Friday, August 13, 2010


Stennett named grand marshal

Former Idaho State Sen. Clint Stennett has been chosen as grand marshal for this year's Wagon Days celebration in Ketchum over the Labor Day weekend. Stennett retired from his Senate District 25 seat last spring due to complications from brain cancer, first diagnosed in January 2008.

Stennett made his pre-political career as owner of an array of Wood River Valley media outlets. In 1990, he was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives, where he served for four years before being elected to the Idaho Senate. Four years into his tenure in the Senate, he was named minority leader. He held that position until retirement, making him Idaho's longest-serving minority leader.

Stennett will be honored Sept. 3 at a reception in Memory Park on Main Street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Raffle for 97 prizes

A Sun Valley ski pass, numerous restaurant and other business gift certificates, and a round of golf for four at either Elkhorn, Bigwood or Sun Valley golf courses are just some of the 97 giveaways for a raffle supporting the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

The raffle winners will be announced Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners do not need to be present. Those interested in purchasing a raffle can do so at the tables in Atkinsons' Markets or Albertsons in Hailey. For more information, contact Julia Couch at 726-2726.

Fish and Game offers hunter education

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will hold a last-chance hunter education class Aug. 16-26 at the College of Southern Idaho Community Campus in Hailey.

Those interested in attending should register for the class online at Click on the "Hunter and Bow Hunter Education" link on the bottom of the home page.

The class is limited to 25 students. For more information, call the Magic Valley Region of Idaho Fish and Game at (208) 324-4359.

Hospice seeks opportunities

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley will host volunteer classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14. The Ketchum facility is looking for individuals who are dependable and sincerely interested in improving the quality of life for adults and children facing a life-threatening illness.

Hospice is seeking volunteers for direct patient care providing relief for families for 3 to 4 hours at a time. Short-term or ongoing assignments are possible.

For details, call 726-8464 or visit

CSI fall semester begins Aug. 23

The College of Southern Idaho in Hailey will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 23. Registration is open and students are encouraged to register as soon as possible because classes are reaching enrollment capacity.

The CSI Blaine County campus in Hailey is offering 60 academic classes, 20 community-education classes, an English as a Second Language program and adult basic education class.

For details, call 788-2033 or visit

Brush up on Shakespeare

The 10th annual Sun Valley Shakespeare and Stock Theatre Co. presents "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)" with Steve D'Smith, Matt Gorby and William Hemmings, three local bartenders who are self-proclaimed Shakespeare aficionados in their spare time.

The show will take place at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum on Sunday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 22, through Monday, Aug. 23. Tickets are $15—children under 12 get in free.

In addition, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performed in Ketchum's Forest Service Park Thursday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 29. Tickets are $20—children under 12 get in free. For details, call 726-4857.

The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival is sponsored in part by the ICA and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Learn about 'Legacy of Al Griffith'

The granddaughter of Al Griffith and author of "The Legacy of Al Griffith," Mary Jane Griffith Conger, will present a slideshow and book signing at Chapter One Bookstore on Main Street in Ketchum on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Conger is a longtime Ketchum resident.

Funds available for historical records

The Idaho State Historical Records Advisory Board has announced that a second round of applications for community grants is now being accepted for the identification, protection, preservation, digitalization and increased public access to historical records.

The board is accepting applications for community grants funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Grants will be awarded to qualifying institutions and organizations to improve public access to historical materials, help organizations adopt standard archival practices and increase the public's awareness and appreciation of the archival community.

Funds are limited. Additional information and applications are available at the board's Web site at The submission deadline is Aug. 31.

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