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

  • How the world gets better… Dear Editor, Ancient wisdom suggest: “When all else fails - read the directions.” I believe common sense now suggests a way to find  “The Directions.” First, every human being is invited to answer personally and courageously one little question: How would you like the world to be? (From the heart—important stuff—just pretend it!). Then ...
  • The Work Begins… Dear Editor, After his win in 2008, President Obama said, “Elections have consequences.” Eight years later the American public decided liberal policies simply weren’t working. Hard-working Americans had enough. Meanwhile, disgruntled liberal protesters who were angry about Donald Trump’s election victory rioted in the streets from northern California to Seattle, burning ...
  • Beating a Dead Horse 4… Dear Editor, When one clicks on “Read Previous weeks>>” on the Reader’s website homepage you are taken to a page showing the covers of previous issues. Click on any of these cover photos and the complete text of the issue pops up… except for one. The May 26, 2016, issue text ...
  • Vote For Local Politicians… Dear Editor, Regardless of how you feel about the presidential election, your vote for local candidates has great importance for us in our daily lives, right here in our North Idaho homes. You have a right to voice your choice.  It is precious. VOTE FOR LOCAL CANDIDATES ON NOVEMBER 8TH! Debbie Ford Sandpoint
  • Standing Rock Needs Your Help… Dear Editor, I recently spent seven days at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, supporting the Water Protectors non-violent actions to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would carry fracked crude oil 1,000-plus miles from North Dakota oil fields to Illinois, crossing the Ogallala Aquifer, the Missouri ...
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