Letters to the Editor


Encouraged by local care, concern

Letter of thanks: Ray and Kay Payton

Kay and I would like to send a huge thank you to our friends and neighbors around Idaho County who have blessed us with cards, letters and support during our stay in Houston, Texas, while Kay gets treatment for her myeloma cancer.

Exciting weeks of spring soccer

Letter of thanks: Nancy Connolley

I want to thank the Lewis Clark Boys and Girls Club, coaches, and fans for some very exciting weeks of spring soccer.

GOP obsessions on three issues

Letter: Harvey Neese Clarkston, Wash.

Chief of Forest Service Tom Tidwell and his legislative colleagues indicate they are interested in close collaboration managing the people’s forests.

Questioning helicopter landings just now?

Letter: Connie Weeks Grangeville

I would like to comment on the article [April 22 issue] in the Idaho County Free Press concerning the helipad proposal.

Problem with SB 1067 requires agreement with foreign countries

Letter: Jake Wren Cottonwood

A hot topic this week is SB 1067 which relates to state and federal involvement in forcing out of state or country individuals to pay child support.

‘No’ vote on SB 1067 is the right vote

Letter: Mike Frei, Grangeville

I, for one, sure appreciate when our elected officials vote on principle and in the interest of our freedom rather than passing a law based on receiving federal monies.

Apparently, USFS does not want fires put out

Letter: Leonard Wallace, New Meadows

Yes, The U.S.F.S. is systematically and scientifically destroying our forest and our way of life in the state of Idaho. They do controlled burns that destroy the duff on the ground, which is needed to protect the ground from drying out quickly and will help hold the moisture and will in turn allow the moisture to go into the ground, instead of running off.

American Legion members – beware

Letter: Rober G. Schultze, Riggins

A travel agency, using the trusted American Legion logo is running a scam just for us.

SB 1067 came with federal bribe money

Letter: Katherine Frazier, Boise

On Friday, April 10, at around 2 a.m., the House voted to hold S1067, which purports to “improve the enforcement of American child support orders abroad.” The committee did the right thing by tabling the bill.

GYB sign outdated; needs a better place

Letter: Gladys Harris, Orofino

I took a back way into Grangeville last week and I saw this sign on the hill. It was for the Grangeville Youth Baseball, but I almost missed that as the sign is pretty peeled up and faded.

County residents have say in helipad issue

Letter: Linda Orville, Kooskia

Syringa Hospital’s helipad idea is a long time coming. Out in the back country when you’re running stock or a four-wheeler, the working person here in Idaho County has a little more ease knowing there’s going to be quick access to a hospital, much the same as someone in town would have.

United States not a ‘Christian’ nation

Letter: David Bearman, Kooskia

Jefferson said that his religious freedom contribution to the Virginia Declaration of Rights, crafted by George Mason prior to June 12, 1776, a month before the Declaration of Independence was signed, was “…..meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.”

Double standard with Social Security

Letter: W. Alan Hall Grangeville

FYI: Are you aware of this as I am now?

Despite Christian claims, we will know them by their fruit

Letter: Jim Holsinger Grangeville

In the last several weeks many have written in to the opinion page asserting that the United States is a “Christian” nation.

Crooked River rehab a first-class boondoggle foisted on residents

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

Last week, Mr. Philip Jahn took issue with our commissioners for “losing touch” for becoming more interested in historic preservation within the proposed “Crooked River Rehabilitation Project” than in the jobs and economic impact it would have on the county. My response to Mr. Jahn: “Hogwash!”