Category: Opinion

Opinion

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

  • Truth? Dear Editor, I would suggest that Susan Drinkard does some research before spouting off about what is the real truth regarding the movie “Truth.” If she does her research, she will find out that this movie is more fiction than fact and is another attempt to re-write history in an attempt to ...
  • Reagan Vindicated… Dear Editor, It is amusing that Professor Gier begins his rant about lying Republicans with a whopper of his own discredited over thirty years ago. (“The Republican Reign of Error,” February 11, 2016.) With “pants on fire,” the bumbling Reagan, says Gier, “ignorantly claimed” in a 1982 news conference that submarine-launched nuclear ...
  • Kudos… Dear Editor, Kudos to Ben Olson on his most recent editorial on the City of Sandpoint dropping the resolution affirming human rights, inclusion, and non-discrimination. The editorial was on point and eloquently stated. Congratulations are also in order to the Sandpoint Reader on their one-year anniversary. The Reader is an outstanding ...
  • City resolution… Dear Editor, As disappointed as I was with the outcome of the Refugee Resolution I want to thank Mayor Rognstad for his leadership and maturity on the issue. During an extremely difficult time, he was able to see and feel the wedge driven into the heart of Sandpoint community and the divisive ...
  • Immigration… Dear Editor, Consider the Muslim refugee situation in Scandinavia and Europe, remove the blinders, and contemplate reality. Frankly, I’ve had enough of the blinkered, politically correct world of tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism, sensitivity training, compassion, and other feel-good edicts of such importance to the obsessively offended warm and fuzzy crowd. Where is it written ...
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