Category: Opinion

Opinion

Not far from the tree

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

When I was younger and someone asked where I was from, I’d tell them I was born and raised right here in Sandpoint. They might …

Voices in the Wilderness

By Phil Hough
Reader Contributor

We gather around friends and families during the holiday season — frequently counting our many blessings. While we’re at it, let’s include wild places among …

In the hunt for a few more years

By Tim H. Henney
Reader Contributor

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Those historic, heroic words were by British …

What the woolly worm told me

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Everyone knows about the prognosticating powers of the groundhog, recognized each February when Punxutawney Phil does or does not see his shadow, indicating the remaining …

Rural no more?

By Roger and Sandy Sparling
Reader Contributors

On Oct. 20, 2022, the Bonner County Zoning commissioners recommended approval of a zone change for the corner of Vay and Dufort roads. …

Fighting hate groups

By K.L. Huntley
Reader Contributor

Icy roads and a chill blowing down the snow-covered mountains didn’t deter close to 60 souls gathered at Sandpoint’s First Presbyterian Church on the evening …

Letters

  • Republican or a Democrat…? Dear Editor, Growing up in North Central Montana in the ‘50s, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They were homesteaders who became small business owners. Family was most important. Religion, education, literature, arts, and sports were part of family life. So was working hard, taking responsibility ...
  • To Senators Risch and Crapo… To Sens. Risch and Crapo, As our elected representatives in the U.S. Senate, we are asking you to act in our behalf to immediately halt the inhumane policy of the Trump administration in separating children from their parents at the border. With hundreds of children, some ripped from their mother’s arms, separated ...
  • Insulting Immigration Policy… Dear Editor, Families from Central America are fleeing the worst criminal violence in the world. They are arriving at our borders. These men, women and children are seeking asylum as they are literally running for their lives. They have left behind their family, their friends, their homes, their land, their property and ...
  • Fuhrman Insult… Dear Editor, Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I’m sorry, but as a newspaper that promotes community peace, love and togetherness, where do you get off blasting one of our citizens, Mark Fuhrman, as someone you wish hadn’t moved here?   What has he EVER done to harm Sandpoint? I’ve never met Mark Fuhrman but ...
  • Read, Listen, Watch… Dear Editor, Read “Merchants Of Doubt,” written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, explores the schemes of climate change deniers. “... they don’t have to win, they just have to create doubt and delay.” Listen “Freedom Highway” by Rhiannon Giddens, operatically trained singer/songwriter, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” Award in ...
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