Please Support One Million Cards for Bowe!
America wants its only living Prisoner of War Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home. The challenge this year is to send one million holiday cards to Bowe in care of the White House.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban since June of 2009. Bowe is from the City of Hailey in Blaine County, Idaho, where he and his sister were homeschooled by their parents Bob and Jani. Bowe's family, friends, and hometown need him to come home... by sending Bowe's Christmas Cards to the White House this year we hope the world listens.
Please take the time to send one extra card this holiday season to:
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
C/O The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Be sure to include a return address on your card so it will not be rejected by the White House mail room.
Please share this link in all of your groups, tell your friends, family and everyone you meet.
Thank you for your support!
KEEP THEM ALIVE ON HWY 75
Please be aware that starting October 30, 2013 a new day/night time speed limit has been imposed North of Hailey. Hwy 75 North of Hailey from McKercher Blvd. to Zinc Spur now has a 55 MPH day time s
peed limit and a 45 MPH night time speed limit
. The reduced speed limit is intended to allow drivers additional time to identify wildlife on or near the roadway and reduce both reaction time and stopping distances to decrease the number of collisions with wildlife.
Understanding the Problem
Collisions with deer and elk occur at a regular rate along State Highway 75 through the Wood River Valley. Every year dozens of animals are struck by vehicles, reducing the local herds and causing thousands of dollars in vehicle damage, and potential injury to drivers and passengers.
A study of crashes in the 2.5 mile section north of Hailey showed more than 50% of crashes involved wildlife with most in dark conditions. This is one of the most significant areas for wildlife crossings and fatalities.
Like humans, wildlife follow familiar routes in their travels for food, water, and seasonal migrations. Unfortunately their travels include crossing State Highway 75 on a daily basis through the busiest sections of roadway between Hailey and Ketchum.
Let's work together to reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions on Hwy 75
Drive Carefully-The results of a Blaine County Highway Wildlife Mortality study identified the "hot spots" on State Highway 75 where wildlife crossing and fatalities are most prevalent. Be aware of these hot spots and slow down when passing through them, especially at night when visibility is poor.
Obey Speed Limits-Notice any speed limit reduction requirements along the highway and make sure you slow down. Reductions in the speed limit are there for your safety and to preserve wildlife.
Be Alert-Be alert for animals and ask your passengers to do the same. Slow down when you see them as they can run onto the road without warning.
Keep the Hot Spot Map in your car-Have the map handy and review it before heading out on the highway. Make sure you note where deer and elk cross. It is important to be prepared.
-Visit the Blaine County website www.blainecounty.org
under "Hot Topics" to learn more about wildlife crossing on Idaho 75 and throughout Blaine County and how you can be part of the solution.