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Updated 1 week, 2 days ago

Progress on master planning efforts updated

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, city business, along with the rest of the economy, had slowed down consid...

Updated 9 hours, 32 minutes ago
Only two words will do for our vets: Thank you

Raymond and Simone Ramager wanted me to extend their gratitude to America for the liberation of their beloved country on June 6, 1944.

Updated 2 days, 9 hours ago
Heather Scott is portrayed in the 6th season of ‘Bosch’

I love the Amazon Prime crime series “Bosch” whose star and producer is Titus Welliver. Other than the great writing and story lines, one of the reasons I like the series is the Welliver character’s name is Hiero...

Updated 2 days, 9 hours ago
We, the people, are peons in today’s Washington, D.C.

Trump has risen to cream of the crop in the cesspool that is Trump’s Washington. Trump’s socialism, where the mega-wealthy and corporate America get major tax breaks, is bankrupting our country.

Updated 2 days, 9 hours ago
There is no excuse for overlooking veterans

It was Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. Do you know what Memorial Day means? It does not mean, “Oh, I get a day off” or “no school” or “let’s go have fun.” It is a day to observe the men and women who fought for o...

Updated 2 days, 9 hours ago
With rights comes the responsibility of owning them

To paraphrase a quote I read recently: Loudly demanding your rights without also accepting the responsibilities of owning those rights, is not an example of freedom or liberty, it is an exhibit of childish adoles...

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
Masks aren’t just worn by Democrats

I had been hearing from people that a new “thing” is going around in other states accusing people who wear mask as being Democrats. In North Dakota that issue was addressed by state officials to the public to sto...

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
Let’s take care of each other during this difficult time

Last week Govenor Little put stage three of the COVID-19 plan into effect: reopenings of playgrounds, city hall, businesses (bars, theaters) on Saturday, and, if all goes well, go to stage four (the last stage) b...

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
Maybe it’s time to switch to electric or hybrid vehicles?

Now that everyone is getting out more I have noticed the price of regular gas has gone up 26 cents a gallon in less then two weeks at the station where I buy gas. How fair is this of whoever sets the price for ga...

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
This volunteer opportunity is one you don’t want to miss

I recently completed my four-year term on the city of Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission. It was a great experience and allowed me to continue providing service to my community in an area of extreme inter...

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Lockdown was nothing more than a disease of lies

We have experienced the most egregious move to socialism and debt ever in our country’s history. Started under the direction of “conservativism” with the excuses of “protecting the people,” freedom and our consti...

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Stop the instanity and stop complying with restrictions

In response to Jay Mock’s recent letter regarding the changes at the Sandpoint Farmers Market: they just hung their own noose in the form of grants received for useless COVID-19 compliance measures.

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Ida B. Wells, a history lesson

A year and a half ago, our youngest son and his wife gave birth to a baby girl, whom they named Ida. When we asked where her name came from, they told us she was named after Ida B. Wells. It was the first time I ...

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
The ongoing turf debate at War Memorial Field

With the ongoing debate over artificial turf at Memorial Field I wanted to touch on a few more points that haven’t made it into the limelight. Not yet, anyway.

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Thanks to whoever dreamed up ‘perfect’ District 7

Just curious as to who is running in the primary from District 7? Some folks don’t remember the process in 2000 when the politicos from the Republican party thought we should become a member of District 7 despite...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
If dandelions were toilet paper, we’d all be flush

By golly, Guy, I’m a telling ya that iffin’ dandelions was T.P. I would be flush, but not so. Really stinks huh?