Wednesday, June 4, 2014


What was your reaction to Bowe Bergdahl’s release?


“I’m ecstatic for his release. I have nephews in the Marines and a huge military family, so for me it’s very heartwarming for him to come home.”

Kay Poole

Rupert cashier

“I’m excited. I know him and am excited for him to be reunited with his family and friends.”

Payton McCune

Ketchum student

“I am totally excited. I’ve known the family for 25 years and to know that they are going to be able to reach out and hug their son is euphoric.”

Jeff Gunter

Hailey police Chief

 “Tears of joy. I’m just so happy for Bowe and his family, God bless them.”

Candy Funk

South of Bellevue resident

“Absolutely awesome. Patience and perseverance pays off! We have such a wonderful community that kept this issue front and center.”

Nils Ribi

Sun Valley citizen

“A picture says a 1,000 words. I’m so happy.”

Jane Drussell

South Valley entrepreneur

“I bought this yellow shirt just for this day. I’m relieved and ecstatic that everything was peacefully resolved.”

Sue Martin

Hailey business owner

“I couldn’t get the smile off of my face. I’m relieved and grateful.”

Michelle Stennett

District 26 state senator

“I’ve been crying tears of joy all morning.”

Janine Bear

Valley real estate agent

“I was thrilled. My kids used to play with him and I feel a sense of relief. He’s one of our ‘boys’ and I’m glad that he’s free.”

Ken Ferris

Hailey building project manager

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