Friday, June 25, 2010


District offers free HIV tests

In celebration of National HIV Testing Day, South Central Public Health District is offering free HIV testing (by appointment only) today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Twin Falls office. Results will be available about 15 minutes after testing.

To make an appointment, call 737-5966.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in five people living with HIV today are unaware that they're HIV positive. The CDC recommends that people from age 13 through 64 include an HIV test in their annual physical exams.

Early detection can prevent a person from transmitting the virus to others.

Ribbon Cutting at Howard Preserve

A ribbon cutting ceremony at Howard Preserve in Bellevue is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. to celebrate 2010 improvements to date, including a parking area and new signs.

Running along the Big Wood River and bordered by the canal, the 12.5-acre preserve is the largest tract of undeveloped land in Bellevue.

The celebration is to acknowledge all the volunteers who have made preserve such a wonderful community asset. Refreshments will be served.

The entrance to the preserve is on Martin Lane. Turn west onto Broadford Road from state Highway 75. Martin Lane is the first road on the left.

For more information, contact Keri York at the Wood River Land Trust, 788-3947 or

Last chance to donate birdhouses

Birdhouse donations for auction at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley's Dog Days of Summer benefit, on Friday, July 16, at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, are due by Wednesday, June 30.

Birdhouses can be dropped of at Sun Valley Brokers, 680 Sun Valley Road in Ketchum. Those unable to deliver can call 481-0450 for pickup.

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