Letters to the Editor

COACH: Good man gone

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

The news of the firing of Pat Whitcomb as NIC’s wrestling coach was devastating to me. I want to thank Coach Whitcomb for all that he has done for this community. Thank you for sending your wrestlers to read to the grade school kids. Thanks...

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TRUMP: Apply the sniff test

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Myth has it that Hercules, upon first seeing America’s Republican Stables, took just one look, one sniff, threw up his arms and walked away.For the past two years, Donald Trump has been conducting a tour of this facility. Those following hi...

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POT: Resistance is futile

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s time we as Idahoans come to grips with the inevitable.Legalization of marijuana.As more and more states move to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use, states that refuse to do so are missing out on millions of dollars of t...

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WALL: Invasion blocker

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Once an Illegal Immigrant crosses the border, several things occur. Apprehended or not they remain in our country. Only known felons if caught are deported. Even felons are allowed to stay if accompanied by a minor.Adding insult to injury, ...

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WALL: Another opition

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Would it be possible to resolve this unconstructive political game of chicken that has shut down our government to the detriment of many of our citizens, by simply turning it over to the Border Patrol? I suggest that the president and his o...

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PETS: Some kindness, please

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m tired of constant letters about politics! Let’s talk about something close to home — animals left outside in freezing conditions!? I just don’t get it.Poor dogs, three to a small pen, two dog houses with wet sawdust in them — no cover o...

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WALL: For all Americans

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s not Trump’s problem. The responsibility: Both houses of Congress. It’s not: “the Republicans had full control…the past two years…did nothing.” The fact: both houses had traitors like Paul Ryan or “Blue dogs/Rhinos.” All were/are wolves...

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DALTON: A public apology

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I want to apologize to the Dalton Gardens Mayor Steve Roberge and the City Council for signing the recall petition. I made a mistake! At the time, I did not have all of the facts.A couple of months ago a person came to my door asking me to ...

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LANGUAGE: The ‘so’ epidemic

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a retired college English instructor, I enjoyed Sholeh Patrick’s column about idioms. The only one I hadn’t seen was “rye smile.” A minor but, to me, telling change in language use is that when someone replies to a question or is in a TV...

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BOCC: Serve the people

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently, I have been purging my files from the last 15 years of work in Kootenai County issues regarding land use, and it never ceases to amaze me, the more things change… the more things stay the same. Those placing a high value on the im...

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