Opinion

Boundary County Human Rights Task Force: Celebrating a diversity of faiths; fostering a culture of respect

December 05, 2019 at 6:00 am

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, written by James Madison in 1789, enshrined into law both freedom of religion and freedom from religion. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the f...

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Know when to call 911 this holiday season

November 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

An unrelenting deluge of waves slammed the jagged rocks of Yaquina Head on the Oregon Coast, with an intensity guaranteeing the destruction of any human body caught in between. The ancient basalt monoliths, having been driven upward from th...

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Catch and Release

November 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

Casting a perfect line, letting the fly settle smoothly on the water, enticing the trout to see a free lunch and take the bait. Well, that is something that I am still working on — my fly fishing is still at the stage of several attempts to...

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Electric vehicle charging station coming to Bonners Ferry

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

The city was notified this week that its grant application to install an electric vehicle charging station has been approved by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The DC fast-charging station will be installed next to the Visito...

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Boundary County Human Rights Task Force: Native American Heritage Month

November 07, 2019 at 6:00 am

Since 1990, at the request of Congress, U.S. presidents have annually declared November to be “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For many Native peoples, November is a time of thanksgiving and celebration marking the conclusion of h...

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Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Day Celebration

November 07, 2019 at 6:00 am

VETERANS: Come to Nov. 11 eventA very special day is coming to Boundary County. As many of you already know, veterans have always been near and dear to my heart. I have had many family members who gave their services to our great country an...

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Letter to the Editor

November 07, 2019 at 6:00 am

Ambulance: Who pays for this service?Boundary Ambulance Service. The amount of time between injury and response is consistently cited as a reason to maintain the current level of service. Sadly though, there is not enough “billable hours” t...

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Suicide never ends complexity

October 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

After all the winters which have passed, I don’t remember the boy’s face as we pulled him from the ambulance — frozen forever in his high school years. I don’t remember the content of his note, or even if he chose to document his final torm...

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Have we forgotten how to cook?

October 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

In today’s fast-paced world of cell phones that are more like computers than phones, instant everything and two-income households (if you are lucky), cooking has kind of taken a back seat. Frozen boxed dinners, take out, and canned goods ha...

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Letter to the Editor

October 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

HATE CRIMES: It’s time to speak against themWhat do the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Mother Immanuel AME church in Charleston, and Christchurch mosque in New Zealand have in common? In each, a white supremacist used a semi-automati...

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