Darrell Kerby, the former Bonners Ferry mayor, offered these comments re: the retirement announcement of state Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest River (pictured): "I have observed first hand Eric's work on our behalf and find his leaving office saddening. I do understand it however. Eric literally made this position his life. He did not say no to any request to serve in his capacity as an Idaho State Representative and as a result ended up on more committees than we have grizzly bears... (why did I pick that for a comparison?)...anyway, I know he ended up with no life and if anybody needed a break it is Eric. (Actually his beautiful wife might need it more). I for one will NOT remember Eric for his work on invasive mussels but INSTEAD will remember him for standing up for his morals and speaking out against Phil Hart even though he (Eric) stood to receive personal punishment from the then Idaho House Leadership."