Friday, March 4, 2011


Silver Creek plan available

A Silver Creek enhancement plan developed by The Nature Conservancy and the Ecosystem Sciences Foundation is available to the public both in hard and electronic copies.

Hard copies of the plan, designed to improve riparian health and reduce stream temperatures, are available at the conservancy's office on First Avenue in Hailey. An electronic version can be downloaded at The website also includes materials on specific conservancy projects for the area.

What should teens be eating?

A discussion for the parents of teens, called "Teens and Food," will be held on Monday, March 7, at the Community Campus in Hailey.  

The meeting will be led by two area professionals, Julie Carney, Wood River High School social worker, and Becky McCarver, registered dietician at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center. They will discuss helping teens to develop lifelong healthy relationships with food and their bodies. The meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 211.

In 2006, about 8 percent of Blaine County's 10th-grade students reported that they engaged in anorexic or bulimic behavior, according to the Blaine County Developmental Asset Survey. That rose to 20 percent in 2010. For 12th-graders, 11 percent reported having anorexic or bulimic behavior in 2006; that rose to 21 percent in 2010.

BCRD to host Recess from School

The Blaine County Recreation District will offer its Recess from School program for children in first through fifth grades on Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, at the Community Campus in Hailey from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Recess from School is a way for students to make the most of their time off from school. The program will include Crazy Craft Day and Around the World Adventure.

The cost of the program is $31.80 per day. Participants should bring a sack lunch, winter clothes and clothes appropriate to paint in. Contact the Recreation District at 578-2273 for more information.

Sheepdog sponsorship is a hit

Sheepdog sponsorship for the Trailing of the Sheep Festival's championship sheepdog trails is going fast. The festival is expected to have 50 dogs. Twenty-eight sponsorships have been filled. With a $50 donation, a sponsor receives a photo with the sponsored dog and owner, as well as other benefits.

The 15th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival will take place Oct. 7-9. To sponsor a dog, visit

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