Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Business supports LOT for air

My family started Rocky Mountain Hardware in the Wood River Valley almost 20 years ago. Over the years we have grown to employ 120 people at our facilities in Blackfoot, Shoshone and Hailey, as well as at our two showrooms in Ketchum and Jackson Hole.

Having access to both commercial and private air service out of Friedman Memorial Airport is crucial to the continued success of our business as it allows us to efficiently get to our local facilities as well as connect with our clients and business partners worldwide.

I strongly believe that these services are critical to the success of Rocky Mountain Hardware and many other businesses in the valley. The shrinking local air service over the last few years is of great concern to us and is a threat to all local businesses’ future growth.

Fortunately, now there is something we can do about it. The LOT initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot in Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley will give our community the resources needed to maintain, improve and add commercial air service to our valley. I urge you to vote “Yes to Air” to help our local economy and protect our jobs.

You can get your questions answered by going to the website

Christian Nickum

Rocky Mountain Hardware


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