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The Sun Valley Guide is distributed free twice yearly to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area communities.

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editor's note

It does not take long to discover that beyond offering a spectacular vacation setting, the Wood River Valley and its environs comprise an unusual mix of people—diverse in their expertise and pursuits.

One of the goals of the Sun Valley Guide is to seek out and bring to light some of these rare personalities and their talents. Consider, for example, our feature on John Lane, a man who, with great artistry, brings World War II planes to life again. By contrast, we also feature the story of two Wood River Valley men who crossed the vast Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness by pack string.

In the Arts department, one of the shining stars we profile is Dick Brown. He has taken choral performances in the valley to a brand new level. Also in Arts, you will get a peek into the quirky world of sculptor R.C. Hink—a place where wooden trout swim through walls and cowboy boots hold up four poster beds.

In Living, we learn what valley residents are doing on the cutting edge of design: sheepherder wagons transformed into luxurious living spaces and garden rooms that link a home’s interior to the outdoors.
Those more inclined to recreation will find our article on Olympic gold medallist Dick Fosbury and his revolutionary “Fosbury Flop” fun reading. Or perhaps motorcycle touring across Idaho is of interest.

And last, but not least, there is food. In our Dining department you will find articles on the perfect summer foods: wine, cheese, and—don’t tell the kids—ice cream.

There is a lot to see and learn in this lovely valley. We hope that this issue of the Sun Valley Guide starts you on your way.

— Adam Tanous, Editor



Michael Ames is a columnist and reporter for the Idaho Mountain Express and a Sun Valley based freelance writer. He is the founder of The Street, launched in 1999 as Colby College’s original humor magazine.

Dick Dorworth is a columnist for the Idaho Mountain Express and a freelance writer. He has lived in the Wood River Valley for many years and, despite a great deal of exploration, has not found better alpine, Nordic or backcountry skiing anywhere in North America.

Dana DuGan is a staff writer for the Idaho Mountain Express, gardener and performing arts connoisseur.

Gregory Foley is a staff writer and food columnist for the Idaho Mountain Express. His recently published novel, “The Clarity of Light,” was written after he spent four years scouring France for the ultimate pairings of wine and cheese.

Matt Furber is a staff writer for the Idaho Mountain Express. Writing is his tool for expressing rewarding experiences found exploring the outdoors, learning foreign languages and contemplating cross-cultural differences at home and abroad.

Pat Murphy, a former Florida and Arizona newspaper editor and publisher and radio talk show host, is a freelance writer living in Ketchum.

Barbara Perkins, associate editor of the Sun Valley Guide and former editor of the Idaho Mountain Express, when not writing or designing Web sites, is touring the West on her 100-year anniversary edition Harley-Davidson.

David N. Seelig is both a freelance photographer and a staff photographer for the Idaho Mountain Express. He was in New York for years working as a rock ’n’ roll and sports photographer.

Greg Stahl, a staff writer for the Idaho Mountain Express, sometimes gets writer’s block. When that happens, he is assigned to scribe stories about quirky local history and hiking.

Megan Thomas is a graduate of Colby College who returned to her Idaho roots to work as a reporter for the Idaho Mountain Express while pursing a graduate degree from the University of Ketchum.

Jody Zarkos is a sports reporter for the Idaho Mountain Express and sports director at KECH and KSKI Radio in Ketchum. She is a soccer hack who does not wear shin guards.



Pam Morris

Adam Tanous

Associate Editors
Barbara Perkins, Ken Retallic

Michael Ames, Dick Dorworth, Dana DuGan, Gregory Foley, Matt Furber, Pat Murphy, Barbara Perkins, Greg Stahl, Megan Thomas

Staff Photographer
David N. Seelig

Art Director
Evelyn Phillips

Production Manager
Tony Barriatua

Ad Production & Web Site Designer
Rich Trevillian

Graphic Artists
Lisa Larroquette, Megan Thomas, Rich Trevillian

Business Manager
Connie Johnson

Marketing/Sales Director
David Thouvenel

Advertising Executives
Miranda BeVier, Jason DeLance, James Mitchell, Jerry Seiffert, Gayle Kerr

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