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

  • Support Terry Ford… Dear Fellow Bonner County Residents, I am supporting Terry Ford for Sheriff of Bonner County. It is seldom I talk about personal issues but I think this is relevant. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. I had to go to Spokane for surgery which left ...
  • An Open Letter for Gov. Otter… Governor Otter, Thank you for your important and courageous veto against the “Bible-in-Schools” bill. I live in Sandpoint and am a retired professor of physics from the University of Idaho. As a scientist, I could envision that if the Christian Bible were brought into a science class, a public-school, a science teacher ...
  • Commissioners Flaunting Regulations… Dear Editor, The Clagstone Meadows incident is the latest in a disturbing string of actions by county commissioners suggesting a disregard for the laws they’re tasked with upholding. The project—a win-win for sportsmen, conservationists, and Stimson Lumber Company—was opposed by two commissioners in an illegal letter that they composed in violation ...
  • Land Use Code Changes… Dear Editor, There has been much news about the recent changes to the Bonner County Land Use code and in the county Planning Department. I am often asked “what happened and why should I care?” Good questions. What happened? The county commissioners recently changed the land use code in two ways. The ...
  • Bay Trail Not a Party Spot… Dear Editor, It’s beginning to be very busy at the Pend Oreille Bay Trail. Please be good neighbors and remind people who use the trail to park at City Beach or the former Windbag Marina and enjoy the walk to the trail. The small parking lot at the trail head is ...
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