Friday, August 10, 2012


Library to honor Anthony Doerr

Award-winning author Anthony Doerr will be the honored at the Fourth Annual Friends of the Stanley Library Luncheon at Redfish Lake Lodge, set for noon on Saturday, Aug. 11. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at Stanley Community Library.

Doerr is the author of story collections "The Shell Collector" and "Memory Wall," the novel "About Grace," and a memoir, "Four Seasons in Rome." Doerr's short fiction has won four O. Henry prizes and has been anthologized in many collections.

Doerr lives in Boise with his wife and two sons.

Doerr, who previously served as writer-in-residence for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, will share stories about the power of libraries. The event will wrap up with a book-signing. For more information or to purchase luncheon tickets, contact Library Director Jane Somerville at (208)774-2470.

Go hiking with ICL

The Idaho Conservation League has two free guided hikes left in its summer series, one to Boulder Lake and another to Bellas Lakes.

The Boulder Lake hike, on Saturday, Aug. 11, is called "Wandering with Harry Weekes." Participants will hear tidbits about the ecological world there from Weekes, founder and head of Hailey's Sage School, on the hike to this classic alpine lake in the Pioneer Mountains.

The hike is 7.5 miles and is moderate to difficult.

The final hike is Saturday, Aug. 16, when Tim Thomas leads hikers to Bellas Lakes, tucked under Standhope, Altair and Pyramid peaks of the Pioneer Mountains. Participants are encouraged to bring a fishing rod. This hike is four miles and is considered moderate.

Hikers should be in good physical condition and be prepared for all types of weather. Lunch, water, bug and sun repellent and a hat are essential.

For more information and reservations, visit or call 726-7485.


Register for parks programs

The Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department is now providing online registration for its programs and services through ActiveNetwork.

Participants can pay for youth recreation and adult league programs, field use, park reservations and special events.

A publication listing services and programs is available on the city's website at and at the department's administrative office at Atkinson Park in Ketchum.

Online registration for the department's after-school program at Atkinson Park is now open, and in-person registration will begin Aug. 20. As online registration will be available prior to in-person registration; the department recommends that participants use the system for all registrations.

Tax-deductible donations will be accepted online for youth scholarships.

Visit the city's website,, or call 726-7820 for more information.

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