Category: Opinion

Opinion

What went wrong?

By Karen McGhee
Special to the Reader

“We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families.” This sentiment, expressed by Jeb …

You, robot

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Alas, this is the mind-numbing monotony of everyday life: the alarm beside your bed rings, you hit the snooze button, wake up again, go to …

Mayor’s Roundtable: Growing pains

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is growing. The population grew 5.1% in 2017, far above the 1.2% annual average. We are seeing development throughout the city in residential …

Letters

  • Vote Kunzeman… Dear Editor, Experienced leader. Problem-solver. Listener. That’s what I look for in local elected officials, and that’s what I’ve found in Carol Kunzeman. Carol will make a first-rate county commissioner. In Ponderay, she served on the city council and then two terms as mayor. In addition to responsible daily management, her record ...
  • Vote for Donna Gow… Dear Editor, I am asking for your support and vote in the primary for Donna Gow, Bonner County assessor. For more than 30 years I was honored to serve Bonner County as the elected coroner. During my tenure all of the elected county positions changed many times, so experience is important. Donna ...
  • Re: S.P.O.R.T… Dear Editor, I always find something of entertainment value in the pages of the Reader, and the April 12 issue was no exception. “President Ron Adamik” of the Safety-Peace Officers Retired to Sandpoint (S.P.O.R.T.) was this week’s source of amusement. Course, this unofficial group is also known by its other name: “California Retired ...
  • McDonald Kept Promises… Dear Editor, I first met Dan McDonald at one of the Lost in the ‘50s car shows years ago, after my family moved here from Oregon. We share a reverence of classic cars and motorcycles, but also of limited government and responsibility to the taxpayers. During his first term as commissioner, Dan ...
  • Let’s Ensure the Enduring Value of Scotchmans̷… Dear Editor, In carefully following the discussion on the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness designation, I have observed differences of opinion and also some confusion about the core facts. In my younger years, I had six different Forest Service (USFS) jobs, including working at Panhandle National Forests and in wilderness areas. Here are some ...
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