Wednesday, July 8, 2009

News briefs

County to vote on 4-day workweek

At 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 9, the Blaine County Commissioners will discuss the possibility of shifting the hours of operation at county offices to a four-day workweek. The public meeting will be held in the upstairs meeting room at the Old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey.

The commissioners say it's likely that they will be voting on the change in hours, which could include a Friday closure.

The county's consideration of the four-day workweek is primarily an outgrowth of efforts to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2025. Officials have also cited potential cost savings.

The county wouldn't be reducing the number of hours county services are available to the public. Rather, they would extend hours of business into the morning or evening to compensate. Still, some business interests in the valley—namely the real estate industry—have complained that not being able to access county offices on Friday could hurt their business.

Scottevest opens new store

Scottevest, a Ketchum-based maker of travel, adventure and iPOD-friendly clothing, will hold a grand opening of its new store on Wednesday, July 8, at 10 a.m. The store is located at 511 E. Fourth St. in Ketchum. It will be offering 20 percent off on all merchandise to local residents July 8-10.

BAH to be held at Lloyd Construction

The Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau invites members and guests to attend a Business After Hours hosted by Lloyd Construction in Ketchum on Thursday, July 8, from 5-7 p.m. at 481-B Bell Dr. in Ketchum.

Businesses are encouraged to use this monthly event as an opportunity to network with other members, meet new businesses in town and get better acquainted with the companies hosting the event.

Hailey to hold 'Night of Music'

A 'Night of Music' will be held in downtown Hailey on Monday, July 13, from 4-9:30 p.m. Live bands will play at restaurants and bars along Main Street and several adjoining streets.

The event celebrates July as "A Month of Art in Hailey." Last year the evening attracted more than 1,000 people.

Participating venues include Zou 75, Wicked Spud, Sun Valley Brewery, Main Street Bistro, KB's, Wiseguy Pizza, Fresshies, CK's, Hailey Hotel, Miramar, Java, Cowboy Cocina and DiVine.

Bands and musicians will include FourStroke Bus, Kim Stocking Band, Piers Lamb, Wood River Community Orchestra and Guitar Club, Finn Riggins, Up A Creek, No Cheap Horses and Sheryll Mae Grace.

Community School offers Wilderness First Responder Course

Sue Pervis from Crested Butte Outdoors will teach a Wilderness First Responder Course at The Community School in the school's elementary school building. The class will take place July 20-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $675. To register call (970) 596-2999, e-mail or visit

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