Friday, June 15, 2007


Rollover causes minor injuries

Three people escaped serious injury in a one-vehicle rollover south of Timmerman Hill Thursday morning.

Wood River Fire and Rescue Lt. Charlie Butterfield said the accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. when the driver of a southbound pickup lost control of the vehicle and it rolled one and a quarter times.

Butterfield said a man and two women were transported to St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. He said the occupants were all wearing seatbelts.

Ketchum meeting rescheduled

The Ketchum City Council's regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 18, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m.

The agenda includes high-profile issues that include revisions to the city's parking regulations and possible adoption of a plan to provide wireless Internet services throughout the downtown.

Fire district meeting set

The next Ketchum Rural Fire District meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 19, at 9 a.m. at Ketchum City Hall. The district's agenda includes a presentation for a new water tanker and discussion of a Communities at Risk grant application.

Climbing workshop kicks off

The Wood River Community YMCA's teen climbing workshop will kick off next week at the Y Rocks climbing gym in Hailey.

Participants will learn basic climbing skills and see why climbing is becoming so popular among valley teens.

The workshop will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday with a trip to Redfish Lake. The workshop will cost $120 for Y members and $200 for non-members. Call 788-1155 for more information.

Hiking series commences

The Idaho Conservation League is kicking off the Gloria and John Osberg Summer Hiking Series on Thursday, June 21, with a summer solstice hike to Anderson Peak in the White Cloud Mountains.

Gloria Moore Osberg is the author of the books "Day Hiking in Sun Valley" and "Easy Hikes Around Sun Valley." The Osbergs have published and sold the guidebooks for many years to benefit the work of the Idaho Conservation League.

The 2007 Summer Hiking Series includes six hikes highlighting road-free areas and wild country close to town.

"Our hiking series provides nearby hikes for folks who want to get out and see more of what makes Idaho so special," said Bill Cassell, volunteer hiking coordinator for this year's program. "And we have a great time, too."

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