Category: Opinion

Opinion

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 …

Road Reflections: Fall 2019

By Steve Klatt
Special to the Reader

Overseeing a county road operation has some remarkable resemblance to surviving as a small farm operator. You take stock of the conditions in …

A history of conflict

By Christine Holbert
Reader Contributor

I recently spent six weeks in Ukraine, visiting family, traveling and promoting the new Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series at the Lviv Book …

Some thoughts on guns at the Festival

By James Baldree
Reader Contributor

Concerning the “controversy” over guns at the Festival, can we at least agree on a couple of points? Pro-gunners, given today’s realities, if the Festival …

Letters

  • Regarding S.P.O.R.T.S… Dear Editor, My comments are regarding Lawrence Fury’s statement that people with police and military pensions are “on the public dole” (re S.P.O.R.T.).  Perhaps he would be less offended if he changed his view of these pensions to deferred compensation for those who spent their lives doing a job most people ...
  • Montana Makes Sense… Dear Editor, It appears Montana is ahead of Idaho in recognizing that we need to start managing our forests before we lose all of them to fire! U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte, both of Montana, are working to bring back forest management on our National Forests, with ...
  • Ellen Weissman for State Rep… Dear Editor, Ellen Weissman exemplifies the values we all cherish. She has served the needs of families and youth as a teacher. She is currently serving our seniors as director of the Sandpoint Area Senior Center. Ellen as always focused on the personal needs of each individual, regardless of age, political ...
  • Vote Yes for Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, The Forest Service developed its proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness by engaging the public in an open, transparent process, and the resulting recommendations are ones that I have long supported. This May 15, Bonner County voters will be asked if this area should be designated by Congress as wilderness. I ...
  • No Personal Playground… Dear Editor, Jim Peterson wrote a disappointing letter in support of the proposed Scotchman wilderness. He wrote that he supports the wilderness because it “poses no threat to our timber-based economy, motorized recreation or mountain biking and no existing roads will be close.” Even though he describes his website, Evergreen, as ...
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