THANK YOU ...
... to highway district
Kudos go out to the Ada County Highway District for installing a blinking yellow left turn light on Gowen and Eisennman roads. This great change will save our company hundreds of gallons of gas with the limited wait time now. It also increases our productivity as employees in our company. The reduction on pollution while idling will benefit everyone as well.
A job well done highway district. Goes to show that good things take time.
Thanks from all us users.
JIM CLARK, Boise
... to people who cared
For the past couple of months I've landed in the hospital I think four times, due to epilepsy and a broken down immunity system that made me super sick when the Norovirus was going around.
I wanted to take a few minutes to thank the people that came to my rescue the past few weeks. The firemen, the ambulance team, the 911 operator who stayed on the phone until they got to my apartment. The nurses, doctors and the two girls out front who check you in - I had a seizure in front of them before I could tell them why I was there. All these people have treated me with the greatest of respect at St. Luke's. I am in your debt for the professional, courteous and fantastic professionals all of you were when I needed it the most.
Special thanks to the 911 operator who stayed on the phone while I laid on the floor, and she stayed on until help arrived. It gave me a great sense of comfort.
... to police officers
Early last week, the Idaho Statesman published a story about a high-speed chase. The police chased a man who stole a car. They finally had to Taser the man to arrest him.
I just want to say thank you to our Nampa policemen and all of our other policemen. They are the ones out there risking life and limb to keep us safe at home, at school and on the road. Police officers deserve our thanks more often than we give it to them.
Thank you police officers of the Treasure Valley for keeping me and all of us safe!
ALEXIA TOUCHSTONE, Eagle, sophomore, Cole Valley Christian School
... to honest customer
After coming down from my "sale bargain shopper" adrenaline high, I realized I left my iPad in my shopping cart at JoAnn's on Milwaukee on April 6.
It had been over an hour since I had driven out of the parking lot. I quickly called the store. An honest, compassionate customer had found it and brought it into the store and it was waiting for me at the counter.
I want to thank that person very much. I love my iPad and would be totally lost without it. Besides finding a terrific sale on yarn that day, my faith in my fellow crafty person was renewed. Thank you.
VICKIE WINKEL, Boise
... to Boise VA staff
The April 5, 2013 political cartoon criticized the Veterans Administration. The cartoon indicated that the Veterans Administration is slow at processing patients.
That may be true in other states. It is not true with the Boise Veterans Administration. I receive excellent medical care at the Boise facility. The doctors, nurses, and staff are professional and appointments are timely.
Thank you Boise VA.
GENE GRAY, Vietnam Marine, Payette
No room for more dogs
Why is the Humane Society in Boise always bringing more animals here from California and the Northwest?
We are always asked to support the shelter and are reminded that it is our community that creates the animal overpopulation in our area. That is no longer true.
I am strongly against bringing pit bulls from southwestern Idaho to Boise. They should be euthanized immediately and not allowed to be adopted out into the community that is already overpopulated with cats and dogs. I don't feel it would be safe to trust a bunch of dogs that were being raised and trained to fight.
JIM MCDAID, Boise
I am a retired natural resource specialist with six years of college and more than 40 years of experience. As such, I can tell you that the only way to solve our cheatgrass and weed problem is to remove domestic livestock from the land and restore fire to its proper place in our various ecosystems!
Cheatgrass and the various weeds are of Mediterranean origin and were not created with, nor did they evolve with fire. This makes them very susceptible to it!
Removal of domestic livestock and three consecutive burnings will see these problems losing the battle with native plants!
Look to the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area in Hells Canyon for an excellent example of this treatment! World-class native plant communities with no cheatgrass or weeds!
Buy grazing rights from family ranches on a one-time basis at a fair price and then get started on the restoration of our native plant communities!
ODOS LOWERY, Boise