Letters to the Editor

Clemmons needs to retire

January 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

Jerry Clemmons is the current Bonner County assessor. He seems unresponsive to the citizens of Bonner County, particularly me. I had appealed my assessment last year on commercial property and lost. So, for the future, I was asking some ...

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There’s good news and bad news at WBCSD

January 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

There are many examples of generosity in West Bonner School District No. 83 by wonderful staff and businesses/community members. The first two years of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, Priest River Event Center/Merritt fam...

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NLI petitions circulating

January 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

northern lightsNLI petitions aremaking the roundsMembers of Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI), our electric non-profit cooperative, are circulating petitions to change two sections of NLI’s bylaws. The petitions, which are due Feb. 4, are necessa...

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Thanks to community, WBCSD strives for greatness

January 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

school districtGood deeds arebeing overlookedWe constantly are reading about negativity in the West Bonner County School District, but we rarely hear about the good things that happen in the district. As someone who has dedicated 18 years e...

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Trump can cut government bloat

January 10, 2018 at 6:00 am

big governmentTrump can cutgovernment bloatAs President Trump would say, it is time to drain the swamp of federal employee benefits. The average federal employee gets 10 days paid holidays a year, they get 13 paid sick days a year and 20 d...

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Smelter will spoil area’s drawing power

January 03, 2018 at 6:00 am

smelter proposal Smelter will spoilarea’s drawing powerAs a young woman in the 1970s I traveled the United States looking for a place to call home. I was raised in the Bay Area of California and wanted out of the city with its noise, conges...

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Obama administration fouled up college loans

December 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

student debtObama administrationfouled up college fundingObama screwed up college loans. How do I arrive at that conclusion. Here are the facts as to what happened.Previously, college students got loans through banks, guaranteed by the gove...

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Smelter’s dubious charms would devastate region

December 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

As a young woman in the 1970s, I traveled the United States looking for a place to call home. I was raised in the Bay Area of California and wanted out of the city with its noise, congestion and pollution. I spent time in the Northeast, on ...

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Wishing everyone a very smelter Christmas

December 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

Let me be the first (and hopefully last) to wish you a very smelter Christmas. In case you missed it, we have a modern day Scrooge setting up shop in Newport. We are threatened by a Canadian corporation called HiTest Sand and just like Scr...

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Congress needs to take BOLD action against Alzheimer’s

December 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a dise4ase that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.With...

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