Friday, August 7, 2009

News Brief

ITD suspends Picabo highway work

The Idaho Transportation Department has suspended work on U.S. Highway 20 near Picabo because of moist soil conditions.

"We considered several options to continue construction at this time, but the realization that the wet conditions will continue to be an issue led us to the decision to suspend work at this time," said ITD Resident Engineer Thomas Brown. "Conditions should be better when the crews return this fall."

The project involves rehabilitation of Highway 20 between Gannett Road and the Silver Creek bridge east of Picabo.

Ketchum BAH set

Ketchum's Business After Hours networking event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Zions Bank at 291 Washington Ave. from 5-7 p.m.

The event will be co-hosted by Penelope's Cafe, a European-style bistro on the ground floor of the Galleria building in downtown Ketchum.

Business After Hours is a monthly event promoted by the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau to bring members of the local business community together. It is open to chamber members and the public.

Rep. Minnick plans local meeting

Rep. Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, will be in the Wood River Valley next week to meet with Blaine County Democrats. The meeting, set for noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, will be held on the patio at Smoky Mountain Pizza on Sun Valley Road in Ketchum.

The meeting will include an update from Washington, D.C. People are invited to bring a guest. There will be a question-and-answer session.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP Mary Beth Cooper at or (208) 906-0363.

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