Opinion

Comments were tipping point for supporting incumbent

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m an Independent conservative who’s voted against every incumbent for the last four or five election cycles … 20, 25 years. Perhaps I’m being stupid, but I view incumbency as a scourge, especially the incumbent electeds in Congress. Howev...

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Skilled EMS crews continue to provide care

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

As your Bonner County EMS medical director, I want to assure you that skilled EMS personnel continue to provide high quality EMS services to our community, despite the temporary gap in leadership following the recent resignation of Robert B...

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Know your rights or lose your rights

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last year in Idaho, 23,599 families were reported to the Idaho Health and Welfare Child Protective Services. Idaho law requires mandatory reporting by all persons suspecting abuse. Reporting can be anonymous and may be done by anyone. While...

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A few thoughts on water rights and wells

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sen. Jim Woodward,Thanks for the article in the Daily Bee Sunday (March 3, 2019). A few years back I became quite concerned about the Ravenwood Development as several of the new “neighbors” were adding more wells than the already drilled on...

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Thank you to Ski Patrol, EMS and BGH staff

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Thursday, February 21, 2019 while skiing the Snow Ghosts runs on Schweitzer Basin I suffered a broken hip which resulted in a total hip replacement at Bonner General Health. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Schweitzer S...

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Bravo for a well-thought-out opinion

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Bravo to Chuck Hulbert for his well-thought-out and well-expressed My Turn piece of Feb. 5. If we all examined our own perspectives and contemplated what others’ perspectives might be before we judged each other, what a wonderful world this...

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Dems’ open border policy to blame for illegal alien problem

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The liberal Democratic open border policy, practiced for decades by the U.S. is largely responsible for the illegal alien (undocumented immigrant) problem in the U.S. today. With the tidal wave of aliens crossing into the United States, it’...

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Who is twisting the facts in the county and why?

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Tom Cleveland of the Bonner County Republican Central Committee, and author of the resolution that ended Bonner County participation in the Bonner Regional Team said of the BRT, that “It’s brought in as a charade and then one day you wake u...

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Library offers a welcome respite in current times

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

I usually write these letters to be against others, their position, a cause or interest I find wrong or unfair. Here, however, I’d like to take a positive road.Last year, the our library expanded its facility without asking for increased ta...

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Do we have to censor the news before our children see it?

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

I remember Ronald Reagan and how he made me feel. I was proud to have him as my president. At 18 I was able to vote for him in 1984 and I did. He was clearly a good man. No women accused him of sexually assaulting them, he was rarely accuse...

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