Category: Opinion

Opinion

Talking Turkey

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

History is rough. So rough, that most people prefer to ignore it or concoct their own self-pleasing version of it. The central problem is that …

What we’re thankful for

A Fresh Perspective
By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

This year, I’ve been given the opportunity to feel small. 

This has come partially from my constant consumption of news about the …

A safe holiday season

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

While Thanksgiving is usually a time when family comes together — often for the only time of the year — with COVID-19, many families are …

Mayor’s Roundtable

By Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

The growing community spread of COVID-19 in North Idaho is worrisome. Bonner General Hospital reported on Saturday, Nov. 14 it had moved into …

Scroll no more

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

While having a conversation with a friend about social media usage, she told me she planned to take some time away from Facebook because she …

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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