Letters to the Editor

Principle should always hold sway over ideology

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Senator Grow’s bill to make it harder to qualify a voter initiative for the ballot was introduced recently in the Senate State Affairs Committee. Idaho’s Constitution is clear — political power is inherent in the people (Article 1 Section 2...

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What is being taught to our children again?

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Did you know that Arctic Sea ice coverage was lower one thousand years ago? Or that there “… has been no decline in polar bear numbers or health?” How about “the strongest hurricane to strike New England occurred on August 25, 1635.” Not Hu...

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Where are the rights of unborn babies?

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I would like to briefly address the president of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force, Brenda Hammond and her letter to the editor about the human right to a healthy environment. I would have to say I agreed with many of the points she...

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Levy vote is over, now the work begins

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

The levy vote is over. Now the work begins.I would ask those who opposed the levy get together and come up with your main concerns and your vision of education for Bonner County over the next several years. Then during the next two years se...

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Bonner County Calendar - March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

THURSDAY, March 21NEW ACTIVITIESScott Taylor: Thursday Night Solo Series concert; 6-8 p.m., MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar. Info.: mickduffs.com/beerhall“The Wedding Guest”: globe-trotting thriller by director Michael Winterbottom; 7:30 p....

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Is truth relative? Bias chart claims raises doubts

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

A few weeks ago, the Daily Bee devoted effectively an entire page to an idea (visually represented by a bell-shaped curve) by Vanessa Otero purportedly ranking the myriad of news-providing entities in the U.S .in order to reveal the biases ...

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Comments were tipping point for supporting incumbent

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m an Independent conservative who’s voted against every incumbent for the last four or five election cycles … 20, 25 years. Perhaps I’m being stupid, but I view incumbency as a scourge, especially the incumbent electeds in Congress. Howev...

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Skilled EMS crews continue to provide care

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

As your Bonner County EMS medical director, I want to assure you that skilled EMS personnel continue to provide high quality EMS services to our community, despite the temporary gap in leadership following the recent resignation of Robert B...

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Know your rights or lose your rights

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last year in Idaho, 23,599 families were reported to the Idaho Health and Welfare Child Protective Services. Idaho law requires mandatory reporting by all persons suspecting abuse. Reporting can be anonymous and may be done by anyone. While...

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A few thoughts on water rights and wells

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sen. Jim Woodward,Thanks for the article in the Daily Bee Sunday (March 3, 2019). A few years back I became quite concerned about the Ravenwood Development as several of the new “neighbors” were adding more wells than the already drilled on...

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