Friday, November 9, 2012

Briefs


Ketchum developing new comp plan

Ketchum’s Planning and Zoning Department has nearly finished drafting the city’s new comprehensive plan, emphasizing community sustainability as the document’s overarching theme.

“The plan should represent the vibrancy of our community and what it’s all about,” Planning Manager Joyce Allgaier said at a City Council meeting Monday. “It should be something someone wants to pick up and read. It should be promotional.”

Allgaier said that through the drafting process, her department has held 12 work sessions, engaged over 525 community members through public outreach sessions and formed a comprehensive plan advisory committee that has met twice to help steer the project and outline its objectives.

Allgaier suggested holding a joint meeting between the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission in December to discuss the plan “philosophically” and make sure it’s headed in the right direction from the council’s perspective. She said the process of adopting the plan might then begin in February.

The city will host two public sessions to discuss the plan on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Community Library in Ketchum. The first session will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the second session will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

For more information or to RSVP, call 726-7801.

 

Special holiday Souper Supper planned

All are welcome to St. Charles Catholic Church, at 313 First Ave. S. in Hailey, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, for a special event-filled Souper Supper.

Along with the free dinner, families with children are encouraged to attend to enjoy two special giveaways, an adult and children’s book, and a plush pet toy for children.

 

NAMI appoints executive administrator

NAMI Wood River Valley, an affiliate in the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has hired Carla Young to the position of executive administrator for the Hailey office.

 Young has more than 32 years of legal support staff experience and has worked in the field of mental health for the past six years, serving a two-year term on the board of directors for NAMI-Boise. She is a national state trainer in NAMI Smarts, a new advocacy program and mentor in the 10-week program Peer-to-Peer program.

She also is the state coordinator, state trainer, and facilitator for the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group.

The NAMI office is located in the old Hailey Clinic at Main and Maple streets in Hailey and is open Mondays through Wednesdays.

For more information, call 309-1987 or email  HYPERLINK "mailto:namiwrv@gmail.com" namiwrv@gmail.com.

 

Hailey students test water quality

Participants in the ERC’s Science After School program will conduct experiments looking at

water quality in the Wood River around the new Bow Bridge in Hailey.

The eighth-graders and Hailey Elementary students participating in the program will conduct a self-designed experiment at the Bow Bridge site investigating water-quality characteristics in the Wood River as a potential habitat for river sharks.

Over the last four weeks, program participants have been learning about water characteristics, what they

mean for aquatic species and humans, and how humans can affect water levels.

The annual, weekly program is offered by ERC to a different local school each trimester free of charge. Students take what they learn throughout the course of the program and design their own experiment based on a question they are interested in. Having recently seen a television program on freshwater sharks, the students raised the question, “Could river sharks

live in the Big Wood River?”

Science After School meets at the Hailey Elementary School cafeteria every Thursday from 2:30-4 p.m.




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