Letters to the Editor

Smelter poses a threat to the community

October 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

How many citizens are aware of the HiTest Sands Silicon Smelter to be built in Newport? The smelter is located on the hillside just south of town on the Idaho/Washington state line. This silicon metal facility will affect everyone in the co...

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Is sheriff’s office on a slippery slope?

October 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

Seems the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is starting down a slippery slope.First, in January of this year, deputies attempting to serve a warrant on a person known to have mental issues resulted in a shootout.Second, in April of this year, ...

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The origins of Oktoberfest

October 04, 2017 at 6:00 am

October is here and in many places including, Priest River, we have Oktoberfest, but do you know the origination of it? It all began on Oct. 12, 1810, when in Germany’s Bavaria, Prince Ludwig invited all of Muchen’s (Munich) residents to ...

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Cavanaugh’s staff gave extraordinary care

September 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

I’m writing to publicly thank the staff at Cavanaugh’s Restaurant for the extraordinary care they gave us following the plane crash at Cavanaugh Bay on Sunday, Sept. 10.Before we had even released our seat belts, patrons and staff were ther...

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Students should be able to ride their floats

September 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

When did it become OK to take away things from our children that they work hard for? When did it become okay for a superintendent, school board and principal to decide what they deem as safe is more important that what the parents feel is ...

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Injured logger needs your help

September 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

I’m reaching out to everyone to please help a friend who’s had a horrible accident. Longtime Priest Lake resident Ryan Hoppe is lucky to be alive. Hoppe supports himself by supplying many Priest Lake residents and resorts with firewood. He’...

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Beth Yeshua closes

September 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

We, the former Board of Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation/Fellowship, wish to inform the community that our congregation is now completely closed.It has come to our attention that there are other Messianic groups in the area that wish to u...

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Letter from WBCSD Trustees to community

September 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

As we start our 2017-2018 school year, the West Bonner County School District Trustees (WBCSD) would like to wish the District staff, students and community-at-large all the best. As a team, we look forward to celebrating our successes, le...

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Disparaging remarks sound like a campaign speech

September 06, 2017 at 11:34 am

bonner county budgetDon’t drink county’sbudget Kool-AidRecently, the Daily Bee published an article about the current county budget process. In that release, the comment was made that “two years ago, the commissioners were advised by the co...

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Reform campaign finance laws to restore public trust

September 06, 2017 at 11:35 am

In 2016 there was a public referendum that attempted to place a national platform of campaign finance reform onto the ballot in Idaho. Multiple States had implemented all, or a portion, of this platform, and it was being hailed as a solutio...

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