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 Kunzeman, Woodward, Boeck… Dear Editor, The primary election is approaching on May 15, when our elected officials are most often chosen. Idaho is a predominantly Republican state. The contested races tend to be in the Republican primary. The winner of the primary usually goes on to win the general election in the fall. For ...
  • Weissman is Democrat of Choice… Dear Editor, Two registered Democrats are running for Idaho State Representative Seat A. Bonner County Democrats have guiding principles that they believe in and work for. These include, but are not limited to, the belief that Idaho has a responsibility to educate all students for success, that the role of government ...
  • McDonald Keeps Promises… Dear Editor, Politicians making empty promises of which they can never deliver are a dime a dozen. And it describes Dan McDonald’s Republican primary opponent. The smelter is a hot topic in all of Bonner County. All the facts surrounding the project are not yet available, but Carol Kunzeman has raised her hand in opposition regardless. She hasn’t ...
  • Vote For Englehardt… Dear Editor: I will be voting for Dennis Engelhardt for Bonner County assessor on May 15. After reviewing campaign material from the three Republican candidates, and attending one of the Farm Bureau candidate forums, I am convinced that Dennis is the clear choice for this important public office. Dennis has managed hundreds of ...
  • Englehardt For Assessor… Dear Editor, After speaking to and reading about the candidates for Bonner County Assessor, Engelhardt is the clear choice. He is thoughtful, listens and understands our frustrations with the assessor’s office. He understands the roll of the Assessor is that of an administrator as opposed to an appraiser. Engelhardt’s management and ...
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