Category: Opinion

Opinion

I stand with librarians

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

A few weeks ago, in preparing for my turn to formulate an article for the Reader’s “Back of the Book” section, I thought of our …

Cold comfort

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

For the past couple of days, since our big cold snap, Reader Publisher Ben Olson and I have been sitting in the newsroom with two …

The other side of 20

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

I have long pointed to my relative youth as a main pillar of my identity. 

My residency in a retirement town and Boomer-dominated county has …

How the magic ended

By Kristina Kingsland
Reader Contributor

Once upon a time there was a magical land called Bonner County. It had majestic mountain ranges with thousands upon thousands of acres of public …

Letters

  • 72 Years of Love Dear Editor, What can I say about the fact that my parents have been together longer and happier than most of us get to live and love on our small planet. I say to myself “Boy I’m grateful—wow this is wonderful, I’m delighted and  blessed.” The fact that they have one ...
  • Imagine Having a Beer…. Dear Editor, Imagine having a beer over the weekend and losing your job.  Imagine taking your medicine to control your seizures, help you through your chemo treatments, treat your PTSD or to relieve your chronic pain and then being arrested, prosecuted and jailed for doing so.  These are very real consequences ...
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