Letters to the Editor

Restraint needed in rights issues

National politics affect us all. State politics affect us if we live in West Virginia. County politics affect us if we live within that county. City politics affect us if we live within that city. To criticize, if we live outside the voting district, is to cause conflict for ...

National cover-up needs probed

I have long accepted the fact that the Inter-Mountain is a conservative Republican newspaper. That is it’s right and as a more-or-less liberal Democrat I frequently find myself in disagreement with its editorial page. The editorial in the May 15 edition, however, crossed the line between ...

Group was about special rights

Wow! There were three letters in the April 29 paper that I want to mention. Nothing commands attention from someone like a good letter to the editor in the newspaper. When you hang someone’s dirty laundry in their front yard, you can count on getting their attention. I’m referring, of ...

A hundred days of pure failure

Recently, Trump has passed his “100 Days” mile marker, a traditional form of measuring how well a new president performs that dates all the way back to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presidents of the last several decades had been gauged based on this “honeymoon” stage of their first term, to ...

Human Rights Commission would have been good step

In two recent issues of The Inter-Mountain, there were letters to the editor regarding a proposed Human Rights Commission ordinance for the city of Elkins. Unfortunately, they both had numerous inaccuracies. It is disappointing that legislation that would have reflected our city’s commitment ...

West Virginia, nation needs look forward, not backward

The thing that angers me about most West Virginians, from a low-class citizen like myself to Sen. (Joe) Manchin, whether they be Democrat or Republican, is that they are constantly going on and on about how important coal is. But why is it so important? You say, “Because it’s the cheapest ...

Liberalism continues to plague our country

In response to Ryan Fern’s letter in The Inter-Mountain, I happened to notice he left out one important detail — Gov. Jim Justice’s unpaid taxes. When they announced Justice had won the election, I was surprised. I travel the road one day a week visiting customers, and in the course of a ...

Humane Society gives thanks for great support

On behalf of the Randolph County Humane Society, I would like to thank the loyal RCHS supporters and dinner patrons who attended our sixth annual “Spay-ghetti” dinner fundraiser held at the Phil Gainer Community Center on Feb. 25. All profits from the event will directly support our ...

We wouldn’t be us without you!

Catholic Charities West Virginia has many offices throughout the state and most of those offices rely on volunteers to help provide the services needed for the community. The CCWVa Elkins Office is no exception. We have over 30 volunteers every month who allow us to provide food and ...

NWTF banquet a success

The Tygart Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (a nonprofit organization) recently hosted its 21st annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Gandy Dancer Theatre in Elkins. Each year, thousands of NWTF members and volunteers flock to the banquet halls across North America to ...

Rally has no place at monument

There is a political rally scheduled for April 29 at the All Veteran’s Monument. Mike House, the organizer of the rally, states that it is to honor President Trump’s 100th day in office as well as our country and veterans. The inclusion of “our country and veterans” is just fluff to ...

Pet overpopulation solution is at hand

Pet homelessness is a serious and costly problem in West Virginia. Each year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters costing West Virginia taxpayers approximately $10 million per year. These animals are euthanized not because they are old, sick or not cute enough — ...

Group thankful for local efforts

Elkins Church Women United want to thank the Elkins Ministerial Association members for leading the ecumenical worship services during Holy Week. We also would like to thank the musicians for sharing their talents, First Church of Christ for hosting us each day, Davis Medical Center for ...

Protection not wasteful spending

Most likely, your dictionary will define the words “a one-track mind” as intentionally focusing on a single subject to a degree that probably also meets the definition of obsession. I’m referring, of course, to Mr. Lloyd Price’s letter to the editor in the April 1 edition of The ...

Loughry gives thanks for visit

Last week, I had the distinct honor of bringing the Legal Advancement for West Virginia Students (ALAWS) program to my Tucker County home. This program allowed the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia to partner with local lawyers, teachers and community leaders to educate young West ...

Activism is alive, well in Highlands

Since the November election, citizen activism has surged. Nationwide, thousands of groups of neighbors are meeting to learn about people power. In December, former congressional aides published an activism handbook called “The Indivisible Guide,” which has been downloaded over a million ...

Council shouldn’t take up rights issue

It does the heart good to see someone like Mike House stand up and speak out against the pseudo rights protectors (Elkins City Council) who, on Friday, March 24, declared they are merely protecting the rights of all peoples by drafting these unenforceable resolutions and ordinances, or in this ...

A thank-you to West Virginia

I am moving to Baltimore April 22. I am leaving a love note to West Virginia here: Dear West Virginia, I am leaving but I wanted to depart with a final message. Thank you for letting me find myself here. I am a kinder and less judgmental person for knowing you. Thank you for letting me ...

Water quality is a big concern

Concerned about your water quality and availability and with the proposed 42 inch methane Atlantic Coast Pipeline proposed to cross West Virginia? You should be, the EPA is. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protections is requesting comments from the public. The deadline is April ...

Proposed body just isn’t needed

When you see and hear the catch words “inclusive” and “diversity” you can be sure the special rights of the LGBTQ community and the furtherance of the liberals’ agenda is being discussed. As I read the proposed city policy for the formation of a human rights commission, these catch ...