FIREWORKS: Paradise lost

Print Article

Over the weekend there were TWO full-page ads in The Press for Warpath, the vendor of fireworks that are ILLEGAL in Kootenai County. Are the folks at The Press so desperate for income, that they’ll take money from this company? Does this mean that The Press supports the use of ILLEGAL fireworks here in Kootenai County?

For the past two summers we have been surrounded by fires and smoke. You would think that we ALL would be more aware of the fire danger ILLEGAL fireworks present to our community. Every year, residents in my neighborhood shoot off all types of ILLEGAL fireworks — bombs, bottle rockets, projectiles that fall back into the pines and on folks roofs. We don’t have enough police officers to keep up with those who are breaking the law. So most of the illegal use of fireworks continues without law enforcement.

Sometimes we have to sacrifice GREED for more money, and do the right thing.

We all have heard about the community of Paradise, Calif. — completely destroyed by fire. We also know the history of the 1910 Spokane area fire. And we should be aware that our community is surrounded by massive pines (many of which have been infected by the bark beetle and are dying). Also with all of the rain, grasses and brush have grown like crazy, and have not been cut back. Do we need a massive fire to make folks aware of the danger? Do we need to lose an entire community like Paradise?

And when those big fireworks shows go off over Lake Coeur d’Alene, what is the fallout to the fish, birds and the quality of the water? Not to mention the frightened dogs and wildlife.

CYNTHIA KIRKLEY

Post Falls

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

LEGISLATORS: 28 who need refresher

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press When reading the article about state legislators opposing Boise State diversity programs, I vacillated between anger and non-belief. Among the 28 legislators are Rep. Vito Barbieri, Rep. John Green, ...

Comments

Read More

FILM: Racism, sexism in reverse

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press American Film is not dying with a bang or a whimper. It is dying with a Woke Primal Scream at the sky. Ask yourself what these beloved entertainment franchises have in common: “Star Wars: The Last ...

Comments

Read More

GIFT: Nonprofit applauds generosity

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press We want you all to know how generous Carpet Warehouse and Color Tile are in helping local nonprofits. They donated quality vinyl flooring to our organization for a much-needed project. Not only is it...

Comments

Read More

TRUMP: Doers of dirty work

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Wake up, America. Read your history! Hitler had the SS to do his dirty work. President Trump has ICE to do his. DALLAS WILMARTH Post Falls ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2019 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X