Kurtis Workman

The tipping point

It has taken me a few days to really absorb what happened in American Falls on Saturday, Aug. 3. American Falls Days were a great success that culminated on Saturday. The excitement surrounding the many events going on around the…

Epic battle with the heat

It is quite possibly a million degrees this week. I know what your thermometer says, some puny number like 101 degrees, but that is only because the thermometer doesn’t have the guts go any higher or you have one of…

A bid overdone

If the reports are true Idaho is doing better in a lot of areas like job growth, real estate sales, population increases and so on. The state as a whole is not back to pre-recession levels, but we are starting…

Not elite enough

 Conservatives are no longer represented by individuals championing a set of values in a clash to the compromise with our counterparts on the other side. Any more the aisle dividing legislative houses is not a walkway. It is no longer…

Catching 22 hard places

Perhaps you are familiar with the term “catch 22”. “Catch 22” is the term used for a situational trap from which the person involved cannot escape without harm. The term was popularized by the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the…

Diabetics are NOT subclass citizens

Setting aside for the moment tight jeans contests and whiskey soaked tobacco, in my opinion Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has either been abducted by aliens or is ignorant in the truest sense of the word. There is a law…

Not for everyone

There are things in this life that are not for everyone: escargot, bungee jumping, watching French movies, eating raw tomatoes. There are a million things that could go on a list of things not everyone should participate in. Some of…

A reservoir within a reservoir

For those of you who have some type of investment portfolio I am sure you have heard the term “diversify”, or if you are like me and don’t really have to deal with the headaches of retirement planning you might…

A lesson poorly learned

Over the past few weeks students in the American Falls School District have been preparing for the ISAT tests and that preparation has left me with a very bad taste for our education system. As a child I remember the…

Somewhere between bona and fide

“Let’s do the Time Warp again…” or maybe we should just get stuck in the weird space between the past and the present. I find that I am a bit of an enigma because I actually forget the internet exists.…