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If I could vote for Mountain View School Board candidates Larry Dunn and Vincent Rundhaug, I surely would. And what an excellent “endorsement” Larry received from young Cody Graves in last week’s (Oct. 14) edition, as did both candidates also from Cherylynn Kerley! These two contributors sai…

When are we going to hold our elected officials accountable? The decisions they make adversely affect our lives. They are supposed to be working for us. Should we keep sending these elected officials to Boise if they are voting how the leadership wants them to? They are working for us. How d…

My name is Ruth Henry, and I am writing because I think it is important for the people of our community to be informed about those that are running for elected positions.

Problems stemming from financial insecurity around having kids, such as taking unpaid time off of work and increased debt are adding to financial uncertainty for families who should be focusing on adjusting to parenthood and bonding with their new child. Studies show that parents and childre…

As an Idaho born, freedom-loving, teenage citizen and a member of a local Constitution class, I was privileged to interview Mr. Larry Dunn, who is running for a school board seat in the Mountain View School District, and I feel the importance of getting this critical information out to the public.

Salvation. What is it, but the belief that some entity outside of ourselves will save us from whatever, in good faith? With salvation being truly unpredictable, we are dependent on that good faith to trust anyone professing it. What if I don’t trust your Savior? What if I suspect foul play? …

There is a popular but false perception that most farmers and ranchers are “climate deniers.” In reality, Idaho’s and America’s agricultural communities recognize the threat of climate change — perhaps more than most. After all, our livelihoods depend on our natural resources, which makes us…

An important election is here. We have the opportunity and responsibility to vote for the two trustee positions which are open on the MVSD school board.

In a recent interview with Mr. Larry Dunn, I received some helpful information that I would like to respectfully submit for the benefit of the public in the upcoming school board election.

As we face more extreme weather caused by climate change, Sens. Mike Crapo and James Risch should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who haven’t heard this term before, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. It requires a fraction of the greenhouse-g…

The Idaho Constitution directs state officials to provide a free, thorough and uniform public education system. And, as you know, nothing is free. More than 2 billion of your dollars go to education to fulfill that Constitutional charge. You send your hard-earned dollars to Boise with the be…

From beautiful downtown Kooskia, Idaho, I write to you living a simple life in retirement. Hanging on my refrigerator door are photos of my sons, my grandchildren, my life in general. I have jokes cut out about old age and recipes and tips about how to keep fit after retiring. I wrote a corr…

In a recent letter to the editor, C. Mark Peterson, of Burley, Idaho, sought to defame Priscilla Giddings with comments concerning the House Ethics Committee’s hearing conclusions. This man chose to reiterate various members’ opinions that Rep. Giddings lied during testimony and in statement…

Mary Volmer’s character assassination skills are impressive (9/30/21 Progress). She sounds like a professionally trained radical “left wing” agitator. First she associates me with a loony conspiracy theory, then insults my intelligence and slanders my business practices as insane (even thoug…

Mary Volmer, letter of 9/30/21: To blame anyone for the death of your friend is ridiculous and irresponsible. Do you have the same sympathies for the 45,000 people who’ve died from adverse reactions to the vaccine? This estimate was provided by whistleblowers contradicting the CDC VAERS data…

Rebuttal to Mary Volmer’s article in last week’s newspaper. I would like to know what credentials you possess that make you such an authority on what is right and what is wrong, of who has a right to live and who is to die, of who has the right to print or not print letters received by this …

Sept. 15, 2021, 12 state representatives, one senator and our lieutenant governor spoke for freedom on the Idaho Capitol steps... and then the representatives convened work on prospective bills to protect your and my freedoms of choice (to receive a vaccine or not), to work, to assemble, to …

Rep. Giddings, our family will truly miss you as our representative in District 7. We will miss your very helpful and informative legislative updates. Thank you for representing District 7 with transparency and integrity, and thank you for standing and fighting for family values.

Jay Maxner continually posts right wing false vaccination information as well as everything else he can find. Last year he posted a totally false story regarding the children’s massacre at Sandy Hook, stating it was all fake, and that no children were killed; now he is on another bent, sprea…

It’s not surprising that the Idaho Supreme Court ruled against a new law requiring more uniform collection of petition signatures in order for an initiative to qualify for the ballot. What is shocking is how badly the court twisted itself into knots to justify its decision to the satisfactio…

Former President Donald Trump’s order to extend Secret Service protection to key allies and all of his adult children cost taxpayers $1.7 million, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Guest column authors of Best Health Care Practices, Dr. Matthew Ford and Abner King, CEO, left out the obvious best practices. The following widely accepted prophylaxis and early treatments for any viral infection (and COVID-19 is a viral infection) are Ivermectin, Quercetin, Vitamin D3, C a…

KFR members, Mayor Heater, and organizers of the 9/11 Field of Remembrance would like to say a huge, heartfelt Thank You to all. Thank you to you, the participants, businesses and attendees who supported us.

With all due respect to the persons quoted therein, I found quite disappointing and even appalling your recent several pages devoted to remembrances of the horror that struck our nation on 9-11-2001.

First, I’d like to thank Lucky Brandt for updates on his family’s recovery. It may be a long haul until full recovery, but they’re getting there one day at a time. Also, thanks to Skip Brandt for encouraging us to make informed decisions regarding COVID and our health. Besides your family he…

If the goal is to prevent COVID, Pfizer, Moderna, Jansen (J&J) vaccinated people versus nonvaccinated there is no statistical difference, according to Dr. Richard Flemming, PhD, MD, JD at www.flemingmethod.com But wait, there’s more.

The Idaho County Assessor’s Office has been doing reappraisal work in several areas of the county. An appraiser will visit each residence once every five years for an inspection on real property, or sooner if there is new construction. We appraise manufactured homes that are not on real prop…

I am grateful to this newspaper for still allowing free speech and the great letters concerning the Covid-19 vaccine debate. I, too, have chosen not to receive the vaccine, not out of ignorance, but because I am “following the science.” I had the virus about 18 months ago and now have natura…

As a lifelong Idahoan, I’m thankful to Governor Brad Little for issuing an official proclamation recognizing Sept. 20-24 as National Clean Energy Week in Idaho. Investing in an all-of-the-above approach to clean energy – including emerging clean energy technologies in natural gas and nuclear…

Did the governor have any front line doctors review his Aug. 26 fear piece? [Gov. Brad Little guest opinion] Did he see the studies out of Iceland, Gibraltar, Israel and other countries where nearly 90 percent of the population is “fully vaccinated?” In these countries, 90 percent of those h…

I got my stimulus check from Gov. Little today. He enclosed a letter similar to Biden’s telling me how great the economy is and how I am getting “my fair share” of the proceeds from the state’s windfall in cash.

I appreciate the genuine concern our citizens have for on another. Letters to the editor by Peg Gehring, Poofy Wagner, Lucky Brandt and Commissioner Brandt expressed real concern for the health of our community and the COVID 19 virus. They demonstrate you can support vaccines without support…

The home building and construction industry is a critical part of Idaho’s economy, supporting much-needed jobs, transforming local communities and laying the groundwork for a stronger future for all Idahoans. I am thankful for Sen. Mike Crapo’s support and leadership in advancing the biparti…

I have never written a letter to the editor before, but the new garbage site in Kooskia has me confused. I totally understand the need for the transfer site being manned. It is very aggravating to see the total disregard of the rules for what should be put in the Dumpsters. I know that it ha…

BOISE — The new school year began with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that our local school boards, administrators, teachers and parents are…

I have been a nurse for 39 years, 26 of those as an RN and the last 12 as a nurse practitioner. I graduated with my associate’s degree at the age of 20, my bachelor’s degree at the age of 22, and I worked as an RN for Syringa Hospital for 23 years and at St. Mary’s Health for the past 12 yea…

Stories this past weekend in both the Idaho Statesman and the Lewiston Tribune cut to the chase. While some want to keep pushing the idea that vaccine hesitancy is fueled by selfishness and lack of trust in our government, these stories tell another side. Maybe people just don’t have the inf…