Have coffee with the school district
The next monthly Blaine County School District ‘coffee with the community’ forum will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at Java on Fourth in Ketchum.
The public is invited to join district trustees and administrators at Java from 8-9 a.m. There are no presentations and the public is invited to bring up any topic for discussion.
Coffee with the community forums are held throughout Blaine County on the first Wednesday of each month.
Video competition accepting entries
A video contest presented by Sun Valley Co. is accepting entries through the end of February.
To enter, skiers or snowboarders need to “claim” a run on Bald or Dollar mountain by filming an “original” and “creative” point-of-view video of themselves shredding down either hill and posting it on www.claimmyrun.com. That website, whose mantra is “We see the world through your eyes” is a platform where people can “claim” runs on mountains around the globe. According to the website, Claim My Run’s goal is to host POV videos—generated and posted by the website’s users—of every run of every mountain in the world.
The resort will award the winner of the Sun Valley Co. contest a GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition POV video camera. Entries will be judged based on number of views and video quality. To view videos of Sun Valley runs that have already been posted, visit www.claimmyrun.com/mountains/sun-valley.
Hailey to open new Welcome Center
The Welcome Center at Werthheimer Park is ready to open its doors to all this week.
Mayor Fritz Haemmerle, the city of Hailey and the Hailey Chamber of Commerce are inviting the public to join them at the center’s grand opening on Friday, March 1, from 5:30-7:30 pm. A ribbon cutting will be held at 6 p.m.
The little red but very “green” building is the new home of the Interpretive Center and the Hailey Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The Interpretive Center will feature artifacts and exhibits celebrating the rich history of the former Werthheimer property for the past 125 years.
Comp plan committee gets new chair
Sun Valley Mayor Dewayne Briscoe has appointed Peter Palmedo, president of Sun Valley Gold, as the chair of the city’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.
Briscoe announced the appointment at a committee meeting Thursday. The committee had been left without a chairperson following former Chair Lisa Stelck’s withdrawal earlier this month. Stelck cited “personal family reasons” as the reason for her withdrawal.
Palmedo moved to the city with his wife and three children 20 years ago.
Briscoe is still looking for a vice chair and for a few more committee members. Anyone interested in joining the committee should submit a statement of interest to Briscoe as soon as possible. For more information, call City Hall at 622-4438.
St. Luke’s to host arthritis lecture
St. Luke’s Center for Community Health will host a talk titled “Arthritis and Hands” on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Baldy Rooms.
Dr. Charlotte Alexander, an orthopedic and fellowship-trained hand surgeon, and Kristin Biggins, an occupational and certified hand therapist, will join forces to bring a thorough look at the physiology, causes, symptoms and treatments for arthritis of the hands.
All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required.
Security task force seeks applicants
The Blaine County School District is seeking up to six Blaine County residents to serve on a now-being-formed district safety and security task force.
Application can be made through a “parent/community member expression on interest form” available at the district website at www.blaineschools.org.
The task force will review current safety procedures, school buildings, drug and alcohol issues and other factors that might affect school safety and security. Community members accepted onto the task force are asked to make a two-year commitment, attending six-eight meetings per year.
Applications are due Friday, March 15.