Friday, June 11, 2010


Galena Lodge to open with barbecue

The annual Galena Summer Benefit and Barbecue will take place Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will help fund the operating costs of Galena Lodge.

The annual Father's Day Brunch will take place on Sunday June 20, from10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Call 726-4010.

Lunch Connection starts June 14

The Hunger Coalition is again teaming up with the Blaine County School District to sponsor the Lunch Connection.

During the school year, students qualifying for assistance can rely on free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch at their school cafeteria. From June 14 through Aug. 20, the Lunch Connection serves free lunch to children ages 1 to 18, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Woodside Elementary School. The start of summer school on July 19 adds breakfast to the menu weekdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. until Aug. 13.

Thanks to the Environmental Resource Center, Wild Lunch will again be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14 to July 8, with volunteers engaging the kids in fun activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bellevue Public Library will also host special after-lunch "story time" days on July 13 and 15.

Adults accompanying their children to the Lunch Connection can buy a meal for themselves, with breakfast costing $1.75 and lunch $3.

For a complete list of dates and times, visit, call 788-0121 or email:

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Grand opening of BCRD SportScape

A party to celebrate the grand opening of the Blaine County Recreation District's SportScape will be held Sunday, June 13, at 11 a.m. People will be able to swim free for the day at the Aquatic Center, and enjoy some demos at both the bicycle pump track and the sand volleyball courts. Lunch from KB's will be available for purchase.

The SportsScape is across from the Community Campus in Hailey.

For more information, contact Susie Quesnel at 578-5459 or or visit

County seeks input on four-day week

Blaine County officials are seeking the public's input on the county's switch to a four-day work week. Since last fall, most county offices have only been open for 10-hour days from Monday through Thursday.

To participate in the survey, go to the Blaine County website at:

Applications open for parade entries

With Independence Day just weeks away, participants are invited to sign up for this year's Fourth of July parade in Hailey. The 2010 theme is "It's a Great Day in Hailey, Idaho." Participants are encouraged to decorate floats in honor of all things they love about Hailey.

The parade will begin Sunday, July 4, at noon. A performance by the Black Jack Ketchum Shoot Out Gang, a Children's Carnival, a bike criterium, antique markets, three days of the Old West Rodeo and fireworks at sundown will highlight the traditional Hailey event.

Registration forms may be found at under the "events" header. Participants submitting applications early will save $20, as application fees go up to $45 after June 15.

For additional information, visit the Hailey Chamber and Visitor Center at 309 S. Main St. or call 788-3484.

Zions bank CEO to speak

Zions Bancorporation Chair and CEO Harris Simmons will speak at Sun Valley Resort Tuesday, June 15, at noon. His presentation will outline the history of the Salt Lake City-based bank holding company, and will discuss current trends in the banking industry.

Simmons joined Zions Bancorporation in 1970, and his time as chair of the American Bankers Association highlights the great variety of roles he has taken on in the past 40 years. Simmons serves on a number of business and nonprofit boards, and has always remained active in community and industry affairs.

Reservations are requested by June 10 for the event, which is open to the public. To reserve a seat, contact Jeffra Syms at 726-6066 or

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