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

  • Trump’s False Claims… Dear Editor, Donald Trump recently challenged our intelligence community, in his rebuttal of Russian hacking, that they have in the past, been the source of inaccurate information. He ended that tweet by asserting that he had won the election by “...one of the biggest electoral victories in history.” There have been 58 ...
  • I’m Excited for my Country… Dear Editor, Yea, Hillary won the popular vote by about 2 million votes, those votes coming mainly from several large far- left cities with the highest welfare rolls like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, etc. PE Trump won 2,626 counties, essentially America’s bread basket, compared to 487 counties won ...
  • Keep Sunnyside Cedars… Dear Editor, The Reader’s article on “Residents organizing to stop timber sale” quotes Fish and Game Supervisor Chip Corsi saying “Sunnyside Timber Harvest is the most effective means to manage woodlands in the Sunnyside region due to its landlocked nature, proximity to rural development ...
  • Benefits of Keeping Sunnyside Cedars Outweigh Nega… Dear Editor, As a resident of Sunnyside, I was pleased to see coverage of the proposed timber sale within the peninsula in the December 1 issue of The Reader. Along with other Friends of Sunnyside Cedars, I oppose the logging of the two parcels. I am not a forester and realize that ...
  • Scared for my Country… Dear Editor, The majority of Americans did not vote for Donald Trump; they voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2 million voters, the largest margin of popular votes ever lost by a candidate who won the election. Trump had charged that the “voting system was rigged.” ...
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