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

  • Harsh Wind… Dear Editor, The wind is harsh The wind is strong The wind is cold The wind is wrong It chills the heart Dulls the mind Kills the spirit Of human kind It comes from ignorance Pride and greed It comes from hatred With God’s speed This wind so harsh This wind so strong Yet it will die This wind is wrong This harsh wind Is out of season For ...
  • Memorial Day… Dear Editor, As we approach the Memorial Day weekend we must bear in mind that it is not just another holiday weekend. It is a somber occasion. We should remember all those that made sacrifices. It is a time when we should pause in our daily routine to pay homage to ...
  • Jesus Fish… Dear Editor, The origin of the Jesus fish is of the “occult” and/or pagan (astrology and sacred geometry) and goes back many centuries before the birth of the myth known as Jesus. (For more about this watch the film “Zeitgeist” or read the book: “The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever ...
  • Labrador and Health Care… Dear Editor, Raul Labrador drew national attention when he said “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care coverage” — a Time Magazine quote of the week. But another questionable quote came from Idaho’s other Congressional representative, Mike Simpson, who, while defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, proclaimed he ...
  • Beyond partisan politics… Open letter to Mr. Labrador, Mr. Risch, Mr. Crapo, I am a constituent of yours from North Idaho. Mr. Trump has fired FBI Director Comey, and today—Friday, May 12—Mr. Trump threatened Mr. Comey with secret tapes. Good. Mr. Trump should release ALL of his secret recordings. A bipartisan Special Counsel MUST be appointed ...
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