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

  • In My Opinion… Dear Editor, In my opinion, there are many things that I feel are essential to Sandpoint's quality of life and are worthy of supporting with tax dollars: Police and fire safety, clean water and public access areas, green space for camping and family outings, libraries that are well-stocked and well-maintained, and ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Money has always been a controversial subject. Finances—along with politics—don't always make for polite dinnertime conversation. But what about education?  Should we avoid that subject as well? In the last century, when many of us readers went to school, it was a relatively simple affair. A new notebook, a new pencil ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am writing to support the LPOSD Plant Facilities Levy on Aug. 30. In short, this measure and the project that will follow is much needed and overdue in our community. I have seen the schools, walked the halls and sat in the classrooms that will be replaced, and ...
  • Vote Yes for Schools… Dear Editor, It seems that this levy has become a personal issue- where certain people are being accused of having a personal agenda in building new schools in our district. I agree—this levy is personal—it is personal for every family who sends their students to our deteriorating buildings each day. What this levy ...
  • Please Vote Yes… Dear Editor, When my wife was asked if she would be part of the facilities review committee she offered me up instead. I'll admit, I protested, but she insisted that I was what the committee needed. As a contractor, I'm able to knowledgeably review the physical state of the facilities. As ...
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