Sun Valley http://nwpr.org en Tax Votes Shine Spotlight On Challenges Facing Small Town Airports http://nwpr.org/post/tax-votes-shine-spotlight-challenges-facing-small-town-airports <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/110413TB_SunVote_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A ballot measure in the Sun Valley area is emblematic of the challenges facing small airports across the West. Residents of Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho decide Tuesday whether to raise city taxes to subsidize commercial airline service.<p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 01:23:51 +0000 Tom Banse 36791 at http://nwpr.org Tax Votes Shine Spotlight On Challenges Facing Small Town Airports Locals Left Behind In Sun Valley Worry About Economic Impact Of Fire http://nwpr.org/post/locals-left-behind-sun-valley-worry-about-economic-impact-fire <p></p><p>Not everyone fled Sun Valley, Idaho, when a huge wildfire threatened the resort area. Many locals remained in the surrounding communities and kept the stores, restaurants and gas stations open. Now, firefighters are gaining the upper hand. The smoke is clearing. But without the return of vacationers, many locals worry the real disaster is economic – and that one is just beginning.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:04:56 +0000 Jessica Robinson 32954 at http://nwpr.org Locals Left Behind In Sun Valley Worry About Economic Impact Of Fire Beaver Creek Update: Nearly 10,000 Homes On Evacuation Alert http://nwpr.org/post/beaver-creek-update-nearly-10000-homes-evacuation-alert <p></p><p>More resources continue to pour into Idaho’s central mountains to fight a growing wildfire that has now consumed more than 150 square miles, or roughly the size of Detroit.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:50:55 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 32765 at http://nwpr.org