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

  • Small Schools are Good for Kids… Dear Editor, What does it say when a community supports their schools? It tells us that the children of the Hope, Clark Fork, Northside, Kootenai, Sandpoint, Sagle and Southside areas are important to those communities. We are all fortunate to live in an area that has so many small local schools. ...
  • Support Our Schools… Dear Editor, When our family moved to Sandpoint in 2012, we quickly realized that our new home boasted a unique culture centered on community. We have had the pleasure to immerse ourselves into the culture of Bonner Country and Sandpoint, which has proven very rewarding for us and our children. We have ...
  • Vote for Betterment of our Village… Dear Editor, I am a retired single woman. I own my own home in Sandpoint and pay property taxes. I don’t directly use any of the public schools. But indirectly the services provided by our schools have huge impacts on my quality of life. Some of those students will become doctors, ...
  • Wilderness is Multi-Use… Dear Editor, To no one’s surprise, the Clark Fork City Council is opposed to a Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. They oppose the designation or want it reduced in size and recommend “returning surrounding areas to multiple use management.” Multiple use was mandated in The Multiple Use - Sustained Yield Act of 1960. This ...
  • Protect Wilderness… Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks area. I have enjoyed hiking and backpacking in the Scotchman Peaks area ever since I first moved here (30 years ago). There is nothing I love to do more than strap on my hiking boots ...