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

  • The Nail on the Head… Dear Editor, In the Reader’s April 12 issue, contributor David Phillips responded to the Festival’s unfortunate decision to do away with the “number line” system. David really hit the nail on the head with a well-reasoned and articulate column. I am in total agreement and decry the fact that the Festival is ...
  • An Outstanding Legislator… Dear Editor, Heather Scott is by far the best candidate as our Representative for Legislative District 1A. For four years she has lived the mantra that “actions speak louder than words” and prizes honesty and loyalty to her electors above all else. Heather has always shown total commitment to our causes ...
  • This Land Is My Land, This Land is Your Land…… Dear Editor, All citizens share in the ownership of our national forests. I have been amazed that creation of less than 15,000 acres of wilderness near Scotchman Peaks has sparked so much interest. That is less than half of 1 percent of the total acreage on the vast 2.5 million-plus acres ...
  • SPORTS Endorses Scott… Dear Editor, I am pleased to announce that the SPORTS premier firefighter- and law enforcement-related social club in pristine North Idaho is endorsing Heather Scott in the coming primary and election for District 1A state legislative seat. We believe Heather Scott to be a fabulous candidate — a candidate of and ...
  • My Reason NOT to Vote for Michael Snyder for Congr… Dear Editor, I am supporting: a man who doesn’t make bold claims, but instead relies on a voting record that everyone can see, character that has been demonstrated by what he does rather than what he says, and who has been serving the people of Idaho rather than self interest. I ...
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