Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Ketchum approves first reading of air tax measure
    The Ketchum City Council on Monday approved the first of up to three readings of a proposed ordinance to place a “LOT for air service” measure on the November ballot. If passed by 60 percent of the voters, the measure would add an additional 1 percent to the city’s local-option tax to support air service through Friedman Memorial Airport.
    A second reading of the ordinance is scheduled for July 1 and a third for July 15.
    Hailey, Sun Valley and Ketchum put the same measure on their ballots last year, but Sun Valley’s voters were the only ones to approve it. However, the measure failed only by a few votes in the other two cities.
    “A year ago, we were all here in the same seats discussing [the same issue],” said Lisa Horowitz, the city’s community and economic development director. “Unfortunately, the measure did not pass in Ketchum.”

Mule Shoe to host parade fundraiser
    Hailey Mayor Fritz Haemmerle will be the guest bartender at a fundraiser next week for prizes awarded to floats in the Hailey Fourth of July parade. The event will be held Wednesday, June 26, at The Mule Shoe Tavern, 107 S. Main St.

Crisis Hotline to hold benefit
    Celebrating 26 years of service to the Wood River Valley, the Crisis Hotline is hosting its sixth annual Spring Winetasting/Silent Auction event on Saturday, June 29, at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    This year’s theme is Wines of the Americas and will feature fine wines from North and South America specially selected by TasteVin Wines, to go with appetizers from valley chefs. Attendees can enjoy the gardens while they stroll to the sounds of pianist Michael White.   
    Cost is  $25 per person.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the office at 788-0735.

June BAH planned for Aquatic Center
    The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses and the public to the June Business after Hours hosted by BCRD–Aquatic Center in Hailey from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 20.  
    Participants will be able to enjoy the pool atmosphere while they taste light food and refreshments. Don’t forget to bring your business cards for the monthly raffle.
    Call 788-3484 for more information.

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