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

  • Ford For Sheriff… Dear Editor, I am writing in support of democracy. We have an upcoming election which should be carefully considered. It is the election for Sheriff of Bonner County. I support Terry Ford as an unaffiliated write-in candidate for this position and here is a list of why I feel compelled to tell ...
  • Vote For Kate… Dear Editor, I have heard about Kate McAlister for years—about her great work with the Chamber of Commerce, her passion for great education, serving on the board of the Forrest Bird Charter School and her work with Angels Over Sandpoint. Every person I talked with had great words for Kate’s involvement ...
  • Dissension Obnoxious… Dear Editor, Jodi Rawson’s Sept. 29 letter to the editor took issue with my letters directed at Ben Olson. She stated “…the dissension is becoming a bore”. What she really meant to say is “the dissension has become obnoxious.” If Olson, like Trump, wasn’t such an overweening person and had just retracted ...
  • Not Convinced Re: Harassment… Dear Editor, Re. “Democrats pull worker out of Bonner County, charge harassment by Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s supporters”. Really? An unnamed community organizer from an unnamed place is whisked away to an unnamed place because he claims being harassed day and night, in two counties, and we are supposed to believe this ...
  • Only Candidate Qualified… Dear Editor, In the race for President, there is only one candidate that is qualified for this critical job. As a conservative editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal noted, Hillary Clinton’s election is all that can save us from the “reign of the most unstable, proudly uninformed and psychologically unfit president ...
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