Letters to the Editor


What’s up with the lack of honeybees?

Letter: Gayle Engstli Grangeville

I have a lovely patch of lavender that has bloomed for the last four years.

Attend meeting to address concerns with hospital plans

Letter: Jeff Kutner Grangeville

A helipad for Syringa Hospital on Main Street? To myself and the majority of people I have had discussions with, this does not seem to be a good idea.

Sgt. Slichter has been an inspiration

Letter: Joe Ellis Kamiah

I would like to give a shout out to a professional member of the community: Sergeant Joe Slichter. He has been an excellent example of the National Guard, showing such qualities that complement others in the service. In my time dealing with Joe, he has shown professionalism, integrity, and a definite regard for my future.

Beware: computer fix call a scam

Letter: Michelle Slichter Grangeville

I have received three phone calls from a guy with a heavy Indian accent, stating that my Windows operating system had a virus.

24-7 shadowing began with threat

Letter: Doug Wood Boise Inmate

After the psychologist had directed me to make a threatening statement to the police in order to get treatment, the police began shadowing me. They did not press charges for what I actually did – make an unspecified threat – but instead used it as an opportunity to conduct a 24-7 campaign of the most personal and malicious kinds of harassments that the resource-laden intelligence community could contrive.

Top-down policy no longer GOP norm

Letter: Vito Barbieri District 2 Legislator Dalton Gardens

As the so called ‘centrist’ Republicans decry the ‘gridlock’ at the recent state convention (purportedly caused by the deep divide within the Idaho State Republican Party), taxpayers should be rejoicing that finally top-down policy is no longer the norm in the Idaho Republican Party.

Legislators don’t represent people on lands’ issues

Letter: Harvey Neese Clarkston, Wash.

Three of your elected officials propose to legislate away up to 39,000 acres in mostly Latah, Idaho, Clearwater, Benewah and Kootenai counties where thousands hunt, fish and recreate every year on public lands.

Partnerships helped with fishing event

Letter of thanks : Jeff Hosman Grangeville

I would like to give a huge thank you to the Grangeville Lions Club for their generous donations to the Kids’ Fishing Event at Wilkins’ Pond.

Consider attending informative class

Letter: Rachel Foster Grangeville

Recently, I attended the two-hour class presented by Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children, learning how to protect children from sexual abuse. Fred and Renee Stevens did an excellent job of facilitating it, and they will be presenting the material again in the next few months.

The truth of drug treatment revealed

Letter: Doug Wood Boise Inmate

In the late ‘80s the MMPI test that the local social worker had given me indicated that I had clinical depression. Because I admitted to smoking marijuana regularly I was sent to in-patient drug treatment.

Blood collection went over its goal

Letter of thanks: Kim Peterson Blood drive chairperson

I would like to thank everyone who donated blood or volunteered to help at the community blood drive on June 12. We went over our collection goal of 70 units.

Warning: re-homing fees not going to animal welfare

Letter: Dori Dixon, Mary Ann Davidson Animal Ark

Animal Ark is aware that dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are being offered for sale on Craig’s List, Facebook and other social sites for a “re-homing fee” of up to $150.

Ways to help out local recycling

Letter: Janie Fluharty Grangeville

Recycling patrons and volunteers, you are making a difference! With your dedicated support, in the past four-and-three-quarter years more than 2,457,000 pounds have been diverted from the landfill to be made into new products.

Posies do not camouflage poor hospital design

Letter: Dixie Johnson Grangeville

After my letter to the editor last week, I received an e-mail from Mr. Cladouhos showing a prettied up drawing of the proposed new hospital entrance with the question, “How do you feel about this?” My response is still a negative one. A paint job and a few posies do not camouflage poor design.

Shocked county vote turnout down

Letter: Cherylyn Kerley Grangeville

I was shocked and disappointed when I read in the Idaho County Free Press that voter turnout was down 12 percent from 2012.