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Election News Hailey Gets New Council, Ketchum New Fire Station


Nonprofit News The Hunger Coalition Beefs Up In Size


News In Brief Changing Of The Guard: St. Luke’s Gets New CEO

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etchum is getting a new fire station. Hailey is getting a new city council. The school board has three new faces. And if anyone out there wished they had run for office, it’s—at least in Hailey—not too late. What follows are snapshots from last Tuesday’s election that saw a mere 28.5 percent of eligible voters turn out to cast their yeas and nays. Even though just over a quarter of voters took part in the democratic process, their choices figure to have an impact on the Valley that could be felt fully and wide. Ketchum Voters Fuel New Fire Station According to the official Blaine County Elections Office vote count, it was a narrow victory for the City of Ketchum’s $11.5 million fire station bond, but a huge one nonetheless. A so-called super majority (66 percent) of the vote is required to pass this type of bond and just over 67 percent of Ketchum voters supported it at the polls last week. “I think it’s great the fire station bond passed. The support by the people of Ketchum is so appreciated,” said Ketchum Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin, who took over his new post just a week after the election. “I am really excited to get that project moving and make sure that Ketchum Fire provides the best possible service to

the community. I believe the new station will support keeping the fire department operationally current. The additional space for equipment will enhance firefighter safety and training.” Ketchum’s existing fire station has been haggard for years with safety concerns and other operational issues. The city can now move forward with plans and permitting for the new 14,500-square-foot facility expecting to break ground in May. The station is slated for Saddle Road just north of the YMCA. The facility is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021. Hailey City Council “Bring it on!” That’s what longtime Hailey councilmember and newly elected mayor Martha Burke said regarding the changes that will be seen to the town’s leadership. Both incumbent councilmembers suffered clear defeats last week when Sam Linnet outpolled Jeff Engelhardt 1097 to 369 and Juan Martinez took in 891 votes to Pat Cooley’s 570. The results raised questions about whether Hailey voters were responding to the significant age differences between the winners and losers. Linnet and Martinez are 30 and under. Engelhardt and Cooley are both in their 60s. “I think this is a response to age in a way,” Burke said. “But I don’t mean that in the young and idealistic sense. I’m talking about the hopefulness we all feel during our

Last week’s election by the numbers. Image credit: Blaine County Elections Office

life when we’re looking to tackle new opportunities.” Burke elaborated that there’s a sense of “what if” in the community. “What if Sam and Juan can figure out affordable housing, land acquisition, finding land donors, and so on?” Burke said. “There’s an excitement Ketchum Fire Chief Bill to that.” McLaughlin. Photo credit: During the campaign, City of Ketchum Burke was openly critical of the outside-Hailey financial support and endorsements both challengers received from a group called Conservation Voters for Idaho, but had always said she’d be able to work with whomever got the voters’ collective nod. Post-election, Burke said credit had to be given to the amount of campaign work both Linnet and Martinez conducted. “Their campaigns were like a ticket. They were extremely well organized,” Burke said. Engelhardt and Cooley could actually still serve on the new city council in January. Now that Burke has been elected mayor, a city council seat will be left open in January. And in accordance with state law, Burke may appoint a qualified resident to fill the vacancy. “I’m going to let the dust settle a bit first,” Burke said. Mayor-elect Burke plans to present an appointment in early January to the Hailey City Council, who will then consider and vote on the nomination. Burke will take applications through the end of November, will conduct interviews along with certain city staff in early December, and will offer an appointment to the city council for consideration at the first meeting in January. Interested residents must be qualified electors of Hailey, meaning that they must reside within the city limits of Hailey for at least 30 days prior to seeking the appointment, they must be at least 18 years of age, and they must be a U.S. citizen. In other races: • Ketchum voters re-elected city councilmembers Michael David and Jim Slanetz • Blaine County School District will see three new faces on its board: Amber Larna (Zone 1), Keith Roark (Zone 3) and Lara Stone (Zone 5) • For more races, visit www.co.blaine.id.us/196/ Elections online.



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‘MarriNOT’ Halloween Float Grabs Hotel Developer’s Attention

The commercial real estate development and investment firm with plans to construct a full-service boutique hotel on River Street in Ketchum is responding to Nick Harman’s catchy “MarriNOT” hotel float that rolled through town on Halloween. “I have to hand it to him,” Nick Blayden, PEG development manager, said. “That thing took some serious creativity—and thinking outside the box is what we’re all about at PEG.” Wanting to meet the man behind the display, Blayden reached out with an invitation to take Harman to lunch and swap ideas. “If I’m really being honest, [Harman’s] work could’ve benefitted by the help of a real hotel developer like myself,” Blayden joked. “For instance, his 12-story design would never work for a small community like Ketchum in real life!” While Blayden and his team appreciate that the float was all in good fun, they say the number of people taking an interest in the real project is considerable. On Tuesday, in another effort to connect with the community and answer any questions that “MarriNOT” may have raised about the project, Blayden and other project leaders hosted a public open house for people to learn more about PEG’s plans to develop the vacant site at 280 River Street, voice input on the project, and talk openly with project leaders, face to face. In June, PEG launched a 10-question community outreach survey, asking participants to weigh in on design priorities and development preferences. PEG has previously stated that the group’s goal is to design a hotel that blends seamlessly with Ketchum’s cultural and geographical landscape and to add value to the community. “In contrast to how ‘MarriNOT’ may have looked, this boutique hotel is actually not going to look like a typical mainstream Marriott property. By definition, the Tribute Portfolio is a brand of one-of-a-kind hotels with individualized character and charm. Each has a different story, a unique design, and even a custom aroma. Every detail of this property will be curated specifically for Ketchum’s special culture and vibe,” Blayden said. “That’s why tapping into the local community is so vital for us and, who knows, we might just have to bring [Harman] on board as an honorary developer to help build the real thing.”

Ketchum Calls For Artist Submission For Outdoor Sculpture

The City of Ketchum invites professional artists, architects or designers to apply for a long-term sculptural installation for a site on the city’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The original artwork selected will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in July 2020 and become a permanent part of the city’s art collection. After a juried process by the Ketchum Arts Commission, up to three semifinalists will be selected to submit proposals for new work or existing work. Each finalist will receive a stipend of $250 upon submission of proposal. Finalist will receive a budget of $29,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, engineering, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation. The Call for Artists providing detailed information on the submission process can be found at www.ketchumidaho.org/arts. The deadline for submission is Dec. 6, no later than 5 p.m. The call is open to all artists, regardless of their state of residence. Local artists are encouraged to apply.

Rec District Playground To Open Next Week

The days are getting shorter and colder, which means it’s time for Indoor Playground at Blaine County Recreation District, which offers unstructured play time throughout the winter. Indoor Playground is an opportunity for kids ages 2 to 6 and their parents to keep healthy and active all winter. BCRD supplies the toys and space and families provide their own fun. The bounce house even comes out every Thursday. The program is every Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Nov. 11 through April 2, at the BCRD gymnasium at the Community Campus in Hailey. Visits are $3 per child or $75 for a family season pass. For more information or to register, please call the BCRD at (208) 578-2273 or visit us at the FitWorks front desk.

A rendering of The Hunger Coalition’s future facility. Image credit: Hollis Rumpeltes Architects



he Valley’s leader in food security has secured something big. On Friday, Nov. 15, The Hunger Coalition is slated to purchase the 13,000-square-foot building on four acres that will triple the size of their current space just across the street. The economic landscape of Blaine County has been sending more and more people to The Hunger Coalition for food. With the eighth-highest food costs in the nation, the ninth-greatest wealth inequality, an affordable housing crisis, and wages that have actually dropped in the 10 years when adjusted for inflation, nearly 40 percent of the population struggles to afford good food. Last year, The Hunger Coalition fed nearly 4,000 people, but a United Way report shows that nearly 8,000 local people are considered food insecure or one crisis away from food uncertainty. To double the number of people they serve and more deeply address the root causes of hunger, the organization is building Bloom Community Food Center in Bellevue. The following parts of the Food Center will address a deep problem with a more holistic solution grounded in good food: •

Community Kitchen & Dining Area


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Year-round Greenhouses & Raised Bed Gardens Dedicated Partner Space Expanded Access to Healthy Food

Bloom Community Food Center will encourage health and human connection through growing, cooking, and sharing good food. Whether volunteering, accessing food, partnering, or donating, everyone will be an important part of the whole. While the organization will continue to provide emergency food for people in crisis, there will be a greater variety of access options to answer the diverse needs of Blaine County. ​ Much of the inspiration for these changes has come from a successful model in Canada—The Community Food Centres of Canada—but tailored to the unique needs of Blaine County. “The Hunger Coalition is on a mission to solve a global problem at the local level and may someday provide a national model for a healthier approach to food security. There will be opportunities for everyone to get involved, so please contact us for details on this exciting project,” Jeanne Liston, executive director of The Hunger Coalition, said. tws

St. Luke’s Health System To See A Changing Of Guard

Dr. David Pate, president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System, announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of January 2020. Chris Roth, St. Luke’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed Dr. Pate, effective in February. The two will work over the next three months to affect a smooth transition and seamless operations. Dr. Pate has guided Idaho’s leading health-care organization and the state’s largest private employer for 10 years, during a time of unprecedented change in health care. “I wish to thank the St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors for this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead St. Luke’s through this tremendous time of transformation,” Dr. Pate said. “I could have accomplished nothing without the amazing team that I have had the honor of leading.” The St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors assessed multiple options before determining that the organization would be best served by Roth, a seasoned leader and executive with a proven track record who has been with the system for a dozen years. “Chris is a terrific leader, a strong relationship-builder and someone who is deeply knowledgeable of St. Luke’s and the forces that impact health care,” Rich Raimondi, chairman of the St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors, said. Roth joined St. Luke’s in early 2007, when the organization had been a health system for less than six months, as vice president and chief operating officer for the Treasure Valley region, coming from executive and leadership positions with Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and other health-care organizations. He has a proven track record of strategic planning, goal-setting and driving performance in multiple health-care settings, the hospital said.

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Mile-Long River Improvement Strategy Now Flowing

For the next several weeks, work will be done to repair and stabilize a streambank along the Big Wood River, as part of a milelong strategy to restore the Big Wood River and address flooding in Bellevue. Earlier this year, over a dozen landowners and stakeholders came together to collaboratively fund a river assessment and conceptual design that will improve the health of the river while mitigating historic impacts. Now, the first of several proposed projects within that design will take place this fall near the Diversion 45 headgate. The collaborative assessment and design brought together landowners and stakeholders, including the City of Bellevue, Trout Unlimited, Diversion 45, Wood River Land Trust, the Friends of the Howard Preserve, and Flood Control District No. 9. “Everyone involved in the assessment wants to find solutions for living, working, and recreating along the Big Wood River in Bellevue. Historic activities along the river have created issues around irrigation delivery, healthy riparian areas and side channels, public access, and flooding,” said Keri York, Trout Unlimited Big Wood project manager. The design, completed by Biota Research and Consulting, Inc., provides treatments with the one-mile reach that can be completed as funding becomes available. The first project to break ground under the design is bank stabilization upstream of Diversion 45. The project is being funded by a flood mitigation grant from the Idaho Department of Water Resources, Flood Control District No. 9, Diversion 45 Irrigation Districts, and Trout Unlimited. “The flood control district supports this project because it recovers habitat while stabilizing the streambank for irrigation water delivery,” said Bryan Dilworth, Flood Control District No. 9 board member. “We’ve been dealing with a lot of projects since the 2017 flood and want to support efforts to alleviate flooding while improving the health of the Big Wood.” The area around the Diversion 45 headgate will be roped off during construction for public safety. For more information about the Diversion 45 streambank stabilization and other Big Wood River projects, contact Keri York, Trout Unlimited Big Wood project manager, at keri.york@tu.org.

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St. Luke’s Rehab Clinic In Hailey Welcomes New Spine Care Manager

John Frey, Doctor of Physical Therapy, has recently joined St. Luke’s as manager of the Hailey rehab location. Frey received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific in 2007. He worked for Providence Health System in Portland, Ore., and Anchorage, Alaska, for five years in outpatient orthopedic, sports, and spine rehabilitation. He began working for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise just over six years ago, treating within orthopedics, sports, and spine care while managing the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation East Boise Clinic. Frey works with all general orthopedic conditions with an emphasis and interest in spine care. Over the past several years, he worked closely with St. Luke’s Center for Spine Wellness, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Spine Program for ongoing education and standardization, and St. Luke’s Urgent Care clinics for early access to rehabilitation. Frey commented, “Personally, and professionally, I feel fortunate for the opportunity to join St. Luke’s Wood River and to move to Hailey. I am excited to work with a great team of skilled therapists and appreciate the opportunity for collaboration throughout our community.” Prior to Boise, John and his family lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and are very excited to be back in the mountains. “We love all outdoor activities and are thoroughly enjoying exploring the surrounding areas with our three boys.”

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Bellevue House A ‘Total Loss’

A Chestnut Street residence was destroyed by fire early Monday morning, Veterans Day, despite the efforts of Valley-wide firefighters, Bellevue Fire Chief Greg Beaver said. The home’s one occupant got out safely and the flames were extinguished in 40 minutes, but the house was declared a total loss. “It was devastating,” Beaver said. “There were some strong winds coming out of the north that took over the flames.” The cause of the blaze was a basement fan designed to remove radon from the air, Beaver A Chestnut Street house in Bellevue burned Monday morning. Photo said. credit: Kathy Swanson If there is a positive that can be found in the electrical fire, it’s that Beaver’s mutual aid request was responded to by all Valley fire crews. The initial departments on the scene were from Hailey and Wood River Fire & Rescue, but once dispatch was aware of the fire’s severity, crews from Ketchum and Sun Valley arrived, too. “Dispatch went really well. Everything went according to plan,” Beaver confirmed.

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e have had some fantastic weather over the past week. It seems October and November decided to switch places this year. Warm afternoons and low wind has led to some great hatches and great fishing. With upcoming forecasts showing much of the same, things should continue. Silver Creek is still seeing good hatches of Baetis in the afternoons on the right day and good numbers of fish targeting Midges in the evenings. We have been having good success on Baetis patterns, like the RS2 and Sparkle Wing RS2. When the fish are targeting Midges, try dropping a Top Secret Midge below a CDC Griffiths Gnat. There are still plenty of fish on redds—keep an eye out for spawning fish and cleaned gravel when wading! This is the last couple of weeks to fish the Preserve section of Silver Creek, as it closes the end of November. Kilpatrick Pond and all fishing downstream of Highway 20 stay open until the end of March. The Big Wood River has been fishing well throughout the entire system. Searching likely water with a small Parachute Adams or Purple Haze can produce success; if the fish don’t seem willing to rise, try dropping a Midge or Baetis nymph below it. Focus on tailouts and deeper pools when searching for fish. The fish are starting to transition to “winter water” and will be feeding in places where they have to exert less energy. The Lower Big Lost River has been very good. There are still some Baetis around in the afternoons and the nymphing has been great. Focus on keeping your approach stealthy with the low flows. Small Baetis and Midge nymphs such as the Top Secret Midge, Rainbow Warrior, and Two-Bit Hooker are great options right now. The South Fork of the Boise River continues to be amazing. This river will continue to be one of your best options all the way through winter. Over the next week look for low-wind days to produce good hatches of Baetis. This hatch can last through November, if weather permits. Nymphing with heavy Stonefly patterns and Midges can also produce success. Try swinging a Sculpin pattern or Egg Sucking Leech if nothing else is working. With winter getting closer, remember that Cow Creek Road isn’t maintained and the road down to the river over the dam can get very icy during the winter months; four-wheel-drive and chains are recommended! Happy fishing, everyone!

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“He’s friendly!” is the common chant among those who do not seem to recognize that their dog is about to offend another dog. All dogs have the need for personal space, just like people do. Some dogs need more space than others, which can be driven by breed or the individual dog. Goldens and Labradors often have no concern at all for anyone’s personal space—dog or human. On the other hand, many of the herding breeds DO have concern, especially border collies and German shepherds. When the two breeds collide, it can cause a conflict, sometimes more severe than others. When a Labrador invades the personal space of another dog by jumping up in the dog’s face or putting his head over another dog’s shoulder, the other dog may respond with a growl or snap, or worse. Most of the time we humans then blame the growler and call them aggressive when, in fact, the invader is NOT being friendly but is an obnoxious greeter. Put yourself in their paws. If you were sitting on a park bench and some stranger came along, sat right next to you, touching you, then put his/her arm around you or on your leg, you would be offended. How would you react? Do you allow it or do you respond in a negative manner? We all, including our dogs, have a right to personal space. This becomes especially important when an adult obnoxious greeter offends a shy puppy, pushing that puppy to defend itself with a bite or nip. That now sets the puppy up for behaving like that the rest of its life when it is offended by other dogs. It may even be difficult for that puppy to have happy relationships with other dogs forever. If you have an obnoxious greeter, it is extremely important that you do not accept this behavior as acceptable, “friendly” or just saying “hello,” especially with young puppies. It is not any dog’s right to greet in this manner. Teaching your dog to wait for permission from you to greet another dog is imperative. Ask another dog’s owner if the greeting is okay. Stop the interaction if your dog becomes too pushy with another dog, or if you see the other dog is afraid, showing




Dog greetings should be under your control. Your dog should not be making those decisions. Photo credit: Fran Jewell

hackles, dipping its head, mouth closed or tail tucked. Your dog’s behavior in public is your responsibility. Be respectful. If you are unsure if your dog is an obnoxious greeter, or how to change that behavior, consult with a qualified professional instructor. 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 www.positivepuppy.com or call (208) 578-1565.


he British poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) wrote one of the most famous sonnets in the English language. I am reminded of this poem every time I see the intertwining trunks of aspen trees: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach…” Aspens give us joy year-round. In the winter, the light-grey trunks become an integral element of the snowy landscape. In spring, the catkins quiver in the soft breeze and glimmer in the light. Summertime brings the continual whispering of the aspen leaves as they rub against one another. And autumn is not replete without the golden glow of the trees’ foliage lighting up our hillsides. The trunk of the aspen is a textural delight. Many “eyes” formed from broken branches peer out along the length of the tree. Most even sport shaggy eyebrows. Bear scratches and rubbings from antlers add depth and character to the trunk. I love all of these aspects of the aspen tree, but when I am hiking, one of my most beloved sights is when I come upon two aspen trunks wrapped around each other. The embrace of one trunk upon the other immediately brings to mind Browning’s sonnet, or perhaps the lines written by Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), a Chilean poet: “Don’t leave me for a second, my dearest, because in that moment you’ll have gone so far I’ll wander mazily over all the earth, asking, Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?” The trunks are interlaced so closely together that not even air can pass easily between the two. They are rooted in place. One will not be leaving the other to wander “mazily” over the earth. The British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) wrote,

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“Nothing in the world is single, All things by a law divine, In one spirit meet and mingle— Why not I with thine?”

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The intertwined aspen trunks are one spirit meeting and mingling Leslie Rego is an Idaho Press Club award-winning columnist, with another. They clutch one another, as Shelley goes on to say, like artist and Blaine County resident. To view more of Rego’s art, visit the sunlight clasping the earth. It brings me joy to see Nature em- leslierego.com. brace itself as fully as the aspen trunks grasp one another.

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there would always have been a place for them in my heart. never thought I would be a walking cliché, but Secondly, I am trying new ways to keep younger I’m afraid I am. I admit I am a sap about babies, people near. One reason I so enjoyed being in a local new mothers, first steps, Halloween costumes, musical was the presence of sweet, thoughtful preunasked-for affection from a child, teens and teenagers in the cast. They and certainly grandmotherly pride. I were tolerant and supportive of me. always ask to see pictures of friends’ Also, I plan to see more of children babies or grandkids, weep at comin happy circumstances by having a mercials showing college graduates party presence available for me to thanking their parents, love to hold interact with them at birthdays and teeny bundles of infant softness, and other celebrations. ooh and aah at the generosity shown Re-reading a poem I wrote years at baby showers. I crave spending ago, I found images and metaphors time with children, especially, of involving my maternal instinct. course, my grandchildren, far enough Here is one (describing a woman away from me that I am taking a hunk who enters an orphanage): of time off this winter to be nearer to “One night she visits the nursery... them. I still find my best happiness in The air is thick with devotion, sitting with my family, most certainly JoEllen Collins—a longtime Several babies...reach tiny arms the grown women who are now not resident of the Wood River above the eyelet lace of bassinets. only prized daughters but best friends Valley— is an Idaho Press The room resounds with need, Club award-winning columand confidantes. Her mother hunger more than All this being noted, these emo- nist, a teacher, writer, fabric theirs.” tions have intensified, even though artist, choir member and Another: unabashedly proud grandma my maternal instinct should have known as “Bibi Jo.” “No need for mansions, tributes dimmed with menopause. I am no to success, longer teaching high school or working on a daiwhen she can rest beneath a tree and see Orion, ly basis with children of many ages, where I felt when she can feel sand give way to fingers and fulfilled when being with youngsters who had just toes and hips, learned something new, thanked me for helping in when she can light a fire, recline against a dune, an emergency, and even chose cute pet names to use her lips call me. to form a kiss, \ Why is that? Well, first I have experienced the or hold a baby in her arms.” truth of the adage that says that even when children And: grow up, they are still your babies: your love doesn’t “She thinks perhaps it is the sweetest sound she’s fade as they become adults. So I can treasure my heard, relationship with my daughters and their families. I like a child asking to sit on her lap.” have been lucky that they have become productive and generous adults. Even if that hadn’t happened, Yep, I’m still a cliché.









n a recent Sunday evening, I walked outside to one of the wildest sunsets I have ever seen. The sky, in all directions, was glowing with a deep purple. A few pinks were thrown in there, and maybe a lace of orange around the bottom of a cloud, but the main theme of things was like a velvet slap in the face: purple. It was the day that daylight savings time (which I’ve never understood) had ended, so my internal clock was a bit disjointed (as it related to the clock on my wrist, at least) already. And I had been inside for a while, so I hadn’t even really realized the sunset was happening. When I walked out of the building and into the sky, I was flabbergasted. From where I stood in Sun Valley, I could see Baldy, wrapped in a field of purple. The deepest cut in the western horizon, Warm Springs canyon, where the sun had set, was the brightest part of the lightshow. But even straight up, it looked like somebody had slathered bright purple fingerpaint across the sky. And to the east, where I could see the ridges above Summit Creek and Phi Kappa Mountain: more purple. Rich and lavish and, truly, otherworldly. It felt simultaneously like something was terribly wrong and like a gift from the universe. Like a flash flood in the desert. Like the eye of a hurricane. Like a purple avalanche. Suffice it to say, I stood there for a while, gawking. Eventually, I got into my car and went home. We forget about the sky, sometimes. Day in and

day out, night in and night out, it is there. When we’re going about our business, it’s there. When we’re asleep, it’s there. And because most of our earthly duties and interests lay more at eye level, we can go a long time without checking it out. The atmosphere, that three-dimensional layer of gasses (“air”) that covers our planet, is a wild thing to ponder. It’s very thin, for one—although the exact boundary between our atmosphere and outer space is somewhat fuzzy to define, the part of the atmosphere that we breath and that contains our weather (it’s called the troposphere) is only maybe a dozen miles thick. If you traveled upwards the distance you regularly travel sideways between Ketchum and Hailey, you would leave it. That slim cushion of air is all that makes this planet liveable. Breathable. Safe from the cold, infinite vacuum of space, from the wanton celestial radiation that makes most other places uninhabitable. It’s also responsible for the astounding palette of colors that grace the sky every day and every night. Maybe it’s just in my imagination, but I like to think that before movie theaters and flat-screen televisions and sitcoms streaming in the palms of our hands, our ancestors would have spent a great deal more time watching the sky do its thing. Worthy of a look, on occasion, surely. Hannes Thum is a Wood River Valley native and has spent most of his life exploring what our local ecosystems have to offer. He currently teaches science at Sun Valley Community School.

Moonrise over Lookout Mountain in Bellevue. Photo credit: Patty Healey

WRHS senior Anabelle Rust. Photo credit: Lisa Wood

ANABELLE RUST Shining through her art



f you want to understand Anabelle Rust, you’ll have to look past her 4.2 grade point average and her captaining of the Wood River High School varsity girls volleyball team. Because, although she appreciates the accomplishments of both—the volleyball team reached the state tourney for the first time in seven years—it’s Rust’s love for art that defines her most. “I wake up and look forward to painting every day,” Rust said. “For one hour during the school day, I get to listen to my favorite music, or talk to some wonderful people, while doing what I love with the best art teacher ever, Mrs. Ervin. I have never met better people than the ones I have met in the art room.” Rust explains that it’s her Portland-based grandfather’s dedication to fine arts that shines through for her. “My large love for art comes from my grandpa,” Rust said. “Every time I visit him, we always make new artwork, play around with new materials in his studio, and visit as many art museums as possible. I learned so much of my art skill through him and his own techniques.” Rust has high hopes for the road ahead. She says she will aspire to get her artwork into galleries some day. She also sees how the road to her future may be taking her out of the Valley, at least for a while. Her college of choice is Duke University, where she would study anthropology or archaeology. In the event she doesn’t get accepted there, Rust says she’ll likely head to California, Texas or Arizona. “I love skiing and the Idaho snow, but I’m ready to not have to wear snowboots in October,” Rust said. The lifelong Valley resident says her favorite thing about living here is that everywhere holds childhood memories for her and its mountains hold powder that is world class. When Rust is not studying A.P. Calculus, A.P. Psychology, A.P. Studio Art, A.P. Macroeconomics, College English and A.P. Government and Politics, she’s heavily involved in The Advocates’ ETC [Every Teen has a Choice] teen intern program that deals with teaching people of all ages how to build and maintain healthy relationships, but also how to use their voices to create positive cultural change. So what cultural change would Rust like to see in the world one day? “I would make it so that everyone in the entire world had equal opportunity and that biases, stereotyping and prejudice didn’t exist,” Rust said. “I wish we could live in a world where every continent, country, city, and person could live in an environmentally balanced and developed world free of abuse and hatred.” tws

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Maybe you’re not ready to move into it but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take advantage of the present opportunities to acquire the home you want to live in during retirement. The combination of the low mortgage rates, high rental rates, positive cash flows and tax advantages can help you get it paid for by the time you’re ready to move into it. Your tenant could literally buy your retirement home for you. One idea would be to finance it with a 15-year loan that will have a lower rate than a 30-year loan and it will obviously be paid for in half the time. With every monthly rental check from your tenant, you make the payment on the mortgage, which includes a portion that reduces debt and builds equity. Even if you don’t have the home paid for by the time you retire, your equity will be larger. Consider you sell your current home, which could be paid for by then when you are ready to move into this retirement home. Taxpayers can exclude up to $500,000 of tax-free gain for a married couple. That profit could be used to fund your retirement. Even if you don’t retire to this home, it could be a placeholder to control the costs of the home you do move into. For example, you could buy a home in a destination location now, rent it out and build equity in it until you’re ready to use it as your principal residence. That home would have kept pace with other homes in the area so that you would not be priced out of the market you want to retire to. With home prices and mortgage rates certain to rise, this may be one of the best decisions you can make. We want to be your personal source of real estate information and we’re committed to helping from purchase to sale and all the years in between. Contact us if you’d like to talk about the idea or if you need a recommendation of a real estate professional in another city.


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Winter Rates Make Camping At Idaho Power Campgrounds A Bargain

Winter rates are now in effect at all Idaho Power campgrounds, which remain open year-round, weather permitting. Water has been shut off, and RV dump stations are closed until spring, but overnight camping fees are discounted by 50 percent until March 31. Fall colors, crisp mornings and good fishing make for great year-end camping in Hells Canyon or at C.J. Strike Reservoir south of Mountain Home. But campers who have already put away their outdoor gear for the winter can reserve campsites for their spring and summer excursions at idahopower.com/ ourenvironment. In addition to the four campgrounds in Hells Canyon and three at C.J. Strike that can be reserved in advance, Idaho Power provides free camping at Swan Falls south of Boise on a firstcome, first-served basis. The company also owns and maintains numerous day-use parks, boat launches and other recreational access points along the Snake River, from American Falls to Hells Canyon. Camping rates and regulations are available on Idaho Power’s website.

Actors and friends Danielle Kennedy, left, and Pamela Sue Martin, join forces to present a reading of “Ripcord” at The Argyros. Photo credit: Danielle Kennedy

RILED-UP ROOMIES VIE FOR SPACE Reading of ‘Ripcord’ to be shown at Argyros



dd couples could be the theme of every story ever written, from the fatal love of Romeo and Juliet and their warring families, to Oscar and Felix in a New York apartment. Take mismatched people and throw them together in a wiley situation and you’ve got both drama and comedy. “Ripcord,” by David Lindsay-Abaire, hits all the comic notes in its entertaining story of two older women who battle wills and floor space in a retirement community. A free reading of the play will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. Kathy Wygle and Danielle Kennedy, both longtime actors and friends, will play the ladies, Marilyn and Abby, who hilariously battle over control of a desirable room in an assisted living facility. As the action builds, there are a series of increasingly elaborate practical jokes the women pull on each other, some of which veer into sadistic territory. As such, there’s a combination of light and dark emotions roiling below the surface. The reading will be directed by Pamela Sue Martin, and is presented by Sawtooth Productions in association with Laughing Stock Theatre Co. It will be held in the lobby of The Argyros theater. The rest of the cast—who play multiple roles— includes Valley-based actors David Janeski, Aly Wepplo, Laird Erman and MacKenzie Harbaugh. Wygle was honored, with her sister Patsy Wygle, at Ketchum’s Wagon Days celebration this year as guiding lights in the Wood River Valley theatre industry. Kathy Wygle is the founder and longtime creative director of Laughing Stock Theatre Co. and Sun Valley Shakespeare Co. Kennedy, now a working actor based in Los Angeles, has appeared with Company of Fools in such plays as “August: Osage County,” “The Dead,” “Always… Patsy Cline,” “Side Man,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “True West,” “Eleemosynary” and “Our Town.” With Laughing Stock, Kennedy appeared in “Mame,” and was a monologist in “The Vagina Monologues” with Figgleaf Productions. She also was a guest director of both “Sight Unseen” and “Good People”— with John Glenn—for Company of Fools. Kennedy also served as COF board president. On-screen, she has appeared in a recurring role in “Narcos” on Netflix, as well as roles in many other films and TV shows. Widely recognized as one of the country’s funniest playwrights, Lindsay-Abaire has written straight plays, screenplays (“Shrek The Musical”) and comedies. The latter are known as people pleasers, and have been given productions here

David Janeski will play several roles in “Ripcord” on Thursday. Photo credit: David Janeski

in the Wood River Valley in the past. His breakthrough play, “Fuddy Meers,” was staged by New Theatre Co. at the former nexStage Theatre, and the socially conscious drama “Good People” was presented by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. Lindsay-Abaire was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his play “Rabbit Hole.” Last year, Kennedy played the role of Abby in “Ripcord” with the Penobscot Theatre Company, in Bangor, Maine. “She’s a piece of work,” Kennedy said. “I’m very excited to do it as a reading. It’s not two old ladies wobbling around. This could be any two people taken to the nth degree. It’s high comedy, but it has so much heart. Everyone is redeemable. Both these women are in all of us; it’s about how our life dictates the voice we end up having.” Martin, a longtime Valley resident and wellknown actor in her own right, read the script and called Kennedy a good friend. “She said, ‘Oh my God, we have to do this,’” Kennedy said. “She’s so supportive, and same with me for her. And Kathy will be perfect as Marilyn—she’s pure joy. It’s going to be so fun doing it with her. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever done.” tws


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12-1PM / Community Library / Ketchum This free high-novice to mid-intermediate class will practice Spanish through conversation, reading and watching authentic materials in Spanish. New vocabulary will be presented, and grammar will be strengthened. For more information, contact instructor Sara Pettit at spettit@csi.edu.



10:30AM / Community Library / Ketchum Visit Sun Valley will hold its free biannual meeting to hear about summer season results, winter season teasers and everything in between. RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated to determine amount of coffee and treats. RSVP to aly@visitsunvalley.com.


NAMI RECOVERY SUPPORT 5:30-7PM / Sun Club / Hailey

Women’s meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday a month; men’s meetings 2nd and 4th Tuesday a month. Both genders are invited to attend on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday a month. All meetings are held at 731 N. 1st Ave.



4:30-5:30PM / Community Library / Ketchum Teens may join the SAT and ACT Study Group with tutoring support through Dec. 12. Some materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring workbooks, computers or smartphones for this study hour. Free.



4:30 & 7PM / Magic Lantern / Ketchum “The Biggest Little Farm” chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography and captivating animals.



6PM / YMCA / Ketchum The free Reel Rock Film Tour will feature three short films: “The High Road” – Nina Williams tests herself on some of the highest, most difficult boulder problems ever climbed; “United States of Joe’s” – climbers collide with a conservative coal-mining community in rural Utah; “The Nose Speed” – legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold battle Yosemite dirtbags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright in a high-stakes race for greatness.



6-8PM / Mountain Humane / Hailey The Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet will be held at Penny’s Barn. A highlight of the Annual Dinner is the presentation of The Chamber’s Business and Community Awards. Awards will be made in Customer Service, Business of the Year, Community Improvement, Nonprofit of the Year, and Community Service. For more information, contact The Chamber at Info@ValleyChamber.org, visit ValleyChamber.org or haileyidaho.com, or call (208) 788-3484.



Students will play a rousing game or two of Donkey Basketball as a fundraiser for the 2020 Senior Bash, a safe and sober all-night party for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments, and modeled after the nationally recognized Project Graduation. Pre-sale tickets are available at WRHS front office: $10 for adults, advance, or $12 at the door; $6 for seventh-12th grade or $7 at the door; $4 for K-fifth grade or $5 at the door; under 5 years old are free. Concessions will be available.





here are many people posting energy news on Twitter, loosely called ‘Energy Twitter.’ On my Twitter feed, I follow many clean-energy folks like Stanford professor Mark Jacobson @mzjacobson, Mike Bloomberg’s @BeyondCarbon, the CEO of Proterra electric buses, @rcpopple, the Microgrid Institute @microgridinst, and @Greentechmedia. (If you think Twitter is not something you can do, see below for how easy it is.)i I thought I would share with you several different postings I encountered this week that add up to a big picture. I ran across Mark Jacobson’s Twitter posting of a link to the newly released Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis, Version 13.0, “which shows that, as the cost of renewable energy continues to decline, certain technologies (e.g. onshore wind and utility-scale solar), which became cost-competitive with conventional generation several years ago on a new-build basis, continue to maintain competitiveness…”1 Through Twitter, I also ran across the article, Colorado’s cleanest energy options are also its cheapest,2 which illustrates exactly the benefit from the huge drop in wind and solar costs in a short amount of time (the Lazard report’s statistics). Colorado is pretty similar to Idaho; great wind and solar resources, which have been relatively untapped to date, but the potential that “Colorado could save $2.5 billion through 2040 by shutting down all its coal plants.”3 Idaho ratepayers have already saved $17.5 million by Idaho Power shutting down a few coal plants. I loved this statement by this article’s author, “The world may be a raging dumpster fire, but Colorado has the potential to be an island of sanity, moving toward a cleaner, cheaper, healthier energy system in a way that benefits all state residents.” The difference between Colorado and Idaho though is that Colorado is actually doing something toward their clean-energy targets, like legislation to expand Electric Vehicle adoption, whereas Idaho Power has a clean-energy target by 2045 but, so far as I can see, has not started on a roadmap of how to get there. From @ microgridnews, a tweet shared the news that Tata Power in India is installing 10,000 microgrids to bring power to 5 million people. (In contrast, Idaho doesn’t have one microgrid installed that I know about.) Finally, I have re-tweeted the link to an incredibly positive TED talk by Christiana Figueres in which she talks about the journey from 2009 Copenhagen, where a climate agreement failed miserably, to 2015 Paris, where 195 governments unanimously adopted one.4 This talk can give us all hope that things can change in a relatively short amount of time; costs can drop exponentially, ratepayers can benefit from improved technologies, and the world can agree on priorities and change direction from the carbon-pollution-as-usual system. Idaho, can we join this positive direction with more than lip service? www.lazard.com/perspective/levelized-cost-of-energy-andlevelized-cost-of-storage-2019/ 2 www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/20..._ medium=social&utm_source=twitter&_twitter_impression=true 3 Ibid 4 Ted.com/talks/christianafigueres via @TEDtalks 1

The Twitter app is free to download on your phone, and is super-easy to use, just give yourself a handle name with the @ in front, and you can search topics with the magnifying glass, find breaking news, and find interesting conversation threads. Start to follow others; follow me @kikitidwell. i

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7:30PM / The Argyros / Ketchum

7PM / The Mint / Hailey

Songwriter and Great American Songbook performer Ann Hampton Callaway will make an appearance at The Argyros, Saturday. She will perform at the Kennedy Center in December as part of Linda Ronstadt’s induction into the iconic Kennedy Center. Calloway was voted by Broadwayworld.com as Performer of the Year and two years in a row as Best Jazz Vocalist. Callaway was Tony-nominated for the Broadway musical “Swing!” She is also a Platinum Award-winning songwriter whose works were covered by Barbra Streisand on her recent albums. She has also written songs with Carole King, Amanda McBroom and Shelby Lynn, to name a few. For tickets, visit theargyros.org.

The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center will host its fall fundraiser. The “509” film premiere is full of deep snow, stunning mountains, and wild riding. Tickets are $10 at the upstairs door; kids under 12 are free. All ticket proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. For more information, contact Stephanie Eisenbarth at (208) 720-3243.



5:30PM / Limelight Room / Sun Valley The 43rd annual Wild Game Dinner and fundraiser annually celebrates the start of the ski season. Proceeds from the event support local Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation athletes and enable any child wishing to participate in snow sports to do so. Warfield Distillery & Brewery will provide signature cocktails and Schuss Golden Ale. There will be silent auction, dinner and a paddle-up auction. Live music will be by DJ SweetPea. For tickets, (208) 726-4129, or aporino@svsef.org.



10:30-11AM / Community Library / Ketchum


Story Time, held weekly in the Children’s Library, features themed story time with high-quality children’s books, songs, and a fun craft or activity. It is suitable for ages 3 and up. For more information, visit comlib.org.


6-8PM / Gail Severn Gallery / Ketchum



A Holiday Celebration and Artist-in-Residence Show with artist Carl Rowe will celebrate the diverse beauty of Idaho’s vast landscapes. After traveling across the Gem State during his residency, Rowe created contemporary paintings portraying the rugged, muscular contours of Idaho landscapes and used the natural light that plays over their forms to emphasize their vast scale. For more information and to RSVP, contact Hannah Smay at hsmay@idahoconservation.org.

12-12:30PM / Hailey Library / Hailey Baby Time will be held weekly for caregivers whose babies are aged 0-18 months. The drop-in program incorporates nursery rhymes, tickling and gestures to help parents teach babies language and motor skills. A registered nurse will be on hand the third Monday of each month. Details at haileypubliclibrary.org.




7PM & 5PM / Community School / Sun Valley


12-1:30PM / St. Luke’s / Ketchum

Sun Valley Community School’s Middle School Masque will present its 18th annual One-Act Play Festival on Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 5 p.m., in the Sun Valley Community School Theater. The evening of comedy, dubbed “Love and Lunacy,” will feature 11 hilarious skits, including five student-written plays. For tickets, visit communityschool.org/news/events.

A support group for new parents helps with the basics of caring for newborns and infants. The presence of professionals makes this group a comfortable and valuable experience. Bring your baby and your lunch, if you wish. Tuesdays, noon-1:30 p.m., held in St. Luke’s Wood River Carbonate Rooms.





9:30PM / Silver Dollar / Bellevue

3:30-4:30PM / Community Library / Ketchum

Local favorite Old Death Whisper will play at the iconic Bellevue saloon. There is never a cover charge, and there’s a free shuttle home, if needed.

In the library’s Teen Lounge, tech-minded kids will explore and problem solve with various technologies. TREKHub stands for Technology, Resources & Exploration for Kids. Come learn, experiment, and create. Free. For more information, visit comlib. org.




11:15AM / Swiftsure Ranch / Bellevue


5:30-6:30PM / St. Luke’s Clinic / Hailey This information and support group will provide a connection to other people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Occupational therapist Kristin Biggins do a yoga demonstration, and discuss lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer treatments. Call prior to attending first time: (208) 727-8733.

The 5k will be held on the grounds of, and in partnership with, Swiftsure Ranch. Online registration is at gotrsouthernidaho. com/5ks, and day of registration from 11:1511:45 a.m. Race starts at 12 p.m. Swiftsure Ranch is located three miles south of Bellevue at 114 Calypso Lane. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $10 to support the Girls on the Run and Swiftsure



6-8PM / Community Library / Ketchum English as a Second Language for adults, cada martes. Abierto a todos los idiomas que quieren aprender ingles o mejorar sus habilidades. ¡Gratis! Open to adults of all languages who want to learn English or improve skills. Free.

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Crafting a new style for parties and events BY MIKE MCKENNA


e’ve all been to a work party or special event that was, well, more like a root canal than a party. There was no real laughter, no connecting, no great memories were being made. Maybe there was a parting gift, but it probably wasn’t something you wanted to hang up in your house. That’s what makes Daisy’s Workshop such a great idea. It can turn a ho-hum event into a humdinger. “It’s a fun way to do something like a company party,” said Louise Isaacs. “It gives people a chance to do something instead of just sitting around and eating.” Louise founded Daisy’s Workshop in 2017 and the simple and fun concept has been catching on ever since. Basically, Daisy’s Workshop offers parties where the guests create handmade items they get to keep. Painted signs of all kinds are the most popular options and the system is designed to please everyone, from kids to adults, from artistically-gifted folks to those of us who are better with hockey sticks than we are with paintbrushes. “The goal is to have everyone make something they’re happy with, even if they’re not creative. Each party and every item is custom designed,” said Louise, who is a past president of the Papoose Club. “The system is pretty much foolproof.” Before the workshop, participants go to the online design gallery and pick out what they’d like to create. Then all they have to do is show up at the party, which can be held at a place of business or in a home, and start making fun things happen. “There’s a lot of interaction going on, even though everyone’s doing their own thing. It can help break the ice, so it’s a good form of teaming building,” Louise said. “Not only do people bond at the party, they get to go home with a cool gift.” Originally from California, Louise and her husband, Tim, raised their family in the Wood River Valley. Louise has always enjoyed creating art, even skipping other classes in high school so she could spend more time working on projects in her art class. That’s why helping others create art comes so naturally for her. Besides private parties, Daisy’s Workshop hosts


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public events like the upcoming Holiday Gifts Series, which is at Idaho Lumber on Nov. 19, the Hailey Welcome Center on Nov. 23 and the Papoose Club’s annual Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 7-8, where you can build your own snowman. “I love it, “ Louise said. “It’s very social, with different people each time, and everybody has a different vision, which is fun.” If you want to turn that same old work or nonprofit board party into something memorable and fun, Louise can help you out. There’s a good reason why the motto of Daisy’s Workshop is “Do what you love!”

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To find out more about Daisy’s Workshop private parties or public workshops, please go to DaisysWorkshop.net or check out their Facebook page. Mike McKenna is the executive director of The Chamber – Hailey & The Wood River Valley. He can be reached at Mike@ValleyChamber.org or by calling (208) 788-3484.


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5 USB Ports Seating for up to 8 2019 NHTSA 5 Star Overall Safety Rating!

AWD AWD 2019

0.9% APR

Gas or Adventure!

for 60 Months




Cash Back


0% APR OR 2,500 Excludes Hybrid

for 60 Months


4X4 2019

Cash Back



1.9% APR

Excludes TRD Pro

LE Excludes Hybrid mo. 39 mos.

$0 Security Deposit


Due at Signing

for 60 Months

3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine




Over 10,000 lbs of towing capacity


0% APR OR $3,500Cash Back Excludes TRD Pro

for 60 Months


All financing on approved credit through TFS. All vehicles subject to prior sale. All prices plus tax and title. $285 dealer doc fee. Offers end 12/2/19.

All new Toyotas are covered by ToyotaCare. Toyota's no cost maintenance plan for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24 hour roadside assistance is also included for two years.


Excludes TRD Pro

$2,999 $0 Security $269 mo. Deposit Due at Signing 36 mos.

318 Shoshone St W • Twin Falls 733-2891 • 800-621-5247

Off-Road Double Cab

For more details call 1-888-79-TOYOTA.


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