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

  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I am currently the principal at Washington Elementary School. I went to school here as a child. I started school in 1959 in this same building - the two story part. It was new when I attended. Mrs. McCurdy wrote our lessons on the chalkboard. We hung our coats ...
  • Yes For Schools… Dear Editor, Please vote YES on the upcoming school levy. We have deferred building/renovating many of our schools for so many years that they are in a state of disrepair and no longer function in an efficient manner. The needs of the three schools scheduled to be rebuilt are far different ...
  • Vote for Schools… Dear Editor, I've read many letters to the editor and online posts saying the Facilities Planning Committee was hand-picked by Superintendent Shawn Woodward. I served on this committee and while not sure if I was "hand-picked," I am honored that I was asked. Perhaps volunteering weekly in the schools is an ...
  • Vote No to Levy… Dear Editor, A small but dedicated group of citizens have attended most of the Lake Pend Oreille School District school board meetings over the past year and a half. They watched issues evolve. They have read the facilities master plan in its entirety and many other documents. The school board will ...
  • Support School Levy… Dear Editor, I support the $55.1 million plant facility levy for LPOSD because it is necessary and vital to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students to learn. Yes, it is a lot of money, but it is an investment in our schools. I am retired and no longer ...
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