Opinion

That’s no way to run a railroad! Or is it?

July 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

How many people are having a meltdown because the BNSF has the gall to think it should decide how many tracks it really needs, and whether another bridge is necessary? The sky-is-falling crowd now has something new to focus on. Maybe the ri...

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Some parade-goers failed to show respect for flag, country

July 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

My love of flag, country, and national anthem is wholly separate from my visceral distrust of our elected legislators in Washington, D.C., who, in my humble opinion, are all corrupt, duplicitous narcissists who care not a whit about what’s ...

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Injectors Car Show Sept. 8

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s now less than two months away. Mark your calendars. Sept. 8 is the Injectors 19th annual Car Show in downtown Sandpoint. This is not an event you just want to see, it is an event you will NEED to see. It’s a show of fantastic cars, r...

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Festival Camp is a delight

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last night, the Panida put on a show highlighting ALL the children who participated in the Festival Music Camp this week. I was blown away. After four days of studying, there were more than 40 children strumming the Ukulele and singing alon...

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Bike tunnel is a boondoggle

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Just found out a few days ago, with suitable tax payer annoyance, that the construction project on bottle Bay road and U.S. Highway 95 is allegedly a bike tunnel.I have heard this description for the project several times and assume its tru...

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Do something worthwhile, make crossings quiet

July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

An article in the Daily Bee stating the Sandpoint politicos have approved a “city strategic plan,” which I tried to read and made zero sense. This plan supposedly states they want a responsive government, a resilient economy, sustainable en...

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If reporters don’t expose truth, no one will

July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

A recent act of bravery by a Maryland newspaper’s staff — in vowing to publish a newspaper after five of their members were killed by a gunman — resonates with anyone who ever worked at or dreamed of being a journalist in this country.As a ...

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Wrong is wrong, no matter the party

July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Not that many years ago, some were crying for Bill Clinton’s head on a platter for what he did in the Oval Office and his conduct prior to his becoming president. They some how neglect to mention that huge surplus he created, nor the fact h...

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Summer, roads and construction season

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

We are now in the season of warmth and sunshine we anticipate all winter long, but we tend to forget that summer also brings road construction season with it. The residents bearing the brunt of roadwork frustration are those folks whose dai...

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Political issues raise many questions

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Do you believe: Russia (Putin) is just fine and a friend? Canada, Mexico and Europe are our enemies? All refugees are bad people and must be turned away? We should not investigate Russian attack on our election? Trade wars are easy and good...

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