Letters to the Editor

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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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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Why is it wrong to ask our officials questions?

June 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Relative to my questions at the June 25 Bonner County commissioners meeting, I didn’t realize I couldn’t ask questions, that I could only make a statement.As taxpaying citizens, we deserve to know the truth, and the commissioners to be tran...

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Kootenai paving job leaves much to be desired

June 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Who is responsible for paving some of the streets in Sandpoint and Kootenai? If anyone has driven on North Main Street in Kootenai it’s like driving on a wash board. This street would be smoother if it were not paved and just a dirt road. H...

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