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

  • In Response to S.P.O.R.T. Group… Dear Editor, In response to the Brent Bidus response to my last letter concerning the so-called SPORT group: I’m not against pensions. The recipients who have moved to Idaho, though, do not have to work but have changed the character of this state. Their ability to pay has put the cost of housing ...
  • Vote For No One… Dear Editor, This is just a reminder in this most vile of seasons, voting season, that voting is violence, and if we are going to move forward as a culture we need to embrace the idea that we should not violently coerce or restrict peaceful people from doing as they please. ...
  • I Like Mike Boeck… Dear Editor, I LIKE MIKE! Mike Boeck is the most qualified to serve as our District One Representative. Mike is a common-sense conservative who will fight for the needs of North Idaho. He has a proven track record of generating the kind of results we need.  More jobs, quality education, and ...
  • Grain Growers for 2nd Bridge… Dear Editor, The Montana Grain Growers Association supports BNSF Railway’s proposal to build a second parallel bridge over Lake Pend Oreille. This bridge project is important to agriculture in a large portion of the United States, from North Dakota to Kansas, from Washington to Minnesota, and beyond. Due to the nature of ...
  • Keep Scotchman Wild… Dear Editor, Prior to my retirement, I spent my career working as a forester for the Idaho Department of Lands managing state endowment lands, selling millions of board feet of timber to make millions of dollars for public education. I am therefore, a strong supporter of resource use. However, some special ...
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