Letters to the Editor

Turney letter: Ammon Bundy

I’ve been following the story of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and have a suggestion for its leader, Ammon Bundy. I suggest when you next want to promote your cause, you occupy the town of Emmett, Idaho. That’s right; your hometown. The place your wife, your children, your neighbors, your friends and the rest of your community enjoy life. I’m sure your sympathizers will rush to take up arms and join you. Your town should bear the brunt of this occupation. Never again show up uninvited in another community in another state and threaten that community’s well-being just to further your cause. Do it in your own backyard.

Letters to the Editor

Affleck letter: Thank you

On Monday, Jan. 25, while driving to school, my 16-year-old son was involved in a car accident on Meridian Road. I was just outside Mountain Home on my way to Utah when I got the phone message from my husband, who was at work. I called my son to make sure he was OK (he was very shook up and sounded like he was freezing), and then said a prayer that he would be fine and wouldn’t freeze to death. Next, I called a friend to help him out, and then continued on to Provo where my daughter was in labor (she delivered that night). I returned home on Saturday to find that a “good Samaritan” had helped direct traffic around the accident and also left his down coat draped over my son’s shoulders. I am beyond grateful to this “good Samaritan” who answered my prayers and good friends who helped my son in our time of need. Please get in touch with us — we would love to return your coat.

Letters to the Editor

Tannenholz letter: Refuge takeover

The occupation of the wildlife sanctuary in Oregon needs to come to an end. First Amendment rights to freedom of expression and peaceful protests ended for those militia people when they took up arms and threatened people who came onto the refuge with opposing points of views. The four remaining who are holed up in a building need to be arrested and go through the court system. But then people have died for minor causes, whether it be suicide or killed by others. Calling those militia people heroes is ridiculous. Calling law enforcers malicious is ridiculous, too.