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Newspapering is just fine ... thanks

How does it feel to be working for a dying industry? Well, you must be talking about eight-track tapes or Chia pets, because newspapering is humming right along, thank you...

Where’d my stuff go? Check your storage locker

Is your stuff safe? Are you sure? Have you checked?

Great effort by outstanding kids

Letter of thanks: Dori Dixon, Mary Ann Davidson Animal Ark Grangeville

Thank you to the Animal House 4-H Club and the Crazy Critters 4-H Club. Animal House 4-H Club set a goal of collecting 500 pounds of dog food for Animal Ark, and they exceeded their goal.

Rest areas a good opportunity for cooperation

Chances for success improve when you are engaged with partners sharing mutual goals. And we have a lightly tapped resource that could be the catalyst for such a cooperative effort.

Labrador takes on rap that legislators all ‘morally bad’

It’s good to be reminded that our opponents are not necessarily our enemies, and just because they oppose us doesn’t mean they are moral degenerates.

Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams death struck a chord with many people for a variety of reasons. That his death was due to suicide hit us extra hard.

While rates rose, county gave garbage service away

“It was our mistake, not the tribe’s,” Idaho County Commission chairman James Rockwell said last Monday, Aug. 11, of 28 years of garbage fees the board failed to collect...

Public info victory: food stamp spending open for scrutiny

How are your tax dollars spent? Specifically, how much money are local retailers being paid through participation in the food stamp program?

e-Fairness at issue: Good, bad for Idaho?

When it comes to a federal law allowing out-of-state tax collectors to reach into the pockets of Idaho’s online merchants, by a 52-32 percent margin Gem State voters have a resounding and simple answer: Just, no! That’s just one of several findings from a statewide poll released by National Taxpayers Union and R Street Institute.

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.

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.

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.

Building knowledge, skill base to build network for future success

This letter is in response to David Rauzi’s editorial printed on June 25 in regards to the Clearwater Economic Development Association’s new initiative titled, “Putting All the Pieces Together for Success.

Border Days 2014: New to town? Well, you should know...

The old town gets a little busier during Border Days, what with all our returning kids and friends showing up for reunions and some general holiday malarkey. For all the homegrown folks – and for us somewhat seasoned transplants from elsewhere – we’ve got the unique characteristics down for this rural Camas Prairie town (and all our rural neighbors in Idaho County).

Community program needs long-term focus

When it comes to community empowerment, we’re right in line with the old adage of “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.” Unless he doesn’t like sushi — then you also have to teach him to cook.

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