Category: Opinion

Opinion

Talking Turkey

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

History is rough. So rough, that most people prefer to ignore it or concoct their own self-pleasing version of it. The central problem is that …

What we’re thankful for

A Fresh Perspective
By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

This year, I’ve been given the opportunity to feel small. 

This has come partially from my constant consumption of news about the …

A safe holiday season

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

While Thanksgiving is usually a time when family comes together — often for the only time of the year — with COVID-19, many families are …

Mayor’s Roundtable

By Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

The growing community spread of COVID-19 in North Idaho is worrisome. Bonner General Hospital reported on Saturday, Nov. 14 it had moved into …

Scroll no more

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

While having a conversation with a friend about social media usage, she told me she planned to take some time away from Facebook because she …

Letters

  • Coal trains… Dear Editor, A Coal Train Protest Scenario: Having been out to of town for a while I just recently learned that the Sandpoint city council  had passed three resolutions opposing the increased coal shipments thru Sandpoint. I think that was a lovely, risk-free gesture that is unlikely to have any real effect on ...
  • Nay on Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, Despite the highly publicized support for the proposed Scotchman Peak Wilderness, including from our Bonner County Commissioners, there are many residents in Bonner County who are not in favor of this designation. It is time for a reality check on this. We are told the area must be protected, yet ...
  • Transportation for elderly… Dear Editor, It is from my personal experience and heartfelt concern that I address a travesty needing attention. Our community lacks an extremely valuable and necessary service: the transportation of homebound seniors to appointments regardless of whether the patient is on Medicaid or Medicare. We have not stepped up to the plate ...
  • Vote yes for Memorial Field… Dear Editor, Memorial Field/Barlow Stadium is truly a Gem, a complex for athletic events and so many other uses such as the Festival, Graduation, etc., probably unique in the Northwest for its setting and natural beauty. Let’s truly look at the total complex that serves us so well and keep this “Diamond ...
  • Experience counts… Dear Editor, I am wondering why some people believe there are advantages to electing a person who has no experience working with city government. How can we know if they have any knowledge how government works and has the good judgment needed to handle the job?  And how can we even ...
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