Friday, October 17, 2014


Hailey man stabbed to death in Boise
    A 35-year-old man who died from a stab wound in the chest in Boise early Thursday morning has been identified by the Ada County Coroner’s office as Humberto Herrera, of Hailey.
    The Idaho Statesman reported that Herrera was one of two victims in a stabbing at about 2:30 a.m. in downtown Boise near the Torch Lounge. The other man, who had not been identified by Boise police as of press deadline Thursday, was reported to be a Boise man in his 20s who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
    Boise police reported in a press release that Parley L. Ward, 32, of Meridian, and Phillip D. Law, 30, of Boise, were arrested later Thursday morning in connection with stabbings on charges of murder and aggravated battery. Police reported that witnesses told officers the “incident began with a fight over a cab.”

Scarecrow contest in Hailey
    The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is organizing a scarecrow contest for Halloween. Anyone in Hailey can send a photograph of their scarecrow to
    The chamber will post the photos on its Facebook page until Oct 30. The contest is open to individuals, businesses, families and groups. Contestants can encourage others to “like” their favorite scarecrow until the end of the month. The scarecrow with the most “likes” will win the contest.     Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
    For more information on how to post a photo to the chamber website, call 788-3484.
 Open House at BCRD FitWorks
    The Blaine County Recreation District’s FitWorks fitness center will host an open house from Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 24.
    Located in the Community Campus in Hailey, FitWorks offers cardio and strength training opportunities as well as a diverse schedule of 26 classes each week
    People are invited to come in during the week for a complimentary day pass, to enter a free raffle or try a class.
GOP bus tour comes to Blaine County
    Seven GOP candidates for statewide office will stop in Bellevue, Hailey and Picabo on Monday, Oct. 20, as part of a statewide bus tour that began Oct. 15.
    According to a schedule distributed by Gov. Butch Otter’s re-election campaign, candidates on the tour include incumbents Otter, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Controller Brandon Woolf, Treasurer Ron Crane and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, as well as secretary of state contender Lawerence Denney and public schools chief candidate Sherri Ybarra.
    The local tour schedule is:

  • Splash and Dash, Bellevue, 11:15-11:40 a.m.
  • The Senior Connection, Hailey, 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Silver Creek Convenience Store, Picabo, 1-1:20- p.m.

Meeting set on Rock Creek Ranch
    A public hearing before the Blaine County commissioners will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, on the Rock Creek Ranch project.
    The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the County Annex, 219 First Ave. S. in Hailey (Entrance is on the south side of the building on Walnut Street).
    The commissioners will consider draft documents regarding proposed ownership and management of the ranch. The documents are central to an application to the Land, Water and Wildlife Levy fund for $1.1 million toward the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s purchase of the 10,400-acre ranch. The department intends to designate the property as a wildlife management area for multiple uses, including grazing and a variety of public recreation.  

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