Opinion

Book Review: THE FIRST EAGLE by Tony Hillerman

September 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

The Navajo Tribal Police patrol a 27,000 square mile area, mostly in Arizonaís high desert between Flagstaff and Teec Nos Pos. Author Tony Hillermanís dozen-or-more novels have won many awards from both the Navajo Nation and American litera...

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Slot machines wonít save racing, opponents say

September 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm

If it looks like a slot machine, pays off like a slot machine and eats money like a slot machine, then it must be...A duck. Or, as proponents for Proposition 1 will suggest, historical horse racing terminals.Jonathan Krutz, who teaches econ...

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Thank you for your support!

September 07, 2018 at 11:29 am

Thank you foryour support!It took us a few days to gather our thoughts and find the right words to thank this community for their support. We never thought we would be on the receiving end of such generosity.A letter had gone out earlier th...

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Letter to district legislators from the five northern sheriffs

September 05, 2018 at 1:00 am

As you have probably seen over the past several months, the sheriffs here in Idaho are extremely frustrated with the Idaho Transportation Department and the lack of service, appropriate software and solutions for the issuing of driverís lic...

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Jockey hopes voters will bring back racing in Idaho

September 04, 2018 at 1:51 pm

As a female jockey, Nikeela Black of the small town of Greenleaf has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of being kicked in the teeth and bucked off a horse.She knows all about separated shoulders, injured ankles and broken bone...

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In regard to the Jeep fire story

August 31, 2018 at 11:54 am

In regard to the Jeep fire storyI am Robert LaVenture, director of District 12 of the United Steelworkers. Iím writing to you about your recent coverage of a Jeep Wrangler that caught fire. This Jeep belongs to a electrician who crossed the...

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Gutierrez fundraiser thank you

August 31, 2018 at 11:55 am

Gutierrez fundraiser thank youIt never ceases to amaze me that when the chips are down, help comes from all directions. Thatís what happened this past Saturday (Aug. 25) at the fundraiser for Richard and Connie Gutierrez. I would like to t...

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John McCain: The last true American hero and politician

August 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

John McCain: The last true American hero and politicianWhy canít all people in politics have the courage and integrity that John McCain showed during his time in serving his country both in his war service and in his years in the Senate? I ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Democratic leaders make pitch for Jordan

August 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding of Boise was among the Democrats caught in an awkward position during Mayís primary election.He supported his friend, A.J. Balukoff, for governor four years ago and the two had traveled the state recruiti...

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Follow the money

August 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm

At recent board meeting of the Central Shoshone County Water District we learned the board feels that they need to increase fees and rates that we, the district patrons, pay.This may seem normal, but some of us remember that in the Spring o...

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