Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Take a dip into summer

Sun Valley Guide on newsstands

Express Staff Writer

A rainbow trout leaps from the cover of the summer issue of the Sun Valley Guide. Photo by Jason Kauffman

Unless something is done to stem the hemorrhaging of youth from the Sun Valley area, in two decades the controlling age group will be in their 70s.

The valley's native rainbow trout face untold struggles in their quest for survival. But perhaps the greatest threat comes from their genetically engineered brethren. Can native and hatchery trout swim peacefully alongside one another in the Big Wood River?

The largest collection of historical political paraphernalia in the country lives right here in Blaine County. Do you know where to find it?

Discover the answers to these and many other questions in the summer edition of the Sun Valley Guide, out now.

The cover story, "Born in the Headwaters," offers a fish-eye view of a rainbow trout's life underwater, as well as the dangers lurking above. The rainbow's symbiotic relationship with Idaho anglers is examined in this in-depth feature on one of Idaho's native treasures.

In "Generation Lost?" 20-something Idaho Mountain Express reporter Trevon Milliard investigates the disappearance of his contemporaries from the Sun Valley area, and looks at what can and is being done to revive the 20-something demographic.

Take a scenic tour of one of Sun Valley's greatest summertime assets, hiking. Longtime local guide Matt Leidecker shares the serendipity and surprises he discovered while researching his comprehensive guidebook to the area, "Sun Valley Hiking."

Join avid amateur historian Van Gordon Sauter as he explores "Inside Idaho's Attics," and takes a tour of the keepers of Idaho's heritage, our hometown museums.

The Sun Valley Guide is published by Express Publishing, owners of the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper. The Sun Valley Guide is consistently recognized by the Idaho Press Club as the best magazine in Idaho; it was also honored by the Western Publications Association in 2009 and 2010. It is distributed free throughout the Wood River Valley, or is available by calling 726-8060.

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