Category: Opinion

Opinion

Eat a peach

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough’s massive 750-page biography of Neil Young, he described the moment when Young bailed on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young midway …

The Lumberjill: Generation WTF

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

<insert deep, fortifying breath here as I contemplate raising a girl at this particular time in history>

<insert long, drawn-out f-bomb as I stall …

Looking back

By Erik Daarstad
Reader Contributor

Having grown up during World War II and lived under German occupation for five years, I watched the planes drop the bombs that killed my …

The birds in my wall

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

There’s a bird that lives in my wall. Actually, there’s a whole family of them in there, jostling around, chirping, fussing and pecking.

I first …

Uncomfortably numb

By Jerry Luther
Reader Contributor

We parked close to the City Parking Lot, got our puppets out of the car and quickly became our characters — my wife is in …

Exploding sunroofs and time travel

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

I very rarely indulge in extravagances, but when I bought an almost-new car in 2020, I decided that I wanted a sunroof. There was no …

A personal story

By Dorothy Prophet
Reader Contributor

It started when she was 5. It was simple enough, starting with touching non-private parts, tickling and hugging, and moving on from there. Then it …

Letters

  • Vote Kunzeman, Woodward, Boeck… Dear Editor, The primary election is approaching on May 15, when our elected officials are most often chosen. Idaho is a predominantly Republican state. The contested races tend to be in the Republican primary. The winner of the primary usually goes on to win the general election in the fall. For ...
  • Weissman is Democrat of Choice… Dear Editor, Two registered Democrats are running for Idaho State Representative Seat A. Bonner County Democrats have guiding principles that they believe in and work for. These include, but are not limited to, the belief that Idaho has a responsibility to educate all students for success, that the role of government ...
  • McDonald Keeps Promises… Dear Editor, Politicians making empty promises of which they can never deliver are a dime a dozen. And it describes Dan McDonald’s Republican primary opponent. The smelter is a hot topic in all of Bonner County. All the facts surrounding the project are not yet available, but Carol Kunzeman has raised her hand in opposition regardless. She hasn’t ...
  • Vote For Englehardt… Dear Editor: I will be voting for Dennis Engelhardt for Bonner County assessor on May 15. After reviewing campaign material from the three Republican candidates, and attending one of the Farm Bureau candidate forums, I am convinced that Dennis is the clear choice for this important public office. Dennis has managed hundreds of ...
  • Englehardt For Assessor… Dear Editor, After speaking to and reading about the candidates for Bonner County Assessor, Engelhardt is the clear choice. He is thoughtful, listens and understands our frustrations with the assessor’s office. He understands the roll of the Assessor is that of an administrator as opposed to an appraiser. Engelhardt’s management and ...
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