Editorials

Writing this as the mayors of two closely related tourist towns in Teton Valley, asking people not to come visit our communities, shows things have to be bad. In fact, Governor Little has declared a Stay Home Order for the state of Idaho, community spread has been confirmed in Jackson Hole j…

As we begin the holiday season this week with Thanksgiving, so too begins the time of year where we, at Family Safety Network, hear, “You must be so busy this time of year.” While this statement is true, it is not true in the way you would expect.

Teton School District 401 board member Nan Pugh is the only incumbent running in this election for one of the three seats on the five-member board of trustees. There is a lot riding on this school board election, so much so that local political parties have taken the rare move of endorsing n…

In the summer of 1998, my young daughter and I headed out on an afternoon horseback ride up Darby Canyon. On the way into the canyon, we hit a pothole, and our horse trailer came off the hitch and snow-plowed a few feet into the road. Fortunately, no damage was done and we hooked it back up,…

Every July 4th we celebrate the establishment of our nation and the values that created it. The freedoms that our inspired founders affirmed in the Declaration of Independence, and upheld in our Constitution, are the guiding principles of our Republic. The Declaration proclaims, “We hold the…

We shouldn’t be surprised that the Teton School Board wouldn’t make a decision with regard to the high school mascot at Monday’s meeting.

If you’ve spent any time in Teton Valley and frequented most any restaurant, grocery store bathroom, doctor’s office or even the playgrounds… you have likely seen a blue sticker with the words “Are you safe?” My elementary school daughter even stuck a sticker on her notebook. These stickers …

I was sorry to read of Molly Absolon’s frustrations expressed in her editorial last week (Fenn is Black and White, Teton Valley News, June 16, 2019). Such frustrations, in my opinion, are cured by open communication and good, old-fashioned sunlight.

As a public servant, I appreciate the fact that people in our valley are passionate, engaged and willing to voice their opinions. Often it can feel as if our work on the Victor City Council takes place in a vacuum. We go for months without hearing from citizens or having anyone show up at ou…

Hello all you wonderful people of the Teton Valley. It is a great time of year in the valley. The snow has melted in the lower regions and summer is on the way. I know Mother Nature (no we are not friends, so I cannot ask for favors, and no guarantees) will allow us some good weather. With t…