Category: Opinion

Opinion

The magic of the high country

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

This time of year, I gather with a group of friends and we make our annual pilgrimage to the mountains. With everything we need to …

On staying

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

There’s a sense of awe surrounding North Idaho’s demographics. 

“Where have all the young people gone?” you ask, and then blame this anomaly on lack …

One error to rule them all

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

When I screwed up and spelled “Tolkien” wrong exactly seven times (including in the headline) of a TV review in the Sept. 8 paper, my …

A case for human compassion

By Nishelle Gonzalez
Reader Contributor

I often get curious when someone has different political ideals. I honestly don’t like talking about politics in the frame of “what side are you …

One week at a time

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Where in the name of Edward R. Murrow has eight years gone?

That’s how long it’s been since we brought the Reader back from the …

Letters

  • Antarctic Dinosaur… Dear Editor, Some time ago, I read an interesting article describing a dinosaur discovery – in Antarctica of all places – by a EWU prof. The bones of this dinosaur – obviously extinct – are thought to be 71 million years old, plus or minus.  Antarctica wasn’t always an ice cube? I ...
  • Climate Change and Science… Dear Editor,  For once I agree with Ben Olson, with his comment “I long for the days in the future when science is treated as fact and not activism.” The comment pertained to his observation of heavy forest fires “every single year” somehow being linked to “climate change.” Climate change is a ...
  • Jack Handey… Dear Editor: I feel compelled to respond to “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handey from Aug. 16. In the past, I knew his “Deep Thoughts” were stupid, but I can ignore stupid. This week’s “Deep Thoughts” article was beyond stupid. It was a mean and irreverent article.  You aren’t “cute” to tell a child that ...
  • The County Budget… Dear Editor: This started out as a simple endorsement for Steve Lockwood for county commission, but the commission budget article in the Aug. 16 Reader encouraged me to expand my comments as it pertains to Dan McDonald, apparently the commissions spokesman. Mr. McDonald pays lip service to issues that effect the average ...
  • No Place for Hate… Dear Editor, The Daily Bee headline about Mr. Patrick Little’s plans to come to Sandpoint to spread his feelings of hatred toward Jews weighs heavy on my heart. I had a twinge of disgust that the Bee would even print anything about him because it gives him credibility. But it is ...
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