Letters to the Editor

The truth is often scarier than believing the lie

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

We like being lied to. When the truth doesnít agree with our worldview, we donít want to hear it. Thatís why we watch and listen to news programs that reinforce our beliefs and we so easily accept the lies of our political leaders and talki...

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A previous letter to the editor resonates with a local

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Right on.As I was walking from the paper box to the house this morning, I was reading the headlines of the Daily Bee.As I walked along, I thought what a simple idea I had to solve this problem. As I later sat drinking my morning coffee, I...

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To whom does the city administrator report?

June 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a long-time Sandpoint city resident, I recently learned that our city administratorís salary is $116,000 per year plus benefits, totaling approximately $150,000 per year. Needless to say, I was quite surprised.I have a question with rega...

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Cut the rhetoric and get the facts straight

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Itís ironic that Ken Thacker criticized the residents of Bonner County who voted against wilderness for supposed rhetoric and misinformation, yet his letter was composed almost entirely of made-up exaggerations and he bungled the date of th...

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Hunter is only effective predator for geese

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Canada goose lives 10-24 years. Adults are monogamous. They hatch two to nine goslings a year. When the goslings are one year old, they fly back to their birthplace. Relocating isnít realistic. Like the salmon, these geese know where th...

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We must help the geese before itís too late

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Time is very short. By noon this Friday, June 14, we must demand that City Council reopen this issue on their agenda. We must be a voice for a multitude of Canada geese at City Beach, who may be ultimately destined for euthanasia should San...

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Canadian company is the real carpetbagger

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Herb, you are way off base on this. The carpetbagger is the Canadian company coming here to take advantage of a depressed economyís cheap labor, land, and abundant hydro-power. Our environmentís air and water quality for decades be damned....

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Where is the integrity in Bonner County?

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Integrity: 1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; ethical 2. Internal consistency or lack of corruption: honesty, fairness, good character, moral, decency, trustworthy.Recently, it has become apparent many electe...

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Newest goose measures are far from humane

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

I attended the City Council meeting on June 5 to hear public comments that were not on the agenda, specifically addressing the geese waste issue at City Beach.I know the various methods that the City Parks & Recreation Department has tr...

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Thompsonís leadership guided many reporters

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 1979, I was working for Pete and Dellie Thompson as wire editor/occasional editorial writer for The Daily Bee.Steve Symms, then an Idaho congressman, did something typically Symmian. Knowing Pete was no admirer of Symms I wrote an editor...

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