Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Library elects 2 new trustees

Longtime Wood River Valley residents Kate Rosso and Jon Maksik have been elected to the Community Library Association's governing board. The library is in Ketchum.

Rosso and her husband, Bob, own The Elephant's Perch, an outdoor sports store in Ketchum. Maksik retired in 2006 after two decades of service as headmaster of the Community School in Sun Valley.

Idaho's Bounty offers deal

Regional food co-op Idaho's Bounty is now offering yearly memberships for $10.

North Valley residents can sign up at NourishMe in Ketchum on Friday, March 4, from 3-5 p.m. Idaho's Bounty staff will present a tasting of products from Fair Mountain Farm, Prairie Sun Farm, Ballard Cheese and Julie Foods crackers.

South Valley residents can sign up at the Sustainability Center, 308 S. River St. in Hailey, on Friday, March 4, from 3-5 p.m.

Pickup for Hailey orders will move to the Sustainability Center on Wednesday, March 9. A new Thursday pickup schedule will be available at NourishMe in Ketchum.

Founding Idaho's Bounty members who previously paid a one-time $75 membership fee will not pay again.

For details, call 721-3107.

Senate passes Sun Valley Day

The Idaho Senate unanimously agreed Friday to proclaim Dec. 21, 2011, as Sun Valley Day, in honor of the ski resort's 75th anniversary. The holiday already passed the House, and is meant to celebrate Sun Valley Resort's opening day of Dec. 21, 1936, an opening that made it the country's first ski resort.

The day also commemorates the resort's current owner, Earl Holding, and four-time Paralympian ski medalist Muffy Davis, who are being inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame this year.

Learn about hormone replacement

Age and other factors cause a change in reproductive hormones. Dr. Leah Morse will discuss the natural decline in these hormones, the various physiological effects and treatment options today, March 2, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at St. Luke's Hailey Clinic.

The terms "natural," "bio-identical," and "pharmacologic" will be explored in an evidence-based discussion to provide important facts to help people make informed decisions about their health care.

This Brown Bag lecture is free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke's Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs: 727-8733.

Coaches needed for Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley is seeking volunteers to be mentors for girls in grades three through eight. The spring season will begin March 7. After-school programs meet twice a week for 10 weeks while training to complete a 5k event. Coaches don't need to be a runner, but only have a desire to make a difference and knowledge of the importance of physical activity.

Interested people should contact Mary Fauth at or 788-7863.

Kiwanis to host chili cook-off

The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley will host its fifth annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday March 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Blaine County Senior Connection, 721 Third Ave. in Hailey. Contestant fee is $20. Admission fee for tasting chili, corn bread and beverage is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Proceeds from the event will be used for swimming lessons to benefit local Head Start kids. For more information, call Jim Spinelli 481-1112.

Fish & Game to host open house

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will hold a meeting tonight, March 2, in Hailey to take public comment on proposed changes and management goals for upcoming big-game seasons. The meeting will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Rooms 201 and 202 at the Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Road.

Proposals include:

- New hunts to address chronic elk depredations in units 49, 52, 52A and 56.

- Expanded elk-hunting opportunities in units 46 and 47, where elk numbers have increased.

- Moving rotating deer muzzleloader hunts from units 52, 56 and 57 to units 54 and 47.

- Changes to the deer archery season in Unit 53 to help reduce hunting pressure on deer prior to the winter.

Additional meetings will be held on Thursday, March 3, at the Magic Valley Regional Office, 319 South 417 East, Highway Business Park, 2.5 miles north of the Flying J in Jerome, and on Tuesday, March 8, at the Burley Inn, Patio Room 2, 800 N. Overland Ave.

Hunters can also review the proposals and provide comments on the Fish and Game website, For more information about the open houses or any of the items listed, call 324-4359.

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