Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Briefs


Scottish heritage festival debuts

The Blaine County Scottish Cultural and Heritage Festival, an all-day event on Saturday, June 16, at Nelson's Field in Hailey, will celebrate the Scottish Highland Games.

The event, supported by the Blaine County Sheriff's Office and the Hailey Chamber, will benefit the Blaine County P.A.L. program. It will include highland games, pipe music and dance demonstrations, family-friendly activities and food vendors. A Battle of the Valley competition will include firefighters and law enforcement officers from each city in Blaine County. A traveling trophy and medals will be awarded.

P.A.L., or Police Activities League, is a crime-prevention program that relies on educational, athletic and other recreational activities to promote trust and understanding between law enforcement and youth in the community.

Call (205) 789-9808 or email dturner@co.blaine.id.us for more information.

Whitewater season looks good

The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association reminds rafters that while part of the West suffered a drought this winter, Idaho's whitewater season is sure to be raging as usual.

According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, streamflows for summer rafting are set to range from 85 to 125 percent of normal, depending on region.

"We're lucky we live in Idaho," said Ron Abramovich, the agency's Idaho snow survey supervisor. "The mountains still have plenty of snow to sustain the river flows throughout the summer months."

Outfitters report that while early summer flows last year were too much for some beginning kayakers, that will not be the case this year.

Advocates hire new development coordinator

Former Environmental Resource Center Education Director Lisa Huttinger has joined the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as events and development coordinator.

"Lisa has a lot of energy and passion for nonprofit work," said the Advocates' executive director, Tricia Swartling. "She is a good fit for the position and our organization."

In a news release, the Advocates stated that they look forward to moving their fundraising events and development work to a new level.

"This opportunity with the Advocates will allow me to serve our amazing home in a new and vitally important way," Huttinger said. "I can't wait to put my enthusiasm for the work they do into action."

Martin Canyon burn to begin

The Martin Canyon area east of Bellevue will be set ablaze this month, as the BLM's Twin Falls District prepares to reduce fuel in the area.

The burn is scheduled between June 10 and July 15, depending on weather. The project will take two to three days to burn, with an additional two to three days to monitor and patrol the area after the burn is completed.

The agency reports that the main goal of the burn is to reduce the risk of a large wildfire in the Martin and Muldoon Canyon areas. Prescribed burns can also encourage aspen regeneration and improve the function of the watershed.

Volunteers sought for bike races

Volunteers are needed to help stage the 2012 Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships, July 1-8.

Positions needed include course crew, venue setup/tear-down, registration, media, anti-doping chaperones, course marshals and merchandise sales. Each position will be on Baldy or in downtown Ketchum.

Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact volunteer director Susie Quesnel at Susie@breakawaypromotions.com or at 720-1089.

For more information about the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships, visit www.ridesunvalley.com.




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