local weather Click for Sun Valley, Idaho Forecast
 front page
 last week
 express jobs
 about us
 advertising info

 sun valley guide
 real estate guide
 sv catalogs



Produced & Maintained by Idaho Mountain Express, Box 1013, Ketchum, ID 83340-1013 
208.726.8060 Voice
208.726.2329 Fax

Copyright © 2002 Express Publishing Inc.
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

For the week of October 9 - 15, 2002


Job well done

If there was a secret to the longevity of Ketchum Police Chief Cal Nevland through a succession of mayors and city councils, it was his attitude about his job—provide good service and security for the community.

That may sound pretty bland as a credo. But it worked for Nevland (and Ketchum) in his 22 years as chief (and 30 years on the force). It might well be his legacy when he retires ands leaves his post on Nov. 30 and should be a mandate for his successor.

It was especially important during two crucial showdowns in city hall when his job and judgment were at stake.

Because of his popularity and the loyalty of the community, Chief Nevland survived when several councilman—including today’s Mayor Ed Simon—were recalled in 1992 when they attempted to fire Nevland. He prevailed again this year when Mayor Simon was rebuked by fellow council members when he attempted to supercede Chief Nevland’s authority to pick an assistant chief.

So, in finding a successor to Chief Nevland, Mayor Simon and the council should seek a person who will dedicate his service to the community and not to the whims of city hall councils that come and go.

Along with that goal, the mayor and council also need to immediately review the pay scale of Ketchum police, who are woefully behind comparable communities and who increasingly find it difficult to deal with the Wood River Valley’s high living costs.




Mountain Jobs

Formula Sports

Idaho Conservation League



Edmark GM Superstore : Nampa, Idaho

Premier Resorts Sun Valley

High Country Property Rentals

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.