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

  • 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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