Letters to the Editor

Clerk details information on county’s budget numbers

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’ve read several back-and-forths regarding budget comparison numbers. For some reason this is a much hotter issue this year than I’ve seen before. Let me address some of the issues.This year’s approved budget was $8,799,201 less than the p...

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Wilderness plan deserves community’s support

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Included in the May 15 primary election is an advisory vote on the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Knowing there is plus and minus on everything, we have been sorting through the facts to make our best decision. As with all USFS land, ...

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Valuable lesson can be learned from parable

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

A proverb says, “tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” Adding… “who are you funded by” accentuates the swamp cabbage odor in the current political races. Who is funding the Woodward and Boeck campaigns? Sunshine c...

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Russ Fulcher best pick for Idahoans

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am supporting: a man who doesn’t make bold claims, but instead relies on a voting record that everyone can see, character that has been demonstrated by what he does rather than what he says, and who has been serving the people of Idaho ra...

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Unpleasant surprises may face many county landowners

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Unpleasant surprises may face many Bonner County landowners. The county is considering undermining 27 years of countywide zoning by allowing illegally created parcels created before Nov. 18, 2008, to be lawful through “amnesty.”This waives ...

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Elect fourth generation Idahoan Mike Boeck

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

In response to Kandy Brumely’s letter to the editor (Feb. 18, Daily Bee), I would like to set the record straight. I have known Mike Boeck who is the un-named opponent of Heather Scott referenced in the letter. She denigrates state Sen. Sha...

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A sad fatality on Gooby Road

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today during the lunch hour, someone drove by my house and killed our cat, Fiona. She lived at 1140 Gooby Road, just one mile out of Sandpoint.Why do we all have to drive like there’s no tomorrow? Slow down, enjoy this nice day. The life yo...

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No special parade or day needed to thank a vet

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a story by Josh Lederman of the Associated Press, datelined Washington: “For generations, as America’s authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops, and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United St...

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Beliefs have consequences and produce actions

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The phrases “common sense” and “sensible” gun reform are nebulous, subjective phrases that can mean anything, and therefore mean nothing. Adolph Hitler and Hillary Clinton would define “sensible restrictions” much differently than would Tho...

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Woodward is the perfect fit to replace Keough

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jim Woodward is the perfect fit to replace retiring Shawn Keough for District 1 Senate. Jim supports the same issues, principles and concerns of the constituents in the district. He favors and prioritizes education, water quality, small bus...

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