Category: Opinion

Opinion

Mayor’s Roundtable: In Gratitude

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

I hope everyone had a happy Earth Day. Thanks to 350Sandpoint for bringing the community together to celebrate this home we call Earth. Thank …

Vote ‘yes’ for Scotchman Peaks

By Jim Peterson
Reader Contributor

When Bonner County voters go to the polls on May 15, one of the measures on their ballot is an advisory vote concerning U.S Sen. …

Beware the collaboration trap

By George Wuerthner
Reader Contributor

Many of the environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various collaboratives.

Groups participating in collaboratives include the Western Environmental Law Council, Northwest Conservation, …

Vote for the Scotchman Peaks

By Alan Harper
Reader Contributor

We have a healthy timber industry in North Idaho. A forester by trade, I have always made my living in the woods. For the last …

Letters

  • Honor, duty, country… Dear Editor, Honor – Duty – Country, these are words were the foundation of John McCain’s life. Where can these three words find a place in the today’s America? Certainly they will not be among the leadership of the Senate, the House of Representatives or the White House. Nor will they ...
  • BCHRTF Contact Info… Dear Editor, The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is quite dismayed that recently an attempt to contact us was not successful. We are taking all precautions so this does not happen in the future. We recognize the importance of being responsive to our community and will make every effort to ...
  • Who’s the Real Boogeyman… Dear Editor, The FBI has said that there is no evidence to date that Trump ever met with a Russian figure banned from the United States.  Yet, Trump fired Paul Manafort on Aug. 18, 2016, when he heard that a New York Times report revealed that Trump’s campaign chairman was designated to ...
  • County Should Cooperate… Dear Editor, Regional 9-1-1 will save money and lives by supporting fast, cooperative emergency responses. Contrary to some comments, conversations on regionalizing 9-1-1 operations were initiated more than two years ago in Bonner County. Unfortunately, progress stalled. According to former Bonner County Technology Director Bill Harp, in 2016 Bonner County won a ...
  • In Response… Dear Editor, David Haussler, since you are so interested in science, you may find it interesting that there are receptors in the human brain whose only purpose is to bind with THC, the psychoactive mind altering substance in marijuana. I have a question for you David: Why did your God put these ...