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As other cities close in on draft budgets, Ketchum’s city council has yet to start on its fiscal 2021 plan—a fact that Councilwoman Amanda Breen brought up during Monday night’s meeting. Last year’s budget talks began with a workshop in May.

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The city of Ketchum’s local-option tax, which collects taxes from building materials, liquor sales and condominium and room rentals along with other retail taxes, saw a drastic decline in tax receipts during the three-month isolation order, which began being lifted in May. Collections droppe…

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The City of Ketchum will take up the topic of masks on Monday, considering a resolution supporting the use of masks—as well as more stringent health order that would mandate them—this evening, following a recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state and within Blaine County.

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In December, developer Jack Bariteau provided proof of the $80 million in financing he needed to continue a hotel project slated to be built at the southern entrance to Ketchum. Since then, little to no progress has been made on the River Street project, currently known as the Harriman Hotel…

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Idaho and neighboring states continues to rise, Blaine County officials and some local mayors have begun to discuss the possibility of requiring people to wear face masks in certain public settings.

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Design review of a duplex development at 3020 Warm Spring Road passed approval by the Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night, following two continuations of the application due to requests for design enhancements by commissioners and neighboring property owners.

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The City of Ketchum has cancelled a special city council meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to review a traffic study and approve construction contracts related to the development of a new fire station on Saddle Road.

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The Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency has tentatively agreed to assist with supplementing the cost of pedestrian-friendly improvements at the former KIC building under construction at the northwest corner of Sun Valley Road and First Avenue.

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The city of Ketchum entered into a $31,287 contract on Monday with Boise-based design firm CSHQA for the first part of a two-phased conceptual design of a new city hall, which will be in an existing building at 191 Fifth St., to the north of the post office.

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A four-hour-long Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday night left a proposed large development on Main Street stalled once again after the developer entered into a “debate” with commissioners regarding their role in deciding which developments move forward in the city.

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The Idaho Transportation Department is inviting residents to provide input on a proposed project to widen state Highway 75 south of Ketchum between Elkhorn Road and River Street.

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Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commissioners opted to continue a pre-application design review for a mixed-use building on Main Street which would incorporate the entire block between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.

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Ketchum Planning & Zoning Commissioners will meet Monday to take public comment on five items, including a pre-application design review for a mixed-use building on Main Street between Fourth Street and Fifth Street, a property informally known as “hot dog hill.”

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More than a thousand protesters throughout the valley took to the Main Streets of Hailey, Ketchum and Bellevue on Tuesday evening, dropping to a knee in solidarity with George Floyd, a black man killed while in custody of Minneapolis police last week, and against systemic racism and police b…

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The Ketchum City Council met in person for the first time since March 16 in its chambers Monday evening, the first step toward reopening City Hall and creating a new normal of social distancing measures to protect elected officials and the public.

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Ketchum Council members got an update on the city’s bond-funded fire station Monday afternoon. The council expects to make final approvals of the project during a special meeting June 23—one day before Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw expects construction to break ground on June 24.

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More than a thousand protesters throughout the valley took to main streets on Tuesday evening, dropping to a knee in solidarity with George Floyd, a black man killed while in custody of Minneapolis police last week, and against the American racism that led to his death.

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A peaceful protest in response to the recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other black Americans is planned for 6:30 p.m. tonight along Main Streets in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue.

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The City Council of Ketchum met this afternoon to vote on whether or not a portion of the city’s downtown core should be closed in order to allow for a pedestrian and cyclist corridor with ample room for social distancing.

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The City of Ketchum will begin chip sealing city streets next month through August, as weather permits. The city asks businesses and residence to please turn off their sprinklers the day of chip sealing if there is working being done on their street, as wet roads cause the process to be inef…

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Since emerging from their dens, bears in the Wood River Valley have already been finding easy meals in trash cans—threatening not only public safety but their own lives, the Department of Fish and Game reports.

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Wood River Fire & Rescue has suspended burn permits for the day in its fire district area as weather forecasts anticipate thunder and lightening in the Wood River Valley. According to Wood River Chief Ron Bateman, there has been discussion of suspending burn permits in the district given…

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Warm Springs Ranch, the 78-acre swath of undeveloped land tight to the north slopes of Bald Mountain, has a new owner this week.

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Though it is impossible to set a firm re-opening date for any business shuttered by COVID-19, some are feeling optimistic and are beginning to lay the necessary groundwork. The Community Library in Ketchum, along with the Gold Mine Thrift Store, which the library owns and operates, will enac…

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The Sun Valley Culinary Institute has announced it will hold off on launching the organization’s Professional Culinary School, which was scheduled to open this fall, postposing to 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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As Blaine County continues to assert itself as a COVID-19 hotspot, postal workers across the Wood River Valley have adopted new safety measures and rigorous cleaning regimens to halt the spread of the virus.

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Due to a noticing error by the city, PEG Cos.’ Marriott-brand Ketchum Tribute hotel has been ordered back to the start of the public planning process.

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A lawsuit filed against the city of Ketchum, a current employee, a former employee and a former elected official remains in the court system following a partial summary judgment handed down by 5th District Judge Jonathan Brody on March 13.

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Following Saturday's confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Blaine County, a host of public-facing organizations and businesses have closed their doors. The three public libraries in the area have followed suit.

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The Meadows trailer park south of Ketchum was on notice for about 20 hours early this week to not drink household water without boiling it for at least a minute to avoid possible contamination.

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     The city of Ketchum is seeking applicants for its 13th annual Art on Fourth summer sculpture exhibition along the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor downtown.

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A public workshop on a proposed north-valley preserve drew nearly 90 residents to the Limelight Hotel on Wednesday, inviting those present to comment on the project after a slideshow presentation by Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw.

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Ketchum had the highest February local-option tax collection than it has in the past six years, collecting $247,413 in sales from liquor, building materials, hotel rooms and condominiums, a 6 percent increase over last February’s collection.

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Tickets for the Alturas Institute’s Conversations With Exceptional Women conference on Sept. 1-2—featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—are now on sale.

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After six years of supporting entrepreneurs, offering educational courses and running a work-space venue, the Ketchum Innovation Center is closing its doors.

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The Ketchum City Council has opted to not fund a portion of the budget cut during last summer’s allocations that would have paid for a street party following Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade in September.