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

  • Steve Johnson for County Commissioner… Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have Steve Johnson running for Bonner County Commissioner for District 1 in November. Steve is a lifelong resident of Bonner County, a graduate of Sandpoint schools from elementary through high school and from the University of Idaho. He is a firm supporter of education. He ...
  • A Clean Comedy Show… Dear Editor, For all those folks who were critical of The Follies, here’s their chance to see a clean comedy show and silent auction that benefits American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Located out of Clark Fork AHWF is the only 501c3 facility in Idaho with permits to care for most of our ...
  • Ellen Weissman is the Person We Need… Dear Editor: Ellen Weissman is the person we need to be our representative for North Idaho.   She exemplifies all that is good and has worked hard to make our lives better. She is by nature a positive force in our community. Under her directorship, the Sandpoint Senior Center has been revitalized. Ellen ...
  • Commissioners… Dear Editor: With Ben’s indulgence, a P.S. to my letter last week: Since when did Dan McDonald become the Bonner County Commission? The article in last week’s edition by Lyndsie Kiebert and the piece in the Daily Bee seems to indicate the McDonald is the only member of the commission that matters. ...
  • Vote for Steve Johnson… Dear Editor, Steve Johnson is running for Bonner County commissioner, District 1, in the November election. A lifetime resident of Bonner County, he has proven to be a successful administrator, attentive listener, and experienced problem solver -- committed to a strong economy and quality of life. A graduate of Sandpoint High School ...
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