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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

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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

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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

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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.

Need surveys returned to assist Kids Klub on grant eligibility

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The Kids Klub and the City of Grangeville are conducting an income survey to meet eligibility requirements for obtaining Idaho Community Development Block Grant funding. This information is a necessary part of the grant process and will be kept confidential.

GIddings: sheriff first, firefighter second

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After reading last week’s article about the ICSO obtaining equipment to help volunteer fire departments, I wanted to remind everyone about the other incredible things our sheriff has done to help Idaho County citizens fight fires.

Help support budding musicians at CV

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As the school year begins, the Clearwater Valley Music Department is accepting donations to assist band students with rental costs for their instrument. Rental fees are $25/semester, $50/year. Your donation is tax deductible and remains confidential to the student, but allows them to participate when they might not otherwise.

Democrats booth vandalized; doesn’t help the community

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Our booth was vandalized; obscene drawings on candidate posters, information sheets torn to shreds and everything messed up. We don’t know who did this, but now I look at people on the street and wonder if it was them. Was it you? Why? What was your intent?

Trump well within his rights in his response

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In my opinion, the Democratic Party stooped to a new low when they used the Muslim Gold Star Khan family to attack Donald Trump on worldwide TV with slanderous, or near slanderous, accusations and misquotes of our Constitution.

Commissioner OK with savaging Constitution?

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“Trump is an individual of solid moral character?” Only if one doesn’t, or can’t, keep up with the news.

Beer booth fund-raiser poor decision by sheriff candidate

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I am writing you with grave concern and confusion! On Saturday the 6th of July while attending the annual Kooskia Days celebration in downtown Kooskia, I was witness to a troubling thing.

Many memories to cherish; appreciative of your kindness

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There are so many memories to cherish and I am most appreciative of your kindness.

Prescribed burns help USFS jobs, not forest

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I saw an article on how great prescribed burns were and how they improved the forest. I have lived here for 76 years and this is what I observed since the inception of prescribed burns.

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