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

  • Vote for Kunzeman… Dear Editor, In the almost 40 years that I’ve lived in Bonner County, having voted for numerous candidates to serve on the Bonner County Commission, there have only been two women elected to represent my interests of fairness, cooperation, sustainable growth and spending, and sound leadership. They included Susan Macleod, a ...
  • Re-Elect Dan McDonald… Dan McDonald has done an outstanding job in his role as County Commissioner. As part of the Bonner County Republican Central Committee, I get to hear reports from the commissioners and other county and city officials during monthly meetings. I have been impressed with Dan’s businesslike approach to managing the ...
  • Fulcher Can Be Trusted… Dear Editor, Is there an Idaho Citizen statesman that we can truly trust in Congress? Yes, one! Russ Fulcher! He has invaluable experience in international affairs working for Micron Tech in 26 countries, including Arab countries. By personal experience in the Netherlands, he is keenly aware of how socialism destroys the economy. And years ago, he ...
  • Gow is a No Go… Dear Editor, On Wednesday, April 25, I listened to the Morning Show on KRFY 88.5 FM which was featuring a discussion with the Republican candidates for Bonner County assessor. I was concerned when I heard candidate Donna Gow launch a deliberate and senseless attack on the qualifications of her boss, Assessor ...
  • Englehardt is Best Choice… Dear Editor, A vote for Dennis Engelhardt is a vote for fair assessments and experienced leadership. Engelhardt’s ethical standards are above reproach. He is honest, with an unyielding commitment to doing what is right. He listens to both sides of an issue and engages parties before making a decision. Given Engelhardt’s experience with ...
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