Ketchum’s Mayor Neil Bradshaw has put a budget up that will make a bad situation worse for local businesses and employees by cutting all city … Read more

Idaho’s most powerful leaders have pushed politically nervous regional health district officials to the frontlines of the battle against COVID… Read more

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Claims about protecting the United States from illegal immigrants sneaking across the southern border are nothing more than cover for big-dollar contracts and shoddy work. Chants of “Build that wall” should be recast as “Grab that cash.”

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Blaine County Sheriff Steve Harkins should have accepted the Ketchum City Council’s invitation to appear at a public meeting to discuss local policing protocols.

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The upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected so much in our daily lives, particularly so for our children and grandchildren.  Over 300,000 young Idahoans are educated in our public schools, a time-honored learning process that was severely disrupted last spring, perhaps as ne…

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I intend to vote for Jacob Greenberg this fall for Blaine County commissioner. I know him personally and I know how much time and effort he spends in his position for all of us in the county. There are hardly enough hours in the day for him to do all that he does, but he serves everyone in B…

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Thank you for the excellent editorial on July 8 (“Add a column”) on the need to know the total number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Blaine County. It was a shock to me to learn recently that public statistics only count people whose primary residence is in Blaine County.

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Just wanted to give a big thank you to all the ladies that had letters to the editor in the Wednesday paper. I don’t know where they went, but there used to be a group of ladies called the Great Old Broads—wondering if they still exist—and want to extend a thanks to Florence, Carolyn and Ell…

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I would like to express my appreciation to Sun Valley and to whomever else was responsible for the Ketchum Arts Festival. When almost everything else has been canceled this summer, it was great to get out and go to an event. The artwork was the excellent quality it always is, the weather was…

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Scientific research shows that wearing face masks cuts transmission of the COVID coronavirus by 50 to 60 percent. It follows that reducing its spread increases the ability of medical facilities to treat those who become seriously ill with the virus.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin figured out early on that in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, “no one has authority to do anything.” This isn’t what the Constitution anticipated nor what has to be. Congress, especially the Senate, should step up to stop the chaos.

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Just when it seems that the bungling in the nation’s fight against COVID-19 coronavirus can’t get any worse, it gets worse.

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The Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association, whose mission is to protect and advance the natural and cultural history of Idaho’s Sawtooth-Salmon River country through preservation and education, strongly supports the Stanley to Redfish Lake Trail as designed by the Forest Service. T…

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Voters rightly elect legislators to be present to debate and vote, and Idahoans have a right to participate by viewing the proceedings, communicating their views and participating in public hearings. Citizen participation is expected by the people of Idaho and encouraged by our federal and s…

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I recently participated in the Bellevue City Council’s special meeting via Zoom and was surprised by the number of attendees opposed to a resolution mandating the wearing of masks in public places, a proposal meant to protect them and their neighbors from COVID-19.

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As a native of Idaho and a resident of the Wood River Valley since the early ’60s and owning a home on Broadford Road since the early ’70s, it has become increasingly difficult for me to ignore the increasing activity on our beloved road. It is now, obviously, being used as a diversion from …

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We residents of Stanley have been watching with increasing horror the blatant disregard of SNRA rules and regulations. It seems as though entitled mega-wealthy are intent on making the Sawtooth country their own private playground.

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As the Mayor of Bellevue, I appreciate the leadership of Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg in collaborating with city and community leaders to coordinate a community-wide response to the COVID19. He has led efforts to educate Blaine County residents on the spread of the virus and ta…

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Blaine County has already proven there are superheroes among us—and not just the frontline workers. In March we were hit hard by COVID-19 and you did the right thing. We flattened the curve.

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Leadership is the ability to motivate people to do what they need to do to live in a civil society. The Hailey City Council just led Idaho by unanimously approving an emergency facemask law to try to stop the steeply rising curve of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Not wearing a facemask now could …

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Idaho will carry the everlasting shame of the state’s refusal to ban discrimination against all citizens including those who are lesbian, gay and transgender. But thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, that shame now will be history.

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The 5.3 million residents of Washington, D.C., are American citizens. They vote in what amounts to a fake presidential election because their choice has no effect in the Electoral College. They are without representation in Congress. This year’s holiday marking the founding of the world’s pr…