Category: Opinion

Opinion

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

The Mueller Report: A “Short” Form

By Philip A. Deutchman
Reader Contributor

I have read the two-volume, 448-page Mueller Report, entitled, “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” by Special Counsel …

Starting high school

By Dinah Rawson
Reader Contributor

I’m starting classes at Sandpoint High School next week and, honestly, I’m terrified. There is so much pressure we face as teenagers — from the …

Point/Counterpoint: Gun rights

Carrying in public places: ‘Better to have it and not need it’

By Steve Wasylko
Reader Contributor

The short answer is “yes,” I would feel safe at the Festival knowing …

Letters

  • Please Vote… Dear Editor, On Nov. 8, Boundary and Bonner Counties have an opportunity to vote for positive change. Please vote for my friends: Stephen F. Howlett, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat B; Kate McAlister, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat A; Dave Kramer, Boundary County Sheriff; and Tim Tucker, Boundary County Commissioner. I ...
  • Kate for the House… Dear Editor, There is nothing wrong with District 1 that what's right with District 1 can't make so much better! And that is why we support Kate McAlister for District 1 State Representative. Kate is doing an exceptional job as president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce to nourish the business ...
  • Comments Upsetting… Dear Editor, : There certainly is a great divide in our country, and that gap is largely promoted by people who fail to try to understand each other’s point of view. It’s easy for us to categorize other groups. However such categorizations are not ...
  • Vote For McAlister, Howlett, Meyers and Chilcott&#… Dear Editor, Nov. 8 is a very important day for the future of our country and our Idaho legislative districts 1 and 7. If you believe in and support public education, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you believe in and support public infrastructure, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you ...
  • Scott Has To Go… Dear Editor, Heather Scott, our representative for Idaho House district 1A, has got to go. She is not a conservative. Though I do not agree with conservatives on most issues I do confess that there is such thing as a practical, compassionate, common sense conservative. Heather Scott has none of these ...
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