Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Business Briefs

Housing Authority seeks board member

The Blaine County Housing Authority is seeking a volunteer commissioner to serve on its board beginning Jan. 1. This seat represents the county at large, and anyone residing within the county is eligible for the five-year term.

The Housing Authority is an independent agency whose work includes management and preservation of the county’s Community Homes, as well as qualifying applicants for rental or ownership. It also provides planning and advisory services to the municipal and county governments.

The seven-member board is appointed by the Blaine County commissioners. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, usually at 5 p.m.

To learn more about the Housing Authority’s plans for the next five years and to apply for this position, send a letter of interest to  HYPERLINK "" "_blank" or contact Executive Director David Patrie at 788-6102.


Pet store to hold grand opening

Hailey’s newest pet store, 5B Paws and Claws, will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. The store is located at 616 S. Main St. in Hailey.

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley will show adoptable dogs from 3-5 p.m. There will be ongoing raffles starting after the ribbon cutting from 11 a.m. throughout the day. Raffle prizes include animal toys, treats, doggie daycare and a West Paw bed.  

There will be refreshments for all attendees—including people. Ten percent of all proceeds for the day will go to Crisis Hotline.

The pet store focuses on providing safe and healthy foods and supplements made in the United States, as well as pet toys, beds and accessories.

For more information, call the Hailey chamber at 788-3484.


Bellevue general store opens

Bellevue has a new retail outlet for local produce and crafts. Julie and Terry Heneghan opened the Bellevue General Store on Nov. 19 at 401 S. Main St., a location that until recently housed the Great American Furniture Co. 

The Heneghans provide local produce, including parsley, tomatoes, pickled beans and jalapeños. They also offer local Oak Street Catering Co.’s salad dressings and Open Range Co.’s hormone- and antibiotic-free beef from the Muldoon area near Carey. Customers can also buy eggs from the Heneghan pasture, local honey for breads and cinnamon rolls cooked on the premises. 

“We’re looking for more local vendors to bring their things in,” Julie Heneghan said.

The General Store also offers crafts, antiques, collectibles and furniture made from local materials. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.


Architecture firm gets kudos

Ketchum-based McLaughlin and Associates Architects has been honored with a Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects’ Idaho Chapter for its design of a private Wood River Valley residence.

The architecture firm said its design met numerous specific requests by the property owners. “The resulting home, with its low roofline nestled into the site, offers unparalleled views, maintains maximum privacy, and provides the clients with multiple indoor and outdoor gathering spaces,” a news release states.

McLaughlin and Associates has won more than a dozen AIA design awards since 1979.

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