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With spring officially arriving on Monday, when do you normally start spring cleaning?
 Now, before it gets hot.
 Later, when it gets warmer
 When garage sale season starts
 Only if the relatives are visiting.
 Spring cleaning? What's that?

FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Missoula Children's Theater returns -- Casting call scheduled for April 3 for production of Aladdin
The world of magic returns to Mountain Home next month as Mountain Home Arts Council sponsors the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Aladdin." A casting call for children interested in being part of the musical begins at 3:45 p.m. April 3 at Mountain Home High School's Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium...
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-- Posted by farsela sotto on Fri, Mar 24, 2017, at 4:56 AM
Response by Brenda M Fincher Publisher MH News:
The Mountain Home News and our families wish to offer our condolences to the family and friends of our local fallen hero. As veterans, wives, husbands, daughters and sons of our great nations US military it it always a sad moment to hear of these losses anytime and with even greater heart ache and sorrow when it is so close to home. Rest in Peace and may your sacrifice and duty be always in our memories.

Please take a moment in the next few days to think of those brave men and women who defend our nation. MHAFB recently lost a Gunfighter in a tragic accident. This Veteran will pause everyday to remember all of them.

-- Posted by farsela sotto on Fri, Mar 24, 2017, at 4:47 AM

Who is "They". Seems impractical with all the commercial air traffic in Boise. Not to mention congestion of traffic.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Mar 22, 2017, at 6:51 PM
Response by Brenda:
In order to have the Thunderbird Team in particular you must request them in advance to appear. They themselves determine their schedule annually and grant requests. I would imagine it is probably the case with requesting anyone to appear.

The Gowen Thunder Airshow is Gowen Fields initiative and has nothing to do with MHAFB or Silver Wings. They simply wanted to have an airshow there.

Mountain Home was already planning a show in 2018 so Gowen chose 2017 to have theirs. We don't know if Gowen is planning to do one every other year.

I should of been clearer in the fact that this year and next "they" as in the events alternate. B

Does anyone know why the the air show is being held in Boise this year and not at the MHAFB?

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Wed, Mar 22, 2017, at 11:40 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher:
It was explained that they have decided to alternate the show site. Thank you

***Attention***

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

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