I recently returned to Ketchum after a six-week absence. The first thing I noticed was an April-level melting event that was occurring in January.
The second thing I noticed was that council members had justified first approval for that preposterously oversized hotel on the basis that we don’t want to just stick with the status quo.
I wonder how many tons of carbon dioxide will be emitted in the building of that hotel, and what the emissions footprint of the additional tourist traffic will be.
I wonder when it was that our “status quo,” a prospering economy and a devoted tourist base, suddenly became not enough for our elected representatives.
I wonder when we’ll stop sowing the seeds of our own destruction in the name of greed.
Lee Chubb, Ketchum