Opinion

Fitzgerald for Commissioner

April 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Please support Mike Fitzgerald for Shoshone County Commissioner for District One in the primary election on May 15th. Mike has demonstrated his commitment to serving Shoshone County citizens over the past 4 years. He is knowledgeable and ...

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Vote ‘YES’ on a new firehouse

April 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Shoshone County Fire District #2 bond for a New Fire and Emergencies Services Facility is much needed for the growth of our area. There are many things that I am looking forward too in the new station. The two things that catch my eye are i...

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Book Review: DESTINY of the REPUBLIC by Candice Millard

April 16, 2018 at 9:33 am

James Garfield was President of the USA for less than seven months, but may have done more to unite the nation than any other president before or since.He was born in 1831 on a hardscrabble Ohio farm, the frontier of the westward-expanding ...

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Kellogg mayor’s corner

April 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Work on the City of Kellogg’s Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project will begin soon. Contractors are now mobilizing crews and equipment for start-up of the 2018 construction season. Knife River, the Phase II contractor for work north...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fringe gubernatorial candidate packs a big wallet

April 05, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Go into any newspaper advertising department and salespeople will talk in great lengths about the virtues of running ads and the results can be produced.Steve Pankey of Twin Falls, a Republican candidate for governor, offers a test case on ...

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SCFD No. 2 announcement of intention to float bond election

April 03, 2018 at 8:57 am

SCFD No. 2 announcement of intention to float bond electionPicture this — you wake up at 2 a.m. to find your home is filled with choking smoke. You awaken your family and escape to your designated spot safely away from the home that now loo...

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Book Review: ‘Death of a Proud Union,’ by Art Norlen

April 03, 2018 at 8:55 am

Author Art Norlen came to the Silver Valley at age nineteen in 1928, having already worked briefly in the Montana copper mines. Typically in those days, miners’ wages were three dollars per twelve-hour day. Organized strikes for higher wage...

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Safeguarding Col. Wallace’s semi-sullied reputation: Part 2

March 26, 2018 at 10:53 am

Cooler heads however — and fortunately! — soon took charge of the situation. Let me quote Magnuson’s Coeur d’Alene Diary’s account of what happened next (pages 60-61):On the following day, at the citizens’ meeting, a committee of five was a...

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Book Review: ‘Code Girls’ by Liza Mundy

March 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm

‘The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II’

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Little should take the fight to Labrador

March 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

For a political old-timer such as myself, it’s always interesting to attend a campaign function for Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who is hoping to become our next governor.When he holds a campaign event, such as a pizza luncheon recently in his Boi...

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