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

  • To Sen. Risch… An open letter to Senator Risch: The character of America was forged out of wilderness.  In 1964, the U.S. Congress had the bipartisan vision to preserve remnants of this country’s vast resources that had once seemed limitless. They realized that once wilderness is gone, it is gone forever. They knew that ...
  • Phi… Dear Editor, Phi (φ) is the most amazing number in the universe. Phi = (1+√5) ÷ 2 which equals 1.6180339… and is commonly known as the golden ratio, the golden mean or golden section. Phi (φ) is also known by other names including: divine proportion, divine section, golden proportion, golden cut, ...
  • Safety for Cyclists… Dear Editor: In the creation of our new two-way road system in Sandpoint, the cyclists have been ignored. The confusion for motor vehicle traffic is bad enough, but think of riding your bike through town. There are no bike lanes or sharrows in the new configuration indicating that cyclists even exist ...
  • Bike Rules… Dear Editor, Hello! I’m the old man who refused to take the right of way while riding a bicycle even though you stopped and motioned me on. Yes, I realize you were just trying to be nice and helpful. Do you realize that by stopping, you interrupted the flow of traffic ...
  • Dog Park… Dear Editor, “Friends of Sandpoint Dog Park” have been meeting for several months to formulate a proposal to the City and the Parks Department to create an off-leash dog park in Sandpoint. The group was given the opportunity to present the proposal initially to city council in workshop format at the ...
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