Category: Opinion

Opinion

Facts on local growth

By Jeremy Grimm
Reader Contributor

Ben, I appreciated the reflection provided in your opinion piece “Embrace the shoulder season… while we still can,” published on Sept. 1, 2022. You captured …

‘Idaho nice’

By Dick Sonnichsen
Reader Contributor

A friend of mine from Minnesota brags about the friendliness of the people of his state, a concept the inhabitants call “Minnesota Nice.” “Minnesota Nice” …

River daze

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Every once in a while, as life stacks up a bit too high, the river calls. I dream of long days in the canoe, drifting …

The wedding singer

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

I’ve played music at some interesting places in the dozen years I’ve been in a band. Once I played atop the freezers in Winter Ridge, …

Letters

  • Shelby for mayor… Dear Editor, In the past weeks, I’ve explained what we’ve accomplished in my 8 years of public service. I’ve laid out my vision for keeping Sandpoint vibrant.  But that doesn’t fully capture why I’m running for Mayor. I’m running because I care deeply about this place. I want to see Sandpoint ...
  • Shelby the best candidate… Dear Editor, For 3 years, I’ve been serving on Sandpoint’s Pedestrian + Bicycle Advisory Committee with other citizens and Councilman Shelby Rognstad. This experience has shown me that Shelby would be a terrific mayor. He’s thoughtful and considerate, while realistic about improvements on our safety recommendations. Shelby’s vision to create the 25-mile ...
  • A choice in candidates… Dear Editor, Four years ago, Mo Dunkel ran for mayor of Sandpoint. He lost the election, but not his opportunity to participate in City government. He has NOT participated. He has NOT joined a City committee (choices include: Planning & Zoning, Arts, Parks & Rec, Pedestrian & Bicycle, Tree, and Historical). ...
  • Impending lawsuit… Dear Editor, I must inform you of my impending suit against the Reader.  My eyeballs strained so hard trying to read the map of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, (Oct. 8 issue) that they got hernias!  Seriously though, for those “older” people that read the Reader, a blown up map ...
  • Rebuttal to a rebuttal… Dear Editor, Golly Ben, did I get under your skin? What surprised me most about your rebuttal to my Oct. 15th letter (“Expletive deleted…”) is how you took the low road and made it a personal attack of me. You made it personal Ben, why? Are you that insecure? In fact, ...
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