Category: Opinion

Opinion

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Point/Counterpoint: Gun rights

Carrying in public places: ‘Better to have it and not need it’

By Steve Wasylko
Reader Contributor

The short answer is “yes,” I would feel safe at the Festival knowing …

Letters

  • Shelby for Mayor… Dear Editor, Vote for Shelby Rognstad in the Sandpoint Mayor’s election on November 3rd. Shelby wants to bring clean, high-tech firms here that provide good-paying jobs. He drafted a zoning plan that keeps Sandpoint affordable, with no sprawl, and is environmentally sensitive. He created an herbicide-free, hand-pulling program to rid our lake of invasive ...
  • We get what we pay for… Dear Editor, Regarding Heather Scott and her confederate flag, either she is very unaware of the meaning of that flag or she is very racist. Yes she can claim that her actions are a freedom of speech issue. Obviously she is is ignorant of the fact that the  confederate flag is ...
  • Tea Party politicians shouldn’t butt in… Last week I heard on our local talk radio (KSPT 1400) an announcement or what sounded like an advertisement given by one of our local political leaders (Christian Fioravanti) that he and our other tea party official, Heather Scott, as well as our elected sheriff Daryl Wheeler, bragging about how ...
  • Avista rate increase unfounded… Dear Idaho Public Utilities Commissioners: I have a problem with Avista’s requested increases in the monthly electric basic charge from $5.25 to $8.50 and the monthly natural gas basic charge from $4.25 to $8.00.  These increases are 62% and 88%, respectively. First of all, I understand the need to increase rates.  Avista’s ...
  • The world gone crazy… Dear Editor, With all the violence going on by both citizens and the authorities, it seems the world has gone crazy. What could be causing this? One of the most obvious reasons is there is just too many people in the world. Another obvious reason is religion. There are some other possible ...
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