Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Old courthouse vacated for roof work
    The inhabitants of offices in the old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey are moving out for the summer in preparation for a construction project to replace the building’s roof.
    The project was originally scheduled for last summer, but was postponed due to unacceptably high bids to do the job. Instead of putting the project back out for bids, the county hired Kreizenbeck Constructors in Boise as a construction manager to hire subcontractors, who will be paid by the county individually. The fiscal year 2014 budget includes $800,000 for the work.
    The purpose of replacing the roof is to fix problems with snow capacity, damaged masonry and dry rot.
     The county commissioners and county administrator have moved to the county annex building across the street.
    The Recorder’s Office has moved to a trailer behind the judicial building. Members of the public who need to see vault records are asked to call there to make an appointment.

Summer lunch program moves to Hailey Elementary School
    The Blaine County School District announced on May 22 that the summer lunch program, referred to as “The Lunch Connection,” will be moved this summer to Hailey Elementary School because of construction that will be under way at Woodside (Alturas) Elementary School.
    In partnership with the Hunger Coalition, the district offers free, nourishing meals to kids 18 and under. Beginning Monday, June 16, free lunches will be available weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon at Hailey Elementary. The program ends on Aug. 22.
    Hot breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. weekdays at Hailey Elementary from July 14 through Aug. 8.
    Because of the move to Hailey Elementary, the Hunger Coalition will provide free sack lunches for kids 18 and under at the Balmoral apartment complex in southeast Hailey from 12-1 p.m. weekdays June 16 through Aug. 22.
    For more information, contact the Hunger Coalition at (208) 788-0121.

F&G announces free fishing day
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is inviting veteran and novice anglers, residents and non-residents to take advantage of free fishing anywhere in Idaho on Saturday, June 14. That means no license is required.
    Fish and Game, however, reminds anglers that all rules pertaining to limits and tackle restrictions remain in effect that day.
    To help out the novices, at special locations around the state equipment will be available for use and fishing experts will be on hand to provide expertise. Plenty of fish should be available as Fish and Game will be stocking these locations with hatchery rainbow trout prior to the event.
    For more information, contact Fish and Game at (208) 324-4359. Information is also available at

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