Category: Opinion

Opinion

To My Compatriots

By Browse Hickman
Reader Contributor

The shoulder woke up first. Tiny leaf tears in the muscles and ligaments from years of carpentry work were announcing their presence. Shoulder contacted the …

By Nick Gier
Reader Columnist

When you pray, go into your room and shut the door.

Jesus, Matthew 6:6

When the church and state tucked into bed together, it

That thankful time of year

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

I’ll be the first to admit that the question, “What are you thankful for?” gets old quickly this time of year. At the same time, …

Fidelity and Family

By Toni Kolb
Reader Contributor

I think back on my fluctuating childhood and smile. The ups and downs — it was a journey of memory making. I remember the seasons …

Letters

  • 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 ...
  • Lighten Up Part 2… Dear Editor, Just a quick response to your comments on “Lighten Up.” You state that the subject post did indeed offend you, I said I was not offended and thought it was silly and gave me a laugh, in fact, I didn’t even consider racism until you brought it up in you ...
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