The city of Sun Valley is currently seeking recognition as an International Dark Sky Community from the International Dark Sky Association, Associate City Planner Maya Lewis announced on Tuesday.

The designation would put Sun Valley on a list of about two dozen “Dark Sky” communities in the country that observe strict lighting requirements, Ketchum being one such city.

“The city is pursuing Dark Sky Community nomination to strengthen and further efforts of promoting responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship,” said Lewis, who is spearheading the application process. “As development continues to rise within our community, it’s imperative to go above and beyond in our commitment to the education and enforcement of exterior lighting regulations to ensure preservation of our night skies for generations to come.”

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