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

  • GPS Inconsistencies… Dear Editor, Brenden Bobby gets it right when he says “GPS stands for Global Positioning System,” (“Mad About Science,” September 1, 2016), but after that his article is riddled with serious errors: The satellites are not geosynchronous; they do not “stay put;” they don’t have to be within line-of-sight of each ...
  • Response for Mr. White… Dear Editor, I agree with the gist of Christopher White’s letter regarding carrying firearms in Sandpoint. I think that the city business owners should get together and make downtown Sandpoint firearm free and that we should only patronize establishments (especially bars) that post notices prohibiting firearms on the premises. Just because Idaho ...
  • Response for Mr. White… Dear Editor, I had to respond to Mr. Christopher White’s absurd letter from the Sept. 1 edition. First of all, Mr. White continues the liberal diatribe that people who support gun rights have “issues”or are more likely to resort to violence. This is nonsense. Secondly, he claims that seeing guns in ...
  • Piles of Dog Poop… Dear Editor, This morning I accessed the Syringa Trails off Pine Street at Greta’s Segway and was appalled at the great number of piles of dog crap I saw on the trail. Do irresponsible dog owners think that once they step off of Pine Street they are in the wild woods ...
  • Beating a Dead Horse… In the August 25, 2016 issue of the Reader Cameron Rasmusson’s comment after Ben Olson’s response to Vickey Babayco’s letter concluded with this: “We’re not in the practice of shutting out viewpoints.” Oh really?! So when Ben Olson banned me from the Reader, he didn’t mean it? Or is it ...