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

  • To Sen. Risch… An open letter to Senator Risch: The character of America was forged out of wilderness.  In 1964, the U.S. Congress had the bipartisan vision to preserve remnants of this country’s vast resources that had once seemed limitless. They realized that once wilderness is gone, it is gone forever. They knew that ...
  • Phi… Dear Editor, Phi (φ) is the most amazing number in the universe. Phi = (1+√5) ÷ 2 which equals 1.6180339… and is commonly known as the golden ratio, the golden mean or golden section. Phi (φ) is also known by other names including: divine proportion, divine section, golden proportion, golden cut, ...
  • Safety for Cyclists… Dear Editor: In the creation of our new two-way road system in Sandpoint, the cyclists have been ignored. The confusion for motor vehicle traffic is bad enough, but think of riding your bike through town. There are no bike lanes or sharrows in the new configuration indicating that cyclists even exist ...
  • Bike Rules… Dear Editor, Hello! I’m the old man who refused to take the right of way while riding a bicycle even though you stopped and motioned me on. Yes, I realize you were just trying to be nice and helpful. Do you realize that by stopping, you interrupted the flow of traffic ...
  • Dog Park… Dear Editor, “Friends of Sandpoint Dog Park” have been meeting for several months to formulate a proposal to the City and the Parks Department to create an off-leash dog park in Sandpoint. The group was given the opportunity to present the proposal initially to city council in workshop format at the ...
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