Editorials

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.

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…

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 …

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…

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…