Friday, January 18, 2008

News Briefs


Catch Sun Valley on TV

Sun Valley and Ketchum will be featured on ABC's "Good Morning America Weekend" during its "Weekend Window" segment. "Good Morning America Weekend" airs Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., and reaches approximately 3 million viewers.

"Weekend Window" has featured Monument Valley, Utah, White Sands, N.M., and Kauai, Hawaii, in previous segments. Segments can be viewed online at www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/weekend. The Sun Valley/Ketchum segment will air Sunday, Jan. 20, at 6:45 a.m.

Last Sunday, show producers and a film crew were in the area filming scenery and recreational shots, along with interviews with local historian Chris Millspaugh, and Rick Hickman, night manager of Sun Valley Resort.

"Weekend Window" spotlights one American destination each week, and showcases what makes it a unique location, not only for tourists, but for local residents as well.

Adaptive Sports to work with vets

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports will welcome six blind service members for a snowsports camp from Jan. 26-30. This will be the first ever snowsports camp just for blind service members. The Blind Veteran's Association says there are more than 200 service members who are legally blind and have lost their eyesight in combat.

"This will be a therapeutic experience of a lifetime for these brave young men and their wives," Executive Director of Sun Valley Adaptive Sports Tom Iselin said. "They'll be trying all sorts of winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice skating."

Check out the joy of puppetry

The nexStage Theatre in Ketchum will present two performances of Tears of Joy Theatre Co.'s production of "The Reluctant Dragon."

This special children's puppet show will be presented Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults, and are available from the nexStage Theatre at 120 S. Main St., in Ketchum, or by calling 726-4TKS.

Tears Of Joy Theatre Co. is recognized nationally for its commitment to excellence and innovation. Three of its productions received American puppetry's highest honor, the Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry. Besides an extensive touring program, Tears of Joy Theatre is a resident company at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.




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