Category: Opinion

Opinion

Dads, motorcycles, golf and beer

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Father’s Day is Sunday, so I thought I’d cover a few topics that the dads out there might enjoy; motorcycles, golf and beer.

I rode …

The Lumberjill: Priorities

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

Sometimes, I am guilty of not being the best mom.

Sometimes, I am distracted. (A lot of the time, actually.)

Sometimes, I can be …

On the end of the school year

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

By the time this story makes it into newsprint and the hands of our readers, I’ll be neck-deep in the final two days of school.…

The massacre of children

By Adrian Murillo
Reader Contributor

There are some crimes that are so monstrous it hurls you far beyond your fear of the perpetrators or those agitators who urge them on. …

The morning after the election

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The morning after the election, I took a walk. The dark computer screen across the room beckoned me to waggle the mouse and wake it …

My mom is kind of a big deal

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

There’s not enough room on this page — maybe even in this paper — to adequately praise or even describe my mom. She’s kind of …

Letters

  • Honor, duty, country… Dear Editor, Honor – Duty – Country, these are words were the foundation of John McCain’s life. Where can these three words find a place in the today’s America? Certainly they will not be among the leadership of the Senate, the House of Representatives or the White House. Nor will they ...
  • BCHRTF Contact Info… Dear Editor, The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is quite dismayed that recently an attempt to contact us was not successful. We are taking all precautions so this does not happen in the future. We recognize the importance of being responsive to our community and will make every effort to ...
  • Who’s the Real Boogeyman… Dear Editor, The FBI has said that there is no evidence to date that Trump ever met with a Russian figure banned from the United States.  Yet, Trump fired Paul Manafort on Aug. 18, 2016, when he heard that a New York Times report revealed that Trump’s campaign chairman was designated to ...
  • County Should Cooperate… Dear Editor, Regional 9-1-1 will save money and lives by supporting fast, cooperative emergency responses. Contrary to some comments, conversations on regionalizing 9-1-1 operations were initiated more than two years ago in Bonner County. Unfortunately, progress stalled. According to former Bonner County Technology Director Bill Harp, in 2016 Bonner County won a ...
  • In Response… Dear Editor, David Haussler, since you are so interested in science, you may find it interesting that there are receptors in the human brain whose only purpose is to bind with THC, the psychoactive mind altering substance in marijuana. I have a question for you David: Why did your God put these ...
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