Check your car: heat makes it deadly

As temperatures soar in Idaho County, it’s a good time for a reminder that hot cars can be deadly.

Federal taxes at an all time high, but ...National deficit still out of whack

Some may view the recent reports of increased tax revenue being paid into the U.S. Treasury as a sign that our economy is picking back up.

Stirring controversy; helipad is a true lifesaver

Letter: Maggie Abbott White Bird

I am upset that you gave Mr. Kutner so much exposure in your last edition of the Free Press.

Consider rural residents when deciding on helipad


I wish to comment on the subject of the helipad for our local hospital. Many years ago my husband had a horse accident on the lower part of the ranch. It was 10 hours before we found him and had there not been a helicopter available at that time he may not have made the trip by ambulance to the hospital.

Enjoy the bees while you can...

Letter: Dick Artley Grangeville

[In response, July 16 letter from Gayle Engstli]: You posed a good question about the lack of honeybees.

Experience shows value of helicopter transport

Letter: Sheryl Clark White Bird

I am a member of the EMS system in Idaho County and I have a number of concerns with your article and the letter [July 16 Issue] from Jeff Kutner regarding the proposed Syringa Hospital Helipad.

Lambs hurt, killed; prevent this by watching your dogs

Letter: Jacquelyn Crousser

This 4-H year began well, with my two sisters and I each picking out three beautiful lambs in early June.

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Just Starting


Critical interest in road, bridge funding

Idaho’s road and bridge infrastructure is not headed toward a bright future, and the solution is to increase public spending to address this critical public interest.

Life-changing student experience in Frank Church RNR Wilderness

What comes to your mind when you think about college? Did your experience include large lecture halls, dining hall food, pulling all-nighters to prep for exams, or maybe one too many nights of partying?

City Council: Thanks for listening!

Letter: Kathy Ackerman Grangeville

We are enjoying the Grangeville City Pool so much this summer!

What’s up with the lack of honeybees?

Letter: Gayle Engstli Grangeville

I have a lovely patch of lavender that has bloomed for the last four years.

Attend meeting to address concerns with hospital plans

Letter: Jeff Kutner Grangeville

A helipad for Syringa Hospital on Main Street? To myself and the majority of people I have had discussions with, this does not seem to be a good idea.

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Hot Air


Incident emphasizes need for bike safety

Accidents happen, but there’s lots we can do as far as prevention, and as well to minimize the resulting negative aftermath.