Letters to the Editor

Story on Robert E. Lee completely misses the point

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was astonishing to read the headline “Why would anyone want to tear down the statue of Robert E. Lee?” in the Lifestyles section of your Sunday, July 28, 2019 edition.I, for one, object to maintenance of icons of white supremacy. The art...

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Rural Idaho’s broadband problem must be solved

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Insufficient broadband in rural Idaho is putting our students, businesses, and communities at a significant disadvantage. I am working hard to get more of this essential to the people living outside the major metro areas.Our government need...

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Assault weapons don’t belong in the hands of civilians

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Before leaving for El Paso and Dayton, Donald Trump expressed support for requiring background checks on gun transfers but said there is “no political appetite” for banning assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.I would ask, “Is he mad?...

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Don’t bring firearms to The Festival

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, several individuals attended complaining about the The Festival at Sandpoint’s policy of no weapons at the concerts. They felt this policy violated their second amendment rights.First, this policy is in p...

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Crapo’s town hall answers were predictable

August 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest the article regarding Mike Crapo’s 30-minute town hall meeting in Sagle. All of the statements he made were right down the party line.Regarding mass shootings and gun violence, Crapo said “…the core issue is related to ...

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We don’t need gas czar setting ‘fair’ prices

August 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Every few months someone writes a letter to the editor complaining about the price of gas in Sandpoint compared to the price in Coeur d’Alene. When I see a price difference like this I first look to see if either the government or the mafia...

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Trains, jet planes and the dangers of WiFi

August 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read about a quiet town, with safety lights and gates at every crossing, where trains did not need to blow their beasty whistles. Why not do this for Sandpoint? Some move to Sandpoint to get out of the jet age, yet bring the jet age with ...

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Where are the false statements in previous letter?

August 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil’s letter (Daily Bee, July 28) stated that “my last letter made a number of false statements,” then proceeds to not name one statement I made that he claims is false. All Heil did was offer his opinion of a Scientific American art...

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Exactly how much is human contribution to climate change?

August 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Quite often we witness people who accuse others of cherry picking and ignoring the facts but do those very things themselves. An example was the moaning about the heat in France during the soccer tournament as the highest ever (and the resu...

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Official data shows proof that glaciers are receding

August 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

In my letter (Daily Bee, July 11, 2019), I provided evidence showing that Roger Roots, who falsely claims glaciers in Glacier Park are growing, is an unreliable source of information on the subject. In his letter (Daily Bee, July 18, 2019),...

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