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Thursday, August 21, 2014
With schools back in session locally, should the city do more to keep children safe as they go to and from school?
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For his efforts to keep the community's largest yearly event running smoothly over the past 20 years, John Gross will lead this year's parade during the 54th Annual Air Force Appreciation Day celebration. Gross received the grand marshal honor during a chamber of commerce meeting Monday afternoon...
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That is my point. Why is the city funding the Airport and not the county? The city taxpayers receive no benefit from the Airport and it cost city taxpayers 100,000 dollars.

-- Posted by gmoney on Thu, Aug 21, 2014, at 12:49 PM

Good point Mr. 427539, and that is only a very small part of the issue.

This district is a disaster and they don't even have a clue that it is, that is how bad it is.

Why is this happening? Time and again people try to make a stand against these clowns and they are so oblivious, the people get frustrated and give up.

The leader and his pack know this and all they are doing is sitting happy with their fat pockets waiting for retirement!!

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Thu, Aug 21, 2014, at 10:59 AM

This school district could save quite a bit of money if they didn't pay employee's and buy the gas to mow the grass at West Elem. 3 times in the last 8 days and water it twice a day all summer long.

-- Posted by Mr.427539 on Thu, Aug 21, 2014, at 10:31 AM


Remember that Mountain Home is in Elmore County, and the entire county benefits. I would guess most of Elmore Counties tax revenues come from outside the city limits. Personally, I feel the amount of money is very small when you figure that the airport is used for fire protection as well.

And we have a new flag. WOW. It would have never happened if it were not for this banter. Nice job to those that brought it up.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Aug 21, 2014, at 7:14 AM

Glad to hear about the new flag. Sadly I don't think students say the Pledge everyday like we use to. I could be wrong but pretty sure its a thing of the past.

Or, funds just might not be there to afford a flag in each classroom, The "white house" is a pretty expensive operation here in Mountain Home. With a complete lack of concern or even the ability to run a school district.

Sad, very sad situation.....

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Wed, Aug 20, 2014, at 3:02 PM

Yea!! There is a new U.S. Flag flying at the Jr. High. Hopefully all the classrooms have flags so the kids have a visual reference when they say the Pledge.

Another question for your readers is how the taxpayers of Mountain Home benefit by the City Airport. I've driven past it for 25 years and have never entered its gates. I noticed that it cost the city $100,000 to operate it.

OPERATION FUNDS cost revenue

Airport $164,845 $52,574

I know they have some crop dusters out there but I don't think that occurs in city limits just in Elmore/Owyhee counties farm areas.

Is it just an expensive playground for a few city/county residents?

-- Posted by gmoney on Wed, Aug 20, 2014, at 2:22 PM

Sorry Brenda. I posted before I saw your post. I'm done.

-- Posted by random stranger on Tue, Aug 19, 2014, at 4:26 PM
Response by Brenda:

Here you go, mhg4316... http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statist...

A portion of the whole article is below, but let me summarize.

32 deaths by dog bite in 2013.

25 of them by Pit Bulls or 78%.

78% of all dog bite deaths committed by only 6% of the dog population. WOW!!!!

Can't defend that atrocious statistic. Guess it's just the Media, huh?

Read on mhg4316 and see how your Pit Bulls are clearly THE breed that kill and maim more than all other breeds combined.

*32 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2013. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78% (25) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.2

Together, pit bulls (25) and rottweilers (1), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 81% of the total recorded deaths in 2013. This same combination accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 9-year period of 2005 to 2013.

-- Posted by random stranger on Tue, Aug 19, 2014, at 4:24 PM

I do believe that we have determined that there are two very strong and passionate sides to the dog or to be specific the Pit Bull issue. I am sure, in fact positive that neither side is going to ever convince the other that they are right. Lets give it a rest before it gets any uglier. I thank you all for your input and food for thought for those that appreciate the thought process given from both sides. We are losing the "lets be respectful" dialogue.

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Tue, Aug 19, 2014, at 4:19 PM

If Pit Bulls are no worse then WHY are they being targeted?

Responsible Pit Bull owners who keep their dogs in control have no worries. It's the irresponsible PB owners who ruin it for you. That's life.

-- Posted by random stranger on Tue, Aug 19, 2014, at 4:10 PM


Pit bull mix attacked by kitten:

-- Posted by Moral majority on Tue, Aug 19, 2014, at 3:12 PM


One last thing.....you think this was the dog that was euthanized? of course it wasn't. This is the same exact photo KTVB used when the dog fighting ring was discovered in North Idaho a few years back. This is again a prime example on how the media portrays ALL pit bulls. Its irresponsible and hurting the breed.

-- Posted by mhg4316 on Tue, Aug 19, 2014, at 1:40 PM

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