Carlos Martinez is doubtless a fine young man; but he is also a Democrat who wants to take office in a Republican county and state. The old expression,” A fish out of water,” comes to mind. I gather Carlos wants to reorganize the entire sheriff’s department more in line with his thinking. In my opinion, we right now have one of the best organized sheriff’s departments in the state, if not the whole West Coast; and I for one, feel safe with the Doug Giddings administered department. His long experience and proven training methods have served us very well; and it is my hope that even some of the Democrats will see the wisdom in keeping Doug Giddings in his present position of Idaho County Sheriff. I’ve said it before, but may I say it again: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Another subject: Kooskia Independent School District. Don’t be afraid to go for it. We did, and so far, Salmon River has come up with seven state championships in athletics, followed by the highest test scores in the whole state. Our school bond money goes to our local school district and is used as directed by our school board. Try it. I’ll bet you’ll like it.
Lastly: I think Syringa Hospital board screwed up royally letting Craig Spencer get away. Keeping control local is always better. He’s right!
C.M. “Chuck” Vogelsong