Friday, April 25, 2008

News Briefs


Sip for a Cure

The Ketchum-based nonprofit organization Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research will host its annual "Sip for a Cure" wine and beer tasting at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave. in Seattle, on Wednesday, May 14, from 6:30-9 p.m.

Seattle event planner and sommelier David Le Claire is producing this unusual event. Tickets are $45 for the evening on the waterfront that also includes a delicious dinner.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.expeditioninspiration.org.

Hispanic youths to gather in valley

For the 19th year, the Hispanic Youth Symposium will bring together Latino teens from across Idaho to vie for college scholarships in excess of $1 million. About 300 high school students will be in Sun Valley from April 25-27.

Tom Luna, Idaho superintendent of public instruction, will deliver opening remarks during the symposium's luncheon on Friday, April 25. Sen. Larry Craig is scheduled to address the students during the luncheon on Saturday, April 26.

The symposium offers students opportunities to hear motivational speakers, participate in workshops and compete in speech, talent, art and interactive skills contests. The three-day event emphasizes the importance of education for the state's largest minority group.

Under primary sponsorship by the U.S. Department of Energy, the symposium is a collaborative effort among public employers, federal management contractors at Idaho National Laboratory, private industry, state and private educational institutions and Latino organizations from throughout Idaho.

Flames cause quick closure at library

The Community Library in Ketchum closed for approximately half an hour on Wednesday, April 23, after heating tape in one of the gutters caused some small flames.

Library employee Jana Arnold said a landscaper working on a neighboring property spotted the flames, which extinguished themselves but continued to smolder, and reported it to the library staff.

The Ketchum Fire Department responded to the scene and cut the circuit to the gutter tape, which apparently had a small hole worn through to the wiring, leading to the fire. The library was closed while the tape was removed. No other damage was reported.

'Tween' night slated at Y

The YMCA will hold the monthly Tween night on Saturday, May 3, from 7-10 p.m. A bus will carry kids at 6:30 p.m. from the Community Campus in Hailey to the Y in Ketchum and return by 10:15 p.m. for an additional $3. There will be swimming, rock climbing, arts and crafts, video games and more.

Kids must be pre-registered. Call 727-YMCA, or contact woodriverymca.org.




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