Category: Opinion

Opinion

An ode to the makers

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Christmas brings to mind the iconic imagery of Santa’s workshop.

It’s been depicted many ways over the years, but the basis remains the same: There …

‘You get the kind of mobility you invest in’

By Molly O’Reilly
Reader Contributor

The Idaho Transportation Department must be delighted that they finally have a Sandpoint administration, appointed and elected, willing to sacrifice community and residents for high-speed …

Not far from the tree

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

When I was younger and someone asked where I was from, I’d tell them I was born and raised right here in Sandpoint. They might …

Letters

  • Twisted Facts… Dear Editor, Mr. Rose gets many facts twisted and appears to need some education. The federal government can not seize lands they already have. The Scotchman Peaks are owned by the public and managed by the federal government through the United States Forest Service. Whether the Scotchman Peaks end up being ...
  • For the Kids… Dear Editor, We now have a generation of children born after Columbine and 9/11 who have always lived in an ever more dangerous world. This is in stark contrast to nearly everyone over about 30 years old who never even considered school terrorism or shootings. While many of us feel “it ...
  • Fix the ‘Gun Show Loophole’…? Dear Editor, You want to fix the “gun-show loophole” on firearm purchases? There isn’t one, really (know what you are talking about, see above). It is a private party transfer loophole. I’m cool with that fix, but you had better improve the restricted buyer database. Not all law enforcement (local, state, ...
  • Yes to Wilderness… Dear Editor, I am in favor of wilderness designation for the Scotchman Peaks area. Currently, this land is owned by the American public and managed by the Forest Service. If this becomes wilderness, it will still be owned by the American people and managed for us by the Forest Service. Currently, ...
  • Distorted Facts… Dear Editor, Steve Brixen, I agree with your analogy that guns (in your case, apparently, a rifle), in being like cars (in my case a pick-up truck), do not cause harm by themselves. Rare exceptions noted. So hopefully you’re in agreement that we should treat the two a little more alike. You ...
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