Idahoans have always been proud of their heritage as tough, independent, can-do people. It’s time to honor that heritage, cowboy up and get va… Read more

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Now more than ever, people are visiting the Wood River Valley for its natural beauty, strong community, and generous lifestyle. For some, we are a quick stop on a packed vacation agenda. For others, we are a summer-long retreat in the mountains. No matter how or why they come, visitors are p…

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As a former Idaho state legislator and a member for several sessions of the powerful House Revenue and Taxation Committee, I believe it is important to set the record straight on options granted by the state of Idaho regarding housing funding initiatives.

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The Warm Springs bear that raided garbage cans and began to protect those food sources as though her life depended on it is a dead bear walking.

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The specter of Alzheimer’s disease and its harsh reality make the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first new drug to treat it since 2003 seem like a ray of hope. It may prove to be little more than a windfall for its maker, a financial blow to Medicare and a black eye for the FDA.

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I originally sat down to write this letter with the intent of lambasting the rich, the greedy and the out-of-town people who appear to be responsible for the housing crisis. However, as I think about it, I see there is not a housing crisis here; there is a selfishness crisis. There are plent…

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Idaho is a state with amazing ski trails, wilderness areas, miles and miles of beautiful hiking trails, scenic areas, and probably the greatest population anywhere of children and adults who love the outdoors, care for the environment, and appreciate all-natural aspects of this beautiful sta…

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This week the Blaine County School District will launch the most audacious summer learning program in its history. This bold initiative is directly aimed at bridging learning gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stakes have never been higher for our county’s kids. And the district and …

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Last week, a new national holiday was added to the calendar and celebrated with a day off before a number of Americans had even heard of it. That doesn’t make Juneteenth any less important as a celebration of freedom.

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The ballot initiative is Idahoans’ voice. It’s the only mechanism for the people to enact laws when legislators won’t listen. This session, ballot initiative rights were put on the chopping block, and GOP politicians swung the axe. Despite overwhelming citizen opposition (out of 5,000 calls …

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The Senate filibuster is supported by right-wing Republicans, who are now represented by a party that is in total fealty to a narcissistic, lying autocrat who openly encouraged a violent coup against our country by generating and perpetrating a lie that if he lost the 2020 election, it could…

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The city of Ketchum recently made national headlines for suggesting that a tent city in Rotary Park was an appropriate solution to our housing crisis. It is unconscionable that several residents are either getting kicked out or priced out of their homes and the solution from the city is go l…

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The sad shooting of a dog last week in the Boulder Mountains was an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, that the camper with a gun thought it was a wolf. As someone who knows something about wolf behavior, wolves in Idaho stay away from campers and their dogs because they are aggressively…