Category: Opinion

Opinion

The massacre of children

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

There are some crimes that are so monstrous it hurls you far beyond your fear of the perpetrators or those agitators who urge them on. …

The morning after the election

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The morning after the election, I took a walk. The dark computer screen across the room beckoned me to waggle the mouse and wake it …

My mom is kind of a big deal

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

There’s not enough room on this page — maybe even in this paper — to adequately praise or even describe my mom. She’s kind of …

TV moms got nothing on the real thing

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

A significant portion of my formative years were spent watching television families. As a child whose parents both worked full time to ensure my two …

Passenger seat past

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

It is a spring evening, nearing sunset, after a warm day. The smell of sun-baked lakebed and blooming skunk cabbage fills the car, carried by …

The small, good things

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Every job has its stresses, no matter if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the dishwasher in a small-town diner. 

Journalism is …

Setting the record straight on wolves

By Don Gay
Reader Contributor

In my opinion, the Reader opinion article on wolf trapping [“Trapping is a legal, useful tool to manage wolf populations,” March 31, 2022, by Eric …

Hot take on Earth Day

By Kelsey Maxwell
Reader Contributor

My childhood “wild place” was nowhere near extraordinary by an outdoor enthusiasts’ standard. It was a truly tiny strip of forest between my best friend’s …

Letters

  • Kudos to Kramer… Dear Editor, I have a few “Bouquets and barbs” to Bonners Ferry! Thank you to the voters in Boundary County for primarily electing Dave Kramer as Sherrif! Mr. Kramer helped me personally at a time when I was having trouble. He is a very kind and strong person and we will be ...
  • Dubious Election… Dear Editor, The approval rating of Hillary Clinton is 42%, and Donald Trump is at 29%. That means that if the election was held today and it was between Hillary, Trump, and none of the above, the latter would win. In fact, I think many would write in “please God please,” ...
  • Dirty Politics… Dear Editor, I listened to “Face to Face” on KSPT today and heard Dan McDonald tell Chris Bessler, sitting in for Bob Wynhausen, that there were dirty politics in recent campaigning in Bonner County. I am only aware of one such incident. The “Face to Face” show on May 13 is being ...
  • Inexperience not a good thing… Dear Editor, Those angry citizens who favor “outsiders,” such as Donald Trump, and think political experience is a negative are wrong. Electing inexperienced candidates, such as tea party and other “no compromise at any cost” people is why Congress can’t get anything done. Our best presidents and elected representatives are those with ...
  • Potty crisis in a teapot… Dear Sandpoint, Sometimes our deepest feelings can be stirred in ways that can leave us all but blind. Thanks to Scarlette for settling the dust so we may see a little more clearly. As the father of two beautiful daughters, I take seriously Ted Cruz’s challenge of bathroom safety. Bamboo splints driven ...
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