Wednesday, July 23, 2014


BCRD stages Kids’ Pump Track Challenge is Thursday

     Local kids ages 4-18 are invited to a Kids’ Pump Track Challenge series of mountain bike races Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. at the BCRD Pump Track Sportscape next to the Aquatic Center and across from the Community Campus, Hailey. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5.

     The family-friendly event offers kids a chance to race against the clock. Fastest three times in each category will receive a trophy. All participants get a ribbon. There will be music and food for everyone.

     Classes are Striders (4-and-under) starting at 5 p.m. followed by Grommets (ages 5-7), Shredders (8-10), Rippers (11-13) and Slayers (14-18) as the final race at 7 p.m. For details contact Megan Stevenson at 578-5459.


“Rockin’ the Rink” set for July 31 for Hailey Ice

     Supporters of the Hailey Ice project at Wertheimer Park are excited about the building progress happening at the facility, and have planned a “Rockin’ The Rink” event there on Thursday, July 31 at 6 p.m.

     It will feature free burgers and hot dogs from Grumpy’s, plus drinks from Atkinsons’ and ice cream from Yellow Belly. There will be music by Tylor Bushman and Friends.

     For details contact Sarah Benson at 720-3086 or sarah@solutcom.


“Paint the Town 5k” run returns Saturday to Hailey

     Watch out if you don’t want to get painted! The “Paint the Town 5k” is back, returning to Hailey on Saturday, July 26.

     Janel Passey, who just graduated from Wood River High School, held her first Paint the Town 5k as her school senior project over the 2013 Fourth of July holiday. She raised nearly $3,000 for the Higher Ground and Girls on the Run groups.

     Passey said Wednesday, “I am continuing the race again this year with Alexis Gonzalez (an incoming Wood River senior, also a Wolverine runner like Passey). It is taking place July 26 at 10 a.m. Participants should wear a white shirt and some sort of eye protection.”

     That’s because they’re likely to be doused with non-toxic colored powder as part of a tradition that has become pretty popular among U.S. fun runs.

     The Blaine County Autism Spectrum Group will benefit from this year’s untimed 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) color run starting at the high school dirt parking lot and winding through Deerfield/Foxmoor.

     Runners will be coated with holi paint powder at each mile. Only the first 200 participants will be guaranteed to have paint to toss at the race start.

     Cost is $20 adults, $10 youth 17-and-under, and $40 for a family of four. Register through July 25 at Race day registration will be accepted between 9-10 a.m. on July 26, but the fees will increase $5, or $10 for families.


SVSEF begins accepting registrations

     Registration is underway for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s upcoming 2014-15 season. Disciplines include alpine, cross country, freestyle/freesking and snowboard.

     Registration and scholarships forms are available at Or, contact office manager Mimi Crocker at 726-4129 ext. 101.


Wood River 10-U softball takes two 3rd place finishes

     The Wood River 10-U softball team took two 3rd place finishes over last weekend as the youngsters took on the top teams from Utah and Pocatello.

     Leaders this weekend were Taylor Nelson who hit .500 and scored two times, Caroline Seaward who hit .300 and scored two runs. Gracie Peterson hit .300 and captured her first hits of the season.  

Defensive leaders were Gracie Shiver (.750 Fielding Percentage 3 out of 4 tries),  Makinzie Nelson and Angel Stewart all were stellar in the field.

Others in the action and helping out were Devon Peterson, Katelyn Moreland and Tayzja Mittelstadt.

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