Advisory: Statement on Bowe Bergdahl Release by Ketchum (Idaho) Mayor Nina Jonas

KETCHUM, Idaho--()--Statement by Ketchum (Idaho) Mayor Nina Jonas:

“After five years, the dream has come true. In Ketchum, our own City e-newsletter has had a yellow ribbon and a statement that ‘Our hearts and prayers are with Bowe’ at the top of every edition. As you drive from Ketchum to Sun Valley, there is a pasture with a yellow ribbon on every fence post.

“We are so happy for him and for his family. We are looking forward to the day that he will be back in our community and we can take down the yellow ribbons.”

Ketchum, located 11 miles north of Bergdahl’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, will work with the Wood River Valley community on plans to welcome Bergdahl home. One event, originally called “Bring Bowe Back,” already is planned for June 28. Singer-songwriter Carole King is scheduled to appear.

About the City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, art galleries and shopping. The City of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents. For more information about the City of Ketchum, visit www.ketchumidaho.org.

Contacts

Jo Murray Public Relations
Jo Murray, 208-726-5869
jo@jomurray.com
or
City of Ketchum, Idaho
Lisa Enourato, 208-720-9766
lenourato@ketchumidaho.org

Release Summary

"Our own City e-newsletter has had a yellow ribbon at the top of every edition. ... We are so happy for him (Bowe Bergdahl) and his family," said Nina Jonas, mayor of Ketchum, Idaho.

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Contacts

Jo Murray Public Relations
Jo Murray, 208-726-5869
jo@jomurray.com
or
City of Ketchum, Idaho
Lisa Enourato, 208-720-9766
lenourato@ketchumidaho.org