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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014, 4 P.M.

Canyon County commissioner apologizes

— Canyon County Commissioner Craig Hanson has apologized in a letter to members of the Caldwell mayor's staff and others who "were unintentionally offended" during a May 19 incident that has been reported to the police.

Mayor Garret Nancolas asked for the apology for what the mayor describes as Hanson's red-faced and threatening outburst directed at the mayor's secretary and others.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1mReKMC) that Hanson was displeased with a Caldwell Chamber of Commerce political ad on May 18 criticizing county commissioners for relocating the Canyon County Fair. Commissioners called the ad a "political attack" just ahead of the May 20 election.

Caldwell Police Department Chief Chris Allgood says police are investigating the events of May 19.

"Commissioner Hanson had contact with (Chamber of Commerce Executive Director) Theresa Hardin and then he came over and spoke with the mayor's secretary," Allgood said.

Nancolas heard about the event from his staff and requested in a letter that Hanson not return to City Hall unless he first apologized. Read more.

Thank goodness nothing like that would ever happen in the Lake City, right?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/30/3210177/sw-idaho-county-commissioner-writes.html?sp=/99/101/531/#storylink=cpy



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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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