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

  • Hope For Positive Change… Dear Editor Residents of Bonner and Boundary counties will see positive change in our state legislature by electing Stephen Howlett in the Nov. 8 election. Howlett, who has lived in Bonners Ferry for more than 35 years, worked in the wood products industry and has been a small business owner, as a ...
  • Terry Ford Will Be ON DUTY… Dear Editor, You might be misled, because the current sheriff is a great campaigner. He has a nice smile and a firm handshake. But he’s an absent sheriff. He spends much of his time outside Bonner County, and is rarely seen by county residents. His leadership is ethically flawed, and he ...
  • Is There Any Hope…? Dear Editor, Upon looking at all the mud slinging that has gone on this election both locally and nationally mostly by one party it leaves one to think, is there any hope for this country? I have to think there is hope and that only hope is to turn to our creator ...
  • House Cleaning… Dear Editor, We need some house cleaning up here in North Idaho. Two candidates for the Idaho House of Representatives, Heather Scott and Sage Dixon, have not committed to participate in the Candidate Forum, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Sandpoint High School auditorium. According to the article in the Sandpoint ...
  • Response Was Not Denial… Dear Editor, I couldn’t help but notice that, in your report (Oct. 27) of Heather Scott’s response to charges of harassing and intimidating a Democratic field worker, she didn’t actually deny it. I would have thought, if there was no truth to the allegations, the first thing she would do is deny ...
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