Category: Opinion

Opinion

Mayor’s Roundtable: In Gratitude

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

I hope everyone had a happy Earth Day. Thanks to 350Sandpoint for bringing the community together to celebrate this home we call Earth. Thank …

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, …

Letters

  • Please Vote Yes… Dear Editor, When my wife was asked if she would be part of the facilities review committee she offered me up instead. I'll admit, I protested, but she insisted that I was what the committee needed. As a contractor, I'm able to knowledgeably review the physical state of the facilities. As ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am currently the principal at Washington Elementary School. I went to school here as a child. I started school in 1959 in this same building - the two story part. It was new when I attended. Mrs. McCurdy wrote our lessons on the chalkboard. We hung our coats ...
  • Yes For Schools… Dear Editor, Please vote YES on the upcoming school levy. We have deferred building/renovating many of our schools for so many years that they are in a state of disrepair and no longer function in an efficient manner. The needs of the three schools scheduled to be rebuilt are far different ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I've read many letters to the editor and online posts saying the Facilities Planning Committee was hand-picked by Superintendent Shawn Woodward. I served on this committee and while not sure if I was "hand-picked," I am honored that I was asked. Perhaps volunteering weekly in the schools is an ...
  • Vote No to Levy… Dear Editor, A small but dedicated group of citizens have attended most of the Lake Pend Oreille School District school board meetings over the past year and a half. They watched issues evolve. They have read the facilities master plan in its entirety and many other documents. The school board will ...