Letters to the Editor


Yes, our forests are managed for money

I see in the Idaho County Free Press where the Lochsa Land Exchange is still being pushed by the Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests, and the general public is wanting to know why they are pushing to dispose of national forest land.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Red herring tactic to undermine exchange

Judging from last week’s letters to the Free Press, radical environmentalists are putting on a full court press before the ink is even dry on the proposed Central Idaho Land Exchange. They are likening it to the failed Lochsa Land Exchange of a few years ago, which it is not.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

At least seven good reasons to remain a Democrat in Idaho

A Republican family member recently asked me a tough question: “In Idaho, where Republicans almost always win, what’s the point of being a Democrat?” I fumbled through some vague answer about fundamental beliefs, but I found myself – especially after the shady shenanigans of the ethically challenged DNC – wishing for a viable third-party option.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

These young men need some respect lessons

In response to letter, “Young men broke vehicle glass…” (May 23 issue): I’m not so certain these young males ought to be called “men” – they have not earned the honor and/or graced the maturity associated with the designation.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

School board seems to be out of control

After meeting with a school board member and the MVSD superintendent and his number 2, and sitting through almost all of a negotiation meeting, I have come to the conclusion that the indoctrination system—oops, I mean education system, at least here in our district, is severely flawed.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Opinion - Letters - June 6, 2018

You may have noticed over the past several months that the flag displayed at the Idaho County Courthouse was lacking something. Several citizens called to express their dismay that the one property in town that should be setting the example was falling way short. There were a series of challenges and several temporary fixes were employed in an attempt to get Old Glory flying high again. Thanks much to Avista Utilities and Nick Slichter for helping us get the intel we needed to get the right parts and for then making another trip to the top of the flagpole to make the repair. Your service to our community is greatly appreciated!

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Forests overgrown thanks to the USFS

I am absolutely amazed at how our local economy changed over the last 50 years. Fifty years ago, there were 14 sawmills within 100 miles of New Meadows. Our economy was great, jobs were plentiful, welfare was almost nonexistent, we had a U.S.F.S. to be proud of, if a forest fire started it was put out immediately wherever it occurred.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Inconsistent veteran appreciation by Home Depot

As of today, the number of days this discount will be offered has been reduced to four holiday weekends, amounting to an approximate 90 percent reduction of Home Depot’s previous very public generous statement! Sounds like a classic ‘bait and switch’ publicity stunt. American servicemen and women don’t switch on their promises. We have been always faithful.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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