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Troop 57 from Mountain Home earned top honors in an overall competition among Boy Scouts during the 69th Annual Camp Wilson Camporee, which wrapped up on Sunday. Good crowds enjoyed excellent weather as troops representing communities across southern Idaho gathered at the Boy Scout jamboree site between Pine and Featherville to participate in this year's camp...
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So, why are the WECRD Directors being recalled???

-- Posted by Albert Clement on Tue, Apr 26, 2016, at 2:17 PM

Because some uninformed people DON'T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR TAX DOLLARS!!!!

-- Posted by Mr.427539 on Wed, Apr 27, 2016, at 10:26 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher-Publisher:
TAKE IT TO THE POLITICAL CORNER! thank you, B

So, why are the WECRD Directors being recalled???

-- Posted by Albert Clement on Tue, Apr 26, 2016, at 2:17 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
Please take it to the political forum. Thank you, B

WECRD RECALL OF BOARD: The initial 20 signatures needed to start the recall have been turned in to Barb Steele, Clerk of Court. They have been sent to the PA for review. They will then be returned to the Clerk of Court. The elections office states they may be available tomorrow (4/26 Tuesday) through a request for public information.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Apr 25, 2016, at 7:10 PM

Anyone know if it is true that a petition has been started to recall the current WECRD board? Maybe MHN can do a report on what is going on and who is leading the effort to undo the will of the people.

-- Posted by Old guy on Fri, Apr 22, 2016, at 6:25 PM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
We did ask some questions and were able to confirm that inquires have been made to the court house with no other information available. There is nothing official as in a submission.

Dudewheresmycar,

You could submit a poll question that is meaningful. There is a link on the right side of the page to do that.

-- Posted by Old guy on Fri, Apr 15, 2016, at 4:56 AM

Again I have to ask, WHO comes up with the brilliant poll questions? We are in Mountain Home, the capital of single moms. What in the world do you think?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Fri, Apr 8, 2016, at 6:28 PM

Kudos to the Elmore County Sheriffs Department. Great job guys!!!

-- Posted by Albert Clement on Thu, Apr 7, 2016, at 9:17 AM

I just have to thank everyone who got involved in the repair of S18th between American Legion and 12th st. The edges have been repaired and my experience is people are no longer driving down the middle of the road. A really good job too.......those patches should last for a really long time. The holes were dug out, compacted, patched and rolled. I'm sure dome kind of bad experience for someone has been prevented..........Thanks again!!!

-- Posted by goatbeard on Sat, Apr 2, 2016, at 8:33 AM

Brenda, thanks for the answer.......Tim......thanks for taking the time. The average Joe doesn't get answers or action, but let the media step in. The talk about grants and easements are not what that was about. Didn't need a rebuild. Just fix the edges that are worn and losing about three feet of roadway. It's fixed up and passable......took maybe two men and half a day. There is a high probability that this work will prevent a sideswipe or worse yet, head on collision, in the middle of town no less. Thanks again!!

-- Posted by goatbeard on Sat, Mar 19, 2016, at 8:16 AM

Just can't figure out why 18st between American Legion and 12th is so badly neglected. The edges on both sides are just rotting away and nothing but large potholes. People are driving in the middle of the road to stay away from them. So many projects have been undertaken on the towns streets but this one is always bypassed. High time something was done about it.

-- Posted by goatbeard on Mon, Mar 14, 2016, at 9:15 AM
Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, MHNews:
Tim took the question to the city council meeting last night and the Mayor did read it on the floor. This is a portion of the response and resulting conversation:

The Answer:

According to city employees, the solution to the poor condition of South 18th Street is complex. The paving of the street has been looked at for the past few years.

What makes the paving project so complex is that grant money is involved. In addition, the city must acquire the right-of-way from about 17 different individuals and get them to donate their right-of-way to the city.

Gene Palmer, the head of the city streets department, said South 18th Street is one of the first places they start filling potholes each year.

Wayne Shepherd, the Mountain Home Public Works Director indicated the paving project could start as early as 2017 but may be pushed to 2018.

Tim Bondy, Staff Writer

Mountain Home News

I encourage readers to take their questions to your elected officials. It may help open informative dialogue. B

Please address your comments on the WECRD to the appropriate thread. That would be:

http://www.mountainhomenews.com/story/22...

or the political forum where it too is being discussed. Thank you.

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Thu, Mar 3, 2016, at 9:04 AM

What I would like to know from the new WERCD is why have you not posted for the new director yet? by Open Meeting Law you are required to fill that position within 60 day of the resignation of a board member that time is almost up. Second I would like to know if Art voted for the donation to the High School Football team since he is friends with the coach and will he be voting on a potential donation to the High School Softball team since his daughter plays on the JV team and he has been real active with the off season practices. To me these two instances scream of FAVORITISM for his friends and family. If he were to recuse himself from voting on those than the district wont have the required quorum since they no longer have at least 2 thirds of the directors available to vote on the issue.

-- Posted by werborg on Wed, Mar 2, 2016, at 10:09 AM

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