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For the week of August 6 - 12, 2003


Boulder-White Cloud gateway cities


Population in 2002: 873

Named after A.P. Challis, surveyor. Grew as a commercial center for area mining operations.

Median age in 2000: 41.8 years

Custer County average monthly wage in 2001: $2,005

Largest employers: Challis Schools, U.S Forest Service, Custer County


Population 2002: 546

Named for George Mackay, who built a smelter at the town site. Developed as a copper-mining community in the 1880s.

Median age 2000: 44.3 years

Largest employers: Custer County School District, INEEL, U.S. Forest Service


Population 2002: 95

Named for John Stanley, prospector. Ranked in 1999 by Weatherwise magazine as the sixth coldest spot in the country.

Median age in 2000: 39.1 years

Largest employers: Stanharrah Corporation, U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Fish and Game


Population 2002: 3,100

Named for David Ketchum, settler. Developed in the 1880s as a shipping center for area mines. As mining faded, sheep herders moved into the region. Became a tourist destination with opening of Sun Valley Resort. Ranked 16 on "50 Best Places to Live" list by Men's Journal magazine in 2002.

Median age in 2000: 39.0 years

Blaine County average monthly wage in 2001: $2,650

Largest employers: Atkinsonís Markets, Premier Resorts, Smith Sports Optics, U.S. Forest Service

Sun Valley

Population 2002: 1,447

A resort community that was put on the map with the opening of Sun Valley resort in 1936.

Median age in 2000: 47.5 years

Largest employers: Sun Valley Company, Elkhorn Golf Club

Source: Idaho Department of Commerce


City of Ketchum

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