Tuesday, October 19, 2021


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

Updated 2 weeks ago

Asphalt projects, road closures & other details

The Bonner County Road Department is beginning to wrap up another construction season that has been both busy an...

Updated 7 months ago
The legislative session that paused

The Idaho Legislature has recessed until April 6 due to a number of COVID-19 cases among legislators and staff.

Updated 7 months ago
Biden taking the wrong approach on immigration

The left decried President Trump’s “America First” immigration policies and charged Republicans with being inhumane for seeking to uphold the laws of our cou...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Democrats' foolish logic in penalizes responsible states like Idaho

Democrats in Washington, D.C., are actively working to saddle your grandchildren with unprecedented levels of debt to bail out states that have not operated ...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Urge elected officials to step up, protect our freedoms

The Idaho Legislature has just finished our eighth week in session and unfortunately there hasn’t been a lot of wins for the people.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 4 weeks 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 8 months 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 8 months, 1 week 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 8 months, 2 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 4 weeks 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 9 months 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...