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2023 Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Join The Community Library and its Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History for the Induction Ceremony of the Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The Sun Valley Winter Sports Hall of Fame honors the significant contributions of legendary local athletes and visionaries who have not only achieved in their sport or industry, but have given back to the Wood River Valley community in ways that have furthered the development of the sport: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Snowboarding, and Freestyle Skiing. This year’s inductees are Judy Blumberg (Figure Skating), John “Cub” Burke (Ice Hockey), Heather Flood Daves (Alpine Skiing), Marc Mast (Adaptive Alpine Skiing and Adaptive Nordic Skiing), and Jonna Mendes (Alpine Skiing). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a reception will follow at 7:00 p.m. across the street at the Library’s Wood River Museum of History and Culture. Seating is limited, and registration is required to attend. This event will also be livestreamed, and a recording will be available to view later. Register and learn more at The Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History, established in 1982, is comprised of the Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room, the Wood River …

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24hrs with a Local

24hrs with a Local: Hockey player Mike (Taco) Curry, March

If you’ve seen a Sun Valley Suns hockey game in the last ten years, then you already know Mike Curry, better known as “Taco” to those in the know. The Alaska native moved to Ketchum about ten years ago and has been playing defense for the Suns ever since. When he’s not on the ice, Mike works from his home in Warm Springs doing headhunting for Walmart Global Tech. In the winter, he enjoys snowboarding and snowmobiling (in addition to hockey, of course) and in the summer spends lots of time on the lake water skiing and doing a bit of fishing. We caught up with Mike to see what his perfect March day in Sun Valley entails. How does your morning start? Mike: I’d start out with breakfast at either the Kneadery or something quick at Wrapcity. At the Kneadery I like the cowboy benedict—it’s rock solid. At Wrapcity I get the Mayday wrap.   What’s after breakfast? Mike: I’d hit the mountain for a couple runs, nothing too crazy. I’m a snowboarder, so I try to stay off steep pitches so I can cruise; usually I’ll do Broadway top to bottom for my first run of the day. …