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When the facts aren’t with you in an argument, you call people names. That’s what is happening with the debate on Bluebird. The mayor in his Feb. 3 guest opinion (“Let’s provide a warm Ketchum welcome to affordable housing”) suggested that those who oppose Bluebird are “prejudiced.” Let’s de…

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The recent guest opinion by Rusty Kramer, president of the Idaho Trapper’s Association (“Trapping is a safe and effective wildlife management tool,” Feb. 10), is an offense to wildlife management professionals everywhere. I am a wildlife biologist with peer-reviewed studies published in the …

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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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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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You are essential, no matter what anyone, any leader or any official says. Your work is essential to your family, your community and our state’s economy. Government should never get in the way of that. Your elected Republican leaders in the House and Senate are working to make sure you are n…

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Our business is the business of the outdoors, and as such, Sun Valley Co. values and appreciates the open space and land around the resort. The growth of the resort and the entire Sun Valley community is based on a passion for the outdoors. Whether it be hiking Ruud and Proctor mountains nex…

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Two weeks ago, we all watched as rioters, vandals, insurrectionists, and terrorists invaded our nation’s capital. You didn’t have to look closely to see that alongside “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirts, confederate flags, QAnon signs, and racist and xenophobic slogans was an abundance of thin blu…

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Parents and educators hear a lot about how important it is for our young students to be able to read at an early age. Studies show that children still struggling to read by the end of the third grade fall further and further behind and many never catch up before they graduate from high school.

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For many Americans, it was easy saying goodbye to 2020, the year we loved to hate. Unprecedented wildfires raged through Australia, killing millions of animals. The death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd while being arrested sparked protests and riots from coast to coast. And the COVID-1…

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Recently, eight prominent scientists sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management declaring that the agency’s proposed Tri-State Fuel Break for Oregon, Nevada and Idaho is flawed and will endanger sagebrush ecosystems.

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It’s New Year’s Day, five-below-zero outside and so clear you can see from the top of Pioneer Peak next to Big Sky Montana all the way to the Grand that rises above Jackson Hole Wyo., a four-hour drive away.

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Idaho is at a crossroads and human lives are at stake. As Nurse Connelly said during Gov. Brad Little’s press conference, 3,000 people died in the U.S. from COVID-19 that day alone. That is more than the number of lives lost in the 9/11 terrorist attack. The people who have died are not just…

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When Tom Mueller grew up in St. Maries, his logger father hoped his son would follow in his footsteps. A guidance counselor urged him to become an airplane mechanic. But his math teacher asked if he was going to become an engineer. Mueller replied “no” because he didn’t know what an engineer…

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As December 31 draws near, we often reflect on significant events to define the year. In 2020, many things have been unprecedented, but expressing gratitude remains essential and important. COVID-19 took center stage early this year and has not yielded its grip. However, it has not diminishe…

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Hanukkah is here and Christmas is coming. This time of year normally brings joy and connection for Ketchum residents and their families, near and far. We busily wrap and ship presents, send Christmas cards and wish each other the best during this festive time. 

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Donald Trump and his supporters have filed over 50 lawsuits challenging various aspects of the 2020 presidential election. None has succeeded in establishing fraud or election impropriety. Most have been dismissed for lack of competent evidence by federal and state judges with backgrounds in…

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As we settle into our winter season, let us be thankful for some very good news. More workforce housing is coming to Ketchum. Bluebird Village, on the site of the current City Hall, has received funding to move forward. Why is workforce housing so important to our mountain town? Ketchum thou…