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Updated 1 week, 5 days ago

Economic fairness effort needs real leadership

With a pending economic collapse, mass unemployment, and mass evictions one would think Idahoans for a Fair Wage...

Updated 18 hours, 2 minutes ago
Lack of courtesy may put mask-use issue into court

Will someone who believes that wearing a mask into the library or any other establishment disenfranchises them please write a letter to the editor of this paper explaining how you came to believe that and what yo...

Updated 18 hours, 2 minutes ago
It’s time to THINK before we spout off

A common local’s conversation starter is “what brought you to Sandpoint?” My standard answer was “a big lake, a big ski hill, and a small friendly town.” Sadly, I must change my answer; we are no longer the frien...

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Terrorization of Canada geese has got to stop

The Canada geese are gone from City Beach — thanks to a few who hold office in Sandpoint, namely the city administrator and the Parks and Recreation director. The time and date were not given to the public.

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Flatten the curve with kindness and helping each other

Yesterday while I was shopping in a grocery store that requires masks, I looked up to see a man I didn’t recognize without one. He looked as hot as me, and as lost.

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Elected saboteurs seem intent on bankrupting Sandpoint

Bonner County, with the endorsement of two commissioners, is suing Sandpoint because the Festival at Sandpoint, which rents Memorial Field from the city, doesn’t allow guns into concerts. Two private individuals ...

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Wearing a mask doesn’t infringe upon your rights

Several things have become sadly evident. People who resist wearing a mask exhibit a deep sense of grievance, a lack of generosity, absence of personal responsibility and, perhaps most importantly, overwhelming i...

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
You know it is bad when Canada doesn’t want us

A couple of times in my life, after losing faith in our voters, I vowed to move to Canada — once in 1972 when Nixon was re-elected president. (In 1974 he was forced to resign.)

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Citizens were welcomed in effort to protect community

Sandpoint’s mayor received a letter of demands from Black Lives Matter. Turns out, he is in line with them.

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Like the political climate, most people are now extremist

After reading the pro and con debate in regard to the mask wearing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, I have come to the following conclusion. Most people are extremist — the same as the political cl...

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
It is our responsbility to protect the Constitution

To you, the young high school students who were protesting and exercising your First Amendment rights, at the south end of the Long Bridge and elsewhere. I wonder if you know that you are being used? The BLM prot...

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
Taxpayer dollars going to fund out-of-town lawyers

Two of the current county commissioners decided to use taxpayer money in the amount of $200,000 and counting to sue the city of Sandpoint and in effect the Festival at Sandpoint.

Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago
We’ve now entered into the Twilight Zone

I must have missed the signpost up ahead, because I have obviously entered the Twilight Zone. Looting has become rationalized as just a protest. Defending your property has become a crime. Pride in your country h...

Updated 1 week ago
It’s time to recall Governor Brad Little

Idaho was thrown into severe economic distress in March when Governor Brad Little declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus. It was an unprecedented constitutional violation to basically lock up the en...

Updated 1 week ago
Mask opponents are in the minority in region

I just returned from a road trip to the High Sierras in California that took me through five states: Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California.

Updated 1 week ago
Recommendations needed to protect community’s health

I recently went to the Farmers Market in Sandpoint and expressed my concern of being around individuals wearing bacteria infested possibly infectious face masks. I am concerned for my health and observe proper so...