Category: Opinion

Opinion

Laying down the law?

By Brenda Hammond
Reader Contributor

Do you know what a “constitutional sheriff” is? And do you know if we have one? It’s important to go back a bit in order …

Punching the keys

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

My dad kept a small office upstairs in an alcove outside my childhood room in Westmond. From his ornate roll-top desk, dad would type correspondence …

Fighting words

By Idaho House and Senate Democrats
Special to the Reader

Republican politicians have had supermajority control of the Legislature and every statewide office for decades. Under their governance, Idaho has …

Is this the land of the free?

By Jenna Bowers
Reader Contributor

I am uniquely positioned to write this piece. I am a native of Sandpoint. I have deep roots and a strong connection to the people …

Letters

  • Support Terry Ford… Dear Fellow Bonner County Residents, I am supporting Terry Ford for Sheriff of Bonner County. It is seldom I talk about personal issues but I think this is relevant. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. I had to go to Spokane for surgery which left ...
  • An Open Letter for Gov. Otter… Governor Otter, Thank you for your important and courageous veto against the “Bible-in-Schools” bill. I live in Sandpoint and am a retired professor of physics from the University of Idaho. As a scientist, I could envision that if the Christian Bible were brought into a science class, a public-school, a science teacher ...
  • Commissioners Flaunting Regulations… Dear Editor, The Clagstone Meadows incident is the latest in a disturbing string of actions by county commissioners suggesting a disregard for the laws they’re tasked with upholding. The project—a win-win for sportsmen, conservationists, and Stimson Lumber Company—was opposed by two commissioners in an illegal letter that they composed in violation ...
  • Land Use Code Changes… Dear Editor, There has been much news about the recent changes to the Bonner County Land Use code and in the county Planning Department. I am often asked “what happened and why should I care?” Good questions. What happened? The county commissioners recently changed the land use code in two ways. The ...
  • Bay Trail Not a Party Spot… Dear Editor, It’s beginning to be very busy at the Pend Oreille Bay Trail. Please be good neighbors and remind people who use the trail to park at City Beach or the former Windbag Marina and enjoy the walk to the trail. The small parking lot at the trail head is ...
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