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

  • Climate change real… Dear editor, Shelley B. from Sandpoint states in her letter to the editor that “it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists.” The subject she is referring to is from an article “The Threat of a Warmer ...
  • Government ≠ scientist… Dear Editor, I read with interest the article “The Threat of a Warmer Tomorrow.” In fact it always seems interesting to me that there is so much argument not only on that subject but many others among scientists. Typical of this is the latest fuss by the FDA over trans fat a.k.a partially ...
  • Comment on Riley story… Dear Editor, Nice job boys with your examinations of the murder of Jeanetta Riley! It only took the local newspapers a year to comment on a story that was carried internationally! Can’t wait for your follow up interviews with Sheriff Wheeler and his decision to end the department’s involvement with NAMI and, ...
  • Help identify attacking dog… Dear Editor, Can you please help identify an off leash dog that viscously attacked and mauled a white Bichon and her caregiver Friday, June 26 approximately 5:30pm just off the Super 1 parking lot between Super 1 and Napa Auto Parts? The attacker was a medium sized lean muscular young dog, brown ...
  • Riley shooting… Dear Editor, Am I odd for mourning during holidays?  Take Thanksgiving, for example, I cannot help thinking about the genocide of our Native Americans or starving modern refugees around the world (who would be thankful for a morsel of our feast).  I mean, are all the people that take their own ...
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