Wednesday, November 5, 2008

News Briefs

Get clued in on Ketchum events

As part of Ketchum's new rules surrounding its so-called "Festival Area," members of the public are invited to sign up on the city's Web site to receive e-mail notification of upcoming events.

The designated areas include the Community Core and Picabo Street in Warm Springs. The code implemented new fees for different-sized events, requiring $50 for events with fewer than 300 people and not requiring a street closure. Permits for events that require a street closure for one day or have more than 300 people attending are $100 and $300 for events that require a street closure for more than one day or weekly events that take place more than four consecutive weeks.

For more information, call the Ketchum Planning Department at 726-7801.

Writer published in Idaho Magazine

Hailey resident and author Julie Weston's story "The Perfect Day" was published in the November issue of Idaho Magazine.

The story centers on a day of skiing powder snow on Bald Mountain and reflects back to her ski racing years in northern Idaho.

Also included are pictures by her husband, Gerry Morrison.

Trout Unlimited to hold monthly meeting

The Hemingway chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at the Roosevelt Grille in Ketchum on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m.

The featured speaker will be Dan Schill, who will discuss population studies of high-desert redband trout in southern Idaho.

For details, call 622-4613.

Ms. Senior America Pageant to come to Hailey

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce, the city of Hailey and the Blaine County Senior Connection will host the 2009 Idaho Ms. Senior America Pageant. The event will take place May 2, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.

The major requirements are women 60 years or older who have been Idaho residents for at least six months. The pageant theme is "Age of Elegance."

For details, call 788-3484.

Open burning OK in Ketchum

Ketchum announced on Monday that open burning is once again allowed within the city and the Ketchum Rural Fire District.

City officials ask that anyone involved in open burning be fire wise at all times.

Check your blood pressure

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center will offer free blood pressure checks at the Ketchum Post Office today, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Checks will be facilitated by a St. Luke's registered nurse.

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