Confessions of an Angry Villager

Confessions of an Angry Villager

I’m much obliged to the USFS for their accurate and compelling description of those local residents who attended a USFS sponsored meeting held in Salmon, Idaho last Spring to discuss the Salmon-Challis Draft Assessment for a new Forest Plan as...
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Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Too often, the Idaho State Board of Education gets it wrong. The Idaho Statesman was recently debating whether the Board should be split to create a separate board of higher education. The Board has a history of trusting university officials...
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2018 Idaho General Election Endorsements

2018 Idaho General Election Endorsements

Idaho’s General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Please consider the following recommendations and endorsements. Proposition 1 (Restore Historical Horse Racing): No Recommendation Proposition 2 (Medicaid Expansion): NO Local Vehicle Reg...
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Keep Idaho Conservative — Vote Janice McGeachin for Idaho Lt. Governor!

Keep Idaho Conservative — Vote Janice McGeachin for Idaho Lt. Governor!

“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.” — GK Chesterton As many people work to escape states that have wandered far from the well-known American foundation, we are fortunate to already be...
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Board’s Boise Garage Boondoggle

Board’s Boise Garage Boondoggle

If you think it is acceptable for the Board of Ada County Commissioners to keep unspent property taxpayers’ dollars at the end of each fiscal year for several years, place them in a slush fund for future use, and then...
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Nonini’s Rebuttal

Nonini’s Rebuttal

Dear Gem State Patriot: This letter is in response to Robert Le Roy Trenery’s comments on my conservative record. First, I would like to thank him for pointing out that I have the most conservative voting record according to the...
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Voting Done Nicely!

Voting Done Nicely!

Obviously, voting for candidates because they are nice is absolutely the wrong reason for electing them. Nice is nice. But how elected officials make judgments and actually vote according to our U.S. and Idaho Constitutions is what matters. Government should.....
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2018 Idaho Republican Primary Endorsements from the Gem State Patriot

2018 Idaho Republican Primary Endorsements from the Gem State Patriot

Representative for the 1st Congressional District: The Gem State Patriot proudly endorses former State Senator Russell Fulcher. We feel that Russ has been a guardian of conservative values during his 10 years in the Idaho Senate and indeed looks out...
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2018 Idaho Republican Primary Legislative Endorsements from the Gem State Patriot

2018 Idaho Republican Primary Legislative Endorsements from the Gem State Patriot

District 1 Senator: Danielle Ahrens District 1 House A: Heather Scott District 1 House B: Sage Dixon (uncontested primary) District 2 Senator: Steve Vick (uncontested primary) District 2 House A: Vito Barbieri District 2 House B: John Green District 3...
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New Blood Needed in Dist. 24 A. How about Rocky Ferrenburg

New Blood Needed in Dist. 24 A. How about Rocky Ferrenburg

Rocky Ferrenburg grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and moved to the Magic Valley in 2007. He is an accomplished musician, a published writer, and a proud Eagle Scout of Troop 232. As both a father of two wonderful girls and...
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District 14 Senate Race (or perhaps a Lottery) with Five Candidates

District 14 Senate Race (or perhaps a Lottery) with Five Candidates

Since I’m a precinct committeeman for District 14/18, we took the time to go to the Ambrose School to listen to the Debate of the five candidates running for Senator in District 14. I must say we were sorely disappointed...
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Problem: Two Trains, One Bridge

Problem: Two Trains, One Bridge

Actually, up to 50 trains… a day! Still… one bridge. The beautiful northern Idaho town named Sandpoint could be called Railroadville since as many as 50 railroad trains pass through the town every day and some of them even linger...
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