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After blowing in the wind, yellow ribbons get torn and frayed. Not unlike emotions in the Wood River Valley. The past week began with unfettered jubilation at the news May 31 that local boy Bowe Bergdahl had been released from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan after five years. But joy soon turned to shock. Calls and e-mails blasted locals for planning a celebration June 28 for an Army sergeant who may have walked off his base and whose release involved the Obama administration trading five Taliban leaders. The party was canceled, and saddened residents went quiet.



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