Let’s time-travel onto the bridge of the unsinkable Titanic. We’ll warn the captain to slow down, but he replies, “We like traveling fast! I d… Read more

Without the indoor mask orders in Blaine County, Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey, the spread of COVID-19 in our winter recreation paradise coul… Read more

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Inexplicably, when the number of Americans who had died of COVID-19 hit 800,000 in early December, the national reaction seemed to be a collective “meh” despite a speech by President Biden who called the number a “tragic milestone.”

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Bluebird is going to cost a lot more than we were told. The 2018 estimate was $20-25 million. My estimate is that it will be more like $30 million, not including the taxpayers' gift of land. That’s over $600,000 per unit. In The Meadows, units cost $125,000, and they are here today. Bluebird…

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Tom Blanchard’s well written letter to the editor ("Don't let recreation destroy our environment," Wednesday, Dec. 22) inspired me to write. Near the end, he said, ”Our efforts to protect the natural conditions of our environment is key to our economic success. It’s sadly ironic that economi…

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Steve Hartgen was a colleague and friend who served with distinction in the Idaho House of Representatives. He was a steady leader and icon of Twin Falls, having served as editor and publisher of The Times News and in numerous economic development roles. A well-educated man, he passionately …

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Back in 2008, Idaho Power had over 50% of its power generation coming from coal-fired power and wanted to build a new coal-fired power plant in Idaho. Through As You Sow, [a shareholder advocacy group], I filed a shareholder challenge to this plan, asking IdaCorp to reduce carbon sources lik…

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As 2021 sputters out, it is resolution-making time once again. Just in case some people can’t come up with any, here are a few suggestions they are free to adopt as their own.

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Hello, beloved humans, and welcome to the seventh-annual edition of Rex Huppke's Guaranteed-Accurate-Never-Wrong-Grade-A-New Year's Predictions, an annual event cherished by 10s of people.

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Make the decision today not to drink or do drugs and drive over the New Year’s holiday.

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Americans never call the United States a backward nation. Maybe we should, because backward is where federal spending will take us unless lawmakers execute a course correction in the coming months.

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Joe Manchin’s decision on Sunday to oppose the Build Back Better Act is a service to the country, sparing it from huge tax increases and new entitlements that would fan inflation and erode the incentive for Americans to work. Paradoxically, it is also a blessing for Democrats if they get the…

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Ben Long, a self-described responsible gun owner, expressed his contempt for other gun owners in a rant published on the opinion page ("Responsible gun owners need to be heard," published Dec. 17.) I don't know if he's actually a responsible gun owner—most people don't store guns unsecured i…

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The simple but profound message Christmas is celebrated in Christian religious services with are the words of the angels recorded in the Gospel of Luke in the Bible: “Do not be afraid.” In uncertain times, Americans would do well to listen.

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Everyone deserves access to safe and affordable housing, and rapidly increasing rents and home prices are making it more difficult for Idahoans to achieve this goal. Further, Idahoans with disabilities, Idahoans of color, families with children and Idahoans on fixed incomes are more likely t…

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Idaho is consistently in the top five states for our very low unemployment rate. For four straight months, Idaho’s labor force has grown, and Idahoans are working. Our success shows that limited government regulations, low taxes, and responsible government lead to more opportunity and prospe…

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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) was a committed and respected conservative leader. As both a cherished member of Congress and a veteran of the Georgia Air National Guard, Isakson embodied an unwavering pledge to public service. I have worked with Senator Isakson for many years and will alway…

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It was a sad day earlier this month when I took a hike out Slaughterhouse Canyon. It was appalling to see the extreme hillside scaring that resulted from the BLM Travel Plan trail development. The path cut into the mountainside is a minimum of 5 feet wide stretching to 8 feet and more at som…

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Most everyone watching the dam/salmon drama will be surprised to learn that the litigants in the decades-long case, have never asked for dam breaching as a solution to the problem. Never.