Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Cities to get update on wildlife levy

The Land, Water and Wildlife Levy Advisory Board will meet with city officials throughout Blaine County next month to present the process for project selection. The meetings are open to the public and workshops are scheduled to take place in late March and early April.

The advisory board's schedule with the cities will be: Ketchum City Council on Monday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.; Hailey City Council on Monday, March 8, at 5:30 p.m.; Bellevue City Council on Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m.; Sun Valley City Council on Thursday, March 11, at 4 p.m.; and Carey City Council on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Ski museum names new director

Megan Murphy Lengyel has been named director of the Ketchum-Sun Valley Historical Society's Heritage and Ski Museum. Lengyel has a master's of arts in theology and worked with the Sun Valley Center of the Arts for five years, serving for part of that time as director of visual arts. She is also an artist who's had 15 solo exhibitions in Boise, Portland, Tacoma and other places.

Lengyel will oversee daily operations of the museum and coordinate events. The museum is located in Ketchum's Forest Service Park at Washington Avenue and First Street.

What's your emotional intelligence?

Life coach Denise King Gillingham will present a class on emotional intelligence at the Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum today at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10.

The class, for ages kindergarten to adults, will explore how emotional intelligence can improve one's health, fulfill relationships and offer greater professional success.

For details, call (646) 322-3294 or e-mail

Trout Unlimited sets meeting

The Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 2, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Grille and Tavern in Ketchum. The meeting will feature a lecture by Bob Knoebel on fishing Russia's Kharlovka River.

For details, call 622-4613.

Call for sculpture artists

The city of Ketchum is asking regional artists to submit applications for an outdoor and public sculpture for installation along Fourth Street. The installation will be a four-month public art exhibition and the city will install six to 10 pieces.

To submit an application, visit or e-mail Artists will receive notice by April 9.

The Advocates receives grant

The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has been awarded a $43,000 two-year grant from the Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. The STOP grant was provided through the Idaho State Police and funded by the Federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Government grants account for about one-quarter of the Hailey-based organization's budget, said The Advocates' executive director, Tricia Swartling.

"We are grateful for this federal support through the Idaho State Police, which will help address an increased need for support services and a 2008-09 decline in revenue due to difficult economic times," Swartling said.

Board of Realtors offers scholarships

The Sawtooth Board of Realtors Scholarship Committee invites college-bound seniors to apply for the organization's 2010 scholarship grants. The $1,000 grants are awarded annually to students who have demonstrated an outstanding record of service to their community, and are both merit- and need-based. Applicants are asked to write a short essay describing community service undertaken since middle school, outlining future goals and aspirations and giving a brief explanation of financial need.

Scholarships will be awarded to students at Wood River High School, Carey School, Silver Creek High School and The Community School, and will also be open to home-schooled seniors as well. For scholarship applications, students should contact their school guidance counselor or the Sawtooth Board of Realtors office at 726-7764. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 12.

Learn about entrepreneurs

"The Creative Minds of Entrepreneurs" will be the topic of Jigsaw's next Featured Speaker Lunch on Monday, March 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jeff Sugheir, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Boise State University, will speak on how successful entrepreneurs think.

Lunch will be catered.

The event will take place at 411 Sixth St. in Ketchum. Use the entrance on Leadville facing the Clarion Hotel parking lot. Contribution: $10 for Jigsaw members; $15 otherwise.

For more information and to sign up, e-mail or call 726-1848. RSVPs are taken up to 5 p.m. the previous day.

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