Opinion

Tymko’s comments on smelter are far from the truth

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Re: Jayson Tymko’s comments in “Doctors order’s, no silicon smelter” article (Daily Bee, Oct. 23).I find Tymko’s comments, “air quality here would be no worse with the smelter” and “One hundred percent of what the plant emits is safe,” to b...

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Kavanaugh hearings evolved into an impressive display of self-righteousness and moral indignation. The bipartisan hypocrisy, pomposity and narcissism was quite remarkable. Cory Booker and Lindsay Graham deserve Oscars for their performa...

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Be a responsible, respectful dog owner

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dear fellow dog owners:I’ve lived in Sandpoint for almost 18 years now, and have watched the city slowly become more dog friendly, but it’s up to us, the dog owners, to keep it that way. Leash laws exist for a reason: to keep your dog, othe...

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Much of climate science has been proven fake

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jack DeBaun made some critical observations in his letter (Sept. 3, 2018, Daily Bee) which are worth exploring. Unfortunately, Jack decided to use personal derision and innuendo to attack a man (Joe Bastardi) not present to defend himself,...

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Community’s contributions to baby bags appreciated

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am not certain of the exact year we started the “pink-and-blue” baby bags for newborn babies at our hospital, Bonner General Health.However, over the years, I have tried to send thank you notes to everyone who contributed blankets, hats, ...

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Punishment should fit crime in stabbing case

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Reading the article (Daily Bee, Oct. 6) regarding Jacob Corban Coleman, alleged murderer of Mr. Singh, defense attorney stated the death penalty would be cruel and unusual punishment for Mr. Coleman. What about the cruel and unusual method ...

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Find out candidates’ position is on Rock Creek Mine

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

What are Bonner County candidates saying about the Rock Creek Mine? One claim is the discharge will be cleaner than the river. This is false.If constructed, the mine’s discharge requires a mixing zone because the concentration of metals in ...

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Lockwood’s misstatements need clarification

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I want to clarify some misstatements made by Steve Lockwood.Mr. Lockwood claimed lack of transparency during the budget process. This is, simply, false. My office has been extremely transparent and provided Mr. Lockwood the same detailed fi...

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Thirteen minutes destroyed 13 years of dedication

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

My experience with the management of the Sagle Senior Center, Inc., as others and I remember it.When the old recent Sagle Senior Thrift Store on the corner of Sagle Road and Highway 95 started falling down around our ears, the board and mem...

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Re-elect Dan McDonald as our county commissioner

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Commissioner Dan McDonald has served all of Bonner County well in his first term, showing principled leadership and fiscal responsibility in all of his actions. Dan’s common sense approach to problem solving without the usual bureaucratic d...

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