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

  • Earth is at Stake… Dear Editor and sisters, grandmas, mothers, aunties, women, Let’s figure out our strategies. Regardless of the dismantling right now, this dismantling is but a brief moment, and things, policies, programs, and committees–just everything–needs to be reflected on, fine-tuned, and/or let go of. And then created anew. Keep considering the enormous impact of ...
  • Scott’s Behavior Erratic… Dear Editor, As Ben delivered the Reader Thursday at Tango, a tagline on the bottom of the front page caught everyone’s eye. It stated, “Rep. Scott under fire for claiming female lawmakers only advance via sexual favors.” I was shocked and saddened to see and then read the article on page 9. ...
  • Celebrities… Dear Editor; To the elite Hollywood celebrites: It’s time someone told you how most of the middle class Americans feel. It’s time to wake up now. Get this! The only reason you exist is for my entertainment. Some of you are beautiful. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction ...
  • Non-Partison March… Dear Trump supporters, I would like to cordially invite you to the Woman’s March on January 21 at 11 a.m. in the Panida Theater then to the Statue of Liberty. People voted for Trump for many reasons, the biggest one was they hated Obama and Hillary. That doesn’t mean they want ...
  • Response to Mr. Meyer… Dear Editor, In response to Stan Meyer regarding the creation of Scotchman Creek Wilderness area, there are a few statements which I wish to rebut. Following are the rules regarding Wilderness areas as set forth by the Wilderness Act. Recreational uses in wilderness include activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, camping, nature ...
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