Opinion

Social media: Pros and cons

October 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

Social media has changed many things about how people receive information and stay in contact with family and friends by expressing their opinions with a larger audience.Use of social media has both pros and cons on how it is used. There ar...

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Saving energy at the city

October 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

The City of Bonners Ferry generates about 30 percent of its energy needs at its hydroelectric dam on the Moyie River, and purchases the remainder from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).BPA uses some of the proceeds from energy sales...

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Boundary County Human Rights Task Force: Disability History & Awareness Month

October 03, 2019 at 6:00 am

Since October is both National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Idaho Disability History Month, here is a brief note on the Disabilities Rights Movement: Beginning in the 1960s, disabilities rights groups mobilized to reduce discri...

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Chamber of Commerce mission: Build, promote local economy

September 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

The mission of the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce is to build and promote an economic environment that serves the interests of Boundary County residents, visitors and investors through advocacy, education, promotion and partnerships with...

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Broken windows, graffiti send a message

September 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

The broken window theory was first introduced in a 1982 article by James Wilson and George Kelling. A successful strategy for preventing vandalism is to address the problems when they are small. Repair the broken windows, paint over the gra...

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Letter to the Editor: Moyie Springs city election

September 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

MOYIE SPRINGS: About the upcoming electionSeems there is confusion with the Moyie Springs city election.There are 2 (two) positions open. The positions are for a term of 4 (four) years.Four people are vying for the two positions: Doug Reoch...

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City transportation projects to improve local traffic flow

September 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

There are a number of transportation-related projects that the city is working on, including expanding our local street system to reduce congestion on Highway 95.When the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) performed their initial study o...

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Letter to the Editor: Two Resolutions to Improve Community Safety and Security

September 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

RESOLUTIONS: To increase safety, securityA. Resolution Regarding High Capacity Magazines: Whereas, the latest mass killings (El Paso and Dayton) were committed with assault style rifles with high capacity magazines, and Whereas, many other ...

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Letter to Editor

September 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

THANKS: End-of-life kindness appreciatedMy family experienced the amazing “friendliest” actions from many people of Bonners Ferry this summer when we were here taking care of my mother, Fae Bella, in her last stages of life.Sunset Home staf...

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Celebrate diversity, promote human rights: National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 05, 2019 at 6:00 am

In 1988, Congress authorized presidents to proclaim annually the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. President Ronald Reagan signed the legislation, and his successor, President George H.W. Bush, confirmed t...

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