Letters to the Editor


Martinez: integrity, honesty, fortitude

Letter to the Editor

I can tell you from my experience that Carlos has a high level of integrity, honesty, and intestinal fortitude. These are the qualities that are needed in law enforcement, especially as a leader. Due to my personal experience with Carlos’s personal attributes, I will be voting for him for the position of Idaho County Sheriff as the Independent candidate.

Megaloads corrupted notion of an open, two-way course

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Mr. Rauzi crossed the centerline with his characterization [Sept. 14 editorial] of megaload opponents as having a “narrow political agenda” and lacking respect for the “historic use” of Highway 12 as a “private and commercial transport route.”

No guns in school; whole idea is stupid

Letter to the Editor

How has it come that all you think about is putting a gun in everyone’s hands?

Guns in school not the answer to problem

Letter to the Editor

What’s the difference between “good guys” with guns and “bad guys” with guns? If the “bad guy” follows the pattern as the perpetrator of evil and preconceived violence, then “he” also has the advantageous element of surprise.

Sheriff is not for constitutional carry

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I clearly heard Giddings state, “The Constitution does not give the right to carry concealed.” Sheriff Giddings is against constitutional carry!

Concert brought tears to eyes; wonderful

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What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! We would like to thank the Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood for hosting the Gonzaga University Concert Choir.

Blaming those who did not speak out

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I blame a whole group of people for the damage of a few, not because they directly caused the vandalism, but because they did not speak out against it.

Grateful for concert, cultural offerings

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My wife and I attended a performance of the Gonzaga University Concert Choir on Sunday at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. This was an amazing experience provided by the two organizations, Gonzaga and St. Gertrude.

Many responded to Monday fire; thanks!

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Mary and I want to extend a very heartfelt “thank you” to all the fire and law enforcement agencies, all of the businesses, and friends and neighbors who responded to the fire that spread onto our place on Monday, Sept. 12.

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Letters to the Editor - Sept. 7, 2016

I was heading back to Coeur d’ Alene late Sunday, Aug. 28, via U.S. Highway 95. I got a flat tire somewhere north of Cottonwood, and lug nuts were frozen. A gentleman with the last name of McWilliams stopped to check for needed help. Once he learned of the situation, without hesitation, he called his uncle, Carmen Duke, I believe.

Parking lot paving has been sorely needed

Letter to the Editor

Big thanks to the Mountain View School Board for the great paving job at Clearwater Valley Junior-Senior High School and Grangeville High School. I have not seen the GHS job yet but CVs appears to be very well done.

Fail to speak up? Worse than vandals

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If you responsible, law-abiding Republicans who read this, do not speak out against this cowardly act of vandalism and desecration against your political opponent, then your cowardly silence makes you worse than the vandals themselves.

Patrons should oppose proposed gun policy

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Patrons of Mountain View School District should oppose the proposed gun policy that already seems as good as in-place. There are no law enforcement agencies recommending firearms in schools. Not the FBI, the Idaho State Police, the county sheriff’s office, nor police departments. In fact, at a recent board meeting while many officers present voiced pro-gun sentiments, the department quickly backed off endorsing the idea of having guns in our schools, distancing itself from any liability.

Martinez takes pride in his team, as coach

Letter to the Editor

There are alternative ways to raise funds for school activities and if you know Kooskia Days, the sale of alcoholic beverages skyrockets during this local event. Comparing students advertising alcohol sales to benefit their underfunded activities as being wrong is similar to gun raffles by ambulance crews as being wrong for supporting gun violence.

Commend 4-H on a well-rounded program

Letter to the Editor

For the second year in a row I have been totally inspired by the kind and gentle spirit I have observed in the kids within the 4-H Program at the Idaho County Fair.



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