Friday, December 09, 2022


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Updated 1 week, 3 days ago

It's beginning to look a lot like winter

Hello Bonner County residents – It’s beginning to look like that time of year again. Roads are frozen, snow is f...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
County's decisions matter, affect us all

On Dec. 7, the Bonner County commissioners will decide on goals and objectives for the county Land Use Plan. While the plan update was not as inclusive and open as it should be, the Planning Commission did adopt ...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Wilderness – make you feel my love

When the fourth Thursday of November arrives, we gather around friends and families for a day of Thanksgiving. As we count our blessings, let’s include wild ...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Remember the mail crews this holiday season

So please, I ask you! Everyone: remember your mailman or mail-lady this year! A simple note of thanks and some extra patience and understanding will go a long way. They go over and above every day. They’re stress...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Midterms were a victory for tribalism

On Nov. 8, Democrats emerged victorious as the party of identity politics.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Election is over; pick up your signs

Folks, the election was nearly two weeks ago.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Idaho’s enduring spirit of freedom

I have had the great opportunity this month to recognize 21 Idahoans with the 2022 Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award. I created the award in 20...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
A few thoughts on capital punishment, abortion

As I have consumed the blather regarding the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Who is profiting off the new construction?

As you drive around Sandpoint you see hundreds of new homes being built and many new apartment buildings being built.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Big Tech uses journalism; Big Tech should pay for it

The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society — especially over the news industry — has caught the attention of lawma...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
What can we do to help Ukraine?

Did I mention , my dear, that when I returned from Vietnam the day before Christmas in 1969, the next summer I backpacked through Europe for two months. I had a Eurail first class railroad pass and it was cheap.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Let police complete investigation; honor Darcey by supporting fair

My name is Jim Smith - Darcey Smith's husband. I do not have social media and this is the best way I can address this issue. Unfortunately, a press release was put out by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office regard...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Supreme Court strikes out its own team ahead of 2022 elections

The Supreme Court doomed the Republican Party’s chances in the November 8 election when it issued its abortion decision last June. On September 5, The Hill n...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
In the hunt for a few more years

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Those historic, heroic words were by British prime minister Winston Churchill in August 1940, praising British spitfire and hurricane...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Honor veterans by doing your democracy homework

Every year on November 11, Americans gather at Veterans Day observations to honor and thank America’s veterans for their service to the country. It is certai...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Why doesn't county use contact information?

My absentee ballot almost didn’t count. Probably many absentee ballots were not counted. I voted absentee because I would be out of state on election day. I mailed my ballot and left on vacation. I returned...