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

  • Hate-filled Flyers… Dear Editor Recently one of my neighbors and I were the recipients of hate-filled and disturbing propaganda. Someone left racist leaflets, carefully protected in plastic, in our respective driveways. These flyers primarily targeted African Americans but not only them. Why were we selected for this act? The only overt commonality between ...
  • Mayor’s Smelter Opposition… Dear Editor, Shelby Rognstad’s opposition to the proposed silicon refinery in Newport (“Proposed smelter in Newport would be bad for Sandpoint,” November 2) strikes me as knee-jerk dogmatism. The Canadian manufacturer and Washington’s Department of Ecology are still discussing how best to model air quality impacts, but Mr. Rognstad has already concluded ...
  • Vandalism Not Good… Dear Editor, I need to say that I have known my friend since The Garden days, that was my very first restaurant job. Since those days many seasons ago, I have been running restaurants from Seattle to Santa Barbara, and other than funky dives with peanut shells on the floor. I have ...
  • Vote for Shannon Williamson… Dear Editor, Please join us in voting for Shannon Williamson for Sandpoint City Council on Nov. 7. Shannon has proven herself a hardworking member of the council. She makes thoughtful decisions after research and listening to taxpayers. Her fellow council members have elected her as council president, the highest honor they ...
  • To The Hunter Invading Our Bay… Dear Editor, Please note: Within this context the term “hunter” is loosely applied and bears absolutely no resemblance to the real deal, and the views contained herein are mine alone. Apparently hunting season has begun. For the second Saturday in October, gunshots rang out in the predawn hour beating the alarm clock to ...
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