Letters to the Editor

Why can’t sheriff’s inmates help clean up litter?

May 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Driving around Bonner County I see lots of trash alongside Highway 95 and Highway 2 as well as some side streets. Who put it all there? Was it tourists or locals? You decide.Furthermore who’s going to pick it all up? Why can’t our illustrio...

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Be on lookout for Pack River turtles

May 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

The weather is warming up and the turtles are on the move again.As you may remember for the past two years, turtle-crossing signs were put up by the Idaho Transportation Department on the Pack River bridge area on Highway 200. Regrettably, ...

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Where’s the long-term benefit of second bridge

May 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Isn’t BNSF wonderful? The barrage of BNSF full-page ads paint a very rosy picture. What could go wrong?Maybe we should look at what they’re not telling us.First they tell us how fuel efficient their trains are at saving the planet from harm...

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‘Full Mantis’ offers excellent look at Milford Graves

May 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

For those of you who have access to Amazon Prime’s streaming service I highly recommend the documentary film “Full Mantis” which is about Milford Graves who is considered to be one of the greatest free jazz drummers. Several years ago there...

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Reach across political divide to slow climate change

May 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Letter-writer Monte Heil dismisses the threat posed by human-caused global warming. However, it’s important to note that 58 former U.S. national security leaders, including 35 admirals and generals, sent a letter on climate change to Presi...

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Base decisions on the rules not arbitrary reasons

May 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Closely watching the Tillberg rezone request to MUR of 8-plus acres, certain to help tackle our city’s housing issues, P&Z held a hearing on March 5 regarding the rezone. All parties affected were advised of the chance to comment. The c...

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Climate change doomsayers relying on false prophecies

May 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Jack DeBaun (Daily Bee, April 16, 2019) continues to reject solid, factual scientific evidence while clinging desperately to politically-motivated pseudo-science. For Jack, gravity has become the “lid” on Earth’s atmosphere which prevents t...

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Better, cheaper options exist for full garbage cans

May 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

$50,000 per year for electronic garbage cans? Surely doubling the amount of staff for $10,000 a year less would be more cost effective.How about add some more bins where the existing ones get full too quickly? Less frequent emptying of the ...

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FSPW needs to listen to what community wants

May 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

For Earth Day, Phil Hough of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness wrote we must “save” the Scotchman area. But he and FSPW still can’t tell us what we must save it from. The only real change to the area in decades, has been the summer inva...

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Support the future of our kids, schools

May 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

The West Bonner County School District school supplemental levy vote is May 21 and it is an important vote. This is not a new tax, this is a replacement tax and will not cost you more — it will in fact cost you less — unless your assessed p...

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