Friday, August 21, 2009

News briefs

Planner earns LEED certification

City of Hailey planner Mariel Platt has earned professional accreditation in the implementation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Hailey allows applications for projects eligible for LEED certification to be fast-tracked through the city entitlement process.

Hailey Mayor Rick Davis said Platt's LEED certification and expertise will allow the Planning Department to review LEED-eligible applications as well as steward city buildings through the LEED certification process.

Benefit for crash victim set

Hailey-based Dirty Feet Dance Co. will present a dance concert as a benefit for Greg and Denise Cordovano tonight and Saturday, Aug 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. at the Hailey Yoga Studio in Alturas Plaza.

Greg Cordovano was in a motorcycle accident on July 31 and following brain surgery remains unconscious at a hospital in Boise.

There will be raffle items each night. Raffle tickets cost $10 or five for $40, and concert tickets are $20. Tickets are vailable at Pure Body Pilates (at Carrie's Hair Salon,) Hailey Coffee, Blue Heron Frame or Big Wood Nutrition.

Silent auction items will be posted on the walls at Hailey Coffee Co. until concert time for bidding and viewing.

The modern dance performance will be the same each night. Each dance is an original piece choreographed by the dancers.

To donate goods and for event details, contact Pat Robinson at 788-5030 or 720-1979, or Ann Winton at 788-9007.

Wake Up With Hailey

The September "Wake Up With Hailey" social and networking event will be hosted by The Advocates at their thrift store, The Advocates Attic, at 112 W. Carbonate St.

The business exchange, organized by the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

Apple's pig roast to benefit SVSEF

The annual Apple's 100-Day Pig Roast celebrates 100 days until Baldy opens.

The Pig Roast celebration will take place tonight at 5 p.m. in Warm Springs Village with live music by Boise's Equaleyes. The event is a benefit for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.

A pig dinner costs $16.50.

Citizens for Smart Growth gets grant

The employee advisory committee at Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing recently awarded Citizens for Smart Growth a grant to aid in the local group's work in expanding and enhancing the county's Transfer of Development Rights program. The TDR program allows landowners to buy development rights from other landowners in the county so they can develop their land more densely.

Landowners who sell their development rights cannot then turn around and develop their land. Lands targeted for protection under the TDR program are located near Silver Creek in the Bellevue Triangle.

Citizens for Smart Growth was involved with the development of the TDR program and plans to continue working with the county to make the program a success, a news release from the group states.

Ketchum artist joins CSI

Dianne Taylor, owner of Taylormade Pottery in Ketchum and principle organizer of the Ketchum Arts Fair, will teach an academic ceramics class at the College of Southern Idaho's Blaine County Center this fall.

Taylor holds a doctorate degree in advanced art teaching and taught art history at the University of North Texas for more than 20 years before retiring to Ketchum. The ceramics course will teach the basics of hand-building and wheel throwing. She will also provide instruction in clay sculpture.

Mrs. Idaho America seeks contestants

The 2010 Mrs. Idaho America Pageant will take place April 23-24, 2010, in Boise at the Capital High School auditorium. The pageant recognizes Idaho's married women and is the official state preliminary to the 34th Mrs. America Pageant in September.

For an application, visit or call, (208) 859-3809.

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