Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Chuck Gates Junior Putting Contest
    Twenty kids ages 6-14 enjoyed the fourth annual Chuck Gates Junior Putting Contest held Sunday on Sun Valley Golf Course’s putting green in conjunction with the Chuck Gates Memorial golf tournament.
    Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department and Gates Youth Endowment staged the event. Organizer John Kearney thanked Sun Valley, Nancy Ferries from “Famous Potatoes” for prizes, and Roger Roland of the Chuck Gates tournament for their support.
    Results follow:
    l Boys’ ages 12-14: 1—Conley McGuire 48. 2—Alvaro Jiraldo 49.
    l Boys’ 9-11: 1—Toby Molter 52. 23—Tyler Peterson 55. 3—Kyle Cohen 57.
    l Boys’ 6-8: 1—Leo Molter 52. 2—Alec Wiedemann 66.
    l Girls’ 12-14: 1—Danielle Doerflein 56. 2—Tate Stearns 65.

Builders hold summer golf scramble Thursday
    The Building Contractors Association is welcoming golfers to its Summer Golf Scramble on Thursday, June 20 with a 4:30 p.m. shotgun start at Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum. Bring your own foursome, or single players are invited as well.
    That’s the day before the longest day of the year in terms of daylight hours, so it promises to be a long and fun-filled evening of fun. Cost is $35 per person including cart and your first drink. Fun contests include Mulligans, Closest to the Pin and String Putting.
    RSVP to Miki Mooney of the Wood River Building Contractors Association at 721-8461 or

Bike riders invited to Ronde Van Ketchum tour June 23
    Durance Cycleworks and The Elephant’s Perch of Ketchum are inviting bicycle riders to a non-competitive group ride covering distances up to 80 miles around the Ketchum area and up to Phantom Hill north of town.
    Called Ronde Van Ketchum, the self-supported group ride leaves the Durance shop across from the Magic Lantern in Ketchum at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. Sign up before Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. for $10 per person at Durance or the Perch. No race day entries are allowed. There will be a pizza party after the June 23 ride at 4 p.m. at the Perch.

Ultramarathon is planned for Sept. 21
    Organizer Ben Blessing (1-843-476-3714) is planning the point-to-point 60-kilometer (37.2 mile) Standhope Ultramarathon across the Pioneer Mountains near Ketchum on Saturday, Sept. 21. The scenic course goes from Phi Kappa Campground to Star Hope Campground. Total elevation gain is 11,800 feet.
    The 60k race includes four grueling climbs. For instance, the runners will climb from Fall Creek Trailhead up through Surprise Valley and peak at the northeast saddle of Standhope Peak at 11,100 feet. The race passes the shores of Goat Lake, the highest lake in Idaho and descends to Broad Canyon Recreation Site.
    Volunteers are needed. Contact the race organizer at

Hailey Skateboard Competition June 29 seeks donations
    Volunteer Lamar Waters, a member of the Hailey Parks and Land Board, is seeking donations from the community to help fund the second annual Hailey Skateboard Competition at Hailey Skate Park.
    The event is planned for Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the city of Hailey at Skateboard Competition, City of Hailey, 115 S. Main St., Hailey, ID 83333, or contact Waters directly at 720-3914. You can also make a donation through Hailey’s Web site at and by clicking on donations.

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