Editorials

Last week I took a trip into the high country. It seemed like a good day to catch aspens in their annual color show, so we loaded up the truck and hit the country roads. In the trek from sagebrush sea up to higher elevation, we passed other Idahoans enjoying a beautiful fall day. Folks on si…

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Hello. My name is Vancie Turner and I am running for a seat on the Driggs City Council for a 2-year term as a write-in candidate.

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Feelings of omnipotence are a dangerous condition for a mayor to have. Worst yet is for the mayor of Driggs, Idaho to have them.

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I write today sitting from my desk at a local clinic. I am a nurse practitioner, it’s Friday and I am ready for the weekend because it’s been a long work week for me. However, I don’t think my week has been as long as others. Of course everyone has the same amount of time in our days. But I …

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It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor these past eight years. We’ve come so far since 2014 when the pain of the Great Recession was still real. With many important projects currently underway, I am excited to complete my service with one final term; providing experience and continuity …

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I am running for the trustee seat, in zone 3 of the Teton School District. My family and I reside in the Bates area and have a deep love for Teton Valley and the people that reside here. Forty years ago I promised my wife that I would never run for a political office, but I feel that the sch…

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Broken down to the simplest iteration, to be a Christian is to model your life after the life of Jesus. After all, a literal translation of the word “Christian” is “little Christ.”

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We are all lucky to live in Teton Valley, a place of unique quality of nature and people. The past three years of serving on the School Board as a Trustee have exposed me to many different citizens in this valley with varied world views. I have enjoyed this opportunity and am seeking re-elec…

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I commend Rep. Chad Christensen for his willingness to support some of his constituents at the August 23 school board meeting. But in the current culture that discounts details and provides information through memes and slogans, some of Rep. Christensen’s statements in his letter to the TVN …

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The valiant struggle of today’s healthcare workers against the coronavirus hearkens back to one of the toughest enemies George Washington faced while fighting for American independence: Variola, the smallpox virus. Smallpox was decimating the ranks of the Continentals in 1776, threatening ou…