Category: Opinion

Opinion

On losing teeth

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Among the greatest joys of moonlighting as a paraprofessional teacher for part of the week is remembering what it was like to be a kid.…

Housing market storm warnings

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

As we head into 2022, everyone from housing analysts, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, buyers and sellers are wondering: When will there be a return …

The snow that binds us together

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Last week’s snowstorms felt like traveling back in time — back to Old Sandpoint, when events like that would occur a half dozen times throughout …

RIP Betty White

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

By my reckoning, I’ve spent 11 of the past 16 New Year’s Eves in a newsroom, either partially or entirely abandoned, halfheartedly trying to do …

The darkest day, one year later

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Some dark deeds in American history will forever be associated with when they took place: Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; Sept. 11, 2001. A …

Legislative preview 2022

By Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle
Reader Contributor

The 2022 legislative session starts on Monday, Jan. 10 with the governor’s State of the State address, available online through Idaho Public Television. …

Letters

  • Donation Protest… Dear Editor, I recently visited your fair city of Sandpoint. It is a wonderful town in a beautiful area full of kind and lovely people. An exception to this was Scott Herndon and his "society" and their disgusting anti-choice signs. Initially, I was upset and frustrated when I saw this. Then I ...
  • Pro Life in Sandpoint… Dear Editor, Some folks have got very upset about the signs that a pro-life group have been displaying at the Farmers Market. I have seen one article in the Sandpoint Reader and then another opinion letter in the same periodical. I noted that both seem to come from folks that seem ...
  • Cartoons… Dear Editor, I take exception to the recent cartoon in the Reader showing both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with the caption, "Pick Your Poison." First, I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, but now that Hillary has been selected as the Democratic Nominee, I will work for her election. As my wife ...
  • No to Levy… Dear Editor, Lake Pend Orielle School District has proposed a $56 million levy on taxpayers to fund their new capital expenses. This would increase taxes for six years, in addition to taxpayers already supporting their operational budget; a hefty request. LPOSD has proposed an enormous sports facility. This will eliminate a recently ...
  • GOP Woes… Dear Editor, The Republican Party has been building toward Donald Trump since 1992. They lost the White House, to which, after 12 years, they seemed to feel entitled. They dealt with the Clinton Administration as if they viewed him as a placeholder. They seemed to think if they obstructed and prevented ...
Close [x]

Want to support independent local journalism?

The Sandpoint Reader is our town's local, independent weekly newspaper. "Independent" means that the Reader is locally owned, in a partnership between Publisher Ben Olson and Keokee Co. Publishing, the media company owned by Chris Bessler that also publishes Sandpoint Magazine and Sandpoint Online. Sandpoint Reader LLC is a completely independent business unit; no big newspaper group or corporate conglomerate or billionaire owner dictates our editorial policy. And we want the news, opinion and lifestyle stories we report to be freely available to all interested readers - so unlike many other newspapers and media websites, we have NO PAYWALL on our website. The Reader relies wholly on the support of our valued advertisers, as well as readers who voluntarily contribute. Want to ensure that local, independent journalism survives in our town? You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.