Category: Opinion

Opinion

On losing teeth

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

Among the greatest joys of moonlighting as a paraprofessional teacher for part of the week is remembering what it was like to be a kid.…

Housing market storm warnings

By Raphael Barta
Reader Contributor

As we head into 2022, everyone from housing analysts, mortgage lenders, real estate agents, buyers and sellers are wondering: When will there be a return …

The snow that binds us together

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Last week’s snowstorms felt like traveling back in time — back to Old Sandpoint, when events like that would occur a half dozen times throughout …

RIP Betty White

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

By my reckoning, I’ve spent 11 of the past 16 New Year’s Eves in a newsroom, either partially or entirely abandoned, halfheartedly trying to do …

The darkest day, one year later

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Some dark deeds in American history will forever be associated with when they took place: Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; Sept. 11, 2001. A …

Legislative preview 2022

By Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle
Reader Contributor

The 2022 legislative session starts on Monday, Jan. 10 with the governor’s State of the State address, available online through Idaho Public Television. …

Letters

  • Mesopotamian Cover Art…? Dear Editor, If I squint a little bit, the photo on the cover of the 12/14/2017 Reader looks like an overhead shot of the ruins of an ancient skateboard park. In Mesopotamia, perhaps. Rudi Lebowitz Sandpoint
  • Climate Change and Mr. Gifford… Dear Editor, Bonner County should feel privileged to know we have such an outstanding scholar in our midst to enlighten us. Cort Gifford has such a way with words — surely he has some published, peer-reviewed research he could share with us. Perhaps your doctoral dissertation from some accredited university. No? ...
  • Climate Change… Dear Editor, Please tell me exactly what you, as man-made climate change reversal believers, want everyone to do that will stop and reverse it now. What climate time do you want to return to? Do you want to go back 10 years, 20 years, 100 years or 1,000 years? One last ...
  • Harassment Training… Dear Editor, In a laughable attempt to mollify voters, it appears our honorable electeds in Congress may submit to sexual harassment training. Why? Seems like they’re pretty good at it already. God bless America, and God bless our military. Steve Brixen Sandpoint
  • Love Lives Here… Dear Editor, Friday night last, someone removed two of my front yard signs protesting oil and coal trains and deposited them flat on the yard across the street. He also removed a peace flag from the front porch and dropped it on the driveway. Let’s see: trespass, theft, destruction and littering. ...
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