Community Meetings on Beaver Creek Fire to Be Held


By Michelle Milliken

Several meetings regarding the Beaver Creek Fire will be held this week. There will be two to help residents move forward and two to keep residents informed on the status of the fire.

The City of Ketchum and the Crisis Hotline will have a community debrief and skill building talk on staying resilient during a community crisis. The talk will focus on the physiological nervous system and its reaction to survival. It will teach skills to calm nerves that can be shared with family and friends. Melissa Boley, LCPC, will be facilitating the debriefing. She is a trauma specialist and psychotherapist with a private practice in Ketchum. The debriefing will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Ketchum City Hall. Any questions can be directed to Sher at the Crisis Hotline. The number is 208-788-0735.

The Community Library will also be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, August 29 at noon with Doug Brown (WREP), Randy Hall (City of Ketchum Mayor), Jack Sibbach (Sun Valley Resort), Larry Schoen (County Commissioner), and Arlene Schieven. (Visit Sun Valley) The topic will be the economic impact of the Beaver Creek Fire and moving forward. Cynthia Dillon, Executive Director of the Community Library, will moderate the discussion. Call 208-726-7355 with any questions.

The Incident Management Team and the Burned Area Emergency Reponse team will also be holding two public meetings. The first will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Bigwood; the second will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.

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