Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Briefs


Trout Unlimited cancels January meeting

The Trout Unlimited Hemingway Chapter will not hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5., as had earlier been announced.

In an email to the Idaho Mountain Express, chapter Treasurer Bob Law explained that the meeting was cancelled "due to scheduling conflicts and a family death."

The chapter's next meeting remains scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Grill in Ketchum and will feature a presentation from Sun Valley Outfitters owner Bryant Dunn on "Return to Bhutan."

The Trout Unlimited Hemingway Chapter typically meets the first Thursday of each month at the Roosevelt. Attendance is free and both members and nonmembers are welcome.

Warren Miller exhibit opens

This winter, the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ski Museum is showing a collection of vintage ski posters, photographs, movies and cartoons created by Warren Miller.

Miller is an American ski and action sports filmmaker. He founded Warren Miller Films and produced, directed and narrated his films until 1988. His credits include more than 500 sports films, several books and hundreds of published nonfiction stories. His annual films span more than 60 years, making him an iconic figure in action sports filmmaking.

Miller was born in Hollywood, Calif., where he skied, surfed and took photographs for fun. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he bought his first 8 mm movie camera. He moved to Sun Valley with a friend and camped in the parking lot of the resort, living in a teardrop trailer and earning a living as a ski instructor.

Warren entertained friends with amateur skiing and surfing films; eventually, people were inviting him to share and narrate his films at parties. The response is what prompted him to found Warren Miller Films with the tradition of producing one feature-length ski film per year. Before long he was showing his films in 130 cities a year.

Through Warren Miller Co. and the Warren Miller Freedom Foundation, Miller remains an active writer, artist, philanthropist and luminary to the action sports industry.

The museum is located in Ketchum Forest Service Park. The exhibit will be on display through April.

Land exchange protects habitat

The U.S. Forest Service has carried out a 921-acre land exchange in Bonner County between the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and Stimson Lumber Co.

The land added to the forest is prime elk and moose wintering range, according to a press release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The foundation helped broker the deal and raise funds for project costs.

"This project is good for elk, moose, deer and other wildlife because it protects habitat in a scenic area that's disappearing beneath summer-home developments," said David Allen, foundation president and CEO.

The land added to the forest was exchanged for isolated parcels of land unattached to the main forest body. The land exchange took 10 years to complete.

Valley's first baby of 2012 born Sunday

The first baby born in 2012 in the Wood River Valley arrived at 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 1. Parents Amanda Breen and David Patrie had a baby boy, Camden Frank, weighing in at 6 lbs., 3 ounces and measuring 18.75 inches.

Breen is an attorney and Patrie is executive administrator of the Blaine County Housing Authority.




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