Friday, August 31, 2007


'Kick Ash Bash' considered

Although the Castle Rock Fire is not fully contained, and wind is predicted for the weekend, the idea of a "Kick Ash Bash" for Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 is being considered. It would be a "community party" to celebrate the end of the ordeal and to honor firefighters and public safety personnel and to "give visitors a new reason to return to Ketchum this fall," said a Ketchum-Sun Valley Chamber & Visitors Bureau news release. Those interested can contact Carol Waller, executive director of the chamber, at

Airport Authority meeting canceled

The regular monthly meeting of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4, has been canceled in support of state Highway 75 Castle Rock Fire traffic restrictions.

Free bus service continues

The combined KART and Peak bus services will continue its additional free express bus service through Friday, Aug. 31, to help keep the highway clear. Buses will leave from the Hailey Rodeo Grounds every 15 minutes from 6:10 to 8:55 a.m. at :10, :25, :40, and :55 past the hour and stop at Sturtevant's on Main Street in Ketchum. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., express buses will depart once an hour at :25 after the hour from Hailey and at :55 after the hour from the Wells Fargo stop on Main Street in Ketchum heading south.

Regular valley service will continue its usual schedule and remain free through Labor Day. For more information, please contact Wood River Rideshare at 788-7433.

Our Lady of the Snows service changed

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church will hold weekend Mass on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1, 2, and Sept. 8, 9, at St. Charles Catholic Church, located at 311 South First Avenue in Hailey.

Mass times will be Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Cox offers phone forwarding

Cox is offering all of its Wood River Valley phone customers affected by the fire evacuations the option to forward their calls to another phone.

This feature can be set up by calling Cox telephone technical support at 726-4561 or (866) 402-3115.

For customers with Cox's Solutions package, you can also set up the service by logging onto the "phone tools" option on the company's website,, and clicking on "call forwarding," or by calling *72 from your home phone and then entering the forwarding number.

For customers without the Solutions package, this free service will expire 30 days after the all-clear is given.

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