Brett Crompton

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by Preston Crompton *My Mom and Robert. All joking aside, I really appreciate all the compliments I have received from friends and family on my columns. The reassurance is always welcomed. I also am going to take part of my…

Good Guys Always Win

by Preston Crompton Last week I went to the movies while staying in American Falls for a couple of days working at The Press. It was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Watching the movie I felt unsatisfied because everyone knows that…

Under His Wing

by Preston Crompton Growing up I always read my father’s columns in the paper. Coming from a newspaper family I was probably a little rebellious by not reading through the whole thing but just going straight to his columns. I…

Stealin’ rocks, and doin’ time

A Nampa man may be breaking rocks instead of stealing them after being sentenced to nine months in prison in U.S. District Court on Monday for stealing rocks from Bureau of Land Management ground. Following his release from prison he’ll…

Advertising panhandlers

It was refreshing the other day when a friend of mine who is heavy into the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation came in to discuss an ad in our newspapers for their upcoming banquet. Steve Johnson was once a businessman in…

Good for the goose, good for the gander

I found it ironic earlier this month when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of secretly removing classified documents from her staff’s computers in the middle of an oversight investigation. Feinstein has long been…

Celebrating milestones

And they said it wouldn’t last. Debbie and I celebrated our 30th anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day this past Monday. It’s one of several milestones we’ll celebrate this year. The second will be on Debbie’s birthday, May 19, when she…

Add the Words protest hits home

Gay rights activists in Idaho have been peacefully assembling on a regular basis within the halls of the Idaho Capital Building for a good part of this legislative session, without much notice or fanfare from our end of the state,…