Letters to the Editor

Soldier boys

December 06, 2017 at 6:00 am

Many of us have been in the military, it teaches discipline , self control and responsibility. We go in pretty innocent, young, maybe a little wild, maybe very quiet, some farm kids, some city kids, people of all races, a real variety of ...

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Smelter proposal deserves close scrutiny

December 06, 2017 at 6:00 am

I want to thank Rep. Heather Scott for providing pertinent and well-researched information at the Hi-Test smelter meeting (Nov. 29) at Newport High School. As a former candidate for the District 1 Senate seat, I am aware how challenging it ...

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Remember 2017 when you head to the polls

December 06, 2017 at 6:00 am

Senator Tester (D-MT) received his 500-page copy of the millionaire’s tax reform act just a couple of hours before the Senate vote to pass it. How can anyone, Democrat or Republican, have enough time to study the contents in such a short pe...

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Silicon smelter proposal has a sinister smell

November 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

To the Pend Oreille County commissioners, I live in Sandpoint, due west of Newport. I moved here from southern Arizona 14 years ago to enjoy the plentiful clean water and air afforded me in this somewhat remote part of the country. The unc...

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Proposed smelter could devastate community

November 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

Acid rain, toxic snow, air pollution are not reasons why I moved to Bonner County. However, these destructive forces may all be brought to our homes by the proposed silicon smelter plant in Newport, Wash. They claim new jobs and community p...

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Rise up against smelter proposal

November 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

hitest siliconRise up againstsmelter proposalThe time has come for all of us who love and enjoy the clean air, water, forests, plant and animal life, fish and game and quality way of life in North Idaho to wake up, do our homework and join ...

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Iceland has very strict requirements

November 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

Here is a letter to the editor “on the lighter side.”I see in the paper many articles about the so called smelter plant coming to Pend Oreille County. Many people are opposed to it, many favor because of the jobs created. At this time, I a...

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Too much to lose with smelter gamble

November 08, 2017 at 6:00 am

How would you like a smelter in your backyard (Sandpoint will be downwind)? That is the question that people in the Blanchard/Newport/Priest River area are wrestling with right now. I have been to several meetings and I always come away wit...

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Board should interview HiTest neighbors

November 01, 2017 at 6:00 am

Bad news: A silicon smelter may be your neighbor.The Good news: Pend Oreille County commissioners didn’t entertain welcoming a rendering plant. Commissioners plan to visit the HiTest plant in Mississippi to see how it operates. I suggest th...

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‘King Kren’ strikes again!

November 01, 2017 at 6:00 am

During a depressing conversation with my daughter last night I learned the kids attending PRLHS will not be allowed to dress up for Halloween. This announcement was made to the students during the last class hour of the day on Oct. 30. And ...

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