Category: Opinion

Opinion

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 …

Working toward civil discourse

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force recently sent a questionnaire to all the candidates for city office, asking their positions on a number of …

Letters

  • Idaho Gives… Dear Editor, Idaho’s largest day of online giving – is coming up on May 3. With so many nonprofits doing so much great work in our area it can be tough for donors to decide where their dollars are most needed and will do the most good. When I was younger and ...
  • Vote in Favor of Wilderness… Dear Editor, Impressed by magnificent mountains, forests and waterways, we moved to Bonner County in 2004. Having lived all across the country, we were drawn here by the abundant public lands. We read in the Daily Bee about Forest Service public planning meetings which had been going on for a year. We ...
  • Brad Little For Gov… Dear Editor: In this upcoming election, there is only one clear choice for the next Governor of Idaho. Brad Little is far and away the most qualified candidate in this race and will provide the leadership Idaho needs moving forward. As a rancher and businessman, Brad understands the proper role of ...
  • Vote Englehardt for Assessor… Dear Editor, It isn’t very often that a person of Dennis Engelhardt’s caliber is willing to step into public office. Dennis has committed his adult life to his fellow citizens, beginning with the US Marine Corps followed by a long and rewarding career in law enforcement. He was the administrator of large ...
  • No on Scotchmans… Dear Editor, May 15 could be our last chance to save the Scotchman Peaks area from  being permanently locked up into Federally restricted wilderness. This would prevent future generations from having any say in the management as conditions change. This wilderness movement is being led by and  funded by some out ...
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