Letters to the Editor

This holiday season, don’t forget the seniors

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

On behalf of the Sandpoint Area Senior Center, I would like you to publish this letter, asking for community support of the senior center. We recently sent out a small mailing, having no money for a larger mailing, so we are only reaching ...

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Idaho needs to add a state track inspector

December 06, 2018 at 11:34 am

They say never let a fox guard the hen house, but that’s how Idaho operates when it comes to railroad safety. Sandpoint should take this into careful consideration as BNSF Railway pushes for a new bridge over Lake Pend Oreille.Last year, BN...

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Immigration is part of the American dream

December 06, 2018 at 11:34 am

Social Security will be in trouble financially as we, the baby boomers, age and take our turn. Some think Social Security is a bank account, the taxes were taken out and plunked into an account waiting for when we retire. Instead Social Sec...

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Freedom is dependent upon the truth

December 06, 2018 at 11:34 am

Freedom in all of its applications is dependent on truth. (“the truth: bix weir, Nov 17, 2018”) describes at minute 26 the seriousness of current national events. Weir’s theme of “exposing the truth” is a mature and non-partisan effort towa...

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Climate ‘science’ backed by the emotional, irrational

December 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Let someone dare to challenge today’s version of climate “science” and the useful idiots of the political left come screaming out of the woodwork with their emotional and irrational rantings. It’s all politics, of course. The majority of re...

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Controlled studies have validated climate change science

December 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Monte Heil (Daily Bee, Nov. 25, 2018) contends climate change is “mere speculation” and “only a theory.” To clarify matters, climate change (global warming) is not a theory. It is a fact supported by many thousands of empirical data points ...

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Carbon emissions bill deserves everyone’s support

December 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in Congress by two Republicans and three Democrats on Nov. 27.This policy will reduce America’s emissions by 33 percent within 10 years, improving health and saving lives. Additio...

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Remain engaged in the democratic process

December 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Bonner County Republican Central Committee wishes to thank everyone who came out to vote in the November election. The voter turnout of 73 percent was impressive.While the passage of Medicaid expansion is not in line with our platform, ...

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A solution for the immigration problem

December 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

As I watch the news about the wave of people approaching the United States and their intent to enter the U.S., through a non-legal process I can’t but think there must be a solution to this problem. In the states, we have those who oppose t...

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The hard facts? Climate change is real

December 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

At the end of his letter (Daily Bee, Nov. 22, 2018), Cort Gifford offers sage advice — “Educate yourself.” The most effective way to do that is to thoroughly examine all the pertinent evidence and derive conclusions that are best supported ...

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