Vote for local option tax on Nov. 6

Print Article

War Memorial Field. Have you ever sat in the grandstands to watch your children, grandchildren, or friends play, perform or graduate there? WMF and City Beach may be the two most recognizable “features” of our town.

How important is it? It was very important to the veterans who dedicated it, praying that our youth could play there in peace. Our veterans, more than any of us, know the price of peace. Thousands have played or performed at WMF for decades. Many thousands more will. The question is: Will spectators have a place to sit to watch?How important is the roar of the crowd when our soccer teams scores a goal or our football team a touchdown? How important is it to have your family there when you graduate? If you ask the athletes or graduates, I'd be willing to bet they would say it's important.

Is it worth a five-year sacrifice on our part to pay only one-half cent on the dollar to build safe grandstands accessible to all? I hope so. A “yes” vote will also allow county residents and tourists to help us pay for those improvements.Sandpoint City Council was wise enough to offer us one project to vote on — not a list of ambiguous “improvements.” Let's be wise enough to honor that integrity and say yes, we can do this together.

I'm hoping Sandpoint voters will join me in voting yes to Sandpoint's future on Nov. 6.

HELEN NEWTON

Sandpoint

Print Article

Read More News

Sandpoint approves wastewater facility plan

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — With its aging infrastructure, the city has replaced or rehabilitated nearly a quarter of its wastewater treatment system over the past 10 years. “So the city has done a lot, but there i...

Comments

Read More

Shopping district shaking off the dust

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee The trucks and dust are gone, and construction season is complete and the Sandpoint Shopping District is ready to celebrate. Downtown businesses are hosting “Dust Off Downtown” on Thursday, Oct. 2...

Comments

Read More

GOP bus tour alights in county

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee PONDERAY — There is no mystery as to why people are fleeing other states and flocking to the Gem State, according to Idaho GOP candidates and incumbents. “It’s no wonder they’re leaving whatever sta...

Comments

Read More

Mammograms: No reason not to do it

October 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Breast cancer was the last thing on Patricia Goullette’s mind. At age 66, she was working part time, building a house and helping to care for her husband, who has medical problems. She was also deal...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X