Category: Opinion

Opinion

The massacre of children

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

There are some crimes that are so monstrous it hurls you far beyond your fear of the perpetrators or those agitators who urge them on. …

The morning after the election

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The morning after the election, I took a walk. The dark computer screen across the room beckoned me to waggle the mouse and wake it …

My mom is kind of a big deal

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

There’s not enough room on this page — maybe even in this paper — to adequately praise or even describe my mom. She’s kind of …

TV moms got nothing on the real thing

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

A significant portion of my formative years were spent watching television families. As a child whose parents both worked full time to ensure my two …

Passenger seat past

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

It is a spring evening, nearing sunset, after a warm day. The smell of sun-baked lakebed and blooming skunk cabbage fills the car, carried by …

The small, good things

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Every job has its stresses, no matter if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the dishwasher in a small-town diner. 

Journalism is …

Setting the record straight on wolves

By Don Gay
Reader Contributor

In my opinion, the Reader opinion article on wolf trapping [“Trapping is a legal, useful tool to manage wolf populations,” March 31, 2022, by Eric …

Hot take on Earth Day

By Kelsey Maxwell
Reader Contributor

My childhood “wild place” was nowhere near extraordinary by an outdoor enthusiasts’ standard. It was a truly tiny strip of forest between my best friend’s …

Letters

  • Lockwood for Commissioner… Dear Editor, Bonner County will be fortunate to have Steve Lockwood as a county commissioner. His experience and service on local boards is clearly what is needed, and the laughable attempt by Mr. Rose to warn against “creeping socialism” suggests neither an understanding of the meaning of the word (my fellow Canadians ...
  • Divisive Name Calling… Dear Editor, Dan Rose’s latest rant in the Jan. 11 Reader calling out “socialists” just demonstrates how divisive he and his fellow travelers are. It displays why now, more than ever, we need people to run for local, state and federal offices who seek out factual information and don’t undermine our ...
  • Mass Shooting Fire Power… Dear Editor, We’ve recently had three mass killings where the shooters had impressive fire power. In the Texas church, 26 were killed, 20 wounded and almost 500 shots fired. In Las Vegas, 58 were killed, 546 injured and more than 1,100 shots fired. In Colorado, one policeman was killed, six people ...
  • Oh Say Can You See…? Dear Editor, Stars of expletives spat upon a field of blue, All white stripes over bars of red, Burning fear and hate across our flag. Is this America the great? Sandra Deutchman Sandpoint
  • No to the Smelter… Dear Editor, After much consideration, I have finally decided it is time to let my voice be heard. My husband and I moved to Blanchard Idaho to retire in 2014. We found a perfect community in Blanchard, met some wonderful people and enjoy all four seasons in this beautiful landscape. In the summer, we ...
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