You know you are settling in to the Boise and Idaho lifestyle when you start cycling to work.
That happened Friday after my landlord/neighbor threw down the challenge to accompany him on Bike To Work Day. It is a change soon to become a habit.
There is another change we hope will become habit for our Letters to the Editor and Reader's View authors: to begin using our online forms when composing your opinions.
Rather than sending them in via email, we're asking that you compose them on online forms found at idahostatesman.com or idahostatesman.com/opinion/.
It's easy. Click on the "Opinion" section under the main heading and select "Submit a Letter." If you click on "Readers Opinion" from the drop-down window, you'll see a column on the left where you can "Submit a Readers Opinion Piece."
Fill out the information required - and begin composing your letter or opinion piece in the field. You will be limited to our maximum length for letters (200 words) and opinion pieces (600 words).
Beginning July 1, this will be the only avenue open to readers submitting electronically. We will still accept handwritten or typed letters/opinions that adhere to length limitations, and are signed and include an address and daytime telephone number for confirmation.
We hope you will begin using our forms immediately. It will allow us to process and publish more letters in a more timely fashion.
We are also evaluating our online Comments section following stories. We're considering ways to register comments, which right now are allowed to be anonymous.
Let us know what you think of our proposed changes and feel free to advise us on other adjustments to the Opinions page.
Ehlert is the Statesman's editorial page editor.