Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Try the Y for free

The Wood River YMCA is hosting a member appreciation day Thursday, May 3.

On this day, day-pass fees will be waived, Richard's yoga will be offered without charge and harness rentals for the climbing wall will be free.

The Y also will celebrate the Strong Kids campaign.

For more information, call 727-9622.

Derby event to benefit St. Luke's

St. Luke's Wood River Volunteer Core is hosting a Derby de Mayo party, an annual Kentucky Derby fundraising event that takes place this year on the date of the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The event features hat and derby attire contests, games, raffle prizes and, of course, horse racing.

Festivities begin Saturday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at the Roosevelt Grille in Ketchum.

Tickets are $20 per person and include heavy appetizers and a drink ticket.

For tickets or more information, call 727-8406.

'Why does my shoulder hurt?'

During a Brown Bag lecture on Thursday, May 3, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anthony Buoncristiani will focus on one of the most common causes of shoulder pain—the rotator cuff. Buoncristiani will discuss rotator cuff anatomy, diagnoses, injury prevention and treatment.

The lecture will take place from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at St. Luke's Wood River's Baldy Rooms.

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

Comment on green building code

The Ketchum City Council will hold the third and final public hearing Monday, May 7, on adoption of a residential green building code.

The city has proposed adoption of the National Green Building Standard, developed by the National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council, with minor amendments.

The hearing takes place during the council's regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

For more information, call Rebecca Bundy at 726-7801.

Walk, discover, celebrate

The public is invited to take a stroll through downtown Ketchum during the Walk the Core Fiesta on Saturday, May 5.

The event will give the public a chance to hit the streets and provide feedback on walking conditions found along several routes throughout downtown, as part of the Ketchum Community Development Corp.'s "walkability" initiative.

Participants will choose either an errand walk, city parks walk or Ketchum heritage walk, then reconvene in Ketchum Town Square to offer feedback and ask questions of CDC staff. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk.

The walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning in Ketchum Town Square.

For information, contact CDC Executive Director Jon Duval at 727-2117.

Clean Sweep set for May 12

The Environmental Resource Center's annual Clean Sweep event—in which volunteers gather to remove litter from public areas in Wood River Valley towns—is scheduled for Saturday, May 12.

Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at local parks (in Bellevue, Memorial Park; in Hailey, Hop Porter Park; Ketchum and Sun Valley, at Atkinson Park) to sign up and collect supplies. The ERC will provide disposable gloves, garbage bags and maps with the trash drop-off points marked for each town, plus a commemorative water bottle, light breakfast items and a ticket for lunch, supplied by The Roosevelt in Ketchum and KB's in Hailey.

The ERC will also organize raffle drawings and prizes for teams of four to six people. For any teams larger than six, contact the ERC at 726-4333 or email because lunch has to be planned in advance.

Crater caves are open

All five lava tube caves at Craters of the Moon National Monument are open and are accessible from the Loop Road.

Permits are required to explore the caves in order to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fungal infection that has killed millions of bats in the eastern U.S. since 2005. As a result, would-be spelunkers need to undergo a screening process before entering the caves.

"Fortunately, it's not out here yet, and we'd like to keep it that way," said Ted Stout, chief of interpretation and education.

For more information, call Craters of the Moon Visitors Center at (208) 527-1335.

Land Trust receives award

The Wood River Land Trust has won an ORCHID Award in the category of Contribution to Historic Preservation by Preservation for Idaho, a program of the Idaho Historic Preservation Council.

In 2009, the Land Trust completed renovation of the Anderson House at 119 N. Second St. in Hailey for staff housing, thanks to the generosity of Lyn and David Anderson. A newspaper found behind some planks in the main room was dated 1884.

"We are able to provide proof that workable alternatives to removal or tear downs of existing structures can and do exist," the Land Trust stated in a press release.

The ORCHID awards ceremony is scheduled for May 19 at the Masonic Temple in Boise at 11 a.m.

Attend Senior Bash yard sale

The Wood River High School Parent Student Teacher Association will host a huge indoor yard sale this Friday and Saturday at the Community Campus in Hailey. A wide variety of furniture, household items, children's items, clothing, garden/yard equipment and electronics will be sold to raise funds for the senior bash, a "safe and sober celebration" funded primarily through donations from the community. The sale will open Friday, May 4, at noon until 5 p.m., then again Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets are also still available for the Progressive Bash Raffle ($5 each or 5 for $20), through May 30. Call Kristi Sutton at 309-1273.

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