Sunday, August 01, 2021


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 1 month ago

The Fourth of July and American exceptionalism

This and every Fourth of July, may God continue to bless America and our enduring exceptionalism.

Updated 5 months ago
Proposed changes to gas gouging law deserve your attention

I’m writing to make you aware of a piece of legislation currently working its way through the state Legislature. The bill is being pushed by Idaho’s gas reta...

Updated 5 months ago
Where did the money come from?

A major task each legislative session is creating and approving a plan for how we will spend our state tax dollars in the upcoming year.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Invest in open space while we still have it

Sandpoint rightfully values its and open spaces and it should be proud that it has prioritized protecting these places for generations.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Idaho prioritizes clean, plentiful water to build the state's future

There is nothing more essential to our health and way of life – or Idaho’s future – than clean, plentiful water.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
'There is beauty in public service'

Our republican form of government ensures the opportunity for all voices to be heard through elected representation.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Government, like dust, wants to cover everything

It's abundantly clear from ancient and recent history that human nature bears three types of people.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
The tortoise and the hare in state government

We have just finished the fourth week of the 2021 legislative session. I might call this the nuts-and-bolts portion of the session.

Updated 6 months ago
Seek information from many, varied sources

The effort ought to be made to gather as much information as possible when forming our opinions, as opposed to solely relying on the first piece of informati...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Annual fair is time-honored fun

The annual county fair is a time-honored event here in Bonner County. In recent years we have been making some changes, additions, and improvements at the fairgrounds.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Idaho Conservative Agenda released as legislators get back to work

Legislators have been busy meeting the new House and Senate members, attending committee meetings, and drafting their proposed legislation.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
We must all speak up for democracy

Since our nation’s Capitol was stormed by self-described patriots on Jan. 6, however, it has become clear to me that we are a nation at the brink of civil wa...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
What would Martin Luther King Jr. say?

What if Martin Luther King Jr. was here today — and asked to appear on one of the day-long news channels to comment on the events of January 6? What would he say?

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Idaho legislators head back to Boise

Your northern Idaho legislators have gone south for the winter again. Representative Sage Dixon, Representative Heather Scott, and Senator Jim Woodward arriv...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'

Open letter to fellow Americans.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Potholes, speed, mailboxes and garbage cans

Once again the Bonner County Road Department is confronting a peculiar phenomenon – we are having some unusual winter weather!