Opinion

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 May’s 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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Heritage Health CEO shares National Health Center Week message

August 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm

We are all taught that there are three topics that you aren’t supposed to discuss in polite company; religion, politics and money. We generally avoid these topics because they can be controversial and lead to those awkward conversations tha...

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Stallings: Dems not smart enough to win nationally

August 16, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Say what you want about President Trump – and there are plenty of strong opinions on both sides – but this much is clear. He’s the president that the Democratic Party so richly deserves.Political pundits are rubbing their hands in anticipat...

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Befuddled!

August 09, 2018 at 4:23 pm

I just watched and heard President Trump refer to the media, as “the enemy of the people”. And I witnessed some ten thousand people, along with a couple rows of beautiful white children supposedly believing him. In my opinion, this is tre...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Re-election may not be a cakewalk for Simpson

August 06, 2018 at 10:20 am

Aaron Swisher of Boise, a Democrat who is challenging longtime Congressman Mike Simpson for the Second District seat, says that “20 years is enough for anybody to be in office.”Simpson is not an example of a congressman who has outlived his...

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86’d? Fine by me

August 02, 2018 at 3:15 pm

This letter that I am writing is somewhat different than usually write. First, It is not original, I copied it. My Daughter Cheryl and I were discussing the word ”86’d” and where it came from, what year did it start and does it mean the sam...

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Pack It In, Pack it Out!

August 02, 2018 at 3:14 pm

Pack It In, Pack it Out!I just want to speak my peace about all of the camping, swimming, living, ect., on the Coeur d’Alene River.Respect your River! Pack It In, Pack It Out! I was taught at an early age that when you visit the river and r...

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A little story to brighten your day

August 02, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Hard to believe my over 70- year old friend was sitting on her patio one day recently here in North Idaho.She was sitting on a sturdy lawn chair attired in summer wear; blue jeans and a T-shirt. She was in a relaxed position legs comfortabl...

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Book Review: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert A. Heinlein

August 02, 2018 at 3:14 pm

Heinlein is one of the leading authors of early science fiction, expertly blending the future with human nature. In this case, the future he imagined in the 1950s is already part of our past – the year 2000.Dan Davis is a thirty-year-old, t...

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