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Tom Griffin:  Questions police action in Sandpoint:  One woman? A knife? Several Policemen . . .  
Jack Flinn:  Revenue from speeding tickets:   I was told by our county's finest . . .
Speeding on rural Roosevelt Road:  Time for the annual rant concerning speeders. As usual, Roosevelt Road continues to see people 20-25 MPH over the posted 35 MPH speed limit.
Coach DePriest:  Summer Football Conditioning:  Although I know that it is hard to believe, but the first day of football practice is on Monday August 11; that is only nine weeks from now.
That explains everything--it's the sturgeon!  So, what's wrong with this picture? Last Friday as I awoke and went outside to greet the morning, check on the horses and tend to the calves, I was shocked to see . . . .
Kristi Hinthorn-Wilson:  There are two outstanding women running for local positions in this election.
Sue Larson:  Hello again, Boundary County citizens. I recently wrote to share my background and qualifications for the position of Boundary County Treasurer in the upcoming May 20 primary election. I feel confident that you have seen my qualifications. Now I write to share more about my goals and desires for the office.
Brian Hengel:  Humans are born with an innately curious temperament and a propensity for inventiveness that separates us from the animals of Earth. If Bonners had had anything like the proposed new library with a Fab Lab and other educational and hands-on tech center, I doubt I'd have ever left.
Barry McHugh:  I am writing to encourage Boundary County voters to re-elect Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton.
Sid BrumbachThe library cart before the horse.
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter On April 25th I traveled to Bonners Ferry for the Boundary County "Capital for a Day." My first Capital for a Day was held in Bonners Ferry in 2007.
Judith MaceAs a long-time resident of Boundary County, I am keenly aware of the negative impacts of our struggling local economy. As a concerned taxpayer, I see how the shortage of living-wage jobs and business opportunities sends our young people away and increases the tax burden on local taxpayers. As a library trustee, I want to make Boundary County the lovely place to live I know it can and should be by helping develop educational resources to foster the economic development we critically need—at an affordable cost to local taxpayers.
Leon HaarstickTwo short thoughts to ponder prior to going to the polls to vote in May……when an individual grasps the intent, it speaks volumes about our current government and our culture.
Heidi BoraskiFor those that missed "that rainbow" May 5 at 7 p.m., I caught a great photo of it. It was THE most amazing double rainbow I have ever seen.
Rotary ClubThe Bonners Ferry Rotary Club sends a big "thank you" to everyone who helped make our 12th Annual Free CommUNITY Breakfast & Silent Auction a roaring success!
Congressman Raul Labrador: Last week, President Obama and Attorney General Holder once again showed their disregard for our nation’s laws and their refusal to follow the system of checks and balances enshrined in our Constitution.
Congressman Raul Labrador: Nearly every day, the Obama administration announces a new policy or regulation that undermines our Constitutional rights and stifles our economy. The EPA, in particular, has put out some egregious regulations that have a direct and negative impact on the people of Idaho.
Dean Satchwell: Thank you for your article, "Satchwell honored for service to the city," but I would like to clarify the treatment I am undergoing for Multiple Myeloma and share information that may be of help to others in the community.
Rosanne Smith: Wow! The proposed Fab Lab/library/college/extension office will be the Taj Majal of Boundary County!
Congressman Raul Labrador: Last week, President Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans had enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges by the March 31st deadline.  This was portrayed as a major victory for the President but, not for the first time, he is missing the point about his signature health care law. 
Senator Shawn Keough: This is the last update from the legislative session which has now come to a close. Thank you for reading and for staying in touch! This newsletter will continue periodically as the work shifts from the legislative session to constituent focused work and as we begin the campaign season.
Congressman Raul Labrador: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a landmark case that will help decide the future of religious freedom in America. The justices are weighing the constitutionality of one of the most controversial aspects of Obamacare - the requirement that employers must provide birth control and abortifacients to their employees, even if doing so violates their deeply-held religious beliefs.
Ken Ewing: In May we can vote on an $8 million bond for a three story building plus an additional levy of $100,000 for operating expenses. A library is a fine complement to a community. The current facility is great and provides access to the Internet for those who don’t have computers at home. The book resources are excellent.
Ingrid Elena Pavia: The number of children who are born with various challenges for one reason or another is growing. Others will be involved in accidents and/or succumb to illnesses which place them ~ temporarily, long-term, or permanently ~ in a position that should make us all take a serious look at the true accessibility and inclusive play we should incorporate into our new playground design/equipment at the Boundary County Fairgrounds.
Senator Shawn Keough: This week – the week of St. Patrick’s Day - the pace of the Legislature is hectic as we work to meet our target completion date of Friday, March 21.
Don Jordan: We can all agree on some core characteristics that are important in our county. Some are rural character, wildlife and clean water.
Senator Shawn Keough: On Friday, March 7, the State Senate honored four Idaho servicemen who fought and lost their lives in Afghanistan during 2013. Families of the honorees attended the special ceremony.
Tim Patton: As you may know, the upcoming county comprehensive plan proposed revision for chapter 13 and 14 will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the county extension building. This proposed revision by the planning and zoning commission is a total disaster for our county.
Jeff and Tia Avery: Allen Avery is our son. We would like to apologize to the people involved and the community for his reckless behavior and lack of regard for human life
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