GRANGEVILLE — Saying they are “completely mystified” by Congressman Mike Simpson’s proposal to breach the four lower Snake River dams, the Idaho County commissioners Tuesday sent a strongly worded letter to the lawmaker rejecting the plan.

“For someone representing the citizens of Idaho,” the commissioners’ missive says, “you appear completely out of touch with the importance of agriculture to the economic stability of our state. Of course, you don’t represent north Idaho. The people most impacted by this proposal can’t express their disapproval by electing someone new. Still, it’s perplexing and disappointing that a true Idahoan would consider sacrificing the transportation pipeline that is so critical in getting goods to market — goods that represent jobs and stability for families in Idaho and eastern Washington alike.”