Friday, August 1, 2014


Center hires new executive director
    The Ketchum-based Sun Valley Center for the Arts has hired an arts executive from Arkansas as its new executive director and CEO.
    The move to hire Terri Trotter, the president and CEO of the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., fills a post that has been vacant since The Center’s former executive director, Sally Boettger, resigned in January. Trotter has been with the Walton Arts Center for almost 16 years, according to the Arkansas Business newspaper. She is scheduled to start work at The Center on Sept. 4.

Mountain Rides reschedules board meeting
    Mountain Rides Transportation Authority announced this week that the time and location has been changed for a special board meeting set for today, Aug. 1. The meeting is now scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. at Ketchum City Hall.
    The meeting was earlier set to begin at 1:30 p.m. today at the Webb Landscape conference room on Eighth Street.
    Agenda items for today’s meeting include consideration of a contract for design, engineering and project management for the proposed South Valley Transit Center in Bellevue, consideration of an invitation for bids for construction of the Ketchum Transportation Hub and discussion of a draft budget for fiscal year 2015.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival seeks lodging donations
    Organizers of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival are looking for lodging donations in the form of rooms, condominiums and homes to help house performers and guests.
    The festival will take place Oct. 8-12, with events in Hailey and Ketchum. This year, the Hot Club of Cowtown is scheduled to perform at the Sheepherder’s Ball. The festival will also bring back the Boise Highlanders bagpipe band and the Oinkari Basque Dancers.
    Contact Rachel Pace for more information or to provide information on lodging donations: or (541) 647-0427.

Kids Adventure Games coming to Sun Valley
    The Kids Adventure Games, an adventure race designed for kids ages 6-14, is coming to Sun Valley Aug. 30-31. Teams of two will navigate their way through wild terrain to find predetermined checkpoints to complete their journey.
    The Kids Adventure Games are an opportunity for kids to experience the thrill of adventure racing, learn teamwork skills, have fun and build confidence in a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. They will need to work together to complete a variety of sports and problem-solving challenges. The course will include ziplines, slip and slides, rope bridges, tubing and mud crawls.
    Aug. 30 is the check-in day for the teams, with an optional skills clinic. Aug. 31 is race day.
    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, go to or

Snake River Alliance hires new director
    The Snake River Alliance has hired Kelsey Jae Nunez as its new executive director. Nunez, who will start the job on Aug. 11, replaces Liz Woodruff, who left the organization in July to pursue other opportunities.
    Nunez has managed her own legal practice in Boise since August 2012, focusing on land use, business and nonprofit counseling, community building and education. Prior to launching her solo practice, she practiced law at Givens Pursely from 2008 to 2012, with an emphasis on environment and natural resources, real estate and land use, business and litigation.
    Nunez was honored by the business and service community as one of the Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year in 2011.

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