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Rail Jam Returns

The event is back this year, in spite of warm weather

KETCHUM, IDAHO – The City of Ketchum invites residents and visitors to the Ketchum Rail Jam. This is a free event taking place on Saturday, Mar. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m.

Due to the recent mild temperatures and lack of snow, the event has moved from Town Square to First Ave., starting at 4th Street.

The hill on First Ave. will reduce the amount of snow necessary to build the Rail Jam venue. Lunceford & Exon Excavation will move snow onto the course on Saturday morning. Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF), along with local volunteers will construct the park.

“We’ve been worried about being able to pull together another Rail Jam this year, but enthusiasm is high, and we’ve found enough snow,” said Mayor Neil Bradshaw. “Last year’s event was a huge success thanks to SVSEF and their volunteers, and to Lunceford Excavation for bringing in the snow. They’re both on board again to help make this another great event.”

The Rail Jam gets underway with music by DJ Locomotive at 4 p.m. and the Rail Jam at 4:30 p.m. Local resident and SVSEF coach Andy Gilbert will MC the event.

Food and beverage will be available from KB’s Burrito and Sawtooth Brewery. Complimentary hot chocolate will also be provided by the city.

The event is proudly presented by the City of Ketchum and Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and would not be possible without Lunceford & Exon Excavation in locating, delivering and removing the snow.

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About the City of Ketchum

The city of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, art galleries and shopping. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The city of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents. For more information about the city of Ketchum, visit www.ketchumidaho.org.

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