Letter to the Editor

Reader feels fortunate to live in Mountain Home

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dear Editor,

I feel very fortunate to live in Mountain Home. It is a fantastic small town and a place we enjoy. There are so many people that call this place home and they are connected to people all over the world. Mountain Home is connected to history. The Oregon Trail, the ranches and mining and the history of people who settled here So many people of other countries who make up the population. Heroes from defending our country and the people who defend it now; military, firefighters, medical professionals, churches, ranchers and farmers. So many people working together. The artists and writers who try to improve our community.

For the size of our town we have a fantastic park system. Crazee Dayz and Air Force Appreciation Day, the Daniel Dopps Rodeo, biking and all kinds of sports are enjoyed in our parks. Outdoor concerts and all kinds of family activities are here. Many people helped, but Stan Franks had a vision of many of these things. I remember coming home at 10 o'clock at night seeing Stan setting water to try to get a park started and then the next morning at 6 a.m. seeing him watering again. We have so many good things and good people here. The museum, Chamber of Commerce, service organizations, Search and Rescue, law enforcement, so many groups that I know I'm forgetting. Great classes and activities through the city's Parks and Recreation programs. And the list goes on...A really great place to be.

Dan Gillies