Friday, May 16, 2008

News Briefs

Where the dung hits the road

Gamble on where the horse apples hit the road during Hailey's Days of the Old West Parade. Participants can place bets now for the Hailey Rotary Club's Road Apple Roulette fundraiser, and win more than $30,000 in prizes, including a flat-screen TV, barbecue, hot tub, and $1,000 in cash.

This all-natural fundraiser provides funding for Blaine County student scholarships and a variety of local and international projects. For more information, call Chris Thompson at 720-5333 or Dan Gorham at 720-4077.

Support Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America local troops 190 and 6 need to replace items that aid them in doing community service work. They will hold a pancake dinner and silent auction Saturday, May 17, from 4-8 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.

The pancake dinner will raise funds to replace and repair equipment such as an aging trailer, a decrepit stove and a large canvas tent that was stolen.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information or to donate items to the silent auction, call Erik Nilsen at 720-2112.

Snap up used books

The annual used-book-sale fundraiser at Hailey Elementary School is set for Wednesday and Thursday, May 21-22, at the school on First Avenue. Drop off books, CDs and videos in the drop box outside the school at any time previous to the sales.

Give us a 'Y'

The Wood River Community YMCA will host a three-day cheerleading clinic taught by the Soldier Mountain All-Star Cheerleaders. Join the cheerleaders to learn cheers, dance and play games June 30 to July 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA.

All participants get to be in the Hailey Fourth of July Parade. Boys and girls ages 5-18 are welcome for this fun event. Cost is $125 for all three days and includes a cheer outfit.

To register, call Amanda at 720-4306.

Start changed for half marathon

Due to construction in Sun Valley Village, the fourth annual Sun Valley/Ketchum US Half Marathon on May 24 will have a new start/finish area for the half marathon, 12K and 5K races.

The event will now start at 9 a.m., with the shorter distances taking off at 9:30 a.m., in the parking lot at Dollar Mountain. The 13.1-mile loop course runs from Sun Valley Village through Elkhorn and Ketchum using much of the Wood River Valley bike path.

Democrats to meet Tuesday

The Blaine County Democratic Party will meet Tuesday, May 20, at 5 p.m. in the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ski and Heritage Museum at Forest Service Park in Ketchum.

Former Blaine County Commissioner Len Harlig will give a presentation on the proposed increase in the fire district levy for county ambulance service. Voters will decide the issue in the May 27 primary.

Also, Debbie Holmes, a Boise Democrat running for Congress, will outline her platform. She will compete in the primary election against another Boise Democrat, David Sneddon.

Additionally, Idaho House Minority Leader Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum, will give a presentation on the May 27 primary and on the Democratic State Convention, to be held in Boise June 12-15.

Call Blaine County Democratic Party Chairwoman Betty Murphy at 726-6423 for more information.

Grub and prizes at grand opening

There will be food and drink and opportunities to win prizes, including free oil changes and a Yamaha dirt bike, at Wood River Motors (formerly Sutton and Sons), today.

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce will co-host this grand opening celebration for the new owners from 2-6 p.m. Friday, May 16, at 711 N. Main St. in Hailey.

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