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
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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?
Thirteen years ago the City of Kamiah missed a golden—quite literally—opportunity to raise a handsome amount of money from a lease agreement with cell company Inland Cellular. It would appear that city leaders were twitterpated about cell service … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: No more bargain deals
It’s rare to feel an earthquake in northern Idaho. So when one arrived last week I didn’t even immediately recognize it. A 4.1 magnitude quake struck about 15 miles east of Grangeville at 2:39 p.m. on Nov. 20, according to the U.S. Geological … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Are you prepared for life’s quakes?
If more federal land and designated Wilderness and Wild & Scenic rivers is supposed to result in more economy and jobs then Idaho County should be among the wealthiest in the nation. It isn’t. Idaho County is 83% federally owned. Just over … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Will the roar be heard?
To police or not to police, that is the question at Kooskia. Kooskia Mayor Charlotte Schilling penned a letter to the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council on July 10 announcing the city had chosen to create its own police … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: City needs to open lines of communication with public