Category: Opinion

Opinion

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 …

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 …

Letters

  • Most Important Job…? Dear Editor, What is the most important job in this country/world? It is not the doctors. It is not lawyers. It is not press reporters. It is not firefighters. It is not cooks. It is not police officers. It is not preachers/pastors. It is not presidents. It is not the nanny. It is not generals. It is not truck drivers. It is not ...
  • Join the Conversation… Dear Reader, We, the individuals listed below are a group of concerned Sandpoint residents of various political persuasions who gather weekly to discuss current events and share our viewpoints. The group’s participant specialties include sociology, business, medicine, law, engineering, education and science. Several members have had valued experience in local government. With ...
  • Focus on the Good Stuff… Dear Mr. Olson, I realize the world is going to hell in a hand basket thanks to our Donkey-Cavity-in-Chief and Congress (and I was a Republican until last year), and I realize the streets in Sandpoint are only going to get worse, but I also have another pet peeve that is ...
  • Dogs and Restaurants… Dear Editor, With warm weather coming and the prospect of walking downtown with your furry friends, I am writing to remind both the restaurants allowing animals into their establishments, as well as the pet owners who think they can take their pets into a restaurant that it is not allowed. Along ...
  • Irony of Advertising… Dear Ben, For three years I’ve been aware of BNSF plans to build a second train bridge across our lake. As a marketer working in publishing, it is very apparent to me how BNSF is trying to shape the local people’s sentiment toward their organization as well as these plans that ...
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