Brett Crompton

One year and counting

People tend to put a lot of emphasis and celebration, or just the opposite of celebration, on certain occasions each year. There are those who celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and other special events, while they might try to ignore others, like…

Right things happen at the right time

Preston wrote in his column last week about the right things happening at the right time, something I’ve probably covered over the years in abundance. There are certain moments in life that transcend the usual, everything from an engagement (like…

No more prayer circles

I don’t know whether I feel guiltier because my friends were concerned I was going to die or because my family thought the same thing. It’s also even more embarrassing because for the first two months after I suffered the…

Back by Popular Demand*

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…