Opinion

Vote Lawrence, Guinnan for city posts

October 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

After moving to Sandpoint in 2015, it would be an understatement to say I have been shocked and disappointed at some of the behaviors I’ve witnessed from the present mayor. In my opinion: Name calling, attempted nepotism, stereotyping, beli...

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The rules of logic and climate change

September 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mr. Heil (Daily Bee, Aug. 17, 2019) rightly states that, when two experts disagree, it is impossible to tell which one is correct based on their credentials alone. However, the question of anthropogenic global warming is not a matter of two...

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Paperwork stands in our way of helping

September 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

My friend nearly lost her life because she fell into the Medicaid gap. Along the way, she was required to fill out paperwork for an application for financial “help” from the county. Tens of pages of information. And they gave her three whol...

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Sheriff needs to stick to the job he was hired to do

September 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Am I reading this correctly in Saturday’s Daily Bee that Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Bonner County are suing the city of Sandpoint for allowing the Festival of Sandpoint to prohibit firearms at their annual concert series. Why the heck does a...

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Work continues on county road projects

September 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in the spring, as mud squishes under your boots, then begin to make plans for strides forward during ...

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Starting a dialogue on education, schools

September 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

I want to thank the community for your trust in me as the new Lake Pend Oreille School District superintendent. As a long-standing Bonner County resident, and graduate of Sandpoint High School, I can sincerely state that I am committed to t...

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What a great night out for community, nonprofits

September 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

I want to thank Jon and Vicki at the Idaho Pour Authority for allowing the Bonner Partners In Care Free Health Clinic to take part in their Wednesday night fundraisers for local nonprofits. Our clinic offers free health care to those in our...

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President Trump, stop hurting our grandchildren

September 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the early 1950s, my grandfather was a businessman in a small town in Montana. He was politically active and once ran as the Republican candidate for county commissioner. His word was his bond, he treated women with dignity, he was fiscal...

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Day celebrates Idaho’s sportsmen, women

September 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Saturday, Sept. 28 marks our nation’s 47th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day. Formalized by Congress in 1971 and signed as an official Presidential Proclamation by President Richard Nixon in 1972, NHFD is a great opportunity to come t...

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Climate change not caused by modern man

September 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is desperation in Jack DeBaun’s letters on climate change. De Baun prefers insult to reason when attempting to refute those with differing opinions. He feigns adherence to science yet ignores the provable fact that while climate chang...

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