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

  • Please Vote For Woodward… Dear Editor, Please vote Jim Woodward for senator in District 1. Jim is a true conservative, a man of integrity and solutions oriented. With 21 years of Navy service, retiring as a commander, many years as a business owner and employer, a family man and community oriented, Jim Woodward is pro-Idaho! Raised ...
  • Cast Your Vote For Kunzeman… Dear Editor, I’d like to urge voters to turn out in the Republican primary and cast a vote for Carol Kunzeman for Bonner County commissioner. Carol will be a breath of fresh air for the county. She will bring integrity and common sense to the District 3 seat. I’m concerned that the ...
  • Engelhardt For Assessor… 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 ...
  • Favor Wilderness… Dear Editor, For billions of years the forces of nature have created the forests, plains, deserts, mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans that make up the earth on which we live. These landscapes have portions that have not been modified by machines or pollution, i.e., they are in their natural state. We ...
  • Thank you Jon Hagadone… Dear Editor, On April 18, Jon Hagadone of the Idaho Pour Authority here in Sandpoint sponsored a fundraiser to help Bonner Partners In Care Free Health Clinic. BPICC offers free medical care to anyone that can’t afford to see a doctor. Jon made a special effort to share a portion of his ...
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