Saturday, June 30, 2012

GV Market on the 4th!

We are heading into the July 4th week, which is full of fun activities around the Valley. We hope you enjoy your Holiday on the 4th and let’s all remember to focus on safety during the upcoming fireworks celebrations.
At the Market, we’ve stocked up in anticipation of a busy week. If this weekend begins to sell us down, we have a delivery on Sunday and then again on Wed, the 4th in the early am….so we feel we have your needs covered. We apologize in advance if we run out of a popular product.
To plan for family BBQ’s don’t forget to check out our meat and chicken and hot dog value buys. As a fun treat, we brought in good ole fashioned watermelon “with” seeds to keep with the tradition.
Finally, feel free to park at the Market on the 4th. We’ll have designated parking areas for those that want to park and walk to the Park or into the downtown core for fireworks. We’ll reserve some spaces for customers going in and out and we’ll have some blocked off for the soap box derby at 12:30 that day.
Have a great Holiday week and we look forward to your next visit!!!!!!
Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

GV Radio Live on the 4th!

Garden Valley's "Golden Eagle Radio"

July 4 is the kickoff day for Garden Valley Radio, which will be called "Golden Eagle Radio" for now. Beginning at 10 a.m., announcers will provide information on the station and the July 4 events in Crouch, from the headquarters next to the old library. Broadcasting will be  on loud speaker for folks in Crouch.
Golden Eagle Radio will be providing music, book signings and author interviews, until parade time. After the parade, it will provide credit to the sponsors of the various events and the winners of each event. Sponsors of each event should go to the station and give them the sponsor name, activity name and winners' names.
If you are an author, join in and talk about your book, between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Here's the schedule so far:

Rich Smith interview and book signing -- 11:30 am
Elaine Ambrose interview and signing -- 4:30 and 5:30 pm
Gretchen Anderson interview and signing -- 5:00 pm

Thanks to Larry Leasure for providing the headquarters building and to Rex LeFevre for leading the effort on the radio. The website, presently under construction and updating, is found at

Saturday, June 23, 2012

GV Summertime Market !

Welcome to Summer 2012! We have your Summer needs covered at the Market, with products ranging from Summer fruits, vegetables and meats, to Summer activity items such as rafts and float tubes to hiking books, coolers, cups, pitchers, ice cream makers and accessories and more! Come on in and discover the wide range of products with great value pricing.

Don't forget to check out the sale on Kerr canning jars, as it ends on June 27th!

Produce has great buys this week and you'll love the fresh corn, the watermelon and the berries. The cherries have been getting good reviews and we even carry cherry pitters.

This weekend is the Terrace Lakes Arts and Wine festival and the Crouch Farmers Market. When you’re out and about, stop by and see us.
Soon the 4th of July will be upon us. We're excited to be a sponsor for the first annual Soap Box derby for the local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop. Come on down on the 4th to our Parking lot to see these handmade cars race each other. The scouts are so excited and they will be out in the community looking for additional funding help, such as sponsoring a car.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook. Our page is updated daily with specials, recipes, menu items and more! We look forward to your next visit.

 Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market

Friday, June 22, 2012

Support Our 4th of July!

Help support the Fireworks by purchasing one of the above fireworks.    All donations are greatly appreciated, and a special thanks and your name will be printed in the Idaho World.   If you would like to donate, please contact:  GV Chamber of Commerce 462-5003 Diane Caughlin @ Julie Leslie @

The 4th of July celebration costs several thousand dollars to put on each year, monies we have to raise to make it happen. If you, your family and friends have fun year after year, please help us with any size donation. There are cans all around town to drop your change in, or you can donate to the fireworks fund and be acknowledged in our thank-you publication.
· BIG SHOT $100.00
· BIG BOOMER $75.00
· BLACK CAT $50.00
· SPARKLER $25.00
You can also purchase GV Gear, with the Chamber Logo; we have hats, visors, vests, t-shirts, mugs, shot glasses, and insulated tumblers. We will also have “I survived the 4th or "July in Crouch Idaho”, and this year’s theme, “Red, White & Wild”, 4th of July T-shirts. They are available at many members stores as well as the Chamber Booth, which will be located in front of GV Communications on the 4th.

For more info, please contact or call 462-5003.
***Hey Everyone,
I just got off the phone with Bryan Wewers our Idaho Power Chamber Representative; he will match the First 4-$100.00 (BIG SHOT) donations the Chamber receives for the Fireworks Fundraiser!
Thanks so much, Idaho Power and Bryan!!! Who can help us out with this? The fireworks alone cost $2500.00 + advertising, cash prizes for the parade, prizes for the kids games, signs etc…
Also, don’t forget, you can help out by buying the last 10 Starlight Tickets, all proceeds go to the 4th of July Celebration!!!
Diane Caughlin, President
Greater Garden Valley area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 10
Garden Valley, Idaho 83622
208-462-5003 or 208-462-4620
FAX 208-462-3321

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chamber Plans Red, White & Wild 4th of July!

2012 GV Chamber of Commerce
4th of July Celebration

Theme: RED, WHITE and WILD!

All 4th of July activities will be held on Wednesday, July 4th in and around the city of Crouch (except the EMT golf tournament which will be held at Terrace Lakes). 

7:30am Life Flight and Air St. Luke’s will bring their helicopters to Terrace Lakes Resort for everyone to tour.

8:00am GOLF CART PARADE followed by the annual CROUCH VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE’S GOLF SCRAMBLE @ TERRACE LAKES RESORT Call 462-3314 to register. For donations, the Crouch Ambulance Service will provide hot coffee and donuts for breakfast, and hamburgers and hotdogs, complete with chips, drinks and, of course, watermelon for lunch. There will also be a Silent Auction. For more info please call 462-3370.

Two options to choose…$5.00 per person 10 and over-2 Pancakes, 2 Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs, Coffee, Tea and Orange Juice and $4.00 per child under 12 -1 pancake, 1 Sausage Link, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice

9:00-9:20am 12
July 4TH ANNUAL FLAG RAISING CEREMONY at GARDEN VALLEY PROPERTIES features CUB SCOUT TROUPE 310 presenting the colors and GEN. JACK KANE (Ret). With a short and moving tribute to our nation’s birthday, and the STARLIGHT MTN. THEATRE Singers.

Street Vendors in downtown Crouch with Children’s games in Weilmunster Park. Please contact CJ Scharf, Vendor Coordinator at for more information and to reserve your spot.

10:00am-4:00pm CHAMBER JAIL Do you know any da-gum varmints out there you’d like to throw in Jail? Well for just a $5.00 donation, you can keep ‘em off the streets of Crouch for 20 minutes! Of course for another $5.00 donation, they can bail themselves out, and not serve the time! Great fun!

"DRESS UP YOUR FAVORITE POOCH" event in Weilmunster Park. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place most Patriotic Pooch!!! Sponsored by CANINE CLIPPER and OUTFITTERS TRADING POST

10:00-10:30am RING TOSS GAME
in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players. Sponsored by MIDDLEFORK MAGIC ON THE RIVER, CABIN RENTAL

10:30-11:00am BEAN BAG TOSS
in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players. Sponsored by Mc LAIN ELECTRIC, INC.

Sign up for the River Race: bus leaves the GV Market at 11:30 sharp!

11:00-11:30am BEAN BAG TOSS in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players. Sponsored by Mc LAIN ELECTRIC, INC.

at Weilmunster Park ~for the kids to check out! Sponsored by GV FIRE FIREFIGHTERS

11:00am-3:00pm WAGON RIDES
around Crouch. Sponsored by GV TRAIL RIDES, $5.00 or a donation

11:30am-sign up SOAP BOX DERBY at the Garden Valley Market parking lot, Sponsored by the GARDEN VALLEY MARKET

11:30-12:00pm BEAN BAG TOSS
in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players. Sponsored by SUN COUNTRY SALON

from the Community Church parking lot to the Crouch Bridge. Bring your favorite floating device!! Winners will receive two seats on a half day raft trip on the Main. Entry fee is $2.00 per person, which entitles you to a groovy IWU scarf and a shuttle ride to the drop of point. All minors must have parents/guardians wavier signed, all adult entrants must sign a waiver and ALL participants must wear life jackets, no exceptions. If you don’t have a life jacket, you can donate $2.00 towards the fireworks fund and use on of IWU’s. Sponsored by IDAHO WHITE WATER UNLIMITED

in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players.

12:30-Finish PACK 310 SOAP BOX DERBY at the Garden Valley Market parking lot,

12:30-1:00pm WATER BALLOON TOSS Sponsored by YOUNG LIFE
in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players.

1:00-1:30pm BEACH BALL VOLLEY BALL Sponsored by the GV SENIORS Marcie Pyorre in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players.

1:30-2:00pm BEACH BALL VOLLEY BALL Sponsored by the GV SENIORS, Marcie Pyorre in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players.  

2:00-2:30pm WATER BALLOON TOSS Sponsored by YOUNG LIFE in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players.  

2:30-3:00pm GAME IN THE PARK TBD Sponsored by Mt. LANDSCAPE in Weilmunster Park, prizes for all players  

3:00-3:30pm WATER BALLOON RELAY Sponsored by IAN GEE Attorney at LAW in Weilmunster Park prizes for all players. 

4:00pm DUCK RACE Sponsored by LES BOIS CREDIT UNION. Ducks may be pre purchased at Les Bois prior to the 4th, or at the Chamber of Commerce Booth on the 4th. Ducks are $5.00 each and all proceeds go to the G V Chamber to help pay for the 4h of July celebration. 1st $100.00, 2nd $75.00 & 3rd $50.00  

6:00pm PARADE ~ Line up in the Starlight Mt. Theatre Ticket area, and it goes ONE TIME to the Rodeo Grounds. WET ZONE will be strictly enforced. The wet zone is between the old Bass Mt. Goods Store and the GVP Driveway, ONLY! If participants spray water anywhere else, they will be banned from future parades! 1st Prize $100.00, 2nd $75.00, 3rd $50.00. Sponsored by the GARDEN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

10:00pm Fireworks-Sponsored by the GVChamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 14, 2012

School Board Vacancy


School Board Trustee Position, Zone III

The Board of the Garden Valley School District announces a Trustee vacancy for Trustee Zone III, effective immediately.

Requirements for the position include being a legal resident of the designated Trustee Zone, energy and enthusiasm for the District and its schools, the ability to work within the duties and responsibilities of school trustees, make difficult decisions in the face of popular sentiment, and the ability to spend the necessary time for training, meeting preparation, and meeting attendance and participation.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest answering the following questions:

1.      Why do you wish to serve on the Garden Valley School District Board of Trustees?

2.      What experience, knowledge, skills, or training do you have that would benefit the Board?

3.      What do you see your role on the board as being?

The deadline for letters of interest is 4:00 pm, July 6, 2012, and should be sent to Connie Bartel, Clerk of the Board, PO Box 710, Garden Valley, ID  83622, or delivered to the District office at 1053 Banks Lowman Road.

Should the Board wish to conduct interviews applicants will be notified and a date and time agreed upon.

The successful applicant will be sworn in at the next convening meeting of the Board, and will serve the remainder of the term associated with the vacant position through July, 2015.

For questions about the Garden Valley School District, the application process, or boundaries of the vacant Zone, please contact Connie Bartel by email at or by telephone at 462-3756.

Thank you for your interest in the Garden Valley School District

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Great Deals for Starlight Mountain Theatre!

Starlight Mountain Theatre

25% off Sale Section A

Dramatic Savings in Section A
Treat yourself to an evening of quality family entertainment and save. You will save 25% on tickets in Section A for performances of Fiddler On The Roof on Monday, June 11th, Friday, June 15th and Monday, June 18th by mentioning this flyer.

Monday's June 11rh & June 18th
Sale Price: $ 13.50
List Price: $ 18.00
Your savings per ticket:$ 4.50

Monday's June 11rh & June 18th
Sale Price: $ 18.00
List Price: $ 24.00
Your savings per ticket:$ 6.00

Call 208-462-5523 to receive savings!

Reduced rates for Section's B & C
Treat yourself to an evening of quality family entertainment and save. You will save 10% on tickets in Section's B & C for performances of Fiddler On The Roof on Monday, June 11th, Friday, June 15th and Monday, June 18th by mentioning this flyer.
Call 208-462-5523 to receive savings!

About Us
Starlight Mountain Theatre provides the best in family entertainment by producing four quality Broadway Musicals each summer on the banks of the Payette River in Beautiful Garden Valley, Idaho. Just a short hour drive from Boise.

2012 Summer Season
Fiddler On The Roof
Legally Blonde, The Musical
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Starlight Mountain Theatre
P.O. Box 425
Garden Valley, Idaho 83622
Join our mailing list by going to our website @ and
clicking on the the tab at the right of the homepage.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Rainy Day at Crouch Farmers Market

Christy Jauregui keeps warm in her winter duds while she sells
colorful vinyl bags, tee-shirts, book magnets, and
reader gift bags for the Friends of the Garden Valley Library.
Be sure to buy a raffle ticket for two months free membership
at Terrace Lakes Resort.
For all of the creative products presented at Crouch Farmers Market last Saturday, crafters, cooks and growers were mostly endeavorng to keep warm and keep company with each other. This was a good time for bonding and taking photos, as the rain matter...these talented people will be here every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 1:00 in the afternoon, with their goodies and arts.
Velma Coulter with her sweets.

Mary Kay Jones keeps her feet warm.

Peter Hall in jeans and sweatshirt
in JUNE??
This is the big Kahuna, usually in
shorts and Hawaiian shirt.
One delicious treat Peter can't sell.

Lois Heffernan is making gorgeous jewelry these days.

...ahem...well, she makes great jewelry...

Jo Rais hats are always a hit.

Dale is half of TiffnDale Willow Furniture--
check out the GV Daily News photo.

Right around the corner at the park were activities for
the North Fork Kayak championships.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Notes from GV Market

We hope this message finds everyone well and with your power restored after Monday’s storms! We were pleased our Generator kicked on immediately and ran the entire evening saving our perishables and allowing the store to operate normally.

In any event, we have alot happening in Crouch this weekend and hopefully you can join us. The International Kayak races began Saturday and will run this weekend. Shuttles are available. Contact Idaho Whitewater Unltd. 462-1900 to find out times and locations for shuttles and events.

Starlight Mountain Theatre season began and they’re off and running. Stop in the deli for a quick bite before the performance!

 What’s happening at the Market? Well, the 30 day deals for June are on in full force. There is a great $5.00 coupon value which is a combination of Keebler Graham Crackers, Hershey chocolate bar and marshmallows for smores of course. We were out of stock on Keebler Graham crackers, so we are honoring the coupon with Western Family Graham Crackers. Don’t forget to take advantage of the other coupon for canning jars. We have plenty available and can order throughout the month.

On a bittersweet note, our butcher of 10 years, Annie, has officially decided to retire for the 20th time in her life. Annie worked many years for Safeway and Winco prior to retiring from each. We always joked she was retired already……she just decided to work a couple of days a week for us. She leaves a lasting legacy of bringing quality custom cut meats to the valley. Annie was a great teacher so we have other meat cutters ready to continue her great work. She’s not leaving the valley and you’ll see her at the Farmers Market and other craft events throughout the year.

The great deals at the Market continue and we look forward to your next visit!

Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market

Thursday, June 7, 2012

School Budget Hearing

School Board Budget Hearing
Gartden Valley District #71
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
6:00 PM--Flex Room

The mission of the Garden Valley School District is to provide educational excellence, allowing students to succeed in an ever-changing, technological world.


6:00 – Budget hearing begins

Call to Order  
  1. Roll Call
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve and Adopt Agenda

Discussion and Community Comment [Patrons may comment on the budget proposal, each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes.]

    Action Items
    1. New Business
1.      Discussion and consideration of motion to adopt 2012-2013 budget.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Garden Valley Video & DVD Spring Sell-Off!


 Movies for Sale
80 cents to $5 a movie
Check out the interesting titles!

3 Day Rentals
6 for $5
(not current releases)

Movie Sales as Priced
Some sets.

Garden Valley Video and DVD
522 S. Middle Fork Road
Downtown Crouch (next to Cabin Keepers)
Hours: Noon til 7
(closed Tuesdays)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Super Yard Sale!

Four-Family Sale!

~A Yard Sale Worth Your Attention~

 9-3 Saturday & Sunday, June 2 and 3
 at 17 Creek Hollow Dr.
in Mountain Shadows.
 Look for the sign at Mountain Shadows Subdivision
off of
Banks Lowman Road

**No Early Bird Sales**