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

  • Say No to Oil Trains… Dear Editor, Living in Sandpoint, I am no stranger to freight trains.  Like many of you, I can hear the rumble of an approaching train at any hour of the day or night, and my windowpanes rattle as one passes.  Trains in Sandpoint seem to be a fact of life – ...
  • SASi needs your help… Dear Editor, Thank you for your weekly publication. I so enjoy all the articles, photos, etc. I would like you to publish this letter asking for funds for the Senior Center. The Center is a 501(c) non-profit corporation and if anyone has not already tapped out on their contributions for the year, ...
  • An Appeal to Reason Redux… Dear Editor, Most proposed gun control laws would not address the concerns in the Deutchmans’ letter of last week. State and federal background checks of firearms purchasers are done by liscensed gun dealers, but we should require checks of private purchasers, and better address the missing mental/criminal records not currently available ...
  • Sandpoint should accept all colors, creeds, origin… Dear Editor, I’m new to Sandpoint. I moved here a little more than a year ago on a piece of advice from someone I barely knew at the time. Unlike many people who I have met here, I do not have a lifetime of history and experience in this place. Like ...
  • County land use woes… Dear Editor, I have been reading with concern the stories of firings and demotions in the county planning department, changes to the planning and zoning appeals process, and the growing loopholes for building location permits. Coming on the heels of a conversation with Commissioner Sudick regarding his disdain for the current codes, ...