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Renew public art efforts in county

We’ve had our heads hunkered down for so long trying to make a living that we may have forgotten those things that make life enjoyable. Public art is one.

Nation shows clear need for comprehensive tax reform

One of my top priorities in the new Congress remains reforming our nation’s overly burdensome tax code as part of creating a competitive, national economy that encourages innovation and job growth.

Congressional, presidential squatters?

Endowment sections in Western states are not producing adequate funding for local education.

ACLU attempts to interrupt joy

Letter: Al Bolden White Bird

This is the season when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the message his birth brings to the world; Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Man and hope for us all.

Ideal gift is time to community

That hard-to-find, last-minute gift item we’re going to be suggesting this Christmas won’t fit in a box or under a tree. It’s not diamonds or two tickets to that thing your wife really likes.

More mandates cost us all

Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas the Obama administration dumped about 3,600 new rules and regulations on the American public that will likely cost business, industry, stats and communities hundreds of millions of dollars to be in compliance. Two that have substantial cost attached and also has the potential to affect Idaho water rights suggest closer attention.

Supt. Probert: Get ready for tribe’s requests

Letter: James Lawyer Grangeville

Just last Wednesday at the White House Conference of Tribal Nations, secretary Vilsack announced his and his department’s continued promotion of American Indians lands and environment.

Officer Walters truly made an impact on kids

Letter: Brittany Stewart K-1 teacher, Grangeville Elementary Middle School

Officer Wes Walters was able to visit my kindergarten/first grade class. He discussed how his primary job is keeping people in the community safe, and then he answered the numerous inquiries of the students’ intrigued minds.

Generous help to Senior Fun Night

Letter: Tonya Kennedy co-chair, 2015 Senior Fun Night

The 2015 Senior Fun Night committee would like to thank the Grangeville community and Bud’s PowerSports for their generous support during our 4-wheeler raffle.

USFS should pay its fair share of solid waste fees

Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia

In line with Mr. Ottoson’s Dec. 3 story, I point out the garbage dumpsters in the Middle Fork of the Clearwater Corridor have several problems.

In rebuttal: SRS, PILT are unsustainable

Rebuttal by: Jim Chmelik, commissioner, Skip Brandt, commissioner

[In rebuttal to Dec. 3 editorial] Since 2000, the Idaho County Commission and other local governmental agencies within the county have supported and worked with the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition to the tune of over $75,000.00.

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Long-term fix needed for PILT, SRS funding; County should lead charge

Another bipartisan coalition. Another last-minute appeal for appropriations. More pleading, more begging.

The gift of good mental health

With the 2014 holiday season right around the corner, many of us are busy perfecting recipes, preparing for guests, and searching for the ideal gifts for family and friends. For many Idahoans, the holiday season is a time of renewing cherished traditions and creating special memories with loved ones. For others, keeping up with the hectic pace of social gatherings, shopping, family, and work obligations can place a serious strain on their mental health and well-being, leaving them feeling worn down and overwhelmed.