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The Idaho Mountain Express reports some pushback from businesses, but also carries an essay from one of the city council members. Nina Jonas notes that a recent federal government study found that people in the Wood River Valley, where Ketchum and Sun Valley are located, use 767 gallons per day, compared to the Idaho average of 263 gallons per day and 179 gallons national average.

"It is imperative that we embrace a new yard aesthetic appropriate to Idaho, one that does not require thousands of gallons of water," writes Jonas.


ZZ Top takes pass on Telluride show

TELLURIDE, Colo. - Hard-rockers ZZ Top have changed their minds about performing in Telluride at that community's Blues & Brews festival later this summer. Festival organizers tell the Daily Planet that they hope to fill the vacated spot, but BB King and the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band remain committed.



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