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Papoose Club – New member Open House Social

Join Papoose Club! This is an annual event for anyone interested in joining the Papoose Club or just to learn more about this long time Valley tradition and see what we are all about.  From our social events to our meetings where we hear presentations and vote on where to disperse the funds raised all year through fundraisers and donations.Appetizers and beverages are provided at no charge. Come see what we are about, we love to share in the fun!

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Q&A with Pulitzer winner Martyna Majok & director Caitlin Sullivan

Pulitzer Prize winner & Tony Award nominee Martyna Majok returns to Ketchum with Off Broadway director Caitlin Sullivan to workshop a brand new play that Martyna has been writing with the support of Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. On September 27 at 5:30 PM, Martyna & Caitlin will participate in a special Q&A at The Argyros Performing Arts Center. Moderated by Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency Artistic Director John Baker, Martyna and Caitlin will speak about their work and collaboration before taking questions from the audience. The Q&A is FREE of charge. Space is limited, and reservations are required. This event is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency is a non-profit organization that gives playwrights time and resources to write in an inspired Idaho setting and provides the local community events that offer insight into writers’ creative processes. We foster new relationships between theatremakers and Idaho’s Wood River Valley community and fuel the American theatre with …

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Muralist John Zender Estrada – Exhibit & Talk!

The Hailey Public Library is delighted to host muralist John Zender Estrada for an art exhibit and free talk on Sunday, September 17, 3:30-6:00 PM at Town Center West. Enjoy colorful, original art work at a meet and greet with this renowned Los Angeles artist followed by a talk by Estrada about his life, work, artistic influences and the power of art to transform and heal. Part of HPL’s Hispanic Heritage Month offerings. Translation services available for non-English speakers.

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Cultura – Solito / El Salvador

The Hailey Public Library will host Cultura, a 4-part series celebrating the rich cultural traditions of our Hispanic neighbors. An Hispanic Heritage Month offering, Cultura invites community leaders to share personal stories, images, and conversation about their home countries. On Thursday, September 14, from 5:30-7:00 PM, Salvadoran and community advocate Herbert Romero and dual immersion teacher Edith Lopez Millard will discuss Javier Zamora’s remarkable memoir Solito which describes his illegal migration as a 9-year-old boy from El Salvador to the US to join his parents. Held at Town Center West, 116 S River.

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Sun Valley: Endless Options for Every Idaho Road Trip

After spending the last three summers backpacking in the Sawtooth Range, I was keen to explore the trails and dispersed camping in Sun Valley, which tend to fly under the radar. While I usually set my schedule in stone, this year I’ve been modifying it weekly as I adjust to the new normal with road tripping. With a wealth of options (plus a commitment to the safety of tourists and locals alike), Sun Valley has something for every traveler, budget and schedule — even those subject to change. Without further ado, here are some ideas and suggestions for an amazing Idaho fall road trip to Sun Valley. Where to Hike From the jagged peaks in the background to the catchy phrase painted on the roof, it’s easy to see why Pioneer Cabin is one of the more popular hikes in Sun Valley. With four different routes to the cabin, overcrowding on the trail is not an issue, thus making it a very appealing day hike. Hikers can access the cabin via the Pioneer Cabin Trail (8 miles roundtrip, 2,570 feet of gain), Long Gulch (9 miles roundtrip, 3,000 feet of gain), Johnstone Creek (12 miles roundtrip, 3,000 feet of gain) and …

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24hrs with a Local

24 hours with a Local: Hemingway Steam School Teacher Ross Parsons

Life has come full circle for Ross Parsons, a teacher at Hemingway Steam School, where he himself went to elementary school. The school expanded to pre-k through 8th grade in 2017, which was Ross’s first year teaching back at his alma mater. Before returning to the Valley and becoming a teacher, Ross worked as a field instructor at the McCall Outdoor Science School, ski patrolled at Snowbasin in Utah, and was a U.S. Forest Service/BLM River Ranger on the Salmon, Rogue, Owyhee, and Bruneau Rivers. He now teaches 6th grade science, 7th grade math, and 8th grade advisory, and works a second job as a ski patroller in the winters (taking after his father, Ron Parsons, a ski patroller since 1979). Ross’s wife, Mya, is a fellow teacher at Hemingway (5th grade). The two met through Mya’s brother, Ross’s best friend in college, and after dating long-distance between Ketchum and Breckenridge, Ross convinced her to move here. “You gotta import the good ones,” he says of his wife, describing her as his “best friend on the planet.” The two live on Warm Springs out Board Ranch, just past Penny Lake, with their eight-month-olds twins, Redd and Maeve (the birth of …

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Sun Valley Story Tour

The Story Tour is back for Trailing of the Sheep Join us on the Mountain Rides Blue Route from the Visitor Center in Ketchum for a one-hour free bus tour, guided by local volunteers, highlighting the area’s rich heritage. The bus leaves the Visitor Center at 10:15 am and returns after traveling to Warm Springs, Ketchum, Sun Valley and Elkhorn. (Space on the Mountain Rides bus is limited to 20 Story Tour passengers.  Early sign-ups are encouraged.  Register in advance – and no later than 9:45 am on tour day – for this tour by calling 208.726.3423, emailing [email protected], or in person at the Visitor Center, 491 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum.)

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‘LAY OF THE LAND’ An exhibition by FRANCES B. ASHFORTH at Hemmings Gallery on 340 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum Come meet the artist and celebrate the OPENING NIGHT on FRIDAY 9/1 from 5:00-7:30pm! “Land, water, mountains and deserts are what inspire Frances B. Ashforth. Her passion for fly fishing and time spent in remote places has allowed her to experience sparsely populated and wild lands across the United States. In her latest show ‘Lay of the Land’ at Hemmings Gallery, Ashforth’s paintings, drawings and waterbase monotypes reflect the geography and geology of intersecting habitats that she has visited and studied. She often orients her compositions along a strong horizon line, exploring its relationships within land, water and sky. Ashforth states, “I am acutely aware of the tension and balance within that line. Weather patterns and time of day temper this balance and translate to composition.” She manipulates light, perspective and contrasts within the elements of the studied habitats. Her work can appear deceptively simple and spare, yet by focusing on the details and editing the composition, Ashforth’s work evokes memory and knowledge that can only evolve from the focused study of a particular landscape.” More info at

Winter (Copy)

leaveitbetter.Winter in Sun Valley, IdahoWinter in Sun Valley, Idaho is unlike any mountain town out there. Sure, there’s a myriad of traits that are similar to other destinations but it is the feeling that you get here that is hard to duplicate. The people, the pace, the essence, the culture, and the lack of FOMO are a few elements that you have to experience in Sun Valley, Idaho to truly know it’s all about. We won’t try to explain it, but rather invite you to experience for yourself first-hand. In the event that you were looking for more details on what to do in Sun Valley in the winter, you’ll find downhill skiing & snowboarding, backcountry skiing & snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, snowmobiling, world-class arts & culture, a robust dining scene, and a wellness-oriented community. Inhale. Exhale. Slow it down. Loosen up. Pour a cup. Meet a local. Make a friend. Pay it forward. Take a hike. Take a nap. Sleep in. Stay out. Buy a round. Tip your server. Share a smile. Respect the land. Lend a hand. Be kind. Go well. Sun Valley, Idaho is calling. We look forward to seeing you.▸Frequently Asked Questions Question: Is …

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Labor Day at Sun Valley Resort

Labor Day Sip, Shop and Saddle Up – Sep 1 to 3 Join us in the Village Friday through Sunday with local vendors showcasing their unique western wear including bolo ties, turquoise & silver jewelry, silk scarves, custom hat bands, and more. The Sip and Shop is Friday through Sunday 9am to 7pm each day and wine is provided inside each store. Kemo Sabe Hat Pop Up – Sep 1 – 4 Check out the Kemo Sabe Hat Pop Up on the Boiler Room Patio in the Sun Valley Village featuring their renowned Grit Hats, Boots, and Buckles, and a lineup of top-notch jewelry. Friday to Monday 11am – 6pm Movie on the Pavilion Lawn – Sep 1 Join us on the Sun Valley Opera House Lawn on Friday, September 1st for a free screening of “The Princess Bride” at 7pm. Yoga at River Run – Sep 2 This summer, enjoy Yoga at River Run presented by Brass Ranch. All levels are welcome to these free one-hour classes held outdoors at River Run Plaza most Tuesdays & Saturdays. Space is limited, please arrive at 8:45am to register. Please bring your own mat and water, and we kindly ask that you leave your …