Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Briefs


September BAH set for Thursday

This month's Business After Hours social and networking event in Hailey will take place Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Friedman Memorial Airport.

This is the biggest BAH of the year, hosted by the airport, Hailey Chamber of Commerce and Visit Sun Valley. Stop by for great food and drinks, stay for visiting with members and guests.

Movies in the Square

The Ketchum Community Development Corp. is sponsoring a series of free outdoor movies in Ketchum Town Square on Friday evenings in September. The movies will begin around 8 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

- Sept. 16: "Goonies."

- Sept. 23: "Casablanca."

- Sept. 30: "Tangled."

For more information, contact Stephanie McCord at smccord@ketchumidaho.org or 726-7820.

Library to celebrate Hispanic heritage

The Hailey Public Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It will highlight Spanish-language resources and materials, Hispanic literature and bilingual books and movies.

Hispanic Heritage Month acknowledges the influence of Hispanic Americans on the politics, economy and culture of the United States.

Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and 18.

For more information on National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/. For more information on activities at the Hailey Library, visit the library in person or online at www.haileypubliclibrary.org.

Kiwanis providing school supplies

Kiwanis is providing school supplies to those in need at local schools. Anyone whose child needs supplies can contact the social worker at his or her school.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the cause can call Kim Baker at 727-7408. A drop-off is also being established at the Senior Center in Hailey.

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St. Luke's offers talk on nutrition

Registered dietitian Liz LeFevre will discuss important areas of nutrition and give tips to help families maintain healthy habits during a Brown Bag talk at St. Luke's Clinic in Hailey today, Sept. 14, from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

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

Ketchum extends Mountain Rides JPA

The Ketchum City Council approved a four-year extension of the Mountain Rides joint-powers agreement during its regular meeting last week.

The city entered into the agreement with other area governments to establish the Mountain Rides Transportation Authority.

All other signators to the joint-powers agreement, including Hailey, Sun Valley, Bellevue and Blaine County, have renewed their agreements, said Executive Director Jason Miller.

The exisiting agreement was set to expire on Oct. 6. The council's vote extends that to Oct. 7, 2015.

Trail racing clinic offered

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters in Ketchum is hosting representatives from Salomon and a Baldy Hill Climb prep session that is free to the public.

Product clinics will take place at Sturtevants in Ketchum from 1-4:30 p.m. and include shoe demos, swag, discounts, gift with purchase and consumer education.

At 5:30 p.m., a practice time trial will leave from the Sturtevants Warm Springs store, 100 Picabo St. in Warm Springs Village. Leading this training session will be Baldy Hill Climb legend Bill Nurge.

For more information, call Sturtevants at 726-4501.

Board approves online requirement

Calling it a major step in preparing Idaho students for their journey to be career/college ready, the Idaho State Board of Education unanimously approved an administrative rule that requires two credits of online learning for high school graduation.

"This is important," said board Secretary Don Soltman. "We live in a digital age and we must do right by our students and give them an opportunity to learn in this environment before they go on to their post-secondary education."

Soltman chaired the board's subcommittee that worked on the rule, which requires the graduating class of 2016 to complete the online credits.

There will be a 21-day public comment period for people to give further input on the rule. The Legislature will then have an opportunity to review and approve the rule in January.

To learn more about the Idaho State Board of Education, visit www.boardofed.idaho.gov.




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