Friday, May 21, 2010

News Briefs

Hailey water restrictions in effect

With the lawn and garden irrigation season under way, the Hailey Public Works Department is reminding citizens of the requirement to observe odd-even dates and watering time restrictions for irrigation.

Properties with an address ending in an even number, including zero, water only on dates of the month that end in an even number. Properties with an address ending in an odd number water on dates of the month that end in an odd number.

No properties on city water should be watering on the 31st of any month.

Watering is not permitted at all from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Todos invitados a Feria de Salud

La Feria de Salud Hispana tendrá lugar en el St. Luke's Centro de Salud Para la Comunidad, en el gimnasio del Community Campus en Hailey, hoy de 4-7:30 p.m.

Los profesionales hablarán de la importancia de tener familias saludables a través de información sobre la nutrición, buenas comidas y la actividad física. Esto incluirá una presentación de Dr. Emily Karassik, y una sesión de preguntas y respuestas sobre enfermedades cardíacas y diabetes.

Habrá toma de presión arterial, exámenes de visión, evaluaciones de postura, inspecciones del asiento de seguridad del niño, inscripciónes para los seguros de salud y para clases tales cómo "Reanimación Cardiopulmonar," "Padres Activos de Hoy," un grupo de ejercicios y más.

Habrán premios en la caja de sorteos y bailables tradicionales de los bailarines del pueblo. Los niños pueden hacer sus propias creaciones a las mesas de arte. Todo está gratis para el público, este Viernes, 21 de Mayo de 4 a 7:30 de la tarde Los Esperamos!!

Para más información llame a Rubý Míreles, Coordinadora de Servicios Bilingǘes, al teléfono 208-727-8738.

Early discount extended for EcoCamp

The Environmental Resource Center is extending early registration discounts for summer camps until Monday, May 24, so families can save $25 per child. The ERC is offering science and nature overnight camps and programs to fourth- through ninth-graders.

It is also offering two sessions of EcoCamp for elementary school students, July 19-23 and July 26-30.

The ERC has a new experience for middle school students passionate about the interconnectedness of nature, science and art called "Wild Art," which will run Aug. 9-13 (sponsored in part by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts).

Registration cost through May 24 for the five-day, four-night programs is $300. Scholarships are available.

For details visit or call 726-4333.

Ski patrol opposes licensing rule

The Idaho Emergency Medical Services bureau will make a presentation on a proposed law to require all ski patrollers in Idaho to be licensed by it during a public meeting at Ketchum City Hall on Wednesday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

The National Ski Patrol has expressed opposition to the proposed bill. According to the ski patrol, it could lead to a drastic decrease in the 1,000 Outdoor Emergency Care-trained patrollers, who would be faced with having to undergo EMS licensing procedures.

"OEC-trained patrollers have a history of providing exemplary first aid service on ski slopes in Idaho and throughout the country," said National Ski Patrol Executive Director Tim White. "This is a classic case of creating state regulation where it is not needed."

The proposed legislation will be considered by the state Legislature in its 2011 session.

Hailey seeks URA commissioners

The city of Hailey is seeking people interested in an appointment to its new Urban Renewal Agency board of commissioners.

The size of the board may be between three and nine members, and term lengths can be up to five years. Board members are unpaid and may not benefit directly from the URA.

Anyone interested should contact City Administrator Heather Dawson at 788-4221.

Land Trust hires new manager

The Wood River Land Trust announced Wednesday the hiring of Trey Spaulding as the new director of operations for the organization.

Executive Director Scott Boettger said in a news release: "Spaulding's primary responsibilities will be the management of the day-to-day operations of the Land Trust and the Building Materials Thrift Store in support of our mission; but he will also work on improving communications and the implementation of present and future projects which protect and preserve wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and family farms in the region."

Spaulding most recently held the position of general manager for Plum-TV Sun Valley and will continue to serve as an advisor for Plum-TV Sun Valley and help with his transition from the station, Boettger said.

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