Friday, April 11, 2008

News Briefs

Lift ticket discounts for Baldy

Sun Valley Co. announced that beginning April 14 and running through the final day of the season on April 20, lift ticket pricing will be as follows: adult full day, $44; adult half day, $34; child full day, $22; child half day, $17; adult full day with discount card and seniors, $34; adult half day with discount card and seniors, $24; Blaine County student full or half day, $10.

Beginning on April 14, all season pass holders for Dollar Mountain can use their passes on Bald Mountain. For more information, call 622-6132.

Jigsaw lunch on Monday

Jigsaw, an area nonprofit organization for entrepreneurs, will hold a lunch with featured speaker Peter Everett, board chairman of Mountain Rides, on Monday, April 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Rasberrys restaurant in Ketchum.

Everett will present on "Solving the Valley's Transportation Mess," in which he will discuss Mountain Rides' plans and other far-reaching ideas for the valley's transportation future.

The cost of the lunch is $15 for Jigsaw members and $20 for non-members. For further information or to RSVP, contact Jima Rice at 726-1848.

Walk or bike to school

Mountain Rides Transportation Authority is hosting a "Spring Walk and Bike Safe Routes to School Challenge' from April 24 through May 23.

For more information, contact Mountain Rides at 788-RIDE.

Rotary team heads to valley

A group of young business professionals from Sri Lanka will be traveling through Idaho during a monthlong visit as part of the Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange program.

This cultural and vocational exchange provides men and women between the ages of 25 and 40, who are not Rotary members, travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas of the world.

The team from Sri Lanka will arrive in Boise on April 17 and will be in Ketchum from May 13 through 15, and then in Sun Valley for a Rotary District Conference on May 16 and 17.

Kiwanis to host leadership camp

The Kiwanis Club of Hailey wants to send a pair of teens from the Wood River Valley to Leadership Camp Friday, May 16, to Sunday, May 18, at Trinity Pines in Cascade. The overnight camp is for students in grades (including incoming) eight through 12. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 23.

Sponsored by Kiwanis International, Key Leader is designed to inspire young people to achieve their best through leadership.

The camp costs $175 per student. The first three qualifying candidates to register from the area will receive a $125 scholarship toward the cost. Students also receive all materials, food and lodging upon arrival. There is a $95 charge for student facilitators and chaperones.

For registration, go to and select Register. For more information, contact camp coordinator Derek Schenck, at (208) 412-4903,, or local Kiwanis club president Marty Miller at 726-8866,

Driver safety classes set

The Blaine County Senior Center is offering an AARP driver safety class next week in Hailey. The class, which is geared for those 50 years or older but is also open to younger drivers, will be held at the senior center at 721 S. 3rd Street on Friday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants in the class do not have to be members of AARP to take part. There will be no driving involved in the class. According to a news release from AARP, Idaho law requires insurance companies to give a discount to anyone 55 years or older if they take a drivers safety class.

Pre-registration in the course is required. Call (208) 788-2468 for information or to register. The fee for the course is $10.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund joins ICF

The Boise-based Hispanic Business Association recently created a new scholarship fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, named for Richard G. Cortez. A founding member of the Hispanic Business Association, Cortez was the founder of Metalcraft in Boise, one of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned companies in the country.

The first scholarships will be distributed in 2009. Students interested in applying in the next school year should go to the Idaho Community Foundation site at

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