Wednesday, September 23, 2009

News Briefs

Hailey to host health care forum

Representatives from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will present information on new childcare regulations at Hailey City Hall today at 5:30 p.m.

Parents, child care providers, health care officials, police and fire officials, and city and county officials are invited to attend.

The forum is being hosted by the cities of Hailey and Bellevue.

The Legislature this year amended the state statute for daycare licensing. Changes will go into effect in January. In addition, the Department of Health and Welfare has developed a centralized complaint system to track all daycare complaints and concerns in the state of Idaho.

The information forum will include discussion of what changes cities may want to make to assure that their ordinances align with the new statute.

Rendezvous at the River

To collect input from residents on future management of the Hulen Meadows Riverway, a Rendezvous at the River will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, from 4-5 p.m. at Hulen Meadows, 1.5 miles north of Ketchum. Wood River Land Trust will present the results of recently completed engineering and hydrologic studies.

The event is co-sponsored by Wood River Land Trust, Ketchum Parks and Recreation, and the Wood River Whitewater group. Representatives of Ketchum's parks department will discuss possible onsite recreation possibilities, and Wood River Whitewater will be on hand to discuss the potential for creating whitewater features on this stretch of river.

For more information, please call the land trust at 788-3947, or contact Robyn at

Sun Valley gets Golf Digest ranking

Sun Valley Resort has been ranked No. 63 in Golf Digest magazine's annual "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America."

More than 900 panelists looked at hundreds of U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Caribbean golf resorts. Sun Valley received positive reviews for its new nine-hole White Clouds course, a 25-acre practice facility and new Sun Valley Clubhouse, all of which opened at the end of last summer.

Also in Idaho, the Coeur d'Alene Golf & Spa Resort earned the 24th spot, with judges remarking on the course's famous "floating" 14th green and use of organic fertilizers to be more environmentally conscious.

The top ranking went to Pebble Beach Resort/Inn at Spanish Bay on the California coast.

New chairman at Pesky Center

Matthew Weatherly-White has been named board chairman of the Lee Pesky Learning Center in Hailey.

Weatherly-White is a longtime Idaho resident with strong ties to the Wood River Valley. He has been a board member at the center since its founding in 1997.

Alan Pesky, center founder and previous board chairman, will serve as honorary chairman and continue to play a strong role in the organization. With his wife and fellow board member, Wendy Pesky, he will focus on strategic issues and project development.

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