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THE WEEKLY SUN RESPONSIBLE LOCAL JOURNALISM. • BELLEVUE • CAREY • HAILEY • KETCHUM • PICABO • SUN VALLEY • WHAT TO KNOW. WHERE TO BE.

F R E E | M AY 16 - 22, 2018 | V O L . 1 1 - N O . 2 0 | W W W . T H E W E E K L Y S U N . C O M

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Environmental News County Puts Mixed Paper Recycling On Hold

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Community News Ketchum Couple AIDS Riders As ‘Roadies’

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Election News ‘Build The Guild’ Will Promote Permaculture

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IN BRIEF

Public Invited to Open House for Residential Construction Program The public is invited to visit Wood River High School’s residential construction class at their current job site, at the corner of Winterhaven and Woodside Boulevard from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23. The residential construction program at Wood River High School and Carey School allows students to learn skills in the construction trades through hands-on experience and instruction from certified teachers. This is the third house WRHS students have constructed on the property. Once completed, the house will be sold on the open real estate market and the proceeds will go back into the program. Come see the site firsthand and hear from students how this program impacts their education. For more on Blaine County School District, go to blaineschools.org.

Wildfire Funding Passed In Omnibus Congressional members from Idaho and Oregon recently announced that they had passed wildfire funding and impacts to other agency programs from fire transfer in the omnibus bill. The news conference was led by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. Interim Chief Vicky Christensen joined Crapo, Sen. James Risch, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Rep. Mike Simpson. The Wildfire Suppression Funding and Forest Management Activities Act within the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus bill is a groundbreaking leap forward for the USDA Forest Service. The total Forest Service appropriation for FY 2018 is $5.935 billion, an increase of $338 million from FY 2017. For FY 2018, Congress appropriated an extra $500 million for firefighting as well as an additional $40 million for hazardous fuels.

Moreover, the omnibus bill contains a “fire funding fix” long sought after by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service. From FY 2020 to FY 2027, federal agencies will have a new budget authority of over $20 billion for fighting wildfires, in addition to regular appropriations. The fire-funding fix will help address the two main problems associated with the current fire-funding structure: the rising cost of the rolling 10-year average fire suppression allocation; and the need to transfer funds from non-fire programs to cover the cost of fire suppression when the regular allocation runs out.

Students To Hold Fundraiser For Refugee Home Community School Upper School students in the school’s Multicultural Literature and Environmental Science classes will host a fundraiser called The Refuge: A House for a Better Future, from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum. Funds raised during the event will benefit the construction of an environmentally friendly “tiny house” for the Twin Falls Refugee Center. Upon completion, the home will serve as transitional housing for a family of newly resettled refugees in the Twin Falls area. The evening will include a brief presentation, tiny-house blueprints, student projects, and themed artwork. Representatives of the refugee community will also be in attendance. The event is free and open to the public. The Limelight Hotel will also be generously donating a portion of the proceeds from all food and beverage purchases during the event to the project.

City Of Ketchum Unveils New Parking Fees For Downtown Lots A new fee structure, created in response to public input gathered earlier this year, went into effect last week at the Washington and Leadville parking lots. The Washington Avenue lot features a free first hour during the daytime. Both lots have lower hourly rates and monthly permits. Peak and off-peak rates are offered in both lots. Peak seasons are June 15 to Sept. 15 and Dec. 15 to March 15. Rate details include: Washington Lot • First hour free between 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. Patrons must still visit the kiosk or the online app to register their license plate. • Peak rates are $.50 per hour from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. and $1.50 per hour from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Off-peak rates are $.25 per hour from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. and $.75 per hour from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. • 20 monthly permits are available each month for $120 during peak season and $60 during off peak. Leadville Lot • Peak rates are $.50 per hour all day. • Off-peak rates are $.25 per hour all day. • Eight monthly permits are available each month for $120 during peak season and $60 during off peak. Both surface parking lots offer an easy, electronic payment system. The touch-screen meters accept credit/debit cards and contactless payment types, but do not accept cash or coins. Payment can also be made using the WayToPark mobile application, which can be downloaded to mobile devices from Apple or Google accounts.

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The Community Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant. This individual will work in the Children’s library on Saturdays and the Main Library on Mondays, with the possibility of additional hours on a substitute basis. Individuals with strong communication and computer skills will thrive in our dynamic, public facing work environment. Knowledge of literature and digital technologies are helpful. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are highly advantageous. For the full job description and application instructions, visit www.comlib.org, click on “about” and then “employment opportunities.”

LAST BUILDABLE LOT FOR SALE

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THE WEEKLY SUN CONTENTS

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Black Owl Coffee will host the inaugural “Sprinter Van Jam” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. For a story, see page 12. Photo by Yanna Lantz

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Capture The Night Sky At The Botanical Garden

• SLC Delta 2-3x daily flights all year • SEA Alaska daily flights June 9 – Sept 17; 2x daily (Sat/Sun) June 30 – Sept 2, 3x week Sept 18 – mid Dec • LAX Alaska daily flights June 9 – Sept 17; 3x week Sept 18 – Oct 14 • PDX Alaska 2x week flights June 14 – Sept 16 • DEN & SFO United daily flights June 29 – Sept 4 Note: Chicago (ORD) flights will not operate this summer, but we expect UA to resume next winter

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Award Winning Columns, Fishing Report, Student Spotlight

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NOTICE! AIRPORT CLOSURE IN EARLY JUNE In order to facilitate a runway re-striping project, the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) will close from: 8:15am - 9:00pm on Tuesday June 5 8:15am until about 5:00pm on Wednesday June 6 The closure hours will accommodate the SLC early morning departure flights and late evening arrival flights on both days. The only flights affected by the closure will be the mid-day SLC flights.

ON THE COVER

A great horned owl and chick enjoy some nest time together earlier this month in Bellevue. Courtesy photo by Michael Kane Local artists & photographers interested in seeing their art on our cover page should email submissions to: mandi@ theweeklysun.com (photos should be high resolution and include caption info such as who or what is in the photo, date and location).

THE WEEKLY SUN STAFF 13 W. Carbonate St. • P.O. Box 2711 Hailey, Idaho 83333 Phone: 208.928.7186 Fax: 208.928.7187 AD SALES Brennan Rego • 208.720.1295 • brennan@theweeklysun.com NEWS EDITOR Dana DuGan • news@theweeklysun.com CALENDAR EDITOR Yanna Lantz • calendar@theweeklysun.com COPY EDITOR Patty Healey STAFF REPORTERS • JoEllen Collins • Dick Dorworth • Emilee Struss news@theweeklysun.com DESIGN DIRECTOR Mandi Iverson • 208.721.7588 • mandi@theweeklysun.com PRODUCTION & DESIGN Chris Seldon • production@theweeklysun.com ACCOUNTING Shirley Spinelli • 208.928.7186 • accounting@theweeklysun.com PUBLISHER & EDITOR Brennan Rego • 208.720.1295 • publisher@theweeklysun.com DEADLINES Display & Community Bulletin Board Ads — Monday @ 1pm brennan@theweeklysun.com • bulletin@theweeklysun.com Calendar Submissions — Friday @ 5pm calendar@theweeklysun.com www.TheWeeklySun.com Published by Idaho Sunshine Media, LLC

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NEWS ENVIRONMENT

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NEWS IN BRIEF

School Calendar Changes By One Day

Blaine County School District will start for the 2018-2019 school year Tuesday, Aug. 28. Teachers in the district will return one week earlier on Tuesday, Aug. 21. This is a slight adjustment. In order to keep the teacher work days at 185, BCSD adjusted the school calendar. The Board of Trustees approved this change at the regular May 8, 2018, meeting. Para mantener los días laborales de los maestros en 185, necesitábamos ajustar el calendario escolar. La Junta Directiva aprobó dicho ajuste en la reunión ordinaria del 8 de mayo. Manténganse al tanto ya que el comité del calendario trabaja en los calendarios propuestos para los próximos tres años.

Botanical Garden Announces Date For Gala

Sawtooth Botanical Garden will host its gala benefit, “All That Jazz” from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the garden south of Ketchum at 11 Gimlet Road and Highway 75. There will be silent and live auctions, live jazz by the Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble, dinner, drinks and dancing. For questions, reservations, or to offer a corporate sponsorship, contact Jen Smith, executive director jen@sbgarden.org, or call (208) 726-9358.

BY DANA DUGAN

ttempting to keep landfills from overflowing and trash barges from wandering the seas while paying attention to the health of the planet, residents of towns all over the country dutifully recycle their paper goods, cardboard, cans and plastics. And every day, until 2017, nearly 4,000 shipping containers full of recyclables have left U.S. ports for China, where recycled paper pulp would be turned into new paper goods. But China is enforcing a new “National Sword” policy, which bans 24 types of solid waste, including various plastics and unsorted mixed papers, and sets a much tougher standard for contamination levels. China notified the World Trade Organization about the ban in July 2017, essentially saying it would no longer act as the world’s trash dump. Currently, China consumes 55 percent of the world’s scrap paper and is a major destination for other recyclables. The National Sword policy follows China’s “Green Fence,” which set initial standards for lower contamination levels for recycling. This new policy has finally caught up with the Blaine County Recycling Center, at the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station, where all recycling is collected, organized, bound and sold. By early spring, the Recycling Center reached storage capacity for bound paper recycling. Clear Creek Disposal will continue to collect paper goods curbside, temporarily, but it will no longer be recycled for the time being. “We’ve been recycling paper products for 25 years,” said Lamar Waters, supervisor for the Recycling Center. But, due to the new China policy, “the market has just halted, as it has in 95 percent of the country.” Waters, while frustrated, is trying to find the silver lining in this distressing news. He says paper is good for landfills, but that we need to “reduce paper consumption across the board. Reduce and reuse. The whole world has to start thinking of this, not just Blaine County. Most places started not taking paper in January. I was able to sell the paper until last week; it’s been piling up. There’s no market for mixed paper.” Recycling happens in steps. Paper is taken to a recycling center where contaminants such as plastic, glass or trash are removed. Then the paper is sorted into different grades, after which it will be stored in bales until a mill needs it, and then it will be transferred to the mill for processing. At the mill, paper  is then mixed with water and chemicals to break it down and bleach it of inks. It is then chopped up and heated, which breaks it down further into strands of cellulose, a type of organic  plant  material. This mixture is called pulp, or slurry. “A paper mill is smelly and disgusting—10 times worse than a dairy,” Waters said. “It uses a lot of water and chemicals. We don’t want that dumped in the Snake River.” “The commissioners here want to make it digestible,” Waters said. “They agreed to take paper through curbside but it will not be recycled.” Blaine County Commissioner Larry Schoen is a member of the Southern Idaho Solid Waste District, a regional waste district, and also the Blaine County Commissioners’ liaison to the Blaine County recycling program. “The county feels that the situation is fluid at the moment and subject to change,” Schoen said. “We’re working with one vendor to better understand how we can create a marketable product as

A large expanse of paper recycling sits, inert, at the Blaine County Recycling Center at Ohio Gulch. Courtesy photo by Lamar Waters

quickly as possible. There’s no guarantee to the extent that paper recycling may end permanently.” In Blaine County, where the Recycling Center has just three staff members sorting contaminated recycled paper, it is difficult to manage with that much product. Some 60 tons of paper is “recycled” each month at the Recycling Center. “There’s different approaches to sorting,” Schoen said. “You have to have staff and space, which would take a substantial investment over the long term.” The Environmental Resource Center, which started the county’s recycling program in the 1990s, expressed concern about the situation. “Like many people in our community, we were very disappointed to hear this news,” said Hadley DeBree, the ERC’s executive director. “It is not unsurprising, however, given this is a challenge that many national and international communities are currently facing in the wake of China’s recent import ban. “At the ERC, we see this as an opportunity for everyone to step back, take a look at and reflect on what they buy, what they recycle, what they throw out, and look at where they can make improvements in reducing and reusing. Recycling is truly the last step someone should be taking before throwing something out.” “In the U.S., through capitalism, you have the power to vote with your dollar," DeBree continued. “Therefore, demand change and show that you value recycling through choosing recycled items and reusable containers when possible and supporting companies that are utilizing less packaging, recycled materials, and investing in innovative technologies.”   Waters offers another perspective about the possibilities. “The way I see it, Idaho has some of the best landfills in the world,” he said. “Landfills, if they have different elements in them, are like a huge compost pile. To make good dirt, you need all these things. We have to totally shift perspective, and feed the landfills for a while. There’s still a market for cardboard, tin and aluminum. We are still able to that, and still able to move plastics.” There will be a general reeducation of recycling in the county over the next three months. “We made a commitment; we want our recycling program to be net positive for the energy budget and environmental impact,” Schoen said. “There’s no point in running a recycling program that consumes more than it saves. We need to reevaluate by weighing all the elements. We’re not there yet. We’re trying to salvage the mixed-paper recycling program, while being transparent and honest with people, and come up with a good solution.” tws

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T H E W E E K LY S U N • M AY 16 - 22, 2018

NEWS COMMUNITY

Thank You to all Moms for all that you do!

Happy Mother’s Day from WRI

Riders along the route from San Francisco to Los Angeles take the curves on Route 1 accompanied by the Idaho Hot Potato car driven by Rick Flickinger. Courtesy photo by Lynn Flickinger

VALLEY COUPLE TAKE TO THE ROAD Coastal bike ride to raise funds for and awareness about HIV/AIDS

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n what is known as the world’s largest annual, single-event AIDS fundraiser, AIDS/LifeCycle is a seven-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Co-produced by and benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the ride raises awareness about HIV/AIDS. Since 1993, when the ride began as a for-profit event called “California AIDS Ride,” more than $200 million has been raised and more than 42,000 journeys have been made on bicycles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. On average, each cyclist raises nearly $6,000 through their network of donors, which includes family, friends and co-workers. And for the past five years, Ketchum residents Rick and Lynn Flickinger have joined thousands on the bike ride. This year, the ride will take place from June 3-9. “We are committed to AIDS/LifeCycle because we want to see an end to HIV/AIDS,” Lynn Flickinger said. “We signed on as roadies in 2014 to learn more about our daughter Kristin Flickinger’s passion for her job. In her previous position, she was the director of AIDS/ LifeCycle, Los Angeles. She is now the director of programs for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. AIDS/LifeCycle is one of those many programs. After three days on the road with these incredible riders and roadies, we registered for the 2015 ride.” With the money raised¸ the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation can continue to provide critical services for the HIV-positive community and prevent new HIV infections through programs, services and education. “Our children and grandchildren should not be faced with this epidemic,” Flickinger said. “We have the power through education, prevention and treatment to stop HIV transmission in our lifetime and AIDS/LifeCycle plays an important part in making this happen.” In the week it takes the participants to ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people in the U.S. will become infected with HIV. Unfortunately, one in four are between the ages of 13 and 24. Especially alarming is that one out of five living with HIV nationwide is not aware of their status. There are about 650 roadie volunteers split up into 32 working groups. The Flickingers will be part of the “Sweep Team,” picking up cyclists that need help due to bike problems, exhaustion or injury. Each vehicle on the “Sweep Team” chooses a theme. The Idaho Potato Commission helped the Flickingers with that decision; they donated a toddler-sized Spuddy Buddy to ride along and hundreds of Idaho potato pins to hand out. “We decided to be the Idaho Hot Potatoes,” Flickinger said. “It was such a success last year, we’ll continue the theme each year.” AIDS/LifeCycle participants play a significant role in helping to promote HIV/AIDS education and awareness through outreach to hundreds of thousands of people who support their efforts To help Lynn reach her fundraising goal, visit tofighthiv.org/goto/ lynn. To help Rick reach his fundraising goal, visit tofighthiv.org/goto/ rick. The Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the beneficiaries and producers of AIDS/LifeCycle, are at the forefront of efforts to reduce new HIV infections and are dedicated to ensuring access to proper medical care for anyone who needs it. Both organizations deliver essential community programs and services for HIV prevention, testing, care and education. Anyone may contact the Los Angeles LGBT Center or the San Francisco AIDS Foundation for information to help them with education, testing or treatment. tws

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James Reed, right, owner of Onsen Farm will host Build The Guild in June. He is seen here with Dr. Vadana Shiva last May when she was in town to speak on sustainability at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. Photo by Dana DuGan

Big Island of Hawaii. Other instructors include Casey O’Leary, owner of Earthly Delights Farm in Boise and co-founder of the Snake River Seed Cooperative; Kelley Weston, co-founder of Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Idaho’s Bounty and Native Landscaping; John Caccia, a permaculture design certified gardener and founder of the Wood River Seed Library; Tony McCammon, an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant; and several others. “We’ve been sitting in circles a long time,” Reed said. “But this has protocols.” Reed said their inspiration is sociocracy, a system of governance that seeks to achieve solutions that create harmonious social environments as well as productive organizations and businesses. “When you take permaculture and sociocracy, these operating systems meet up,” Reed said. “Envision how we can bring them together.” Kelley Weston calls it an “operating system for the new millennium.” In Europe, where companies incorporate sociography, “everyone in an organization has a voice, and have skin in the game, energetically—if not financially—so that everyone shows up and fights like hell for a common mission,” Reed said. “It’s consenting to a deeper democracy.” This gathering will be held at Banbury Hot Springs along with neighboring farms in Hagerman. For more information about the schedule, visit onsenfar m.com/events/2018/6/4/ build-the-g uild-a-per macult ure-and-sociocracy-convergence. Camping will be available at Banbury Hot Springs.  Reserve your camping or RV site at miraclehotspring.com/banbury-accommodations. tws


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awtooth Botanical Garden’s second annual Astronomy in the Garden series will continue with “Shoot the Night Sky” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, with resident astronomer Tim Frazier and SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher. “We are celebrating nature at the Garden, and for me, astronomy has always been a big part of nature,” Fletcher said. “My parents used to haul me out in the middle of the night to watch satellites flying by overhead and see the meteor showers. What it impressed upon me was that looking up had value. There’s a whole universe up there that is fascinating.” Frazier, president of the Magic Valley Astronomical Society, will give an hour lecture on shooting the night sky with a camera or cellphone. “Tim is my neighbor,” Fletcher said. “He’s been an astronomy buff since he was a 19-year-old, when he made his first telescope. Even though his career path took him a different direction, his passion has been astronomy for decades. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a whole host of telescopes for deep-sky viewing, looking at the sky, looking at the moon and more.” At a previous Astronomy in the Garden series talk, multiple attendees asked Frazier how hard it was to shoot the night sky with a smartphone or small camera.

“So, this is for all those people and anyone in the Valley who wants to learn,” Fletcher said. “You can buy pretty inexpensive equipment, $12 to $15, and get some impressive shots.” At 8 p.m., participants will move outside to observe deep-sky objects. Fletcher will share lore about constellations visible with the naked eye. “We are just past the winter constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades, and are moving into the spring constellations,” said Fletcher. “We should be able to see Leo the lion, which is a handsome constellation and truly deserves its name. We should also be able to see Virgo and the regulars like the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper.” Even if the weather is not cooperating for optimal viewing, Fletcher believes attendees will still have a high-quality astronomical evening they can benefit from. “We had terrible viewing at our first installment this year, but we still had about 25 people show up for the lecture to hear Tim speak,” she said. “He’s a charming speaker and he speaks knowledgeably about very complicated aspects of astronomy, but he does it like a good friend trying to share something they love. If we are fortunate to have good seeing, you get double bang for the buck.” The series will continue with two additional nights of lectures and night-sky viewing in 2018. Family night will be Sunday, Aug.12, out Croy Canyon, with the Perseid meteor shower as a highlight. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, outstand-

Join resident astronomer Tim Frazier and SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher for an evening of astronomical appreciation. Courtesy photo by Tim Frazier

ing winter constellations like the horse, the maiden and the queen will be observed. Dress warmly for the evening and bring binoculars or spotting scopes, if available. Preregistration is required. Cost is $10 for SBG members and $12 for non-members. Children under 16 can attend for free. Space is limited to 20 participants, and payment will confirm a spot. Call (208) 726-9358 to register. Sawtooth Botanical Garden is located four miles south of Ketchum. For more information, visit sbgarden.org. tws

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Left: An osprey carries its catch like a torpedo earlier this month. This is a tell-tale sign for this species of bird, as most other birds of prey carry fish horizontally. Courtesy photo by Michael Kane

Right: A red-tailed hawk speeds by earlier this month, displaying its wingtip feathers, which function much like winglets on jets to increase the wings’ aerodynamic efficiency. Courtesy photo by Michael Kane

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Forest Foundation To Hold Collaborative Workshop

The National Forest Foundation will present a three-hour workshop on collaboration, Tuesday, May 22, in Salmon and Challis. The Salmon session will be at the Salmon Public Library from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and the Challis session will be at the Challis Senior Citizen Center from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Salmon-Challis Forest Supervisor Chuck Mark said the National Forest Foundation has worked collaboratively with a number of stakeholders throughout the area on issues ranging from reducing the risk of wildfire to improving trails. The National Forest Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, with a mission to bring people together to restore and enhance our national forests and grasslands. The workshop is intended for anyone interested in what it means to work collaboratively, including elected officials, agency personnel, or interested individuals. The workshop is free, but registration is requested by going online to the following links: • For Salmon Public Library event: nff.wildapricot.org/event-2925709,  • For the Challis Senior Center event: nff.wildapricot.org/ event-2925714,  or call Gina Knudson, Forest Plan Revision Team Collaboration Specialist, at (208) 756-5551.

Former NFL Player To Speak At Community School Graduation

Community School parent and former professional football player Carson Palmer will be the Sun Valley-based private school’s 2018 graduation speaker at its commencement ceremony, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Forty-five seniors will graduate along with one exchange student who will receive a Certificate of Completion. The 2002 Heisman Trophy winner, Palmer played football at the University of Southern California from 1998 to 2003 and was the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. Carson played quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals for eight seasons, leading the team to their first winning season and playoff appearance in 15 years. He then spent two seasons with the Oakland Raiders and five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He finished his 15-year NFL career with 12 all-time records in all major passing categories and was named to the Pro Bowl three times. He officially retired in 2017.

“I’m truly honored to give the commencement speech for Community School’s Class of 2018,” Carson said. “These young men and women will be leaving this beautiful valley to take on the never-ending challenge of making our world a better place. A Community School education prepares our children for a life filled with respect and compassion for the environment and for others, and the confidence and skill set to face challenges and competition in an ever-changing world.”

Work To Resume Wednesday On Big Wood River Bridge In Blaine County

and a local residential proj Valley projects and initiativ “Now is our time t ment from the public,” Ket and public input is vital to c town.” Topics suitable for publi • Improving downtown • Creating a variety of h • Becoming a more sust • Attracting and keeping and leaders • Making the best use o The city will provide disp can learn about each issue comments.

Wood River High School Personal Projects Seek Mentors

A family-friendly run/wa a.m. Saturday, June 2, bene program. The Color Me Fea Mile markers will be marke Participants can run, wa through the scenic Draper borhood in Hailey. Followin living-related information, tration is suggested at girls

Work is expected to resume Wednesday, May 16, on the US-20 Big Wood River bridge near Stanton Crossing, south of Bellevue. This is the final part of last year’s bridge replacement project.  The new bridge deck will be sealed against weather and water damage to help ensure the longevity of the structure. Paving will also occur on the new bridge to tie into adjoining portions of US-20. Work should be completed within the next month.  While construction is underway, this portion of US-20 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Drivers should be prepared for reduced speeds and short delays, and watch for flaggers during working hours— Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concrete Placing Company, of Boise, is the contractor for this project.

“When students begin the Personal Project experience, we ask them to present their idea in front of community members to receive feedback,” said Sarah Allen, Personal Project coordinator and English Language Arts teacher. “This is a great chance to see what the students plan to do for their Personal Project and offer up advice, suggestions and possible people who would be willing to help. Anyone is welcome to attend and give feedback.” There are currently two more days scheduled—Wednesday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., and Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with a lunch break. There will be future dates announced. If you have an hour or two and would like to participate in this fun event, or have questions, email sallen@blaineschools.org with which day you prefer and if you have a time preference. 

Ketchum To Welcome Community To “A Fair On The Square”

The City of Ketchum will host “A Fair on the Square” from 4-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 25, at Ketchum Town Square. Food, refreshments, music and activities for kids will be part of the fun.    The event provides an opportunity to recognize some of the urban planning projects that have made Ketchum a better place to live, work and recreate. Idaho Smart Growth, a nonprofit focused on creating healthy and vibrant communities, will present awards to community leaders for developing the Town Square, the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor

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On Sunday, May 13, at a occurred near the intersec Bellevue. Douglas R. Andre southbound in a red 2000 vehicle traveled left of cen where it collided with a wh el Saldana-Saldana, of Care Passengers in Saldana-S Efern Renteria Saldana of C ey, 31-year-old Marco Varg Figueroa Saldana, also of C Andres’ vehicle struck th causing it to rotate counte on the east shoulder of Ga also continued east onto th Andres was wearing a seat Saldana were wearing seat Saldana-Saldana’s vehicle w ground. According to St. Lu that day.


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While deputies were still on scene investigating the crash, Andres had a medical emergency. Andres was transported to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center by ground ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. The accident is still under investigation.

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The Magic Lantern Cinema in Ketchum will present a special screening of the new movie “Book Club” at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, May 17. The comedy stars Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen and Jane Fonda. “In keeping with book club  ‘tradition,’ with every $10 admission enjoy a glass of Rosé courtesy of the Magic Lantern,” said Rick Kessler, owner of Magic Lantern Cinemas.

of the light industrial zone play boards on a variety of topics. The public e, participate in an informal survey and submit

Code.org, one of the nation’s leading advocacy groups for computer science education, has praised Idaho as one of 20 states boosting funding for, and access to, computer science education in public schools. According to Code.org, Idaho has renewed $2 million of funding for computer science and will require every high school to teach computer science by 2020. In addition, continued funding for computer science education requires Idaho school districts to offer at least one or more in-school elective computer science courses in each of their high schools. Schools have until 2020 to implement the courses through online, remote or in-class instruction. 

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approximately 11 a.m., a two-vehicle collision ction of Gannett Road and Pero Road south of es, 65 years old, of Portland, Ore., was traveling Ford F350 truck with no passengers. Andres’ nter and into the northbound lane of travel, hite 1999 Ford F250, driven by 35-year-old Rafaey. Saldana’s vehicle were identified as 28-year-old Carey, 39-year-old Julio Juarez Saucedo of Cargas-Renteria of Carey, and 18-year-old Alejandro Carey. he driver’s side of Saldana-Saldana’s truck, erclockwise prior to rolling once, coming to rest annett Road. After the collision, Andres’ vehicle he shoulder of Gannett Road. It’s unknown if tbelt, and only Saldana-Saldana and Renteria tbelts from their vehicle. All the occupants of were transported to St. Luke’s Wood River by uke’s WR, they were all treated and released

OBITUARY DALE BYINGTON

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ject. Awards will also be presented to other ves. to share our vision for the future and seek comtchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw said. “Participation creating a healthy community and a vibrant

alk Color Me Fearless 5K will be held at 10 efiting the Wood River Valley Girls on the Run arless 5K starts at Hop Porter Park in Hailey. ed with paint-throwing stations. alk, or stroll and get colorized as they wind Wood River Preserve and Della View neighng the 5k, there will be vendors for healthy food, and bubble ball activities. Advance regissontherunwrv.org/new-events.  

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Special Screening To Be Held At Magic Lantern

Computer Science Gets Boost In Idaho

Kiwanis Raises Money Through Recycling Cans

The Kiwanis Club of Hailey, Idaho, reached its $10,000 goal of raising money by recycling aluminum cans. Bob Wiederrick, pictured, has been an instrumental part of reaching this goal. Wiederrick came up with the idea and started asking friends to save cans and drop them in a recycling container outside his shop, Wiederrick’s Custom Metalworks, in south Woodside.   Wiederrick was honored for his good deeds at the Kiwanis meet-andgreet held at Mountain West Bank and given the “tin can man.” Anyone interested may also donate their aluminum cans. Kiwanis has partnered with several local organizations and written grants to continue to improve all the parks in the area with safe and fun playground equipment.   Kiwanis Club’s goal this year is to have a covered picnic area at Balmoral Park and is busy working with the city to make that happen. Call Kim Baker at (208) 727-7408 to donate or to volunteer with the club.

n May 2, 2018, the Wood River Valley lost one of its kindest souls. Dale Byington was a friend to all he met. He was also a father, brother, son, grandson, nephew, uncle and cousin. He was loved by so many. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, March 26, 1970, Dale spent his first years in Pocatello with his mom, dad, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He attended Tyhee Elementary and Hawthorne Junior High before the family moved to Hailey. Dale enlisted in the Idaho National Guard in 1987 (honorably discharged in 1995) and in 1988 graduated Wood River High School. During his high school years he played football and basketball. In 1990, Dale and Tara Shellhorn were blessed with a daughter, Kennedy Dalene Byington. She was the apple of Dale’s eye. When Dale was about 10 years old, his parents took him to a fancy restaurant. He kept looking around with the most amazed look on his face and finally told his mom and dad that he wanted to be in the restaurant business when he grew up. He wanted to run a fancy restaurant, and that is exactly what he did. Dale started working in the food industry when he was about 15. He began his restaurant career at the Stage Stop in Hailey, then moved on to the Ore House in Sun Valley. He went to college for one year but realized he would rather do what he loved, working in restaurants. Dale came home and started working at The Sawtooth Club in Ketchum, in 1990. He left for a few years to work in Seattle, Wash., in restaurants, including Planet Hollywood, Seattle Crab Co. and Ruperts in Redmond, Wash. He then traveled to Thailand to open Planet Hollywood, but he soon returned because he missed the United States. When Dale returned home from Thailand, he went back to work at The Sawtooth Club, where he worked until December of 2017 when he became too ill to continue. Dale loved his Sawtooth family almost as much as he loved his biological family. Tom Nickel always had a special place in Dale’s life. In his spare time, Dale loved playing softball, golf, was a lifelong collector of sports memorabilia, and also a huge fan of John Elway and the Denver Broncos. As his sister would say, “Not everyone is perfect.” Dale was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Ida Brooks, Vernile Byington, and cousins Cord Byington and Keith Byington. He is survived by his parents Darryl and Darlene Byington; his daughter Kennedy Byington (Brandon Fry); brothers Ty Byington (Jennifer) and Cody Byington (Emily Smoot); sisters Nikki Davis (Dave Summers) and Sandee Byington; and his brother from another mother, Antonio Garcia. He is also survived by his nieces Samantha Black, Alexis Byington, Savannah Byington and Leilah Spencer, and nephews Jason Black, Dylan Black, Riley Davis and Ethan Byington; grandmother Mary Byington; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held at the Hailey Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, followed by a luncheon at The Life Church, 931 N. River Street, across from Albertsons, Hailey.  The Sawtooth Club will host a life celebration for friends and family at the Sawtooth Club in Ketchum 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the nonprofit organization Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, P.O. Box 4320, Ketchum, Idaho 83340.


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PET COLUMN NO BONES ABOUT IT THE “WEEKLY” FISHING REPORT FOR MAY 16 - 22, FROM PICABO ANGLER

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he countdown is on! In less than two weeks, Silver Creek opens for the 2018 season. The creek looks great, with flows at 130 cfs and plenty of healthy fish around. With the opener fast approaching, now is the time to stock up on essential flies. In particular, you’ll need Blue-Winged Olives, PMDs, Calibaetis, ants, beetles and, of course, Brown Drakes. We are starting our daily Brown Drake watch and anticipate seeing bugs shortly after the season opener on May 26th. While most local fisheries remain closed, fishing at Magic Reservoir is really picking up. Rainbow trout, brown trout, perch, and smallmouth bass are being caught by savvy anglers, and a variety of flies are effective. Streamers, leeches, crayfish patterns, Clouser minnows, chironomids, midges, and small nymphs are all productive. Check out areas like Myrtle Point, The Narrows, Hot Springs Landing, and the bay at the dam. The Picabo Angler Opening Weekend festivities are on track to be bigger and better than ever. Starting Friday at 5 p.m., we’ll have live music by Hillfolk Noir and storytelling by Hank Patterson—“your world-renowned fly-fishing guide.” Sawtooth Brewery will be on hand to provide great local beers, and the kitchen staff at Picabo Angler will be preparing some of their favorite sandwiches. On Saturday, we start all over again with a free BBQ, starting at 11 a.m. Throughout the weekend, numerous vendors and local resource agencies will be here to talk about new products and our local fisheries. It’s a great time to stop by the shop to meet our guides and staff, pick out some of your favorite flies, and cast some of the new fly rods in stock. We’ll be here, rain or shine, so be sure to come see us! Happy fishing, everyone!

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CULTURE CONFLICT – BREED DIFFERENCES

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BY FRAN JEWELL

nderstanding dog behavior is incredibly difficult and oftentimes elusive for the average pet dog owner as well as many dog professionals. It takes years and years of observation and experience, not just with dogs in general, but with different breeds. Different breeds have many different characteristics. The Labrador and golden retriever are generally very outgoing and friendly, which makes them very easy to live with in a community that is highly populated with dogs, such as ours. German shepherds, the dogs I live with, can be and should be standoffish to strangers as a proper breed characteristic. On the other hand, they are intensely loyal to their owner, which is a quality many people adore. The conflict comes when we, as humans, expect our dogs to get along with every dog they come in contact with. When we don’t understand dog behavior and the link between breed and behavior, we tend to ask too much from our dogs in terms of social interactions. A dog is not just a dog, and not all behaviors fit every breed. Just what does that mean? Breeds were developed over hundreds of years for specific activities and behavioral personality traits. Livestock guard dogs like the Akbash or Great Pyrenees were bred to be protective of their flock. They do not herd, they protect. Asking a Pyrenees to be social with every dog, when its instinct is to protect its flock and defend the flock from wolves, can create enormous conflict with unknown dogs that approach it. Special attention needs to be paid to what the parent dogs were like—were they range dogs that practiced protection frequently, or from stock that was more socialized in a more urban environment? Did the dog as a puppy have a lot of positive interactions with other breeds? Expecting a livestock guardian to reject its instincts can be very difficult, but it can be influenced by knowledgeable owners that start early with exposure to other breeds. When I see the reactions of my dogs to dogs of a pushier nature, such as Labs and goldens that have no personal boundaries and insist upon invading the personal space of almost any herding breed, there is bound to be conflict. Herding breeds use their personal space to move livestock. Hunting breeds simply do not understand that and often invade a herding dog’s personal space; thus, a conflict begins with vocal clashes that can erupt into physical clashes. “Leave me alone! Get away from me!” screams the herding dog to the hunting dog. We humans then cast the term of “dog aggressive” toward the herding dog when in fact the conflict began with the invasion of that personal space by the hunting-dog breed. Along with owning a dog comes the responsibility of understand-

Kalidor was exposed in a controlled but safe environment to every different breed I could find early in his life. Here, one of his best friends is a poodle. Photo by Fran Jewell

ing the breed characteristics of that dog. Even owning a mixed breed means understanding what those mixes are and the behaviors associated with that breed. We dog owners need to be cognizant of a dog’s needs based on instinct and be respectful of that. We need to be protective of our dogs and not put them in situations where they are enormously uncomfortable. There is nothing worse in our own lives than to be forced to do something we are extremely uncomfortable with. Being aware of that for our dogs is just as important. Fran Jewell is an Idaho Press Club award-winning columnist, IAABC-certified dog behavior consultant, NADOI-certified instructor #1096 and the owner of Positive Puppy Dog Training, LLC, in Sun Valley. For more information, visit positivepuppy.com or call (208) 578-1565.

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ne of the easiest butterflies to identify in the field is the Mourning Cloak butterfly. The wings are large, which makes the flight slow and ponderous. The butterfly also stops and rests for long periods. I even have time to take out my sketchbook and draw while studying the insect. The Orange Tip butterfly is another one easy to identify. It is constantly on the move but the white with the neon orange makes recognition simple. I have written about both of these butterflies in the last couple of weeks. But what about all of the different orangeand-black butterflies that are so prevalent but rarely sit still, that are constantly flitting from plant to plant? I find I have to arm myself with quick questions when I see one fly past me. Is the body mostly black or orange? That narrows it down right away between just a few choices. Then when the butterfly alights I can see, between the flapping of the wings, a mark or two and narrow my choices down even more. The California Tortoiseshell butterfly is a rich russet orange on the upper side of its wings. The edges of the wings are rough and bordered in black. There are large black spots on the front edges and smaller spots within the wings. My favorite characteristic of the butterfly is the bark-like texture on the outer side of the wings. When the California Tortoiseshell rests against a tree, the wings blend into the bark until there is very little discernible difference. Milbert’s Tortoiseshell butterfly is deep chocolate brown on the upper side of its wings followed by a yellow band transition-

Leslie Rego, “Markings,” colored pencil.

ing into an orange band ending in a dark brown scalloped border. The outer wings are beautiful. They display two tones, an umber and a light brown. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, “Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” I don’t believe these butterflies will alight upon me, but if I sit quietly I can see enough between the quick movements of the wings

to identify one from the other. In life, the butterfly is patient, beginning its days crawling, then spinning a cocoon and finally flying. I can learn a lesson from this and patiently wait long enough to recognize the individual markings in each species. Leslie Rego is an Idaho Press Club award-winning columnist, artist and Blaine County resident. To view more of Rego’s art, visit leslierego.com.


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COLUMN ON LIFE’S TERMS

FINDING THE BEST

understand that a safari in Africa is not available to me, although I feel I have lived a dream by goext to my computer is a framed copy of ing there twice to work with the children in Thea section of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of resa Grant’s wonderful Kilimanjaro Kids. I didn’t Grass.” It has never failed to remind me climb that famous mountain, but I experienced a of my priorities. Here is it: closeness with the children and the culture of at least that aspect of Africa. “Will you seek far off? Instead, as the days pass faster and faster, You surely come back at last, I choose to board a plane to see someone, not In things best known to you findsomething. When I was in San ing the best Francisco a while back, sitting or as good as the best, in folks with my granddaughter and my nearest to you. two girls in a circle, enclosed by Finding the sweetest, strongest, just the sweet, quiet feeling of belovingest, longing and laughter, I sensed the Happiness, knowledge, truth of the happiness and contentNot in another place but in this ment I always find with my friends place, and family. Not for another hour but for this On Mother’s Day, I received an hour.” unexpected call from Oklahoma. The speaker, whose voice I had Today these word especially never heard, said, “Hi, JoEllen. reach out to me, as I am coming this is your brother Bob.” He sent “back at last,” in a way, through the JoEllen Collins—a longtime me a picture of our mother. discovery of my biological family. resident of the Wood River I am embarking on meeting my Over my life I have craved trav- Valley— is an Idaho Press biologically related family after all Club award-winning columel, both physically and in imagined nist, a teacher, writer, fabric these decades of adoring my adopescapes through dreams, reading, artist, choir member and tive family, who gave me a wonthe arts and relationships. unabashedly proud grandma derful, love-filled life. I do know However, I have learned, espe- known as “Bibi Jo.” I am able to honor them and yet cially living in the Wood River exercise all the things I might seek Valley, with its close connections between res- on an exotic bucket list by learning about my new idents, to just enjoy being here, right now, with relatives and their lives. This is a special kind of these friends. Of course, I still love to travel, al- journey. How can it hurt to connect with even though it is harder on me physically and financial- more of the folks Whitman writes about: those ly than it used to be, but one of its joys is coming who are “the best or as good as the best… folks home to my home and friends and family here. nearest you.” When I travel now, it is not to see sights, but I believe, as I embark on a new and closer adto be with people I love or find stimulating and venture, that I will find even more of the best. exciting companions. There is always room for more love. My bucket list has changed. I am a realist and tws

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xcept by chance and serendipity, there are some birds I never see. One such bird is the snipe; specifically, Wilson’s—our local snipe. A wonderful characteristic of snipe is that almost no one believes you are serious when you mention them. “Snipe? Oh yeah, I suppose you’d like me to grab some pots and pans for the hunt?” In one version of a snipe hunt, participants are coaxed onto either side of a clearing—a pasture, a meadow, some open stretch of land. It’s got to be night, and the darker the better. Part of the group is directed to anchor one side. This contingent carries bags, with their job to have these open and ready. If the bags are burlap, even better. The other half of the group is equipped with garbage can lids. And not any newfangled plastic lids—I’m talking about old metal lids, ones they will beat like awful cymbals. These folks crash the lids together as they advance across the field with the purpose of flushing the snipe into the awaiting bags. At some level, I can imagine this would work. In snipe country, such meadow clearings might actually harbor the hunkering birds. And the shock and awe of awakening to screaming, crashing and yelling could certainly flush them into unsuspecting environs. What I get stuck on is why the snipe wouldn’t just fly straight up and out of danger, which is what the first snipe I ever flushed did with me. In a somewhat boggy meadow, a startled bird shot straight into the air. I froze. Eventually the bird came back, landing right in front of me. With its comically long bill and fantastic banding and mottling that once again made me marvel at what nature can do with brown, I realized I was looking at something totally new to me. My usual process when this happens is to believe I have found an entirely new species of bird. Next, that I have chanced upon some rare or exotic species blown in from Siberia. And, finally, I go to my bird book and find both that the bird is in our area and also that it is common. The snipe was no different— right there in my book. In one fell swoop if flew right out of myth and legend into reality. And then it shot up again. And started to rollercoaster, creating an undu-

Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) perched on a fencepost.

lating avian sine wave around the meadow. Then, on the descent, the part of the rollercoaster where hands either shoot into the air or onto the restraining bar and screams erupt, an audible flutter and the whinny! Or winnowing, as it’s known when the Wilson’s snipe calls. Not a vocal calling, but rather the sound made as wind rushes through their tail feathers during their spring aerial display. Once identified, the bird expands from there with wonderful little associations. My two favorites are that the term sniper comes from the hunters who were able to find and bag these furtive birds, and that one of the collective nouns for snipe is a whisper. And so it was, in the first week of May, that I found myself standing at the bottom of my driveway. It was 5:45 a.m. and the day was just an aspiration in the east. I heard the whisper. Somewhere over the fields, necessarily arcing up and down, Wilson’s snipe worked the airwaves—myth, legend, avian action figure. Harry Weekes is the founder and head of school at The Sage School in Hailey. He has lived in the Wood River Valley and within five miles of the same mountain for the last 46 years.

Jon Watson. Courtesy photo by Jarod Watson

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on Watson, a graduating senior at Wood River High School, transferred two years ago from King George, Va., when his father was promoted to a managerial position with Cox Communications-Sun Valley. “My former school had a schedule of only four classes a day, each one-and-a-half hours in length, and a one-hour lunch period,” Watson said. “We had enough time in class to work independently and use the information that had just been presented to us.” Watson feels he could have done better adjusting to the routines of his current high school, but has enjoyed his classes. “I have learned to focus more here and to take advantage of the curriculum,” he said. “I am interested in kinesiology, and may someday be a trainer or a physical therapist. I’ll attend CSI and then Boise State. One reason for this choice is that I am the last of four kids at home, and I enjoy helping my father. I don’t need, at this stage of life, to be too far away.” Watson lives in Hailey. His previous campus in Virginia, with its rolling hills and farmland, was good for riding horses and also for cross-country track. He had been running since seventh grade and felt proud to be competing in a conference-championship team his sophomore year. “I also appreciate the Wood River Valley landscape because I ski so much,” Watson said. “It’s one of my favorite sports, along with playing rugby as a hobby. Of course, hanging out with my friends is the best. I am gregarious, though usually a bit shy until I know people. Now my friends

say I am talkative and even loud: that’s fine with me.” Watson works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights until 11:30 p.m. at the Power House in Hailey, and plans to work full time this summer for That’s Entertainment in Ketchum. He is from a dedicated military family. “My mother is a Major in the United States Army, stationed at Ft. Doyle in Utah. She went to law school, joined the Army, and now is a Judge Advocate General (JAG). She worked at the Pentagon and was deployed to Iraq,” Watson said. Though Watson has no plans to enter the military, two of his brothers are at West Point and doing well. Another brother is a senior at Pittsburgh State University and on the rugby team. “That is why our house seems empty with just the two of us,” Watson said. “When we are all together, it is special: we enjoy skiing, camping, and playing video, board and card games. My mother often comes home on weekends. Even when she was deployed for a year, she surprised us halfway through her tour by suddenly showing up and taking us to Disney World before returning to Iraq. “I have a great relationship with my father,” he continued. “He has made me think clearly about my goals and actions. I think I take after him a bit.” tws

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never expected soil to be exciting… that it might save our planet or influence my moods and well-being. What a shock to learn that microbes in healthy soil affect absolutely everything. They make oxygen, draw carbon from the atmosphere, enhance nutrients in food crops, and help the bacteria microbiome in our guts keep us healthy. This secret world of soil microbes is called mycorrhizae (my-co-rye-z). They form vast networks of mycelia, the white webby stuff in soil that enables plants to communicate with each other and with bacteria living in the soil. These microorganisms feed plants by converting inert minerals into essential nutrients. They connect plants with each other and help them feed others in their community. Mycorrhizae pull carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the roots of plants. Some scientists believe that feeding the soil with compost creates powerful carbon sinks that absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere and help alleviate global warming. Then there is the effect of mycorrhizae on the vitality of plant crops. Food grown in

healthy soil enhances the diversity and health of bacteria in our guts. This makes digestion more effective and affects our moods and emotional health. Studies show that emotional responses result from communication between our brains and bacteria in our guts. Having a healthy gut microbiome greatly impacts how we perceive and deal with the world. Since these microscopic critters affect everything, it’s important to keep them happy. In your garden, try to disrupt the soil as little as possible. Add compost, but don’t dig it in. Use cover crops or mulch. Avoid chemical fertilizers—“fast food” for plants that short circuit the miraculous relationship between mycorrhizae and roots. To save the world, we must save the soil! Local Food Alliance is a nonprofit whose mission is to create a vibrant local food system in the Wood River Valley. For more information, visit localfoodalliance.org.

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lack Owl Coffee will celebrate the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van lifestyle at the inaugural Sprinter Van Jam, a community event that will boast music, food, community and more. The free function will take place from 4:30 p.m. till sundown, Wednesday, May 23, at Black Owl Coffee in Hailey. Greg and Cara Feldstein founded Black Owl Coffee in July of 2016 with the hopes of bringing an amazing café experience to Hailey. “We created the concept for Black Owl many years before this space became available,” Greg said. “So, when Sue [Martin] closed Zaney’s, we knew this could be the shop we always talked about.” After a lot of work and market research, the Feldsteins found that the area could use another perspective on a coffee café. “Our angle is very rich, very flavorful, very fresh,” Greg said. “I know how to do that from decades of drinking coffee, and from enjoying the coffee-shop scene and lifestyle from San Francisco, to Lake Tahoe, to anywhere I’ve been in the world.” Black Owl’s spring event was inspired by several of the coffee shop’s customers. “We have a few really great costumers who are into Sprinter vans, and they intrigue me, so I thought I’d do a community event based around them,” Greg said. “There’s something very similar happening in Boise with Payette Brewery, and we are working with Sawtooth Brewery for this event.” Festivities will kick off between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., with beer, wine and food. “A friend of mine is lending us some beautiful smokers, so we are going to smoke some meat,” Greg said. “It’s hard to find nice small plates with a lot

Cara and Greg Feldstein founded Black Owl Coffee in July of 2016. Photo by Dark to Light Productions

of flavor, so that’s what we’re going to focus on here. Nothing huge, but just focused and flavorful sliders with some nice toppings.” All profits from food sales will go toward supporting The Advocates. “We want to help the neighborhood,” Greg said. “Being here on River Street, we often donate extra food at the end of the day to The Advocates because we want to help out people in need. We really admire what they are doing.” Black Owl will also partner with Sync Vans for the Sprinter Van Jam. “Sprinter vans are those big bus-looking vans with the ladders on the sides and chunky wheels,” said Greg. “There’s a lifestyle forming around Sprinter vans now, where people travel from mountain town to mountain town, or work out of them,

live out of them, etc.” Kevin Ware, the lead singer of the local band Sofa Kings, will play live music from 6-8 p.m. “He does a lot of amazing covers and original music, and he’s really incredible to watch,” Greg said. The inaugural Sprinter Van Jam will also tie into Bike to Work Week. Black Owl will invite bikers off the path to join them for this community celebration. “This event is going to be great for everybody of any age, weather permitting,” Greg said. “If it’s really cold out, stay home if you don’t like cold weather. But other than that, everyone should come and check it out.” Black Owl Coffee is located at 208 N. River Street in Hailey. Visit blackowlcoffee208.com to learn more. tws


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M AY 16 - 22, 2018

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5:30PM / THE CENTER / KETCHUM Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ latest BIG IDEA project, “Bees,” is open to the public. “Bees” explores the critical role that pollinators play in maintaining the health of food supplies and ecosystems. The project also considers the many challenges that pollinator species are facing, from colony collapse disorder to shrinking habitat. The visual arts exhibition features artwork by artists working in a range of media, all of whom invite viewers to marvel at the diversity of pollinator species and the incredibly important work they do. Featured artists in this exhibition include Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Mary Early, Kirsten Furlong, Emmet Gowin and Jasna Guy. The “Bees” visual arts exhibition will be on view through June 22 at The Center. For more information about other events associated with the “Bees” BIG IDEA project, visit sunvalleycenter.org or call (208) 726-9491.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 16 12:15-1:15PM / ST. LUKE’S CLINIC / HAILEY

St. Luke’s Center for Community Health will present a Brown Bag Health Talk titled “Insomnia Relief with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” Sleep deprivation takes its toll on physical and mental health. While most people experience occasional episodes of sleeplessness, there are many people who suffer chronic insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, helps people learn how to modify certain thoughts, behaviors and emotions, and is proving to be helpful to those who suffer from insomnia. Stephanie Herald, licensed clinical social worker, will explain recent studies showing how CBT may bring significant relief from insomnia, and will introduce components of this therapeutic model that can help attendees identify thoughts and behaviors that may contribute to insomnia. This free talk will take place in the Carbonate Rooms. All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs at (208) 727-8733.

BATS OF IDAHO WEDNESDAY MAY 16 6-7PM / COMMUNITY CAMPUS / HAILEY Join the Environmental Resource Center and College of Southern Idaho for the 3rd annual Spring Science Series on Wednesdays, running through May 23, in the Queen of the Hills Room at the Community Campus. The Spring Science Series offers exciting and interactive presentations on scientific topics ranging from weather basics, to unusual fossils, to plant and animal adaptations and life histories. This week, Kera Judy, of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, will present on bats in Idaho. Learn more about these unique, valuable animals and how to help protect them from their many threats, including whitenose syndrome, at this free, family-friendly presentation. To support this and other ERC programs or to find more information, visit ercsv.org or contact Alisa McGowan, ERC program director, at (208) 726-4333 or alisa@ercsv.org.

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BY ALEXANDRA DELIS-ABRAMS

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t is said that a relationship is the most important ship you’ll ever be on. If that’s the case, I invite you to answer a few questions on a scale of one-to-10; in other words, low-to-medium: How would you rate your relationship with the following? (This is a little test and the answers are for you alone.) 1. Your partner or spouse 2. A child, if you’re a parent 3. A working associate or a boss 4. Your friends—close and acquaintances 5. The environment, the Earth 6. The Great Spirit, God, creative infinite intelligence, the order behind the cosmos, whatever you might call it… the force 7. Lastly, and most importantly: your relationship with yourself If these questions seem a little daunting to you, I suggest you look at them as if each was the frequency of a radio station. Do you get a loud and clear signal, which might be an eight, nine or 10? Or do you experience static, like a two, three, four or five on the scale? If your answers are in the lower portion of the one-to-10 scale, you might ask yourself what would have to happen for that station to come in strong and solid. While traveling in a car, I noticed how stations sometimes wander and won’t come in really strong. I lose the signal.

Has that ever happened to you? If so, well, as the Attitude Doc, I would encourage you to make an attitude adjustment with each one of your answers that is on the lower scale. For example: 1. What just happened? Be curious. 2. How did the mind contribute to the current distance? 3. What beliefs and attitudes are you feeling right now? 4. Are you into blame and fault and victimhood? 5. Are you taking responsibility for the situation? 6. What are your choices and options? 7. Do you need to be right? 8. Where do you feel the most at peace? 9. What are you willing to do about it? 10. Where does your body feel less stress and more homeostasis? 11. Lastly, what’s really important? In case you haven’t noticed, I love questions. Maybe it’s my Greek heritage honoring the Socratic Method. If you would like some support in answering these questions and choose to reach out, I’ll be here to be of service. Enjoy the search. Alexandra Delis-Abrams, Ph.D. adabornfree@gmail.com Author, “Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices”

KETCHUM COMMUNITY DINNERS WEDNESDAY MAY 16 6-7PM / CHURCH OF THE BIG WOOD / KETCHUM Weekly free hot dinners are provided to anyone who wishes to join. Find Ketchum Community Dinners on Facebook for more information and weekly menu updates.

STATE OF THE DISTRICT WEDNESDAY MAY 16 7:15-8PM / CAREY SCHOOL The Blaine County School District will hold a series of community meetings called “State of the District: Give 30, Get 30” which will provide updates on the District’s mission to inspire, engage, educate and empower every student by 2020. Thirty minutes will be dedicated to presenting updates on the District and 30 minutes of will be dedicated to an open question-and-answer session. The District is graduating more students and increasing opportunities for all students. The proposed budget supports the District’s commitment to a balanced budget, small class sizes and equitable opportunities for all students. Spanish interpretation is available at all meetings. New this year, attendees will be entered into a drawing for a JBL Flip speaker, compliments of Cox Communications; must be present to win. Email hcrocker@blaineschools.org to learn more.

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Papoose Club Plant Extravaganza To Be Held At Webb Garden Centers The Papoose Club and its volunteers will be at the Webb Garden Centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, for the annual fundraising event, Papoose Club Plant Extravaganza. The event takes place at the two local Webb Garden Center locations at 162 Glendale Road south of Bellevue and 891 Washington Avenue in Ketchum. Webb will generously donate 20 percent of the day’s sales on everything (except rocks and pavers) to the Papoose Club. Papoose Club volunteers will offer the group’s famous cookies and lemonade for refreshments. This is an ideal time to shop for all your garden and outdoor living needs and, at the same time, contribute to a great local nonprofit. The Papoose Club’s mission is to promote and assist educational, cultural and athletic growth for local children. The Plant Extravaganza at Webb Garden Center is a key event funding this mission.


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Due to popular demand, the Hailey Public Library will host story time on Wednesdays and Fridays each week. Books and crafts designated for children ages 2-4 will be available during story time. All ages are welcome. Visit haileypubliclibrary.org for details.

This is the first of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s popular summer wildflower walk series to some of the area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Join local botanists, naturalists and birders for a trip to see the spectacular blue camas lilies and learn about the causes and impacts of the Bannock War between Shoshoni-Bannock tribes and white settlers. Bring binoculars, suitable outerwear, water and lunch, but leave dogs at home. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./four miles south of Ketchum) for this free event sponsored by SBG and the Idaho Native Plant Society. Details at sbgarden.org.

‘BUYER & CELLAR’ – COMEDY WED MAY 16-SUN MAY 20 7:30PM / WHISKEY JACQUES’ / KETCHUM Sawtooth Productions will present “Buyer & Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins at Whiskey Jacques’. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show commences at 7:30 p.m. There will be no late admittance and the runtime is 80 minutes without an intermission. Food and drinks will be served before and after the show. The plot follows out-of-work L.A. actor Alex More working in the Malibu basement of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand. One day, Barbra comes downstairs to play. “Buyer & Cellar” is an outrageous comedy about celebrity false bonding, the solitude of fame, the allure of expensive things and the oddest of jobs. NYC-based actor Nick Cearley will play Alex and five other characters (including Barbra) in this one-man show. Cearley has a hit cabaret act in New York and a YouTube sensation called The Skivvies, a group of entertainers who perform in their underwear and who have audience giggling nationwide. This will be Cearley’s seventh production of “Buyer & Cellar,” directed in Ketchum by Colton Pometta. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling (208) 726-9124 or at the door the night of the show. Learn more at sawtoothproductionsllc.com.

COMPASSION GARDEN – TOURS SATURDAY MAY 19 10-11AM / SAWTOOTH BOTANICAL GARDEN / KETCHUM Sawtooth Botanical Garden will offer free guided tours of the Garden of infinite Compassion each Saturday throughout the season. The Compassion Garden was created to honor the 2005 visit of the Dalai Lama to the Wood River Valley and hosts a rare Tibetan prayer wheel, one of two of its size in North America. The beautiful prayer wheel was built by Tibetan monks and is filled with a million handwritten prayers for peace and well-being. Designed by landscape architect and Zen teacher Martin Mosko, the many intentional features of the GIC have special meaning and the Garden’s message of peace and love bridges all faiths. SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher will lead the walk. SBG is located at 11 Gimlet Road, four miles south of Ketchum. Get the details at sbgarden.org or call (208) 726-9358.

PAINT BY STICKER SATURDAY MAY 19 10AM TO 4PM / HAILEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Try a new kind of art and coloring with Paint by Sticker. Stop by the Sun Room any time during the day to create beautiful portraits. Visit haileypubliclibrary.org/events for details.

HONOR VETERANS THURSDAY MAY 17 12:30-2PM / BELLEVUE CEMETERY

KETCHUM WIDE OPEN SATURDAY MAY 19 NOON TO 5PM / VARIOUS LOCATIONS / KETCHUM

Lachlan Parker will take Preston Sharp’s Flags & Flowers Challenge for his sixthgrade Wow Project at Syringa Mountain School. Preston Sharp, from Redmond, Ore., started the challenge because he believed veterans should be honored every day, not just on Veterans Day. Parker met and participated in Sharp’s Flags & Flowers Challenge in Boise this year, which inspired him to take the challenge. He hopes children and adults of the Wood River Valley will join him. Flags and flowers will be provided. Call (208) 481-0067 to learn more.

THE MYTHOLOGY OF CATS

The putt-putt tournament of all putt-putt tournaments, the Ketchum Wide Open, is back for 2018. With a shotgun start at noon, the tournament runs until 5 p.m. with awards at 5:30 p.m. for Traveled Farthest, Youngest, Oldest, Best Costume, Best Hole and “Golden Putter,” for the lowest of seven holes. Each golfer can either have a drink or donate the price of that drink to this year’s charity to lower their score by one. Cost is $30 per team, search “Ketchum Wide Open” on Facebook to learn more.

USED TACK SALE SUNDAY MAY 20 NOON TO 4PM / RIVER SAGE STABLES / BELLEVUE

THURSDAY MAY 17

6:30-8PM / LIGHT ON THE MOUNTAINS / KETCHUM

The Sawtooth Pony Club will host a used tack sale at River Sage Stables, 20 Prairie Sun Road in Bellevue. All types of horse tack and equipment can be found, and all proceeds will benefit the Sawtooth Pony Club, the local nonprofit chapter of the U.S. Pony Club. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports. Sawtooth Pony Club members meet year-round and host regional Pony Club clinics, mini Pony Camps and fundraising horse shows at River Sage Stables. For more information about Pony Club, please visit ponyclub.org, intermountainregionpc.org or contact Sarah Berkowitz at (208) 316-1212.

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable of Ketchum will meet to explore all things mythical, mystical and magical about cats. Jan Peppler will make a brief presentation on the Egyptian feline goddesses Sehkmet and Bast, and then open the group for a broader discussion. Everyone is welcome. Cost is free, and donations are always appreciated. The JCF Mythological RoundTable of Ketchum has been meeting since August 2015. Peppler holds a Ph.D. in mythological studies and depth psychology. The format typically includes at least an hour of open discussion—salon style—following a brief presentation. More information can be found at jcf.org and at lightonthemountains. org.

STORY TIME MONDAY MAY 21 10:30AM / COMMUNITY LIBRARY / KETCHUM Story Time is held every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in The Children’s Library with host Lee Dabney. Suitable for ages 3 and up, Story Time includes stories, songs and a fun craft or activity. Check out comlib.org for more information.

SOUPER SUPPER MONDAY MAY 21 5:30-6:30PM / ST. CHARLES CHURCH / HAILEY Weekly free hot dinners are provided to anyone who wishes to join. St. Charles Catholic Church is located at 313 1st Ave. S., Hailey.

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