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

  • Need More Like Her… Dear Editor, In “The Folly of it All” Ms. Wheeler refers to an Angel Over Sandpoint as saying “She would dance naked in the streets if it would feed the poor.” I say, “We have our own Lady Godiva. And thank God for people like her, because she works hard to feed ...
  • Concerns Involving Natural Resources Plan Hearing&… Dear Editor, On Jan. 18 I attended the Bonner County Commissioner’s public hearing regarding the proposed Bonner County Natural Resource Plan. I have concerns with the manner in which the public hearing was conducted. At the beginning of the hearing the commissioners stated any letters mailed to the board that in their opinion ...
  • Dear Neighbor… Dear neighbor Dan Rose, Imagine my surprise when after taking you on two weeklong river trips and having you over to share a meal at my home you choose to slander me in a public forum over comments that were not addressed to you. In all the time I’ve known you since ...
  • Re: Skiers Cutting in Line… Dear Editor, Regarding the “Barb” about skiers cutting lines: The Lakeview Triple needs a singles line and a design that traffics skiers in a safe manner! I have gone to the front of the line and called out “single.” The Triple is a singles line when it is busy, or at least it ...
  • Proposed Changes to Bonner Co. Planning and Zoning… Dear Editor, Do you want an industrial plant near your rural home? No? Then read this: Bonner County zoning codes are currently up for changes without the usual opportunities for citizen input. Under currently proposed revisions, industrial plants would be permitted in many county zones, potentially including yours. Protection of private property ...
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