THANK YOU ...
... to Mallard Fillmore
Kudos and Gods richest blessings upon Bruce Tinsley, aka Mallard Fillmore, who still remembers Christmas and Easter and Memorial Day, in spite of the punditocracy.
LOUISE YOUNG, Boise
... to Boise VA center
I would like to thank the Boise VA Medical Center for providing outstanding medical care for me and my fellow veterans. I am always impressed with the professionalism that the staff shows when providing care to us. We veterans are very lucky to have such a great facility to go to, for our care needs.
PHILLIP HANDZEL, Boise
... to voters, supporters
Id like to start by thanking the voters, my wonderful volunteers and generous supporters for making possible my win in the Democratic primary in District 16 by 73 percent of the vote. The truth is that no one does this kind of venture by themselves and theyre only fooling themselves if they believe thats the case. I understand that it was teamwork that put me over the top and now on to the next hurdle in this election, the general election in November. But I feel confident that with the support of the people who helped me during the primary and the new friends and volunteers that we will meet on the campaign trail, we can do it again in November. I cant tell you how important it is to me to be able to work with people who may have different views on an issue but still find common ground to work together for the best interest of the public. That will be my focus if I am elected in November. To learn more about my campaign and how to get involved, visit hykloc.com for updates.
HY KLOC, candidate, state representative, District 16, Boise
... to Meridian voters
Thank you to the 550 Meridian Republicans who voted for me in the race for the Idaho House of Representatives. Also thank you to the dozens of volunteers and contributors who supported my campaign. It was a great experience and I appreciate the many new friends made.
I will continue to do my part in steering our local governments in the right direction as a member of the Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission and as a member of the City of Meridian Impact Fee Advisory Committee.
I also want to thank the newly elected members of the Legislative District 20 Republican Central Committee for selecting me to serve as chairman. We will unite and work together now to elect James Holtzclaw, Joe Palmer and Chuck Winder to the Idaho Legislature.
By the way, legislative District 20, in the heart of Meridian, will be hosting the first campaign event this 2012 election season, the Dairy Days Parade! It will be Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. Republican candidates and volunteers who would like to join us in the parade should contact me at (208) 724-6571.
TOM LECLAIRE, Meridian
Motorcyclists show they care about communities
Im writing to comment on the third annual Idaho Patriot Thunder Ride, which took place June 3. Put on by High Desert Harley and other local sponsors, the ride benefits Operation Warmheart, The Idaho National Guard Family Support Fund and the Boise VA Medical Center. Approximately 770 riders helped show the patriotic colors and contributed $25,000 to these organizations. What a thrill to see those riders stretched out from horizon to horizon on Interstate 84. Thanks to Mountain Home, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Nampa, Warhawk Museum, and especially to the Idaho State Police, local police and other volunteers who gave their time to help the ride be safe and go smoothly. Thanks to the hundreds who stood along roads and on overpasses to wave and thank the riders for showing how motorcyclists care about our communities. We loved seeing you!
A positive time was had by all, and great causes (aiding military, vets, and their families when in need) were helped. Several speeches were given that told of the worthy things accomplished by these organizations our money is well spent. I agree with one negative point made, however shame on the media for not covering this event. Afraid of 700-plus bikers all in one spot?
CURTIS STODDARD, Eagle
Where was the coverage?
Monday morning comes, I read the paper, not one picture or mention of the 700-plus motorcyclists who rode from Boise to Mountain Home and then back to Nampa to the Warhawk Museum to honor our nations military. People were lined up along the route, waving and taking pictures. Pretty disappointed in the lack of reporting on this important event!
BOB HUNTLEY, Mountain Home