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Stirring controversy; helipad is a true lifesaver

Letter: Maggie Abbott White Bird

I am upset that you gave Mr. Kutner so much exposure in your last edition of the Free Press.

Consider rural residents when deciding on helipad

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I wish to comment on the subject of the helipad for our local hospital. Many years ago my husband had a horse accident on the lower part of the ranch. It was 10 hours before we found him and had there not been a helicopter available at that time he may not have made the trip by ambulance to the hospital.

Enjoy the bees while you can...

Letter: Dick Artley Grangeville

[In response, July 16 letter from Gayle Engstli]: You posed a good question about the lack of honeybees.

Experience shows value of helicopter transport

Letter: Sheryl Clark White Bird

I am a member of the EMS system in Idaho County and I have a number of concerns with your article and the letter [July 16 Issue] from Jeff Kutner regarding the proposed Syringa Hospital Helipad.

Lambs hurt, killed; prevent this by watching your dogs

Letter: Jacquelyn Crousser

This 4-H year began well, with my two sisters and I each picking out three beautiful lambs in early June.

City Council: Thanks for listening!

Letter: Kathy Ackerman Grangeville

We are enjoying the Grangeville City Pool so much this summer!

What’s up with the lack of honeybees?

Letter: Gayle Engstli Grangeville

I have a lovely patch of lavender that has bloomed for the last four years.

Attend meeting to address concerns with hospital plans

Letter: Jeff Kutner Grangeville

A helipad for Syringa Hospital on Main Street? To myself and the majority of people I have had discussions with, this does not seem to be a good idea.

Sgt. Slichter has been an inspiration

Letter: Joe Ellis Kamiah

I would like to give a shout out to a professional member of the community: Sergeant Joe Slichter. He has been an excellent example of the National Guard, showing such qualities that complement others in the service. In my time dealing with Joe, he has shown professionalism, integrity, and a definite regard for my future.

Beware: computer fix call a scam

Letter: Michelle Slichter Grangeville

I have received three phone calls from a guy with a heavy Indian accent, stating that my Windows operating system had a virus.

24-7 shadowing began with threat

Letter: Doug Wood Boise Inmate

After the psychologist had directed me to make a threatening statement to the police in order to get treatment, the police began shadowing me. They did not press charges for what I actually did – make an unspecified threat – but instead used it as an opportunity to conduct a 24-7 campaign of the most personal and malicious kinds of harassments that the resource-laden intelligence community could contrive.

Top-down policy no longer GOP norm

Letter: Vito Barbieri District 2 Legislator Dalton Gardens

As the so called ‘centrist’ Republicans decry the ‘gridlock’ at the recent state convention (purportedly caused by the deep divide within the Idaho State Republican Party), taxpayers should be rejoicing that finally top-down policy is no longer the norm in the Idaho Republican Party.

Legislators don’t represent people on lands’ issues

Letter: Harvey Neese Clarkston, Wash.

Three of your elected officials propose to legislate away up to 39,000 acres in mostly Latah, Idaho, Clearwater, Benewah and Kootenai counties where thousands hunt, fish and recreate every year on public lands.

Partnerships helped with fishing event

Letter of thanks : Jeff Hosman Grangeville

I would like to give a huge thank you to the Grangeville Lions Club for their generous donations to the Kids’ Fishing Event at Wilkins’ Pond.

Consider attending informative class

Letter: Rachel Foster Grangeville

Recently, I attended the two-hour class presented by Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children, learning how to protect children from sexual abuse. Fred and Renee Stevens did an excellent job of facilitating it, and they will be presenting the material again in the next few months.

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