Letters to the Editor

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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Ellen Weissman is the person we need

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ellen Weissman is the person we need to be our representative for North Idaho. She exemplifies all that is good and has worked hard to make our lives better. She is by nature a positive force in our community.Under her directorship, the San...

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Protecting against foreign bad actors’ threats

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently, the President signed into law the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, fulfilling one of Congress’s most serious responsibilities to provide for and protect our nation’s military servicemembers. This le...

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The facts on county voting, ballots

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Bonner County Elections Office has received a number of questions about our “voting machines” that I would like to address. Bonner County has never had electronic voting. All of our elections are done exclusively with paper ballots. The mac...

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Letters have become much too serious

September 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

The letters to the editor have become way too serious. We need some good old farmer humor again. Where is Pat Gooby when you need him? GUY MARKSSandpointP.S.: We live in a great country, don’t take life so serious....

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