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The Cheat Sheet: December 15th-21st

12/15/11

The Cheat Sheet: December 15th-21st

Just a few short weeks left until the Holidays and if you are looking for something to do between all the Christmas shopping and dinner partying you have on your docket, fret not. We’ve complied a list of the best things to do this week in the Wood River Valley. And we promise, it’ll keep your mind off all the craziness that the rest of December brings your way.

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The First Annual Shuffleboard Tournament

12/14/11

The First Annual Shuffleboard Tournament

Two Cellar Pub gents banded together to give you a reason to get off the couch, into the cold winter night and to try your hand at the friendly yet competitive shuffleboard scene.

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80 Iconic Powder Magazine Covers at Ochi Gallery: Powder Celebrates 40 years in Sun Valley

12/13/11

80 Iconic Powder Magazine Covers at Ochi Gallery: Powder Celebrates 40 years in Sun Valley

With parties, proms, gallery shows and tons of skiing, Powder Magazine came to Sun Valley to celebrate the magazine's 40th anniversary. Sun Valley Magazine intern and avid skier, Alec Barfield, gives his awed impressions of the Powder Magazine Cover Gallery Show at Ochi Gallery.

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The Ketchum Christmas Tree Lighting: Finding the True Christmas Spirit

12/12/11

The Ketchum Christmas Tree Lighting: Finding the True Christmas Spirit

New Ketchum-area transplant and Sun Valley Mag Online Contributor attended Thursday's Ketchum Christmas Tree Lighting in search of some true Christmas spirit. Read on to see if he found it.

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The Cheat Sheet: December 8th-16th

12/08/11

The Cheat Sheet: December 8th-16th

Powder Proms. Ski Races. BBQ's. Benefits and Bowl-making. This town is hopping and it isn't even the Holidays yet!

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The Idahome T-Shirt: A Ketchum local shows his Idaho Pride all the way from Bellingham

12/06/11

The Idahome T-Shirt: A Ketchum local shows his Idaho Pride all the way from Bellingham

We chatted with Ketchum-native Corey Warren about his much-admired Idahome t-shirt, his t-shirt startup INNATE and how he shows his Idaho love all the way from Washington.

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The Cheat Sheet: December 1st-7th

12/01/11

The Cheat Sheet: December 1st-7th

December and cold weather are here but things are heating up in this town. Here are our Editor's Picks of things to do around the Valley the first week of December.

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Sun Valley's First Pre-Season Alpine Camp: Lower River Run sees from early racing action

11/22/11

Sun Valley's First Pre-Season Alpine Camp: Lower River Run sees from early racing action

Thanksgiving came a little early for these racers from the SVSEF, Bogus Basin, Mt. Hood and McCall.

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The Cheat Sheet: Thanksgiving Edition

11/18/11

The Cheat Sheet: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving means family, turkey, football and in this town-skiing. Check out the Cheat Sheet for the Editor's Picks of best things to do around the Valley this week and this Thanksgiving Holiday.

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The Cheat Sheet: November 10th- November 16th

11/10/11

The Cheat Sheet: November 10th- November 16th

The Editor's Picks of things to do and places to be this week in our beloved Valley.

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Crosstoberfest 2011: Beer-drinking, brat-eating and bike-riding!

11/08/11

Crosstoberfest 2011: Beer-drinking, brat-eating and bike-riding!

The annual Crosstoberfest, hosted by Powerhouse, was back this year with a new venue, but the same good times.

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The Cheat Sheet: November 3rd- November 9th

11/03/11

The Cheat Sheet: November 3rd- November 9th

This week brings ski movies, ski openings, ski fundraisers and Lois Lowry. Do we sense a theme here? Change is in the air! Here are the Editor's Picks of things to do around the Valley this week.

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5B Crossfit: Barbells for Boobs!

11/01/11

5B Crossfit: Barbells for Boobs!

Last weekend 5B Crossfit participated in a national fundraiser benefiting Breast Cancer... raising $2300 for Barbells for Boobs!

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Nightmare on Main Street: Ketchum's Halloween Party

10/31/11

Nightmare on Main Street: Ketchum's Halloween Party

It is no secret that Ketchum locals love a good party. So shut down Main Street for them, give them a chance to get all dressed up and celebrate Halloween a little early? Well, these Ketchum revelers stood up to the challenge and hand themselves a good time on Saturday night.

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The Cheat Sheet: October 27th- November 2nd

10/27/11

The Cheat Sheet: October 27th- November 2nd

It is Halloween weekend and here are our EDITOR'S PICKS of the best things to do around the Valley this week!

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The Cheat Sheet: October 20th-26th

10/20/11

The Cheat Sheet: October 20th-26th

Here are our EDITOR'S PICKS of the best things to do around the Valley THIS WEEK.

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Sawtooth Brewery Beckoning

10/18/11

Sawtooth Brewery Beckoning

Local beer enthusiasts Paul Holle and Kevin Jones have set out to bring locally brewed beer to Ketchum. It was last year that these two hop-savvy individuals came together last year with a like-minded vision, “to brew a local beer that locals are proud of.” After my first pint of their Last Chair Stout, I’d say they’re definitely headed in the right direction.

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10/13/11

Editor's Picks: October 13th-19th

With Fall well underway, there’s still plenty to do besides watch the leaves go from green to gold and complain about how short summers are in the Valley. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spiced lattes, jazzy mood music, and waking up to a dusting of white snow on Baldy – all things to be pretty excited about. Here’s what not to miss for the weekend.

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Bellevue Haunted Forest: Get spooked for a cause!

10/11/11

Bellevue Haunted Forest: Get spooked for a cause!

The City of Bellevue is hosting their Fourth Annual Haunted Forest. Benefiting the Howard Preserve, the Haunted Forest takes you on a spooky loop through the forest!

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10/06/11

Editor's Picks: October 6th-12th

It's been raining, snow is falling on the mountains and winter is officially on its way. But don't worry, there is still plenty to do around Town during Slack! Here are our picks for the best stuff to do THIS WEEK!

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The Fur Ball:Dancing Dogs and Cavorting Cats Party for the Animal Shelter

10/06/11

The Fur Ball:Dancing Dogs and Cavorting Cats Party for the Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley hosted their 2nd Annual Fur Ball last Friday at Whiskey Jacques.

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The Seventh Annual Hemingway Symposium

10/04/11

The Seventh Annual Hemingway Symposium

Ketchum's Community Library is hosting their Seventh Annual Hemingway Symposium. This year's theme, "Hemingway and Women."

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09/29/11

Editor's Picks: September 29th-October 5th

A handful of the best things to do around the Valley THIS WEEK.

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We Came, We Saw, We Imbibed, We Indulged: Sun Valley Harvest Festival 2011

09/28/11

We Came, We Saw, We Imbibed, We Indulged: Sun Valley Harvest Festival 2011

From across the Northwest the foodies flocked, answering the culinary call to head to Sun Valley for year two of Foodie Heaven – aka the Sun Valley Harvest Festival. It was truly a feast for all senses and all palates. From pig’s head lollipops to goat cheese bacon grits, rabbit five ways to tomatoes three ways – the bounty, beauty and breadth of Idaho’s producers, vintners, farmers and chefs was on full display for four days. Building on its inaugural year, this time around the Harvest Festival added a River Guide Cooking Demo and Grand Tasting event and ratcheted up the star factor with Top Chef finalists and visiting chefs.  Throughout the weekend, each of these star chefs put their personal spin on our regional fare, along with some of Blaine...

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09/22/11

Editor's Picks: September 22nd-28th

A few of the best things to do around the Valley this week!

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Pre-Season Mountain Yoga.

09/22/11

Pre-Season Mountain Yoga.

Ray J. Gadd takes us up the Proctor Mountain trail for a little twilight yoga to get us ready for the ski season.

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The Gathering Returns to the Valley

09/20/11

The Gathering Returns to the Valley

Kicking off the Ski Season with movies, music and parties.

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Editor's Picks: September 15th-21st

09/15/11

Editor's Picks: September 15th-21st

Want to know what we are doing this week? Check it all out here.

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The City of Bellevue Throws a Labor Day Party!

09/14/11

The City of Bellevue Throws a Labor Day Party!

The city of Bellevue and its residents showed that they know how to throw a party. The Belleve Labor Day Celebration is proof.

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Ketchum's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

09/13/11

Ketchum's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Conducted by Valley firefighters, Ketchum Town Square remembered the tenth anniversary of September 11 with a community ceremony remembering and honoring all who we lost.

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Remembering 9/11: The Navy SEAL Sacrifice

09/09/11

Remembering 9/11: The Navy SEAL Sacrifice

On the ten year anniversary of 9/11, photographer and author Stephanie Freid-Perenchio honors the ultimate sacrifice of Navy SEALs.

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09/08/11

Editor's Picks: September 8th-15th

Wagon Days, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the Writer's Conference and many of the Valley's best summer events may be over, but there is still plenty to do in the Valley this week and throughout the Fall. Here, the team at Sun Valley Magazine picks of few of the best things YOU should be doing this week. Ride with the BLM Director: Bureau of Land Management Idaho State Director Steve Ellis will join representatives of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), area residents, and Federal and local government officials to mark completion of the Croy Creek system of trails in the Wood River Valley.   Riders are invited to gather at the Croy Creek trailhead in Hailey, just off Bullion Road, at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th. The late-afternoon...

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5B CrossFit Sun Valley Grand Opening

09/08/11

5B CrossFit Sun Valley Grand Opening

 If you’re one of the many Ketchum locals I’ve heard say you’d try CrossFit if it weren’t so far away (Hailey, ID) ... well now’s your chance!5B CrossFit has a new sister location, an amazing facility at that ... and it’s conveniently located in the industrial neighborhood of Ketchum. Come check out the Grand Opening of 5B CrossFit Sun Valley this Saturday from 3-7pm and enjoy food, drink, watch workout demos and have fun at their new location: 336 Lewis St #5, Sun Valley, ID 83340.  If for no other reason than the gorgeous view of Baldy.CrossFit is a fun and affordable program to you get into amazing shape under the constant guidance of a professional trainer. Each workout takes place in a group class setting with at least one certified...

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The Wagon Days "Backstage Party"

09/06/11

The Wagon Days "Backstage Party"

One of the Wood River Valley’s oldest and most festive traditions happens in downtown Ketchum over Labor Day Weekend. It is the annual Wagon Days Celebration. It is a day of wagons, wheels, hooves, boots and even some good ole Main Street shootouts. The weekend is full of events like a Flapjack cookout, a Rotary-club sponsored Duck Race, music, ice shows in Sun Valley and of course, the parade!"The Wagon Days Big Hitch parade has over the years grown into one of the largest non-motorized parades in the West."   The Wagon Days Big Hitch parade has over the years grown into one of the largest non-motorized parades in the West, highlighting participants from all throughout the Pacific Northwest. These participants include the Blaine County Museum’s Heritage...

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Shopping Al Fresco: The Allure of the Farmer’s Market

08/30/11

Shopping Al Fresco: The Allure of the Farmer’s Market

Produce never sleeps. Or is it rust? Regardless, even though it’s almost September, the Hailey and Ketchum Farmer’s Markets peddle their goodies through October. The Market is a great place to grab your weekly produce (think vine-ripened delectables) and buy one-of-a kind handmade gifts for friends and family (tuck them away for that last-minute house-warming or birthday gift) or a sweeeet little somethin’ somethin’ for yourself! It’s also a nice departure from your regular dining spots (Calle 77 tacos, arm yourself with plenty of napkins) or dinner to go (a slab o’ ribs or roasted chicken from the Boise BBQ guys).I’ve actually done all the hard work for you, so following are those "must see" spots at the Ketchum Farmer’s...

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The Lovely Pounds: How Idaho’s Most Famous Native Born Poet Haunted Me

08/17/11

The Lovely Pounds: How Idaho’s Most Famous Native Born Poet Haunted Me

Last year, I was invited to teach a week-long class at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. I’d never been to Sun Valley. To tell you the truth, I thought it was a planned community outside Scotsdale.I was pleased to discover that Sun Valley is actually in Idaho. It was early summer when I arrived, and the hills were a swollen iridescent green and the sky was high and blue and my students were totally awesome.Oddly, I was decamped on the second floor of the Ezra Pound House, a charming suite of rooms filled with antiques. As a Jew, I was a little nervous about sleeping in the former home of a poet known not only for transcendent verse, but virulent anti-Semitism.Of course, Pound eventually disavowed these beliefs. What’s more, he’d lived in the home for barely two...

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Sun Valley Shakedown Festival

08/01/11

Sun Valley Shakedown Festival

It’s been 14 years since I’ve been to a concert. That’s right 14. Where have I been you ask? In some remote camp in Kāfiristān you ask? No, not exactly. I admit that concerts seem like too much of a hassle to me… too many people, waiting in long lines to park—just to walk a mile to the concert and find a seat waaaaay in the nosebleeds where the stage appears to be nothing more than a black speck in the universe. But when I heard about the Sun Valley Shakedown Festival held at the Meadows on Sun Valley Road, and that Bruce Hornsby (and the Noisemakers) were playing, I decided to give concerts another chance. Tickets were $48 (a bit steep in my opinion, but seems on the mark with ticket prices these days), and a portion of the proceeds benefitted the...

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5B CrossFit Parade

07/14/11

5B CrossFit Parade

 The 5B CrossFit 2011 Parade Route ChallengeThe Days of the Old West Parade in Hailey were shown a new style of float this year. 5B CrossFit, in collaboration with Higher Ground and Sun Valley Adaptive Sports, pulled the Valley's first human-powered float down Main Street and in the process raised over $2,000 for local wounded veterans organizations.The 5B CrossFit 2011 Parade Route Challenge included six events that were each sponsored by local businesses, including the human powered float, a 1,000 pullup challenge, and four 50m events including tire-flips, partner carries, overhead weighted lunges, and flying burpees. Bill Sherrerd from Sherrerd and Wall Construction built the 5B CrossFit float -- which had a pullup bar set 8' off the deck of the flatbed. Between the 25...

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Panache Fundraiser for Camp Rainbow Gold Brings the Red Carpet to Ketchum

07/13/11

Panache Fundraiser for Camp Rainbow Gold Brings the Red Carpet to Ketchum

The joint Panache-and-Gilman-Contemporary fundraiser for Camp Rainbow Gold last week transformed the both venues into fashion showrooms.A red carpet outside the Gilman Contemporary Gallery on Wednesday paired with models on pedestals and the bumping bass of DJ McClain drew quite the crowd of curious onlookers and excited attendees.Once inside the gallery, the intriguing photographs of Laurie Victor Kay complemented by cocktails, top-notch sushi (all prepared by the staff of Zou 75) and a touch of mood lighting allowed attendees to feel as though they had been transported out of downtown Ketchum and into the heart of New York or LA.The gallery was packed for the two-hour preview of Diane Von Furstenberg’s (DVF) latest collection, and provided a who’s who of the Valley’s...

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Local Hiking Legend Receives Rare Honor

07/06/11

Local Hiking Legend Receives Rare Honor

Although the name Gloria Moore Osberg may not sound familiar, for many people living in the Valley, she has impacted their lives, whether they know it or not. Perhaps more recognizable than her name is her work—the book “Day Hiking Near Sun Valley.” The small, green, binder-formatted book has become commonplace on the shelves of local bookstores and gift shops and in most discussions of hiking in the Valley.The book offers an array of hikes surrounding the Wood River Valley and provides hikers a unique advantage because every trail’s page can be removed from the book’s three-ring binding and carried in a plastic sheet protector on the hike. This allows hikers to ditch the weight of caring a whole book without having to photocopy or tear out pages. The sheet...

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Fire Service Appreciation Day

06/28/11

Fire Service Appreciation Day

In its seventh year, Fire Services Appreciation Day, held in the Sun Valley Festival Field this past Saturday, managed to be the biggest yet.More than 200 people showed up to watch the Ketchum and Sun Valley Fire Service members put on demonstrations and to illustrate their support for the service members.Event organizer and Ketchum Fire Department (KFD) Lt. Paramedic Lara McLean said this year offered a number of new features that made it unique.For the first time, the service members, which include both professional firefighters and volunteer members from Sun Valley and Ketchum, gave a fire sprinkler demonstration. With access to a truck driven over from Idaho Falls for the demo, the service members were able to light an enclosed fire and show how quickly a single sprinkler could put...

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For the Love of Theater: the St Thomas Playhouse

06/23/11

For the Love of Theater: the St Thomas Playhouse

With a repertoire that includes local productions of Tony Award-winning musicals “Pippin,” “Hair”, and “The Who’s Tommy,” St. Thomas Playhouse (STP)is the name of children’s and young adult theater in Sun Valley. This summer, STP will celebrate 10 successful years of performances with two very ambitious shows: "Suessical Jr." and "Footloose: The Musical."“Suessical Jr.”89 kids, 10 days, 35 musical numbers and one stage. This is Company B, started by STP as a summer program for young children, ages 4 to 13, Company B will be presenting “Suessical Jr.” after a mere two weeks of rehearsal.“Suessical Jr.” is a musical based on the many works of Dr. Suess, but follows the plot of...

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Sheeptown 2011

06/21/11

Sheeptown 2011

Where bike lovers come together over cold beer, warm dogs and flaming logs

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Dealing with Mud: Spring Hiking Tips

06/16/11

Dealing with Mud: Spring Hiking Tips

Spring. That transition from winter to summer that is so short, if you blink you may miss it. Spring is a symbol of new life, and brings us warmer weather and a glimpse of the summer to come, and for avid Sun Valley hikers it means time to trade in snowshoes for hiking boots.The first thing I do when I return to Sun Valley after a semester at school is go on a hike, and in my excitement to get outside I usually hit the trails without giving much thought to planning. Despite the warmer weather and budding greenery, hiking during a typical Sun Valley spring can be miserable if done improperly.TrailsChoosing the right trail is the most important part of planning a springtime hike. Many trails are closed for maintenance or flooded by the various bodies of water snaking through the valley....

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Chic Nail Boutique Gets a Makeover

06/14/11

Chic Nail Boutique Gets a Makeover

With three kids under the age of 10, Kelly Moreland knows how important personal time can be. She said that providing a way for people to take some time for themselves is what the beauty boutique business is all about. And when Moreland learned the building that housed her newly acquired business, the Chic Nail Boutique on Bullion Street in Hailey, was being foreclosed—she saw an opportunity to create a dream salon. Moreland bought the Chic Nail Boutique in August 2010 and learned that the boutique would need to relocate sometime in the near future. With the intention of creating a new space that could not only support everything the old had, but also have room for more, Moreland found a perfect new home for her business on Croy Street in Hailey (across from Flolo’s and...

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Idaho Conservation League Summer Hiking Series

06/07/11

Idaho Conservation League Summer Hiking Series

With the weather reluctantly approaching summer temperatures and the wildflowers beginning to bloom, there is no better time to take an afternoon to explore Idaho. Whether you are interested in learning about the hydrology of the state or just hoping to spend more time learning the trails and peaks of the Pioneer Mountains, the Idaho Conservation League (ICL) Summer Hiking Series offers a great way to do it.This past Saturday the second hike of the eight-part series took participants into the Picabo Hills near Silver Creek Preserve on a watercolor painting excursion. Hike leaders and coordinators Danya Gross, Silver Creek Preserve manager, and Brett Stevenson, ICL Central Idaho Associate, led a group of 15 or so residents into the sagebrush hills overlooking the Preserve and the South...

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The Benefits of Building Green

05/31/11

The Benefits of Building Green

 The concept of building “green,” which can range from using eco-friendly materials to making buildings function at a more energy efficient level, isn’t new news anymore—despite that, it is no less important than it was when “going green” was in-style.Many buildings and homes around town are now lit by energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs, but there is a plethora of ways to make spaces “greener” that spans far beyond what is under the lampshade.To help remind Ketchum and Hailey residents of the many ways to make buildings healthier for both people and the planet, Kevin Dugan of Western Energy organized the second annual Green Building Expo, which was held this past weekend at the Hailey Masonic Lodge.“It’s good to keep...

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