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

  • 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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