Letters to the Editor

What’s the matter with green grass at War Memorial Field?

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Why install artificial turf at War Memorial Field when green grass is just fine? Feed the grass once a year, water it as necessary, mow and trim as needed. Come on folks, this is Sandpoint, Idaho, not a major city and War Memorial Field doe...

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LPOSD’s lack of accountability comes at taxpayers’ expense

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

After LPOSD’s permanent levy passed on Nov. 5 by a super-slim margin, a shocking revelation a couple of days later showed that LPOSD had failed to put legally required language on the ballot that would have advised voters that the levy woul...

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Sick of school levies? Then invest in Idaho

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Idaho homeowners: I get it. You’re sick of property taxes. Idaho has the hottest housing market in the country, and chances are when you get your property tax bill, your own home feels like a Rocketship blasting off into space without you i...

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God designed climate to always be changing

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

In his letter (Daily Bee, Feb. 13), Lee Santa not only resorts to numerous childish provocations, but he makes several false and misleading comments as well.Among his juvenile taunts he says: “… what part of security do you not understand?”...

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School district has violated two Idaho laws

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Lake Pend Oreille School District violated Idaho law when it omitted required ballot language on its November levy ballot, which in turn violated the statue that outlines the duties of all Idaho school boards.Here’s how:Idaho law govern...

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It’s time for more democracy, not less

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Some people are, perhaps understandably, scared of what democracy would mean for them and their lives. Perhaps “Chicken” Dixon was a misnomer, considering his blatant disregard for democracy and the will of the people. Some of these politic...

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What are the facts regarding Festival at Sandpoint?

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Re: Ranel Hanson’s letter of 13 Feb. and the Festival. I had some concerns about the accuracy of some of the things Ranel stated. Ranel stated that “any performer the Festival has worked with refuse to appear where guns are allowed.”From w...

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Funding to advocate for our children is never out of line

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Articles and letters to the editor have been printed in local newspapers recently with negative opinions about West Bonner School District’s attempt to adopt policy to allow homeless children into school without birth certificates, proof of...

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More jobs doesn’t means things better for all Americans

February 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

President Trump claimed the economy is doing well in his State of the Union address, touting increases in jobs. I myself have more work and more income since he took office. But while jobs have increased and unemployment eased up, those who...

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A brief explanation of democratic socialism

February 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

What is democratic socialism?Democratic socialism is an ideology that prioritizes empowering the most disadvantaged in order to lead their lives directly in the workplace, etc. Social democracy is the ideology that is (allegedly) supported ...

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