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

  • 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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