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

Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper will receive the Sun Valley Guide with their subscription.

Jennifer Tuohy, Sun Valley Guide Editor

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Snow-capped mountains and fiery
fall foliage...

Such words conjure images of the quintessential fall season in Sun Valley. Indisputably the local’s favorite off-season, fall is celebrated in this issue of the Sun Valley Guide through stories for and about the vibrant local population of our valley.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, join us in celebrating four local women and their inspiring tales of survival. Then, take a ride into the backcountry with Boone Campbell. Hailey born and bred, this taciturn young man embodies the myth of the Western cowboy. Unearth the truth about how Idaho really became the potato state (hint: it’s all about McDonald’s), and investigate the reality of slack in Sun Valley: Is it a real misery or is its existence becoming a myth?

We also explore the importance of art in our mountain communities. In Hailey, the encouragement of the arts is becoming a boon to the city’s economy. And in Ketchum, the proliferation of serene sculptures, paintings and murals in public places is bringing balance and joy to life’s everyday moments.

So, let the Sun Valley Guide be your guide to real life in this valley. From the personalities to the places and everything in between.

Jennifer Tuohy


Van Gordon Sauter was executive vice president of the CBS Broadcast Group and chairman of the California Boxing Commission. He abhors horses but stands in awe of those who ride them for a living. Sauter’s favorite mode of transport is his ‘57 Chevy Apache pickup.







Matt Furber is a freelance writer learning the language of the farm while roaming the earth. Potatoes, an economical and nutritious food, including roasted, new potatoes, the occasional baker, and loads of French fries, have sustained his study of the Idaho spud.








Dana DuGan, a Hailey resident, is a staff writer for the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper. When not producing stories for this magazine and the paper, she is the wary mother of two wildly wicked and wonderful girls, a gardener, sometime actor and co-producer of the Back Alley Party.






Pam Morris

Jennifer Tuohy

copy editor
Barbara Perkins

Michael Ames, Scott Douglas, Dana DuGan, Jon Duval, Matt Furber, Deb Gelet, Jason Kauffman, Molly Kukachka, Sabina Dana Plasse
and Van Gordon Sauter

Emilie DuPont, Todd Kaplan, Paulette Phlipot, Chris Pilaro, David N. Seelig, Kirsten Shultz and Craig Wolfrom

art director
Evelyn Phillips

production manager
Tony Barriatua

business manager
Connie Johnson

ad production & web site designer
Colin McCauley

marketing/sales director
David Thouvenel

advertising executives
William Pattnosh and Gayle Kerr

Idaho Press Club
Awards 2006

1st place General Excellence, 2004 & 2005, 2nd place General Excellence, 2006

Magazine writing: Serious Feature

1st place, 2nd place and
Honorable Mention

Magazine writing: Light Feature

1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and three Honorable Mentions

Magazine Photography, 2006

1st place and 2nd place