Opinion

Return to logic needed in climate debate

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Thanks to Jack DeBaun for bringing up several of the many fallacious arguments commonly used by climate change fanatics.First, he insists that climate change is not theory, but fact. But the real fact is that climate change is a relatively ...

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What you need to know about winter driving

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the clouds have gathered and the snow started to fall after a remarkably beautiful November, we are confronted with our annual conundrum, “Are we going to be ready for winter driving on our local rural roads?” Winter road maintenance is ...

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A few thoughts and the differences between France and the U.S.

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

I see in France, recently they have been having riots and protests in Paris over high gasoline prices and income taxes.France is more socialistic and gives more people “free stuff.” There are a lot of liberals in the U.S. who promote this t...

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LPOSD $25,362,167 levy is not fair

December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The LPOSD $25,362,167 levy is not fair — $17.8 million will be paid by property owners not voting for the levy: those voting against, those not voting, and out-of-county owners denied a vote, but who must pay $9.6 million. LPOSD officers re...

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Traveling the unwanted road to Ada County

December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

As a refugee from the Golden State, I understand the importance of structure, both physical and political. A visit to the Winchester Mystery House as a teen, was a formidable experience. The widow of the Winchester house was driven by a bel...

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We must do better in selecting our candidates

December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

I recently watched the funeral of President George H.W. Bush. His eulogies reminded me that he was truly a good and noble soul. As morbid as it may seem, I like going to funerals, because it reminds me of my own mortality and failures; they...

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The facts of climate change versus opinions

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Climate change deniers frequently present opinions that support their preconceived ideas as facts. Weather data (facts) are measurements of temperature, humidity, glacier sizes, etc. and we use the scientific process to figure out what thes...

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If you can’t afford children, don’t have them

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

In response to “Diaper Bank Lifts Burden,” I have a solution to balancing your tight family budget — don’t have children unless you can afford them. The expense of diapers cruising under the radar? Ridiculous.RON JUDDSpirit Lake...

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President should always be addressed with respect

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

I for one am so sick and tired to the news media, newspapers, television and radio referring to the president of the United States as Trump. Like him or dislike him Donald J. Trump was elected by the people of the United States of America a...

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Do lemmings follow the consensus?

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

The back-and-forth with Jack DeBaun regarding the climate is a bit filled with hot air when any of us pretend to have the final answer. There are, though, important aspects to the discussion that seem important to be meaningful. One is the ...

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