Friday, November 12, 2010


Hunger Coalition to hold forum

The Hunger Coalition will hold a forum to reveal the results of its Hunger Project on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 6-7 p.m. at Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center south of Ketchum.

The project's goal was to raise community awareness of what happens to people who need help feeding their families.

The forum will feature Hunger Project participants and their families and invites the audience to ask questions and share opinions. Staff, board members, volunteers and clients from The Hunger Coalition will be in attendance. For details, contact Naomi Spence at or 788-0121.

Recreation District plans exhibition

Nordic skiing enthusiasts are invited to support Galena Lodge and its trails via the Blaine County Recreation District's 5x7 Passion Project. Participants are asked to create a drawing, photograph, poem, painting, essay collage or sculpture on a 5x7, 35-square-inch surface that reflects their passion for Galena and its trails.

The creations will be on display in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room at the 15th annual Galena and the Trails Winter Benefit on Saturday, Jan. 29, and sold that evening.

For details and to receive an entry form, call Kris Stoffer at 578-5455 or visit

Builders to discuss Ketchum changes

Anyone involved in the building industry is invited to a meeting on Monday, Nov. 15, at noon in Ketchum City Hall to discuss a shift in Ketchum's Building Department.

Ketchum has reached a preliminary agreement with the Idaho Division of Building Safety to use its state-of-the-art software to electronically review construction plans instead of using printed plans. At no cost to Ketchum, the city will be able to use the state's $300,000 software package ProjectDox, allowing developers to send plans via the Internet and simplify the entire review process. A state employee has been relocated to Ketchum to handle building inspections and plan review.

The meeting is being organized by the Wood River Valley Builders and Contractors Association. Participants need not be association members to attend.

Equine group seeks volunteers

The nonprofit equine rescue organization Silent Voices needs volunteers to help prepare a 140-acre piece of land in Richfield for 21 formerly wild horses and their 10 foals rescued last year. Volunteers will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, and possibly Nov. 20. Volunteers should bring work gloves and warm clothes. Tools will be provided. Work involves manual labor, walking fence lines, repairing fences and cleaning up anything dangerous on the ground.

For details and directions, contact Doro Lohmann at or (208) 309-2933, or or 720-2027.

Legislators to meet with residents

District 25 legislative team Wendy Jaquet, Michelle Stennett and Donna Pence will meet with Blaine County residents and organizations on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 a.m. at the Blaine County Annex building on Croy Street and First Avenue in Hailey. The legislators will meet with representatives from Mountain Rides, the Sawtooth Board of Realtors, Blaine County School District, the County Commission and the Wood River Land Trust, among others.

Jaquet said she has organized this session since 1984, when she worked at the Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber of Commerce. Groups wishing to schedule time with the team should contact Jaquet at

Tree permits available next week

Permits for cutting Christmas trees in the Sawtooth National Forest will go on sale Friday, Nov. 19.

The permits, which cost $5, enable a family or organization to cut down a tree up to 10 feet high. Permits for taller trees cost $10.

Trees in the forest include lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, Douglas fir and piñon pine, depending on the area. Most areas are open to tree-cutting, though people will be provided with a list of off-limits sites and other information when they buy a permit.

Permits can be obtained at the Ketchum Ranger District office in Sun Valley and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters office on state Highway 75 north of Ketchum.

From Nov. 27 through Dec. 19, the SNRA headquarters will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Library to show cowgirl documentary

"From Cheyenne to Pendleton," a documentary film about the 25-year rise and fall of the Western rodeo cowgirl, will be shown at The Community Library in Ketchum on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. The free presentation will discuss the death of Idaho's Bonnie McCarroll in 1929 and how it was used as an excuse to remove women from the rodeo. For details, call 726-3493.

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