Editorials

Westerners know that water is one of our most precious natural resources. Healthy rivers and streams are essential for our communities, agriculture, and fish and wildlife. In the Centennial Mountains of eastern Idaho, there is an emerging threat to these resources. The Kilgore Mine is under …

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Eastern Idaho received and began inoculating health care workers from our first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine. For more details about the vaccine’s distribution and availability go to: coronavirus.idaho.gov/covid-19-vaccine and also monitor the Eastern Idaho Public Health website at eiph.…

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We cannot say we were not warned…warned that as temperatures dropped in the northern hemisphere COVID-19 cases would increase; especially straining rural areas. Warned that small social gatherings outside of our households would spread the disease, and that not wearing a mask or adhering to …

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How could it be that a book published in 2002 is such an appropriate read for all of us who love Teton Valley, or at least what’s left of it? Downhill Slide by Hal Clifford is just such a book. Available for under $10 from biblio.com, the subtitle says it all—Why the Corporate Ski Industry i…

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I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported my campaign, and to everyone who has voted in this election. My many meetings with Teton Valley residents and study of the issues have deepened my resolve to serve Teton County. I love this valley and care a great deal a…

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Elections are intense in Teton Valley, even in years that...aren’t 2020. This is a relatively secluded place, isolated by geography, that is full of impassioned people. As election season ramps up, it feels like everyone has a real investment in the outcome.

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Thank you, Teton Valley for an amazing Tin Cup 2020! Driven by the shared enthusiasm of residents to address and subsidize the needs of our locale, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley has pursued the mission of supporting local nonprofits through grantmaking, continuing education, and a…

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Thomas Jefferson famously said that “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” In my experience, Jefferson’s spirit of vigilance applies well to our system of criminal justice. But the vigilance and experience needed to protect justice by a local prosecutor is not learned from defending la…

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There is a principle that dates back far into antiquity, observed by civilizations, religious groups and secular movements alike. Recorded in early texts by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans and countless others, taught by every religious figure including Buddha, Christ, Confuc…

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As TDS #401 School Board Members, our community asks us — regular citizens who have volunteered to step into the ring of public service — to be the stewards of your trust and your taxes, and to be responsive, responsible decision-makers for ensuring we meet our mission.

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This has been a season of dramatic shifts, even for a business where change is the only constant. In August our general manager and editor Jeannette Boner, who has led the Teton Valley News since 2017 and was a champion of local journalism, moved on from the paper.