Helicopter demo will help answer lingering questions on SH helipad proposal


Next Monday, the Grangeville City Council will be hearing a proposal for a helicopter demonstration at the proposed Syringa Hospital helipad site on Main Street.

On May 7, Idaho Gives; will you?

It’s fair to say that we live in a fairly conservative state, where the values of independence, freedom, and self-reliance tend to shape public policy.

GYB sign outdated; needs a better place

Letter: Gladys Harris, Orofino

I took a back way into Grangeville last week and I saw this sign on the hill. It was for the Grangeville Youth Baseball, but I almost missed that as the sign is pretty peeled up and faded.

County residents have say in helipad issue

Letter: Linda Orville, Kooskia

Syringa Hospital’s helipad idea is a long time coming. Out in the back country when you’re running stock or a four-wheeler, the working person here in Idaho County has a little more ease knowing there’s going to be quick access to a hospital, much the same as someone in town would have.

United States not a ‘Christian’ nation

Letter: David Bearman, Kooskia

Jefferson said that his religious freedom contribution to the Virginia Declaration of Rights, crafted by George Mason prior to June 12, 1776, a month before the Declaration of Independence was signed, was “…..meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.”

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Education alone won’t drive civic participation

Let’s set the scene for you on public participation with your local government: Imagine multimillion dollar budgets being discussed, tens of thousands of dollars being authorized for expenditure on infrastructure projects, and changes proposed in zoning ordinances.

SRS vote: Debt still greatest threat

I was on the short end of a 392-37 vote last month on a budget-busting Medicare bill that adds at least $141 billion to our deficit.

Double standard with Social Security

Letter: W. Alan Hall Grangeville

FYI: Are you aware of this as I am now?

Despite Christian claims, we will know them by their fruit

Letter: Jim Holsinger Grangeville

In the last several weeks many have written in to the opinion page asserting that the United States is a “Christian” nation.

Crooked River rehab a first-class boondoggle foisted on residents

Letter: Jon Menough, Ph.D. P.E. Elk City

Last week, Mr. Philip Jahn took issue with our commissioners for “losing touch” for becoming more interested in historic preservation within the proposed “Crooked River Rehabilitation Project” than in the jobs and economic impact it would have on the county. My response to Mr. Jahn: “Hogwash!”

Riggins levy: We want good, quality schools

Tracie Pottenger Levy Committee Chair and parent

Why do we need a $545,000 levy?



Preparing for fall city elections starts now

Don’t let people mislead you with their defeatist talk; you can make a difference. And it all starts in your city government. It’s not quite that time, yet, for filing candidacy petitions for open city council positions.