Wednesday, May 13, 2009

News briefs

Submit artwork for Idaho's Fences

In conjunction with the Community Library's presentation of the Smithsonian Institution tour exhibition "Between Fences," the Sun Valley Center for the Arts invites local photographers, illustrators, painters and printmakers to present their take on the fences that inhabit our landscape, community and neighborhoods.

All artwork submitted must be framed, flat work, including photography, drawing, painting or original prints. Work can be delivered to the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum by 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, and must be accompanied by a submission form, available at For details, call 726-9491.

Attend a BAH at Welcome Home of Sun Valley

The Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau invites members and guests to attend the May Business After Hours on Thursday, May 14, from 5-7 p.m., hosted by Welcome Home of Sun Valley, 411 Sun Valley Rd. in Ketchum.

Rotarians gather at Sun Valley

More than 200 Rotarians from 42 clubs in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon will gather May 14-16 for their annual conference in Sun Valley.

At the conference, they will be joined by a team of five professionals from northern Germany visiting the area on a four-week cultural and vocational group study exchange, and 12 international high school students from Finland, Chile, Brazil, France, Iceland, Taiwan and other countries.

The conference agenda includes a review of international projects, a presentation by the German team and youth exchange students, and an overview of a youth leadership training program. A highlight will be a speech by Richard King, a California-based former president of Rotary International.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business and community leaders.

More than 2,000 men and women are members of 42 clubs in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon.

Hailey shooting center announces summer programming

The Hurtig Shooting Center has announced its summer shooting program and hours of operation. The club is located north of Hailey at Ohio Gulch, one mile off Highway 75.

The shooting center is now open 5 days a week Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and is closed Monday and Tuesday.

The Hurtig Shooting Center is a complete shooting facility and offers trap, skeet, wobble trap, 5-stand and a very challenging sporting clays layout with two duck towers. The club also has a rifle/pistol range with four covered bench rests. Guns and ammo are available and the public is welcome.

For more information call 788-2681.

Education foundation sets school board forum for Thursday

The Blaine County Education Foundation will sponsor a candidates' forum Thursday evening in Ketchum for the Zone 4 candidates for the upcoming Blaine County School District board of trustees election.

The event is set for 6 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School, 111 Eighth St. W.

Incumbent Alexandra Sundali and challenger Paul Bates will attend. Sundali is chairwoman of the board and Bates is vice president of the Wood River Middle School PTA.

The election will be held on Tuesday, May 19. Zone 4 voters can cast their ballots from noon until 8 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School.

Zone 4 comprises everything west of Highway 75 from Deer Creek Road north to the Custer County Line.

Amateur radio class offered in Hailey

College of Southern Idaho is offering a two-week course in Hailey this month to teach amateurs how to operate hand-held radios. The course's four classes will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the last two weeks of May at CSI's Hailey campus.

Joe Yelda, emergency coordinator for the Amateur Radio in Blaine County group, said the course can be of particular benefit to backcountry users, who can use hand-held radios as a safety tool.

For questions, call Yelda at 721-0690. To enroll in the class, contact CSI's Blaine County campus.

Emergency drill set for Woodside Elementary Monday

The Hailey Police Department has scheduled a live emergency drill at Woodside Elementary School on Monday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The department is warning residents of the South Woodside area that numerous emergency vehicles will be in the neighborhood as part of an exercise to practice a full-scale response in the event of a school shooting or mass casualty anywhere in Blaine County. Every emergency service department in the county will participate in the drill, Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter said. The Blaine County School District will assist.

The Police Department is asking people to stay away from the area during the exercise to minimize interruptions and complications.

Nominate a queen

Jiva Salon and the Doll House clothing store in Ketchum are accepting nominations for a "Queen For A Day" drawing. The winner will receive a full makeover, hair cut or hair coloring, manicure or pedicure, massage or airbrush tan and a new fashion look.

To nominate a queen, stop by Jiva Salon at 231 Walnut Ave. or the Doll House at 100 E. 5th St. before Friday, May 29. The drawing will take place on Monday, June 1.

For details, call 726-8332 or 720-5212.

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