June 28, 2018
Issue No. 12

Jump on! – the bus that is.

The inaugural Summer Circulator bus service around town has just started and allows you to leave your car at home (or somewhere along the circulator route) and then ride into town. It runs from 5:30 to 10:30pm every day and departs every 15 minutes. This circulator is one way to improve mobility and reduce parking requirements, and provides a test for future transportation initiatives that we have in mind.

Some might say that we have gone “barking mad” – and many more may agree. However, we are going to be introducing DockDogs into our town on July 6 and 7 for a wet dog contest.  Come to Forest Service Park from 4 to 7pm Friday, and all day Saturday starting at 9am, to see the dogs fly into the pool. I think the event will be fun and I know it will cause a splash.

July 4th is nearly upon us. I wish everyone a happy time – may you get a chance to spend a little more time with your friends and family. Of course, this is also another chance to fly our national flag outside your home or business and to welcome every visitor to our town. Before you run off to watch the fireworks, stop off at Town Square for music we’ve added to help celebrate the day. A performance by singer-songwriter, Victoria Vox and opener Kiana Chapman, starts at 5:30. There certainly is a lot going on in the valley this month – a great event calendar to check out can be found at:

Happy 4th!



 JULY 1, 11-3p 

Terry A. Tracy Dedication
The renaming of the rec building at Atkinson Park, for our friend Terry A. Tracy, will be held from 11-3. Swing by to celebrate the Terry A. Tracy Recreation Center and the person it inspired.
 JULY 2 

Gondola Art Ribbon Cutting 
We’re celebrating the start of the summer season with a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new gondola, painted by artist Claire Remsberg. Come by River Run at 4:30 to see the gorgeous new face, courtesy of the folks behind the City of Ketchum Arts Commission and Windy City Arts.
 JULY 4 

Victoria Vox & Kiana Chapman 
Come out to the Town Square this Fourth and hear singer-songwriter-ukelele-strummin' Victoria Vox! We'll be kicking off at 5:30 with opener Kiana Chapman and wrap up in time to see some fireworks.
 JULY 6, 7 

When Dogs Fly... 
Have a dog that’s as much an athlete as he is a good boy? Enter him (or her!) into the DockDogs competition the first week of July. DockDogs is the cutest way to show off mad hops, check it out!
 JULY 1, 8 

Jazz in the Park
And the summer just keeps swinging! Head to Rotary Park every Sunday from 6-8pm to hear fresh tunes and close out your weekend on beat.
Upcoming performances include Sally Tibbs & Kevin Kirk Band (Jul 1), Nicole Christensen and Chuck Smith (Jul 8)

Check the full schedule here!
 JULY 3, 10 

Ketch'em Alive
We’re making Tuesdays cool. Every Tuesday from 7-9pm, Forest Service Park erupts with music, dancing and good times. No, local noise complaints will not be taken at that time ...
Upcoming shows include Swagger (July 3) and The Heaters (July 10).

Check the full schedule here!
Friday July 20th marks the 15th annual Chuck Gates Junior Golf Tournament at Big Wood Golf Course.
  • 3-, 6- & 9-hole flights are open to all children ages 7-18
  • $15 entry fee (which includes a BBQ!) 
  • Sign up by July 18 with John Kearney at the Recreation Dept., (208) 726-7820, or
  • Want to be a volunteer scorer? Let us know!
It’s still Dark Sky month! Idahoans are celebrating far and wide the brilliance of our night sky. As we begin our descent into shorter days (yes, that’s happening!) take the time to look up.
Listen to
what Boise State Public Radio had to say about Idaho's Dark Sky Reserve.
Have you seen the new KIC yet? Come on over! We're touring today, June 28th (12-12:30). See you there!
 How to make a Park Reservation this Summer 

Birthdays, reunions and weddings, oh my! If you’re planning to hold a function in one of our city parks this summer, contact John Kearney, Rec Director at 726-7820, OR fill out a park res application from the Ketchum homepage: Application (Eng); Application (Spanish)

 Attention Drivers! 

Don’t get mad, but peak parking rates are now in effect.
From June 15 through Sept 15, daytime hourly rates in the Leadville and Washington lots will be $0.50 an hour ($1.50 after 4pm at Washington lot). A limited amount of monthly passes are available for purchase at each lot.

New Rules for Fireworks ...
We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that unregulated aerial fireworks are now prohibited state wide. The good news is that the Hailey firework show will proceed as planned, and dozens less people will get burned at home over the holiday.
Monday, July 2, 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 }
  • Define "Setback"
  • Off-Site Vendor Ordinance Amendments
  • Consolidation of Community Core Sub-Districts
  • Talk About Weed Abatement
  • Fiscal Year 2018-19 Proposed Budget Presentation

{ No comment on this stuff, though }
  • Nothing to discuss without public comment this week!
Click here to find the complete agenda.
In the last Word, we asked you to tell us a story of how a father (yours or otherwise) helped you learn something new and positively helped you grow.
"When I was a kid, my dad traveled a lot for work. I was always fascinated by his stories of the places he'd been. I loved to learn what language the people spoke, what their buildings looked like and what their food tasted and smelled like. He would bring me little souvenirs from wherever he went; each one seemed to be a window into a foreign land. Today, I still keep many of them around my house as a reminder to stay curious about the world around me."
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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