Deer population is up
Three consecutive mild winters across most of Idaho are resulting in unusually high numbers of mule deer.
According to a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, survival rates throughout the state have been higher than average in five of the past six years.
Biologists say mild winters and good summer conditions also allow bucks to put additional energy into antler growth.
Some of the highest survival rates are in areas close to the Wood River Valley, including Big Game Units 36A in the East Fork Salmon area, and 36B, west of Challis, as well as Units 37 and 37A, in the Pahsimeroi Valley.
“Sportsmen should take advantage of this while it’s available—it could all change this winter,” Department Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints said.
Benefit set for Hailey woman
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, a mother of four and wife of Nathan Adams, is fighting stage 2B breast cancer.
The benefit includes an 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Cut-a-Thon” at Cari’s Hair Care in Hailey on Friday, Aug. 15, with haircuts at $20—all proceeds to go to the Adams family. A barbecue and concert featuring a silent auction and raffle is set for 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 Nate. Their children are Georgia, Olivia, Grace and Will.
See gondola art in Town Square
A gondola car designed by local artist Ralph Harris will be unveiled Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 12:30 p.m. in Ketchum Town Square. Harris designed a Sun Valley Resort gondola car as part of the Ketchum Arts Commission’s Cover Art Project.
The project was funded by David and Trish Wilson of Wilson Construction.
Harris’ artwork will be applied to the gondola car via a vinyl wrap—the same method used on Ketchum utility boxes commissioned by the city.
ITC annual meeting in North Idaho
The annual summer meeting and grant awards of the Idaho Travel Council will be held Aug. 11-12 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Monday’s agenda includes tourism budget updates and presentations. On Tuesday, the ITC will award almost $3.7 million in grants to Idaho groups that promote travel and tourism.
The public is invited to attend. Representing the Sun Valley Resort is Dick Andersen, director of hotels.
Go to www.commerce.idaho.gov/events/idaho-travel-council-meeting-2 for the full agenda.
The ITC is funded by a 2 percent statewide lodging tax.
Valley company goes international
A British retailer will carry the biking clothes made by Ketchum-based business Club Ride.
Hotlines UK involvement is beginning with an official launch during the Hotlines UK bike launch this week at Whittlebury Hall in London.
“We’re excited to enter the UK market for the coming season,” said Club Ride CEO Scott Montgomery. “Cycling has grown in the UK and we believe our casual-performance apparel will enable more people to look and feel better on and off the bike. Our goal is to improve the cycling experience for all with comfortable apparel.”