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Letters to the Editor

If you really want to make a difference…

News about Michael Bloomberg spending $100 million on an ad campaign, in addition to what he has already spent on other Democrat political races, was recently reported. If you really want to make a statement about lowering co2 emissions, and actually making a measurable impact, do this: ...

Democratic party isn’t what it used to be

Well, it’s that time of year again when the leaves are in full flame, and we all gleefully gorge ourselves silly on zombies, overpriced costumes, jack-o-lanterns, candy, and the latest Hollywood creature feature. It is after all, our one time a year where we can let loose and dare to ...

Theft of property prompts questions

I have a story I want to share with you. Some folks say I’m full of stories ... or something. What I have to say is not all about me. It might be about them. Most of it is about me. I lost a dear and near friend a few weeks ago. This fine friend was always there if I needed. Never ...

Keep an eye on proposed gun laws

With the recent shift in the political winds in Virginia, it’s time to revisit the “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws. Since Virginia is basically our own back yard, I feel it’s necessary to remind the people of West Virginia about the fickle nature of state governments. When the Brady ...

Reader shares thoughts on ‘truth’

I would like to thank The Inter-Mountain for printing the article by retired Maj. Steve Cook about the plight of Vietnam veterans. Like Mr. Cook, I served in Vietnam from August 1966 to Sept. 27, 1967. However, that is not the reason for this letter. For sometime now our elected ...

Temporary loss, long term gain

President Trump’s recent announcement that additional tariffs will be placed on China may cause U.S. companies to lose money in the short term, but greatly benefit our long term financial security. Trump issued an “order” to U.S. companies with factories in China to relocate back home. ...

We are in a war against drug use

I am writing in response to the article titled “In a War” that was published in The Inter-Mountain on Nov. 21. As someone who grew up in Elkins, it seemed as though the town I left to go to college was completely different than the one in which I was born. The rate of drug overdoses in ...

Reader: Canceling of event a ‘moral victory’

Moral victories, even the short-lived ones, are getting fewer and fewer as time goes by and I greet each one with the enthusiasm of a zealous football fanatic when a winning touchdown play is choreographed from the huddle and carried out in perfection as planned. The public library in ...

Making the city streets handicapped accessible

I want to take this opportunity to say the mayor and the members of the council deserve a heartfelt thank you for making the streets of Elkins handicapped accessible. I had persistently asked for this in the 1980s and nothing was accomplished. It is time we took a look at our disabled ...

Conservatives being silenced?

Conservatives beware. There’s a push on to silence conservatives. Adam Schiff’s doing it, the internet search engines are doing it, social media is doing it, the mainstream media, and even some local newspapers are doing it. Schiff is a special kind of idiot that isn’t intelligent enough ...

Is public money spent in best way?

I have a concern for the city of Elkins that money is not being spent as it should be. My first example. Purchasing an armory at $200,000. We recently found they are needing to put $750,000 of work into it. Is this repairing or remodeling and does that include asbestos removal? Is it good ...

Holiday event set

The Randolph Coalition of Christian Churches is happy to again announce that we will be serving a Thanksgiving lunch at the Oddfellows from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and we invite anyone in the community who has a desire to join us for lunch to come out and be a part of our ...

Nightmare situation

I have a question for you. Think before you answer. What if you got a call from your children’s or grandchildren’s school and told you there was a shooting and your child was dead or shot? If I got that call it would tear my heart out. I am 74 and have owned guns and hunted all of my ...

Thanksgiving options

Next week, President Trump will take a break from watching his impeachment hearings to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us can exercise our own pardon power by choosing a non-violent, cruelty-free Thanksgiving observance. The 244 million turkeys killed in the U.S. this year were raised in ...

Bowl-A-Thon a success

Upshur County Relay For Life would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our inaugural Bowl-A-Thon. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Woody’s Bowling Center, Brake’s Dairy King and Upshur Cinema 6. There was a great turnout and a good time was had by all. Lots of ...

Reader imagines what he would do

If I was a liberal socialist Democrat I would engulf the whole of America in darkness. I’d seize half of its real estate and redistribute four-fifths of its wealth, but I would not be happy until I had seized total control of you. I would set about however necessary to take over the United ...

Bipartisan leaders are much needed

Bipartisanship has been declared all but dead in Washington. But even as tempers flare and divisions deepen, there are still critical issues impacting West Virginians that can’t be fixed without bipartisan solutions. Broadband policy is near the top of that list. For years, the fight over ...

Could parking lot be better utilized?

Elkins Church of God Family Worship Center on Taylor Avenue has a lovely parking lot. My question is, why isn’t it better utilized? I have a family member who lives close by. When church is in session or other church events are happening, there are cars lined up in front of the residence. ...

Lincoln’s words are still revelant

To honor our veterans, listen to Lincoln! In 270 words at Gettysburg, Lincoln said it is fitting and proper, to honor their sacrifice, so their sacrifice will not be in vain. But, he challenged us to do more. With increased devotion, he said, it is for us, the living, to be dedicated to the ...

Will our leaders ruin the country?

The Republican Party is letting this president destroy their party. First, there is no Quid Pro Quo, Now there is but it is OK for a Republican president to do it. Only the Dems are wrong. The Dems are doing everything behind closed doors. Not so fast now, it is in the open. They realize ...