Opinion

We need fresh, better ideas in the county government

August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Voters, what would you think about a business that raised prices on some high value goods, raised salaries for top executives and gave employees no significant raises for years? This business also had to cut its operating budget because it ...

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Darn those Neanderthals for causing climate change

August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Some time ago, I read an interesting article describing a dinosaur discovery — in Antarctica of all places — by a Eastern Washington University professor. The bones of this dinosaur — obviously extinct — are thought to be 71 million years o...

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Promoting of global warming and mankind’s role

August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

A recent “My Turn” column (Daily Bee, Aug. 23) entitled “How to deal with the smoke impacting area” offered some potential helpful remedies for those who may be adversely affected by the smoke in the air. I was surprised that the author us...

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We need to give credit to our law enforcement

August 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

We need to give credit to our Bonner County law enforcement. Bonner County is a changing environment. We have murders, hard drugs, and much more that many of us are unaware of in our sheltered lives. I recently had a traffic stop and althou...

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Award honors young Idahoans’ achievements

August 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am once again honored to celebrate the amazing work of young Idahoans who take it upon themselves to meet the rigorous standards of the Congressional Award, a public-private partnership established by Congress in 1979.Eleven Idahoans won ...

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Johnson’s experience ideal for commissioner

August 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Steve Johnson is running for Bonner County commissioner, District 1, in the November election. A lifetime resident of Bonner County, he has proven to be a successful administrator, attentive listener, and experienced problem solver — commit...

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Letter contained incorrect economic numbers

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

When any of us write letters on our beliefs, it is important that our facts are correct. I feel very short on this in a recent letter concerning Obama’s GNP and unemployment rate. I feel very bad about putting out incorrect figures in that ...

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How to deal with the smoke impacting area

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Under this smothering blanket of smoke I find myself fighting claustrophobia, sore throat, tight chest, and achy joints. Fire experts predict continued worsening of fires in coming years. Idaho is right in the middle of a recent Climate Cen...

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Wakeboarding needs to end on Pend Oreille River

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Summer is winding down and Commissioner Dan McDonald is still a do nothing concerning wake boarders on the Pend Oreille River. Big joke. He doubled the fine. A lot of good that has done. Wake boarders have figured out how to get around any ...

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Congress needs a complete change of direction

August 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Nearly 70 years ago my grandfather offered me two truths. The first was, “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is probably a duck.” The second truth was, “Have you ever noticed that there are more horses’ asses than there are h...

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