to the City of Stanley's website.  If you are a resident of Stanley, I encourage you to use this website as a resource to stay in touch with your city government.  If you are a visitor to our area, welcome, and this website may provide you valuable information to enhance your experiences in the Sawtooth valley and surrounding wilderness areas.

The mayor proclaimed September, 2014, as Wilderness Appreciation Month.

We have had a lot of complaints during the busy summer months about trash being dumped in dumpsters that belong to others.  The Forest Service, because of people from Stanley filling the dumpster,  has removed the dumpster from the Tourist Information / Rest Area just south of town on highway 75.  We have also had complaints of people dumping their trash in the dumpster at the Community Building or in dumpsters pertaining to local businesses. 
The city does NOT provide a trash disposal service for the residents of Stanley.  The city does provide trash receptacles in the park for the convenience of those who picnic or recreate in the park.  The city also has a dumpster by the community building which is only for trash from the city office, the trash receptacles in front of or inside the SSCC visitor center, and community building or park renters for meeting or events.  The control of that dumpster is the responsibility of our city maintenance employee and the city police officer. 
As a business or resident in Stanley, you are reminded that you have only a couple of alternatives for proper trash disposal: 1. Take your trash to the Custer County Transfer Station just west of town on highway 21, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays.  2. Contract with either of the trash collection services that serve Stanley, Blue Mountain Refuse Inc. or Clear Creek Disposal to pick up and remove your trash from your home or place of business.
I will be asking the Forest Service to please put the dumpster back at the Tourist Information / Rest Area so that we do not have new issues with trash left in the area, on the ground, for lack of a receptacle.  We ask for the cooperation of the residents and business of Stanley to dispose of their trash properly, so that we can get and keep the Forest Service's cooperation in helping with trash left by tourists passing through and stopping at the Information/Rest Area.
Thank you for your cooperation.

There has been a lot of discussion these days about the possibility of the President creating the BWC National Monument under the Antiquities Act.  In addition to making your thoughts known to organizations including the City, the County, and the Sawtooth Society, we recommend you also directly contact the powers in Washington.  Don't assume that some organization is covering you back; send your thoughts and concerns to:

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue  NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Secretary Sally Jewell
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

Secretary Tom Vilsack
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250

View the city resolution on the Boulder-Whiteclouds National Monument.

Anyone wishing to reserve the Community Building or Pioneer Park for this summer should inquire about dates as soon as possible to insure availability.

The Halstead Fire is now over, but before you forget the scare that it gave our community, do what you can to encourage logging and controlled burns (fuels management) to preclude another disastrous fire in our neighborhood.  The Sawtooth National Forest needs substantial work to change it from something just waiting for a spark to create the next fire disaster, to something which would be much more manageable and Iron Creek and Redfish Lake structures much more defensible.  Let the U.S. Forest Service and your elected representatives know you support these actions in the SNRA right now, to prevent or mitigate the next pending fire disaster.

Old playground equipment in the city park has been replaced with new, safe, and fun playground equipment that our Stanley school kids helped select.  Let Amy Klingler know you appreciate her initiative to get this project going and see it through.  
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause you will
be pleased to know that the donation should be tax deductible
Many thank to all those volunteers who turned out to complete the installation on August 25.  It was great to see the community volunteer spirit alive and well.  Special thanks also to Joe Lamb, Scott Elison, Russel Clark, and J.C. Anderson who volunteered time and equipment to make a huge difference in the heavy work.  There are many more to thank.  We will be updating this acknowledgement to recognize more of the people that made the weekend a success.  THE PLAYGROUND IS IN!  Go see it if you haven't already.

 MILESTONE:  Thanks to our hard working city council members, former mayor Hannah Stauts, and concerned citizens that worked diligently to issue the SMC Flood Protection Ordinance, Stanley can now participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Since July 13, 2010, the City of Stanley is eligible to participate in the Regular Phase of the NFIP.

What happened to the Sawtooth Music Festival?  Please click here to find out.

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