Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’...
Summer is rolling along and soon our historic ore wagons will be rolling through the streets as we celebrate the annual Wagon Days Weekend.
The largest non-motorized parade in the West connects us to our history and heritage as a mining town, and celebrates the women and men that pioneered this wonderful place. The Big Hitch may be the highlight of Wagon Days, but there is much more going on throughout Labor Day Weekend including The Last Bandoleros performing live in Town Square right after the parade. See below for a full schedule of Wagon Days events and activities.
Our new chip sealer has been rolling around our streets.
Earlier in the year the council approved the purchase of a chip sealer for use by our streets department. This purchase allows us to maintain and upgrade our roads in a cost-effective manner and it hit the streets of Ketchum over the last few weeks. It may not be the most glamorous purchase we have made, but it is one that helps us deliver a better product for our town.
Finally, we are considering rolling the Ketchum and Sun Valley fire and police departments into one public safety division. Last week, we announced a partnership between Ketchum and Sun Valley to study possible improvements in the delivery of public safety services within the northern Wood River Valley. We are already collaborating on our fire training facility and we would like to see if there is more work we can collaborate on to enhance the safety and welfare of residents, visitors and business owners. We are in the early days of our analysis, but I am encouraged by the initial reaction from our residents and stakeholders.
I hope things are rolling your way this summer.