No doubt about it, the smoke from forest fires is settling into the Boise valley. All the experts at DEQ acknowledge the fact, but they also caution that “already dirty air” is being trapped beneath the smoke. Dirty from too many people driving too many cars too far.
Comes now the cheerleaders for growth and football fans. The GUARDIAN wonders if the “National Exposure” on ESPN that is always touted as worth hundreds of thousands to the economy will cause the same monetary LOSS when the world sees how filthy the Boise Valley can be–naturally. When ESPN does that long shot of the sun filtered through the smoke or the copper colored full moon will it cause “bad exposure?”
Hard to put much stock in dire warnings from the Boise Schools when they keep the kids inside and curtail athletics due to health concerns, but a college football game forges ahead because ESPN has spent so much money to air (smoke?) the game.
When the crowds file into the stadium tonight to watch the football game through the haze it will add new meaning to the phrase, “DIE HARD BRONCO FANS.”
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