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

  • To Speaker Ryan… Dear Speaker Ryan, My name is Bob Over, and I live in Sagle, Idaho. I am deeply concerned with the direction that you, as the Speaker of the House, and the Republican Party are taking our country. Why is it that you and the Republican Party are so hesitant to stand up for ...
  • Elect Mike Boeck… Dear Editor, We are fortunate to have Mike Boeck running for state representative in District 1A. He is a common sense man of integrity who gets things done. As a fourth-generation North Idahoan, Mike has worked 40 years in the natural resource industry as both a mill manager and timberland manager. He ...
  • State of the Union… Dear Editor, The House/Senate Democrats reaction to the SOTU (State of the Union) was, in my opinion, childish. They couldn’t bring themselves to stand when POTUS celebrated our National Anthem and our flag? Personally, it angered me. But before you sufferers of Partisan Blindness Syndrome (PBS) get your knickers in a ...
  • Scientists Say…? Dear Editor, Enough, already. I find it curious that months later my LTE still evokes responses. I can’t help but get depressed after reading reader comments regarding global warming/climate change. I know that being Bonner County, a certain amount of backwardness is to be expected, if not encouraged, but please folks, ...
  • Follies… Dear Editor, A good cause demands noble means. Helping others is an American heritage, but sadly our present day countrymen have fallen for the old Jesuit fallacy that the end justifies the means. We educate our young people with tainted money from the lottery. This makes many poor so that one ...
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