Blaine County, Idaho – Join the Wood River Land Trust, Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and University of Idaho for a community conversation with Dennis Becker, Dean of the College of Natural Resources. Dennis will share his expertise on how the Wood River Valley community can mitigate and respond to wildland fires with cross-sector solutions. Scott Boettger, President of the Wood River Land Trust says, “In 2013, when the Beaver Creek fire burned 114,000 acres in our backyard, only one structure was lost. Credit is due to our local firefighters, as well as our local zoning codes— restricting development on hillsides and up remote drainages better prepared us to fight the fire.” In light of Dennis’ research and Blaine County’s wildfire history, Planning Director Cece Osborn at the Wood River Land Trust will discuss the interface between our built environment, community efforts, and surrounding open spaces. Tess O’Sullivan, The Nature Conservancy’s Land Conservation Strategy Lead, will share information about the Conservancy’s statewide approach to building resilient forests that includes the use of prescribed fire. Solutions to wildfires are multi-faceted, reliant on regional coordination, and key to preserving our community’s natural resources. Join us in a community conversation at Ketchum …
Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library’s Idaho Room. The group has a large, dedicated space for co-working!
The Hailey Public Library will host the 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Friday, September 15, 4:00-7:00 PM at Town Center West. Celebrate our community’s rich Hispanic traditions with these family-friendly offerings: music by Quinta Generaćion; food from Taqueria Al Pastor (first 25 meals free!); face painting, tissue paper flowers, games and piñatas for the kids; and bilingual Lotería and prizes with callers Herbert Romero & friends. A bilingual StoryWalk© about a girl of Peruvian and American heritage will be installed at Town Center West, 9/14-10/12.
The 6th annual Hailey Hispanic Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday September 16th from 10 am to 8 pm at the Hailey Town Center West. Join us in celebrating our latin american and mexican cultures and recognizing our contributions and achievement of strenghtening hispanic mental health. There will be free games, bouncy houses, food vendors, cultural arts & crafts, resources, neighborhood fun and wide varierty of music. For more information contact Romero (208)309-5902 __________________________________________________________________________________ El 6to Festival anual de Herencia Hispana en Hailey se llevara a cabo el 16 de Septiembre desde las 10 am hasta las 8pm en el Hailey Town Center West (Calle Croy). Acompáñenos a celebrar nuestras culturas de Suramerica, Centro America y Mexicana. Reconociendo nuestra contribucion, logros y fortaleza de la salud mental de nuestra comunidad hispana. Habra juegos gratis, inflables, venta de comida, artes y manualidades, informacion, musica variada y diversion para toda la communidad. Para mas informacion, comunicarse con Romero (208) 309-5902
Exploremos la paz y tranquilidad que nos ofrece la naturaleza. Trae agua y zapatos para caminar afuera. Bienvenidas personas de todas las edades y habilidades fisicas. Experiencia previa no es necesaria.
It was true when Carl Sagan said, “we are made of star-stuff,” but we contain far more—a universe, in fact! Come spend the evening with visiting Astronomer-in-Residence Dr. Lindsay DeMarchi. Relax as we unwind into dazzling mixtures of nebulae and galaxies, with commentary from history’s great poets and writers alike. We will reminisce with stars about the end of their lives, and how their cosmic legacy has been handed down to us on our humble Earth. Presented in partnership with the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve Astronomer-in-Residence Program. Dr. DeMarchi is a 2023 Astronomer in Residence with the CIDSP, supported by Boise State University with support from NASA. Registration is recommended to save a seat. This program will also be livestreamed and available to watch later. Dr. Lindsay DeMarchi is an interdisciplinary space environmentalist and stellar mortician, proudly engaging the public on all matters dark and wondrous. She is the Astronomer-in-Residence at the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve and author of numerous scientific articles to bring awareness to outer-space sustainability and light pollution. She is most passionate about empowering the cultural and personal connections each individual has to the night sky and their role in environmental stewardship.
Would you like to practice and continue to learn Spanish in a conversational environment, discussing real-world topics? Join Sara Pettit (Sarita) from 5:15-6:00 p.m. each Thursday in April and May for this early evening conversational time, intended for intermediate-and-above Spanish language learners. Come sharpen your proficiency and comfort with the language by listening, speaking, sharing your opinion and narrating. Drop-in, no registration required.
The Hailey Public Library is launching Neighborly Spanish, a free 6-week class taught on Mondays by retired local teacher Jim King. The class will offer basic Spanish language skills seasoned with a little history and culture. Enrollment limited to 20. Registration required to [email protected]. Town Center West.