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The city of Ketchum recently made national headlines for suggesting that a tent city in Rotary Park was an appropriate solution to our housing crisis. It is unconscionable that several residents are either getting kicked out or priced out of their homes and the solution from the city is go l…

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The sad shooting of a dog last week in the Boulder Mountains was an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, that the camper with a gun thought it was a wolf. As someone who knows something about wolf behavior, wolves in Idaho stay away from campers and their dogs because they are aggressively…

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While we all desire affordable housing in Ketchum, the reality of market economics is that the price of land and building costs prohibit anything approaching affordable housing without massive public taxpayer subsidies. Look at your recent Blaine County tax assessment and the real estate mar…

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American education must always reflect American ideals, which value individualism and embrace the diversity of all people. Our education system is responsible for ensuring the American pledge, which unites all citizens as one indivisible nation in its guardianship of liberty and justice for …

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I couldn’t wait for the Melville Minute in Friday’s paper, so it’s a real bummer that Chris Melville is leaving so soon. I often raced to the library for a book he recommended or grabbed a film from Netflix. I’d like to have “Sticky Fingers” played at my funeral, but you couldn’t go wrong wi…

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I have probably poured your beer, served your dinner, trimmed your trees, aerated your lawn, taught your kid to fish or, at the very least, held the door open for you at the post office. I am the Ketchum working class. For 12 years, I have sweat and bled to gain a foothold in this remarkable…

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I found the “locals” opinion interesting. And the thoughts on being “local,” which was proper and relevant. I have lived south of Ketchum since the early ’70’s, but I have very fond memories of the dirt streets in Ketchum--no stop lights, Atkinsons’ on Sun Valley Road, Virgy at The Tub putti…

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In response to the editorial on CRT (“Critical race theory is not to be feared,” May 19), juicing pre-K-12 school curriculum with social justice ideology comes at a high cost personally and societally. It displaces the time students can spend learning reading, writing and arithmetic.

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Your editorial stating that critical race theory (“Critical race theory is not to be feared,” May 19) is about studying how race has affected human history demonstrates that you have had no exposure to CRT. One can only look around this country and see the resistance to CRT training as many …

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Getting to the Wood River Valley and its amenities to enjoy a vacation has always been difficult, but now it has become almost impossible. The “getting here” isn’t the problem, it’s that once you’re here there are virtually no rental cars at Friedman. The rental car people at the airport tel…

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Bluebird will put 50 more cars on the downtown Ketchum streets every day and night. Either provide two parking spaces per unit or deny the project. Don’t let the federal funds and developer profit ruin downtown Ketchum.

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The future arrived like an unwelcome thunderclap in the summer of 2020. Thousands fled cities, seeking respite in the great outdoors. The Wood River Valley experienced endless traffic, skyrocketing rent and real estate, and dangerous pressure on the limited fishing resources of the Wood Rive…

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Rapidly evolving realities in our fair valley have made Friedman Memorial Airport an anachronism clearly demanding relocation of all airport operations to BLM lands south of Timmerman Hill in Blaine County.

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I am baffled about the proposed Bluebird Village. We, the residents of Ketchum, had to vote to spend our tax dollars and allow bonds for the financing of a new fire station and new City Hall. I am likely not the only one who thought the city would sell the existing valuable City Hall propert…

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Many people are quick to equate affordable housing to the economic sectors of government—emergency services, local service, retail and tourism—and they’re not wrong. But there’s an additional financial sector equally at stake here—the professional sector.

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I strongly object to Senate Bill 1211. In the absence of scientific evidence, how does one justify an almost complete annihilation of the current Idaho wolf population? This Bill goes above and beyond the norms of conservation and common-sense management.

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Idahoans value a property owner’s constitutional right to their private property and the rights of people to live their lives the way they choose. A threat to one person’s private property rights is a threat to all of ours, which is why I’ve been following a topic being discussed in Custer C…

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Accommodating housing needs for all Wood River Valley residents across the economic spectrum is necessary for it to remain an economically thriving, vibrant and growing mountain community.