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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Governor steps up for Lake Pend Oreille
Posted: April 21, 2015

Well done, Governor.

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Sunday 03/22/2015
Idaho school funding is getting back on track
Posted: March 22, 2015

We are nearing the end of the state legislative session. We have accomplished a great deal over the last several weeks, but there is still much to be done.

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Sunday 02/15/2015
Supporting schools is the right thing to do
Posted: February 15, 2015

When I was growing up, my parents taught me, each in their own way since they were divorced (and rarely agreed on anything), that life’s doors remain open or are closed as a result of your actions. Of course, as a kid, you never really think about that but as you get older and hopefully wiser, it really is true.

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
Transportation funding is vital to Idaho's economy
Posted: February 10, 2015

By now you’ve heard about the discussion at the Idaho Legislature regarding Idaho’s need for funding our deteriorating transportation system.  The Governor’s Transportation Task Force, of which I was a member, identified a $543 million annual shortfall in the state’s transportation system, and $262 million annually is necessary just to preserve the existing system.

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Sunday 02/08/2015
Sandpoint ripe for council-manager form of government
Posted: February 08, 2015

Let’s face it; running a city, like Sandpoint, can’t be an easy task. Elected officials, many of whom came up through the ranks of council seats, have other responsibilities besides government. In many communities, council members and even the mayor have businesses or commute to jobs in adjacent communities. The one thing that these communities lack is continuity of policy application. Changes in council and the mayors position can also cause a lack of continuity for city employees with regard to accountability, payroll, discipline and promotion.

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Sunday 12/14/2014
Safe Routes To School encourages safe walking
Posted: December 14, 2014

How pedestrian savvy are we?

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Sunday 11/30/2014
Take stock of your blessings on Thanksgiving
Posted: November 30, 2014

The past year should remind all of us that life doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

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Sunday 11/02/2014
Some suggestions when you go to the polls
Posted: November 02, 2014

Today the Daily Bee continues its tradition of endorsing candidates or causes we feel will best represent the interests of residents in Bonner and Boundary counties.

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Sunday 10/12/2014
Environment, economy can co-exist
Posted: October 12, 2014

Let’s acknowledge something right up front. Many of the Idahoans pleading for fewer governmental regulations have a vested interest in what that would mean to them: More money.

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Sunday 08/31/2014
Disorganized and disappointing Bonner County Fair
Posted: August 31, 2014

From the perspective of my kindergartener:

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
‘Land of Awes’ was simply awe-mazing
Posted: August 26, 2014

The Land of Awes theme was greeted with a blizzard of ahhs as this year’s county fair overcame bad weather to put on one of the best shows in recent memory.

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Sunday 08/24/2014
Protecting lake is just good governance
Posted: August 24, 2014

The loudest round of applause for Gov. Butch Otter Wednesday at the Sandpoint Rotary meeting was when he reiterated he is standing “with us” when it comes to protecting the precious water in Lake Pend Oreille.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Idaho committed to protecting Pend Oreille
Posted: August 19, 2014

I called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration this week to work with Idaho in developing a new long-term lake level management plan for Lake Pend Oreille.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Storm response reveals community spirit
Posted: August 05, 2014

All a person has to do is read or watch the news and something bad is bound to happen.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Endangered Species Act out of control
Posted: July 20, 2014

Endangered Species Act out of control

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Sunday 06/08/2014
Moose in the flower garden, oh my!
Posted: June 08, 2014

Most people enjoy the moose that come to visit towns and feel that they are a part of what makes northern Idaho a special place to live.   However, the enjoyment of living with wildlife, especially moose, occasionally comes with some degree of consternation.  

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Sunday 05/18/2014
'Take Me Fishing' trailer tours Panhandle
Posted: May 18, 2014

The Panhandle Region “Take Me Fishing” trailer has geared up for another season of fishing, and the fun has already started.

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Sunday 04/27/2014
Monument should stay in Farmin Park
Posted: April 27, 2014

I visited Farmin Park Thursday, March 13, curious about the Ten Commandments monument hullabaloo. I sought out the people/organization(s) who lodged the complaint, and surprise!, they were nowhere to be seen. They were in Madison, Wis. “They” are the Freedom From Religion Foundation, headquartered in Madison. All the people attending this rally were, as far as I could tell, in opposition to the FFRF.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Increased rail traffic risks outweigh benefits
Posted: April 13, 2014

Our community of Sandpoint was founded on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille thanks, in part, to the railroads. The railroads hauled white pine back east, brought many of our early settlers here, and kept them supplied and connected with the rest of America .

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
Coldwater Creek bankruptcy filing expected soon
Posted: April 08, 2014

SANDPOINT — Uncertainty is rising and stock prices are falling at Coldwater Creek as business reporters and insiders are predicting the company will soon file for bankruptcy.

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Daily Bee Recent Columns

Sunday 03/22/2015
Idaho school funding is getting back on track
Posted: March 22, 2015

We are nearing the end of the state legislative session. We have accomplished a great deal over the last several weeks, but there is still much to be done.

Comments (0)
Sunday 02/15/2015
Supporting schools is the right thing to do
Posted: February 15, 2015

When I was growing up, my parents taught me, each in their own way since they were divorced (and rarely agreed on anything), that life’s doors remain open or are closed as a result of your actions. Of course, as a kid, you never really think about that but as you get older and hopefully wiser, it really is true.

Comments (12)
Tuesday 02/10/2015
Transportation funding is vital to Idaho's economy
Posted: February 10, 2015

By now you’ve heard about the discussion at the Idaho Legislature regarding Idaho’s need for funding our deteriorating transportation system.  The Governor’s Transportation Task Force, of which I was a member, identified a $543 million annual shortfall in the state’s transportation system, and $262 million annually is necessary just to preserve the existing system.

Comments (3)
Sunday 02/08/2015
Sandpoint ripe for council-manager form of government
Posted: February 08, 2015

Let’s face it; running a city, like Sandpoint, can’t be an easy task. Elected officials, many of whom came up through the ranks of council seats, have other responsibilities besides government. In many communities, council members and even the mayor have businesses or commute to jobs in adjacent communities. The one thing that these communities lack is continuity of policy application. Changes in council and the mayors position can also cause a lack of continuity for city employees with regard to accountability, payroll, discipline and promotion.

Comments (5)
Sunday 12/14/2014
Safe Routes To School encourages safe walking
Posted: December 14, 2014

How pedestrian savvy are we?

Comments (0)
Sunday 11/30/2014
Take stock of your blessings on Thanksgiving
Posted: November 30, 2014

The past year should remind all of us that life doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

Comments (2)
Sunday 11/02/2014
Some suggestions when you go to the polls
Posted: November 02, 2014

Today the Daily Bee continues its tradition of endorsing candidates or causes we feel will best represent the interests of residents in Bonner and Boundary counties.

Comments (152)
Sunday 10/12/2014
Environment, economy can co-exist
Posted: October 12, 2014

Let’s acknowledge something right up front. Many of the Idahoans pleading for fewer governmental regulations have a vested interest in what that would mean to them: More money.

Comments (1)
Sunday 08/31/2014
Disorganized and disappointing Bonner County Fair
Posted: August 31, 2014

From the perspective of my kindergartener:

Comments (6)
Tuesday 08/26/2014
‘Land of Awes’ was simply awe-mazing
Posted: August 26, 2014

The Land of Awes theme was greeted with a blizzard of ahhs as this year’s county fair overcame bad weather to put on one of the best shows in recent memory.

Comments (4)
Sunday 08/24/2014
Protecting lake is just good governance
Posted: August 24, 2014

The loudest round of applause for Gov. Butch Otter Wednesday at the Sandpoint Rotary meeting was when he reiterated he is standing “with us” when it comes to protecting the precious water in Lake Pend Oreille.

Comments (2)
Tuesday 08/19/2014
Idaho committed to protecting Pend Oreille
Posted: August 19, 2014

I called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration this week to work with Idaho in developing a new long-term lake level management plan for Lake Pend Oreille.

Comments (5)
Tuesday 08/05/2014
Storm response reveals community spirit
Posted: August 05, 2014

All a person has to do is read or watch the news and something bad is bound to happen.

Comments (3)
Sunday 07/20/2014
Endangered Species Act out of control
Posted: July 20, 2014

Endangered Species Act out of control

Comments (2)
Sunday 06/08/2014
Moose in the flower garden, oh my!
Posted: June 08, 2014

Most people enjoy the moose that come to visit towns and feel that they are a part of what makes northern Idaho a special place to live.   However, the enjoyment of living with wildlife, especially moose, occasionally comes with some degree of consternation.  

Comments (0)
Sunday 05/18/2014
'Take Me Fishing' trailer tours Panhandle
Posted: May 18, 2014

The Panhandle Region “Take Me Fishing” trailer has geared up for another season of fishing, and the fun has already started.

Comments (0)
Sunday 04/27/2014
Monument should stay in Farmin Park
Posted: April 27, 2014

I visited Farmin Park Thursday, March 13, curious about the Ten Commandments monument hullabaloo. I sought out the people/organization(s) who lodged the complaint, and surprise!, they were nowhere to be seen. They were in Madison, Wis. “They” are the Freedom From Religion Foundation, headquartered in Madison. All the people attending this rally were, as far as I could tell, in opposition to the FFRF.

Comments (9)
Sunday 04/13/2014
Increased rail traffic risks outweigh benefits
Posted: April 13, 2014

Our community of Sandpoint was founded on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille thanks, in part, to the railroads. The railroads hauled white pine back east, brought many of our early settlers here, and kept them supplied and connected with the rest of America .

Comments (6)
Tuesday 04/08/2014
Be a part of democracy, attend forum
Posted: April 08, 2014

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

Comments (2)
Coldwater Creek bankruptcy filing expected soon
Posted: April 08, 2014

SANDPOINT — Uncertainty is rising and stock prices are falling at Coldwater Creek as business reporters and insiders are predicting the company will soon file for bankruptcy.

Comments (14)