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For the week of Oct. 13, 1999 through Oct. 19, 1999

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 you’re between 20 and 35 years old working in the service or labor industries, and you live in Ketchum, chances are you’ve noticed housing possibilities in your price range are tough to come by.

Now’s 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 that’s 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 they’re at and where they’re going," Molter said. "There’s a lot of people that can’t afford to live in Ketchum anymore. I’d 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.

 

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