Wednesday, September 26, 2007

News Briefs

St. Luke's to open gift shop

The St. Luke's Wood River Volunteer Core will open the doors to the hospital's long-awaited gift shop, located in the main lobby, on Monday, Oct. 1. The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be staffed entirely by hospital volunteers.

For more information, contact St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center Volunteer Services at 727-8407.

'Walk To School Day' set

The Blaine County School District and Mountain Rides Transportation have declared October the official Walk and Bike to School Month. Wednesday, Oct. 3, will be the internationally recognized Walk and Bike to School Day. All Blaine County Schools are registered and set to participate with more than 1,245 schools in more than 40 countries.

The event will showcase the $312,000 of Idaho Safe Routes to School grants awarded to Blaine County communities to build safer facilities for walking and biking and for education and encouragement for parents and students to get involved.

For more information on the event at your school, call Mountain Rides at 788-RIDE.

Hailey gets free bus service

The newly formed Mountain Rides, the combined KART/Peak Bus and Wood River Rideshare, and the city of Hailey are offering free bus service within Hailey beginning Monday, Oct. 1.

Any stops on the current Peak Bus schedule labeled "H" are applicable for this free service, while riders traveling north or south beyond the city limits will be required to pay the normal fare. The bus map can be found at, and information on rates and discount passes can be found at

This free bus program will allow Hailey residents to help reduce their carbon footprints in the community and provide a convenient way to travel within the city.

First Bank to host carnival

First Bank of Idaho will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Carnival for the Community, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Roberta Mckercher Park in Hailey.

There will be inflatable games, a dunk tank, face painting, a shooting gallery and many additional carnival games.

The proceeds will be shared by the Woodside Elementary PTA, Papoose Club, Bellevue Firefighters and Soldier Mountain All Star Cheerleaders.

Electronics recycling to begin

The Blaine County Electronics Recycling Program is set to kick off in October, giving valley residents an environmentally sound way to get rid of old computers, printers, and other electronics.

The Environmental Resource Center is finalizing details of the event and has yet to set the exact date, but stated that the program will take place at the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station.

Contact the ERC at 726-4333 for more information or if you need to dispose of your electronics before October.

Tibetan Lamas to led sessions

From Friday to Sunday, Oct. 5 to 7, Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author Anam Thubten Rinpoche will conduct a meditation retreat and an evening lecture at the Friesen Gallery in Ketchum. Anam Thubten serves as the main Dharma teacher for the Dharmata Foundation in California. He has published books in both Tibetan and English including "No Self, No Problem."

From Friday to Sunday, Oct. 18 to 21, Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche will teach in a home in Gimlet on "The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action." Gochen Tulken is based in Montana at one of the Ewam Centers, of which he is the founder and spiritual head.

Call Cheryl Concannon to register at 720-4806.

'Preservation' plates go on sale

A new Idaho license plate was unrolled Monday and its sale will help protect and preserve the heritage and cultural resources of the state. The new plate is available at local county auto licensing offices.

The initial fee is $35 with a $25 annual renewal fee. Personalized plates are an additional $25 with an additional $15 renewal fee.

All but $10 of the special program fees go to the Idaho Historic Preservation and Cultural Enhancement Fund.

The Idaho State Historical Society is a state government agency with a goal of protecting the cultural heritage of Idaho by preserving historic and prehistoric resources.

Photo winners announced

The third annual Ernest Hemingway Festival announced the winners of the First Annual Lloyd and Tillie Arnold Photo Essay Contest.

Lloyd Arnold was an official Sun Valley Resort photographer, and he and his wife, Tillie, became longtime friends with the Ernest Hemingway family. They are both buried next to Ernest Hemingway in the Ketchum Cemetery.

The essay's theme was "Who is Having the Most Fun in America?" The first place winner was Becky Smith. Second place was awarded to Karen Day, and third place went to Cheryl Hymas. All three women are Wood River Valley residents. The photos will be on display at F-Stop Camera & Video in Ketchum.

Accreditation earned for CT program

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center Computerized Tomography program attained American College of Radiology accreditation, the highest accreditation program achieved in the country. The purpose of the accreditation programs is to set a quality standard for practice and help it continuously improve. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

"This newest CT program accreditation is the fourth we have received at St. Luke's Wood River, including MRI, Ultrasound and Mammography," said Christopher Peck, manager of radiology at St. Luke's. "These accreditations elevate our 25-bed facility to an elite category with other programs across the country."

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