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By Kathy Schwab

Can't support him


To the Editor:

About 15 years ago when Bob Songer was a Range Deputy, he interacted with my sons who were ATVing on what were then open Boise Cascade roads. They were riding side by side. Mr. Songer stopped them, and rather than give them a stern lecture, he ticketed my oldest son for speeding, though he assured me that this was not the issue. After I called the Prosecutor’s Office, I was assured that he could not issue a traffic citation on a forest road and to tear the ticket up. Mr. Songer then charged them both in Juvenile Court with Trespassing. I went to Boise Cascade, who told me that Mr. Songer was given authority to handle issues on their land and they wouldn’t intervene, th...

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