All Kinds of News for October 10, 2018
This summer has been an exceptionally bad wildfire season in Utah. Several thousand residents of southern Utah County were evacuated for weeks following the fires in Spanish Fork Canyon that destroyed tens of thousands of acres. With the fires nearly 100% contained, a new threat is facing the communities at the base of the Wasatch mountains.
Wildfires have destroyed the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation that play a, natural, important role in maintaining the structural integrity of the foothills above the communities of Elk Mountain, Springville and Payson. With the onset of Fall weather, forecasted rain threatens to trigger devastating mudslides as hills and mountains stripped of their root structures are saturated.
Last night the students at Telos responded to the call for help by meeting at the Hillman baseball fields in Payson to spend the night filling and placing sandbags used to stop mud and flooding from destroying lives and property. The Telos students worked throughout the night fighting for their neighbors. One citizen stated, “It’s an amazing thing to see so many young people working so hard to protect complete strangers.”
About Telos U and Telos RTC
Telos U and Telos RTC, located in Orem, UT, specialize in small class size and low pressure education systems support. Telos provides a therapeutic boarding school environment for adolescent boys who need help with Processing of Information Disorders, ADD/ADHD, ASD and emotional disorders that prevent them from thriving in a typical high school environment. Telos offers a family systems approach to therapy, working with parents and siblings alongside Telos' students, and structuring a therapeutic mileu around triathlon training programs and other engaging activities outside of school class time.