KETCHUM – A nonprofit organization that runs camps for children with cancer says it will look for a new home after months of wrangling over a proposed site in central Idaho.
The Idaho Mountain Express reported Friday that Camp Rainbow Gold has decided not to seek reconsideration after Blaine County commissioners denied its appeal of a zoning permit in December.
The group had sought to build a retreat on 260 acres on a rural plot of land near the tony ski resort town of Ketchum.
Camp spokeswomen Whitney Slade said Wednesday that the board determined there wasn’t a viable path forward on that property. She says the group will continue to run programs this summer on short-term leases at Cathedral Pines, north of Ketchum, while it looks for a new site.
Commissioners Larry Schoen and Angenie McCleary who voted to deny the camp’s appeal say their decision was based on land-use issues and not a vote against the camp.
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