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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?

Rep. Labrador’s renewed efforts good; need to be more inclusive

Good effort by Congressman Raul Labrador who remains persistent on his proposal to allow state and local management of federally managed forests.

Freedom a wealth no debt can encumber

Editor’s preface: Of our many holidays, Memorial Day is a standout for encouraging remembrance of those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Making a difference: Committed citizens can change a county

You’ve heard the quote before. In fact, we’ve printed Margaret Mead’s words of wisdom here on this very page in the past:

Political process wouldn’t benefit, improve from mandatory voting

Many things should be mandatory, such as slow speeds in school zones and that you don’t hit people you dislike with hammers. But voting?

EMTs are looking a little grayer these days

As firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) rushed about at Saturday’s mass casualty drill in Kamiah last Saturday, one observer made the comment that the EMTs are looking pretty gray.

Got it right: Using local products to help local communities

Homestead Ministries has it right. The non-profit’s mission in a sentence is to “spread love one soup packet at a time.”

Helicopter demo will help answer lingering questions on SH helipad proposal

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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.

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