There continues to be cases pending under the abuse and overreach of unrighteous power exercised by Giddings - who thank the Lord has now been voted out by a landslide. Yet “Special Prosecutor” Scott Olds apparently has not gotten the message and is still doing this lame duck Giddings biddin…

    When there is a need for a major reform in our country, listening is the starting point for sound change. Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss proposed federal policy changes to address police use of force at a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing. The input of those who have work…

    When someone suspects that they may have coronavirus, we hope that they immediately take steps to get tested so they know if they should self-isolate. Unfortunately, a growing number of Idaho children have difficulty getting tested and treated for coronavirus because they don’t have access t…

      I come from a long line of military, fire fighters and law enforcement (myself included) patriotic individuals. The BLM movement has lost sight of the black people they claim to represent. They themselves claim to be trained Marxists and plan to take over our country. Defund/dismantle the po…

        Unfortunately, Mr. Chmelik [Response to letter, June 17 issue] confabulates the difference between native deleterious (dangerous) animals that live in and around Idaho County, cougars and black bear, that we live with every day and accept as part of daily life. This is starkly different from…

        Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Idaho’s healthcare workers have stood ready to serve the needs of all Idahoans.

        As an Idaho taxpayer and state representative, it is my priority to address the property tax problem that is crushing everyday Idahoans. Governor Little has proposed the use of pandemic relief funds for lowering property taxes related to emergency services. Let’s be clear: this is a temporar…

          There is a certain irony to the Didier’s letter to the editor in last week's edition [June 10] of the Free Press. Two items in the paper seem to mock their attempts at the danger of the Ringo’s proposed use of their land; first, the picture of the two cougars spotted just a few miles south o…

            I just want to let the Idaho County Sheriff Department and the City of Grangeville Police Department know that they are so appreciated. It is not easy to be out there in these crazy times of unrest. It is nice to know that one bad apple somewhere does not spoil the lot. Thank you so very much.

              Eugene (everything-is-about-racism) Robinson had a commentary piece in last Sunday's Lewiston Tribune with the headline, "When will America stop treating African Americans like trash?" Take a look at the property destruction, looting, injuries, and deaths of the last week. Does anyone think …

                My sister has lived in Elk City her whole life. Tuesday, she went to the post office to get her mail. As she came out, she fell. She has a bad leg and a bad heart. She is lying on the ground in front of the post office and a woman walks out, looks down at her, steps over her and walks away. …

                  The City of Kamiah just, sorry for the cliché, threw out the baby with the bath water. There are problems between the Kamiah Fire Department and the Kamiah Emergency Medical Rescue Unit. The solution is obvious. Separate the two. Two chains of command.

                    The primary is over, and it was indeed a lively election with excellent turnout – Idaho County had an impressive 61 percent turnout, compared to 38 percent statewide. I believe this was fueled by the contest for sheriff, in which Ulmer won by a huge margin, garnering a whopping 67 percent of…

                    In recognition of Flag Day, I wrote this column weeks ago to commemorate our flag and national anthem.  Today, as our country grapples with division and some have used the flag in expressions of rage, I questioned whether to submit it.  However, I determined that especially now we should rem…

                      Regarding Scott Perrin’s recent letter [May 27 issue] suggesting a new secondary novel virus exists, one which he posits might be more damaging than the COVID-19 virus. His Fear and Not Working 2020 syndrome, FANW20, is self-named and identified. For sure, it is true that some people are fee…

                        I visited my grave today: Sunday afternoon, before the Memorial Day rush. I went with siblings, not to visit my grave exactly, but the graves of our family. But right there next to our parents’ gravesite is my grave—undug, unused—empty.

                          Is there light at the end of this Corona tunnel? This past month mixed messages have come our way suggesting that an end hopefully might be in sight! The ratio of death to confirmed cases hovers around 3 percent in Idaho and 6 percent in our nation, both considerably lower than early press c…

                            I saw with great interest the latest rumors (smears) from the Giddings folks – Doug Ulmer may be part of some mysterious “cabal” that seeks to subvert and control the sheriff’s office. I can tell you exactly what this is – but first let me commend and thank the Free Press for publishing this…

                              The team Hoodman, Ulmer, Brandt and MacGregor have each used their positions to push a Russian hoax in Idaho County. No evidence, no documents, all pushed forward using the clout of a commissioner and prosecutor in hopes of taking down the sheriff and replace him with their compliant buddy. 

                                I wonder if the self-isolation order created unintended consequences by inoculating individuals with an unseen secondary virus called FANW20 (Fear and Not Working 2020), which may prove to be more problematic. By observation, after a couple months, FANW20 definitely affects mental, emotional…

                                  Back before 24 hour "news" networks, I remember listening to Walter Cronkite on CBS and Huntley/Brinkley on NBC. These men told us in an hour a day what was going on in the world. They didn't tell us what they thought or what their network thought or what we should think. They just told us w…

                                    I want to thank the Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club and Idaho County Light and Power for lighting the cross on the hill! It reminds us all of what Jesus Christ, our Lord, did for us on the cross, and seeing it keeps our hope alive.

                                      Hurrah! and kudos to the Idaho County Free Press for its editorial board, Publisher Sarah Klement and  Editor David Rauzi, addressing the matter of free speech in an editorial [May 20 issue] by Rauzi titled, “If freedom of speech makes you angry, it’s doing its job right,” published this past week.

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