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

  • LPOSD Levy… Dear Editor, Lake Pend Oreille School District has proposed a school levy to extract $56 million from our community to fund its facility expansions. This includes an addition to the existing high school, constructing a new middle school, an enormous athletic center for little jocks growing up, a "vo-tech school" addition ...
  • Protests are Vulgar… Dear Editor, I was very much looking forward to Wednesday's farmer's market with the kids. We parked and walked over only to overhear another mom say to her kids, "Don't look!" Naturally, I looked. The spectacle was the vulgar anti-abortion sign. Why were they there? I feel this was not the ...
  • Wildwood Grilling… Dear Editor, We at Northside Fire District want to send a shout out of thanks and gratitude to Ernie Brandt of Wildwood Grilling for thinking of our staff and much-appreciated volunteers when they were choosing who to sponsor this year for Sandpoint Festival tickets. Your kindness and thoughtfulness to all of us ...
  • Conventions… Dear Editor, What a difference in the contrast presented by our two political conventions. At the GOP convention in Cleveland, fear, hatred, intemperance and unfounded accusations abounded. Donald Trump charged that we were a country in decline and under siege. The facts are that Americans are less likely to become victims of ...
  • Political Leanings… Dear Editor, I the need to get something off my chest and give my opinion as to your informative neighborhood paper. I moved to this beautiful area of Idaho a little over a year ago and feel lucky to live in the Sandpoint area but am so surprised of just how ...
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