Letters to the Editor

Hunter is only effective predator for geese

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Canada goose lives 10-24 years. Adults are monogamous. They hatch two to nine goslings a year. When the goslings are one year old, they fly back to their birthplace. Relocating isn’t realistic. Like the salmon, these geese know where th...

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We must help the geese before it’s too late

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Time is very short. By noon this Friday, June 14, we must demand that City Council reopen this issue on their agenda. We must be a voice for a multitude of Canada geese at City Beach, who may be ultimately destined for euthanasia should San...

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Canadian company is the real carpetbagger

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Herb, you are way off base on this. The carpetbagger is the Canadian company coming here to take advantage of a depressed economy’s cheap labor, land, and abundant hydro-power. Our environment’s air and water quality for decades be damned....

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Where is the integrity in Bonner County?

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Integrity: 1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; ethical 2. Internal consistency or lack of corruption: honesty, fairness, good character, moral, decency, trustworthy.Recently, it has become apparent many electe...

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Newest goose measures are far from humane

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

I attended the City Council meeting on June 5 to hear public comments that were not on the agenda, specifically addressing the geese waste issue at City Beach.I know the various methods that the City Parks & Recreation Department has tr...

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Thompson’s leadership guided many reporters

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 1979, I was working for Pete and Dellie Thompson as wire editor/occasional editorial writer for The Daily Bee.Steve Symms, then an Idaho congressman, did something typically Symmian. Knowing Pete was no admirer of Symms I wrote an editor...

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The Russians did it; democracy is doomed

June 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Russians did it. They won. Western style Democracy will cease to exist. It may not end tomorrow or even a decade from now, but it is doomed. The accepted narrative is that the Russians attempted to meddle in the last presidential electi...

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USFS improperly created de facto wilderness

June 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mr. Thacker, the only reason “you” keep hearing from the wilderness “opposers” is that “you” continue your campaign to lock up the forest and restrict people. We continue to see wilderness propaganda even though “you” lost the vote last yea...

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The tale of Lee Pumroy, Felix Sparks & the NRA

June 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

As I watch our local and national news everyday, I’m getting numb to all the mass shootings AND senseless violence in our schools, churches, public buildings, etc. “As long as it doesn’t happen to me or my family” seems to be our attitudes ...

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Vote ensures healthcare progress will continue

June 06, 2019 at 12:04 pm

The healthcare providers of Bonner County, and most especially Bonner General Health, sincerely thank the voters of the Pend Oreille Hospital District for re-electing Dr. Scott Burgstahler to the POHD Board of Directors. Dr. Burgstahler’s o...

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