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Wildfire study grant wasted to reinvent wheel

What if we told you we’re planning to study the concept of a simple machine that has the potential to revolutionize how we travel and transport items?

Leaner, uncertain budgets need benefit of your experience on city council

Your experience and insight is critical to the service of your community. And we’re asking you to challenge yourself, step up and serve on your city council.

Social media proved its worth, value during fire

What a difference a decade makes.

Compassion in action demonstrated throughout fire crisis at Kamiah

By the time I arrived at a viewing area on No Kid Lane in Kamiah, around 7:15 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 14, the fires were sporadically bursting up trees and could be seen moving across patches of dry grass along the hillside headed toward Woodland Road.

Comment process a waste on use of saws on forest

We’re sliding this deadline in at you close to the wire, but hopefully you’ll still have some time to comment by Aug. 17 on a critical issue raised nationally by the Forest Service.

Better late than never: Cybersecurity task force looks after Idahoans

Now that the state is assured the Internet isn’t some passing fad, the order has come down from on high from Governor Otter to establish an Idaho Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force to address the growing threat of cyber attacks.

Volunteers make ‘Casting’ event a success

In a world where political disagreements, shootings and general mayhem seem to be everyday occurrences, it’s often easy to overlook the good people do.

Community hall an essential public gathering center

Rural communities are needy: needing jobs, needing access to services (social, health), needing a healthy retail district, needing a crime-free environment.

More than levy at issue in Kamiah School District

It’s an interesting case of déjà vu as we look across the fence to our neighbors in Kamiah as they struggle across the issue of school funding; specifically, the merits of passing a $325,000 supplemental maintenance and operations levy.

You are important part of the community equation

The week following Border Days is a good time to think about what community organizations we support and thank those who are members of those groups.

Border Days 2015: Tips to get you through it

Whew! Hot enough for ya? What a way to start off the week going into Border Days.

Environmentalists court pyhrric victory

History advises against fighting battles that can be won only by self-destruction, but a fight now under way in a federal court is exactly that kind of fight.

Thinking on Father’s Day? Best gift is your time

Dads come into the spotlight this Sunday as we commemorate Father’s Day.

This is your page to praise, criticize or just talk

Community newspapers serve a variety of purposes, and one of the most important is to provide a voice for the opinions of its readers.

Senator Crapo’s visits make a difference

Do town hall meetings matter? Is there value in exercising your free speech to your elected officials among your fellow citizens? Can you truly say it’s made a difference?

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