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Eclipse event a lesson for local business opportunity

Editorial

Next Monday brings the total solar eclipse. While this will be an interesting astronomical event, of more pragmatic interest is what economic impact this event will have had on local communities? And from this, what can we learn to plan for that nice piece of the money pie when our region comes into the spotlight?

Idaho sewage plants not making grade

Guest Opinion

Idahoans love to fish and swim in the many rivers and lakes in our state, so sewage treatment plants are absolutely vital to protecting human health and water quality. Imagine how you’d feel about your kids wading a creek with poorly treated sewage in it.

Don’t know your history or your Bible

Letters to the Editor

In response to the recent letter [Aug. 9 issue] from Al Knowles: Al, you don’t know either history or the Bible.

Forest used to hit fires fast and hard, we didn’t run scared...

Letters to the Editor

Being a 25-year retired firefighter from the Nez Perce National Forest, I’ve been watching what is going on with the fires in the area. My question is ‘What happened to the real Forest Service Fire Organization’?

Dumping the building ordinance a good idea

Letters to the Editor

Clearwater County is considering dumping their building ordinance. Good for them.

Firefighter accidents inevitable; we can make them fewer, less common

Editorial

During wildfire season and its threats to homes and property is the ever-present danger to firefighters working the lines to contain blazes and stop their spread. The human cost to fighting these fires was recently brought home by two recent incidents in Montana

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Disgusted with who left terrible camp mess

Letters to the Editor

Last Sunday, July 30, while riding the Milner Trail (along the Grangeville-Salmon Road) we came across this shocking site! Not only did these partiers leave a horrible amount of alcohol cans and bottles and trash strewn for hundreds of feet all around (even clear into the forest) but they also left a smoldering smoking hot fire!

What attorneys would call a ‘sweet deal’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Idaho County Commissioner: In regards to the article on “Solid waste reform still in works; fees, costs still on in Idaho County” Idaho County Free Press dated Aug. 2. Back a few years ago when Walco was the county garbage collector, they had certain size of dumpsters that were full most of the time, but basically kept them empty.

Why is this going on in the land of the free?

Letters to the Editor

Please take time to look at this world of ours. Look across the oceans at our so-called friends. Look at our government; see how it is helping you and your family. The children do not know history, note, the true history of this country.

Overwhelmed by faith of girl to save Kooskia Opera House

Letters to the Editor

That little girl’s faith and generosity left me overwhelmed. Four times that little brown-haired, brown-eyed girl reiterated her assurance … save the opera house.

Perhaps the Canadian border is the problem?

Letters to the Editor

These people are as rude and inconsiderate of other folks as I have ever seen.

Harangue against Trump unsubstantiated

Letters to the Editor

How did the Free Press find space to publish Joan Kopsczynski’s unsubstantiated harangue against our President, Donald Trump? To begin with, as our duly elected president, President Trump represents us Americans. All of us, across the board. I take Ms. Kopsczynski’s disrespect as if she had slapped my father in the face.

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Voice Your Opinion: Letters policy

Write a lettter to the editor

An important function of a community newspaper is to provide residents with a forum to express a variety of opinions and viewpoints. With this in mind, the Idaho County Free Press attempts to publish as many letters to the editor as possible.

Redistribute charitable giving locally

Editorial

Politics energizes us as few things can, which explains why rivers of cash flow toward candidates and causes. Wouldn’t that same enthusiasm be nice when it comes to funding our own communities and causes.

To clarify election integrity misconceptions

Guest Opinion

There are times when it is not worth fighting to correct being misquoted or straighten out a misperception. There are certain times, however, when for the benefit of others, the battle for transparency must be fought. In light of recent media coverage surrounding a letter from The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, I feel strongly that right now is one of those times.

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