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

  • Vaccination woes… Dear Editor, Formaldehyde, aluminum, mercury, baby fetal tissue and monkey kidney are some ingredients in vaccines. Ingredient side effects may cause autoimmune and neurological disorders, cancer and death per vaccine inserts. 1950-60s people had two vaccines, 1980s children received ten injections. Today, children receive 53 by age five! Articles such as Harrison ...
  • Shelby for Mayor… Dear Editor, Vote for Shelby Rognstad in the Sandpoint Mayor’s election on November 3rd. Shelby wants to bring clean, high-tech firms here that provide good-paying jobs. He drafted a zoning plan that keeps Sandpoint affordable, with no sprawl, and is environmentally sensitive. He created an herbicide-free, hand-pulling program to rid our lake of invasive ...
  • We get what we pay for… Dear Editor, Regarding Heather Scott and her confederate flag, either she is very unaware of the meaning of that flag or she is very racist. Yes she can claim that her actions are a freedom of speech issue. Obviously she is is ignorant of the fact that the  confederate flag is ...
  • Tea Party politicians shouldn’t butt in… Last week I heard on our local talk radio (KSPT 1400) an announcement or what sounded like an advertisement given by one of our local political leaders (Christian Fioravanti) that he and our other tea party official, Heather Scott, as well as our elected sheriff Daryl Wheeler, bragging about how ...
  • Avista rate increase unfounded… Dear Idaho Public Utilities Commissioners: I have a problem with Avista’s requested increases in the monthly electric basic charge from $5.25 to $8.50 and the monthly natural gas basic charge from $4.25 to $8.00.  These increases are 62% and 88%, respectively. First of all, I understand the need to increase rates.  Avista’s ...