Category: Opinion

Opinion

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Letters

  • Republican or a Democrat…? Dear Editor, Growing up in North Central Montana in the ‘50s, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They were homesteaders who became small business owners. Family was most important. Religion, education, literature, arts, and sports were part of family life. So was working hard, taking responsibility ...
  • To Senators Risch and Crapo… To Sens. Risch and Crapo, As our elected representatives in the U.S. Senate, we are asking you to act in our behalf to immediately halt the inhumane policy of the Trump administration in separating children from their parents at the border. With hundreds of children, some ripped from their mother’s arms, separated ...
  • Insulting Immigration Policy… Dear Editor, Families from Central America are fleeing the worst criminal violence in the world. They are arriving at our borders. These men, women and children are seeking asylum as they are literally running for their lives. They have left behind their family, their friends, their homes, their land, their property and ...
  • Fuhrman Insult… Dear Editor, Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I’m sorry, but as a newspaper that promotes community peace, love and togetherness, where do you get off blasting one of our citizens, Mark Fuhrman, as someone you wish hadn’t moved here?   What has he EVER done to harm Sandpoint? I’ve never met Mark Fuhrman but ...
  • Read, Listen, Watch… Dear Editor, Read “Merchants Of Doubt,” written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, explores the schemes of climate change deniers. “... they don’t have to win, they just have to create doubt and delay.” Listen “Freedom Highway” by Rhiannon Giddens, operatically trained singer/songwriter, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” Award in ...
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