Opinion

Book Review: ‘A Darkness Lit By Heroes’ by Doug Ammons

April 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

The late 1800s witnessed the development of the telegraph, telephone, electric lighting and power, all creating a world-wide demand for copper. Prospectors discovered huge amounts of copper ore around Butte, Montana, and its mines flourishe...

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Kudos to the volunteers of Leadman!

April 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Kudos to the volunteers of Leadman!The volunteers of Leadman 2019 deserve a giant thank you. Participation in Leadman 2019 at Silver Mountain was the first for a number of us that live in the Silver Valley.While in the fog, rain, mud and hi...

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Hello folks, election season is coming up

April 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Hello folks, election season is coming upWe have a very important election coming up in 2020. If you want to have any rights at all you better register to vote, and then Vote.We are at a place where someone coming into the workforce doesn’t...

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CHUCK MALLOY: North Idaho is Siberia for Dems … for now

April 23, 2019 at 9:51 am

North Idaho, a one-time stronghold for Democrats in the Legislature, is down to one. And it appears to be a pretty good one in freshman Sen. David Nelson of Moscow.Some of my friends from back home tell me that Moscow is not really North Id...

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CHUCK MALLOY: There is a bright side to the Medicaid sideboards

April 18, 2019 at 3:22 pm

A good number of people — especially on the Democratic side — have good reason to be seething over the passage and governor’s signing of the controversial “sideboards” law that goes with Medicaid expansion. But there is a bright side to an ...

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Bracket Challenge: And the winner is ...

April 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm

1. Justin Woodd – 512. Matt Miracle – 503. Mikayla Kennaugh – 46Congratulations to Justin Woodd, the winner of the Shoshone News-Press’s first ever Bracket Challenge!The Final Four was a heck of a good ride, but all good things must come to...

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Idaho redistricting can be improved

April 08, 2019 at 8:54 am

Former Chief Justice Jim Jones, who gets his kicks these days writing independent political columns, can put together mind-numbing legal opinions with the best of them. He has written plenty of those during his 13-year career with the Idaho...

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Book Review: LORD HORNBLOWER, by C. S. Forester

April 08, 2019 at 10:17 am

In a series of books, author Forester chronicles the naval career of Horatio Hornblower from young midshipman through captain in England’s navy during the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. As this book opens, Captain Hornblower, wh...

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Bracket challenge, commentary as we head into Final Four

April 02, 2019 at 10:59 am

Updated standings:1. Mikayla Kennaugh 462. Justin Wood 453. Tori Fantozzi 443. Matt Miracle 445. Kyrsten Kennaugh 426. Karin Sullivan 416. Mike Kennaugh 416. Ryan McDonald 419. Linda Kennaugh 409. Lori Bunde 40That was fun! Where weekend 1 ...

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Thank the Dems if Trump wins again

April 01, 2019 at 10:57 am

You won’t get this through the network television news or by listening to the talking heads, but this is a nice time to be a Republican on Capitol Hill.Pres. Trump was legally cleared (but not exonerated) by special counsel Robert Mueller. ...

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