Opinion

Overzealousness during Lost in the ‘50s parade unwarranted

May 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am embarrassed for the Sandpoint Police Department.I believe in law and order and the consequences that follow when laws are broken. And I must that the Sandpoint Police Department certainly went above and beyond at the Lost in the ‘50s ...

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Railroad investments are a success story

May 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a report released last summer, Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s Workforce Development Task Force found that access to good transportation infrastructure is one of the top two factors businesses consider when deciding where to locate, the oth...

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Preserving a public asset for our community

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Next week I will meet with the special committee to consider the future of Sandpoint’s wastewater treatment facility. The committee is considering two options with regard to the facility’s future location. One is to rebuild the plant at its...

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Boy Scout Troop 141 to the rescue

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our communities cannot thank our local Scout Troop 141 enough for helping us all prepare for the rising lake levels. This troop’s effort, which was led by scout Nick Krames, stepped up to help the communities of Murphy Bay, Sagle and Whiske...

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A Facebook tale: Hysterics without knowledge

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

A few weeks ago, I posted a light-hearted comment on a local web discussion parodying how people blindly follow a cause with few actual facts. Instead, they rely solely on uninformed emotion. My ability to comment apparently was restricted ...

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Keough, Dixon helped make Idaho healthier

May 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Currently Idaho sits at the bottom of the nation in doctors per-capita. This lands us at 49th out of 50 and means Idahoans lack proper access to care. The struggle is even mightier in rural areas around the state.As a family medicine doctor...

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Day is to honor veterans, not hold sales

May 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we move on through the month of May it is time that we stop toward the end and give thanks to the men and women who gave their lives to keep us free. Memorial Day will be observed on May 28 this year. Please take a moment out of your da...

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Be aware of surroundings, respect wildlife

May 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am an old woman. I hike five to six, sometimes seven, days a week. I am an early riser and I am on the trail by 5:30 a.m. I love the forest, the solitude and I am out there to see what I can see and hear what I can hear. This time of year...

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This here can has a lot of worms

May 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Back to the bridge for a moment. According to Sen. Michael Baumgartner (Washington, Spokane) in a guest column ad for BNSF, I quote “what is good for Washington is good for the entire Northwest.” Huh. Really? Does the bridge proposal includ...

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Youth orchestra concert was a delightful treat

May 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

What delightful music I enjoyed at the recent Festival at Sandpoint Youth Orchestra’s free spring concert. Ten years ago Karen Dignan brought to the Festival board, her concept of creating a youth orchestra. The Festival jumped on the idea ...

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