Letters to the Editor


Many helped Toys for Tots

Letter: Julie Bently for Toys for Tots Grangeville

The Grangeville Eagles Auxiliary 539 would like to say thank you to the community for their support and donations to the Kids Christmas Sale and the Toys for Tots.

Officer’s lights at accident made the scene worse

Letter: Leonard Wallace New Meadows

On Dec. 23, I was going north on Highway 95 towards Riggins when I came upon an accident about one-half mile south of Pinehurst, at about 7:15 p.m. The ambulance was parked on the east side of the highway alongside the accident, which was clear off the roadway and in the barrow pit. It was parked facing north with all of the overhead lights on, driving lights off, which looked like a well-organized operation. I am fairly certain it was New Meadows ambulance.

Too drunk is not consent; it’s rape

Letter: Karla Steele Lenore

Did you know that alcohol is the most commonly used date rape drug and that 85 percent to 90 percent of rapists are known to the victims?

Talent, hard work with Grangeville Christmas lights

Letter: Cheryl and Al Bolden

We recently toured Grangeville after dark and were treated to spectacular Christmas decorations on streets, homes and the park. The drive around town after dark was very good for the heart of people who love the Christmas season.

Student concert was wonderful

Letter: Al and Alice Humphrey Kamiah

We want to say a great big thank you to the music teachers at Grangeville. We attended the concerts at the grade school and the high school.

Tease photo

Letters to Santa 2014

(Editor’s note: The following is a selection from our Letters to Santa edition, inserted in this week’s issue.) Dear Santa, I want an I pod. I want an I pad. I want a Kindl. I want to give Lance a new dog. Beverly Farmer

ACLU attempts to interrupt joy

Letter: Al Bolden White Bird

This is the season when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the message his birth brings to the world; Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Man and hope for us all.

Supt. Probert: Get ready for tribe’s requests

Letter: James Lawyer Grangeville

Just last Wednesday at the White House Conference of Tribal Nations, secretary Vilsack announced his and his department’s continued promotion of American Indians lands and environment.

Officer Walters truly made an impact on kids

Letter: Brittany Stewart K-1 teacher, Grangeville Elementary Middle School

Officer Wes Walters was able to visit my kindergarten/first grade class. He discussed how his primary job is keeping people in the community safe, and then he answered the numerous inquiries of the students’ intrigued minds.

Generous help to Senior Fun Night

Letter: Tonya Kennedy co-chair, 2015 Senior Fun Night

The 2015 Senior Fun Night committee would like to thank the Grangeville community and Bud’s PowerSports for their generous support during our 4-wheeler raffle.

USFS should pay its fair share of solid waste fees

Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia

In line with Mr. Ottoson’s Dec. 3 story, I point out the garbage dumpsters in the Middle Fork of the Clearwater Corridor have several problems.

In rebuttal: SRS, PILT are unsustainable

Rebuttal by: Jim Chmelik, commissioner, Skip Brandt, commissioner

[In rebuttal to Dec. 3 editorial] Since 2000, the Idaho County Commission and other local governmental agencies within the county have supported and worked with the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition to the tune of over $75,000.00.

Waste in fighting fire from the air

Letter: Leonard Wallace

I will have to compliment the U.S.F.S. on the three logging jobs behind my house, as far as tree spacing and the general look of the land look good, but several things hit a sour note. Consequently, I believe that they had two things in mind.

Mismanagement by Brazell doesn’t stop at clear-cut

Letter: Dick Artley Grangeville

Idaho’s infamous Nez Perce National Forest supervisor Brazell, responsible for proposing to dispose of 30 square miles of national forest land to an Oregon development/real estate company, is up to it again.

Encourage kids in joy of reading

Letter: Chris Hansen-FitzMaurice Grangeville

Idaho Family Reading Week takes place Nov. 16-22. All around the state, adults and children will participate in literacy activities in homes, schools and libraries.