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Coulda, shoulda, woulda ... advice for graduates

It’s been many moons since most of us at The Sanders County Ledger graduated high school, but the lessons learned still resonate. Fun fact: half of...

 

Our economies have been crushed

Dear Editor: For 20 years the citizens of Gallatin County gave me the privilege to serve as a District Court Judge in Bozeman. Before I was elected...

 

Be careful of phone scams

Editor, There is a scam coming from Jamaica. Your readers need to know that they might get a long-awaited call from “Publishers Clearing House”...

 

Natural resource-based economies have been crushed

As a former Lincoln County Commissioner that spent years advocating for both the Rock Creek and Montanore proposals, I thought I had seen everything...

 

Our Viewpoint

At Monday’s Thompson Falls City Council meeting, the Sanders County Dog Training Club (SCDTC) approached the council about expanding the dog park...

 
 By Fiona Walker    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Other Viewpoints

I am one of those strange people who read newspapers cover to cover every week. Something about local newspapers just seem to be a hidden reflection o...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Last week was Public Service Recognition Week, an event that seems to have largely gone unnoticed...

 

Our Viewpoint

At the Sanders County Drug Awareness Seminar last week at the Rex Theatre, one thing was repeated over and over: the drug problem is a community...

 

Other Viewpoints

We can’t have a competitive workforce without a healthy workforce. And a healthy workforce depends on the individual health of each of its...

 

Christopher has proven record

Experience matters. Judge Kim Christopher has a proven track record of providing firm but fair justice. I have known Kim as an adversary and...

 

Election season etiquette

Our country enjoys the privilege of participating in the election of local, state, and national political leaders. Many countries do not have that...

 

'Bad actor' is an oxymoron

As owners of a business that creates over $10,000,000 in gross annual sales we have long awaited the construction and operation of either the proposed...

 
 By Jay Simons    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Question of the Week

CAROLYN KELLER, Thompson Falls – “It does bother me because there’s too much of it. The younger kids are doing drugs. You see it time after...

 

We all bear the cost of the drug crisis

The first of two Sanders County Drug Awareness Seminars was held at the Rex on Wednesday, May second. I attended and was deeply impressed by the...

 

Denley Loge is a committed legislator

I am asking for your vote to re-elect Denley Loge as your State Representative in House District 14. As an advocate for Montana military and veteran...

 

Our Viewpoint

National Kick Butt Day was in March. It’s a day, according to www.kickbuttsday.org, ”that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Buildings have a way of disappearing where I live. They rot, burn, atomize and move. I have an...

 

Let kids be kids this summer

Editor: Baseball, softball, archery, swimming lessons, family vacations, football camps...the kids in our area seem to have plenty to do this summer....

 

Thanks, neighbor

In April 2008, my wife and drove up to Montana from California and fell in love with this place. We moved to Plains in August 2009. This is, indeed, o...

 
 By Jay Simons    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Question of the Week

DENNIS BECKER, Thompson Falls, – “When I was in school, I always liked having the summer off.” AVIS GOFORTH, Trout Creek – “No. I don’t...

 

Mortenson will work for you and the state

To the folks in House District 14, I would like to take this time to draw your attention to a young man who is running in your legislative district....

 

Be aware of false information in campaign ads

To the Editor, A political ad ran in the Ledger last week with remarkably false information. The ad encouraged me to remind all Ledger readers of a...

 

Senator Tester stood up for veterans

Editor, We thank Senator Jon Tester for standing up for veterans in Montana and across America. Senator Tester rightly stopped an incompetent...

 

Our Viewpoint

In Sanders County, several organizations help residents. The Cancer Network of Sanders County provides funds to Sanders County residents undergoing...

 

Mayor explains proposed rates

There is quite a bit of misinformation floating around about the need to increase the water and sewer rates in the City of Thompson Falls. The...

 

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