Category: Opinion

Opinion

Idaho’s three-party system

By Rep. Steve Berch, D-Boise
Reader Contributor

People told me something I’ve never heard before as I was knocking on doors last year: “Stop the crazy!” Voters are concerned about …

U.S. 2 through Sandpoint

By Kody Van Dyk
Special to the Reader

Fifth Avenue, parts of Pine Street and the Dover Highway from Boyer Avenue to the western city limits are part of U.S. …

Designing for people, not cars

By Reid Weber
Reader Contributor

The city of Sandpoint adopted a “multimodal transportation plan” in 2021, which illustrates general goals, layered maps, objectives and concept drawings of new intersections. It …

On buzzer beaters

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

It was like the climax of a sports movie, only less probable.

I was volunteering to help coach a girls’ junior high basketball game when …

Reimagining modern nursing care

By Patty Hutchens
Reader Contributor

As a registered nurse, Sandpoint native Kelli Hansen has cared for countless people her entire career, and done so with deep compassion and a love …

Letters

  • Antarctic Dinosaur… Dear Editor, Some time ago, I read an interesting article describing a dinosaur discovery – in Antarctica of all places – by a EWU prof. The bones of this dinosaur – obviously extinct – are thought to be 71 million years old, plus or minus.  Antarctica wasn’t always an ice cube? I ...
  • Climate Change and Science… Dear Editor,  For once I agree with Ben Olson, with his comment “I long for the days in the future when science is treated as fact and not activism.” The comment pertained to his observation of heavy forest fires “every single year” somehow being linked to “climate change.” Climate change is a ...
  • Jack Handey… Dear Editor: I feel compelled to respond to “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handey from Aug. 16. In the past, I knew his “Deep Thoughts” were stupid, but I can ignore stupid. This week’s “Deep Thoughts” article was beyond stupid. It was a mean and irreverent article.  You aren’t “cute” to tell a child that ...
  • The County Budget… Dear Editor: This started out as a simple endorsement for Steve Lockwood for county commission, but the commission budget article in the Aug. 16 Reader encouraged me to expand my comments as it pertains to Dan McDonald, apparently the commissions spokesman. Mr. McDonald pays lip service to issues that effect the average ...
  • No Place for Hate… Dear Editor, The Daily Bee headline about Mr. Patrick Little’s plans to come to Sandpoint to spread his feelings of hatred toward Jews weighs heavy on my heart. I had a twinge of disgust that the Bee would even print anything about him because it gives him credibility. But it is ...
Close [x]

Want to support independent local journalism?

The Sandpoint Reader is our town's local, independent weekly newspaper. "Independent" means that the Reader is locally owned, in a partnership between Publisher Ben Olson and Keokee Co. Publishing, the media company owned by Chris Bessler that also publishes Sandpoint Magazine and Sandpoint Online. Sandpoint Reader LLC is a completely independent business unit; no big newspaper group or corporate conglomerate or billionaire owner dictates our editorial policy. And we want the news, opinion and lifestyle stories we report to be freely available to all interested readers - so unlike many other newspapers and media websites, we have NO PAYWALL on our website. The Reader relies wholly on the support of our valued advertisers, as well as readers who voluntarily contribute. Want to ensure that local, independent journalism survives in our town? You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.