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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Biden supporter happy with election

After four long years, the Trump nightmare is near its end and there has been much rejoicing. Now, I know you Trumpcakes out there are bitter and angry but I implore you to take this opportunity to reflect and let this truly sink in. People celebrated Trump’s defeat, from coast to coast. In ...

Putting up lights a community event

I am often amazed at the generosity and kindness of the people of Elkins. This weekend once again made me realize what a special place I live in and how people step up when needed. With this unusual year came the lack of the inmate work crew which is essential to the placement of the ...

County clerk, staff’s efforts appreciated

I worked both the primary and general election polls this 2020 election year. Brenda Wiseman and her staff at the County Clerk’s office are professional, efficient, patient and kind. And on top of all that, they are great to work with. Any time there was a need to call their office with a ...

Hyperloop will create great opportunities

It was recently announced that Virgin, the multinational venture capital conglomerate, intends to open a Hyperloop certification facility and testing track on approximately 800 acres that span Tucker and Grant counties. Apart from the obvious economic benefit, this is a heartening sign of good ...

Reader: America is now in decline

On Sunday, Nov. 8, Iran made a statement that the election process proved that America was “in decline.” For once I agree wholeheartedly with Iran. In these modern times there is no excuse for not having a voting process that is tamperproof and error proof. It’s more complicated to run ...

Reflecting on changes brought by election

Trump, you lost, and Biden is our new president. Wipe your tears, and you are fired. How does it fill to get some of your own medicine? The day you lost was the best day for America’s future. No more lies, no more bragging you are the best, no more name calling, no more Twitter lies from ...