Opinion

Freeing the engines of our communities

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

I often think about the Americans in communities across this nation who have sat at their desks well into the night trying to make sure they filed necessary paperwork and kept up to date on federal regulations so they can keep their small b...

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Now is the time to for BNSF talks

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Why do you care if Bonner County has a skilled manager as commissioner? The proposed new railroad bridge across the Pend Oreille River is one reason. It’s very likely to be built, especially as the first permit has been issued.But, right no...

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Detour will make body, wheel alignment shops happy

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Burlington Northern closed the crossing on Bottle Bay Road and Lignite Road for two days for repairs. It is worse now and we have to put up with it for three-and-a-half months due to detour. I am sure the wheel alignment shops and body shop...

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Party affiliation secondary to character, qualifications

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am conservative and progressive. Do I have to be a Republican or a Democrat?Growing up in North Central Montana in the 1950s, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They were homesteaders who became small business o...

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We need education on public land history

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Water. We have some of the finest water in the world here in our neighborhood. I, for one, am thankful. Don’t get me wrong. I like beer, too. But you just can’t beat a good clear glass of water. Most of our water comes off our public lands....

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Thank you from the Sandpoint Lions Club

July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

The members of the Sandpoint Lions Club wish to thank the people of our community who devoted time and money to the 2018 Independence Day celebration. The children’s parade, Grand Parade and the City Beach fireworks are paid for by the folk...

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LPOHS provides valuable service to community

July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

communityLPOHS provides valuable service to the communityOn a recent visit to my high school, I was impressed by the continued quality of education and student support at Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School. Since its inception in ear...

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Road changes were not for the best

July 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

trafficCity’s road changes were not for the bestDear Sandpoint Public Works:I recently stopped by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce office to ask whose jurisdiction the roadway is on Fifth Avenue north going under the train bridge a...

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Let lake reach potential as world-class fishery

July 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dead fish stink … so let’s stop intentionally killing so many. Let Lake Pend Oreille reach its potential as a world-class multi-species fishery We must overhaul the Fishery Management Plan for the lake. The lake is now managed primarily for...

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Thorough, real reporting is demanded, possible

July 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

On July 1, The Daily Bee ran a story by an unnamed source associated with the Associated Press. “Police report assaults at Portland protest” presented a flimsy overview of a march in Portland which was disrupted by a group of Antifa protest...

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