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
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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
We celebrate our national independence two days later than we should. July 4 has been the commonly taught and practiced day of observing our nation’s independence from the Redcoats. However, the day our Continental Congress actually proclaimed … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Independence Days?
It’s once again that time of year for one of the lesser celebrated holidays known as Father’s Day. Maybe it’s a result of bad timing. It comes on the heels of Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. The former is the Most Valuable Player Award with hugs … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Father’s Day thoughts
Stopping the recall petition aimed at a trio of Kamiah’s city councilors was a smart move by county and city officials. A recall effort initiated by Henry Bailey against Paul Schlader, Dan Millward, and Glen Hibbs was validated late last week, but … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Pulling the plug on recall a wise move
Contracting with the Lewis County Sheriff for law enforcement service makes the most sense for the city of Kamiah. Here’s why. The top reason is experience. By contracting with the Lewis County Sheriff, the city of Kamiah will have a trained, … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: County offers best option for policing
Listening to the rancor and vitriol presented at last week’s emergency Kamiah City Council session felt nauseating at times. The only thing that seemed to be missing from the picture were the torches and pitchforks. The fact that people are upset … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: To build or to burn – what path are you choosing?