Letters to the Editor


Hall: Her personnel leaves me happy

Letter: Betty Alm Grangeville

I don’t know who in government conceived of the idea to make the first payment on our Idaho County taxes due on or before Dec. 20, but with Christmas just around the corner it is really kind of poor timing.

Senators Crapo, Risch support conservation efforts

Derek Farr Grangeville

I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., to talk with our congressional delegation about the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to sportsmen in Idaho. I am writing because U.S. senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch deserve a thank you for stepping up on behalf of this important source of funding for conservation.

Hall: determination, endless energy in new position

Letter: Lorei Meinen Moscow

The current Idaho County commissioners chose Dee Hall to fill the void in the treasurer’s office, after Dee volunteered for the challenge.

Idaho leaders of out touch with Idaho; time to clean house

Letter: Jon Menough, Ph.D. P.E. Elk City

It’s spring. Housecleaning time – particularly in Boise. Current leaders in Boise seem to have forgotten that they work for us – we are their employer. They seem to think that they work to make Washington, D.C., bureaucrats and other out-of-state interests happy.

Hudson: knowledge, skills to do the job

Letter: Rikki Simler Kamiah

I’ve known Abbie Hudson for more than 10 years. I believe that with her 18 years experience, she possesses the knowledge and skills to do the job of Idaho County Treasurer effectively and efficiently.

GOP challengers agreed to platform, member-supported

Letter: Mary Alder

Does the current AG Lawrence Wasden really believe voters in North Central Idaho are so grossly uninformed as to believe the ignorant statement he made to the Lewiston Tribune on April 3?

How can we all be so brain dead?

Letter: Jake Wren Cottonwood

It is baffling! How can our leaders and in fact, we the voters and followers, be so brain dead? At one time we would have been accused of “losing all our marbles!” Why?

Fulcher: integrity, man of character

Letter: Sheryl D. Carlson Idaho Falls

As Idahoans, we have an opportunity to change leadership in our state this year to have a significant and positive impact on our lives, families, and businesses. Russ Fulcher, candidate for governor, has the vision and leadership to elevate Idaho to new heights in economics, land management, education, and health care.

Brandt, Chmelik maintain alliance role to abolish tribe treaty rights: Oh goody: election season again!

Letter: David Bearman Kooskia

Thinking globally and speaking up locally, kinda like those crazy olde-tyme hippies used to suggest. I wonder if Idaho County’s taxpaying voters realize how many hundreds, or even thousands, of Idaho County dollars commissioners Skip Brandt and Jim Chmelik spent so they could keep playing an active “Indian-hating” role in the North Central Idaho Jurisdictional Alliance?

The problem? Bunch of negative, stalling Republicans

Letter: Robert G. Schultze Riggins

I hope that everyone has received and answered the latest Republican brainwashing survey that is meant to save us all from immediate disaster at the hands of President Obama.

Fulcher: confidence to be proactive

Letter: Rachel Spencer Cottonwood

Governor Otter recently signed an executive order calling for Idaho state agencies to identify and account for the federal funds they receive. A good idea, but why now?

Hall: reputable with high morals, ethics

Letter: Mike Mager Grangeville

I would highly recommend Deanna Hall for the position of Idaho County Treasurer. I’ve known Deanna for most of my life and she is a perfect candidate for this position.

Impressed with work by ICLP crew

Letter of Thanks: Susan A. Stephens Kooskia

Yet again I have to compliment our Idaho County Light and Power Company. This year they wanted to hold their “local small community” meeting at our Big Cedar Schoolhouse.

Hudson: has skills, knowledge for job

Letter: Debra A. Alm Grangeville

I have known Abbie Hudson since 1982. I know with all her different positions in the courthouse that she has the knowledge and skills to do the job. I feel the people of Idaho County deserve the person who will best serve them. In these hard economic times, gaining interest on money is very important and Abbie is up to that task plus more.

Hudson: experience, qualifications

Letter: Bob and Mary Mangold Grangeville

Abbie Hudson is a solid candidate with the experience and qualifications necessary to serve the office of Idaho County Treasurer and Tax Collector.