May 31, 2018
Issue No. 10

Successful policy is built on open public engagement. That is why I was delighted that so many people showed up for our “Fair on the Square.”

It was a fun occasion and a chance to connect, to share what we are doing and to listen to ideas and concerns.

I hope people came because of their civic interest, but I am sure that the beautiful spring day helped a lot too! I know some escaped to Redfish Lake and beyond for the long weekend but to have more than 400 people show up was wonderful to see. We remain committed to bringing City Hall to you so everyone has a chance to share their views both formally and informally.

For those of you that were out of town for the long weekend, we plan to display the information boards again on Tuesday June 5th (from noon to 1pm and from 5pm to 6pm). So please stop by City Hall then to see what issues and projects are under consideration.

Finally, a big shout out to all the businesses that flew the flag on Memorial Day. It was fun for me to visit all our downtown businesses and, on behalf of the City, give out the Stars and Stripes. However, it was particularly gratifying to see so many of the downtown retail stores embracing the day and displaying the flag. It is an important day to recognize and remember and the City is committed to raising its awareness and visibility in our community.

Hope you all had a fantastic Memorial weekend.



 JUNE 5 & 6 
Airport Closing 8a-9p; 8a-5p
A brief, extra friendly reminder that the Friedman Memorial Airport will be out of service on June 5-6 for a little runway facelift.
 JUNE 8 & 9 
Double the resilience, double the horticultural fun!
Join the Wood River Land Trust for its continued Resilient Landscape Series; this month with two days in a row. Both days have to do with cultivation and care of nativars. Don’t know what that is?
Click here
 JUNE 16 
Blaine County Fire Expo
Bring the entire fam to Festival Field on the morning of the 16th for fire demonstrations, vehicle tours and a free BBQ, put on by our local firefighters. The event is for kids and adults, so don’t be afraid to ask to honk the horn. We know you want to!
 JUNE 19 
Ketch’em Alive is back and at 'em!
Join the town for this summer’s first show performed by the Wildflowers with a special Wood River Tribute to Tom Petty. If you want the full summer schedule, click here.
 JUNE 21 
Summer Solstice in Town Square 
Celebrate the official start to summer with our Summer Solstice celebration in the Square. It being the longest day of the year, you know we’re serious when we say the party will go long past sundown.
 JUNE 24 
Jazz in Rotary Park 
Along with all things summer comes Jazz in the Park. Every Sunday from 6-8 pm starting June 24th with Alan Pennay and Friends. See you there! (Here's the summer schedule.)
Start the summer by getting outside and looking up.  As part of the International Dark Sky Reserve, Ketchum follows a list of Dark Sky Ordinances to keep the Idaho stars shooting, take advantage of it!
 JUNE 5: NOON-1, 5-6P @ CITY HALL 
If you didn't make it to A Fair on the Square last Friday, come check out the information boards to get up to speed with Ketchum's latest projects and discussion topics.
The Ketchum Innovation Center  is hosting building tours on June 7, 21, and 28. Stop by and check out the new space. No housewarming gift required.

Before we know it, Wagon Days will be upon us! Now is the time to enter to participate in the longest non-motorized parade in the PNW. Check out for info.

 "Just a Trim" 

Over the next few weeks, you might get a notice from Idaho Power identifying trees on your property as dangerous to local power lines. Keep an eye out for those notifications and contact your local arborist for more information.

 We're Feeling a Little Artsy... 

Take a gander at the new art that will be installed around the tennis court fences. Healy Thurston made these lovely images of our landscape in all seasons. We can’t wait to see it!

 You Know What's the Bee's Knees? 

The new pollinator-friendly garden going in at the Ore Wagon Museum. Keep an eye out for specifics - and butterflies - as we continue to make our town more environmentally friendly.

Cheers, Ketchum! In 2017 we were recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association. Light pollution isn't just a waste of energy, it's highly disruptive to wildlife (consider our nocturnal friends & mirgratory birds) and even us (that biological clock isn't going to set itself!) So brush up on your lighting basics and keep up the good work!
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm | Ketchum City Hall 

{ Here's what's on the agenda }

Step up to the mic and say your piece. Keep it to three minutes, please.

{ You can comment on this stuff }
  • Name Atkinson Park Recreation Building the "Terry Tracy Recreation Center"
  • E-Bikes Presentation
  • Amendment of the Trail Creek Fund Development Agreement
  • Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendment
  • Discuss Organization Funding Requests

{ No comment on this stuff, though }
  • Update City Purchasing Procedures
  • Sidewalk Repair Priorities for Construction this Year
  • Approve Contract with C&R Electric for LED Upgrades at Street and Facilities Department
Click here to find the complete agenda.
In the last Word we asked you to tell us about a time your mom swooped in to save the day...
"My mom has swooped in to save my a$$ so many times that I bought the house next-door to her. It was a good thing I did too, because one night my daughter was teething and my husband was out of town and I couldn't handle the crying anymore… She walked over to my house at two in the morning to give me some relief from holding a crying baby!"
Thank you for all of your responses
Each month we'll post a question. One response will be illustrated in the following issue by local artist Molly Snee.
{ We'll even gift you a print of the artwork! }
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