Category: Opinion

Opinion

My mom is kind of a big deal

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

There’s not enough room on this page — maybe even in this paper — to adequately praise or even describe my mom. She’s kind of …

TV moms got nothing on the real thing

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

A significant portion of my formative years were spent watching television families. As a child whose parents both worked full time to ensure my two …

Passenger seat past

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

It is a spring evening, nearing sunset, after a warm day. The smell of sun-baked lakebed and blooming skunk cabbage fills the car, carried by …

The small, good things

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Every job has its stresses, no matter if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the dishwasher in a small-town diner. 

Journalism is …

Setting the record straight on wolves

By Don Gay
Reader Contributor

In my opinion, the Reader opinion article on wolf trapping [“Trapping is a legal, useful tool to manage wolf populations,” March 31, 2022, by Eric …

Hot take on Earth Day

By Kelsey Maxwell
Reader Contributor

My childhood “wild place” was nowhere near extraordinary by an outdoor enthusiasts’ standard. It was a truly tiny strip of forest between my best friend’s …

Farewell Mr. Marker

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

It’s common for people to point to “that one teacher” who made a big impact on them when they were young. I’ve been lucky to …

Sandpoint has changed

By Brom Glidden
Reader Contributor

Sandpoint is in a period of change and there isn’t anyone we can point the finger at. Life is complex and this situation is no …

Letters

  • Killing Fields… Dear Editor, Referring to Nick Gier’s commentary about Cambodia’s “Killing Fields” (May 4, 2017), I add my own story. I was in Vietnam in 1966. As I landed in Bangkok for R&R, I was holding the military newspaper, Stars and Stripes. The headline quoted President Johnson that the United States was not ...
  • Thank You Justin Henney… Dear Editor, Thank you Justin Henney for your sensitive and inspiring story: “Maintaining the Balance.” You should be writing books! Evie Leucht Sandpoint
  • Health Care… Dear Editor, The Republican health care plan was hurried through the House of Representatives without consulting voters. Before the Senate rushes it through, let us look at the winners and losers in this plan. These numbers come from the Congressional Budget Office, CBO. The winners are rich people and corporations who won ...
  • To Bonner County Voters… To Lake Pend Oreille School District voters, On May 16 the Lake Pend Oreille School District will hold an election for new trustees. Normally this would be a small, inconsequential election that not many voters notice. However, this year it has a much more serious bent. For the last 10 or ...
  • Enough is Enough… Dear Editor, Ben, Ben, Ben... I just can’t take it anymore!, almost every week you or one of your contributing writers like Nick Gier ridicule and chastise President Trump. Enough is enough! Get over that your girl lost and give the president a chance. In regard to your last weeks’ Barbs about ...
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