August 22, 2010 |
Just an hour north of Sun Valley, Idaho's celebrity hot spot, lies the Stanley Basin — an amazing region surrounded by snow-capped mountains, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, with the Salmon River — also known as the "River of No Return" — running right through the middle. Some 20 years ago, I spent serious time in this basin skiing and backpacking in the surrounding mountains, first with acclaimed Idaho mountaineering guide Joe Leonard and later alone or with various backpacking buddies.
August 22, 2010 |
THE BEST WAY TO STANLEY, IDAHO From LAX, nonstop service to Boise is offered on United and Alaska, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Delta and Frontier. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $312. The drive time from Boise is a little more than two scenic hours. WHERE TO STAY Redfish Lake Lodge, Highway 75, Stanley; (208) 774-3536, http://www.redfishlake.com . Rates start at $70 for a room with shared bath. There are many campgrounds in the area for both RVs and tent campers.
October 28, 2009 |
An Idaho hockey team was suspended from a city ice rink after players engaged in a game of "strip hockey" -- shedding a piece of uniform every time a practice shot missed its mark. As redress for last Wednesday's incident, Boise banished the Idaho Junior Steelheads team from Idaho Ice World for four days. One 17-year-old player who shed his underwear was suspended until next week. Police are investigating whether public decency laws were violated, a spokeswoman said. An adult whose daughter was on an adjacent rink called a city hotline to complain.
April 11, 1989
Boise Cascade Corp. has agreed in principle to sell most of the assets of its Specialty Paperboard division for an undisclosed price to a private investment group, but Boise will retain a 30% equity interest . . . Salomon Bros. Inc., the brokerage arm of Salomon Inc., said it and investor group Miller Tabak Hirsch & Co. will buy Grand Union Co., an Elmwood Park, N.J.-based supermarket chain, in a $1.2-billion deal . . . Aca Joe, a San Francisco-based chain of men's clothing stores that has been operating under bankruptcy court protection since last May, announced that its reorganization plan was approved by Federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King.
August 26, 2005
Re "Hollywood shuffle," editorial, Aug. 25 I cannot believe that any elected member of a government would even consider giving a tax break to the entertainment industry, which confuses its investors about profit and loss. This hypocrisy on the part of the star-struck politicians gave me an idea: Why not refuse to let any movie not principally made in California use the term "Hollywood" in its promotional material? This may sound silly at first, but think about the long-term effect.
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January 9, 2004 |
Eleven-year-old Kendra Carpentier of Boise, Idaho, was telling me about her budding modeling career when I noticed a line forming behind her at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Several other children among the hundreds attending the "Hooray for Hollywood" convention, hosted by the International Modeling and Talent Assn., thought I was an agent or talent scout. Is that what I look like? Maybe I should hang a shingle. S. Lo's Hollywood Connection.