Opinion

New state laws will help District 7 residents

July 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

A string of new Idaho laws are protecting our freedoms, making us safer, and helping our economy. July 1 is always a special day in the Gem State; it’s when most of the laws passed during the legislative session actually go into effect. It ...

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Surely a better solution exists for city’s goose problem

July 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have always understood that geese mate for life and always return to the same location for nesting. So how can the geese that hang out at City Beach be relocated? Won’t they actually fly back to where Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Direct...

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Learn the facts about the airport, area’s pilots

July 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a commercial and professional pilot, aircraft owner, Sandpoint native, 24-year-old who is always advocating for the best of my hometown, I’d like to answer some ignorant and offensive statements made by Maureen Tillberg about the airport...

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A bit of reading to warm the senses

July 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The hottest year in Idaho was 1934 and the coldest was 1985. The hottest temperature was 118 in Orofino in 1934. The most consecutive days with the high temperature equal to or greater than 90 was June to September 1967. (From coolweather.n...

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The camel’s nose, geese and addressing problems

July 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

RE: The camel’s nose under the tent …I recently returned to the Sandpoint area from Seattle and am following with interest the City Beach goose debate. I have seen firsthand in Seattle what happens when a problem is allowed to gain a footho...

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Renewing Declaration of Independence’s spirit

July 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a remarkable Declaration, proclaiming the thirteen American colonies to be free from British control. The delegates famously stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all...

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What will it take for fair gas prices in town?

July 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

As of Tuesday, June 25, the price of a gallon of gas In Coeur d’Alene is $2.55, Spokane is $2.64, Bonners Ferry $2.77, and Sandpoint is still over $3 a gallon, according to gasbuddyidaho.com. In April and May of this year, I had to travel t...

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Quick response by BCSO led to rescue

July 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Thank you, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.Recently, our daughter and granddaugher went missing. After three hours of her not being where she said she would be, I called 911. Within a very short time, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office responded...

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Improving vets’ access to mental health care

July 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

When we think of what it means to be healthy, we often think of physical health--maintaining an optimal weight, eating well and not having any ailments slowing us down. However, the definition of “healthy” includes not just physical but als...

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When you talk, state officials must listen

June 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Back in the 1980s, there was a brokerage firm called E.F. Hutton that had one of the better advertising slogans of the decade: “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” Believe it or not, the same can be said of all of you when it comes to M...

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