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

  • Wilderness Does Not Affect Wildlife ManagementR… Dear Editor, As a former wildlife biologist, I call BS on a recent “My Turn” column written by Tony McDermott. Either he is incredibly misinformed, or he meant to mislead others with his absurd statements. The entire article is filled with accusations based on half-truths and outright falsehoods. In particular, I ...
  • Elect Boeck for Rep… Dear Editor It’s time we elect a state representative who will work for everyone in Bonner and Boundary counties. That is why I am voting for Mike Boeck for state representative. For too long I have seen contentious politics get in the way of real solutions for the people of this ...
  • So you want to ban the AR-15 (update)… Dear Editor, Referencing my letter to the editor, from March 22 this year. Quote “So you want to ban the AR-15? Let me tell you what you’re up against. You’re up against the National Rifle Association’s five million members, all paying at least $30 annual dues. That’s $150 million annually. Many contribute ...
  • Vote For Russ Fulcher… Dear Editor, As we approach the primary election on May 15 and are faced with many choices for the 1st Congressional District’s open seat, only one stands out above the rest. Over the past four years, I’ve had the privilege to get to know Russ Fulcher on a political and personal ...
  • Kunzeman For Commissioner… Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter of endorsement for Carol Kunzeman, a candidate for Bonner County commissioner in the Republican primary, because we need local officials who are respectful and listen to their constituents. Carol served two terms as mayor in Ponderay and understands what it takes to balance a budget and ...
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