Category: Opinion

Opinion

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. …

The Baloney Detective

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Images of an Orwellian dystopia are often evoked when we hear the term “big government.” The mere uttering of the phrase can function as a …

Touched by the change

By Robin Lantrip
Reader Contributor

It started with a brisk chill in the morning air. The meadow began dressing in longer birch and fir shadows. The evening scent held a …

Letters

  • Three Cheers for Science… Dear Editor: Three cheers for science education in Idaho and the recent decision by the House Education Committee to approve and implement new science standards including references to human-caused climate change. Access to the most current information is paramount in the education process, especially in the field of science. Students in Idaho ...
  • Confusion About Republicans… Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Cort Gifford’s LTE in the Feb. 22 edition of the Reader: One of your questions was “Where are all these scientists?” As a former Princeton graduate student in the geosciences, I’ll give you examples of where they are. The Princeton Environmental Institute, a “center of excellence ...
  • Vote for Mike Boeck… Dear Editor, I  urge voters in District 1 to vote for Mike Boeck in the May 15 Republican primary elections. Mike is a fourth generation resident of Bonner County, and is very qualified to do the job in Boise. I have personally met with him about the issues I feel are ...
  • Honest Conversation… Dear Editor, It may be acceptable to rabid partisans if their favorite candidate or opinionator misrepresents the facts or misleads the voters, but professional journalists know that their code of ethics calls for them to “verify information before releasing it,” “take special care to not misrepresent or oversimplify” or to “never ...
  • I Love Science… Dear Editor, A few months ago I read a May, 2011, Scientific American article, “Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, why so many people choose not to believe what scientists say.” I love science. I subscribed to Scientific American all through high school. However, what follows are some reasons why I, at times, ...
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