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A Roundup of Exciting News from Local Organizations

Unveiling Culinary Delights and Western Heritage

For over 150 years, sheep have traversed the Wood River Valley of Idaho, an enduring tradition celebrated worldwide. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival, a "Top Ten Fall Festival," marks its 27th anniversary from October 4-8, 2023, in Sun Valley. This jubilant event commemorates the annual sheep migration from mountain pastures to winter grazing, an authentic living history spotlighted by the Festival's unique essence. Showcasing the rich heritage of sheep ranching in Idaho and the West. It's a weekend of culture, arts, and history, with Basques, Scots, and Peruvians taking the spotlight all with the backdrop of the stunning Wood River Valley.

Laura von Boecklin Curry Joins Idaho Commission on the Arts

Laura von Boecklin Curry has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Idaho Commission on the Arts. As a state agency operating under the Office of the Governor, the Commission champions artistic excellence, arts education, and community investment. Curry's leadership aims to expand arts access, foster creative placemaking, and enhance Idaho's creative economy. Curry assumed the role on August 7, succeeding Michael Faison, who retired after 16 years. With over a decade of executive-level experience in arts and human service organizations, Curry led Ballet Idaho through the pandemic and served as Executive Director of the College of Western Idaho Foundation. She holds a BA from Southern Methodist University and is passionate about the power of art to unite and uplift communities.

Brundage Mountain's Transformative Upgrades

Brundage Mountain Resort is making significant progress on its $25-$30 million improvement plan, with three key projects at the forefront. The Centennial Chairlift is being upgraded to a high-speed quad, enhancing access to south-side terrain. The Mountain Adventure Center (MAC) is under construction at the base area, along with revamped Mountain Sports School facilities. The new Northwoods residential area is receiving essential infrastructure. The resort aims to enhance guest experiences and reduce ride times, with the upgraded lift set to debut in Winter 2023-24. The improvements align with Brundage Mountain's commitment to better serve skiers, snowboarders, and families.

  • PC: Ellen Hansen
  • Artist: Amiri Osman

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Photo: The hosted the Sagebrush Soirée on July 27 at Smiley Creek Lodge, raising funds for Sawtooth National Recreation Area enhancements. protecting open spaces, enhancing recreational facilities and services, and facilitating stewardship of this incredible natural asset.