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

  • Party Affiliation… Dear Editor, Registering as a Republican or as unaffiliated gives you the most flexibility in primary elections. Political party rules apply to primary elections. You may be required to register as a member of specific political party in order to vote in that party’s primary election. (Republicans have the requirement, Democrats don’t). ...
  • In Response to Ben Olson… Dear Editor, In response to Ben Olson’s Bouquet and Barbs column in the Jan.18 Reader: Ben, as a journalist I was surprised to see what you had written regarding the advisory vote on Scotchman’s Peak. Typically a journalist would have checked the facts before writing on a subject, but clearly you had ...
  • Women’s March… Dear Editor, N.ID Women’s March on Saturday was a great success with 956 attending rally and peaceful march here in Sandpoint. Our theme “First She Marched – Then She Ran!”  grew from the concept that we as women want greater involvement in our government designed to be “for” and “by” the ...
  • Smelter Woes… Dear Editor, I am a citizen of Blanchard and have been working with citizens of Newport Washington to stop the construction of a silicon smelter to be owned and operated by HiTest Sands. We have collected information from other silicon smelters in Iceland, Europe and here in the United States. We are told ...
  • The Right Questions… Dear Editor: In your commentary section on Dec. 28, Phyllis J. Kardos asks a lot of questions, but she isn’t asking the right questions. First and foremost is “Do we want solar panels used in America? And second to that is “Do we want to use computers and other products that use ...
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