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    Kids Klub makes a difference

    Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This sentiment has been used before to describe what Kids Klub, Inc., has done for Grangeville, but it’s time to revisit that thought.

    November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
     

    Student experience survey promises empowerment

    How is your school year going? Students – and soon their parents – can soon weigh in on the values and opinions of their educational experience through a statewide student engagement survey to be taken next spring.

    November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

    About that forum, absent candidates and letters

    A good turnout, Grangeville! Let’s hope for as much or better public involvement in community affairs in the future. Last week’s candidates’ forum for open city council and mayoral positions had an impressive turnout; more than 90 attended Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. And the event was a deal-maker or breaker for several voters we talked with, who said they will be making their voting decisions come Nov. 7 on what they heard that evening.

    October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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Letters to the Editor

    

    Sadly, what happened to these dogs is not just one incident

    This is regarding the story of the neglected and abandoned dogs on page 2B of the Sports Section under Organizations in last week’s Free Press. It Is appalling to me that anyone could do such a thing to an innocent animal. It really raises questions as to why there isn’t an investigation into this and someone held accountable.

    November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
     

    Diversity War Party about repressive tolerance

    The Diversity War Party within MSM is about repressive tolerance, where guilt for being white, Christian, male, and heterosexual is intolerant of perspectives that challenge the mind game of sameness. There is no diversity of free association, free speech, thought, or any interpretation other than the official doctrine of the globalist doctrines.

    November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

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Guest Commentary

    

    Teens, young adults and opioids: What parents need to know about prevention and intervention

    By now we’ve all seen or heard the headlines: The U.S. is in the midst of a national opioid crisis that claims the lives of 91 Americans each day – one person every 16 minutes. Overdose deaths due to opioids, which include commonly prescribed pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine, are now responsible for more deaths in this country than car accidents or firearms.

    November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Try, try again to pass ‘Adult Completer’

    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Fittingly, it was an educational writer (William Edward Hickson) who popularized this old proverb. The sentiment has a dual meaning when it comes to one of the recommendations of the governor’s Higher Education Task Force: the so-called “Adult Completer” scholarship.

    November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Sustaining logging, strengthening families, boosting rural Idaho

    I met Tim Christopherson of Kamiah and Mark Mahon of Council in 2014. They were in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the American Loggers Council, which represents the timber industry in Idaho and 29 other states. They told me about an inequity in the law that prohibits young loggers from learning their trade in family-owned mechanized logging operations under parental supervision. An exemption allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to work on family farms has long applied to young agricultural workers.

    November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Time we brought proper management, balance to public lands within Idaho

    The only thing putting our Idaho forests at risk are environmentalists like Jonathan Oppenheimer [in response to his Oct. 18 issue guest opinion]. Our public lands will not survive the misguided polices of his radical ideas and how fire is a good thing. If anybody is selling snake oil, it is Mr. Oppenheimer.

    October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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Kids Klub makes a difference

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This sentiment has been used before to describe what Kids Klub, Inc., has done for Grangeville, but it’s time to revisit that thought.

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Teens, young adults and opioids: What parents need to know about prevention and intervention

By now we’ve all seen or heard the headlines: The U.S. is in the midst of a national opioid crisis that claims the lives of 91 Americans each day – one person every 16 minutes. Overdose deaths due to opioids, which include commonly prescribed pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine, are now responsible for more deaths in this country than car accidents or firearms.

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Try, try again to pass ‘Adult Completer’

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Fittingly, it was an educational writer (William Edward Hickson) who popularized this old proverb. The sentiment has a dual meaning when it comes to one of the recommendations of the governor’s Higher Education Task Force: the so-called “Adult Completer” scholarship.

November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Sustaining logging, strengthening families, boosting rural Idaho

I met Tim Christopherson of Kamiah and Mark Mahon of Council in 2014. They were in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the American Loggers Council, which represents the timber industry in Idaho and 29 other states. They told me about an inequity in the law that prohibits young loggers from learning their trade in family-owned mechanized logging operations under parental supervision. An exemption allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to work on family farms has long applied to young agricultural workers.

November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Sadly, what happened to these dogs is not just one incident

This is regarding the story of the neglected and abandoned dogs on page 2B of the Sports Section under Organizations in last week’s Free Press. It Is appalling to me that anyone could do such a thing to an innocent animal. It really raises questions as to why there isn’t an investigation into this and someone held accountable.

November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Diversity War Party about repressive tolerance

The Diversity War Party within MSM is about repressive tolerance, where guilt for being white, Christian, male, and heterosexual is intolerant of perspectives that challenge the mind game of sameness. There is no diversity of free association, free speech, thought, or any interpretation other than the official doctrine of the globalist doctrines.

November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Student experience survey promises empowerment

How is your school year going? Students – and soon their parents – can soon weigh in on the values and opinions of their educational experience through a statewide student engagement survey to be taken next spring.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

McGeorge: brings new ideas, common sense

I would humbly ask all my Grangeville friends to consider voting for Todd McGeorge for Grangeville city council. Todd has a history of volunteering for causes he cares about in his community.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Buy-in fees basics: helpful to know these

Do you support allowing new construction and users to hook into your system without paying back some of the investment you have made over the years? The “Equity Buy-in Fees” are simply that. Nobody likes fees, but everyone dislikes paying someone else’s fees.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Thankful to be part of supportive Riggins community

I would love to reach out to the entire Riggins community for all of the love and support you show toward our young student-athletes here at Salmon River Jr.-Sr. High School. It is evident over the years that a large part of our identity has been shaped by our success both on and off the field and court, so to speak.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


CCC boys did a good job on roads, trails

Giving our public lands to the states is the quickest way to lose all of our rights, including hunting and fishing on our public lands. The State of Idaho can’t afford to manage our public lands, but they could make a bundle selling them to the highest bidder.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Canaday: wants to give his time, abilities

Dylan Canaday is one candidate for city council who has no personal business interests that might influence his priorities. He is at a time in his life when he has only himself to support. He plans, for his first year as a council member, to work almost full-time learning how things work, why, what things cost, why, and whether they should, and seeking businesses that would locate in Grangeville.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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