Guest Commentary


Need leadership for Idaho’s river towns, fish

The government shutdown doesn’t help the situation and it is threatening Idaho families whose livelihoods depend on a hatchery-based steelhead season. Idaho’s families don’t have the luxury of sitting out another government shutdown.

January 23, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

Give flexibility; let’s let judges judge

While Idaho had good intentions 26 years ago, it’s time we made a decision based on what we know today. Idaho’s mandatory minimums for drug crimes generate real injustice and expense, with little if any deterrence.

January 16, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

Why 2018 was big year for small business

December is the time of year we reflect on the highs and lows of the past 12 months. When it comes to small business, 2018 was definitely a high. In fact, I believe it was one of the best years for our region’s entrepreneurs and job creators.

December 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Protecting children for bright, strong future

I commend those working to protect and help children in all of our communities. This work is no doubt heartbreaking, but also motivating continued progress. Those working to bring healing and hope to troubled and hurting children and families are making a difference in the lives of many throughout Idaho.

December 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Wild steelhead on path to extinction

Idaho has not had a take permit since 2010. The federal government has not approved Idaho’s Fisheries Evaluation & Monitoring Plan (FEMP) in eight years. It is crucial that management plans be updated and legal.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Steelhead season loss is regrettable

Having been involved in steelhead management as a professional biologist, and being a steelhead fisherman for over 40 years, I’m well aware how important steelhead fishing is to Idaho anglers and local economies. The loss of that opportunity, even temporarily, due to a lawsuit and unprocessed permit is truly regrettable.

November 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..



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