Thursday, September 21, 2023


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Updated 1 week ago

Oath belongs to country, God and family

During their summer meeting, the Idaho State GOP adopted Rule XX, which states: "The Idaho Republican Party is a...

Updated 1 week ago
Subdivision raises many questions, concerns

Recently, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a substandard, low-end, 116-unit development on Providence Road. This development will add a third of the population to Kootenai but requires not a single ...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Bonner County can do more to protect water quality

Idaho is lucky to have environmental experts looking out for public health when it comes to land use decisions that impact water quality. These experts were on hand to share information and answer questions about...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
The voters have spoken in West Bonner

Kudos to the voters in Zones 2 and 4 for demonstrating the power of the vote in the recently held West Bonner County School District recall election. The voters saw a problem, mobilized, organized, and voted thei...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Subdivision's approval creates a recipe for disaster

As a resident of Sunnyside Road, just outside of Kootenai, I read with disappointment the approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the 116 Unit Providence Subdivision.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Thoughts and memories of Sept. 11, 2001

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001: Bill and I went to the airport to pick up his son, Billy and wife Margie. They had flown in for a visit from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Margie was worried about flying because she was afraid...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
What's going on with the GOP?

Recent shenanigans involving the Bonner County commissioners beg the question: Why is Scott Herndon, chair of the Republican Central Committee, asking for Republican Commissioner Bradshaw's resignation?

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
The logic of an open primary

I was taken back after Attorney General Labrador’s lost court case involving misinformation around the Open Primary Initiative to discover that Dorothy Moon and the Idaho Republican Central Committee’s efforts in...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Bonner County voters show how to stand up for public education

Having followed public affairs in the Gem State since 1966, I have always believed that most Idahoans are practical people who appreciate and support reasona...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Who will bear cost of subdivision's impact?

According to the reports, the project is anticipated to produce an average of 1,176 trips per day, and all trips will enter or exit to the south via Highway 200 from the intersection of Providence Road and Highwa...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Making a neighborhood, not just a subdivision

I have been following the development of the Providence Road subdivision with interest. As I understand it, this subdivision would be isolated from its nearest neighbors in Kootenai as the developer is unwilling ...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
'You can, if you will'

I'm going to use another quote. This one is by Jerry Kramer as told to him by one of his coaches at Sandpoint High early in his career. Jerry used it in his Hall of Fame acceptance speech. It's another one that w...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Biden has done much to hurt country

People need to do more research before writing glowing letters about Joseph Biden.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Smoothly run meetings are welcome improvement

If you would like to see a smoothly run meeting of the Bonner County commissioners, go to their website and access the Aug. 22, 2023, meeting through their YouTube connection.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Mr. Bradshaw, it's time to resign

Mr. Bradshaw, you have not represented yourself or Bonner County in a professional manner. I voted for you when you ran for commissioner. However, many, including myself, have lost respect for you.