Friday, May 13, 2011


Access Sun Valley card relaunched

Fly Sun Valley Alliance has relaunched its Access Sun Valley card, which offers discounts on Alaska/Horizon Airlines flights and deals at more than 50 local businesses. The program aims to boost sales for local businesses while helping to raise funds for airline minimum revenue guarantees. The guarantees provide airlines with financial incentives to serve the valley.

"We are very excited to relaunch the Access Sun Valley card program with an important new partner, Alaska Airlines," said Eric Seder, president of the non-profit alliance. "They have offered a fantastic benefit to cardholders—exclusive discounts on flights between Sun Valley and Los Angeles and Seattle which provide a significant savings."

Those fares are $89 one-way to Los Angeles and $69 one-way to Seattle, with restrictions.

The card, good for 365 days, is $99. There is no cost for a business to join the program.

In addition to the new flight deal, discounts are offered on merchandise, meals, lodging, recreation, arts and other activities. A full list of business deals and discounts is available at  HYPERLINK "" Cards also can be purchased on the website.

Ketchum to apply herbicides

On Monday, May 16, the city of Ketchum will begin applying herbicide to mitigate noxious weeds in the city's rights-of-way. Herbicides are being applied in accordance with the city's new integrated pest management policy.

Signs will be placed where applications are to occur.

Applications are made in accordance with law and best management practices, the city said. The technique used is commonly known as "spot spraying," or targeting specific plants. The city does not perform broadcast applications of herbicide.

Residents who prefer to hand-pull noxious weeds in the rights-of-way adjacent to their properties must notify the parks superintendent at 726-7820. The parks division may be able to loan tools and garbage bags to people who request them.

For help identifying noxious weeds on public and private property or for questions about the policy, contact Juerg Stauffacher, parks and natural resources superintendent, at 726-7820.

Y offers Hailey parent's night out

The Wood River Community YMCA will offer care for children ages 1-8 on "Parent's Night Out" on Saturday, May 21, at the Community Campus HUB. Children can play outdoors, exercise their "bouncy" castle skills, make an art project and watch a movie. The Y will provide a healthy snack and dinner. The HUB will be open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for children of Y members, and $45 for others. A sibling discount is $20. To register, call 727-9622.

Sawtooth Brewery starts operations

The Sawtooth Brewery will move into temporary space at the Clarion Inn in Ketchum on Monday, May 16, until its moves into a full-scale location in November in Ketchum.

The facility is not open to the public but the brewery plans to have kegs available for sale in late summer. For details, visit

Save the date for Y Classic

The Wood River Community YMCA will hold the 2011 Golf Classic on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The golf tournament will be in the morning at the Sun Valley Golf Course. Dinner, an auction and dancing, with music by the MVPs, will take place in the evening at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley. For details, call 727-9196 or 928-6706.

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