Category: Opinion

Opinion

The importance of choice

By McCalee Cain and McCale Ashenbrener
Reader Contributors

Editor’s Note: This Op-Ed was written from two perspectives – that of a mother and a daughter. The daughter McCalee was given

Bonner Dems urge Inslee to stop smelter

Sylvia Humes
Reader Contributor

With over 20,000 additional trucks and over 15,000 additional train cars moving through our communities every year, we recognize that the collective impacts of the proposed …

Letters

  • No to Donna Gow as Assessor… Dear Editor, I listened to the KRFY radio broadcast on 4/25/18 with the three candidates for Assessor. All three were asked questions about themselves, the position and their goals. One of the statements made by Donna Gow stood out from all the rest.  Her description of the Motor Vehicles division of the Assessors ...
  • McDonald is the Best Choice… Dear Editor, Boredom is not a reason to run for office. And neither is gender. But a willingness to serve your fellow citizens, dedication to the demands of the position and a commitment to excellence and honesty are. Also required is an unyielding understanding that “the best government is that which ...
  • Vote for Lockwood… Dear editor, Steve Lockwood, candidate for the Bonner County Board of Commissioners, is a strong believer in transparency and doesn’t think our current elected county officials are practicing it today. “Today’s county commission is making decisions privately, before public  meetings, and not making it easy for voters to follow their actions,” says ...
  • Vote for Richard Miller… Dear Editor I would like to express my support for Richard Miller as the next Bonner County assessor. Richard is a valued member of our community. He is well known for his self-starting, problem-solving work ethic. He holds a master’s degree and is greatly esteemed by his peers and customers alike. Contrary ...
  • Consider the Future of Public Lands… Dear Editor, The ballot for the upcoming May 15 primary election will include an Scotchman Peaks Wilderness “advisory” question, as follows: “Do you favor Senator Jim Risch’s proposal for congressional designation of a 13,960-acre Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area in Bonner County.” Although non-binding, the results potentially have a significant impact on ...
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