Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Banks, offices to close for holidays

Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve hours vary


By KATHERINE WUTZ
Express Staff Writer

Banks and libraries will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, but staff members say they will be back to work on the following Wednesdays.

D. L. Evans Bank will close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and close Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, retaining normal hours on New Year’s Eve. Mountain West Bank and Wells Fargo Bank will hold similar hours. Ireland Bank in Carey will be closed for the federal holidays—Dec. 25 and Jan. 1—and will close as usual at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

All post offices will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but will be open normal hours on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

Blaine County offices will close early on Dec. 24, at 5 p.m., instead of 6 p.m. County offices will also be closed both for New Year’s Day and Christmas Day, but will be open on Friday, Dec. 28, and Friday, Jan. 4, to make up for the holidays.

The cities of Ketchum and Hailey will close offices for Christmas Eve but remain open for New Year’s Eve. Both cities will be closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, as will the city of Sun Valley. Sun Valley offices will remain open with normal business hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Bellevue City Hall will close at noon on Dec. 24 and be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Local libraries will also have some modifications in service due to the holidays. The Little Wood River Library in Carey will close its doors on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, as will the Bellevue Public Library. The Bellevue Library will also operate under reduced hours for the remainder of the two holiday weeks. 

The Hailey Public Library will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec 25 and Jan. 1, closing at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31. The Community Library in Ketchum will close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, will remain closed Christmas Day, will be open for normal hours on New Year’s Eve and close for New Year’s Day.


Kate Wutz: kwutz@mtexpress.com




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