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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I live on Firebrick Drive, and would like to give a huge shout out and a big “Thank You” to the person or person(s) who shoveled my entire…

PAY DIRT- A Gardener’s Column Plan Ahead for Seed Saving

PAY DIRT- A Gardener’s Column   Plan Ahead for Seed Saving

By Mark Barnes   Any gardener worth his or her salt saves a few seeds every now and then. I have my own favorite plants that I save seeds from,…

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – Shocking Collars!

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – Shocking Collars!

By Baxter Black, DVM A steady growth in population continues worldwide. As we grow, urban development paves and permanently changes the ecosystem.…

The Year of the Kuna Kid

By W. Greg Nelson, Mayor of Kuna As 2013 closes and our new year 2014 dawns we are starting the process to fund a swimming pool along with a Boys…

Public Lands or Public Ruin: Federal Government Management of Idaho’s Land

By Steve Ackerman I always find it ironic the argument that the best way to care for our environment is to allow the federal government to continue to manage Idaho’s land. …

PAY DIRT – A Gardener’s Column, Thumbing Through the Catalogs

PAY DIRT – A Gardener’s Column, Thumbing Through the Catalogs

By Mark Barnes This time of year gardeners are keeping warm and looking through the dozens of seed catalogs that fill their mailboxes. With their green thumbs stained with ink,…

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – The Ultimate in Passenger Discomfort

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – The Ultimate in Passenger Discomfort

I fly a lot of miles on a lot of airlines, My best estimate is that I have boarded over 2,500 different flights over the years.…

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – The Food Age

ON THE EDGE  OF COMMON SENSE – The Food Age

According to a food scientist at the University of Arizona, more than 100,000 plant and animal varieties have become endangered over the last quarter century.…

Kitchen table politics

By Sharon Fisher It may be only December, but this is shaping up to be the most interesting primary season in years.…

Kuna VFW Awards Essay Winners

Kuna VFW Post 7019 Senior Vice Commander, Ernie Smith, presented certificates and prizes to our entries in Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests at our meeting Wednesday, December 11,…