Letter to the editor

    After my apparent loss in a close race (four votes) I was dismayed to learn that Pat Finnegan was prevented from voting in the Zone 2 Mountain View School board election, despite being a registered zone 2 voter.

    Letter to the editor

      I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who supported me in the recent election: Those who went out of their way to go to the polls for me, the neighbors who helped with the mailing and the volunteers who spent hours on the phone getting out the vote. I sincerely appreciate your h…

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        Back in his hometown for Christmas after a grueling work-related travel schedule, Dan just wanted to relax with family. So many old classmates had moved away. Still, he might see someone he knew. He volunteered to go to the store to buy whipping cream for Irish coffee. But on Christmas Eve i…

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          Great job Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department. Your response time to the fire at Pleasant Valley Apartments of 5 minutes is impressive. The outcome could have been much different. You did a wonderful job saving lives and saving their homes. You are truly very well-trained. Everyone was tak…

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            Difficult sickness affected our family this spring. I am thankful to family, friends and anonymous neighbors who have chosen self-reliance in their lives, despite obstacles, that allowed them the freedom to help if or when called. 

            Idaho is flourishing; let’s keep it that way by keeping state government small and cutting the fat from our budget.

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              Wars are a means by which we weaponize words and actions in order to change populations through agents, agencies, lobbyists, capital, credit, and education. Media channels are used by intelligence groups or shadow government in implementing policies through crisis management.

              Letter to the editor

                The AARP sponsored movie, "The Art of Racing in the Rain," Tuesday night, Oct. 29, at the Grangeville Senior Center was great. Besides a lovely story about a man, his dog and his family, there were treats for us (edible and non-edible). I hope AARP will continue to bring more Movies For Grow…

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                  Last month, a brief look was taken at the fall of Greece, taken from Rene Sedillot's book, The History of the Past in 240 pages. In view of the famous quote: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," let's take a look at the fall of Rome!

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                    The education of our young people is the most important issue facing the school board elections. Are we going to continue to teach them how to mislead, misdirect, ridicule, delay and confuse? Is that the leadership we want them to learn? What happened to integrity, transparency and concern f…

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                      A few weeks back, Lucky Brant wrote a letter about the intolerance of liberals. He traveled to Seattle where his car was vandalized because of a Trump sticker on his bumper. The Democrat Party, who claims to be so tolerant, is not that at all. In Portland and other leftist cities, Antifa has…

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                        Norma and I have been professional colleagues and friends for 19 years. In that time, I have seen her conduct some quite contentious public meetings with good results. Did everyone get what they wanted? No. But generally speaking, everyone went away feeling as if they were heard, informed, a…

                        Letter to the editor

                          Although one might believe this school board election is about holding the line on fiscal responsibility, such as salaries and infrastructure (which it should be) and personalities (which it isn’t or shouldn’t be), there are much more important and critical issues currently at work just belo…

                            Political parties are vitally important to our governing process at all levels of government, from the national, state, county, city and even school boards.

                            Letter to the editor

                              Kooskia residents, please vote for Don Coffman to be your next mayor. Don has been a resident since 1971 and has over 20 years of experience on the city council. He knows the ins and outs of city business and deals well with others on the council, city employees, and the public.

                              Letter to the editor

                                The Idaho Eagle Forum endorses Casey Smith, Zone 2, Clearwater; and Mike Dominguez, Zone 4, Kooskia, for re-election to the Mt. View School District 244 school board. We believe that they will protect our children from the radical National Education Association's attempt to take over our sch…

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                                  Liberals have for years been destroying our education systems. Institutions of higher education are becoming such a joke with all the indoctrination by socialist professors that it’s pathetic. Destruction of our primary schools is quickly becoming that way.

                                  Letter to the editor

                                    Absent any substantive positive achievements as a school board member, I can see why Mike Dominguez and Casey Smith are trying to turn the discussion to one about their opponents' supposed ideological agendas. But we already have ample evidence of what an agenda driven board looks like. It i…

                                    Letter to the editor

                                      I recently saw a comment from Cherylyn Kerley [Oct. 23 issue] asking why would we want someone with opposing world views in charge of our school? Here is why: As much as you don't like it, someday the children of today's Idaho County are going to grow up and move. Hopefully they'll go to col…

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                                        If you recognized that title, it's because I "stole" it from the Grinch (pun intended). All joking aside, every Christian should "steal" Halloween just like the Grinch. No alternatives, harvest festivals, trunk or treats, trick or treating, decorations, nothing, nada, zip.

                                        Letter to the editor

                                          The incumbents’ decisions/disrespect toward teachers, parents and, worst of all, the students have cost the school district greatly. Smith and Dominguez claim to be conservative with our money, yet they’ve burdened the district by wasting more than $300,000 in bad decisions over the last yea…

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                                            Most of the people I talk to agree that we are living in strange political times. Nowadays, the two main parties are polar opposites in their ideology. Then to make it worse, the Republican Party is battling a faction within that has no intention of supporting the true beliefs of the Republi…

                                            Letter to the editor

                                              Re-elect Casey Smith for Zone 2 MVSD trustee. Casey is a 4th generation native of Idaho and a 4th generation cattle rancher. Currently, Casey has 11 grandchildren attending Clearwater Valley schools. The past four years, Casey donated his time serving as school board trustee in an attempt to…

                                              Letter to the editor

                                                Whether you have children or grandchildren in a local Idaho school, or not, if you care about the direction our country is heading, it is critical that you pay attention to the politics of those running for school board positions, and vote accordingly. If you want to keep Idaho and Idaho Cou…

                                                Letter to the editor

                                                  If conservative family values are important to you, vote for Casey Smith and Mike Dominguez. Political affiliation is very important. One's affiliation indicates where one stands on important social issues. There are serious anti-family values that are being promoted by the NEA and the Left.…

                                                  Letter to the editor

                                                    Casey Smith, whom I have never met or talked to, has labeled me “extremely liberal” and a “puppet” of the teachers. Mike Dominguez, who decided to run against me to stop a “liberal takeover,” is an acquaintance with whom I have never had any kind of discussion. For the record, I am not a lib…

                                                    Letter to the editor

                                                      Framing the debate surrounding school board positions in divisive polarized terms like liberal or conservative is misguided, in my opinion. Casey Smith demonstrated on a regular basis that he has little regard for people, no capacity to listen to another opinion, a temper that is not complet…

                                                      Letter to the editor

                                                        I support Pam Reidlen for zone 4 for Mountain View School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 5th election. Her goals to (1) refocus the board on the school district's mission of "Educational Excellence for all", (2) restore public trust and confidence in the board and (3)  increase commu…

                                                        Letter to the editor

                                                          It's difficult to run for a public office, any office. I respect anyone brave enough to allow public scrutiny. I need to correct Mr. Dominguez; politics does not belong in the school board. School board members are voted in for having the best ideas and experience, to make school a good lear…

                                                          If you ask any Idaho state politician about the number one issue affecting their constituents, they will tell you “education.” It’s on their web sites, their social media channels, and on every piece of paper they hand out at the door. The answer has become almost automatic. No matter what p…

                                                          Letter to the editor

                                                            I am writing in support of re-electing Casey Smith to the local school board. My husband and I have attended board meetings including the levy meeting this year and can tell you that Casey is a board member who shows a genuine concern about how our tax dollars are spent and is the only membe…

                                                            Letter to the editor

                                                              Washington and Oregon recently closed salmon and steelhead recreation fishing for parts of the Columbia River. Upstream, the Idaho Department of Fish & Game Commissioners voted to close the steelhead season throughout the Clearwater Basin, as well the Snake River near Lewiston. Soon ther…

                                                              Letter to the editor

                                                                Early, late, weekends, whenever one passes by CV high school there is a good chance you will see Mike Dominguez's pickup truck parked there. His involvement at the school is incredible. As a father of two recent grads and three current students, he spends a lot of time involving himself with…

                                                                Letter to the editor

                                                                  Because he is in my zone and I know Casey Smith, I can remember four years ago when he campaigned for the school board, that he was opposed by all five of the board members at the time, including the incumbent he defeated, and by his own brother, the board chairman. Because he campaigned aga…

                                                                  Letter to the editor

                                                                    Pray tell, Mr. Dominguez -- how could you possibly (mis)interpret your testy incumbency on the #244 school board as a positive element for students, staff, support personnel and patrons of the Mountain View District? Since your campaign has chosen a platform of labels, please explain "libera…

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                                                                    When it comes to finding skilled workers to fill the estimated 7.5 million job openings in the U.S., small businesses are feeling the crunch. In today’s unprecedented booming economy, our region’s small employers are searching for qualified workers to fill the increasing amount of positions …

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                                                                    Letter to the editor

                                                                      After reading last week's article featuring the MVSD board candidates for zone 4, it seems more evident than ever that change and a fresh perspective are needed. Ms. Reidlen has the background, understanding of the challenges and an actual plan to bring some positive changes to the district.…

                                                                      Your Idaho legislature has worked very hard developing the most sensible Medicaid expansion possible. We will not let the federal government take that away. We support the will of the people and the integrity of Idaho’s government. I can promise you that we will find the “Idaho Way” forward …

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