Friday, April 1, 2011


Airport workshops scheduled

A community visioning workshop for the proposed Sun Valley regional replacement airport will be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum.

A workshop devoted to general aviation issues will be held Thursday, April 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Atlantic Aviation, 2230 Aviation Drive on the airport grounds in Hailey.

Free snacks and refreshments will be provided at both workshops.

Go to for details and agendas.

WRHS class of '91 to reunite

The Wood River High School 20-year reunion for the class of 1991 will take place June 24-25. Requests for attendance are due June 1. For details, call Tanya at (406) 261-4839, e-mail or visit

Local competes in geography bee

Hemingway Elementary School fifth-grader Ike Buxton is showing off his geography knowledge today, April 1, at the Idaho State Geography Bee at Boise State University.

Buxton is one of 100 students in fourth through eighth grades selected for the state competition. He qualified by winning the Hemingway geography bee and by scoring high on a written test.

The winner of the state competition wins a trip to the national geography bee on May 24 in Washington, D.C.

Students to attend state competition

Four Wood River High School students will participate in a state Family Career Community Leaders of American competition April 7-8 in Boise.

According to a news release, Nicole Pratt will compete in the "recycle and redesign" event while Daniella Salinas, Sheridon Valazquez and Maricruz Baltazar will participate in the "culinary arts cooking" competition. All four students qualified for the state meet by winning first-place Gold awards at district competition in Twin Falls.

Family Career Community Leaders of America is a nationwide student organization.

Tree and shrub sale is on

The annual tree and shrub sale offered by Blaine Soil Conservation District is under way.

To order, go to the district's website at or call (208) 481-1080 to find out more.

Pickup days are April 29 in Carey and April 30 in Hailey.

ISP campaign leads to DUI arrests

Idaho State Police Region 4 in Jerome reported that an "impaired driving enforcement" campaign led to 11 DUI and nine drug arrests and the apprehension of eight fugitives.

The campaign, in partnership with the Idaho Transportation Department, was conducted throughout Idaho from March 11-21. ISP Region 4 patrols eight counties in south-central Idaho, including Blaine.

New CEO at St. Luke's Magic Valley

Jim Angle has begun his job as new chief executive officer of St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Angle joins St. Luke's from the Memorial Hospital of Salem County in Salem, N.J., where he was CEO since 2006.

A search committee composed of board members, physicians and hospital leadership chose Angle from more than 200 applicants.

Mike Reno, interim hospital CEO, intends to remain in Twin Falls to support Angle as he assumes the hospital's leadership role and to prepare for the move to the newly built hospital, scheduled to open May 21.

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