Locals to rally for low cost rent
Rock bands will bring the house down to keep the houses up
By TRAVIS PURSER
Express Staff Writer
If youre between 20 and 35 years old working in the service or
labor industries, and you live in Ketchum, chances are youve noticed housing
possibilities in your price range are tough to come by.
Nows your chance to start doing something about it.
Ketchum Ultimate Frisbee and Bald Mountain Rugby invites you to rally
against the problem Saturday between noon and 7 p.m. The event will be held on Fourth
Street just west of First Avenue.
That location was chosen, said rally organizer Barrett Molter, 28,
because thats where 10 units of low-cost housing will be demolished to make room for
the new Ketchum post office, if the city of Ketchum has its way.
"Basically, the rally is for people between ages 20 and 35 to
figure out where theyre at and where theyre going," Molter said.
"Theres a lot of people that cant afford to live in Ketchum anymore.
Id like to see my friends stay here."
Mary Austin Crofts, Blaine County Recreation District director, will be
on hand to discuss the Community Recreation Bond, which Ketchum Ultimate Frisbee and Bald
Mountain Rugby support, since it will provide three full-sized soccer fields for the
public to play on.
Between sets by local rock bands The Blue Flames and Off the Cuff,
Molter will encourage participants to speak their minds over the public address system.
For more information, call Molter at 726-1233 or 720-4051.