Opinion

Overwhelming support for EIS proposal

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The results are in — more than 2,660 people submitted comments to the U.S. Coast Guard overwhelmingly in support of an Environmental Impact Statement to more closely analyze BNSF Railway’s second rail bridge over Lake Pend Oreille. After tw...

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Let’s clean the air when it comes to smoking

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Tell me what’s fair about some smokers being allowed to foul up the air, while we non-smokers are forced to stay in our units with the windows closed. Great way to spend the summer.In our 55-plus complex, smoking is prohibited in all units ...

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Amazing ‘news article’ lacked facts, information

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congratulations to the Daily Bee and the Coeur d’Alene Press for their amazing “news article” on the divisions in the Republican Party.Using anonymous sources and citing the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center is the kind of ethical and h...

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Wild places are a treasure all should get to experience

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a supporter of saving the wild Scotchmans, I’m glad the Friends are listening. I want my children to discover nature without fear of always having to share trails with ATVs and dirt bikes. Wild places, free from motors, have been where I...

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Spencer Hutchings is a man of integrity

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m a Bonner County taxpayer in the Pend Oreille Hospital District. Up until now I never gave much thought to what happens with the property taxes I’m paying to the district, but lately the news of what’s been going on at the board that adm...

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Hutchings’ experience will benefit us all

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

A trustee position on the Pend Oreille Hospital District board is up for election on May 21, and I urge you to vote for Spencer Hutchings. Years of experience in executive administration for a major medical provider have given him the quali...

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Huchings’ integrity makes him the best candidate

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’d like to state my support for Spencer Hutchings, who is the candidate running for the seat on the Pend Oreille Hospital District currently occupied by an incumbent who, we’ve learned, is part of the conflict-of-interest situation that ha...

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Hutchings is exactly what’s need on POHD board

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Do you have a problem with your property tax dollars going to fund hospital services in other counties and other states?How do you like your property tax dollars funding a corporation right here in our county?And what would you say to the P...

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Private-public partnerships make government programs more efficient

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Bonner General Health spent some of its funding on a clinic in Noxon, Mont. They also sent staff to Bonners Ferry, where they billed for services. Those were the decisions of a private entity operating in North Idaho. If they chose to stop ...

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Burgstahler understands Sandpoint’s need for a strong hospital

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Please vote for Dr. Scott Burgstahler for the Pend Oreille Hospital District position that he has held since 2012. Dr. Burgstahler understands that our community depends on a strong hospital and strong clinical services. Without our hospita...

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