Letters to the Editor

It’s time for an investigation of Adam Schiff

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have a question: Why can’t the Republican senators in Washington form a committee to investigate that nasty little congressmen, Adam Schiff. After all he is a politician from California and I’d bet he has things in is background that he w...

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If you own the media, you own the message

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Regarding the letter by Joan Sutton concerning property taxes: Perhaps one solution is only property owners, the ones ultimately footing the bill, should be allowed to vote on matters that require property tax for funding. That would surely...

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Do your part to keep access open this winter

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s almost snowmobile season! It’s time to grease the bearings and check the oil, but before you go out this year, make sure you know the rules for the 2019-2020 season. Will you be snowmobiling in Bonner or Boundary counties this winter? ...

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A better path forward for county’s EMS services

December 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last month, the Bonner County Fire Chiefs Association held three public forums. The BCFCA pointed out, in multiple, evidence-based ways, how emergency medical services would be improved in our county if all the EMS providers simply worked t...

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City Beach land swap is a wrong-headed pipe dream

December 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mayor Shelby Rognstad’s piece supporting the City Beach land swap is unfortunate. The plan or initial concept, much like the War Memorial Field “concept,” which passed in a divided vote by the council, is worth considering, but you’d think ...

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Many questions and our wonderful wild places

November 28, 2019 at 9:46 am

Nothing is more wild than our imagination. Blank spots on the map are places to explore; we enter them not knowing what we will find. We need wild places to challenge us. And maybe change us, too. If we are not quite sure how we will be whe...

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War Memorial Field proposal is disrespectful to veterans

November 28, 2019 at 9:46 am

1. Regarding War Memorial Field and the latest diagram/layout for the “New Memorial Field.” Time for the city to review the legality of what they propose. It is my understanding that this field was given to the veterans returning from war. ...

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Medicaid expansion remains the best plan for Idahoans

November 28, 2019 at 9:46 am

Members of the Idaho Legislature are spreading rumors that Medicaid expansion will throw thousands of people off health insurance and leave them with inadequate healthcare. The truth is that Idaho’s proposal for a “coverage choice” ( allowi...

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Community to thank for wildlife rescue’s success

November 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

It has been another successful year at Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue and we have the community to thank. None of this could be done without your help. Mystic Farm is a non-profit, 501(c)3. We operate 100% on donations, grants, and volunteers....

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Smelter, like air pollution, linked to still births

November 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Attention to young people who hope to work at the proposed silicon smelter in Newport, Wash., and young families living near the smelter. Be advised that “The Week” on Nov. 1, 2019 — health and science — states a study found 6.8% of 250,000...

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