Friday, January 29, 2010


Students to perform winter 1-acts

The Wood River High School Performing Arts Academy will present its eighth annual Winter One Acts at the Community Campus auditorium in Hailey on Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors, available at the door.

The drama students will present three one-act plays including "The Bald Soprano" by Eugene Ionesco and directed by senior Conor Zaft, "The Still Alarm" by George S. Kaufman and directed by senior Jeff Maxwell, and "The Grudge," written and directed by senior Karissa Coonce.

The cast for all three shows is Izzy Taylor, Alex Feldman, Sydney Brower, Chrystal Tullis, Brit Ward, Ayman Cordova, Ross Cooper, Emmit Fortuin, Sarah Hope, David Fox, Sage Howe, Lara Hobbs, Kim Cortez and Brandon Beale.

In between the one-act productions, students will perform musical numbers.

Got climbing shoes?

Camp Perkins built a climbing tower to use starting this summer but still needs climbing shoes of all sizes. Shoes can be dropped off at the Elephant's Perch, the Wood River Community YMCA and Backwoods Mountain Sports, all in Ketchum.

Camp Perkins is a Christian camp located in the Sawtooth Valley near Lake Alturas for people of all ages. For more information, contact Paul Holle at

Rail jam set to launch

Ketchum's first Rail Jam will take place Saturday, Jan. 30, from 7-10 p.m. in the 511 Building parking lot on Leadville Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. Skiers and snowboarders will be riding the rails, including the steep stairway leading to the parking lot. DJ Train will be master of music at the Rail Jam.

Sun Valley election scheduled

The Sun Valley Water and Sewer District will hold an election on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for two of its six board of director positions. Residents can vote at Sun Valley City Hall, 81 Elkhorn Road, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Three candidates are running for the two seats. Two of the candidates are incumbents Joe Humphrey and Rick Rutkowski. The third is newcomer Ed Van Every. Anyone with questions should contact Joanne Vassar at 622-7610, ext. 104.

Check out 92Y Live

The Wood River Community YMCA will present a live satellite broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. featuring actress Patti LuPone and talk-show host Leonard Lopate.

Tony Award--winning actress LuPone has wowed Broadway audiences for years, starring in the hit shows "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy" and "Evita." Attendees can enjoy a discussion of her illustrious career as she talks with Lopate, host of WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show."

Cost for members is $5, non-members is $8. Space is limited. People can register online at or by calling 727-9622.

Ketchum goes Facebook

Those wanting to be kept in the loop about Ketchum projects under deliberation, like Sun Valley Resort's River Run base village, can now do so through Facebook. The city's Community and Economic Development Department launched its Facebook page today and will provide regular updates about meetings and projects under way. A Facebook account is required to receive the updates. At, search for "Ketchum Community and Economic Development Department" and join as a "fan."

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