Letter: Brett Haverstick Moscow
We need to stop Senator James E. Risch’s intentions of legislating the corrupt Upper Lochsa Land Exchange. We don’t have to trade tens-of-thousands of acres of valuable public lands to obtain the Lochsa lands. The 39,000 acres of checkerboard land owned by Western Pacific Timber can be purchased through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Congress created the fund for this type of situation.
Letter: Greg and Donna Johnson Kamiah
Please vote yes on the Kamiah School Levy March 11. Due to reduced funding, the school districts in Idaho must go to the patrons for override levies, and Kamiah is no different than all of the other districts in our area.
Letter: Herman Yates
I am a current Kamiah School Board member. Levy passage will allow school programs the as in the current year and that found in neighboring schools.
Letter: Laurie Moyer Yelm Wash.
My family lived in Grangeville for two years. I had the privilege of being a nurse in the local hospitals and getting to be a part of so many people’s lives. Grangeville has a great community.
Letter of Thanks: Carolyn Haning, Bob Haning, Gary Sarbacher
The Association’s Larry Ramos farewell concert was a huge success, except for the weather, everything went better than expected. We could not have pulled this off without the help of many, many people and businesses too numerous to mention here. You have our heartfelt thanks.
Letter of Thanks: Steve and Lynnel Wassmuth
Amazing. This word kept popping into our minds as we sat and enjoyed the concert last Monday night by The Association. How fortunate we are as a small community to have a group such as this for Larry Ramos’ Farewell Concert.
Letter: Mary Alder
Idaho’s farmers, rivers, and even our woodstoves are under assault by the EPA. Our education, which is supposed to be state run, is under the thumb of the U.S. Department of Education and the federal administration.
Letter: David Bearman, Kooskia
Convicted drunk driver Gov. “Butch” bemoans Federal Judge Winmill’s ruling that closed U.S. Highway 12 to megaloads, saying that the judge obviously doesn’t share Idaho values. The judge didn’t “make law” suiting those who worship unregulated capitalism.
Letter: Mark Hollon, Riggins
Hello, and thank you to the Idaho County Free Press for coverage [Feb. 12 issue] of Paul Shepherd’s fight with the EPA. First, reporter Andrew Ottoson got most of it right. But, when Andrew claimed Paul Shepherd (and dredgers) want to nullify Congress’ Clean Water Act, he missed the point; he was wrong. Neither Paul nor any dredger wishes to challenge the Clean Water Act, in fact we dredgers support it full heartedly.
Letter: Ne;s Kludt, Kamiah
Every four months or so, like most people I know, my wife and I make the trip to either Clarkston or Missoula and make the Costco/Walmart run. There are several items which either we just can’t get locally or we need to buy in bulk, so it just makes sense to go out of the area to buy these items. However, this probably only makes up about 5 percent of our total shopping.
Letter : Charles Haight, Grangeville
Chmelik, in an article to the Lewiston Tribune, is high on platitudes and short on specifics.
Letter: Fred R. Kuester, Kamiah
Regarding the upcoming vote for the Kamiah school levy, please vote yes. I regard it as a payback obligation. We have all benefitted and prospered from our own education. And we got it for free. Someone else paid for it when we were kids. If you can read this, you can read it because of that free education we all received. Now it’s our turn.
Letter: James Rockwell Idaho County Commission, Grangeville
Without new people and fresh ideas, our democratic system of government rots. Failure follows. The current incompetence in Congress shows this. Too many years in office, too little interest in the people, and too self-important. Politicians should be replaced often.
Letter: Jeff Whipple, Kamiah
It was astonishing to see how much local communities, such as Nezperce, Grangeville and Orofino, have supported their public schools. The fact that Kamiah has passed one levy for $100,000 since 1996, while our neighbors have supplemented millions to keep their schools financially above water, says a lot. Perhaps the Kamiah school district should be applauded for their budgeting tact, while receiving very little community funding.
Letter: Floyd Whitley, Cottonwood
How far does clone experimentation go? One wonders given Idaho’s Frankenstein results of late. Take Mr. Kerry, part time Sun Valley vacationer. The 2004 presidential pretender made one of those pithy statements he is noted for…. ”I voted for it, before I was against it.”