Category: Opinion

Opinion

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

How real estate shapes a community

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

In a prior existence, I lived in Vancouver,  British Columbia, where I was a vice president for the ski resort development company Intrawest. At the …

Our turn: Together we can do better

By Mark Sauter
Reader Contributor

Last month the Bonner County Fire Chiefs Association (BCFCA) held three public forums. The BCFCA pointed out, in multiple, evidence-based ways, how Emergency Medical Services …

Engage Sandpoint: A missed opportunity

By David Phillips
Reader Contributor

Projects fail for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the expectations are set too high; sometimes the allocated time or resources are insufficient; sometimes the tools …

City waterfront giveaway

By Kody Van Dyk
Special to the Reader

The city of Sandpoint draft Parks Master Plan identifies disposing of city-owned green space located east of the Edgewater Best Western Hotel. …

The Baloney Detective

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Images of an Orwellian dystopia are often evoked when we hear the term “big government.” The mere uttering of the phrase can function as a …

Touched by the change

By Robin Lantrip
Reader Contributor

It started with a brisk chill in the morning air. The meadow began dressing in longer birch and fir shadows. The evening scent held a …

Letters

  • Shelby the best choice… Dear Editor, I am part of a large group of people who live outside of Sandpoint, but consider Sandpoint home. Sandpoint is where we go for our groceries, entertainment, eating out, and where we attend church. We are invested in Sandpoint. What happens in and to Sandpoint is important to us. Sandpoint ...
  • Candidate responds… Dear Editor, I found it ironic that Mr. Macdonald criticized my “un-responsiveness” to city residents while at the same criticized my opposition to increased coal and oil rail traffic. Somehow he fails to realize that the coal/oil train issue has repeatedly drawn more public participation than any single issue before council ...
  • Negative campaigning… Dear Editor, Its known by every voter and is commonly hated by all, often used as an excuse to not vote by many. It sickens the election like a disease and is highly contagious, spreads faster than wildfire with nearly exact results. You are hard pressed to find a proponent of ...
  • Unhappy camper… Dear Editor, I thought I was the only one that saw Mr. Santa as an unhappy camper.  It’s nice to see there are two of us. Bill Litsinger Sandpoint
  • Experience not necessary… Dear Editor, Somehow there are those who believe that experience on the city council is either a prerequisite to or a huge advantage in a run for the mayor’s office.  Au contraire. As a resident of 68 years, I’ve followed city politics for at least 50 of those years. I can tell ...
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