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

  • Jazz, Whining, Trump… Dear Editor, Ben Olson’s RLW column in the Reader’s Oct. 20, issue recommended Andrew Bird’s “Are You Serious” album. Went on YouTube and listened to the title song. Hardly original but it was OK. Olson mentioned that Bird was “classically-trained” but failed to recognize that there are more elements of jazz ...
  • Secret Sister Comments… Dear Editor, I read Tim Henny’s article “Sandpoint’s Secret Sister: Moab, Utah” with some interest. My wife and I have been frequent travelers throughout the Colorado plateau stretching back over the past 25 years, and individually and together have visited Moab on several occasions. I think he is on target with ...
  • Howlett for the House… Dear Editor, Elect Stephen Howlett to the Idaho House of Representatives. He is a small-business owner in the construction industry. He knows our communities, the timber industry and what our needs are. Stephen will support rural communities by keeping the timber industry vital and build an economy that puts working people back ...
  • Use Your Head, Not the Media… Dear Editor, To start off, I’ll be the first to admit that I dont agree with everything Donald Trump says or does, and I disagree with some of his policies. However, that being said, the reason I will be supporting Trump are: The media, the establishment Democrats, the establishment Republicans, the U.N., ...
  • Swing and a Miss… Dear Editor, Ben Olson’s Oct. 6 Bouquets & Barbs column said Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem is not right. All the veterans I know, including myself (U.S. Army, ‘65-’68), support Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the national anthem. Olson invoked his father’s military service, which he has every right to be proud ...
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