Category: Opinion

Opinion

Talking Turkey

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

History is rough. So rough, that most people prefer to ignore it or concoct their own self-pleasing version of it. The central problem is that …

What we’re thankful for

A Fresh Perspective
By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

This year, I’ve been given the opportunity to feel small. 

This has come partially from my constant consumption of news about the …

A safe holiday season

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

While Thanksgiving is usually a time when family comes together — often for the only time of the year — with COVID-19, many families are …

Mayor’s Roundtable

By Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad
Reader Contributor

The growing community spread of COVID-19 in North Idaho is worrisome. Bonner General Hospital reported on Saturday, Nov. 14 it had moved into …

Scroll no more

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

While having a conversation with a friend about social media usage, she told me she planned to take some time away from Facebook because she …

Letters

  • The Commissioner We Need… Dear Editor, Bonner County needs the right county commissioner. Steve Lockwood has observed what is going wrong, he cares and he has the know how and experience to help address our needs and set it right.  We need our property value protected by appropriate zoning to prevent unwanted and destructive uses next door. ...
  • Witches Got a Bad Rap… Dear Editor, The political cartoon by Bill Borders in last week’s issue did elicit a chuckle from me, and as I gave it ground in my mind’s eye to see the house falling, the socked feet curling and all of Munchkin Land rejoicing, my chuckle grew to a hearty laugh. A few ...
  • True Colors… Dear Editor, Greetings. I am confused by the colors assigned to the major parties in the elections: blue for Democrats and red for Republicans. I have always thought the Democrats were the Reds, the Commie sympathizers. How did this get turned around? But wait. Maybe the colors are prescient of the future. After all, we have ...
  • County Road Work… Dear Editor, A question of how the county decides which roads are improved has recently been raised. Road improvements by Bonner County need to be based on objective, consistent criteria. Those criteria, understood by all, should include traffic counts, current road condition, school bus routes, safety, and connectivity in the system.  If ...
  • Lockwood for Bonner Co. Commissioner… Dear Editor, There is a long-time friend of the community, who will work for ALL county residents and will bring a breath of fresh air to our County Commission. His name is Steve Lockwood. Some highlights:  Steve is a strong advocate for public education and has served on the Lake Pend Oreille School ...
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