Category: Opinion

Opinion

Vote ‘yes’ for Scotchman Peaks

By Jim Peterson
Reader Contributor

When Bonner County voters go to the polls on May 15, one of the measures on their ballot is an advisory vote concerning U.S Sen. …

Beware the collaboration trap

By George Wuerthner
Reader Contributor

Many of the environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various collaboratives.

Groups participating in collaboratives include the Western Environmental Law Council, Northwest Conservation, …

Vote for the Scotchman Peaks

By Alan Harper
Reader Contributor

We have a healthy timber industry in North Idaho. A forester by trade, I have always made my living in the woods. For the last …

Letters

  • Jazz Greats Who Died in 2017… Dear Editor, Guitarist Larry Coryell died Feb. 19 at age 73. Coryell’s rock-tinged riffs opened the door in the mid-’60s to jazz/rock fusion. Pianist Horace Parlan died Feb. 23 at age 86. Parlan was a hard-bop pianist who recorded with Charles Mingus, Clark Terry, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp and others. Pianist Misha ...
  • Informative Series… Dear Editor, Many thanks to Ben Olson and the rest of the Reader staff for their very informative series on the Redoubt movement. Surprisingly I realize that I actually agree with some of what the Redoubters stand for: keeping government for the people and by the people, and by people I ...
  • Cross Words… Dear Editor, This is meant as a heads up to our community, and I hope will be taken in the context which it is written. Let’s start a dialogue this year regarding gender shaming words. I picked up a copy of the Reader last week and started to do the crossword puzzle ...
  • Response to Mr. Weins… Dear Editor, The author of the second article on page 7 (Herb Weins, Reader 12-21-17 issue) makes numerous irrational statements and comparisons. 1: “We have been exporting high-quality blue collar jobs out of the country for decades.” How does a smelter job qualify as a high-quality blue collar job, given the extreme working ...
  • Us vs. Them, Or Just Us… Dear Editor, Albert Einstein once observed: “If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we keep getting what we’ve been getting.” Oh my! So if “what we’ve been doing” is “us versus them,” how’s that working for us? It seems what we’ve been getting is thousands of years of division, fear, hate, ...