- Today is 4/20, a day forever associated with marijuana — but why? Turns out, the history of April 20 becoming Weed Day is pretty interesting. Here’s an enlightening read from TIME.
- The Sandpoint City Council will be holding a special COVID-19 update meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. See a draft agenda for the meeting here.
- COVID and Schweitzer Mountain: Marilyn Stebbins, a UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy faculty member, recounts her experience being hospitalized with COVID-19 in March — just after visiting Sandpoint on a ski vacation in late February, where her symptoms began. Read her story in this post on the UCSF School of Pharmacy website.
- Idaho students are starting jobs during soft school closures, and education officials have mixed feelings. Check out this story from the Idaho Statesman, which highlights Latino students doing farm work in East Idaho. Here’s a taste: “Senior Edwin Hernandez brings his Chromebook out to the rocky fields. He does homework or calls into virtual classroom meetings during his hour-long lunch break. … [S]mall video tiles gave a glimpse into the learning environments of his classmates. Most were in living rooms or bedrooms. Hernandez called in from the cab of a work truck parked in the middle of farmland.”
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal