Category: Opinion

Opinion

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

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

  • Get Out of Health Care… Dear Editor, For six years the Republicans have called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Now that the Republicans have complete power here is one of the health care options that the very conservative Liberty-Republicans like. Liberty-Republicans believe that government should get out of health care all together. Well over ...
  • ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor’… Dear Editor, After watching the news with my grandma I was brought to tears.  I saw that hundreds of people were being thrown in jail, thousands are hiding and another mass movement is towards Canada as a result of our new president. My grandma quoted the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your ...
  • Failure of Levy Would Eliminate Jobs… Dear Editor, We moved here in the ‘70s and our three children grew up and attended public schools here in Sandpoint. They received a solid education by some very dedicated teachers to prepare them for the rest of their lives and two of my grandchildren have also greatly benefited by our ...
  • Support Our Children… Dear Editor, Citizens of the LPOSD School District will have an opportunity to support our children by voting for a replacement levy, March 14 . An important thing to remember is that this levy is the ONLY funding source for extracurricular activities (academic, music, drama, and sports). These programs are an ...
  • Success Breeds Success… Dear Editor, Our community is strong, successful and safe. Much of this can be attributed to the high quality education system that we have created for our children. While there will always be room for improvement, let’s take a moment to acknowledge what is working: our children are succeeding. Let me just point ...
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