Quilt squares, collages, and painted canvases are just a few of the mediums that will be on display for the Muse Media February Exhibition. Their call for artwork was answered, as packages and creative pieces have been pouring in over the last … [Read more...] about What does equality mean to you?
Archives for January 2018
By Steve Higgins Kamiah School District Superintendent You may have heard the term Maintenance of Effort in talking to people about the upcoming school levy election. It is a term that the state of Idaho uses to describe the portion of money … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: What is Maintenance of Effort?
By Blaine Feinman Ridge Runner Fire Chief Regarding last week’s Guest Editorial from Commissioner Brandt, it has become my distasteful obligation to address the misrepresentations assailed at the department and myself personally over a letter … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Commissioner torpedoing state law
Senator Carl Crabtree District 7 Food Producers of Idaho featured speaker Food Producers of Idaho is a group that represents the interests of organizations that support production agriculture in Idaho. The organization includes … [Read more...] about Legislative Report
How does one get citizens/the taxpayers to pay attention? Sometimes I liken it to the old parable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. This year brings another round of elections asking voters to approve financing the maintenance and … [Read more...] about Get ready to pay more taxes
Though it was formally stated to me personally that our county’s Land Use PLAN is “Subdivision” by Commissioner Chairman Brandt, county records have no such written statement per my ordinance or minutes research back to 1965. Several references are … [Read more...] about The nefarious subdivision part IV, ALERT
I see there is a second county commissioner pompously berating Fran Barnes and now Fire Chief Blaine Feinman over their concerns regarding Tahoe Ridge Subdivision. Rather than respond to these questions, they choose to blather about the way things … [Read more...] about Saving developers money is not commissioners’ duty
District 244 Board Chair Dominguez stated the board has been “good stewards” but didn’t feel they can cut $1 million from budget due to SRS funding shortfall. This same time last year, I asked how the board was preparing for possible shortfall. Reply … [Read more...] about $3 million – really?
I’ve been reading with some amusement all the hoopla over the letter from the FFRF to the mayor. I think the proper response would have been to simply toss the letter into the trash after perhaps a brief consultation with the city’s attorney to … [Read more...] about Perspectives
The 55th annual Clearwater Groundhog Feed will be held this Sunday, Feb. 4. This all-you-can-eat sausage and pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clearwater IOOF Hall on Main Street in Clearwater. The cost is $8 for adults … [Read more...] about Groundhog Feed this Sunday