Category: Opinion

Opinion

Our best foot forward

By Tim Henney
Reader Contributor

Several evenings ago my 1957 bride, our visiting and aging (58!) adult daughter, son-in-law and dog Tippy were driving home with cartons of Thai and …

How real estate shapes a community

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

In a prior existence, I lived in Vancouver,  British Columbia, where I was a vice president for the ski resort development company Intrawest. At the …

Our turn: Together we can do better

By Mark Sauter
Reader Contributor

Last month the Bonner County Fire Chiefs Association (BCFCA) held three public forums. The BCFCA pointed out, in multiple, evidence-based ways, how Emergency Medical Services …

Engage Sandpoint: A missed opportunity

By David Phillips
Reader Contributor

Projects fail for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the expectations are set too high; sometimes the allocated time or resources are insufficient; sometimes the tools …

City waterfront giveaway

By Kody Van Dyk
Special to the Reader

The city of Sandpoint draft Parks Master Plan identifies disposing of city-owned green space located east of the Edgewater Best Western Hotel. …

The Baloney Detective

By Tim Bearly
Reader Contributor

Images of an Orwellian dystopia are often evoked when we hear the term “big government.” The mere uttering of the phrase can function as a …

Touched by the change

By Robin Lantrip
Reader Contributor

It started with a brisk chill in the morning air. The meadow began dressing in longer birch and fir shadows. The evening scent held a …

Letters

  • Shooting could have been avoided… Earlier this month an incident took place in Sandpoint where a law enforcement officer used deadly force in the execution of his duties. Sad to say, but this confrontation was easily avoidable. I’m not for one minute saying the use of deadly force was not justified. Quite the opposite, it ...
  • Electrical hypersensitivity follow up… Dear Editor, Thank you so much for covering the story of electrohypersensitivity . As a follow up to the happenings of it in my life, the new meter; a non-two way communicating I-tron meter was put in but I’m still feeling pressure in my inner ears, and ...
  • Just like Laura… Dear Editor, Several hundred people, or so it appeared, showed up last Sunday afternoon on a grassy knoll on Lakeshore Drive to celebrate Laura Bry’s life of goodwill and good work. She had died of a heart attack at 53. As we listened to and empathized with the emotional tributes from ...
  • Highway 200 roadside cutting wrong… Dear Editor, They are the minions of the Sarnonian, Darth Vadian, and Voldemortian absolute worst agency in our state—those who do the dirty work for the ID(I)OT Machine. I usually include that middle “I” when describing this arrogant and seemingly all-powerful government agency—the Idaho Department of Transportation. I rarely know, and ...
  • Sandpoint Lions Club gives thanks… Dear Editor, The Sandpoint Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Papé Machinery for their participation in this year’s Independence Day Celebration. Without the generous gift on a 2015/2016 season ski pass and Papé’s assistance in purchasing a John Deere Gator, the Lions Club would ...
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