Category: Opinion

Opinion

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 …

Calls for EIS choose alarmism over analysis

By Ken Brown
Reader Contributor

In a recent article piece, environmentalist Matt Nykiel asserted that an Environmental Impact Statement should be conducted prior to U.S. Coast Guard approval of BNSF’s …

An ode to beer

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Contributor

Many of the more interesting episodes in my life have been sponsored by beer.

There was the performance of 90210-themed haiku at a prominent …

Letters

  • You Want to Ban the AR-15…? Dear Editor, So you want to ban the AR-15 rifle? Let me tell you what you’re up against, and what you keep doing to hurt your cause. You’re up against the National Rifle Association’s five million members, all paying at least $30 annual dues. That’s $150 million annually. Many contribute more or, ...
  • Fallibility of Mankind… Dear Editor, I noticed an interesting commonality that is seen in Mar 15 issue and that is human error. Having acknowledged the mistake of using the wrong name of the police officer and promising to beef up copy editing, the date is wrong (Mar. 15 2015). The fallibility of mankind is ...
  • Gratitude… Dear Editor, I would like to give a thank you to Tim French’s letter to the editor concerning “Dogs and Restaurants.“ Please publish my gratitude in the letters to the editor, so others will read and learn from his article. Thank You, Nannette Heintzelman Sandpoint
  • Advisory Vote… Dear Editor, Commenting on the March 8, 2018 story, “No change to advisory vote after county discussion.” Commissioner Connolly’s contradicting statements. First comment, “I think there was a lot of input” to the ballot question. Second comment, commissioners have “been working on the question for weeks with little to no input until ...
  • Don’t Blame the NRA… Dear Editor, Knee-jerk reactions following a school shooting, while understandable, are counterproductive. Lip service by politicians or phony concern from the vacuous media will not get us within a thousand miles of a resolution. Like my car, any rifle I possess will not cause harm by itself. The fixation on blaming the ...
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