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Thursday, June 30, 2016
How would you classify the active shooter training exercise that was held last week in Mountain Home?
 Reassuring that our officials are training for those types of events
 I don't think an active shooter event will ever occur in our community so why bother
 We need to get the entire community involved next time
 I didn't hear about the exercise until I read about it in the newspaper

County-wide burn ban takes effect on Friday
Due to the increasing fire danger conditions in Mountain Home and surrounding communities, a county-wide burn ban is set to take effect Friday. The county commissioners are expected to officially sign the order that morning, which affects all residents living in Mountain Home, the Mountain Home Rural Fire District as well as the rural fire agencies in Glenns Ferry and King Hill...
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-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Thu, Jun 30, 2016, at 10:35 AM

Was the missing hiker found or did they call off the search? I have looked on multiple news sites, haven't found anything.

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Fri, Jun 24, 2016, at 8:49 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:

thank you for your thoughts. please take your comments to the story thread where it may be followed by reference or the political corner.


thank you, Brenda

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Thu, Jun 23, 2016, at 9:02 AM

I think maybe most of the people in the WECRD voting district were voting for some sort of rec center. The fiasco caused by people with no idea about property, flood plains, building permits developer contracts etc. has been a major disappointment to most of us. Now our tax money is being spent by the thousands on things that have no affect on the majority of those voters. and the idea that WECRD is a city establishment is out of line. I don't live in the city as many of us do not but we are taxed. I really don't think, as nice as it is, that rec tax money should be spent on cheerleading, baseball, football and other school district programs. Something is not right there. As for the skate park, that's also nice and a good thing for the kids but, once again, it's not what the voters had in mind when they authorized a Rec District. I think a lot more thought needs to go into how those monies are being used.

-- Posted by goatbeard on Thu, Jun 23, 2016, at 7:50 AM

Spoke with a gentleman the other day that just moved to Mountain Home. I asked him if he had family that lived here. He replied NO. I asked, what brought you to Mountain Home? He said that he just retired from the Military from another state and was looking to retire. The cost of housing etc. where he retired was very costly. He checked another state and found the same. He googled Idaho and found that they had a Military Base in Mountain Home. He checked into the housing and found it to be VERY affordable, and a Military Hospital just down the road. They came for a visit, found a great deal on a home, and here they are. WOW what a concept. Asked him if he owned a skate board. His reply was NO.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Jun 22, 2016, at 7:23 PM

@dudewheresmycar GASP!!!! Did you just call this beautification of the downtown area UGLY?!?!

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Wed, Jun 22, 2016, at 4:05 PM

Around here we paint ugly more ugly and buy new uniforms for losing teams. The root of the problem is never addressed. Get rid of the ugly and spend some money on coaches.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Jun 22, 2016, at 12:15 PM

I apologize, I meant WECRD not WERC. Thank you.

-- Posted by Mom2thebest2kids on Wed, Jun 22, 2016, at 11:01 AM

Not to take away from the "skate park" but what would it take to get Mtn Home to build a second pool? The current one is way too over crowded and too small to accommodate everyone. When the pool is open, you can't enjoy swimming because of how crowded it is. Too many times my kids and I have been kicked and grabbed because of this. It would be nice to see the WERC spend some of that money to install another pool across town. It would be even better if it were an indoor pool because then there could be year round access and they could even offer water aerobics, etc. Either way, there needs to be a second pool. There isn't really much of anything else for our kids to do in town during the summer (that doesn't cost too much) so why not invest in the kids?

-- Posted by Mom2thebest2kids on Wed, Jun 22, 2016, at 10:58 AM

If that's true then that school board member needs to resign now.

Great we have one board member that the schools aren't good enough for and weborg that can only hack on everything BUT the schools. Glass houses and all that. But when your wife works at the paper you can do whatever you want anonymously. Nice.

-- Posted by MoHoSchoolsSuck on Fri, Jun 17, 2016, at 8:51 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher Publisher:
I guess I am confused. You are posting anonymously as we have always allowed if chosen so as well. Most commentors here do. What we do not allow is someone involving family in undeserved reference. Seems to be that your comments are projected to someone directly. Please direct them so and may I suggest you take it up where it should be and not on the community banter box. If you have a complaint take it where it belongs. If you have an issue with staff please feel free to see me at the paper. Thank you.

Just like one of the school board members will be sending his child to a Boise school this upcoming year, at least that is the word on the street!! Sad, sad day when it comes to that, don't ya think?

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Fri, Jun 17, 2016, at 1:13 PM

This isn't a political forum but a school board member can post anonymously as weborg? That seems like news to me. Is that because his wife works at the paper?

He seems to be pretty concerned about the Mayor and the city council but I've never seen him post about fifteen year old books or schools falling down around the kids. That's probably because we can just run another levy. And another. And another. And another. No ideas on how to run the schools properly? I suppose that when you're elected with 20 votes this anonymous muck stirring kind of stuff is what the public ends up with. Was that all relatives or were their some actual voters in that 20?

Funding is back to the pre crash levels so why the levys still?

Why hasn't the bond to finish phase two making the jr high into a high been run for years?

Why are the schools let go until there has to be a levy just to fix them?

Why do our teams suck and the coaches are never changed? Is it ok to show the kids that the girls basketball coach can constantly yell at the kids and lose and lose and lose and still keep his job? Can the softball coaches do the same thing? Can the volleyball coach just passively lose and keep their job? If the administration doesn't show any effort to correct these things why would the kids try to be better or even go out for a sport? Losing is ok. Losing year after year after year is not. These coaches don't have the dignity to step down so they're going to have to be replaced. Teams are the most visible example but it shows the mindset of the school board. They don't rid of bad coaches. They don't get rid of bad teachers. They don't get rid of anyone. I know, it's the superintendents fault. He works for the school board. He can't do anything without their guidance. They sit up in their high and mighty status and don't take care of anything proactively. So go ahead weborg keep posting about other peoples short coming and ignore that log in your own eye. Do you get that reference? If you do you might want to look up some others about gossiping and railing.

-- Posted by MoHoSchoolsSuck on Fri, Jun 17, 2016, at 8:39 AM

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