Category: Opinion

Opinion

An ‘ungracious’ prayer

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Any halfway diligent reader of the Reader since December 2004 is familiar with my coverage of city decisions, trends and politics. They may also have …

Eat a peach

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough’s massive 750-page biography of Neil Young, he described the moment when Young bailed on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young midway …

The Lumberjill: Generation WTF

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

<insert deep, fortifying breath here as I contemplate raising a girl at this particular time in history>

<insert long, drawn-out f-bomb as I stall …

Looking back

By Erik Daarstad
Reader Contributor

Having grown up during World War II and lived under German occupation for five years, I watched the planes drop the bombs that killed my …

The birds in my wall

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

There’s a bird that lives in my wall. Actually, there’s a whole family of them in there, jostling around, chirping, fussing and pecking.

I first …

Letters

  • (anti) War Films… Dear Editor, In the Reader’s salute to veterans issue (November 12, 2015) where the editor and publisher listed their favorite war films, I think it would have been more meaningful if the Reader had also solicited a veteran’s choice for war films. As a U.S. Army veteran here are my two unsolicited ...
  • Scotchman Peaks… Dear Editor, In Mr. Myers’ letter (Nov. 5) disapproving of the proposed Wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks, he stated that there are many Bonner County residents who feel as he does. I am certain that he is absolutely correct on this point, since I am unable to think of anything ...
  • Drug crisis… Dear Editor, I am writing about the vicious drug crisis that continues in Bonner County. There are several locals, under the age of 25, sitting in Bonner County jail for recurring drug offenses. One person is jailed now, for violating felony probation for the second time, with a criminal record in both ...
  • Keep public lands public… Dear Editor, As a college senior at the University of Idaho, the pressure to know what’s next is palpable. Inevitably the dreaded question comes up: “What’s next after graduation?” Concerns over opportunity and quality of life ultimately dictate the decision we make when we decide should we stay or should we ...
  • Mayoral thank you… Dear Editor, This is my opportunity to send out a big THANK YOU to the voters of Sandpoint for their 73.3% support of the Memorial Field project. What an awesome outcome! Planning will begin immediately for the construction documents, schedule, bids and construction. Thanks again, voters; we honor and respect your trust. Mayor Carrie Logan Sandpoint
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