Category: Opinion

Opinion

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Point/Counterpoint: Gun rights

Carrying in public places: ‘Better to have it and not need it’

By Steve Wasylko
Reader Contributor

The short answer is “yes,” I would feel safe at the Festival knowing …

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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