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

  • Vote…! Dear Editor, After thinking about the primary outcome for awhile now I think I’ve figured it out. I know why Scotchman Peak failed. The answer is comprised of two parts: 1) Less than 48 percent of the registered voters showed up at the polls; and, 2) The usual suspects were among ...
  • Smokestacks Misleading… Dear Editor, Twin smokestacks belching black smoke. “DOWNWIND” and “poison air” in the brightest red ink the Reader can lay down. An ominous black arrow pointing at Sandpoint. The message in the anonymous ad on the back cover of the May 24 issue is clear and grim, but lacking in facts. ...
  • We Applaud Military Vets… Dear Editor, Replying to the “Regarding SPORTS” letter dated 5-4-2018 by USAF retiree Brent Bidus, the SPORTS Group would like to thank this veteran for his service to the country. Military careerists and decorated war veterans are the greatest of all for their service to the nation, whereby liberals, moderates, and ...
  • A Sad Result… Dear Editor,  For me, the sad result of folks voting against the preservation of the unique Scotchmans Peak area makes me wonder if the proud legacy of Idahoans as conservationists has ended. Whereas people were once willing to sit down and discuss issues regarding keeping these treasures landscapes as they are, ...
  • Help me to Understand… Dear Editor, I was shocked when I saw the voting results on the proposal to designate Scotchman Peaks a wilderness area in Idaho. How could a majority of my voting peers in Bonner County vote against an issue I thought was a “no brainer?” Who could possibly be opposed to preserving ...
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