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Hey, watch your political mouth

Editorial

Readers on this letters page will be informed that the Idaho County Democrats’ booth was vandalized during the Idaho County Fair. Of course, it wasn’t you who did this. This was the work of dumb, or perhaps both dumb and dumber, acting out the only kind of political discourse he or they were able to do: graffiti and demolition. Perhaps they celebrated their triumph later by shooting out power pole insulators.

Commend 4-H on a well-rounded program

Letter to the Editor

For the second year in a row I have been totally inspired by the kind and gentle spirit I have observed in the kids within the 4-H Program at the Idaho County Fair.

Need surveys returned to assist Kids Klub on grant eligibility

Letter to the Editor

The Kids Klub and the City of Grangeville are conducting an income survey to meet eligibility requirements for obtaining Idaho Community Development Block Grant funding. This information is a necessary part of the grant process and will be kept confidential.

GIddings: sheriff first, firefighter second

Letter to the Editor

After reading last week’s article about the ICSO obtaining equipment to help volunteer fire departments, I wanted to remind everyone about the other incredible things our sheriff has done to help Idaho County citizens fight fires.

Help support budding musicians at CV

Letter to the Editor

As the school year begins, the Clearwater Valley Music Department is accepting donations to assist band students with rental costs for their instrument. Rental fees are $25/semester, $50/year. Your donation is tax deductible and remains confidential to the student, but allows them to participate when they might not otherwise.

Democrats booth vandalized; doesn’t help the community

Letter to the Editor

Our booth was vandalized; obscene drawings on candidate posters, information sheets torn to shreds and everything messed up. We don’t know who did this, but now I look at people on the street and wonder if it was them. Was it you? Why? What was your intent?

Trump well within his rights in his response

Letter to the Editor

In my opinion, the Democratic Party stooped to a new low when they used the Muslim Gold Star Khan family to attack Donald Trump on worldwide TV with slanderous, or near slanderous, accusations and misquotes of our Constitution.

Life is more fun in person; get to the county fair

Editorial

Presidential politics. Regional economics. Immigration. Health care costs. The impending family arguments at Thanksgiving dinner. OK, we’ve got enough seriousness on our plates to literally last us through the end of the year. So let’s set that stuff aside and focus on something more locally pressing: You’re going to the Idaho County Fair this year, right?

Opening new markets for U.S. ag; Agriculture exports support 24,000 jobs in Idaho

Guest Opinion

If you’re looking for a growth industry, check out Idaho’s food and agricultural exports: The number of jobs supported by agricultural exports has been trending upward since the 1990s.

Commissioner OK with savaging Constitution?

Letter to the Editor

“Trump is an individual of solid moral character?” Only if one doesn’t, or can’t, keep up with the news.

Beer booth fund-raiser poor decision by sheriff candidate

Letter to the Editor

I am writing you with grave concern and confusion! On Saturday the 6th of July while attending the annual Kooskia Days celebration in downtown Kooskia, I was witness to a troubling thing.

Many memories to cherish; appreciative of your kindness

Letter to the Editor

There are so many memories to cherish and I am most appreciative of your kindness.

Choosing magistrate judge a big deal ... and you have a voice in that decision

Editorial

The nation nears its decision for the next President, but this region’s residents have the opportunity for their voices to be heard in a choice that will impact them far more intimately in their everyday lives: the position of magistrate judge.

Instead of free health care for felons, Idaho should lift job restrictions

Guest Opinion

Idaho, for a number of reasons, should not provide state-funded health coverage to former prison inmates, as the Otter administration is contemplating. But that’s not to say Idaho should do nothing to help inmates who have completed their prison sentences.

Prescribed burns help USFS jobs, not forest

Letter to the Editor

I saw an article on how great prescribed burns were and how they improved the forest. I have lived here for 76 years and this is what I observed since the inception of prescribed burns.

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