Category: Opinion

Opinion

How real estate shapes a community

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

In a prior existence, I lived in Vancouver,  British Columbia, where I was a vice president for the ski resort development company Intrawest. At the …

Our turn: Together we can do better

By Mark Sauter
Reader Contributor

Last month the Bonner County Fire Chiefs Association (BCFCA) held three public forums. The BCFCA pointed out, in multiple, evidence-based ways, how Emergency Medical Services …

Engage Sandpoint: A missed opportunity

By David Phillips
Reader Contributor

Projects fail for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the expectations are set too high; sometimes the allocated time or resources are insufficient; sometimes the tools …

City waterfront giveaway

By Kody Van Dyk
Special to the Reader

The city of Sandpoint draft Parks Master Plan identifies disposing of city-owned green space located east of the Edgewater Best Western Hotel. …

The Baloney Detective

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Images of an Orwellian dystopia are often evoked when we hear the term “big government.” The mere uttering of the phrase can function as a …

Touched by the change

By Robin Lantrip
Reader Contributor

It started with a brisk chill in the morning air. The meadow began dressing in longer birch and fir shadows. The evening scent held a …

Letters

  • What is Trump hiding…? Dear Editor, The president refuses to release his tax filings, which ALL candidates have done over the last 40 years. The government gets to see all of OUR tax records. Why has the Trump Administration stopped making public White House visitor logs, which the Obama Administration allowed the public to see? What ...
  • Exporting Illegals… Dear Editor, A recent letter made the point that anyone who is in the U.S. illegally is a law breaker and therefore should be deported. It painted a black-and-white view that illegal is illegal and anyone here illegally should be deported. Of course, we should expel non-citizen immigrants who have committed serious ...
  • Trump Don’t Care… Dear Editor, When the Affordable Health Care Act was signed into law by the last administration, it was almost universally referred to as Obamacare. If the current president axes “Obamacare” as he has promised and does not replace it with a health care plan that makes good health care affordable and ...
  • Weather Manipulation… Dear Editor, I read with equal parts horror and hilarity “A Market-Driven Approach to Fight Climate Change” Sandpoint Reader, April 27. Hilarity at the pigs-can-fly nonsense contained in the article, and horror at the realization of how many people have been taken in by one of the greatest misdirects of all ...
  • Union Pacific Not Good Neighbors… Dear Editor, I would like to extend my whole- hearted thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad for being exceptionally good corporate neighbors to the citizens of Ponderay, especially those who live along the right of way between the Bonner Mall grade crossing and just north of the Kootenai Cutoff road grade ...
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