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Encyclopedia > Hailey, Idaho

Hailey is a city in central Idaho. It is in Blaine County in the Wood River Valley. The population was 6200 at the 2000 census. Hailey is the county seat of Blaine CountyGR6 and the site of Friedman Memorial Airport. From 1882 to 1895 Hailey was the county seat of now-defunct Alturas County. The resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley is 15 miles (24 km) north, and the town of Bellevue is a few miles south. The elevation of Hailey is 5330 feet (1624 m) above sea level. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blaine County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... The Wood River Valley is an area of Idaho that encompases the towns of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Friedman Memorial Airport (IATA: SUN, ICAO: KSUN), formerly known as Sun Valley Airport is a public airport located in the town of Hailey serving Sun Valley, Idaho and the surrounding areas in the Wood River Valley. ... Alturas County was a county in Idaho Territory and later the state of Idaho from 1864 to 1895. ... Ketchum is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,003. ... Sun Valley is an affluent resort community in Blaine County, Idaho, USA, adjacent to the city of Ketchum. ... Bellevue is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...


Hailey is the current home of retired tennis player Mats Wilander. Actors and former couple Bruce Willis and Demi Moore also lived in the town. The writer Ezra Pound was born here in 1885. Mats Wilander (born August 22, 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor and singer. ... Demi Moore (born November 11, 1962) is an American actress. ... Ezra Pound in 1913. ...

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Geography

Hailey is located at 43°30′54″N, 114°18′23″W (43.514937, -114.306251)GR1. Image File history File links IDMap-doton-Hailey. ...


A TerraServer Aerial Photo from 8/9/1992


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 km² (3.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,200 people, 2,389 households, and 1,603 families residing in the city. The population density was 757.5/km² (1,959.3/mi²). There were 2,557 housing units at an average density of 312.4/km² (808.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.68% White, 0.26% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.02% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.95% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,389 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.09. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 37.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $51,347, and the median income for a family was $56,379. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $29,025 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,255. About 4.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

"Home of the Wolverines." Hailey provides several schools in the Blaine County School System. Hailey Elementary is located in the center of Hailey and Woodside Elementary, that recently opened in the 2006, is located in the south of Hailey. Wood River Middle School is locate in the north of Hailey and Wood River High School, which opened a new state-of-the-art campus in 2003, is located near the Foxmoor subdivsion. Wood River High School is a high school in Hailey, Idaho. ...


The Silver Creek Alternative School is a positive addition to the Valley, providing a different avenue for students who have struggled in a typical school setting.


The College of Southern Idaho's Blaine Country Center is located in Hailey. It is a Junior College that offers a variety of academic and enrichment courses. The College of Southern Idaho is a two-year community college in Twin Falls, Idaho. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ...


National qualifier for the National Forensics League Mark Estrebillo also lives in Hailey.


Outdoor life

Hailey is surrounded by the Sawtooth National Forest. Hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, BMX riding, horseback riding, fishing, ice skating and river activities (such as fishing), are popular in Hailey, Idaho. Sawtooth National Forest is located in the U.S. states of Idaho and Utah. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Downhill Ski Racing This article is about snow skiing. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder on trial Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... A BMX Race. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ...


Hailey had its own ski mountain called Rotarun Ski Hill. The mountain is much smaller than its local cousin at the Sun Valley Resort. However, sledding is free and the day lift prices are very low. A rope tow or handle tow takes the skiier up the mountain. Sun Valley is the name of several places in the United States of America: Sun Valley, Idaho, a ski area and resort community in central Idaho Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley Sun Valley, Nevada, a suburb north of Reno Sun Valley, El Paso, Texas, a... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A ski tow, also called rope tow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ... A rope tow or ski tow. ...


Other mountains in Hailey are Carbonate, Quigley, Red Devil, and Della. These mountains are popular for hiking, mountain biking, dog walking and other outdoor activities. In organic chemistry, a carbonate is a salt of carbonic acid. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other meanings of this term, see Red Devils. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ...


Friedman Memorial Airport

The Friedman Memorial Airport provides daily direct flights to Salt Lake City, Boise and Seattle. Daily flights to Los Angeles, and Oakland are available seasonally. A daily flight to Denver will be available in 2007. The airport has a private terminal for small jets. Herbert Allen, Jr.'s annual summer executive retreat, Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is a regular client of Firedman Memorial Airport. The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... This article deals with the state capital of Idaho. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Herbert Allen, Jr. ... The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. ...


Publications and media

Hailey is the home to Sun Valley Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on fine dining, real estate and local events. Hailey has two local newspaper, The Wood River Journal (a weekly) and The Idaho Mountain Express. The Idaho Mountain Express is located in Ketchum, Idaho and is published every Monday and Friday. Ketchum is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,003. ...


KECH at 95.3 is a local radio station.


Plum TV is premiering in 2007 from Hailey, Idaho. Plum TV is a boutique network at upscale resort communities. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Independence Day

Every year, the town of Hailey, Idaho celebrates Independence Day as Days of the Old West. The celebration consists of four major events. Main Street is cleared and the sidewalks fill with spectators. At noon, a skit with a shoot out, is put on in the center of town. The next event is a parade. After the parade, the spectators gathers at Hop Porter Park for food and music. Evening activities include a rodeo and fireworks that is sponsored by Bruce Willis. An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nations assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or part of another state. ... Sketch comedy consists of a series of short comedy scenes, or sketches, commonly between one and ten minutes long. ... In an ice hockey shoot out, each coach selects five players from their team to take a breakaway against the opposing goalie. ... United States Marines on parade. ... It has been suggested that History of rodeo be merged into this article or section. ... Fireworks at Epcot, Florida, USA Fireworks at Epcot, Florida, USA The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House illuminated under New Years Eve Fireworks 2005 A fireworks event (also called a fireworks show) is a spectacular display of the effects produced by firework devices on various occasions. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor and singer. ...


Dalai Lama, 2005 visit

In 2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke at the Wood River High stadium, beginning his United States Tour. He spoke to over 20,000 people to commemorate 9/11. The Dalai Lama's speech was broadcast live on CNN. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, (born 1927) His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935) His Holiness is the official style or manner of address in reference to the leaders of certain religious groups. ... The 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933). ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Skate park

Hailey features a nationally renown skateboard park. The park has appeared in Thrasher magazine and many professional skateboarders have appeared, such as Tony Hawk and Bam Margera. Thrasher is a monthly skateboarding magazine founded in 1981 and currently edited by Jake Phelps. ... Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam This article is about the American skateboarder. ... Brandon Cole Bam Margera (born September 28, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a professional skateboarder, creator of the CKY skate/prank/stunt videos, and radio personality. ...


Growth

Hailey is growing at an extremely fast rate. There has, in fact, been a shift in growth of shoppping and fine dining from Ketchum and Sun Valley to Hailey. This growth has lead to the construction of three additional traffic lights. Hailey now has four total. Ketchum is the name of different towns in the United States of America. ... Sun Valley is the name of several places in the United States of America: Sun Valley, Idaho, a ski area and resort community in central Idaho Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley Sun Valley, Nevada, a suburb north of Reno Sun Valley, El Paso, Texas, a...


Hailey's growth has also created an increase of illegal drug use in the community. Drugs have become a major community concern. Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ...


Notable people

Ezra Pound in 1913. ... The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. ... The racecourse is a classical meeting point for the people of Chester. ... Laverne Fator (1902 - May 16, 1937) was an American Hall of Fame jockey. ... Mats Wilander (born August 22, 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden) is a former World No. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Hailey, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (413 words)
Hailey is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho.
From 1882 to 1895 Hailey was the county seat of now-defunct Alturas County.
Hailey is located at 43°30'54" North, 114°18'23" West (43.514937, -114.306251)
City guide to Hailey, Idaho, USA (184 words)
Although recently the fastest growing city in the Wood River Valley, Hailey is a more sedate community than her northerly neighbors.
Hailey is where you will find the majority of the hard working people who keep the tourist economy of Ketchum and Sun Valley alive.
Founded in 1881, Hailey was a big beneficiary of the1880s mining boom.
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