Category: Opinion

Opinion

Beyond the game

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Fresh out of college and piecing together part-time jobs, I applied to coach volleyball at Clark Fork High School.

I’d always intended to help out …

Voices in the Wilderness

By Jayden Winslow
Reader Contributor

Straddling the summits and flanks of northwest Montana’s Cabinet Mountains lies the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Area. Over 94,000 acres of primitive, rugged and pristine Montana …

Mayor’s Roundtable

By Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

Last Thursday I had the privilege of presenting the State of the City address before the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce at its first …

A few thoughts… on pure B***S***

By Sandy Compton
Reader Columnist

The weather has been unseasonably warm, if you haven’t noticed, and I’ve whiled away a few days getting reacquainted with the prairies and island ranges …

Left on Larch

By Ada Greve
Reader Contributor

Straight on Chestnut, right on Boyer, left on Larch.

Time the light just right so you don’t have to wait. Remember to let go of …

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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