The Kamiah City Council’s decision to purchase a used street sweeper is curious considering the backlog of roads that need urgent attention throughout town. Last week the council, in a split 3-1 decision, opted to purchase a 2002 Elgin street … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Keep eyes on the roads, not the dust
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"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" This statement from the prophet Jeremiah was written around 2,600 years ago. It describes what humans really are at their core—apart from God. Mankind is incapable … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Sowing the seeds of lawlessness, reaping the fruit of sorrow
COVID-19 has quickly transformed our world. Response to it ranges over the entire emotional spectrum. The reaction to it is quite unlike anything we have faced in our lifetime. Measures have commenced and will continue that most of us have never … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Unleashing hysteria while bottling liberty
Bad dogs, bad dogs Whatcha gonna do, watcha gonna do When they come for you? Actually, nothing since the city of Kamiah has no plans at this time to deal with naughty pooches. Thanks to lax enforcement of dog laws, a growing number of … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: City of Kamiah going to the dogs?
It’s great to see that the city of Kamiah and 15 EMTs have settled a squabble that had potential to endanger patient care. After numerous conversations between the EMTs and EMT Lead Andrea Layne, the EMTs have been reinstated and are back on the duty … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: The power of gratitude
The recount of Kamiah’s city election involving Bob West and Stephen Rowe leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of definitive confirmation, there is a seed of doubt. In the initial vote on Nov. 5, Stephen Rowe finished second behind Genese Simler … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Recount raises some questions, doubts
On Oct. 21, the Kamiah Kiwanis Club will officially turn 38, one of the oldest still active non-profit community focused organizations in the Upper Clearwater Valley. In mid-September the club celebrated its anniversary with a spectacular fish fry … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Community could use some more Kiwanians
Maybe the stage at Riverfront Park should be reduced to firewood and given to needy families. Or sell chunks of it as souvenirs to raise funds for street repairs. The 14-year-old mostly wood stage is in rough shape with many of its exposed … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: The once proud stage no one wants to maintain anymore
The annual Barbecue Days celebration is just around the corner and that means extra work for Kamiah’s public works crew. I appreciate the time and effort they spend making our city infrastructure work. I’m sure they have dealt with some real … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: When paint chips fly
Last week I embarked on the second step of a lofty goal to climb all of Idaho’s nine peaks over 12,000 feet. Doing so makes you a 12er. I never knew such a thing existed. My first step actually took place about 22 years earlier when I … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Climbing toward a mountainous goal