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The current pandemic has gone on long enough, and we have a glimmer of hope that it will all end soon as more and more Idahoans get vaccinated. To move this process steadily forward, we must come together as a community and we must go back to our Idaho way of life, where we worked together a…

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It’s time to set aside frustration, if only for a few minutes at a time. It’s time to look up and look out at our famous Sun Valley blue skies and sparkling snow.

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I oppose the use of leghold traps. On Jan. 19, the Blaine County commissioners held a hearing on wolf trapping. They provided Idaho Fish and Game input on the 2021-22 trapping/hunting season from Aug. 1 to June 30 in Units 48 and 49. Public comments flooded their offices and Greg Cameron, Ma…

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This past week, I decided to listen in on the city meeting pertaining to the proposed, and now accepted, boutique hotel slated for the southwest corner of River and Main streets. I didn’t hold many opinions on the project, but that changed during the meeting when I realized that it ignored m…

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The developer of the proposed workforce housing project on the site of the current Ketchum City Hall has chosen to name the project after Idaho’s state bird. That is an example of misleading and false advertising. The project, so lacking in appropriate parking and so noisily grand in scope, …

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We are not opposed to a campground in Hailey. We are, however, opposed to the process that the Hailey City Council fast-tracked it in already rapidly growing Croy Canyon. Fire danger/traffic increase/safety issues/trash/waste removal/noise/light pollution/toxic snowmelt from adjacent snow re…

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We are a small town in Idaho. We are a nationally ranked ski resort. We are both these things. We have attracted a rich clientele who appreciate our ski mountain and the culture that has been built up around it. And because of them and the charity of our local people, I can be grateful for a…

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There are those of us who don’t believe Democrats eat children. We don’t see coronavirus vaccines as part of a nefarious mind-control plot. We don’t think President Joe Biden’s inauguration was faked and that former President Donald Trump will be inaugurated to a second term on March 4.

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I look forward to the day that workforce housing projects are not viewed with fear but with excitement, expectation and opportunity. For we all know that the character and soul of Ketchum is not just about our mountains and our buildings, it is about the people who live here and contribute t…

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Inexcusable chaos in the delivery of COVID vaccine to Idahoans over the age of 65 began over the weekend.

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Idaho Power has been trying to get an overhead transmission line in our scenic view corridor for the past six years. The Blane County Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners have done an outstanding job reviewing, denying, rehearing, reconditioning, etc., conditional…

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Our homes are full of disposable objects that can be easily replaced with their reusable counterparts. By reducing your consumption of these five common household disposables, you can diminish the amount of unnecessary waste that ends up in landfills.

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I recently heard from a St. Luke’s employee that not everyone who makes an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination actually shows up for that appointment so the vaccine dose goes to waste. I, and others I know, would be happy to show up at any time of the day or night to receive that soon-to-…

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There is a bill, HCR001, in the House State Affairs Committee to end the emergency declaration ordered by Gov. Brad Little in response to COVID-19.  Termination of the emergency declaration would make Idaho ineligible for federal funding related to the pandemic.  The funding includes adminis…

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The Jan. 27 issue of the Idaho Statesman reports that Idaho’s South Central Public Health District has offered COVID vaccine to its board members—“county commissioners or county-appointed representatives”—because the board considers them to be “public health workers.” The Statesman reports t…

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Concerning the proposed Bluebird project, both Perry Boyle’s full-page paid letter (Jan. 20 issue of this paper) and GMD development’s response (Jan. 22 edition) raise valid points. I’m happy to see such an in-depth presentation of the issues involved for the pubic to consider. But the proje…

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Here we go again. Someone with his own nice place to live has decided to weigh in on affordable housing in Ketchum. Well, bully for him and his expensive attempts to sabotage the Bluebird project. He’s merely the latest in a long line of those who would cobble together questionable facts in …