch. $335,000 OBO. 425-985-2995 ALL lots in Tews Ranch Subdivision on Highway 20 REDUCED 50%.. Has electricity & phone. Call Canyon Trail Realty 208-731-7022 REDUCED! 19 river front acres, 4 miles S. of Mackay. Fenced, fishing, wildlife, views, gorgeous!. $110,000. photos available 208-726-3656. 50% REDUCTION SALE by owner - 2.5 acre lots near Soldier Mountain Resort and Golf Course. Great skiing, underground power and telephone completed in scenic subdivision. $24,500. 720-7828. SALMON RIVER: 3.76 level fenced acres w/350-ft river frontage, 80-miltes north of Ketchum w/fishing, hunting, riding @ $119,900. Adjacent 2+1 log home, studio +1, bunkhouse, 2-car garage (1,500-sf total living), 3-stall barn on 3.14 level fenced acres w/350-ft river-frontage, 80-miles north of Ketchum @ $199,900. Both parcels (6.9-acres + improvements) @ $299,900. Betsy Barrymore Stoll, Capik & Co..208720-4455. Hagerman. Vacant lot in North view mature sub-division with own well system. Poor health forces sell. Great neighborhood. Hot springs, Snake River and bird hunting near surrounding area. $29,000, owner consider carry paper. 208-788-2566

77 out of area rental

Firewood seasoned lodgepole $225.00 delivered 720-7649

48 skis/boards, equip.

Views, deck, Kitchen, Lg. bath sleeps 2. furnished. Available Feb. Mar. 12 min. from River Run. Rent: night, week, month. 788-4929 Spectacular Williams Lake, Salmon, ID 2BR 2BA 120’ lake-front cabin see ad #1418

For Sale in Hailey: $195,000 2bdrm 2ba 2car garage. Granite counters, GFA, energy efficient twnhm at Sweetwater Community ‘on the park’ location w/ northern mtn views! Luxury at a low cost! 917 Heartland. Call Today! Karen and Sue, Realtors, Sweetwater Community Realty, 208.788.2164

For Sale in Hailey: $$245,000 3bed/2.5bath/3car garage/1606sf, Granite counters, GFA, Spacious with natural light townhouse at Sweetwater Community. Quality and Class in this well appointed home. Call Today! Karen and Sue, Realtors, Sweetwater Community Realty, 208.788.2164 Sweetwater • Hailey, ID

Great house for rent, Fairfield. 6’ privacy fence. Pets welcome. Reduced rent to $550. Call for info 208727-1708 2bd, 1ba home on Salmon River Furnished - $650 month plus utilities. No smoking. First, last and deposit, pets neg. References requested. Located across from Old Sawmill Station between Stanley and Challis with easy access to River. Call Denise at 788-2648.

78 commercial rental Bellevue Main Street 254 sq-ft to 1193 sq-ft Office/Retail & Fully Operational Bank 2619 Sq-ft, Allstar Properties, Jeff, 578-4412 Ketchum Main Street Office/Retail 1946 sq-ft, Allstar Properties, Jeff 578-4412 Cold Springs Business Park 2 Shop/ Storage Spaces across from St. Luke’s Hospital & US 75. Space H: 1120sf with 7’bay door, small office, bathroom; Space C: 480 sf with full bay door access,office, bath. Great rates for winter or long term 622-5474 or emil@sun PARKER GULCH COMMERCIAL RENTALS - Ketchum Office Club: Lower Level #2-198sf, #4-465sf. Call Scott at 471-0065.

81 hailey rentals Mid Woodside, 3BD/2BA 2 car garage. New paint, carpet & vinyl. Gas heat and stove. Pet okay. 3121 Shenandoah Dr. $1,250. 720-7091

Started with 49 Homes 48 SOLD • 1 Under Contract Sweetwater Townhomes KEYS TO NEW HOMES COMING SOON. Pricing Available Soon, Call or Stop by For More Information. Green Neighborhood Village open 7 days a week (208) 788-2164 Sales, Sue & Karen Sweetwater Community Realty

70 vacation property Previous B&B owner/inn-keeper looking for place to rent as trade to manage VRBO, AirBnB owner’s properties. I will manage, supervise and cook. 208-721-3551

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

84 carey, fairfield, or picabo rentals Carey. 4+ bedroms, 2 baths, fully remodeled, new paint, new carpet, fenced yard. 1st, last + damage. No smoking. $750 per month. Call 7881363 or 481-1843.

85 short-term rental 3bd/2ba house located on the bike path, great views convenient location fully furnished weekly and

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monthly rates. Please call 208-7885362 or 208-720-2900. Beautiful Fully-Furnished Hailey Home. 3 br/2 ba plus bonus room/ studio. Available Jan 17 through March 31. By the week, weekend, or by the month. $1500/month. Flexible rates. Pets considered. 7886373

89 roommate wanted Looking for mature roommate in Ketchum. Private room, bathroom, sitting room, furnished, shared town home. 208-720-0751 Roommate wanted. Mature, moderate drinking, no drugs. 2bd available for 1 person. North Woodside home. $350 + utilities. Wi-fi available. Dog possible, fenced yard. 720-9368. Looking for someone to share the cost of living these days? Say it here in 20 words or less for free! e-mail or fax to 788-4297

90 want to rent/buy I need a 1bd/1ba for rent--$700. Preferably in Ketchum vicinity. Have well behaved, non-shedding 9 year old toy poodle. Long term lease desired. Furnished or unfurnished. Call Margot 208-721-3551

100 garage & yard sales List Your Yard Sale (20 words or less is always free) ad and get a Yard Sale Kit for only $9.99. Your kit includes 6 bright 11 x 17 signs, 6 bright letter-size signs, 100 price stickers, 10 balloons, free tip book. What are you waiting for? Get more bang for your buck when you list your ad in The Weekly Sun!

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

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

303 equestrian Grid Night- Silver Bell Arena, Sundays Jan 5 thru Feb 2. Info: www. 208-720-4414 Shoeing & Trimming: Reliable, on time. If you don’t like my work, don’t pay. (208) 312-5165 Farrier Service: just trim, no shoeing. Call 435-994-2127 River Sage Stables offers first class horse boarding at an active kid and adult friendly environment, lessons available with ranch horses. Heated indoor arena and many other amenities included. Please contact Katie (208) 788-4844.

400 share the ride Need a Ride? is Idaho’s source for catching or sharing a ride! For more information or help with the system, visit or call Mountain Rides 788.RIDE.

5013c charitable exchange Does your non-profit have a service, product or item that you need or could share with another organization who needs it? List it here for free! Say it in 20 words or less and it’s free! We want to help you spread the word. Just e-mail classifieds@

502 take a class Sculpt Your Inner Goddess – class registration in progress. Call Sarah with Bella Cosa Studio at 721-8045 for details. Limited to eight participants. Ongoing Weekly Writing groups with Kate Riley. Begin or complete your project! 2014 Writing Retreats and more! Visit Hot Yoga in the South Valley - 8:10 to 9:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. $10/donation. Call for location/


Info: 720-6513. Tennis 101. Fun, family, fitness, a tennis program designed to teach the basics to all ages. 9-10:30 a.m. at WR High School, 1250 Fox Acres Road. Register at, (208) 322-5150, Ext. 207.

504 lost & found Oops, I accidentally left my wooden bench outside the Hailey Armory and now it’s not there. If someone accidentally picked up a green painted wooden bench with little birds on the end around Sunday, Dec. 29 or Monday, Dec. 30, please return it to the Hailey Armory, no questions asked. Or, I can even come pick it up; just call me at 208-720-1146. LOST ONE HEATED MITTEN - Black Sienna brand with battery and my name/address in cuff pocket. 208315-1992 Denise

506 i need this will pay for space to store crated piano for 3 months. apx. size is 5’x2’x5’. needs temperature control. Erin 721-0254 WANTED: Log Bunk Bed. Have your kids outgrown their cool log bunk bed? Will pay cash and pick up anywhere in the valley. Call Jeff 206-747-6655 BOOKS CAN CHANGE THE LIFE OF ANOTHER PERSON: So if you have some that are taking up space and would like to donate them, call Fabio at 788-3964 and we’ll pick them for free. NEEDED - Aluminum cans - your donation will support new play ground equipment Hailey. Drop donations off at 4051 Glenbrook Dr., Woodside Industrial Park or call Bob 788-0018 for pick-up.

from the daily struggle. Confidential. Welcoming. Supportive. There is no reason to face hunger alone. Call 788-0121 Monday - Thursday or find out more at www.thehungercoalition. org. Have an announcement you’d like to share? Send someone wishes for their special occasion, or list events for your businesses, etc. Say it here in 20 words or less for FREE! E-mail or fax 788-4297.

509 announcements From Margot’s Table to Yours— Specializing in small B&B styled menus. Parents, enjoy special time with your family and let Margot do the cooking. Contact Margot for all of your cooking needs including special occasions or parties. 208-7213551 or SHOP LOCALLY: I recommend two local business especially. THE DOLLHOUSE, great prices and an excellent reason to clean out your closets. Shop, buy or consign. For those individuals who have this misconception and haven’t stopped by. The Dollhouse is for everyone, men too. I’m one, baby boomer “DOLL”! 5B Paws & Claws. She carries healthy nutritious food and treats for our pets, birds included. She special orders black sunflower, thistle seeds or any other items needed for our indoor and outdoor pets. Take a little time and check out both stores. You might be surprised and you are shopping locally. From Margot’s Table to Yours Specializing in Small B&B styled Menus. Parents, enjoy special time with your family and let Margot do the cooking. Contact Margot for all of your cooking needs including special occasions or parties. 208-7213551 or We pay cash for quality bicycles, fly fishing and outdoor gear - Ketchum Pawn. 208-726-0110. Are you struggling to make ends meet? Not always enough to pay the bills and buy groceries? The Hunger Coalition is here to help. Hundreds of local families individuals have food on their table and some relief

510 thank you notes Endless thanks to Ketchum Community Library director Cynthia Dillon for recently changing the library’s opening time to 10am on each of the days it’s open (save for Sunday); it’s was a really great idea -- one of many I suspect you’ll be implementing in 2014 (and beyond)!!! SHOP LOCALLY: I recommend two local business especially. THE DOLLHOUSE, great prices and an excellent reason to clean out your closets. Shop, buy or consign. For those individuals who have this misconception and haven’t stopped by. The Dollhouse is for everyone, men too. I’m one, baby boomer “DOLL”! 5B Paws & Claws. She carries healthy nutritious food and treats for our pets, birds included. She special orders black sunflower, thistle seeds or any other items needed for our indoor and outdoor pets. Take a little time and check out both stores. You might be surprised and you are shopping locally. Thank you for your caring kindness! Show your appreciation! Say thanks with a FREE 20-word thank you note, right here. e-mail your ad to

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

514 free stuff (really!) FREE BOXES - moving, packing or storage. Lots of sizes. Come and get ‘em or we’ll recycle them. Copy & Print, 16 W. Croy St., Hailey.

518 raves Can’t remember the last time I saw a film at the Magic Lantern that generated as much well-deserved applause at the end of it (“The Sapphires,” perhaps???) as “Her” did at the screening I went to recently. Easily, one of the most powerful and poignant films I’ve seen in some time, and one I’m sure I’ll be re-watching soon!!!! :D Like something? Don’t keep it to yourself! Say it here in 20 words or less for free. e-mail your ad to or fax it over to 788-4297 by Noon on Mondays.

600 autos under $2,500 1999 4-Runner SR5, 345k miles, mostly highway. Some body damage, good clean 2 owner vehicle, runs great. $2000. 208-727-7288 1983 Saab 900 Front Wheel DriveMag Wheels, Sun Roof, 33 Mpg This is a great car. $1800.00 Clif 7205545

miles. Immaculate w/ Michelin Tires (plus 4 studded snow tires.) $5380 OBO Must Sell Now.

606 autos $10,000+ PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your automotive needs. Call 208-788-3255

610 4wd/suv 1982 Ford Bronco - 4x4, white, standard 351. New battery, runs good, good tires. 73,000 orig. miles. $2,500 OBO. 208-329-3109.

611 trailers 1962 Vintage Airstream like trailer by Avion, 20 ft. Call for more details, $4,700. 788-3674 Small enclosed specialty trailer. Perfect to tow with compact vehicle or small SUV. $2,250. 788-3674

612 auto accessories BMW tires w/rims size P)195/75R14 921. 2 New-2 used slightly. $400.00. 788-4929 Studded snow tires, set of 4 - 19560R-15 on Ford Focus Rims - $100. Call 208-788-3080

620 snowmobiles etc. 1997 700 RMK - custom paint, skis. Always garaged. $1,500 OBO. Call 208-721-1103. PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE - For all of your snowmobile needs. Call 208-788-3255

604 autos under $10,000 MERCEDES BENZ “CLASSIC 1994” E320 - Square Grill - Best MB engine. Perfect Condition - 109K

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Open 11am-10pm

You Covered!

578-1700 14 W. Croy

775 S. Main St., Bellevue • (208) 788-4705

8-5:30 Mon-Fri • 9-12:30 Sat



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25% off

Any Occasion Big & Small Parties

Hailey (next to Hailey Hotel)

bellevue square • 788-9879


FREE DELIVERY in the Wood River Valley

14 W. Croy

wed-sat 12-5 closed newSt., year’s day 726.2622 • 491 E. 10th Ketchum





We are the Wood River Valley’s NEW Serta icomfort mattress store!

Consignment for the home

We now carry

Everclean & Magic Fresh

From Your Roof to Your Rain Gutter, We’ve Got You Covered!


Hailey (next to Haileyfully Hotel) insured & guaranteed

Airport West | Hailey, Idaho 83333

THE We TRADER now carry Consignment for the home

Kahrs Flooring

Valley Paint & Floor Valley Paint & Floor Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 to 5:00

Come check us out!

Always available by appointment and if we’re here.


or 788-0216 108720-9206 N. Main, Hailey

fully insured & guaranteed 726.2622 • 491|E.Hailey, 10th St., Ketchum Airport West Idaho 83333

509 S. Main Street • Bellevue, Idaho

(208) 788-4840

Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 to 5:00

available by appointment 108Always N.and Main, if we’re here. Hailey 720-9206788-4840 or 788-0216 (208)

509 S. Main Street • Bellevue, Idaho

There’s like home! There’sno No place Place Like Home! [208.788.7446]

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