You really can't make this stuff up! In the Jan. 14 Tribune, another politically correct do-gooder is proposing to change the name of Sacajawea Junior High because it's offensive. What? Then the person suggests it be renamed after former superintendent, Joy Rapp. What? So, it's OK to offend …

I am truly upset and just wanted to write something to the paper (hopefully in the paper) so someone will do something about the lack of snowplows doing their job, (employees or bosses?). I’m not sure who is at fault here!

The Camas Prairie Food Bank board and volunteers, families and individuals wish to thank everyone in this region for your generous support this past year. Our schools, churches, businesses, banks, credit unions, social organizations, and individuals have been so faithful in helping us aid th…

The staff at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone in our community who made our tree lighting and Christmas party so special for our residents this year. A very special thank you to Santa Claus and the Central Idaho Quilters of Kamiah.…

Although there is a lot of discussion about national politics, whom we choose in local elections affects our daily lives more, in some ways. This spring we will have primary elections for two county commissioners, in the seats currently held by Skip Brandt and Mark Frei (according to Bette P…

I know a retired couple who, for the past few years, has spent their winter camping in their 5th wheel along the South Fork of the Clearwater. For some unknown reason, the Forest Service LEO [law enforcement officer] has harassed them continuously about how long they are in one spot. I under…

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“If you’re travelin’ / to the north country fair, / where the winds hit heavy / on the borderline / Remember me / to one who lives there. / For she once was / a true love of mine.”—Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, “Girl from the North Country” 

“Cruel and unusual punishment?” Yes! I witnessed such treatment, inflicted as well on some very fine and unfortunate animals. This occurred at the Nickerson family ranch home, in the area known as Upper Fords Creek in Clearwater County this past Nov. 12th.

Thank you, to all of you who helped with the Tree of Sharing. Maybe you gave us space, advertised, or in some way got the word out there; maybe you took a tag and purchased a gift or gave a donation; maybe you helped shop, wrap, or distribute. It is because of generous people like you that w…

The updated, easy-to-read format of the back page of the sports section is helpful since it includes one column listing scheduled sporting events for all local high schools. Having one place to see which games are upcoming for the next few weeks makes it easier for people to attend games and…

"It’s hard to believe that the Christmas rush is now over, and 'The Night Before Christmas' is with us again! So, what better time to pause and consider the impact of His coming, in our own lives and in the world around us?

Thank you, Jordan Cervantes, GHS senior! Jordan chose Camas Prairie Food Bank as his senior project. His efforts raised $174.62 to feed those who face food insecurity in the community.

Based on current rap heard around Idaho County, a more appropriate topic/question to ask a sheriff candidate (other than comments or questions about sheriff’s office personnel issues) would be: So, where do you stand with respect to protecting our God-given and constitutional rights, and wha…

Vast ‘gratuitous’ programs since 1930’s have planted in the hearts of millions a love of idleness and love of entitlement, the mental curse of idleness. This mental curse seems to affect the administrators and personnel as well as the ‘recipients.’ Historically, no civilization has been able…

Regarding the GHS/PHS Shoot-out. The Camas Prairie Food Bank gives a huge thank you to all who donated food items and monetary donations to our area food banks. Your generosity with food donations filled two pickups and a trailer for Camas Prairie Food Bank! With the help of students from GH…

In the Oct. 10 issue of the Star News was an article stating that climate change is a hoax. I am 79 years old, and these are a few of the things I have observed in 79 years living here in New Meadows, Idaho.

 First, a soul-searching question directed to the broad spectrum of the community at large, aware of the story that I reference here: Why were there not throngs of local people - - hundreds, even thousands - - streaming daily to visit and stand with the Nick and Donna Nickerson family "campe…

Heading south on 95 from Winchester, I was again astounded by the expansive beauty of mountains, the Camas Prairie, especially heading into Grangeville. Bam, flashback back 50 years ago, when I travelled from Washington to Idaho to train/teach at Sun Valley stables. Immediate connection with…

A big thank you to Avista Foundation. Thank you for your generous grant award to FoCL (Friends of the Centennial Library). Your continued support is much appreciated.

Baloney is always baloney, no matter how thin some people try to slice it. Your Thanksgiving edition printed a deliberately misleading glob from the Republican speaker of the house, majority caucus leader, majority leader and assistant majority claiming the recently passed Idaho Medicaid exp…

Being a local Santa’s helper can be a very demanding job. We may have to put up with frigid cold temperatures, a very abused lap, and may even catch a cold. I experienced this event once a year at the Harpster Community Christmas Show when I lived there years ago. There is nothing like an ol…

“There was a rich man . . . And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores . . .” (Luke 16). 

At Christmas, we celebrate a birth that happened centuries ago. The God of the universe was born of a human mother. This baby Jesus in the manger was not a new god, but the God who had created the world. He had known it from the beginning. On Christmas, for the first time, He looked at His w…

I’ve learned that a piece of my personal freedom and self-respect is removed the moment I adopt any degree of mental entitlement. It weakens my resolve and my independence. Further, it renders me as incapable and robs the noble breath of life that gives me the energy to utter “I can.” I don’…

The votes for Mountain View School Board Trustee Zone 2 election have been counted and re-counted with no change from the original result. I accept that Casey Smith won by four votes and I ask that others accept this result, also. After learning on election night that a poll worker turned a …

Recently, and this was on Veterans Day, a lot of veterans in our community gathered up and got recognized for their services to our great nation here at the high school in Grangeville. What is remarkable about these programs is that the time, effort, participation, rehearsals, and the due di…

I wish to say a big thank you to the wonderful couple who helped me at the Family Dollar Store last week. May you have a very blessed and wonderful Christmas. To the young man at The Depot, I really messed up on my credit card. There are some wonderful people who live in Grangeville.

I've been reading about Moscow's "mastery-based education." The current grade-inflated system with a third of the class getting 4.0's, where what used to be C's and D's are now B's, and almost no one getting an F is apparently too unfair. Now they are proposing a system where students can re…

The National Park Service just completed taking public comments concerning the possible reintroduction of grizzly bears in the North Cascades of Washington. The recovery area includes North Cascades National Park, which contains designated wilderness, as well as other adjacent wilderness are…

A profound expression of appreciation to the 60 residents, ages 4 to 81, who gathered last Saturday to process firewood for those neighbors in need of it. The processing of logs contributed by Pineda Post and Pole and the Idaho Forest Group was sponsored by the White Bird Medical Relief comm…

The pre-election newspaper ad read: "Keep Idaho County Red." Throughout Idaho, the nation, the world, red has been the "traditional" color code name for communism. Interesting.

Speaking of "facts" about global warming, look at the cartoon, page 2F of the Tribune of Nov. 10! A picture of 100-plus cartoon people has two captions in black inserted in it. The top one reads: "Irony on the day that 11,258 scientists declared a global climate emergency...", while at the b…

I want to express my most sincere gratitude to the citizens of Grangeville for your continued support in the recent city council election. It is my pleasure to continue to serve the fine citizens of this community and I will continue to make the best and most informed decisions I can to main…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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. 

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.

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…

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!

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…

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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