Opinion

WBCSD levy is not for the students

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

After the resounding March 12 defeat of West Bonner County’s School District’s $3 million levy, the district has begun their next campaign by promoting the same levy for a May 21 election.Apparently not able to understand what “no” is, they...

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WBCSD levy is a sign of the times

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Whose money does the West Bonner County School District spend? That is a good question. If you had attended one of the local school board meetings this winter, part of this mystery would have been revealed.A principal at an elementary schoo...

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Community’s support made fire training course a success

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently, eight members of West Pend Oreille Fire and one member of West Priest Lake Fire completed an intense three-month Essentials of Firefighting course, hosted by West Pend Oreille Fire and sponsored by the Emergency Services Training ...

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Sage Dixon is not a true representative

April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’ve read with interest Sage Dixon’s long and rambling response of April 2 on the Idaho citizen’s initiative regarding the Medicaid expansion. Mostly he seems to be hiding the real issue by trying to impress us with a history lesson based o...

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Perhaps, human rights task force is the contradiction

April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Charles Pope (Daily Bee, March 21), correctly exposes the inconsistency of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force and like organizations regarding abortion. BCHRTF president Brenda Hammond (Daily Bee, April 11) says, “For example, the qu...

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As change comes, work to preserve the best of this paradise

April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

To Brad Smith: In your April 14, 2019, letter you asked what we can do to ensure that the place we all love stays the place that we love. You don’t say what it is that you have loved and lost. Anyone who has lived here for over 25 years ask...

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Problem in the world? The Russians are to blame

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Mueller-Democrat-GOP circus, a two-year fiasco costing taxpayers millions, accomplished what? We already knew the Russians controlled Mueller. We knew Adam Schiff was a Kremlin asset. And we knew, for a fact, that President Trump follow...

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Validation of initiative process is a good thing

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Having just visited a state that “flipped” six congressional seats from GOP to Democrats in last November’s election — the primary issue being health care — it was encouraging to see that Medicaid expansion passed in Idaho’s Legislature an...

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Politics, laws of man are illusions with no real meaning

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I pity Donald Trump.For the most part, politics is an activity by individuals with low levels of consciousness. Politics and the laws of man are illusions with no real meaning. These things have little to do with consciousness.Since science...

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Why wilderness? For us, our kids, the future

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Americans came together 49 years ago to celebrate the first Earth Day. We committed to making our planet a more liveable place. We’ve cleaned up our water. We’ve reduced air pollution. We can drink and breathe easier now.We have built trail...

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