Category: Opinion

Opinion

A history of violence

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

On Christmas Day, we woke up to find a pair of posts on our Reader Facebook page that went beyond the typical “fake news” straw …

The time machine

By Sandy Compton
Special to the Reader

I spend a lot of time on the road between Hope and Paradise. I have a home along that road. It’s the initial …

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. …

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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