Opinion

Silicon smelter raises questions, concerns

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to you with a deep concern. With some fear and a sick feeling deep in my stomach. Several months ago I became aware of the plans for HiTest to build a silicon smelter in the Newport, Wash., area, on the Idaho line. As a downwi...

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Changing the definition of sexual harassment

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once again, the left has seduced us by changing the definition of "sexual harassment." They won the Alabama election by smearing a candidate's name. This was done by a crying woman with harassment claims 40-plus years ago.I will a...

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Help Idaho libraries fulfill Braille’s vision

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

More people should take advantage of the Talking Book Service, a free Braille and audio book library the Idaho Commission for Libraries maintains for residents unable to read standard print due to physical disabilities. Disabilities can be ...

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Crews are working hard to keep roads clear

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Every winter has a tendency to be a unique experience for both county residents and for Bonner County’s Road & Bridge Department. Although we are quite early in official winter season, the snow events of the tail end of 2017 have proven...

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Soldiers dying for corporations, Wall Street profits

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

The biggest lie our government has told us for years is that our brave men and women are fighting and dying for democracy and freedom. The simple truth is, they are fighting and dying ONLY for the corporations and Wall Street profits.The GO...

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Tell legislators we don’t want or need 5G

December 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The next generation of wireless cellular technology, also known as 5G, is scheduled to be rolled out in two years. If released as planned, 5G would blanket the entire country with extremely high frequency microwave radiation, with major imp...

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Silicon smelter environmental concerns unfounded

December 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is a response to several letters and the position apparently of our mayor and the Kalispel Tribe to the silicon smelter proposed for Newport, Wash., by a Canadian firm.I, too, was concerned by the environmental concerns, but also saw t...

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City Beach is not the place for the carousel

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

City Beach is free. Free to do whatever your imagination can think of in a free green space.The carousel structure would take away green space, cost money for each ride and create division between children. The carousel restoration is a bea...

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Flag violations versus NFL players’ protest

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

With all the patriotic sensibility these days, I’m amazed at the those who display the American flag in ways that violate the standards set during the 77th Congress. The first: those who sandwich the flag in between to others, such as a con...

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‘Welfare check’ is classic example

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

I agree with Mr. Lampsetter. A classic example is the handling of a “welfare check” on Mr. Craig A. Johnson of Coolin, Idaho.ROSANNE SMITHMoyie Springs

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