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

  • To Idaho Lawmakers… An open letter to Idaho state legislators: Once again, you spent your time and citizens’ tax dollars to pass laws that make sense and help Idaho operate more efficiently. Our July 1 local newspaper detailed six new laws that were effective as of that date. One I found particularly interesting: ...
  • In My Opinion… Dear Editor, In my opinion, there are many things that I feel are essential to Sandpoint's quality of life and are worthy of supporting with tax dollars: Police and fire safety, clean water and public access areas, green space for camping and family outings, libraries that are well-stocked and well-maintained, and ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Money has always been a controversial subject. Finances—along with politics—don't always make for polite dinnertime conversation. But what about education?  Should we avoid that subject as well? In the last century, when many of us readers went to school, it was a relatively simple affair. A new notebook, a new pencil ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am writing to support the LPOSD Plant Facilities Levy on Aug. 30. In short, this measure and the project that will follow is much needed and overdue in our community. I have seen the schools, walked the halls and sat in the classrooms that will be replaced, and ...
  • Vote Yes for Schools… Dear Editor, It seems that this levy has become a personal issue- where certain people are being accused of having a personal agenda in building new schools in our district. I agree—this levy is personal—it is personal for every family who sends their students to our deteriorating buildings each day. What this levy ...