Category: Opinion

Opinion

City waterfront giveaway

By Kody Van Dyk
Special to the Reader

The city of Sandpoint draft Parks Master Plan identifies disposing of city-owned green space located east of the Edgewater Best Western Hotel. …

The Baloney Detective

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Images of an Orwellian dystopia are often evoked when we hear the term “big government.” The mere uttering of the phrase can function as a …

Touched by the change

By Robin Lantrip
Reader Contributor

It started with a brisk chill in the morning air. The meadow began dressing in longer birch and fir shadows. The evening scent held a …

Working toward civil discourse

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force recently sent a questionnaire to all the candidates for city office, asking their positions on a number of …

Letters

  • Lockwood for Commissioner… Dear Editor, Bonner County will be fortunate to have Steve Lockwood as a county commissioner. His experience and service on local boards is clearly what is needed, and the laughable attempt by Mr. Rose to warn against “creeping socialism” suggests neither an understanding of the meaning of the word (my fellow Canadians ...
  • Divisive Name Calling… Dear Editor, Dan Rose’s latest rant in the Jan. 11 Reader calling out “socialists” just demonstrates how divisive he and his fellow travelers are. It displays why now, more than ever, we need people to run for local, state and federal offices who seek out factual information and don’t undermine our ...
  • Mass Shooting Fire Power… Dear Editor, We’ve recently had three mass killings where the shooters had impressive fire power. In the Texas church, 26 were killed, 20 wounded and almost 500 shots fired. In Las Vegas, 58 were killed, 546 injured and more than 1,100 shots fired. In Colorado, one policeman was killed, six people ...
  • Oh Say Can You See…? Dear Editor, Stars of expletives spat upon a field of blue, All white stripes over bars of red, Burning fear and hate across our flag. Is this America the great? Sandra Deutchman Sandpoint
  • No to the Smelter… Dear Editor, After much consideration, I have finally decided it is time to let my voice be heard. My husband and I moved to Blanchard Idaho to retire in 2014. We found a perfect community in Blanchard, met some wonderful people and enjoy all four seasons in this beautiful landscape. In the summer, we ...
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