Wednesday, April 27, 2011


SV Shakedown tickets are on sale

Tickets for the first Sun Valley Shakedown, featuring Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, go on sale today, April 27, at 9 a.m. The Shakedown will take place on Thursday, July 28, at Sun Valley Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road.

Hornsby and Fleck will each perform a full live set with their respective bands, and are expected to collaborate on some songs as well. An early-bird discount will be available online for the first 500 tickets sold at

Tickets can also be purchased at Atkinsons' Markets and the YMCA. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit the Y. Ticket prices are $48 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission, which includes VIP entry, reserved parking and seating areas, VIP restroom access and a commemorative poster. Only 300 VIP tickets will be sold. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted free. For more festival information, visit


Crisis Hotline receives grant

The Crisis Hotline has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The grant is intended to help the nonprofit organization with general operating and administrative costs.

The Crisis Hotline, a confidential crisis intervention and referral service organization, has been serving the Wood River Valley and surrounding communities for more than 24 years. Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 726-3596.

Brown bag talk on hormone replacement therapy

St. Luke's Center for Community Health in Hailey will present a free Brown Bag health talk, "Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women," on Thursday, April 28, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the St. Luke's Baldy conference rooms. Age and other factors can cause hormonal shifts that create symptoms of imbalance in both men and women. Pharmacist Luke Snell will discuss when, how and why this therapy can help. For details, call 727-8733.

Y announces new officers

The Wood River Community YMCA board of directors has appointed a new slate of officers. Alex Orb, selected as chair, has been a board member since the inception of the organization and has served on the development and annual classic committees. He is the former owner of Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters in Ketchum and was a founder of Sun Valley Youth Hockey.

Kathy Jones, vice chair, is a 20-year resident of the Wood River Valley and has been a Y board member since 2001. She has served on the annual classic, membership, marketing, development, property and facilities, and spirit, mind and body committees. In addition, Jones serves on the boards of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the nexStage Theatre.

Ed Lawson, secretary, has served on the Y board since 1999, and has had roles on the executive and the property and facilities committee. He is an attorney with Lawson, Laski, Clark & Pogue, focusing on real estate, business and finance.

Mike Schlatter, treasurer, joined the Y board in 2010 and serves on the finance, membership and marketing committees. He is vice president of commercial lending at D.L. Evans Bank.

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