Wakeboarding Needs to End on Pend Oreille River

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am |  Bonner County Daily Bee – Direct Link to Article

Summer is winding down and Commissioner Dan McDonald is still a do nothing concerning wake boarders on the Pend Oreille River. Big joke. He doubled the fine. A lot of good that has done. Wake boarders have figured out how to get around any control. On a recent Saturday night as I sat in the dark looking at the heavens over the water, there were three wake boarders out in the pitch black with their rear spot lights on, wake boarding until almost 10:30 at night in Willow Bay. True, it is illegal, but who is going to do anything about it? There is only one solution to the wake board problem on the river. It needs to be declared illegal to wake board at any time on the river, but OK on the main lake. Wake board boats should not allowed to perform in the wake board mode at any time.

A second thought makes me wonder why any residents in Bonner County voted for McDonald as commissioner. He and his crony just sold the people of Bonner County down the river by approving the building of a new railroad bridge over the lake. Inexcusable. I have heard rumors that McDonald and the others were catered to quite heavily by BNSF. How anyone in Bonner County can tolerate a man like McDonald for a supervisor is beyond me. He needs to be recalled.

GEORGE TAYLORSON

Priest River

Posted in Letters to Editor - County Issues.