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Featuring: Youngest Years By Kathleen Turner Overcoming Hip Trouble & The Ancient Skiers By Karen Bossick

healthy & fit at any age

Carol Rank overcomes hip trouble By KAREN BOSSICK


arol Rank likes the feeling she gets from skating down a ribbon of snowy corduroy. So she wasn’t about to let a hip replacement—let alone six hip replacements— stand in her way. Carol thought of herself as a fit athlete as she played tennis and rode her horse through the jungles of the Philippines where her father served in the military. But her brother, Paul Rank, showed her otherwise when he introduced her to cross-country skiing after she moved to Ketchum 20 years ago. “I hated it. I remember going on Titus at Galena and I could not make it uphill—I was sucking air big time,� Carol recalls. “I remember thinking how sorry our mother would be to lose a son because I was about to kill him!� But when her horse became too old to ride, Carol tried cross-country skiing again. And

she got hooked. She not only competed in the Boulder Mountain Tour, she went to races in McCall and Yellowstone. “The more I did, the more I enjoyed it, and the fitter I became,� she said. “It was relaxing and I loved the social aspect of it.� Come summer, she took up biking. She biked ten miles from her home near Ketchum to her work as a dental hygienist in Hailey. And she rode in century rides. “Everything was geared around staying fit for winter,� she said. When congenital hip trouble made skiing too painful by 2005, she welcomed surgery as a way to get back on track. But her body rejected the first four hips—she was allergic to the titanium in the artificial balland-socket joint. Doctors replaced the titanium with ceramic. But her body rejected that, too, because she was allergic to the antibiotics. This winter—after 10 surger-

“The more I did, the more I enjoyed it, and the fitter I became. It was relaxing and I loved the social aspect of it.� –Carol Rank Cross-Country Skier

ies and six new hips—she is cautiously optimistic. With her doctor’s okay, she started walking two weeks after surgery. By the third week, she could walk around her block before succumbing to sleep the rest of the day. Four weeks out, she started walking the bike path between

Carol Rank’s dog Keely guarded his mom against passersby who might bump into her as she marched up and down the bike path last summer Photo: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP and fall. Gimlet and St. Luke’s, her border collie Keely keeping possible obstacles at bay as she walked like a woman on a mission, passing others who were

simply strolling. “The next surgery always offered hope,� she said. “My

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wner Krista Gehrke has lived in the Valley for 11 years. She has been the owner of BCFC for the last 5 years, and is currently President of the Hailey Chamber of Commerce. She is very active in the Hailey Community, and is also a Papoose Club Member. Gehrke was born in Hailey, and her parents have been residents since the early 70’s. Blaine County Fitness has been around since about 1987 and evolved from its connection to the old Blaine County Hospital and a physical sports therapy connection with Dr. Levin. We pride ourselves on being a full service fitness center that serves the entire community, whether you’re just beginning or a full seasoned athlete. Having been owned and operated for about the past 9 years by long time Hailey residents, we have focused on being a clean, friendly, and affordable fitness center. We realize that the hardest thing about fitness is getting yourself to start, so we work very hard at making our customers feel comfortable about working out here. We have a huge variety of exercise classes, Zumba to boot camps, offered at all times of the day. We have the only racquetball court in the Valley and about everything else you need to aid yourself in your fitness conditioning. We recently added day care, through a connection with Teddy Bear Preschool offered Mondays through Fridays. We offer the lowest rates in the Valley and are “All Inclusive,” meaning everything is included with your membership, and we offer our customers monthly payments. If you’re not a gym member you can drop in anytime for a racquetball game or an exercise class for only $7. There’s really no reason for anyone not to drop in and give us a try. We’re in town and are clean, friendly, and affordable. Stop by and meet Krista and our staff. Your first visit is always free!

hen I found out we were moving to the Wood River Valley, I began researching our recreation options. Like many Blaine County residents, “quality of life” included “quality recreation.” I soon found the Blaine County Recreation District and all of its programs. Six years later, our options have grown in ways I couldn’t have imagined. Quigley Winter Park has Nordic skiing and sledding options close to home for many families. The yurt is inviting and warm and has completely transformed Quigley into a community destination, not to mention the hundreds of kilometers on the North Valley Trails and Galena Lodge. The Community Campus now houses the BCRD, with a Community Recreation Center in progress. With newly-formed indoor cycling, Pilates and boot camp classes already filling up in a few short months, and the outlook for the new fitness center to be completed fall 2010 is amazing. The BCRD Aquatic Center feels like a different place -- less institutional, more tropical-vacation. Thatchedshade structures, poolside gazebos, and KB’s burritos make it feel like a private swim club. A quality swim school and youth and adult swim teams make it a great place to inspire a love of water. And the adjacent bicycle pump park? Brilliant! Kids and adults lined up all fall to take their turn on the bumps and berms. Many rode their bikes from home, and all left with a smile on their face. And new this spring? Sand volleyball pits—right next to the Aquatic Center! I think our quality of life just reached “stellar.”

The Bead Shop


he Bead Shop in Hailey is an excellent location to come to, in order to get rejuvenated or re-energized; whether through the healing power of our gemstones or through the reward you feel when you create a beautiful piece of jeweled art in our studio. Many customers, who come to the store and learn to build their first piece of jewelry, exclaim how rewarding it is to learn this new skill, as well, how therapeutic it is. Today, many people are pursuing various non-traditional methods of healing and therapy. These alternative approaches, including “natural” medicine and acupuncture, employ the use of gemstones and their “healing” powers. Healing stones transmit their power through color and vibration. Experience their healing force in the body and learn to recognize the effect of gems and colors on the chakras, the body’s energy centers. People often say that when you are feeling overwhelmed or down, thinking positively about something that reminds you of good times, is helpful. The Bead Shop of Hailey wants you to be able to consider it a place to visit to create something healing and inspiring, allowing you to go back to that “good time” when you created that beautiful artwork! Come and re-energize or rejuvenate at The Bead Shop.


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Youngest years: a valley full of fun By KATHLEEN L. TURNER


t’s no secret that there is a growing population of overweight children in the United States today. With activities that glue kids to keyboards and joysticks, leaving the simpler, more active pursuits in the dust, fitness sometimes takes a back seat. Not in Blaine County, however. Between the rugged outdoor lifestyles of most Wood River Valley parents, and some well-appointed built facilities, kids here have the best of all worlds. The Blaine County Recreation District offers plenty of programs for preschool through adult, helping all to stay engaged in mobile activities even during the shortest hours of the coldest months. “Indoor Playground” is a drop-in activity by the hour that allows preschoolers, accompanied by a parent or guardian, free play in the gym. Toys, scooters and lots of kid interaction keep little bodies busy and fit.

“Kid Zone” offers afterschool activities every school day, and special all day programs when school is in recess. Kids from kindergarten through fifth grade can engage in gym games, scramble up the climbing wall, build with Legos and participate in HUB activities after school. Day-long trips are available to kids on school recess days engaging kids to snowshoe, sled, raft, fish or hike. And, according to Dave Kier at BCRD, they’ve even installed a 20-foot-by-40-foot skating rink behind the HUB that allows ice skating as an after-school activity. Teens can participate in an open gym that includes basketball and soccer during lunch hours. Teens can also make reservations for spin classes and aerobics by calling the main BCRD reservation number at 788-2117. More information is available about BCRD programs on their Web site at Very few places can claim their own kids’ ski hill as a

great way to work out extra energetic youngsters, but Blaine County has two. While the Sun Valley Resort offers top-notch instruction, equipment and a great ski program at Dollar Mountain, Rotarun is Dollar’s little sister to the south. Located just a few miles out Croy Canyon from the city limits of Hailey, the gentlest of hills makes learning to ski an option for many that otherwise not be able to afford the sport. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the area has witnessed the very first run for many now-famous ski racers and snowboarders. Night skiing begins February 5 on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. Phone 7881173 for more information. The Wood River YMCA also offers a wealth of activities, from swimming and climbing, to tae kwon do, to dance and yoga. A wide variety of memberships and plans are available to Blaine County residents, with free bus passes available for the asking, to make getting there easier. twp

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Basketball was first played in Massachusetts in 1892 It was in January of 1892 that the first official basketball game was played, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Basketball was the brainchild of James Naismith, a Canadian who was teaching at a YMCA training school in Springfield, which prepared young men to go out and be instructors in YMCAs. Naismith was teaching physical education, but the winters were cold in Massachusetts, and his students were frustrated that they couldn’t go outside. He

wanted something physically challenging but that could be played indoors, in a relatively small space. He tried all kinds of new and old games, but nothing worked. Finally he remembered a game he had played as a kid in Canada, a game called Duck on a Rock. He took a few rules from that and adapted it into a game he called Basket Ball. He nailed peach baskets to the balcony on each side of the gym, but the baskets had solid bottoms,

so if anyone managed to get the ball in the basket someone else had to climb up and get the ball down. The rules evolved, and basketball caught on fast, helped by the spread of YMCAs. Naismith helped establish the sport at the college level, becoming head coach at the University of Kansas. By the time he died in 1939, basketball was an official Olympic event. twp

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Ancient Skiers tour ski and heritage museum By KAREN BOSSICK

“I liked all the old single chair lifts because you could sit sideways on them and look at the people behind you... They ran flawlessly.”


ave Laster was perusing the early black Head racing skis in the KetchumSun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum when he bumped into a piece of his past. “Oh look,” said a woman who was standing nearby. “Those skis have the name Dave Laster on them. And there’s a man with Dave Laster on his name tag.” Such occurrences are commonplace when the Ancient Skiers, the Over the Hill Gang and other old-timers clubs hold their reunions in Sun Valley as they did last week. Though most now live in places like Seattle and Portland, they were among the stuff that Sun Valley legends are made of. Everyone who comes, it seems, has a story about the way Sun Valley used to be, noted John Hansen, who was among the organizers of this year’s reunion. Take Lois Woodward, for instance. She had a keen interest in everything the museum had on the Tenth Mountain Division. And why not? “I married two Tenth Mountain Division guys,” she said. Bill Arbruster, who lives in Seattle, recounted how he and his wife were engaged in Sun Valley in 1958. Then, he said, you could stay in a bunk bed in the Sun Valley dorm for $4.50 a night. The Ram Bar was converted into a restaurant every night at 6, he added. And one of the prime forms of entertainment was diving in the snow to see how big a sitzmark you could

–Dave Laster Member of the Ancient Skiers

Dave Laster shows off his old Head Vector skis at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ski and Heritage Museum. PHOTO: KAREN BOSSICK/TWP

make. “They used to rate them like they do figure skaters at the Olympics,” he said. Laster , it turned out, came to Sun Valley in 1960 and taught skiing for two years at a time when, he recalled, all the locals lived in Ketchum” so there was a wild nightlife.” He was hired to work on the Sun Valley Ski Patrol from 1961 to 1964, he said, because he didn’t have previous ski patrol experience.

“They wanted to teach me the Sun Valley Way. We were a working patrol, whereas most patrols were volunteer. And we used the Sun Valley toboggan, which was better at going straight downhill than sideways. And it’s still that way.” One of Laster’s most vivid memories is that of a fellow patroller who walked out on the top of the Bowls to throw out a hand charge for avalanche control. Just as he lit the 45-sec-

ond fuse, the cornice he was standing on caved in and he was enveloped with snow. In what seemed like an eternity, he struggled to free his arm to get rid of the charge. Just as he did, it exploded in mid-air. “He lived to be escorted around the mountain by me but it took a long time to get him out of the snow,” Laster said. “I think that’s one of the reasons we hired an avalanche expert like Butch Harper.” Laster recalled that he had a

roommate named Jim Ruscitto, who never had money at that time. “ I think that’s changed now,” he said, noting that the former roommate is now an architect who played a big role in building Sun Valley’s ski lodges, golf and Nordic center and outdoor pavilion. Laster said Sun Valley’s new gondola is okay but he misses the old Exhibition chair. “You could ski Exhibition all day without going to the top or the bottom of the mountain,” he said. “I liked all the old single chair lifts because you could sit sideways on them and look at the people behind you. They were slower, but the powder lasted longer. And they ran flawlessly.” And why are his old Head skis still in such good shape a half-century later? ”Well, I never liked them very well…So I got another pair of skis, and these ended up in the twp museum.”

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CK’s Real Food


e at CK’s believe our business should be part of the solution and not part of the problem. We recycle everything: metal, glass, paper and cardboard. Our used cooking oil goes to the local science teacher for his biofuel car. The vegetable scraps become compost for our garden; our paper products are made from wheat or recycled paper. Fifteen percent of our energy is produced by our rooftop solar panels and solar hot water is on the way soon. Many of us commute to work on foot or by bike. Our food comes from several local farms and ranches, and we purify our drinking water. Our goal is fresh, healthy food that will feed your body and your soul.

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ootlight Dance Centre, a place to find joy in movement. Classes are available for ages four to adult in creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and hip-hop dance. Under the direction of Hilarie Neely, for over 25 years, Footlight has provided classes, summer workshops, a performance company and guest instructors from outside the area. Footlight Dance Company is now on tour through the Blaine County Schools with free educational dance performances honoring Earth Day, entitled “eARTh day dancing.” A community performance will be Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Community Campus Theatre in Hailey. The Footlight Dance Centre staff come from professional performing backgrounds and bring the finest in training for dancers of all ages. This coming May the school will present “The Wizard of Oz,” May 15-16. Call 578-5462 for information.

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reated specifically for women, Curves offers a complete fitness and nutrition solution. The Curves 30-minute workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio and stretching. In addition, club promotions and events encourage women to support charitable causes, learn about health-related issues and forge lasting friendships as part of the Curves community. Curves is a place where women can come as they are, learn how to set goals and, in a supportive environment, learn how to reach those goals. Plus, it’s FUN! Other reasons to join Curves? Curves has nearly 10,000 locations in over 70 countries and members can use their Travel Pass to work out at any other facility for free! Curves provides one-stop affordable exercise and nutritional information with personalized goal-setting, fitness analysis and coaching. Curves offers an online nutritional system, Cuves Complete. Curves presents the FREE Curves Weight Management Plan, a diet and nutrition plan, Mondays at 5:30 p.m. for members and non-members to learn about health topics and work out for free. Right now, Curves is waiving the $149 signup fee for new members who bring a $25 donation to The Hunger Coalition. Monthly dues for a one-year contract are $34. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed for lunch 1:30-3 p.m.) and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Located at 811 N. 1st Ave. in Hailey. Call 788-6066 to set up your appointment.

Special thanks to all our suppliers: Ernie’s Organics Shooting Star Farm Fair Mountain Farm Springs of Life Lava Lake Ranch Canyon Trout Farm Rolling Stone Chevre M&M Heath Farm Ballard Dairy Water Wheel Farm King’s Crown Organics Grace Organics A+ Ranch Mountain Fresh Produce Mountain Pride

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I Hailey Sport & Spine Physical Therapy


ailey Sport & Spine Physical Therapy was established by Kim Mazik, PT, and has been providing continuous service to residents of the Wood River Valley since 2000. Kim is a graduate of Ohio State University with extensive postgraduate training as an orthopedic manual therapist assuring accurate diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Her approach is holistic and eclectic, blending joint manipulation, massage therapy, yoga, Pilates and other therapeutic exercise with an emphasis on educating clients, thus empowering patients to manage their symptoms outside of the clinic. Seeing a need for a physical therapist to treat women’s specific needs, Kim also obtained education to treat pre/postpartum pelvic and low-back pain, as well as incontinence. She has also studied with a specialist in the field of jaw/facial/head pain to learn effective treatment for ‘TMD’—temporomandibular dysfunction The number of athletic and recreational injuries in the area keeps Kim busy treating knees, shoulders, and other orthopedic. Kim and her staff have learned that the personal, hands-on approach is the most effective way to get results with patients. At Hailey Sport & Spine, each patient is given a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of their specific problem. Experience in conjunction with the expertise and compassion of our highly-trained staff allows us to confidently meet your rehabilitation needs. So the next time an injury or pain prevents you from pursuing your passions call Hailey Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, where we “treat the problem, not just the symptom.”

High Altitude Fitness

t started with a dream to build a better and different kind of gym—a gym that was affordable yet allowed us to work out the way we wanted. This dream became High Altitude Fitness. On January 10, 2000, High Altitude Fitness in Ketchum opened its doors to the public. With 1500 square feet and 19 pieces of equipment, the dream became reality. Holly and Kevin “The Pain” Mora were its first two employees. Over the next few months, the gym grew with members and trainers. High Altitude Fitness was quietly becoming the place to get a “real” workout. The first expansion in July of 2000 doubled the size of the gym to 3000 square feet. Within the next three years, HAF added another 2300 square feet. At this point, HAF was training Olympic athletes and champion power lifters, and was constantly improving everyone’s fitness level that walked through the doors. After one more expansion in 2006, HAF Ketchum was finally finished growing. This didn’t mean, however, that as trainers we stopped growing, too. In the fall of 2009, HAF added yet again another first in the Wood River Valley—kettlebell classes. These workouts have added another dimension to the Valley’s fitness. All of this leads us to January 2010, when HAF Hailey will open its doors. After bringing fitness and training to the North Valley, HAF decided that the need to train the South Valley was due; thus, 5000 square feet of pure fitness is what this gym will represent. So come train at the only gym in the Valley where you can get two gyms for the price of one—High Altitude Fitness Ketchum and High Altitude Fitness Hailey.


Hailey’s All-Inclusive, Friendly & Affordable Gym! We offer a large variety of classes and our memberships include everything! Monthly Payment Options are Available

Jaye Phipps Lomi Lomi Massage


lthough Jaye was born in New York City, she was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, for seven years. During that time she was surrounded by multiAsian and Hawaiian philosophies, giving her a broad belief system. With exposure to both Eastern and Western medical ideals, she entered nursing school at the University of Hawaii in Hilo, receiving her LPN certification and license in 1977. After working in nursing and as a veterinary assistant, she decided to move to Sun Valley. It made sense to her to go to massage school before leaving the Islands. After all, what’s better than receiving a massage after a long day of skiing? After going to massage school and finishing her apprenticeship in Hilo, she received her licensure from the State of Hawaii in 1984. From there she moved to Sun Valley in 1985, practicing several types of massage, including Swedish massage, Lomi Lomi massage, reflexology, sports massage and myofacial release. You can find her in Hailey at the Croy Street Exchange, Hailey Chiropractic Clinic and Spa Beleza, and in Ketchum at Ketchum Chiropractic Clinic, or relax in your own home with a house call.

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La Reverie Spa


or two-and-a-half years, Alysson Heazle and Jaime Stam have co-owned La Reverie Spa. Aly has lived here 11 years and Jaime, recently, for 10 years, but was born here and has family in Twin Falls. Aly was drawn here by her love of outdoor recreation and has family in Boise. Jaime has two daughters, ages 13 and 15, that keep her fairly occupied, but in her spare time, between laundry loads and other household duties, she likes to read, run, paint, draw, play piano and SCUBA dive (not in Redfish Lake). Aly also has two children, one four-year-old son and one 10 year-old daughter, that keep her busy. In her spare time, she likes to run and do winter activities. Both Jaime and Aly have worked at just about every (respectable) job to make ends meet, specifically in the hospitality industry. Jaime crunched numbers for years in various positions, but not necessarily her own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a whole new ballgame.â&#x20AC;? Aly helped do marketing and consulting for the Rasberry sisters and other start-up companies. Our spa uses only organic products that we spent a considerable amount of time researching. Our products do not use any preservatives or additives. Our facilities are located in The Gateway building in Hailey, an environment that is very much centered around health and wellness, with Pilates downstairs and a fabulous martial arts and yoga studio. The entire atmosphere is very tranquil, all the way down to the koi pond in the courtyard out back.

husband Jon (Holmquist) was so encouraging. Whenever I had a setback, he was right there. And my patients were so encouraging, too.â&#x20AC;? This winter, Carol is back on skate skis. She skis on the bike path for an hour and a half every weekday except Monday, when she gives her body a rest. On weekends, she skis for two and a half hoursâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;usually from Cathedral Pines to Prairie Creek and back. She does strength training and other exercises prescribed by Sun Valley Nordic coach Jon Engen to build up muscles that

Pure Body Pilates

ure Body Pilates Movement and Massage Studio (which is also the home of Dirty Feet Dance Company) was started by Alysha Beth Oclassen, Pilates instructor, massage therapist and dancer. Oclassen has lived in the Valley off and on since 1981, and has been a business owner for three-anda-half years. She is a proud graduate of Wood River High School in Hailey. My dad and my brother both live here, and after much exploring, many of my friends from high school moved back. I returned reluctantly and found an intense beauty and strength of community that I must have missed when I was a teenager. I love it here. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live next to nature; we live immersed in it. And the people here are amazing! Directing, choreographing and dancing with Dirty Feet Dance Company, hiking our beautiful mountains, hanging out with the dogs, painting, and gardening are my passions. It was always my dream to own my own business. The opportunity to buy the business came up four years ago while I was living in Ireland. It was perfect timing. I love what I do! Pure Body Pilates is definitely not your average Pilates studio. Along with Pilates, we currently offer belly dancing, ski prep, tai chi, and massage. When time permits, we offer hiphop and ecstatic dance as well. Pure Body Pilates has group classes running six days a week. We strive to meet our clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs by providing a diverse schedule taught by excellent instructors at reasonable prices.

carol rank...........from pg 1 lost their pizzazz during four years of surgeries. And she just started taking yoga at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it. I feel so much better afterwards.â&#x20AC;? She supplements her workouts with pesto pasta, fish, soups and salads that her husband makes. When she does bake cookies, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oatmeal cookies with fruit puree standing in for butter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure I will ever be pain-free,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m back doing what I love to do. And I love it.â&#x20AC;? twp


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urturing Health and Beauty for Three Decades. Bringing Together Professionals that Care for Your Health and Beauty. Committed to Providing Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consumer with the Most Advanced Skin Care Products Available and Providing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimate Customer Service.â&#x20AC;? Collette Rainey has been practicing and studying the science of esthetics, the art of the spa industry and the techniques of waxing for more that 30 years. Collette has owned a day spa in this Valley for 20 years. She has been a consultant and educator for 25 years. She has also been an esthetician in the entertainment industry, including Paula Abdulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal esthetician and body worker. Her specialties are anti-aging peels, acne control, cosmetic tattooing, and waxing. Collette has been sharing her extensive knowledge and experience with Kristi Sutton for over two years. Kristi, a cosmetologist for 23 years, is focusing today on pampering facials and waxing. Becky Voertman, Jay Phipps and Paige Redman offer a variety of body work, scrubs and wraps. But, if you are looking for those magic hands for deep-tissue massage, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want Phil Rainey. Rachel McLaughlin is the spaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director and a cosmetologist specializing in makeup application as well as instruction for those who want to put their best face forward every day. Spa Beleza carries Dermalogica, Cosmedix, Comfort Zone, DYG Mineral Makeup and their newly-launched Belezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Personal Skin Care line. Elegant gift certificates are available to share the experience with someone special.

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Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not.

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Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces.

Free Weight Management Classes and Free Fitness Analysis! This Weight Management Program & Motivational Class is FREE to both members & non-members! Non-members: you can work out before the class for FREE! Learn about weight management topics in a supportive environment, featuring a workout that’s fun, fast and safe!

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aron Hughston, owner of Tamarack Sports in Hailey, has lived in the Valley for five years. His connections include flying charter flights in and out of the Valley for three years and teaching National Rifle Association basic pistol and Utah concealed firearms classes. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys snowmobiling, fishing, camping, fitness, long-range target shooting and woodworking. Aaron started a fitness facility 15 years ago that is still in business today. Under new ownership, he purchased an established business in the Wood River Valley and transformed that into Tamarack Sports in April, 2009. “Tamarack Sports was opened because I noticed a lack of availability in general sporting goods, such as basketballs, soccer equipment and workout clothing in the Valley,” said Aaron. “We are only one of two Nike retailers in the state of Idaho and we offer a price match guarantee for all of our Nike products. “In an effort to expand our fitness line, we have recently added Under Armor and will continue to add product lines. “New this spring, Tamarack Sports will be carrying the full line of Louisville Slugger baseball and softball equipment.  This is all in addition to the camping, fishing and hunting products that we carry at Tamarack Sports.”



ick and Melinda Springs, who raise crops, poultry and livestock on their farm south of Bellevue, have started the Wood River Sustainability Center in Hailey. The Springs have lived in the Valley for 14 years, and enjoy hobbies as diverse as horses, hockey, fishing, hunting and a self-sufficient lifestyle. In 2006, the Springs started Wood River Natural Foods, a meat CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) featuring Label Rouge chickens, Berk-

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The 2010 Winter Olympic Games will be held February 12-28 in Vancouver, Canada.

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Watch the Olympics and you can see Valley residents, Sun Valley Nordic skier Morgan Arritola and X-Game athlete Graham Watanabe in the games.



health through the simplest way—change your water! We hold three weekly educational demonstrations that are very biological and share how all we drink is very acidic and oxidizing, causing our bodies to age more quickly than we realize, as well as causing a wide range of health issues.  Experience this incredible water and true health for yourselves!

Wood River Sustainability Center

208-788-3308 • 15 West Croy, Hailey • Mon-Fri 11–6 • Sat 9–2


The Water Store

his is health care at its basic level,” Sais Scott at KSKI. We have been in the Valley a short time, but already are making an impact.  People are experiencing increased hydration and signs of better health.  We have been shown that by changing your water, you really can change your life! So what is this water at The Water Store?  Kangen water. Kangen is Japanese for “return to origin.”  This Japanese medical device is hooked up to your tap where your water is filtered, then restructured through ionization.  This process allows several important things TO happen to tap water, making it more useful to the body.  Ordinary tap water becomes high in alkalinity, creates a true antioxidant water and breaks large water clusters into “micro-clusters,” increasing hydration and aiding in the displacement of acidic waste through the body’s normal channels of elimination, including kidney, bowel, lymph and skin; it also changes the cell membrane potential allowing nutrients in and acid waste out!    Our goal at The Water Store is to educate people about true health and bring about a change in


February 1st–7th

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shire pork and grass-fed lamb. The Wood River Sustainability Center, started last spring, grew out of the CSA and involves other local growers in the venue. The Wood River Sustainability Center is a year-round farmer’s market with an educational component. The Springs sell organic and natural products, mostly raised or grown within 100 miles of the Wood River Valley. Their Sustainability Center teaches people how to farm/garden for themselves, with a gardening library available to all.

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