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DB commented on Marriott marches on

Marriott has a bad history of wage & labor violations as well as environmental violations. They will undermine the existing lodging businesses in Ketchum, hire & pay cheap labor from the south valley, and worse, fight for increased air service. This isn't the type of company and f…

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DB commented on Too little, too late

We can start now in our own backyard by committing to stopping development and human population growth in our own Wood River Valley. We don't need more hotels and lodging in the Valley.


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DB commented on The virtues of hotels

Is this a parody? "The Virtues of Hotels!" How about an article on the virtues of mines - do a nice write up on the Triumph mine and how it still brings us "opportunities" to come together and plug it from leaking into our water supply! That's embracing our history - before tourism.

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This is a wonderful development, but please change the style & color schemes of the buses. Use a trolley style or something retro that doesn't remind us of urban big city buses. We come here to escape the big city not be reminded of it!


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Let the Wood River Land Trust buy this property and lock it down. Not only is this bad growth, it undermines our existing lodging industry that already struggles with occupancy during these good economic times. With VRBO's & Air BnB's, there's a shift that has taken place which is sti…

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This is too much hotel growth in the Wood River Valley. We've already added the Limelight, Silver Creek Hotel, the Fairfield Inn in Hailey is breaking ground this summer, Hotel Ketchum is now renovated and up & running and there is Auberge hanging out there. Now this? With individual …

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"Housing that allows more people to move into the community." Mr. Griffiths, what exactly is the target population for the Wood River Valley that is sustainable and preserves the current way of life? Can you articulate that? That's a question you don't appear to have pondered or want to t…

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I loved hearing Jackson Browne at one of my favorite places on earth - River Run/Baldy. He & his band sounded fantastic. I hope there are more artists from this singer/songwriter era next year.


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My concern is this additional power line (currently under the guise of redundancy) will ultimately be used to provide power for additional building & growth in the valley. Having a limited or single-threaded power supply provides an impediment to growth which is a good thing. Let's not…

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10 ft Riparian areas will ultimately improve property values, not diminish them as it improves/adds value to the river. Residents who aren't good stewards of the river ought to look at living somewhere else. You really shouldn't live next to a living river if you don't intend to care about…