Opinion

Remember: Cream always rises to the top

May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Please, Heather Scott, stop and think about all of the women who won our right to vote, notwithstanding our opportunity to run for, and be elected as, our representatives at the local and state level, and the U.S. Congress.It’s a shame that...

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More money doesn’t mean better schools

May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Concerning the election May 16, 2017, beyond the usual “it’s for the kids,” “we have to properly spend the funds,” “I’m the best” and so on, I was really surprised by one statement regarding the large amount of funding in Michigan, New York...

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Memorial Field entryway needs changing

May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

As the construction of the new Memorial Field/Barlow Stadium grandstand has begun, it is time for more community input about the entryway that is being planned before it is too late. When this process began in 2011, the all-volunteer Friend...

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We all must remember America’s veterans

May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we approach the Memorial Day weekend we must bear in mind that it is not just another holiday weekend. It is a somber occasion. We should remember all those who made sacrifices. It is a time when we should pause in our daily routine to p...

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Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Donald Trump is not a conscious person and does not see himself. So sad.Most of us think we are conscious; however there are degrees of consciousness, with absolute consciousness being very rare.Since science cannot define consciousness, on...

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Sandpoint is the loser with vendor’s absence

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The city market in the square is one of the things that we find most fun during the summer here in Sandpoint. The variety or wares and colorful vendors give it a true small town feel and draws us in to shop almost every day it is open. Besi...

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Is it time for old-fashioned firing squads?

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I have a suggestion / solution for anyone shooting our police officersBefore we start, elected officials won’t touch this or lose voters, so turn the project over to the National Rifle Association.We will change the rules and have an old-fa...

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Nothing else matters but getting to the truth

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Open letter to Rep. Raul Labrador, Sen. James Risch, and Sen. Mike Crapo,I am a constituent of yours from North Idaho. Mr. Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, and on May 12, Mr. Trump threatened Mr Comey with secret tapes. Good. Mr. T...

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Time spent with Honor Flight has been an honor

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

As I begin to wrap up my teaching career at Sandpoint High School, one group I will be giving up will be the Honor Flight Club. I’d just like to take a minute to thank all those who made the club successful and who helped raise the $11,446....

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Curiosity abounds on Sandpoint street revision

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Have the downtown Sandpoint streets revisions been thought through? Having spoken to several downtown business owners recently, I have the following questions that require answers from our city officials:1. Is it true that First Avenue and ...

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