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Editorials

     

    Awareness event reminds us to prepare for wildfire

    Is it May already? Spring is nearly through, and summer – pending a few more Idaho County snow showers — is nearly here. What also can sneak up on us is wildfire season and preparing our properties to minimize risk. It’s not a question whether this would be a good idea or not; it’s critical to start the season with plans, followed by action, to fireproof your home and properties as best you can. Its importance is marked each year when the 10 western governors proclaim May as Wildfire Awareness Month.

    May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Behind celebrations are hard work, needing support that benefits us all

    The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are this weekend. Are you going? Apart from the excitement of the spectacle itself, this event kicks off our season of community celebrations we’ll all be enjoying well into fall. But two important components of these and other such events are lost during our enjoyment: the time and effort that goes into their preparation, planning and execution; and just what these mean for our communities as a whole.

    April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    ARF has long-term view to achieve shelter success

    In the four years since ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) was formed, we’ve been pleased with the long-term strategy the group has held fast to in its plans to form a regional shelter on the Camas Prairie. That patience is a credit to volunteers and the ARF board....

    April 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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Letters to the Editor

     

    On Lochsa exchange, no means no!

    The Upper Lochsa Land Exchange is back from the dead. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is interested in purchasing the 39,000 acres of private land owned by Western Pacific Timber. These lands are the infamous cutover “checkerboard” near Lolo Pass and the Idaho/Montana border.

    May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Shocked on deaths from guns vs. abortion

    In the high school atmosphere recently, it has appeared the biggest controversy has been the issue of gun control. This is because of mass school shootings that have occurred, and the fear and grief brought on the world by the losses that we have experienced.

    May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

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Guest Commentary

    

    I plan on doing the ‘right’ thing

    I have to say, I am very disappointed in the Idaho County Farm Bureau. Usually, the group is really good about asking knowledgeable folks to come address the membership about issues before taking such a public position. But in this case, they did not want to invite the county clerk, treasurer, assessor, commission chair or anyone with an understand of the issue to a meeting to offer an explanation of what processing a tax refund might entail.

    May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Take care of, license those dogs

    Warm weather is upon us…hopefully! With that, folks are starting to open windows, take evening walks and enjoy the outdoors. One thing that causes problems when folks are enjoying our wonderful area is dogs.

    May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    USFS, Tribe committed to responsible resource management; land use at issue at Pittsburg Landing

    The leaders of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and the Nez Perce Tribe wish to respond to questions regarding cattle grazing in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) near Pittsburg Landing. We want the community to understand why cattle grazing is occurring on this portion of the Hells Canyon NRA. Portions of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest overlap with the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce Tribe.

    May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Do right thing: Return money to taxpayers

    We appreciate your service as our elected officials and the tough decisions that are made from the chairs you sit in. Now is the time to exercise the trust granted to you. Do the right thing and return to the taxpayers what they so willingly agreed to support when you did not have the SRS funds.

    May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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I plan on doing the ‘right’ thing

I have to say, I am very disappointed in the Idaho County Farm Bureau. Usually, the group is really good about asking knowledgeable folks to come address the membership about issues before taking such a public position. But in this case, they did not want to invite the county clerk, treasurer, assessor, commission chair or anyone with an understand of the issue to a meeting to offer an explanation of what processing a tax refund might entail.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Take care of, license those dogs

Warm weather is upon us…hopefully! With that, folks are starting to open windows, take evening walks and enjoy the outdoors. One thing that causes problems when folks are enjoying our wonderful area is dogs.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

On Lochsa exchange, no means no!

The Upper Lochsa Land Exchange is back from the dead. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is interested in purchasing the 39,000 acres of private land owned by Western Pacific Timber. These lands are the infamous cutover “checkerboard” near Lolo Pass and the Idaho/Montana border.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Shocked on deaths from guns vs. abortion

In the high school atmosphere recently, it has appeared the biggest controversy has been the issue of gun control. This is because of mass school shootings that have occurred, and the fear and grief brought on the world by the losses that we have experienced.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

USFS, Tribe committed to responsible resource management; land use at issue at Pittsburg Landing

The leaders of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and the Nez Perce Tribe wish to respond to questions regarding cattle grazing in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) near Pittsburg Landing. We want the community to understand why cattle grazing is occurring on this portion of the Hells Canyon NRA. Portions of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest overlap with the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce Tribe.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Do right thing: Return money to taxpayers

We appreciate your service as our elected officials and the tough decisions that are made from the chairs you sit in. Now is the time to exercise the trust granted to you. Do the right thing and return to the taxpayers what they so willingly agreed to support when you did not have the SRS funds.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Labrador: lives up to his principles

Raul Labrador would be a great governor for Idaho. He supports farming, ranching, mining and the timber industry. He wants all small business to be able to grow without taxes and regulations over burdening their business.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Encourage people be involved in meetings

I read the article from the new CEO of Syringa Hospital [May 2 issue]. There was a profound difference in the way things are explained between a man who was born and raised in Idaho County, and one who was not.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Shepherd: Can trust him on tough issues

Please support Paul Shepherd’s re-election bid to Idaho House of Representatives seat District 7B. Paul has authored and introduced one of the most important pieces of legislation into the House of Representatives.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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