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

  • Lack of Public Input Concerning… Dear Editor, Our county commissioners are proposing a significant change in the regulations for subdividing land in Bonner County from "Ag 20 to Ag 5." This may sound good in theory, allowing people with larger tracks of land to sell some of it and make a little extra money, but what's ...
  • Animals in Stores… Dear Editor, I am concerned with both the number of restaurants and supermarkets allowing animals into their establishments, as well as the number of pet owners who think they can take their dog into said places. Along with your column The Straight Poop, people think that they can bring their pets ...
  • Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road? Dear Editor, I do not have an answer for that, but every year I see turtles that have been hit by cars (five since this spring). I personally have assisted several turtles in their highway crossing. The area where I notice them crossing is near the Idaho Club golf course and the ...
  • A Profound Thanks… Dear Editor, I lost my wallet the other day. It bummed me out. I spent the next couple days retracing my steps, canceling credit cards, arranging to get a new driver's license, bemoaning the loss of the cash, etc, etc. My dark mood deepened during those days as I listened to excerpts of ...
  • Crony Capitalism… Dear Editor, The city and governor's endorsement of Kochava is just another example of crony capitalism. It is not government's role to endorse some businesses while ignoring others. Why doesn't every opening Idaho business have its mayor and governor cutting its ribbon. Either the government cuts every ribbon for every business or ...
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