Letters to the Editor

Honoring our country’s veterans, military

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Veterans, by putting their lives on the line for their country, communities, fellow service members and fellow Americans, represent the ultimate sacrifice, which is at the core of their service. We honor veterans this Veterans Day by recogn...

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Thank you for the chance to serve you all

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

It is with great sadness that I am retiring as Bonner County assessor. My last day will be Jan.13, 2019.I have spent 16 years working for the county as commissioner for four years and as assessor for 12 years. I am now 77 and it is about ti...

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Ginsburg, Sotomayer both need to retire

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to retire (she sleeps through SCOTUS public court sessions for the most part), and President Donald J. Trump has remarked that Sonia Sotomayor is in very poor health; in my opinion she should really do the ...

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New human rights club raises many questions

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

In September, the River Valley Beacon reported on a “human rights club” approved by the school board. This lunch time “club” was touted as an opportunity for students to “talk about different cultures or races and focus on origins.” I revie...

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Proposed smelter has no place in the region

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Why on earth would anyone allow a polluting, toxic smelter to be built in an area where a lot of people live and work? C’mon politicos, do your job for a change and stop this terrible smelter from being built in the first place! Build it in...

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Does new WBCSD club have a hidden agenda?

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The U.S. Census website lists exactly five categories of race. They are: white, black (or African American), American Indian (or Alaska Native), Asian and Native Hawaiian (or other Pacific Islander). There is no listing or identification re...

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Tymko’s comments on smelter are far from the truth

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Re: Jayson Tymko’s comments in “Doctors order’s, no silicon smelter” article (Daily Bee, Oct. 23).I find Tymko’s comments, “air quality here would be no worse with the smelter” and “One hundred percent of what the plant emits is safe,” to b...

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Kavanaugh hearings evolved into an impressive display of self-righteousness and moral indignation. The bipartisan hypocrisy, pomposity and narcissism was quite remarkable. Cory Booker and Lindsay Graham deserve Oscars for their performa...

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Be a responsible, respectful dog owner

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dear fellow dog owners:I’ve lived in Sandpoint for almost 18 years now, and have watched the city slowly become more dog friendly, but it’s up to us, the dog owners, to keep it that way. Leash laws exist for a reason: to keep your dog, othe...

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Much of climate science has been proven fake

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jack DeBaun made some critical observations in his letter (Sept. 3, 2018, Daily Bee) which are worth exploring. Unfortunately, Jack decided to use personal derision and innuendo to attack a man (Joe Bastardi) not present to defend himself,...

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