Wednesday, July 31

STORY ON REKOW SADDLERY-KBOI2TV

Great story about Terry Rekow.

ROAD WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY AUGUST 10th



Highway 52 will be closed from 9:00AM-10:30 AM Saturday, August 10th for the triathlon at Black Canyon.  If you need to get to Emmett from Ola, you will need to take Shalerock Road.

Tuesday, July 30

Rash of business burglaries concern Emmett law enforcement authorities - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Rash of business burglaries concern Emmett law enforcement authorities - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: Over the last few weeks, about a dozen businesses have been burglarized. Most are within Emmett city limits, but a couple were in the county, …

The bread is at the Hall. Hall will be open today. Good variety!

Monday, July 29

Businesses warned about 12 forced break-ins - Emmett Messenger-Index: News

Businesses warned about 12 forced break-ins - Emmett Messenger-Index: News: A dozen area businesses have been burglarized in the past two months. Most of the businesses are within Emmett city limits and a couple were i…

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That's okay, you can still enjoy the Ola Community Newsletter Facebook page by clicking HERE.  The posts are pretty much the same as what is posted here but Facebook has interaction with other FB members.

IT'S FAIR TIME!!


FIRE RESTRICTIONS STARTING THURSDAY

Fire restrictions starting Thursday.  See link here as to what areas are effected in your area.
FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Sunday, July 28

PAUL AND PEGGY'S FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY



3RD ANNUAL OLA ROUGH STRIDERS/RELAY FOR LIFE ATV RIDE AND PICNIC








It was a beautiful day for the 3rd Annual Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life ATV Ride and Picnic. After a scenic ride through the trees and hills east of Ola, riders were treated to a picnic lunch. Being at a cooler, higher altitude made visiting with friends that much more enjoyable. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! 

It wasn't until we finished lunch that we noticed we picnicked near this....

UPDATE ON 19 FIRES STARTED FRIDAY

Update from KTVB on fires Friday.

ANOTHER FIRE!!

Another fire by the Triangle! GCFD#2 was called out at approx. 3AM to a fire across from the Triangle Inn, structures were in danger. Firefighters, again, got everything under control. Good job!!

Saturday, July 27

HIGHWAY 52 FIRE

The Highway 52 fire was contained and most fire personnel were released from the scene about midnight.  Some BLM and GCFD#2 remained just in case.  It was reported that there were 19 fires in all.  The person responsible was stopped in Horseshoe Bend.  I was told that it doesn't appear to be intentional, just maybe a little carelessness.  A perfect example of how something as little as a chain or wire dragging can cause a spark.  With the hot and dry conditions, POOF! you've created 19 fires.

Thursday, July 25


 Today was the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Ola Community Center. A big thanks to Darlene Mingus for organizing this in the Ola community. Today, Barbara Lange was serving juice and cookies to those that had given blood. Thanks Barb for donating your time! And thank you to all that took time out of your day to donate! Your blood is needed and greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, July 24

Fire crew on the Ridge FIre. photo credit to inciweb.org

TRAFFIC INFORMATION


Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
Crews will begin rebuilding the left-turn lane at the intersection of Idaho 44 and W. State Street Thursday morning (July 25). Drivers will be prohibited from making a left-turn from Idaho 44 onto W. State Street during the work, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) announced. The left-turn lane will reopen by 7 p.m. Sunday (July 28).

During this closure, drivers are encouraged to access W. State Street from Eagle Road. 

Motorists may expect delays during construction. Drivers should plan extra time for trips and, if possible, find an alternate route. Patience is appreciated. Safety is ITD’s number one priority. Motorists should remember to slow down, pay attention in construction zones and be aware of the safety of construction workers.

ITD began work on this project in November 2012. It’s expected that construction will be complete by this fall.

Every day approximately 19,000 motorists drive through the Idaho 44/Linder Road intersection. The improvements that ITD is making will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow for a smoother flow of traffic.

REDFISH LAKE





This pic was taken by Dale M.'s mom Monday at Redfish Lake. Check out the fuel for this fire. Thanks for sharing!

MISSING DOG!

Missing Dog from Sweet, Idaho (Sweet, Idaho)

This dog has been missing from Sweet, Idaho for about a week now.
He got out of the fenced yard and has not been seen.
Owners Kayla and Adrian McKinney are devastated.
They live close to the school in Sweet.
He is a male dog around 2 years old.
If you have seen him or know his whereabouts contact me on here.
No questions asked just wanting to know what could have happened to him.
Not knowing is the worst feeling when your animal comes up missing.
Thanks

WHAT WILL THE FUTURE HOLD?


Tuesday, July 23

OLLIE UPDATE!

Ollie is alive and well.  He is still being cared for by Mike and Chris S.  This winter Ollie bonded with a herd of cattle that remained in a pasture southeast of Ola throughout the summer.  Ollie did not travel up to High Valley which made life easier for Mike S.  Often you can spot him wandering around the area of the Ola Cemetery or close to the Sweet-Ola Highway.

DON'T FORGET!! The American Red Cross will be in Ola for blood donations between 10 AM and 2 PM, Thursday, July 25th, at the Ola Community Center.

ATV RIDE AND PICNIC THIS SUNDAY!

The Ola Rough Striders/Relay For Life ATV Ride and Picnic is coming up this Sunday! Meet at the Ola Community Hall at 2:00PM.

On this year's ride we will be remembering our dear friend and neighbor Jerry Marx. Jerry lost his battle with cancer the end of last year. We miss him! 


To make your ride more enjoyable you may want to bring a bandana to protect your face from the dust, sunscreen and water for the ride. We will picnic at a spot that is accessible by car. Sign up at the Ola Inn, the Ola Post Office or the Ola Library. This is a fundraiser, donations are greatly appreciated.

CNN ARTICLE ON USPS

The USPS continues to look for ways to save money.

ATTENTION SAGE HEN CAMPERS!


ATTENTION SAGE HEN CAMPERS!! On your way up camping, stop by Johns Sweet Kayak Rentals and rent a kayak or two. Kayaking is a great way to enjoy a fun relaxing day. Just off the Sweet-Ola Highway in Sweet.

Thursday, July 18

BLOOD DRIVE COMING UP!


The American Red Cross will be in Ola for blood donations between 10 AM and 2 PM, Thursday, July 25th, at the Ola Community Center.

Donors are reminded to be sure to drink plenty of fluids the day of the donation and to wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow. Eat a high protein meal two hours before and bring photo identification.

To make an appointment, call Darlene Mingus at 584-3429. For questions or information, call The American Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.

PICS FROM THE PINE CREEK FIRE

Some pics from the Pine Creek fire.
Thank you Lyn Lundie for these dramatic photos.


RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING 10AM SATURDAY

Wednesday, July 17

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET??

OLA ROUGH STRIDERS
3RD ANNUAL ATV RIDE AND PICNIC
SUNDAY, JULY 28th
Meet at the Ola Hall at 2:00PM

In Loving Memory of
 Jerry Marx

If you would like to join us there will be sign up sheets at 
the Ola Inn,  Ola Post Office and the Library.

**This is a fundraiser for Relay For Life**

              **Sunscreen, water for the ride, a bandana to protect your face from the dust**




RON REKOW OF EMMETT

I enjoyed this news story featuring Ron Rekow of Emmett.  Click on Ron Rekow to read.

HIGHWAY 16 BACK OPEN!

Tuesday, July 16

HOUSE FOR RENT


 Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath home for rent just south of Ola. This home sits on about an acre and rents for $600.00/month with a $500.00 deposit. No inside pets. If you are interested call Weston at 584-3890.


Please be cautious out there, so far there are a reported Eight new lighning caused fires as of 8:30 pm across the Forest. Watch for rocks falling, smoky conditions and be aware that things will change during the night. We have a lot of great fire fighters out there working through the night to keep these new fires at bay.

ROAD BLOCKED HIGHWAY 16


Road Conditions: With all the active fires please keep this link handy too - 
For our Gem County residents - NOTE : 
ID 16: Road blocked.
between Chaparral Road and Jackass Gulch Road - Old Freezeout Road (2 miles south of the Emmett area). The road is blocked. Danger of fire.

Comment: Milepost 10, 2 miles south of the Emmett area

Last updated today at 9:21PM MDT by ITD.

With wildfires on our minds this time of year, HERE is a collection of books on the subject.

UPDATES ON THE PINE CREEK FIRE (GRIMES CREEK)

For updates on the Pine Creek fire (Grimes Creek) head over to inciweb.org

Monday, July 15

THE GRIMES CREEK FIRE AS SEEN FROM OLA


A HUGE THANK YOU!!

Jim and Bobbie would like to thank friends, neighbors, the Ola Fire Department and IDL for the quick response and help with yesterday's grass fire.  Without everyone's help the results could have been devastating.  Thank you!!!

Sunday, July 14




Just wanted to share this with you.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON FIRE COMES VERY CLOSE TO STRUCTURE








A small grass fire came dangerously close to the Hoppock residence on Third Fork Road. GCDF#2 received the "tone out" early Sunday afternoon and remained on scene until about 4:30PM. The fire was under control quickly but firefighters remained to insure all "hot sports" were completely put out. The response time from the Ola Fire Department was terrific. Lots of firefighters responded to help out a neighbor. Sweet, Ola appreciates your response even though you were not needed this time.  

Thursday, July 11

WHAT A VIEW!!


Tuesday, July 9

HUMMER BANDING


























Fred Bassett was at Zeillemaker's this morning doing what he does best, banding hummingbirds. Fred also is a great educator on these amazing little birds. Several people enjoyed watching and listening as Fred worked to record information on the hummers . Each year when Fred visits Ola it is fun to share this experience with someone new. I hope they had as much fun as I did. Thanks Fred and Melly for inviting us!