Category: Opinion

Opinion

A history of violence

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

On Christmas Day, we woke up to find a pair of posts on our Reader Facebook page that went beyond the typical “fake news” straw …

The time machine

By Sandy Compton
Special to the Reader

I spend a lot of time on the road between Hope and Paradise. I have a home along that road. It’s the initial …

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. …

Letters

  • Trump’s False Claims… Dear Editor, Donald Trump recently challenged our intelligence community, in his rebuttal of Russian hacking, that they have in the past, been the source of inaccurate information. He ended that tweet by asserting that he had won the election by “...one of the biggest electoral victories in history.” There have been 58 ...
  • I’m Excited for my Country… Dear Editor, Yea, Hillary won the popular vote by about 2 million votes, those votes coming mainly from several large far- left cities with the highest welfare rolls like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, etc. PE Trump won 2,626 counties, essentially America’s bread basket, compared to 487 counties won ...
  • Keep Sunnyside Cedars… Dear Editor, The Reader’s article on “Residents organizing to stop timber sale” quotes Fish and Game Supervisor Chip Corsi saying “Sunnyside Timber Harvest is the most effective means to manage woodlands in the Sunnyside region due to its landlocked nature, proximity to rural development ...
  • Benefits of Keeping Sunnyside Cedars Outweigh Nega… Dear Editor, As a resident of Sunnyside, I was pleased to see coverage of the proposed timber sale within the peninsula in the December 1 issue of The Reader. Along with other Friends of Sunnyside Cedars, I oppose the logging of the two parcels. I am not a forester and realize that ...
  • Scared for my Country… Dear Editor, The majority of Americans did not vote for Donald Trump; they voted for Hillary Clinton. Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2 million voters, the largest margin of popular votes ever lost by a candidate who won the election. Trump had charged that the “voting system was rigged.” ...
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