Letters to the Editor

Aispuro best pick for Sandpoint council

October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Though i don’t live in Sandpoint I do conduct a lot business and pleasure time there. Over the years I have heard repeated many times “Sandpoint is difficult town for small business.” True or not, if this is the perception it hurts the econ...

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Lunch with the Mayor: An open invitation to the public

October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

This article is the third of a four-part series describing my goals and priorities as mayor of Sandpoint. Those are: 1) Engage the public to address community concerns 2) Improve the local economy 3) Sustain quality of life for Sandpoint re...

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Is this how you make America great?

October 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

A lot of people voted for Donald Trump to “make America great” again? For those of you who did, I invite you to respond to the concerns I present here.Is his “fight” with the possibly lunatic dictator of North Korea of any use? Trump with h...

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Pay attention to pedestrian signs

October 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I can hardly wait when it is 20-30 degrees waiting on Fifth Avenue as a pedestrian and cars will get the green before a pedestrian AND vehicle drivers don’t know the difference between a green arrow, yellow arrow and flashing arrows. Any an...

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Do homework and vote for best fire commissioner

October 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a fireman/EMT volunteer in Bonner County over the decades it has come to my attention we have a unique opportunity as registered voters in the Northside Fire District. Two of the three commissioner positions are open for election. We are...

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Designate wildlands but recognize public use

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I was the transportation planner on the North Zone Planning Team for the newly formed Idaho Panhandle National Forest in1973. A discussion was being held on the topic of wilderness areas and what we, as a planning team, should consider in d...

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‘Inconvenient truths’ on history in America

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to Lee Santa’s letter (Sept. 19, 2017, Daily Bee):Mr. Santa, you failed to include another group in your list, the statue of the self-flagellating white liberal who, in an attempt to change history to fit their narrative, has fo...

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Political leaders have their heads in the dark

October 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Nixon “listened” in on the Democrat phone conversations and was headed for impeachment. Clinton got a “Knobby” job and if not for the tie vote in the Senate, would have been impeached. Neither threatened our national security. Trump insults...

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Many questions on the board for foresters

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Regional Forester,I have been inundated with calls from my constituents relative to what can be done about the smoke in the air from forest fires. They talk of their health being compromised, and their quality of life significantly dim...

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All life better off if we use our common sense, wisdom

October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Isn’t it interesting that the most “intelligent” species on Earth is also the most dangerous? It’s bad enough that a lone person can perpetrate a scene like Las Vegas but humans in general cause all of the hateful, dangerous situations that...

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