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

  • Please Vote… Dear Editor, On Nov. 8, Boundary and Bonner Counties have an opportunity to vote for positive change. Please vote for my friends: Stephen F. Howlett, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat B; Kate McAlister, Idaho State Representative District 1 Seat A; Dave Kramer, Boundary County Sheriff; and Tim Tucker, Boundary County Commissioner. I ...
  • Kate for the House… Dear Editor, There is nothing wrong with District 1 that what's right with District 1 can't make so much better! And that is why we support Kate McAlister for District 1 State Representative. Kate is doing an exceptional job as president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce to nourish the business ...
  • Comments Upsetting… Dear Editor, : There certainly is a great divide in our country, and that gap is largely promoted by people who fail to try to understand each other’s point of view. It’s easy for us to categorize other groups. However such categorizations are not ...
  • Vote For McAlister, Howlett, Meyers and Chilcott&#… Dear Editor, Nov. 8 is a very important day for the future of our country and our Idaho legislative districts 1 and 7. If you believe in and support public education, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you believe in and support public infrastructure, VOTE McALISTER, HOWLETT, MEYERS and CHILCOTT. If you ...
  • Scott Has To Go… Dear Editor, Heather Scott, our representative for Idaho House district 1A, has got to go. She is not a conservative. Though I do not agree with conservatives on most issues I do confess that there is such thing as a practical, compassionate, common sense conservative. Heather Scott has none of these ...
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