Letters to the Editor

Bear-baiting not a serious threat in Idaho

January 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Three environmental activist groups now threaten to sue the Forest Service over bear-baiting in Idaho (Daily Bee, Dec 31). Some of the same activists tried a bear-baiting and hound-hunting ballot initiative in 1996 and failed, because Idaho...

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Local students deserve recognition for essays

January 01, 2019 at 12:12 pm

I write this letter because these students deserve recognition for something positive, a novel idea! Optimistically, you will publish it, it is not about me, or the BPO Elks, we get enough press. Five members of the Elks volunteered their S...

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The American white man is an endangered species

January 01, 2019 at 12:12 pm

The American white man is an endangered species. What the Trump “make America great again” is all about is preserving white privilege and keeping people of color under the white man’s thumb. The American white man is terrified about the fa...

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Climate fanatics in line with totalitarianism’s ultimate goal

January 01, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Debunking the absurd claims of climate change fanatics is easy enough. One might refer to the following website for starters: www.globalclimatescam.com/about-2/.Another easy way to disprove their absurd claims is by simply using sound reaso...

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Kalispel Tribe’s Class I request deserves support

December 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

We, the board of Citizens Against Newport Silicon Smelter, go on record in full support of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians’ request for Class I re-designation.We believe a Class I would protect the environment and preserve the state’s high qu...

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BNSF has difficult time scheduling train traffic

December 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

In response to Courtney Wallace’s treatise on the safety procedures for BNSF railroad (Daily Bee, Dec. 20), I don’t think anyone disagrees with the effort currently being made. In light of the fact that BNSF experienced four derailments in ...

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A word of advice to climate change contrarians

December 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

A word of advice to climate change contrarians: Check the accuracy of your source material before touting it as evidence against human-caused global warming. In a recent letter (Daily Bee, Dec. 18), Jeremy Conlin plays up a chart that purpo...

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Water infrastructure plays huge role in Idaho

December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we spend time with family and friends this Christmas season — tromping through the snow to get a Christmas tree, skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, ice skating, or just shoveling snow and ice off of our driveways and sidewalks — the snow we...

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We need to understand 5G technology before backing it

December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

In her letter “Sandpoint doesn’t need to be a ‘smart city’” on December 16, Anne Chamberlain expressed concerns about so-called 5G technology, which is likely coming soon to a street corner near you. Unfortunately, with the apparent “need f...

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Elks volunteers making a difference in our community

December 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Local Elks lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be busy helping our communities this holiday season. Thousands of needy families will receive food baskets and presents. The Elks National President, Micha...

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