Letters to the Editor

It’s a pity on how little we’ve progressed

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

As far as I can tell, we humans have been trying to protect ourselves from one another since the day we got here. That’s a pity.Our arrival was a long, long time ago, folks. Just look at how far we have progressed. Doesn’t look like much, i...

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Bonner County residents aren’t asleep at the wheel

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Asleep at the wheel?Mrs. Rose, In your letter dated April 25 you were critical of native or long-term Bonner County residents. You asked if we had been asleep at the wheel when it came to improvements of our area.Let me answer you. No.You a...

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Fourth commandment broken by many churches, people

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a recent letter, Jason Otto says: “school shootings, bullying and racism” are because schools teach evolution. He also says “what ever happened to thou shalt not kill,” here quoting one of God’s Ten Commandments from the Bible. So we can...

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Operation Second Chance helping wounded veterans

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

A new program being introduced to North Idaho this year is Operation Second Chance – Idaho. We are a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to helping our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. This organization was started in 2004 and has cont...

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Association supports BNSF Railway’s second bridge

May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Montana Grain Growers Association supports BNSF Railway’s proposal to build a second, parallel bridge over Lake Pend Oreille.This bridge project is important to agriculture in a large portion of the United States, from North Dakota to K...

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Railroads seek sensible policy, not tax dollars

May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that greater Seattle is deeply connected to international trade. Agriculture and energy products produced throughout the Pacific Northwest — including Montana and Idaho — drive much of this....

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Be on the watch for turtles crossing roadways

May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the warm spring weather it is turtle crossing time again. I started watching for them on the road by Pack River on Highway 200 on my way back and forth to town. I saw one at the side of the road a couple of days ago. He looked intact s...

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Keough’s dedication deserves our thanks

May 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sen. Shawn Keough’s retirement after a remarkable 11 terms is personally well deserved, but it will deprive District 1 and the state of Idaho of one of the most outstanding legislators in decades.I had the pleasure of working with Sen. Keou...

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DayBreak Center a relief for families

May 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sandpoint is so fortunate to have the DayBreak Center program in the community. This extension of the Sandpoint Area Seniors, Inc. provides daytime care for elderly people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.My mom is an Alzheimer’s patient who h...

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Scotchman Peaks deserves wilderness designation

May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dear Bonner County neighbors. As the May 15 primary approaches, rhetoric regarding the Scotchman Peaks vote is getting hotter — particularly from opponents. Personally, I’m prejudiced in favor of the issue. I want to see that wilderness bec...

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