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January
Tim West: For those of you who have expressed concerns over the Highway 95 reconstruction project, this is the email I received from Damon Allen at ITD. It basically states that concerns of one citizen are not taken into account, so if you have concerns and want to make a difference, then I ask that you make a simple phone call or write a quick email posting your concerns.
Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little: The second session of the 64th Idaho State Legislature has convened, with familiar faces returning as well as a few new ones. I’m excited to be back and working on behalf of the citizens of Idaho.
Terry Roth: We will never be able to satisfy anyone one in Boundary County anymore. Having to deal with the influx of all these people moving into the county is taking its toll and is most certainly degrading the once wonderful lifestyle most enjoyed here.
U.S. Representative Raul Labrador: In my capacity as chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, today I am joining three distinguished colleagues in introducing sweeping legislation to fix our broken immigration system.
Kirk & Devonna Dixon: Well here we are, voting again this year. With voting fraud at a record level nationwide, where do you imagine it is generating from?
Rosanne Smith: Recently, Stuart Nelson Jr. wrote about growth in the county. While I agree with his concern, I do not agree with his proposals for private property management. I believe that our Commissioners and County P&Z have done an extraordinary job in balancing the wishes of the landowner and doing what is best for the county and its citizens.
Representative Heather Scott: It’s a new year, and expectations are running high that limited-government ideas are spreading throughout Idaho and the country. We are excited to kick off the 2018 legislative session with our first Annual Legislative Review hosted by liberty legislators from across the state.
December
U.S. Representative Raul Labrador: This week, I voted for a major tax reform bill – the first substantial overhaul of our tax code in 31 years. This bill passed Congress and President Trump signed it into law. I supported this legislation because it will give much-needed tax relief to the majority of Idaho families and businesses. Specifically, it creates a flatter, simpler tax code.
Stuart Nelson, Jr.: It is with great sadness that I’ve observed the transitioning of Boundary County from rural agricultural to suburbia. We are now experiencing a level of chain migration that will exponentially increase the number of residents and eliminate our traditional rural way of life, very soon.
Maridel Merritt: How about a HUGE THANK YOU for the state, county and city road crews, all first responders, tow truck drivers and lineman. dispatchers too. Everyone who has been working very hard to keep all of us safe on a difficult day.
Marc Hansen: Regarding "Open house set on $9.4-million highway project:" You guys are going to create a horrible choke point by the casino area in both directions by following this stupid plan. Do you live in this county?
Rosanne Smith: From “Superintendent’s Scoop” December 4, 2017; “That said, the construction of the high school greenhouse cost more than I anticipated -- $10,000 more!” Am I the only one who wonders where the $2.4 million a year goes?
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: On December 8, 1967 – 50 years ago today – the biggest story in America was the Vietnam War (“2 Battalions of Vietcong Crushed in Mekong Delta” was the headline in the next day’s New York Times); the number one song was "Daydream Believer"by The Monkees; the number one movie was Hells Angels on Wheels (don’t worry, I’ve never seen it either); and the number one toy for Christmas was Battleship. Oh – and that day was the day I was born.
U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador: There are few things more important than our children’s education. I know that from experience – as the father of five kids who attended Idaho public schools, and as the son of a single mom who pushed me to go as far as I could with my education.
November
Idaho Senator Shawn Keough: I thought I'd send this invitation as this coming Saturday is the day for the Meet & Greet that I am hosting for Jim Woodward and Mike Boeck, and you are invited! This Saturday, December 2, I'll be holding one at Mugsy's in downtown Bonners Ferry from 9 to 11 a.m. and then in Sandpoint from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Elks Club.
Janna Stanford: Can you say "finally?" LOL! Seems like we have been trying to pull this together for a lifetime. We are excited to share that Boundary Discount is going to have another POP-UP store! It's all happening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Thursday, November 30, through Saturday, December 2.
Henry Yoder: Six hundred people got fed at the third annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Boundary County Ministerial Association with lots of other volunteers from the community, including the LDS church, Jessie Murphy and Heather Gray representing the Border Patrol, and two teens from the Explorer program, which is sponsored by the Border Patrol. A Ministerial Association pictorial
Rosanne Smith: There seems to be some confusion regarding my involvement concerning the city Ordinance Codification. Why I was “thrown under the bus” at the November meeting I do not know. But being labeled a “malcontent” is worth it.
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo: Idaho veterans and veterans service providers have been among those assisting with hurricane recovery and other emergency response. Staff from the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center headed to Puerto Rico to assist. Area veterans and veterans service providers have skills of great use in a variety of fields, especially emergency response.
Pastor Brent Dehlbom: I write to endorse Val Thompson for Bonners Ferry City Council. Val has served as an educator, with a full heart and open mind, for over 20 years. In this capacity, I witnessed leadership qualities that make her an excellent city council candidate.
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador: One of the best things about my job is helping Idahoans solve problems by turning their good ideas into law. This week, the House passed a bill to enact a really good idea brought to me by a pair of third-generation Idaho loggers.
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