Category: Opinion

Opinion

The massacre of children

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

There are some crimes that are so monstrous it hurls you far beyond your fear of the perpetrators or those agitators who urge them on. …

The morning after the election

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The morning after the election, I took a walk. The dark computer screen across the room beckoned me to waggle the mouse and wake it …

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 …

Letters

  • Administrator hiring process… Dear Editor, Many years ago, I was working as an Engineering Manager and decided to seek a new job opportunity. I knew that I would have to manage this process carefully as I suspected that had my boss found out what I was up to that I would have been fired ...
  • Sandpoint is better than this… Dear Editor, Like many others in our community, I was disgusted and disappointed that someone stooped low enough to send out “robo-calls” using racist and homophobic comments to slander one of our candidates for mayor of Sandpoint. I was also faced with the question of how to respond. I recalled how, in ...
  • Candidate fires back… Dear Editor, An opponent of my campaign has been robo-calling residents with a hateful attack. I believe Sandpoint voters are too smart to respond to fear tactics! Mr. Dunkel has assured me that he has nothing to do with the call and I have no reason to doubt him. It appears ...
  • Robo call no good… Dear Editor, I just received the “Sandpoint United Against Shelby” robo call and I am suspended between shock, disgust, and laughter. It is racist, sexist,  and so juvenile I wouldn’t even expect that behavior if he was running for 6th grade class president. But as I digest what was said, what ...
  • Giving thanks… Dear Editor, I’d like to take the time to say and give thanks to the wonderful weekly paper that our community and the area can relish, read and learn from. I want to give thanks and praise to all those at the paper who give us and keep giving us here in ...
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