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

  • Hooray for a Vibrant Community… Dear Editor, Good god! Did you see all the fantastic events, charities, and educational opportunities going on in our community in last week’s Reader? The Bonner County History Museum’s latest exhibit, a CNC router course at MakerPoint, a walking fundraiser for the homeless, Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 26), an Origami ...
  • Vote for McDonald… Dear Editor, I have been an active attendee of the Bonner County Commissioners’ weekly meetings for six years. I have been very impressed with what Commissioner Dan McDonald has accomplished during his first term. In 2016 Dan campaigned on responsible, business-oriented management of the county’s budget and assets and bringing a ...
  • McDonald Deserves 2nd Term… Dear Editor, Rarely does an elected official step into office and keep their campaign promises. Dan McDonald is such an official. In 2016, Dan ran on efficiency and cost-cutting. And not only has he kept those promises, he’s gone above and beyond. Unlike his opponent, whose prior stint as Ponderay mayor admittedly increased ...
  • County’s ‘Amnesty’ Plan May Cause Unpleasant Surpr… Dear Editor, Unpleasant surprises may face many Bonner County landowners. The County is considering undermining 27 years of countywide zoning by allowing illegally created parcels created Nov. 18, 2008, to be lawful through “amnesty.” This waives 27 years of zoning standards, like lot size minimums, and 13 years of subdivision standards, like ...
  • Vote Them Out… Dear Editor, High school students leading marches in the streets demanding gun reform have captured our nation’s headlines recently. They remind us that while adults have failed to stop school shootings, perhaps this new generation can — and that the right to live is more important than the right to own ...
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