Editorials

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…

On Tuesday evening I came home later than normal. My daughter met me at the side door to the garage and yelled, “MAMA!” I said, what are you still doing up? She said she was getting a book for “Da-dee” to read. My son met me at the top of the stairs and fell into my arms, a tight bear hug ar…

Good evening. I am beyond grateful and humbled to be here tonight celebrating our achievements. Now that we’re at the end of our time together, I’d like to reflect on the last thirteen years. As a class, we’ve come a long way and have overcome many challenges in order to get to where we are …

Just like children, the minute you feel you have found your footing, they go and change up the program. But just like children, I have come to embrace each unique season no matter how big or small. (Currently we’re working through the season of potty training the three-year old, so forgive u…

Teton Valley seems to have recovered nicely from the e-mail fraud that was perpetrated against our school district last December. Law enforcement recovered a substantial portion of the funds, and insurance paid the remainder — minus a $500 deductible. Not bad for what could have been a disas…

Last fall, I participated in the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance’s “Seed School for Agriculture Professionals” training. Prior to the course, I admittedly was a bit nervous about the scope of a six-day seed saving course; however, while the course was comprehensive, the material wasn’t daunting…

May is National Pet Month. The statistics supporting the positive effects of pets on people are too numerous to list. There are so many reasons pets better our lives and help those in need. Service dogs are in abundance. Dogs assist the blind in seeing. Dogs (and other pets) enable veterans …

As many of you know, I grew up in Louisiana and I have chosen to live here. Growing up in the south, well, I did not quite fit in. I loved being outside and couldn’t get excited about the same things as my peers—they were into tailgating at football games and partying at Mardi Gras.