Sun Valley and the entire State of Idaho lost a great friend this week. Jim Cimino was a friend to our community and state. I was fortunate to have had the honor to know him and especially enjoyed our numerous talks at the Post Office where we would see each other almost weekly. Jim let me take this photo of him on September 3, 2010 at none other than Memory Park during the Wagon Day’s Grand Marshall Ceremony for Clint Stennett. He will be greatly missed.
Participants Wanted: Steering Committee for 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update:
The City of Sun Valley is recruiting its citizens to participate on a Steering Committee to review and update the City of Sun Valley Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2005. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the future growth and development of the City and its area of impact.
Steering Committee meetings will begin in August, with eight to 10 meetings expected in the following months to complete the review. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a statement of interest to Mayor Dewayne Briscoe by July 12th. Appointment of the committee is expected on July 19th, at our City Council’s regular monthly meeting. Letters can be submitted either in person or mailed to Sun Valley City Hall, 81 Elkhorn Road, P.O. Box 416, Sun Valley, ID 83353 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first thunderstorm of the year happened late this afternoon in Sun Valley. After a beautiful day, a big twist and bend in the weather created an intense thunderstorm that passed over the town. Shortly after the storm cleared, the sun came out again and I captured this photo of the hill above the Sunrise subdivision in Elkhorn.
The millstones of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.
- John Bannister Gibson, 1780-1853, American jurist
Since I started Nils Ribi’s Blog in 2006, I have used a nice and useful format provided by WordPress that has worked quite well. As with all things that have been around for a while, it is time for an update, so for the past few days, I’ve been working on what you now see. This blog page format is also more photo friendly and will give me the opportunity to share more of my photos with you, as well as updates on City matters. I hope you like it.
There is a planned power outage in the Sun Valley and Ketchum area September 27th, starting at 12:01 am that morning and lasting until around 6:00 am. Idaho Power will be doing some major repairs and upgrades on the 138 Kv line that runs from Hailey to Ketchum. If you live north of St. Luke’s Hospital, plan to be without power for around 6 hours on Tuesday the 27th.
Seven and a half hour City Council meeting yesterday…proud of my fellow Council members…we passed a budget for next year that doesn’t raise taxes, passed a 5-year Capital Improvement Plan and worked on a way to pay for it, rejected a plan to change our Comprehensive Plan after listening to 160 citizens testify against it…it was a good day for democracy!