As a member of USHPA (United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association), I have been advised of the proposed changes to the Salmon-Challis Forest Management Plan which could cause closure of the King Mountain flying site. I visited King Mountain two summers ago and was very impressed w…

Before I retired in 2003, I was a working federal employee who was designated as an "essential employee" and had to work without pay during one of the previous government shutdowns. I remember counting my pennies to be sure I didn't run out of money before I ran out of month. It was a scary …

Mr. Larson takes issue with the idea of “your truth.” He stated that “The truth is not some fungible commodity,” thereby implying that somehow truth is constant and never varies.

I think the city of Ammon should raise the speed limit on Midway Ave. to 40 mph-plus. That is how fast 80 percent of drivers are going. I have never seen such blatant disregard for a 25 mph speed limit.

Have you ever smelled sagebrush after a rainstorm? Seen a mink in the sun along a river? Skied on powder in heaps of fresh snow? Watched a flight of snow geese glide in a clear blue sky? Observed a kingfisher fall like a stone into a placid river? Canoed over a crystal clear mountain lake? R…

Senator Risch, do you have the character and fortitude to fill the shoes of your predecessors, Borah and Church? If so, urge McConnell to vote on a funding bill and send it to the president, despite his threats to veto any bill that doesn't include $5.7 billion to fund his wall.

Did you know a mining company is wanting to drill for copper/cobalt up between Colson Creek and Long Tom? Julie Hopkins is the one to ask for information at the Forest Service, 756-5283. They are requesting comments. I offered those below:

A few days ago, I went to Mountain View Hospital for an MRI. I was directed to a locker room and told to remove all metal items. Though I seldom take it off, I placed my gold wedding band in the locker, got the MRI, returned to the locker room, dressed and left.

A continuing education opportunity, Friends For Learning, has been allowing the retired and over 50 population to continue learning, growing and exercising well into their twilight years. If you are interested in continued growth, look at the web site: friendsforlearning.com.

Ecclesiastical and secular leadership are not found throughout the Upper Valley. New Year's Eve is the time to rock and roll and absolutely no celebration activities are found anywhere. There must be well over 100 secular and eccelestical buildings, all locked, closed, empty, and dark, in a …

Christmas is always a special time of year because of Jesus whom we celebrate. It is Him that we give thanks to and it is His love, and His love alone, that brings peace and joy to an often difficult time of year for some.

As a member of USHPA (United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association), I have been advised of the proposed changes to the Salmon-Challis Forest Management Plan which could cause closure of the King Mountain flying site. I visited King Mountain two summers ago and was very impressed w…

Before I retired in 2003, I was a working federal employee who was designated as an "essential employee" and had to work without pay during one of the previous government shutdowns. I remember counting my pennies to be sure I didn't run out of money before I ran out of month. It was a scary …

Mr. Larson takes issue with the idea of “your truth.” He stated that “The truth is not some fungible commodity,” thereby implying that somehow truth is constant and never varies.

I think the city of Ammon should raise the speed limit on Midway Ave. to 40 mph-plus. That is how fast 80 percent of drivers are going. I have never seen such blatant disregard for a 25 mph speed limit.

Have you ever smelled sagebrush after a rainstorm? Seen a mink in the sun along a river? Skied on powder in heaps of fresh snow? Watched a flight of snow geese glide in a clear blue sky? Observed a kingfisher fall like a stone into a placid river? Canoed over a crystal clear mountain lake? R…

Senator Risch, do you have the character and fortitude to fill the shoes of your predecessors, Borah and Church? If so, urge McConnell to vote on a funding bill and send it to the president, despite his threats to veto any bill that doesn't include $5.7 billion to fund his wall.

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City council and mayor are in the final stages of decision-making regarding annexation of a west side group of properties. It is well known that annexations are being conducted to require users of city services "pay their fair share," as has been commonly heard.

Trump goes to Iraq and tells the troops he got them a 10 percent pay raise and that they have not received a pay raise for 10 years. What a lie. The troops have received a pay raise for the last ten years of 2.6 percent, including this year. We have a man lying to our troops. How sickening. 

In June, New York hairstylist and actor Brandon Straka posted a video to YouTube entitled, "Why I left the Democrat Party." As of mid-November, the video had been viewed nearly 750,000 times. There is a growing realization among classical liberals that today's left has become anti-free-speec…

Andi Elliott, in her Jan. 2 letter, states that I would “disregard the laws and constitution of our great state” in supporting the recently approved voter initiative which would expand Medicaid in Idaho. 

It has been 8 weeks since Jesse Quinton was shot and killed by an unnamed Idaho State Police trooper in Idaho Falls on Nov. 2, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Northgate Mile and Lomax. No information regarding this incident has yet been released by ISP, the Bonneville County …

On behalf of East Idaho Spay Neuter Coalition (EISNC), I'd like to thank the many contributors to our cause — assisting area residents with a spay or neuter for their kitties. EISNC was formed 2 1/2 years ago with this single purpose. Our largest fundraisers have included, Spayghetti, No Bal…

Special counsel Mueller may have cause to worry. His counsel has bullied people into perjury while, to my knowledge, has not produced a shred of evidence linking the president to Russian involvement in our elections. The Democrats, of course, want to keep this expensive investigation going a…

It’s ironic that my Dec. 22 "letter to the editor" came out the same day the Post Register published Idaho National Laboratory's press release about NuScale's proposed small modular reactor—based power plant. The sad fact is that the United States' recent and impending nuclear plant shutdown…

My hat is off to our City Council for putting public safety first, and outlawing cellphone use while driving in Idaho Falls. I think most would agree that this one really is a no-brainer.

As a Post Register reader, I have been following stories about Idaho Falls’ efforts to enforce a cellphone ban, reduce the feral cat population, and now to ban plastic grocery bags.

I am happy to see the number of roundabouts (or traffic circles) increasing in our area. Roundabouts are self-clearing, self-unblocking and energy efficient. But more people seem unfamiliar using them. Here are a few pointers, in addition to what is given in the Driver’s Manual:

While the USA’s “nuclear power resurgence” has collapsed, China is steadily firing up state-of-the-art reactors and has committed $3.3 billion to develop a genuinely sustainable (“renewable”) nuclear fuel cycle.

The Dec. 15 issue of The Economist states that the United States is "now a net oil exporter." Given the inevitable exhaustion of domestic reserves, could that be considered wise policy?

I have a question. What’s the difference between Trump Administration handing out billions of dollars to farmers because of the damage his tariffs on China caused and the billions of dollars the Bush and Obama administrations gave to the auto industry to bail them out after Great Recession?

The City Council is to be commended for renaming University Blvd in honor of Congressman Simpson. What I would call one of the best secrets in this area is the work that Congressman Simpson has done for INL and southeast Idaho, with so few truly appreciating or knowing about his hard work an…

I, like many of your readers, was dismayed during the run-up to the midterm elections at your editorial support of various candidates. It seemed your selections were for the sole purpose of generating controversies, perhaps for increased sales?

It is interesting that Idaho voters have embraced Obamacare and at the same time elected a state legislature that has been against socialized medicine in the past. The voters have invited more federal involvement in our state.

"Tis the season” when dogs and cats, some of which were Christmas presents last year, will be "dumped" because it's Christmas and time for new puppies and kittens. Scores of puppies will be offered for sale in our local papers and on the internet without a care as to the type of home into wh…

The snowy vastness of the upper Snake River Plain stretched out before me as I drove. Soft music on the radio recalled memories of a Christmas in western Montana’s Swan River Valley years ago.

Newsweek reports that five of the Republican senators who voted against a bill to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen were receiving money from Saudi lobbyists. Our own senator, Mike Crapo was one of those. Mike is squarely in the Trump camp and, like Trump, his allegian…

From Bryan Smith’s Dec. 4 guest column, one would get the impression that the Post Register editorial to which he was responding was a hatchet job on him personally and that the editorial had called for him to be flogged, drawn and quartered. In fact, his name appears just once in the editor…

Apparently, Mr. Crapo and Mr. Risch, our Idaho Senators, are morally and ethically bankrupt. It's beyond me how they can consistently and constantly support Mr. Trump when his lies and self-serving behavior are so blatant — and so bad for the United States and the world. You can check any nu…

There were a few articles in the commentary section of the paper over the past few weeks expressing viewpoints as to whether America was a republic or a democracy. I waited patiently and hopefully to see if David Adler would weigh in. And, he did! Thank you, Post Register and David Adler, fo…

The Post Register does not need the funny papers. All one has to do is read the commentary page every day. That is what I look forward to as I pick my newspaper off the front porch.

What is this I hear about Mueller charging people with lying? And then threatening to charge people with lying if they don’t testify to what he wants them to testify to?

Jerry Sehlke, in his Post Register article, added more data to my belief that a lot of politicians care more about their own benefit than what their constituents want.

Ever since Proposition 2 was passed by a substantial majority of Idaho voters, including eastern Idaho voters, we have been constantly bombarded by the leadership of the Idaho Freedom Foundation and the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee. Their message since the November 6th elec…

The Republicans elected a lying crook by electing Trump. Now the dirty Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to strip the newly elected Democrats their power. How anyone can keep voting for dirty lying Republicans is beyond sanity.

Mr. Larson seems to believe the only impediment to a successful life is a lack of grit, that we should all be completely self-reliant and self-made individuals. I also believe in individual responsibility, but I dare say there are billions of people on the planet today that show as much or m…

My husband and I enjoy going to the ice arena in Idaho Falls. On Dec. 1, we attended the Annual Holiday Show presented by the Idaho Falls Figure Skating Club.

How very refreshing it was to read the commentary page on Tuesday, December 4. Bryan Smith’s rebuttal and his reminder of Constitutional principles, sadly lacking in many, was spot on. Such simple concepts should be easily understood, but instead are smeared over as we strive for even more p…

On Nov. 23, I shared the commentary page with another cartoon bashing our president (not the target-rich left), and two iconic national journalists: Georgie Anne Geyer, and Bob Franken.

I was reading in Newsweek just last week that Sen. Crapo had voted against a resolution in Congress that would end military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

In a interview with the Washington Post, Trump was asked about the government report that was just released about climate change. His answer: "I am too intelligent to believe the government climate change report."

Dale Clark needs to recheck the source of his quotations.  Commodore Perry actually said, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," speaking of the British Navy. It was the cartoon character Pogo by Walt Kelly who made the twist, saying, "We have met the enemy and he is us," referring to th…

Radicals on the left have reached a new low with their sharp criticism of First Lady Melania Trump’s White House holiday decorations. To quote an online commentary I recently read: “(The) White House display was bizarrely ominous, moody lighting, and barren tree skeletons looking like the ba…

Kudos to the Post Register Editorial Board on calling out the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and by association the Bonneville County Central Republican Committee, on their not-so-subtle attempt to overturn the voter’s approval of Proposition 2. Their brazen attempt to place their own ideology ov…

I renewed my driver's license yesterday in Bingham County for the second time in a few weeks because I didn't realize that I had to ask for the Star Card. I mistakenly thought that with the new system all new licenses were the ID card. The office doesn't ask which you want, either. But final…

It was quite amusing, not to mention, even more frustrating, to read Wednesday’s editorial in the Post Register. It takes a lot of chutzpa for the editorial board to tell us to remember to vote against the legislators who oppose the implementation of Prop 2. The Board endorsed Prop 2 and sev…

Several weeks ago I wrote about the many, many daily traffic violations in the city and not seeing one vehicle stopped by the police in some six or seven years.