Friday, August 1, 2014


Benefit for Dawn Bradshaw Adams is Aug. 15-16

     Friends, family and members of the community are holding a two-day “Fight Like a Girl” benefit for Dawn Bradshaw Adams on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16 in Hailey and Bellevue. Hailey resident Adams, mother of four and wife of Nathan Adams, is fighting Stage 2B breast cancer.

     The benefit includes an 8 a.m.-8 p.m. “Cut-a-Thon” at Cari’s Hair Care in Hailey on Friday, Aug. 15, with haircuts at $20 and all proceeds to the Adams family. The barbecue and concert benefit featuring a silent auction and raffle is Saturday, Aug. 16 from 2-10 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Park.

     Dawn, daughter of Fred and Jeannie Bradshaw of Hailey, was born and educated in Blaine County, as was husband Nate. Their children are Georgia, Olivia, Grace and Will.


Ketchum Coed Softball tournament this weekend

     The Ketchum Coed Softball League will stage its 25th city slow-pitch tournament on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2 at Atkinson Park’s West Ketchum Coliseum. Defending champion Lefty’s Bar & Grill Sharks (8-0) carries the top seed into the six-team double elimination tournament that also features Casino, KECH Magpies, Power Engineers, Redfish Technology and Elevate. Idaho Bioscience will not be participating.

     Four games are scheduled for today, Friday starting at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s action begins at 9 a.m. and continues through the 3 p.m. championship contest. Lefty’s, a 23-16 winner over the Casino in last August’s title game, is seeking its third tournament championship in five years. Last year’s MVPs were Kenny Nelson of Lefty’s and Kathy Baker of the Casino.



Hole-in-one at Valley Club

     On Tuesday, July 29, Barbara Thrasher aced the second hole of The Valley Club’s South Nine—using a No. 4 hybrid from the Red Tees. Witness was Richard Koffey.


Youth football sign-ups end Sunday, practices next week

     The first season of Wood River YMCA Youth Football is ready to get underway. Online registration closes Sunday, Aug. 3 at midnight at

     Program director Alex Padilla said, “We will accept any players during the first week of practice. Practice starts Monday, Aug. 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. This day will be for equipment handout and registration sign ups, and a meet-and-greet of coaches and YMCA staff.”

     Practices are Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Hailey’s Wood River Middle School football field. Bring jersey, pads, pants, cleats and water bottle to practices.

     Cost for this program is: Flag football $90, tackle $150 and cheerleading $50. Scholarships are available.

     If you have any questions please contact Padilla at or 720-5413 or 726-9622.


Nordic skiers in camp at Jackson Hole

     Rick Kapala, Nordic Program Director of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, is accompanying eight of his cross-country skiers to a National U-16 Camp this week at Jackson Hole, Wyo. Camp director Kapala said the gathering is the top development camp for skiers this age in the U.S. There are 53 skiers ages 15-16 there. The SVSEF kids areCarter Ros, Ben Brunelle, Peter Wolter, Max Polito, Leo Lukens, River Vorse, Zach Williams and Eli Jensen.

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