Category: Opinion

Opinion

When You’re Smiling: Part 3 (The Finale)

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

This was originally intended as a two-part feature matching happy Sandpoint citizens with upbeat songs from aged vinyl records. However, after a mob of Reader

Mike’s Corner: The Suburbs

By Mike Wagoner
Reader Contributor

I grew up in a classic American farm town surrounded by fields with neighborhoods lined with old trees and imperfect sidewalks.

One of my childhood …

Forgiving adults who cheat to win

By Justin Henney
Reader Contributor

Each year I am reminded by others’ resolutions that I too can put effort into self improvement. My youngest daughter, Vi, age 7, helps me …

On the Lake: For the love of water

By Shannon Williamson
Reader Columnist

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it only fitting that I share why “I do what I do” with you fabulous readers. Working as …

Tiny home inspires big dreams

By Katherine Trelstad
Reader Contributor

If you stop by Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters and gaze across the parking lot, you will notice something new. A tiny home on wheels is …

Letters

  • Standing Rock Needs Your Help… Dear Editor, I recently spent seven days at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, supporting the Water Protectors non-violent actions to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would carry fracked crude oil 1,000-plus miles from North Dakota oil fields to Illinois, crossing the Ogallala Aquifer, the Missouri ...
  • Why Organizer Was Removed… Dear Editor, Bonner and Boundary County Democrats teamed with the Idaho Democratic Party to hire a young Brigham Young University student who has an active interest in how government works and the election process. He was hired for three months as a party organizer. His first task was to identify people ...
  • The American Redoubt… Dear Editor, From the LA Times, 2-8-2012 — “The American Redoubt, where survivalists plan to survive: It lies in the rural high country of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, eastern Washington and Oregon. For a growing number of people, it’s the designated point of retreat when the American economy hits the fan. When ...
  • Terry Ford for Sheriff… Dear Editor, Questions have recently surfaced about whether Terry Ford’s 35 years’ experience in law enforcement has prepared him to oversee the Sheriff’s Office budget, the largest in the county. Worry no more!  Let me tell you why. Terry understands how to develop and balance a budget, having successfully done so for ...
  • Ignorant and Free… Dear Editor, Thomas Jefferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it wants what never was, and never will be.” I am a proud public educator. From delivering newspapers door-to-door as a teenager to working at a K-Mart to fund my education, I have learned that hard ...