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Letters to the Editor

Reader: Patriotic parallel precarious

We readers can understand that an attempt to bring our community together was made in the article, dated Jan. 16, 2021, on the front page of the Inter-Mountain, titled, “Local Attorney Sees Modern Parallel to Historic Battle.” This attempt, however well-meaning, really falls flat for ...

Vaccination clinic staff praised

My husband and I attended the COVID vaccine inoculation for ages 70+ on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The process was flawless. The persons taking care of us were friendly. Hats off to them and to the Randolph-Elkins Health Department. We’re fortunate to live in our Elkins community. Vickie ...

Scene at Capitol was disturbing

Jan. 6, as I was watching what was going on at our Capitol, I got sick at my stomach to see people storming into our house, wanting to stop Vice President Pence and others who were doing what is in our Constitution to certify Joe Biden’s win. I thought back to when I was a solider, what I ...

Socialism vs. Conservatism?

Of course Mr. Price is entitled to his opinion. However he should make sure his opinion is formed by the truth rather than what he hears on some media platform which has its own agenda. It is sad to see that, just as other great societies, destruction is not coming from without but from ...

Reader offers satiric viewpoint

I’m so glad we are finally getting rid of Donald Trump. It has been a tortuous four years of his ridiculous attempts to Make America Great Again. What are the biggest sins committed? I know a couple of them. A popular one is building the border wall. It takes a big crass mentality to pull ...

Manchin, Capito and Miller lauded

Friends of Blackwater is congratulating West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Capito, and Congressperson Carol Miller, for including the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Designation Act in the year-end legislative package. The New River Gorge will become the 63rd National ...

Veterans Memorial supporters appreciated

With such an abnormal year that 2020 has been I would like to recognize those individuals and business that stepped up even more this year to do what had to be done to support the All Veterans Memorial in Elkins. To maintain social distancing, our veteran organizations (H. W. Daniels Post ...

Reader: America is not a dictatorship

Trump is not man enough to take his loss and move on. He continues to lie to the American people about losing. Trump, you got beat and fired by American voters. Pack your golf clubs and go to Florida, where you spent one whole year of your term trying to play golf. We are not Russia, we ...

Should ATVs be allowed on city streets?

A copy of an email sent to all Elkins City Council members: With regards to the ATVs ordinance currently in front of city council. I want to oppose such ordinance whole-heartedly for several reasons and ask council several questions related to their thinking about and decisions concerning ...

United Way kickoff auction a success

Thanks to the Randolph County community, the United Way of Randolph County has added $18,755 towards their $100,000 campaign goal with their annual campaign kickoff auction. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Roys RV, which has continued to be our lead sponsor for the ...

Reader discusses COVID controversies

I am so glad that all those celebrities from Hollywood and our great leaders in Washington and across the nation took their vaccination with the press pushing cameras in their face. “See there folks; it didn’t hurt at all. If I can do it you can do it. Hurry and get your shot!” Cheap ...

Healthcare leaders endorse vaccine

An open letter to West Virginians from WV Healthcare Leaders: We trust the COVID-19 vaccine West Virginia has experienced landmark days in the pandemic response this past week as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine. As we ...

Assistance program losing support

Our church recently learned Helping Hands in Elkins will be losing all assistance from the United Way in Elkins. This is a concern because Helping Hands is a small local assistance program that provides immediate assistance to those in need. Helping Hands does not replace other assistance ...

Meeting a true hero

Chuck Yeager was a personal hero of mine growing up and a big reason as to why I later joined the U.S Air Force and served my country for 20 years. I learned about him in school here in Elkins and how he was from West Virginia. I could not believe he was such a great person and that he was ...

Distance learning needs to stay in place

As many are already aware, on Nov. 17 the Randolph County Board of Education made the decision to end distance learning. According to the article printed in The Inter-Mountain on Nov. 19, 1,006 students are enrolled in distance learning and 326 of these students are failing at least one ...

Wimer Stadium plans need to be transparent

To EHS alumni, former athletes, band members, cheer squads and all that have utilized Wimer Stadium: I have waited for someone to question the deceitful and non-transparent information and events surrounding the namesake of former Coach Frank Wimer and our football stadium. It seems to me ...

Mayoral candidate discusses ATVs

Dear residents of Elkins: I am taking this opportunity to introduce myself as candidate for mayor in the next City Election March 2, 2021. I have been attending city council and committee meetings regularly to become familiar with current business, issues and concerns. One issue that ...

Thankful for what they had

This is the eve of Thanksgiving and I just wanted to share some thoughts of a Thanksgiving day in Vietnam. I joined 2nd Bn, 5th Marines on Hill 69 at An Ton Bridge near Chu Lai in 1966. Several companies were up north near the DMZ on Operation Prairie and in late November 1966 our battalion ...

Election disappoints Trump supporter

It isn’t much fun anymore cleaning up behind the same old horse from which the same old fertilizer falls, day after day and year after year, but I’m going to do it one more time since there appears to be two or three, possibly four Democrats in the area who get their news from MSNBC, CNN ...

Kroger, employees work on agreement

Whether it’s for the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner or the fresh food and essentials your family needs, Kroger has been proud to serve as the neighborhood grocer for West Virginia families for nearly a hundred years. What started as just five stores in Charleston in 1926 has grown to forty ...