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    Something to gain on public lands transfer?

    Letter: Dick Artley, Grangeville

    On March 6, 2015, Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik created a new corporation, the Western Landmark Foundation, dedicated to transferring federal public lands to the state of Idaho.

    IRU policies led to catastrophic wildfires

    Letter: Jim Chmelik, Idaho County Comissioner

    Thank you Idaho Rivers United and organizations like yours for protecting our environment and our way of life. Thank you all for suing the Forest Service and the BLM and creating the conditions on our national forest and rangelands that allow for catastrophic wildfires.

    Kamiah school board: give us accountability

    Letter: Joinne Gordon, Kamiah

    Lewis and Idaho County property taxpayers: How many of us receive those annoying telephone solicitations. Some of us have even received calls from a local group asking why we did not vote on the recent failed school levy “304.” Wonder where they got that list of names?

    Why are you replacing old Manning Bridge?

    Letter: Leonard Wallace, New Meadows

    In the Aug. 5 issue of the Idaho County Free Press was a front page article stating that the Manning Bridge project was going to start this fall as planned, and the old bridge would be removed ...

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    Education moving in right direction

    Students all over Idaho are returning to classrooms with high expectations for the new school year. Our job as educators, parents, policymakers and citizens is to ensure they have high-quality opportunities to pursue and support to succeed.

    Levy: School needs your help, support

    Letter: Todd M. Davis KHS President, Class of 1992 Cleveland, Miss.

    Considering the rich and vibrant history Kamiah schools have in producing talented, productive, and highly-contributing people who are working and living all over the globe, it’s disheartening to hear that a levy jeopardizes educational programs for students.

    Labor using card check to swell ranks in schools

    Idaho school labor unions, declining in power and membership, are now deploying big labor tactics to stay at the bargaining table, despite a state law many expected would curtail union power.

    Laying ground for state management

    There’s a growing consensus that our system of federal land management is broken. It is not protecting forests, waters and range and it’s not sustaining local and regional economies.

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Summer is over

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Leaner, uncertain budgets need benefit of your experience on city council

Your experience and insight is critical to the service of your community. And we’re asking you to challenge yourself, step up and serve on your city council.

Education moving in right direction

Students all over Idaho are returning to classrooms with high expectations for the new school year. Our job as educators, parents, policymakers and citizens is to ensure they have high-quality opportunities to pursue and support to succeed.

Something to gain on public lands transfer?

Letter: Dick Artley, Grangeville

On March 6, 2015, Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik created a new corporation, the Western Landmark Foundation, dedicated to transferring federal public lands to the state of Idaho.

IRU policies led to catastrophic wildfires

Letter: Jim Chmelik, Idaho County Comissioner

Thank you Idaho Rivers United and organizations like yours for protecting our environment and our way of life. Thank you all for suing the Forest Service and the BLM and creating the conditions on our national forest and rangelands that allow for catastrophic wildfires.

Social media proved its worth, value during fire

What a difference a decade makes.

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Makeover

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Compassion in action demonstrated throughout fire crisis at Kamiah

By the time I arrived at a viewing area on No Kid Lane in Kamiah, around 7:15 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 14, the fires were sporadically bursting up trees and could be seen moving across patches of dry grass along the hillside headed toward Woodland Road.

Levy: School needs your help, support

Letter: Todd M. Davis KHS President, Class of 1992 Cleveland, Miss.

Considering the rich and vibrant history Kamiah schools have in producing talented, productive, and highly-contributing people who are working and living all over the globe, it’s disheartening to hear that a levy jeopardizes educational programs for students.

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Dang Nature

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Comment process a waste on use of saws on forest

We’re sliding this deadline in at you close to the wire, but hopefully you’ll still have some time to comment by Aug. 17 on a critical issue raised nationally by the Forest Service.

Labor using card check to swell ranks in schools

Idaho school labor unions, declining in power and membership, are now deploying big labor tactics to stay at the bargaining table, despite a state law many expected would curtail union power.

Laying ground for state management

There’s a growing consensus that our system of federal land management is broken. It is not protecting forests, waters and range and it’s not sustaining local and regional economies.

Kamiah school board: give us accountability

Letter: Joinne Gordon, Kamiah

Lewis and Idaho County property taxpayers: How many of us receive those annoying telephone solicitations. Some of us have even received calls from a local group asking why we did not vote on the recent failed school levy “304.” Wonder where they got that list of names?

Why are you replacing old Manning Bridge?

Letter: Leonard Wallace, New Meadows

In the Aug. 5 issue of the Idaho County Free Press was a front page article stating that the Manning Bridge project was going to start this fall as planned, and the old bridge would be removed ...