Opinion

On a fast lane to fiscal nightmare

November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

As I pay my property tax, I looked at recent data on taxes.Components of Bonner County property taxes since 2009 (annual rate)Total Non Exempt Tax: +42.54% (+3.61% )County: +51.86% (+4.27%)Sandpoint: +52.08% (+4.28%)LPOSD Supplemental: +189...

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In-network facility may not mean in-network physician

November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

On May 29, this year, I broke my hip when a ladder slid out from under me and I was thrown to the cement floor of my barn. I ended up going to the emergency department at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, my local, in-network facility. I wa...

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President not worthy of title

November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am a veteran, a member of an extended military family. I am extremely dismayed by Republicans’ continued support of the president. He is commander in chief of the Armed Forces, yet he undermines critical security agencies responsible for ...

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While BNSF is here, can they fix the byway bump?

November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Now that the railroad is in town to build a new bridge, Maybe we could get them to fix the Sand Creek Byway bump?On another note, now the elections are over, maybe Pat Gooby could share some of his humor.GUY MARKSSagle...

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Those who served deserve our thanks, gratitude

November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

While sitting on a log, leaning back against a tree, I wondered how long mankind has glorified wars in words and verse and song. Surely no one partaking in such violence, seeing pain and blood and death could glorify such horror which most ...

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Global warming and echoes from the past

November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the opening minutes of “Rodan”, the manager of a coal mine walks into his office and states, “It’s going to be a scorcher today.” A young engineer says ,“They say the Earth is getting hotter.” The manager laughs in a scoffing manner and ...

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The end of the Festival at Sandpoint?

November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In The Reader (Oct. 17, 2019 ), Mr. Olson is attempting to publicly shame the county commissioners for trying to take over the Festival at Sandpoint. Judy Heraper’s letter to The Daily Bee (Nov. 3, 2019) states that she believes the city ne...

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Why is gasoline in Sandpoint area more expensive?

November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

I love living in Sandpoint, however, I would love it more if gasoline in Sandpoint was the same price as gasoline in Coeur d’Alene or even Bonners Ferry. I would also love Sandpoint more if Sandpoint had a decent car wash where you can vacu...

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Rainbow crosswalks would brighten up the city

November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

On a recent stroll downtown to check out the wrath of destruction along First Avenue, I noticed some new emblems applied to our city sidewalks directing folks to walk their bicycles. They were painted in white, and I thought they would be m...

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POHD trustee questions hospital district activities

November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Pend Oreille Hospital District trustees allegedly involved themselves in unlawful fundraising activities. The Bonner General Health Foundation, an entity of BGH, in 2018/2019 fundraised for ear, nose and throat equipment. All but one of...

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