When it comes to firefighting, that service is critical to protect lives and property. It needs to be done. It’s great when you can provide that service privately, but if you can’t, the option isn’t to ignore this public need. A compulsory option to support this needs to be enacted.
There is only one issue at hand here. The issue is which pay schedule to use. Two years ago in negotiations, the district and union agreed to adopt the state pay schedule and use it until the state develops a different formula. This ensures that the formula by which the state funds the distr…
I was living in Woodland, Idaho, during this time; I had been trimming trees on a lovely property of a couple who hired my husband and me to get the property looking nice and ready to sell. On that day I was enjoying the beauty of the rolling hills with my dog, Nicky Boy. My dog and I were w…
Community members in and around the Clearwater Basin,
I am writing to thank Grangeville residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
With spring approaching, many of us look forward to enjoying traditional summertime recreation. In fact, a lot of us equate the availability of good camping, fishing and hunting with our quality of life. But these recreations are rapidly fading with our population increase. Why then does the…
I want to thank our community for all the support you have given Camas Prairie Food Bank and to me as director.
This political standoff demonstrates that Congress, our states have lost all civility and is incapable of managing the country going forward. The U.S.A. will be prone to separatist movements as well as the target for political disintegration.
As my wife and I subscribe to the Free Press -- my wife is a native of Idaho County – I always read the court records. As I am a retired police officer, I can’t seem to get it out of my system.
I read the article [Jan. 16 issue] “Healthcare pricing: ‘Complicated and complex’ says Syringa CEO King,” about new hospital price transparency requirements, with great interest. As a board member of Consumers for Quality Care (CQC), a coalition dedicated to patients and their right to affor…
I am curious as to why The People's March seems to acknowledge The Women's March on Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend with no mention of the March for Life. It happened on the same weekend. It would seem to me that the organizers, after considering "ethics," income inequality and basic human …
“A long, long time ago . . . February made me shiver / With every paper I'd deliver: / Bad news on the doorstep; / I couldn’t take one more step. / I can’t remember if I cried / When I read about his widowed bride; / But something touched me deep inside / The day the music died.”
I have never seen so much hate in the world as we have now, except in the time of Hitler. Our president did not leave a comfortable life and business to run our country because he hated America. He came because he could see a country that was being led down the path of destruction and social…
On Jan. 10th, 2019, during the 1st week of the legislative session, four Republicans on the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee voted 'yes' to mandating more vaccines for our children.
Isn’t it great to have a President of the United States who is committed to keeping his campaign promises to the citizens who elected him; a President with backbone, a President who is absolutely dedicated to the security of the citizens of the United States. God bless America and God bless …
Now that the dispute over speed limit signs on Highway 95-Grangeville have ended, how about a sign, “Drive at your own risk,” being installed leaving Grangeville on Highway 13 to Harpster? Between the frost heaves, truck ruts and potholes, you have to drive all over the road to avoid destroy…
We need to pull together and step up to this madhouse with its dispensations and become the stewards of our social order. Support our community at the local level, and not at the state/federal /international one.
Your remarks about our President are not becoming of someone with your intelligence; a civil conversation on policy and the rule of law is what is needed, not personal attacks.
I’ve recently read a lot of pros and cons about changing the speed limit at the south approach to town. What I haven’t seen is anyone questioning an obvious omission. Why isn’t there a great big curve sign?
I hope that more people will realize that guns are simply tools. And whether it be a hammer or a drill or a gun, it has a place and if not used properly, can cause someone to hurt.
Dave Rauzi’s recent editorial [Dec. 19 issue] was headlined Schools are Front Lines in Teaching Kids Gun Safety.... I want to quarrel with Mr. Rauzi’s contention that schools should be the gun instructors.
With all your help we were able to assist more than 1,020 individuals, in November and December combined. We simply would not be able to carry on this ministry without your continual support.
Thank you to the merchants for their generous donations. You have made a lot of people have that extra special Christmas. We all need to shop locally.
As time goes by, the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Thank you to all the people who support our efforts with donations. We could not help the number of animals in need without your thoughtfulness and generosity.
This annual project would not happen without your help! We appreciate you more than you know.
When Trump listens to his “gut instincts” (which are smarter than most people’s brains) from which orifice do they speak?
Mountain View School District is filled with highly dedicated teachers, principals and staff who are willing to selflessly put aside their own interests every day to better our students’ lives.
This is a true story about a wonderful person who had compassion for a total stranger and wasn’t afraid to help. Isn’t she the very essence of what this holiday is all about?!
"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? "
... why aren’t they suing the tribes for their traditional and ancient practice of gill netting on the Snake River system?
The big winners are you, our school and our community, as we came together and worked hard to reach our goal and give back to those in need in our community. It makes us very proud to see everyone working together to make this happen.
I wonder when the road signs in and out of Riggins proclaim, “Breach the dams!” Haven’t seen one yet. I have seen signs denigrating IRU and Friends of the Clearwater.
That’s right, this foundation of “freedom” is looking for any legal loophole it can find to overturn Proposition 2, because by overwhelmingly passing it against their wishes we have shown ourselves to be too stupid to be trusted with the freedom to vote
For 30 years Animal Ark has offered the people of Idaho County an alternative to animal abandonment. Yet the cruelty continues. The abuse, abandonment and dumping of dogs and cats continues.
My money and support will be invested in the current operations of the R.R.F.D. I would encourage my fellow fire district residents to do the same and keep growing this viable resource known as R.R.F.D. I will be there!
Christians think that they have to have their manger scenes out in public, their lighted cross up on the hill, their Christmas church program, their Christmas music, and a host of other things to mark off the Christmas season.
Where do you find truth? Newspaper, TV, computer, Ipad, Google, cell phone? Sorry, none of them will give you the “unedited” truth.
Sometimes one must leave the comforts of home to realize how blessed we really are. There are so many others in this world who do not have what we often take for granted.
Chief Joseph and his people deserve better and I think the community would benefit from an effort to include the tribe and their members in the festivities.
Those of us on the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) board wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported raising funds to build a local animal shelter this past year!
Please contact our local school board members and encourage them to pay our teachers what they deserve. And while you’re at it, tell them how thankful you are for your child’s or grandchild’s teacher.
Certain dates and statistics remind me: Freedom is not free.
It’s those pesky greenies again, those fish-hugging do-gooders adding to NMFS’s workload by demanding the feds heed the law and do their job.
Why, as near as I can tell, the forests are managed strictly for U.S.F.S. agency money!
Dreamers submit to con artists. To those who raised hopes only to destroy reality through fantasy and the myriad means by which they have been indoctrinated.
Syringa told me they buy all of their medicine from one supplier and that’s what it costs. I suggest they shop around for their pharmaceuticals. And you should shop around for healthcare.
Our wilderness areas in Idaho: Why do we have them? Our government has got this land closed up so it’s not accessible to be able to enter or take care of the dying timber, that is happening in these areas.
We need a strong voice that will represent data-driven solutions in our government. Kristen Collum has shown dedication to this idea and will fight for real solutions to make Idaho stronger for Idahoans.
Instead of stadiums named for insurance companies, tax breaks for the top one percent or fancy medical offices, our citizens should get what is needed – affordable healthcare, a living wage, less “I got mine and the heck with the rest of you.”
Please support all rural fire districts. Vote yes to save life and property, family and friends, and all creatures that make our countryside the treasure that we all love. And let us happily pay our taxes that provide the protection we so urgently need.
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