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

  • Experience not necessary… Dear Editor, Somehow there are those who believe that experience on the city council is either a prerequisite to or a huge advantage in a run for the mayor’s office.  Au contraire. As a resident of 68 years, I’ve followed city politics for at least 50 of those years. I can tell ...
  • Beaver damage… Dear Editor, I commend the job that Sandpoint Parks and Recreation did this summer battling goose poop at City Beach. Every dawn after a night of carpet bombing the guys were out sifting sand, raking grass, and scraping sidewalks to ready the beach for the day’s picnickers and sunbathers. Inevitably they ...
  • Robo call in poor taste…   Dear Editor, While it is not illegal to verbalize racist views or language, doing so promotes a negative stereotype for our region that is damaging to both citizens and businesses. This is especially true when the language not only targets and disrupts the mayoral campaign of Sandpoint but makes negative references ...
  • Goats, hikers and bean bags… Dear Editor, Sandy Compton was, of course, correct in pointing out that the goat problem at Scotchman Peak was, in fact, a human problem. I think that the hikers that feed the goats should be shot with bean bags. Then, if the offending hikers continue to think it is cute to feed ...
  • Expletive deleted… Dear Editor, My letter in the Oct. 8th Reader had an . I can maybe see an argument for little (I really can’t), but THE!? What was the that bothered the Reader… ...