Accidents happen, but there’s lots we can do as far as prevention, and as well to minimize the resulting negative aftermath.
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.
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).
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.
When checking through your May 20th ballots you may have noticed on your way an unheralded – and uncontested – race: precinct committeeman. The lack of interest in this race is a shame, as this is a good spot to start for those political enthusiasts to become more involved in the process and in starting a political career.
We’re pretty helpful around here to give a hitchhiker a lift from point A to point B; maybe they’re broken down, or just between jobs and a means of transportation. At least, that’s their story.
One voter crumpled up a ballot and threw it at a poll worker.
Rest areas are a hot and cold subject: Desperately important when you need them, but otherwise they are pretty low to nonexistent on our day-to-day agendas.
Thanks anti-vaxers. You just brought back measles to mainstream America. You are putting the lives of all our children at risk.
Voting is important, but if we’re being serious here, we could really care less if you put your hand to a ballot or not next Tuesday, May 20. That’s not our editorial opinion. That’s our state talking.
Before you know it, the May 20 primary elections will be here. Unless you’ve already voted absentee, you’re still kicking around the “who” and “why” of your choices, so here are a few things to help you get ready.
Supplemental schools levies will be held in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Riggins May 20. The state of Idaho has failed in funding its public schools. Yes, public schools cost Idaho about $1.3 billion in 2013-14, the largest part of the state’s $2.8 billion budget – but Idaho simply needs to do a better job.
As the Sesame Street song goes, “One of these things just doesn’t belong.” This is the case with a piece of hype stating the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers as among the top 10 endangered rivers.
Haven’t received your tax refund yet? There’s a chance it might not be coming. The Washington Post recently reported on several taxpayers who are being held responsible for some very old debts. Mary Grice of Maryland had her refund of nearly $3,000 taken – without notice — to pay for a supposed overpayment.
At $174,000 annually, our federal legislators – essentially functioning as the board of directors for the “largest economic entity in the world” — are woefully underpaid.