Still Fighting Fires

Let’s see the Western Idaho State Fair is over, school has started (my 12 year-old nephew is IT!), it’s going to be hotter ‘n hell the rest of the week, and Dunkin’ Donuts to cut trans fat. No worry here though….no Dunkin’ Donuts.

But the state is still on fire. Our little valley hasn’t been bad; in fact, it’s been pretty clear. Not the case up in Ketchum. A city councilman for Sun Valley has been blogging about the fires, as live as can be.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP FIGHT THE FIRE!!

There will be no school in the Wood River Valley on at least Monday & Tuesday.

There will be no construction or landscaping jobs in any area under Mandatory Evacuation. So stay home! Work from home! Ask your employer if you can work from home, or not come in at all.

If you must come to Ketchum, take the Bus! It will be free!!Additional Express buses will leave Hailey every 15 minutes from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, then every ½ hour all week. Park your car and catch the bus at the Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd. (watch for the signs). The bus will drop you off at Sturtevant’s on Main St. in Ketchum. Return trip to Hailey every 15 minutes from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Catch the bus in front of the Wells Fargo Bank.

If you must come to Ketchum 9 by other than bus)……..Car pool! Hook up with someone else and bring one car, rather than two, three or four cars. Again, please to your part.

If Highway 75 is overloaded in the next few days, it could seriously impact the firefighting efforts along the highway. Too many cars will keep firefighters from getting where they need to be. Heavy smoke could slow down traffic or even bring to a standstill.

 

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