Letters to the Editor

Let’s talk about the Scotchman Peaks, vote

June 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, and others, have been involved for many years in the effort to protect the Scotchman Peaks as wilderness to ensure it will always stay the same. Naturally, we are disappointed by the outcome of the...

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Tag-on sentence had no place on letter

June 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Paul Engle posits some interesting points that should be considered regarding the proposed railroad bridge. However, his tag-on sentence at the end of his letter deserves a response sooner than later. Students fail to protest drug and alcoh...

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Customer service too good for a kudos

June 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

I recently made a substantial purchase from our local Car Quest auto parts store. I had a problem and went back to the store to discuss my concerns. In the old movies, you see the knights come to the rescue and show up on white horses. Well...

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BNSF selling us nothing but a pig in a poke

June 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

It isn’t what NSFB is saying, it is what it is not saying. I’ve read the last two full page ads in the Bee by the BNSF people and have done the background research. Here is what they do not say:1. They do not put numbers on the increase in ...

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BNSF’s letter over EIS call is disappointing

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

I was disappointed to read Ms. Wallace’s letter regarding the city’s decision to request that a full Environmental Impact Statement is performed for BNSF’s Sandpoint Junction Connector project.BNSF’s assertion that it’s “premature and unnec...

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ITD encourages participation in online survey

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idaho is the fastest growing state in the nation. To many, this is already old news, simply an announcement made by the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2017 that has come and gone in the headlines. But what this means for Idaho, and our infrastr...

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If law were followed, second bridge not needed

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

My ex-neighbor, Jim Wolf, who was born and raised in Bonner County, and at one time years ago was a Bonner County supervisor, showed me a law that was passed dealing with the railroad coming through Bonner County. Jim has since passed away ...

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Second railroad bridge just doesn’t make sense

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Regarding the proposed second railroad bridge across Lake Pend Oreille, I have to agree with Paul Engle’s letter (May 22, Daily Bee). How can adding a second railroad bridge across the lake alleviate vehicle congestion at railroad crossings...

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Memorial Day honors America’s fallen heroes

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Thank you to all those who gather to honor our fallen heroes at Memorial Day events throughout Idaho, and especially, thank you to all those who have served our nation and support the service of others.A commitment to honoring the service o...

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That second railroad bridge at Sandpoint

May 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Since none of the railroad lines approaching Sandpoint are more than single tracked, except for short stretches to allow trains to pass each other, why all the fuss about a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille?And since there have been two ...

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