Category: Opinion

Opinion

What the woolly worm told me

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Everyone knows about the prognosticating powers of the groundhog, recognized each February when Punxutawney Phil does or does not see his shadow, indicating the remaining …

Rural no more?

By Roger and Sandy Sparling
Reader Contributors

On Oct. 20, 2022, the Bonner County Zoning commissioners recommended approval of a zone change for the corner of Vay and Dufort roads. …

Fighting hate groups

By K.L. Huntley
Reader Contributor

Icy roads and a chill blowing down the snow-covered mountains didn’t deter close to 60 souls gathered at Sandpoint’s First Presbyterian Church on the evening …

‘Dear Editor’

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Things are bad, folks. I say this not as a partisan for any particular political party, but as a son raised in a fuzzy melange …

Blues Power

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

The time has come to praise our own unique Sandpoint sound of democracy and equality throwing it down every Monday night. I’m talking about the …

Losing hope is the death of democracy

By Nishelle Gonzales
Reader Contributor

I want to begin by celebrating and acknowledging how amazing the United States is. I know that “We’re Number One!” rhetoric is an instant eye …

I wanted a barn cat

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

I’m a dog person.

Most people can make assertions about what kind of person that makes me, and they’d likely be right. I am outgoing, …

Letters

  • County Inaccuracies… Dear Editor, There is a recent onslaught of letters from Steve Temple and Carol Jenkins concerning Planning and Zoning. It’s almost as if there is a race to see who can spread the most disinformation. What Mr. Temple forgot in all of his discourse is that the P&Z Commission is appointed by ...
  • Kudos to Reader… Dear Editor, I just want to take the time to congratulate everyone on the success of the Reader. So very glad it is expanding and that it is succeeding in a world where corporate news seems to rule the day. It is a rare thing for a community to have a paper ...
  • Beware of False Candidates… Dear Editor, I want to alert everyone who will be voting on the Democratic ballot in the upcoming primary election on May 17.  There are two people who are running unopposed on the Democratic ticket that are not supported by the Democratic party. In Legislative District 1 for State Senator, Steve Tanner ...
  • Go Scarlette Quille… Hello Scarlette, It’s going to be difficult to top the “Gardetto’s” column. Your wit, sarcasm and humility were appreciated. Wonder if some shrink will steal your test and deny you fame. Sure enjoy your style! Anxious to read more of your goods. Yours, Eric Sandpoint P.S. Ever been desperate and ate the last of the sesame ...
  • Undersheriff’s Actions… Dear Editor, Regarding the article in the Daily Bee on April 14, 2016, I would ask simply that our current Sheriff Daryl Wheeler address the issue of his undersheriff in a public manner. First, all deputies are sworn to uphold the law and to protect the citizens of Bonner County. Since, your ...
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