Finding peace at Boulder Mountain Clayworks
Cristy Sellas
Donna put us in contact with Ruth Nelson, one of the instructors at BMC, and my daughter and I began weekly lessons. Our first lesson taught us some basic facts right off the bat. First, it’s much harder than it looks. I watched a few YouTube videos before working with Ruth, and those pros made it look easy. It is not easy. But it is fun, challenging, and messy in a good way. And the research proved true, it is remarkably soothing. We found ourselves in a zoned-out state of bliss as that wheel spun and we attempted to shape our clay. [...]
Idaho entrepreneurs take ice cream industry by storm with a little help from Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran
Kate Hull
Jeremy and his wife, Kaitlyn, are the owners and founders behind Crispy Cones, a cutting-edge take on the traditional ice cream cones that are as delicious as unique. Rather than your typical crunchy waffle or sugar cone, Crispy Cones uses a fresh dough cone, akin to a pastry, that is grilled rotisserie-style and covered with cinnamon and sugar or a specialty powder. Then, a gourmet flavor of ice cream or fruits fills the cones and spirals on top for a sweet treat unlike any other. [...]
A growing refuge for those with cancer and other challenges
Karen Bossick
The amphitheater was funded by Wood River Valley residents Sam Adicoff and Sue Conner in memory of their daughter Sarah. Sarah attended camp in 2006 after her cancer diagnosis, returning for the next five years as a camper and a junior counselor. [...]
Sustainable practice of thrifting as consignment hits the mainstream fashion world
Kate Hull
According to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company’s State of Fashion growth trends, the fashion industry is worth more than $2.5 trillion, with more than 100 billion garments produced annually. For shoppers, however, sustainability peaks as the most important factor for nearly 60 percent of consumers, leading the way for the secondhand fashion sect to see growth topping 127% in the past year. [...]
Sun Valley ski inventions over the ages
Dick Dorworth
Sun Valley has been at the forefront of more skiing progress, growth and inventions since it opened in December 1936 than can be mentioned here. It continues to do so in numerous areas, including ski gear. [...]
An innovative giant in slope fashion anchored in Sun Valley
Kate Hull
No resort better embodies the cultural idiom of ‘fashion and function’ than Sun Valley. And no luxury athletic brand is as rooted in the innovative, high-performance ski apparel seen on those slopes or the chic, fashion-forward statements dotting the après scene as German luxury ski fashion brand, Bogner. The athletic brand icon and Sun Valley are a match made in winter-sports-fashion heaven.  [...]
The show must go on—updating an iconic original!
Karen Bossick
Sun Valley's outdoor ice rink is an iconic staple of this world-class winter sports town, but when the iconic arena started to show it's age last year it was time for a revamp. The work put in to build a new rink was a spectacular show of a different sort [...]
The best part of living in Sun Valley is the fall 'slack' season
Ben Bradley
For Sun Valley locals, 'slack' is the seasonal downturn in tourism that brings more peace and fewer people to the usually busy valley. In the midst of the pandemic it appeared 'slack' was forgone, but this year we have seen the slow-paced months of fall and spring return [...]
Sun Valley Community School considers building staff housing in Elkhorn
Karen Bossick
Sun Valley Community School has never fallen short of providing their students with an all encompassing K-12 experience. However, a lack of assured affordable housing is making the teacher hiring process difficult, and the proposal of a new housing project may be the answer. [...]
Hempitecture’s green solutions take root in Idaho
"Once a builder tries our products, they can quickly appreciate the unique advantages hemp can deliver. - Jonnie Pedersen, Communications Director [...]