Letters to the Editor


ACLU attempts to interrupt joy

Letter: Al Bolden White Bird

This is the season when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the message his birth brings to the world; Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Man and hope for us all.

Supt. Probert: Get ready for tribe’s requests

Letter: James Lawyer Grangeville

Just last Wednesday at the White House Conference of Tribal Nations, secretary Vilsack announced his and his department’s continued promotion of American Indians lands and environment.

Officer Walters truly made an impact on kids

Letter: Brittany Stewart K-1 teacher, Grangeville Elementary Middle School

Officer Wes Walters was able to visit my kindergarten/first grade class. He discussed how his primary job is keeping people in the community safe, and then he answered the numerous inquiries of the students’ intrigued minds.

Generous help to Senior Fun Night

Letter: Tonya Kennedy co-chair, 2015 Senior Fun Night

The 2015 Senior Fun Night committee would like to thank the Grangeville community and Bud’s PowerSports for their generous support during our 4-wheeler raffle.

USFS should pay its fair share of solid waste fees

Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia

In line with Mr. Ottoson’s Dec. 3 story, I point out the garbage dumpsters in the Middle Fork of the Clearwater Corridor have several problems.

In rebuttal: SRS, PILT are unsustainable

Rebuttal by: Jim Chmelik, commissioner, Skip Brandt, commissioner

[In rebuttal to Dec. 3 editorial] Since 2000, the Idaho County Commission and other local governmental agencies within the county have supported and worked with the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition to the tune of over $75,000.00.

Waste in fighting fire from the air

Letter: Leonard Wallace

I will have to compliment the U.S.F.S. on the three logging jobs behind my house, as far as tree spacing and the general look of the land look good, but several things hit a sour note. Consequently, I believe that they had two things in mind.

Mismanagement by Brazell doesn’t stop at clear-cut

Letter: Dick Artley Grangeville

Idaho’s infamous Nez Perce National Forest supervisor Brazell, responsible for proposing to dispose of 30 square miles of national forest land to an Oregon development/real estate company, is up to it again.

Encourage kids in joy of reading

Letter: Chris Hansen-FitzMaurice Grangeville

Idaho Family Reading Week takes place Nov. 16-22. All around the state, adults and children will participate in literacy activities in homes, schools and libraries.

Veterans’ reward is to see America prosper

Letter: Al Mills White Bird

The day before Veterans Day I received five cards from young elementary students in McCall where my granddaughter goes to school.

Editorial reveals ‘ugly bias’

Letter: Shelley Dumas Grangeville

I am proud to be a Democrat in Idaho. I am proud to be an advocate and practitioner of our values and platform: social and environmental responsibility, education reform and advancement, fair and equal human rights, strengthening the family framework through decent wages and schooling opportunities.

Rauzi missed it: Party does matter

Letter: Bill Farmer Cottonwood

David Rauzi missed it completely.

Risch, Labrador legislate away 39,000 acres

Letter: Harvey Neese Clarkston, Wash.

This is directed to those citizens who were aware of the promise by Risch and Labrador related to legislating away up to 39,000 acres of public forest lands in Latah, Clearwater, Idaho and Benewah counties and then voted them back into office to accomplish this.

Field burning needs to be changed

Letter: Bobbi Onley Weippe

A week or so ago staying inside my house without venturing out was my best option. The air was filled with fields burning in addition to forests burning, making breathing painful. The reasoning that “farmers have their rights, we have always done this or we were here first,” just doesn’t have its place anymore.

How long can the population increase continue in U.S.?

Letter: Bob Walker Grangeville

Attention hunters: Seems like it’s getting a little more crowded out there in the woods every year. Here’s some numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau that might explain that.