Friday, April 9, 2010


Aviation committee meets Tuesday

The Blaine County Aviation Advisory Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Blaine County Courthouse Annex in Hailey.

The group will discuss whether to poll pilots about a replacement airport for Friedman Memorial. Some interested parties have contended that general aviation is a major revenue source and pilots' opinions should be weighed more heavily in decisions about relocating Friedman. Friedman's owners, the city of Hailey and Blaine County, have voted to close and relocate Friedman.

The advisory committee also will discuss letters to Idaho's congressional delegation requesting that land managed by the Bureau of Land Management at Site 10-A in southern Blaine County be conveyed to the county for a new airport.

Center sells out King-Taylor concert

Tickets for the Carole King and James Taylor benefit concert presented by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies on Monday, July 12, at River Run Lodge in Ketchum are sold out. The Center will not be releasing any additional tickets for the event.

Initially, tickets were available only to members of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies. The Center sold all 4,000 tickets within 45 minutes.

Learn to protect trees from beetles

A workshop to teach private landowners and arborists how to use the MCH pheromone pouches, used to prevent the spread of bark beetles, will be held Wednesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden south of Ketchum.

The workshop is sponsored by the Sawtooth National Forest and Idaho Department of Lands.

For further information, contact Jim Rineholt at SNRA Headquarters at 727-5021.

Calling all birdhouse builders

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is looking for volunteers to build and donate birdhouses for a silent auction at its annual dinner on July 16.

The dinner last year included a selection of more than 50 birdhouses, the sale of which raised about $3,500.

Volunteers can build and decorate a birdhouse or build it and turn it over to the shelter, which will give it to an artist for decoration. Artists are needed as well to decorate unadorned birdhouses.

Anyone interested in building or decorating a birdhouse can contact Sheila Liermann at 481-0450 or e-mail


Event to connect farmers with chefs

Farmers, ranchers and chefs will have the opportunity to discuss ways to bring local agriculture to food-service venues at the 2010 Wood River Valley Farmer-Chef Collaborative on Wednesday, April 21, in Sun Valley.

The interactive "speed dating"-style event will facilitate one-on-one discussions to match buyer needs with available local products.

"The local food movement has succeeded in driving demand and opportunity for local farmers and the local economy," said Kim Peterson of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, which is sponsoring the event.

The event will be held at Sun Valley Resort from 1-4 p.m. and costs $20 per agribusiness to attend. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact Peterson at (208) 332-8532 or

Free acupuncture for veterans

A free community-style acupuncture clinic is being offered for veterans, active-duty military and their family members. This community service is offered by acupuncturist Rosemary Cody. She has completed training with Acupuncturists Without Borders in its Veterans' Program, now called Military Stress Recovery Project.

The focus of treatment is on reversing stress-related symptoms, improving mental clarity, boosting energy, improving sleep, reducing anxiety and irritability, and alleviating hyper-vigilance, flashbacks and nightmares.

The clinics are being held at Cody Acupuncture Clinic, 12 E. Walnut St. in Hailey, on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Rosemary Cody at 720-7530 or

Prime rib with seniors?

The Senior Connection in Hailey is taking reservations for its Prime Rib Dinner on Friday, April 30. The dinner costs $13.

For details, call 788-3468. For a complete listing of monthly events, classes and dinner events, visit

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