Letters to the Editor

Think, ask before you give money

It’s sad how our society has turned out, with so many people out there scamming others for money. Most of us would reach into our pockets to help when someone is in need. I ask, before you give, please question and check into the situation. Make sure the help is needed and the said person and ...

‘Alternate facts’ being sold to us

If you read the big city West Virginia newspapers you could not fail to be aware of the opinion pieces that have been published by Anne E. Blankenship. You would think the oil and gas industry was a charity, providing jobs, industrial development and free trips to Las Vegas. The central theme ...

Republicans the cause of woes

I have very strong reasons why I never felt that I could trust a Republican president, or a Republican-controlled Congress, Senate or Supreme Court. Those reasons being that their track record is appalling. What is it that political Republicans always seem to want to do? For the last several ...

Plan is a death sentence to many

If the GOP gets their bill passed as it is written, then God have mercy on the poor and disabled. Cutting out meals on wheels,money to help pay for things like fuel for heat, electric, etc. This is a death sentence for the poor and disabled. To cut Medicaid is also a death sentence for even ...

ACLU creates own brand of justice

I wish to express my opinion on the comments made by Mr. Cohen of the ACLU and the actions he has taken against former chief Cross and the Elkins Police Department. Mr. Cohen, you say you are “shocked” by the content in a memo written by Cross. What I find shocking is how the structural ...

Clean-up effort slated for April 1

Melodee Price, with Elkins Make it Shine, has coordinated numerous clean-ups scheduled for Saturday April 1 beginning at 10 a.m. This will kick off “West Virginia Make it Shine” which is celebrated the first two weeks of April. Melodee is currently in the process of recruiting ...

Officials should fight alcohol sales change

This letter is a plea to church officials and educators in the county to come out against changing the state law concerning alcohol being sold closer to our schools and churches. I cannot understand our Elkins city officials even considering such a thing. Don’t they realize that alcohol is ...

Toughman contest helps EHS athletics

The Toughman Competition was a rounding success, and first and foremost, I want to thank West Virginia Sports Promotions for choosing Elkins High School as a worthy venue for this event. It takes a lot of effort and support to organize an event like this, from local, regional and state ...

Residents get chance to ‘Make it Shine’

Elkins Make it Shine and Generation Randolph are looking for volunteers to clean up areas in Elkins April 1 beginning at 10 a.m. This will kick off “West Virginia Make it Shine” which is celebrated in the first two weeks of April. Here are the six areas in which you can choose to ...

Pipeline raises issues

Natural gas is 95 percent methane and extremely flammable. It is a vapor, not a liquid. Methane is colorless, odorless, tasteless and nearly 100 percent combustible. It is too expensive to add the safety odorants tert-butylthiol and mercaptan to the high-speeding vapor, adding the rotten egg ...

Jump Rope for Heart a fundraising success

On Saturday, March 4, Midland Elementary School had its 19th annual Jump Rope for Heart and 73 students were successful in raising $4,634.76. Cole Lambert was the top fundraiser with $1,150. He received a $50 gift certificate from Elkins Wal-Mart and a free movie pass from Elkins Cinema 8 for ...

Changing standards may hurt education

The state Legislature is proposing to change education standards again — the fourth time in four years. As a parent of a student in Upshur County, I want my daughter to get a solid education and these changes concern me for many reasons. Not only is there no continuity for students and ...

Much land for hunters

This letter is in response to the editorial letter that was submitted to The Inter-Mountain by Mr. Robert Phillips and printed on March 4. I agree with Mr. Phillips that more land has been leased out to hunting clubs than ever before and to be a member of one of these elite hunting clubs ...

We need to save our great nation

I’m going to borrow a theme from one of my favorite movies of all time, “Field Of Dreams.” I’ll explain further in a minute. Starting at early dawn on Nov. 9, 2016, the Democrats began strategizing because they knew they had a problem, a two-pronged problem actually. Firstly, the ...

Sutton defends election procedures

In Saturday’s Inter-Mountain, Merllene Yorkey, a candidate for 1st Ward council member in Tuesday’s 2017 Elkins Municipal Election, expresses concern that “early voting ballots have all been placed in one box (even though the city has five wards).” The reason all early voting ballots ...

Homestead needs your help

Greetings to all from the members of the Tygart Valley Homestead Association, and the communities of Dailey, Valley Bend and East Dailey. We are all certainly pleased with the recent decision by the Randolph County Board of Education to give us some time to work together to find funding for the ...

Dusenbury, others can make difference

I never had any reason to question the way financial matters were handled by Elkins City Council until the 2002 Silvester Drive paving and drainage runoff disastrous fiasco, which directly affected me. To the day, 15 years later, the only drainage that has and ever will occur on this utter ...

An open letter to the citizens of Elkins

Our city is faced with many issues. However, we all can agree nothing is more important than an election process that is without question. Councilwoman Linda Vest has called to attention the manner in which officials at City Hall are managing the current process. Mrs. Vest felt strongly ...

Chenoweth, Parker deserving of support

It is excellent to see The Inter-Mountain promoting participation in the Elkins city election Tuesday. But we are confused by two of their endorsements. We agree with The Inter-Mountain that we need “public officials who aren’t afraid to tackle tough issues.” That’s why we disagree ...

Decline in hunting has many causes

In answer to Mr. Cobb’s question, “Why there is a decline of hunters?” There are several reasons. No. 1 is leasing of land to clubs. No. 2 is posting of land. No. 3 is the cost of guns and ammo. If you can find it. Last year, a local sporting goods store was asking more than $20 for a ...