Letters to the Editor

No one is entitled to free services at others’ expense

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

For 30 years, I have lived at the top of Gold Creek Ridge Road. In that time, I have seen over 50 families come and go. There is one thing they all have in common: They are all sure they have the right to absolutely free year-round access a...

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Fish & Game needs to get with the program

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Halleujah! Very well stated, Mr. Marc Bocciardi. Lake Pend Oreille does indeed have the potential to become a world-class, multi-species fishery if our management policy would not keep killing off very valuable game fish such as lake troute...

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The right thing to do is vote yes on Prop. 2

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

The facts are known about expanding Medicaid via Prop No. 2 In Idaho this November.We know that Prop No. 2 is paid for primarily by taxes already collected by the federal government. We know no new taxes will be necessary to fund this propo...

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Election miscues raise many questions

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been a real joy for me to be a member of this little North Idaho community for all of my life, which is quite a long time. I’ve also been a paid-up member and officer or board member of several clubs and organizations for many years.No...

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Some of today’s leaders lack moral backbone

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

We as children we looked up to our leaders and believed that they were good, moral, ethical people. We wanted to be like them. Our parents and ministers encouraged us to do so. Right now, I would be disturbed if my kid wanted to be “just li...

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Downtown streets compare to cow paths

September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Negotiating the downtown city streets with all the twists, turns, wobbles and bobbles brings to mind when I would follow the cows' paths through the fields.Trust me on this. When the streets are done, they are going to lead us all to greene...

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Steve Johnson for county commissioner

September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Vote for Steve Johnson for Bonner County commissioner this November.Steve is a lifetime resident of Bonner County. He spent 41 years in the public schools as an elementary and high school teacher and principal. He was also a businessman, fa...

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Keeping the door open for America’s veterans

September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last summer, I had the opportunity to place my handprint on the civilian side of a door Melanie Foster, Jr. Vice Commander for the Department of Idaho Veterans of Foreign Wars, takes to veterans events. She helps raise awareness about suici...

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Petition Project has been thoroughly discredited

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lawrence Blanchard’s letter (Daily Bee, Aug. 28, 2018) denies the concept of anthropogenic global warming by appealing to The Petition Project. So I looked the project up and found it thoroughly discredited, with the study by Snopes being p...

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Robocalls to Florida voters are disgusting

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Tallahassee Democrat (and later CNN and other outlets) reported that racist robocalls to Florida voters were paid for by “The Road to Power, an anti-Semitic, white supremacist website and podcast linked to Scott Rhodes of Sandpoint.” Th...

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