Kurtis Workman

Happy Easter

During the past few weeks you may have noticed the return of the “Looking Back” article in The Power County Press. Reviving this feature was a suggestion from several readers who had enjoyed the article when it was published in…

Free for another year

I bet you missed it. I will bet my entire tax refund that a majority of Idahoans completely failed to celebrate our own, private state holiday. Okay really we share the holiday with Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and Alaska, but I…

An honest day’s pay

What actually constitutes an honest day’s pay? What is an honest day’s work? Is that relationship connected to how much money is being made? There have been several disparities between workers and owners in this country. Mining companies were much…

House rules

Is nothing sacred anymore? I survived the retirement of the light brown M&M and the loss of the iron Monopoly piece, the shock of discovering Col. Mustard has been demoted to Mr. Mustard, along with the indignation of finding out…

Due diligence for a salamander

The 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln famously said “government of the people, by the people for the…” oh forget it. If you are an Idaho legislator you have stopped listening. Last week I wrote about the folly…

Hiding in plain sight

Shakespeare pondered through his character Juliet “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” As with most things in this world the opposite is also true if you care…

Sending a message

Laws are as much about the message they send as they are about curtailing or promoting a certain behavior. I think laws generally fall into one of two categories. The first are the laws that are designed to prevent or…

Let’s get physical

I am not a “math person.” I often joke that I do math well enough to know I bought a really expensive calculator. Despite my complete distaste for the subject some things have stuck with me, mainly the whole sub-subject…

Apology not necessary

I want to give myself an award that I just created 37 seconds ago. It is the Worst Sports Fan of the Year Award. As the first ever, and probably only, WSFOTY (pronounce that Was-foe-tee) winner I would like to…