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

  • The Commissioner We Need… Dear Editor, Bonner County needs the right county commissioner. Steve Lockwood has observed what is going wrong, he cares and he has the know how and experience to help address our needs and set it right.  We need our property value protected by appropriate zoning to prevent unwanted and destructive uses next door. ...
  • Witches Got a Bad Rap… Dear Editor, The political cartoon by Bill Borders in last week’s issue did elicit a chuckle from me, and as I gave it ground in my mind’s eye to see the house falling, the socked feet curling and all of Munchkin Land rejoicing, my chuckle grew to a hearty laugh. A few ...
  • True Colors… Dear Editor, Greetings. I am confused by the colors assigned to the major parties in the elections: blue for Democrats and red for Republicans. I have always thought the Democrats were the Reds, the Commie sympathizers. How did this get turned around? But wait. Maybe the colors are prescient of the future. After all, we have ...
  • County Road Work… Dear Editor, A question of how the county decides which roads are improved has recently been raised. Road improvements by Bonner County need to be based on objective, consistent criteria. Those criteria, understood by all, should include traffic counts, current road condition, school bus routes, safety, and connectivity in the system.  If ...
  • Lockwood for Bonner Co. Commissioner… Dear Editor, There is a long-time friend of the community, who will work for ALL county residents and will bring a breath of fresh air to our County Commission. His name is Steve Lockwood. Some highlights:  Steve is a strong advocate for public education and has served on the Lake Pend Oreille School ...
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