Opinion

Don’t tell Betsy Russell that newspapers are dead

June 25, 2018 at 9:54 am

Betsy Russell has seen just about everything in her long career covering Idaho politics, so there isn’t much that surprises her.That is, until the Idaho Press of Nampa contacted her in April with what she described as “a really interesting ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: We may be calling her ‘Gov. McGeachin’ someday

June 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Introducing Idaho’s first woman governor (drum roll optional) …It probably won’t be Rep. Paulette Jordan, although she’s the only major-party candidate who is running for the job. She deserves credit for providing a spark of interest among ...

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Events Calendar June 20-26

June 18, 2018 at 11:33 am

THURSDAY, JUNE 21• First day of Summer• Silver Valley Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m. at the Silver Valley Chamber Office, 10 Station Ave., Kellogg. Enjoy a taste of the local food and artisans, listen to live music, have a sip of lo...

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Remember to ‘Ride the Wall!’

June 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

This is a reminder that we are sponsoring the 21st Ride the Wall this year on June 21. The event starts at The Snake Pit with registration from 4 to 6 p.m. and ends at The Snake Pit with a great BBQ. Registration is available at the event a...

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What is a statesman?

June 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

According to Gary Trudeau, a statesman might be a republican or democrat, white or black, Latino or Asian, doesn’t matter. He’s far from perfect, like anyone else. He makes mistakes, gets frustrated, sometimes loses his temper.But here’s wh...

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Sprucin’ Up Pinehurst

June 11, 2018 at 11:55 am

Another year of “ Sprucin’ up Pinehurst “ is here. Hanging Basket are up and the planters are planted. We get so many kudus and it sure does add to our pretty city, “Thumbs up, waves, and honks and stopping to visit” are all appreciated. Th...

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Support the Prichard-Murray Fire Department

June 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

This year’s annual Memorial Day Rummage and Pancake Feed was successful three day event! All the money raised goes toward the operation and maintenance of the Pichard-Murray Fire Department and Emergency Service for Pichard, Murray and the ...

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Memo to GOP: We need runoffs in Idaho primaries

May 31, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s victory in the Republican primary must mean that Idahoans basically are satisfied with the general direction of state government.Not so fast. Little received 37 percent of the vote, meaning that 63 percent voted for s...

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Book Review: THE GLASS UNIVERSE by Dava Sobel (non-fiction, 2016)

May 21, 2018 at 3:01 pm

“How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars”

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Comments on Masterson letter

May 10, 2018 at 10:43 am

I do not usually write letters to the editor, but when I saw the latest submission by Mr. Masterson I felt the need to speak up. The list of “Questions to the board of county commissioners”, clearly demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge...

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