My little town has a big heart for salmon and steelhead. These fish make the identity of Riggins and are the lifeblood of our economy in this canyon along the Salmon River. If these fish disappear, my town loses its fight to keep our sense of community.
It has taken me a moment to come up with words that are print-approved after learning that Congressman Mike Simpson is spewing rhetoric to remove dams in the Northwest. Congressman Simpson asked elected officials from around the northwest to stand with him, and as of today I am here to say t…
Last week, Idaho Senator Steve Vick proposed a bill that would make it nearly impossible for Idaho citizens to qualify an initiative for the ballot.
I want to express my gratitude to everyone at Syringa Hospital for their caring, thoughtful, kind administration of COVID vaccine. When I could not secure an appointment for vaccine, even though I am 79, have pulmonary fibrosis, severe heart issues and use oxygen 24/7, I called their hotline…
“Not good leadership to endanger county citizens without exhausting every opportunity to provide protections”.
Have you ever heard of the “Medieval Maximum,” the “Modern Maximum,” or at the other extreme, the “Maunder Minimum” or the “Dalton Minimum,” the latter two we are told by experts were caused by reduced sun spot activity or “sun hibernation?”
What can one person do? Why should I speak up? It’s not as if I can change the direction of our government, I am just one person. I am sure a lot of us have had these thoughts go through our mind at some point. I know I sure have.
America was founded by a bunch of criminals. Collectively they’d done hard time, been mistreated, and been scarred for life, but given the opportunity for societal reform, they summoned the energy and reinvested themselves to produce the noblest treatment of mankind extant.
The imaginative AA defamation brigade that followed me around for over 10 years and had worked itself up into a frenzy, was able to funnel hundreds of people into my life in order to professionally harass me. All the honorable upstanding citizens from the private sector got on board because …
There have been several articles written for review on COVID, and I have appreciated the time and efforts that the authors have made in submitting their opinions. I will approach the subject area from a different angle, and it is my desire to help motivate one to do their own research and no…
Commissioner Brandt [last week’s guest opinion] wrote that a 2A declaration is redundant and potentially risky. However, as I understand it, the petition is not for a law, and Mr. Brandt’s response is inapt. The real issue is county policy, and Mr. Brandt avoided that question. IMO, a strong…
To be candid, like many others, I am a newcomer to Idaho. Many of us are fleeing from suppression in the communist-like states to the immediate West. For many years, in my previous state, I fought the evil that would destroy traditional marriage, corrupt our children’s souls and imprison us …
First, I would like to thank the people who actually took the time and have reached out to get information about why we did not adopt a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. Unfortunately, I have been made aware that there are some folks who have not reached out, asking for signatures on a peti…
A number of reminders to be more consciously aware of the above reality specially pressed home to me last week. On Wednesday I had driven a neighbor to a business appointment in Orofino, returning without incident. But while waiting in the car as this friend completed more errands back in to…
You do not have to believe as they do to be saved. But, you must be doing the best you can with what you understand as God’s will for your life, for the right reason, while seeking greater understanding of God’s will.
Most people do not understand why America is sinking deeper into communism despite how much many people are opposed to communism. Originally our Founding Fathers created the American State National Citizenship with their God-given constitutional rights.
“Your church is full of hypocrites and sinners!”
Planning for the COVID pandemic by the Syringa Hospital and Clinic staff took a great many hours and much energy. All the work was done behind the scenes while still serving the community and attending to their medical needs.
Mr. Maxner: Your Covid vaccine concerns [letter, last week’s issue] are understandable, considering the fat syringe and hefty needle it would take to contain all those morgellons, gels, dots, dust, chips and synthetics. Nano nano, nano.
What most 7th Day (Saturday) sabbath keepers believe.
My fellow conservatives: We have an opportunity that has never presented itself before in U.S. history. Conservatives have all the right players in all the right places to implement an Article V Convention of States action.
All of the residents and staff at Grangeville Health and Rehab would like to send a special thank you to all of you who made our holidays so special. SPPS, The Gym, Kathleen Vopat, Kids Klub, the group who decorates the outside of our windows and so many more! Your kindness is overwhelming a…
In 1992, after five years of steelhead guiding on the Salmon River in Riggins, I obtained a river use permit from the outfitter I was working for and founded Rapid River Outfitters. I was able to work out an affordable deal primarily because our steelhead had just been listed as endangered a…
Recently, I received an “Economic Impact Payment” card. I’m sending it back (via Rep. Russ Fulcher).
I am amazed that some Republicans are putting all their eggs in one basket, thinking they can’t win again unless Trump remains the guiding force of the party.
Would to God that the history I wrote of [Jan. 25 letter] was false, as Shelley Dumas alleges [Feb. 4 letter]. Life in America would be much more enjoyable, prosperous and free. But alas, the Banksters did, in fact, take control of our country in 1913 via the Federal Reserve Act. As Mayer Am…
William F. Buckley, Jr. died 13 years ago (02/27/2008). I admire Buckley’s ability to be tough-minded without being mean-spirited, his penchant for including many voices in the debate without compromising truth.
It was gratifying to see in last week’s letters that Idaho County Republican Party chairman James Rockwell has essentially walked back his earlier statement that “there was no fraud in Georgia” in the 2020 presidential election.
More drama! The fraud investigation all concerned Americans would have liked to take place was short circuited by charges against former President Trump. as the near “Million man march” of his followers was blamed for the rioting, which occurred at the Capitol early last month! And to top it…
What’s going on? Since Joe was sworn in as president, over 39,000 people in the U.S. have died of Covid (if you believe the official stats). Why has he allowed that, given his remarkable abilities? Back in November, he raised over 3 million people from the dead!
I am writing today to engage in some thought on our current educational environment. My husband and I grew up in the days of the old School District 241. Since then, we moved on, pursued higher education, the Air Force, and finally careers that led us back “home” to raise our family and give…
Herd immunity is our goal to get the Covid-19 virus under control. We know this works as evidenced by the control of measles, mumps, rubella and polio. For hundreds of years, humans have relied on herd immunity to survive various pandemics like the 1918 Spanish Flu. Herd immunity comes with …
In Congress’ current session, the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will be brought to a vote. This piece of legislation reflects the teachings and advocacies of the Roman Catholic Church. Fundamentally, in this faith’s recognizing of the dignity of all of humanity, Pope Leo XIII, in R…
We appear to be under a PsyOp of global proportions. Most Americans don’t trust their own press. Wild points of view are propagating through the Internet because there seems to be no accepted information source with integrity. Censorship is rampant and is not a cure for the problem.
Every winter day that I can drive to the Fish Creek trailhead in 2WD is a compliment to the plowing expertise of the county road crew. Thank you.
Here is truth: We have a new president. The vote was certified. The system works.
I am born free in the true and full sense of the word: I daily employ my faculties and reason to compare, choose, and then act toward self-improvement and self-preservation. Starting at a point of inexperience and surrounded with infinite choices, I often err. However, because of my hope in …
I just want to provide a little clarification to recent articles about the upcoming MVSD levy. Amounts being discussed by the school board to date are $4.1 million, $3.1 million and $2.2 million. The $4.1 million is proposed by Superintendent Fiske and, so far, supported by two trustees. It …
DEQ is using strict EPA standards to force Elk City to build a new state of the art water and sewer system — backed with massive penalties of $10,000 for each violation, and up to $5,000 for each day of a continuing violation.
Big tech is censoring free speech. Big time. That’s a big deal! So, I am quitting Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet and Google. It is hard to do, especially with cell phones, but it can be done.
Dear friends, I recently read an article published by ABC News, linked below.
Wow! Mr. Maxner. [Regarding Jan. 27 letter] You just rewrote 100 years of U.S. history in three paragraphs. Totally impressive — and totally ridiculous. I can hardly wait to read your next fabrication.
Each Friday in Kamiah, along with a group of adults and high school students, I attend a fascinating Constitution 101 class.
It turns out that Idaho’s Medicaid Expansion program arrived just in time.
Dennis Prager is undecided: “Since the day after the 2020 presidential election, I have said I am an agnostic with regard to whether the election was honestly or dishonestly decided. The primary reasons for my agnosticism are the usual ones:
Over a hundred years ago a group of international banking families took over the U.S. financial system. Thereafter, government operations required borrowing money from them at interest. These banksters were then able to run the economy up and down and make tremendous profits off the people’s…
(Editor’s note: Mr. Brandt submitted two short letters we’ve combined for publication.)
Yes indeedy, Chris Pedersen — you do have a good plan! [Letter, Jan. 13 issue] Let me add encouragement to buy those wood stoves, deliver them to Mexico…then stay there for the next four years (and probably eight). Meanwhile, the rest of us will enjoy more calm — and cozy up to our wood stov…
Masks that protect against Covid-19 infection have been maligned by opinion page writers. Many disparage masks by turning this health issue into a political one. Some claim that Covid-19 is no worse than the common cold. Though true for many non-elderly, telling that to the family of the 41-…
Well, what do you know, Hell finally froze over. It must have, because I find I agree with those hate-spewing Democrats, chortling over getting away with stealing the election. We agree that “China Joe” Biden’s plan to unite the citizens is a huge crock of hooey. That’s all we agree on, however.
I keep hearing that we need to trust the science when it comes to Covid. We have been dealing with this virus for over a year now and it seems as though we know nothing for certain about it. Our politicians seem more concerned with power and position than they do about the common welfare of …
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