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Stitch in Time
Lee Haarstick: Questions
their real motivation: .
. . . politically-motivated agitators use fear,
anger, excitement, guilt, anxiety, and personal
conflict to keep tempers on edge supporting
Remarkable photo taken near Refuge:
. . . taken this morning from our window
overlooking the Kootenai.
action in Sandpoint:
One woman? A knife? Several Policemen . . .
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.
DePriest: Summer Football
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.
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
I am writing to encourage Boundary
County voters to re-elect Idaho Supreme Court
Justice Joel Horton.
The 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 Mace: As 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
Two 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 Boraski: For 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 Club: The Bonners
Ferry Rotary Club sends a big "thank you" to
everyone who helped make our 12th Annual Free
CommUNITY Breakfast & Silent Auction a roaring
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
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
Rosanne Smith: Wow! The proposed Fab
Lab/library/college/extension office will be the Taj Majal of Boundary
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
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
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
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
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
Jordan: We can all agree on some
core characteristics that are important in our
county. Some are rural character, wildlife and
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.
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.
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