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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Drivers urged to use caution while traveling on the interstate and state highways due to winter road conditions. Multiple slideoffs and accidents were reported on I-84 with most of the incidents happening between Mountain Home and Boise.
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The Street Department would like to ask residents if they see the city dump trucks and loader coming down your street if you could please move your cars from the side of the road so they can remove the snow. The Street crew is trying to make it to all areas of town as fast as possible and this would ensure they are able to do a more thorough job on your street.

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Wed, Jan 11, 2017, at 6:44 AM

Please, before you decide to travel, check the road conditions by visiting the link below. As we all know, we've received a huge amount of snow followed by some high winds and low temperatures. This has created for some unfavorable traveling conditions. If you do not have to travel, we urge you to stay put. Road crews will be out trying to make the roads safe again. Thanks you. Think safety first. http://hb.511.idaho.gov/#roadReports?tim...

POST COMING FROM ELMORE CO SHERIFF DEPT.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THE INFO. BE SAFE.

I would also say to all the men & women gathering and sharing information and those out in these dreadful elements have my upmost respect and thanks for helping and assisting in all that you do. THANK YOU & BE SAFE.

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Sun, Jan 8, 2017, at 8:37 AM

To those that came out and helped me BOTH times I got stuck on Partridge and Laurel, thank you so much for caring!!! You are awesome!

-- Posted by McCallumS on Thu, Jan 5, 2017, at 4:44 PM

With over nine inches of snow so far in Elmore county, and still more storm warnings, most everyone is snowed in. Hope everyone will stay warm and safe.

-- Posted by Michael Sepehri on Wed, Jan 4, 2017, at 6:30 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher:
You too. Stay warm & safe as well. It has been a day for sure. Thank you!

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. I am also aware that we have some very difficult loss and injuries over the last several days affecting our community this morning. Please know that I send our condolences, love and prayers in this difficult time. I wish we could say or do more but know you are all in our thoughts. Brenda

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Tue, Dec 27, 2016, at 9:24 AM

Hat's off the wonderful owner of Bee Dashing Consignment Boutique. This morning, on her own, she started a fundraiser for a grandmother who has stepped up to care for the most beautiful 18 month old child caught up in a bad situation. This community came together with cash, clothing donations, gift cards and lots of love and respect for someone they don't even know. Happy Holidays Mountain Home you can make a difference every day.

-- Posted by ??ReallyPeople on Fri, Dec 23, 2016, at 5:49 PM

Merry Christmas to all our family, friends, neighbors and our hometown community of Mountain Home. The Mountain Home News will be closed Monday as part of our Christmas weekend. Be safe and have a beautiful holiday. Thank you, B

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Fri, Dec 23, 2016, at 12:14 PM

Karen Martin,

I think the paper has been losing readers for the last few years, maybe they are just waiting for it to vanish into the sunset.

-- Posted by McCallumS on Thu, Dec 22, 2016, at 3:37 AM

I am disappointed as I have the managing editor (Bryan Corban) on red ord admitting that the Mountain Home News does not pursue investigative journalism. What the hell do they do anyway? Apparently, not journalism.

-- Posted by KarenMartin on Thu, Dec 22, 2016, at 2:56 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
Thank you for your comments but let me clarify. Brian Orban is my editor at the Mountain Home News, no we do not have an investigative reporter to follow up on references made without reliable sources and supporting documentation but the incident referenced in particular was in 2012 in which we did cover to inform our readers of a situation of a teacher from Mountain Home. He was on Administrative leave. The allegations and subsequent disposition were of a resident of Eagle, and a Boise incident and Ada county charges. We do not always have the access to the court records we do here for followup due to logistics nor would we in all cases in this instance out of county. As most are aware there can be a great lull in the flow of information when it come to arrest, court proceeding and final dispositions of any criminal charge. The process can be long and the outcomes variable. I am very proud of the amount of area and flow of information my staff of two in editorial provide. Hope this finds you well and happy. Merry Christmas

As an example, the MH news neglected follow up on Grant Bothen: a middle school teacher charged with sexual misconduct, at least. As an example, I can do a search on the MH news website and I come up with one result for Grant Bothen, unrelated to his charges. I can do a search of my own name and come up with 80+ results. I was a mere writer and am more newsworthy than a child sexual predator in the schools at a time when my children were in middle school in Mountain Home. When will you hold the school and press accountable for sharing this information with the public?

-- Posted by KarenMartin on Thu, Dec 22, 2016, at 1:26 AM

I would not say you are hearing the news as it happens in Mountain Home. Please check other reliable sources first.

-- Posted by KarenMartin on Thu, Dec 22, 2016, at 1:08 AM

Schools sending students door to door to collect money for playground equipment? Really.. Not only is it irresponsible and dangerous, but surely from the sounds of this thread, there are greater needs.

On another note fellow Homers, there's a kerfuffle brewing about 45 miles away that we should be all over. Appears to be a smattering of unrest over some noise in Boise over the possibility of some F-35s being located out at Gowen. Evidently some local residents don't feel like the local mayor or city council members are listening to their concerns for the noise impact on their ears, sleep and property values. Several are suggesting that the whole idea be relocated to Mtn.Home.

Sounds like a marvelous opportunity to me, don't you? Perhaps our fine mayor might act on it.

-- Posted by Jonathon Fredericks on Sat, Dec 10, 2016, at 7:35 AM

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