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Again I will say you have asked some great questions we need to ponder. I'll do the legwork to get some anwsers if you wish. All I ask is you write down your questions and concerns in a neat and organized 1.2.3. type format here. I'll go to the City and County to see what they say. I'll then put the answers right back here for all to see. Believe there is a City Council Meeting tonight and Monday is the usual day for the County Commissioners to meet.



-- Posted by bondyweb on Mon, Jan 12, 2015, at 8:05 AM


Great question, what type of business does the city really want. Has there ever been any type of poll that the city did to find out what we, as a community can support? Maybe they have and I wasn't living here at the time. And if we know what we can support why isn't the city going after that instead of shooting for the moon on a certain amount of employment. I mean a place with just 80 jobs would help out. Do we really need to start with a company that says they can supply 600 jobs? I don't think we as a community could support that but maybe something a little scaled down might be a great beginning. And I may be completely wrong and the city has tried, but how hard have they tried?

-- Posted by joker76 on Sun, Jan 11, 2015, at 11:57 AM

I'm not looking to get into any kind of internet arguments either Mr. Bondy. Just wanting to raise some questions for people. The community of Mtn. Home should be aware of what is going on. Nothing to do with politics here, just a concerned citizen. I love this town but when certain opportunities pass us by it is very frustrating.

-- Posted by joker76 on Sun, Jan 11, 2015, at 11:47 AM

Regarding the packing plant, I was told (unoffically) that the lack of good water wells was the reason.

-- Posted by Mr.427539 on Sat, Jan 10, 2015, at 11:02 AM


I find it kind of funny about how many businesses get passed on. There was an individual that told me there were something like 400 new business inquiries a month to the city, I asked for proof and I was told to call the city planning office, they will give the proof. If we are passing on that many a month,which I find very hard to believe, then what does this city want in it? The city needs to open the flood gates and let some new business in from outside!!

-- Posted by kelz5150 on Fri, Jan 9, 2015, at 3:39 PM

Hi joker76:

You brought up some very good points and questions to ponder about Mtn Home. I am curious as to why you would say talking to City and/or County decision makers isn't the right place to start your quest.

I'm am not lloking to get into a public fight or internet crazy argument on these boards...and I refuse to do so. Just a friendly question.



-- Posted by bondyweb on Fri, Jan 9, 2015, at 12:21 PM

So Kuna gets the meat packing plant? Wasn't that supposed to come to Mountain Home? Why can't this city get these types of business? What exactly went wrong? Are we not educated enough as stated in an editorial? Infrastructure can't support it? Did the city drop the ball? Are the people trying to bring business to Mountain Home educated enough? Or maybe they still are relying too much on the Air Force Base. Does anyone have an answer to any of these questions? (and going to a city hall meeting isn't the answer) If we want to keep this community and "SUPPORT LOCAL JOE" then come on City leaders. Put your big boy/girl pants on and get it done. I know its easier said than done, but how many businesses have passed this community over? I'm sure plenty. We've had one big business come in and that was what 5 years ago? I'm not sure when Marathon opened but that has been the biggest thing for jobs this town has seen in years. Who ever is in charge of getting jobs and business here really needs to get it done or maybe the city needs to find someone competent enough to get it done.

-- Posted by joker76 on Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 6:45 PM
Response by Brian Orban, Mountain Home News:
Thank you for your question. The Mountain Home News is working to gather information regarding this issue and hope to have complete coverage in the Jan. 14 edition of the newspaper.

I just heard on CNN that they are afraid to post any drawings of Mohamed because of threats. Yet they post drawings of pencils vs swords. How hypocritical can a news agency get. All news agencies cnn, fox, msnbc, cbs and Al Jaazera including MHN should be printing these drawings until the Muslim community agrees that its a human right. If not, then you give the terrorist a win.

-- Posted by gmoney on Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 12:38 PM

Hi goatbeard & MsMarylin:

Thanks for the info. I'm happy the gravle pit is gone and replaced by the most awesome Legacy Park. MsMarylin...I'll join that facebook community you mentioned.



-- Posted by bondyweb on Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 10:03 AM

Tim.....yup, Legacy used to be a gravel pit. all the subdivisions surrounding it were swamp and wetlands as well. Years ago kids used to ride horses in that area and bring home buckets of goldfish caught in the ponds that used to be there. Don't know how they dried it up but the only pond left is the one in the park. Heading North from 3rd street you can still find cattails growing in the left side of the path. I think maybe these days the laws pertaining to wetlands might have kept all those subs from ever being built there.

-- Posted by goatbeard on Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 9:24 AM


Join "I'm from Mountain Home Idaho" on face book there's a lot of long time Mountain Home Residents there and they post a lot of pictures.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Jan 7, 2015, at 3:46 PM


You kind of miss my point. Shell oil does not own all the Shell stations etc. etc. The Shell station on Airbase Rd. (Jacksons) is owned by John Jackson. He owns probably somewhere around 50 of these stations. The Maverick is owned by private individuals that also own other Mavericks throughout the valley. Hawley's is owned by Herb Hawley. He owns this single station. Hiler Bros. is owned by the Hiler family. They own this single station. Can you maybe see the difference?

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Wed, Jan 7, 2015, at 12:33 PM

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