Opinion

Wilderness backers engaged in public relations campaign

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

There is no doubt that the FSP, ICL, IFG, former BC commission chair, and the USFS are all engaged in a public relations campaign to influence the May 15, 2018 vote. Kelly’s letter, bulk mailed, to all voters, followed by IFG’s Boeh’s “Bee”...

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All citizens share ownership of national forests

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

“This land is your land this land is my land”All citizens share in the ownership of our national forests. I have been amazed that creation of less than 15,000 acres of wilderness near Scotchman Peaks has sparked so much interest. That is le...

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Signs are a crummy way to elect officials

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Do the people running for an office really believe all of the signs you see all over the county showing their names actually entice people to vote for them? Certainly not me or others I have spoken to about this. These signs are just a wast...

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Why aren’t teens protesting other causes of death?

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Just to be a bit clearer about guns and such, according to the Center for Disease Control, in 2015, (facts available), there were 39,870 people under the age of 24 who died in the U.S. That same year there were 22 deaths from school shootin...

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McDonald has kept his campaign promises

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

I first met Dan McDonald at one of the Lost in the ’50s car shows years ago, after my family moved here from Oregon. We share a reverence of classic cars and motorcycles, but also of limited government and responsibility to the taxpayers.Du...

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City acquisition of UI site would lead to multiple uses

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

The University of Idaho’s decision to terminate the agricultural research and extension programs that have been conducted at the North Boyer Avenue facility for more than 100 years and sell the property because of higher4 priorities for fun...

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Lockwood will serve county well as commissioner

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

I have known Steve Lockwood for many years and in various capacities. In all of that time, Steve has proven himself to be a good and decent man. He has a history of public service to Sandpoint during which he has shown that he treats people...

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Dan McDonald has served the county well

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Of all the government positions, that of a Bonner County commissioner is one of the most challenging. Performing the job effectively often requires contributing greater than 40 hours per week. It requires someone willing to see an issue thr...

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Help Labrador continue serving the people of Idaho

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Would you vote for a person who does not call for the retraction of ads which are underhanded, misleading and blatantly deceptive? Since early April, ads have been broadcast on local (Spokane) TV stations which accuse Raul Labrador of doing...

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VA health care in trouble

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

With Trump’s firing of David Shulkin as secretary of Veterans Affairs, it has become clear that Trump’s plan, in concert with the Koch brothers, is the privatization of the VA health care system, which will be a disaster for veterans.I have...

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