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Summer events bring communities together

This month, our small communities have come together to honor veterans, celebrate the U.S., and have a little fun. Each year, Noxon puts on a...

 
 By Rob Kjos    Opinion    July 19, 2018 

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“The rise of corporate dominance and the theft of human rights.” That grabs your attention, right? It is the subject of the book Unequal...

 

At least vandals had good aim

Editor, Recently, the Thompson Falls Trap Club installed stanchions and provided wooden frames with cardboard to attach targets in the pistol and...

 

See God in the mirror, not Trump

I am horrified by the President’s words at the European Summit and his subsequent meeting with Putin. This is a man who sees himself as the center...

 

Rosendale better for veterans

Editor: As a disabled U.S. Army veteran who relies heavily on VA for my health care, I respectfully take issue with Commander (Ret.) Thomas Humphreys...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last month, women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets when the country ended its ban on women drivers. In the era of #MeToo, it’s easy to forget...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Now is a good time — a very important time — for Americans to remember the saga of “Tail...

 

Sen. Tester works for veterans

I could write volumes about Senator Jon Tester’s help for all veterans, and specifically his help for me. To say that Jon is the champion of U.S. Ve...

 

Our Viewpoint

In all, America has celebrated 242 Independence Days. After all this time, you would think we had all the details ironed out. Did you know that the...

 

Vision quest site effects

Editor, In response to an article (in the Missoulian) about Chicago Peak in the Cabinet Wilderness Area being a Kootenai Indian Vision Quest site and...

 

Our Viewpoint

“It’s hit and miss ‘round these parts.” That should be the disclaimer given to outside musicians looking to book a gig in this county. The...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The proposed Republican budget for 2019 is being formulated and there are some serious cuts that...

 

Celebrating Independence Day

Senator Steve Daines will be celebrating in Russia as the guest of Vladimir Putin, as reported by news outlets and confirmed by his office. If you...

 

Clark Fork drawdown a necessity

I have been fielding a number of questions from local folks about the drawdown of the reservoir behind our dam here in Thompson Falls. I fully...

 

Protect furry friends from seasonal upsets

On July 5 you can expect to see postings and flyers for “Lost Dogs” on social media and in store windows. The fireworks of Independence Day...

 

Our Viewpoint

Sanders County is home to many treasures. Not only is the area beautiful, but so are the residents. Perhaps it is because the locals have a certain...

 

Other Viewpoints

Community Decay is defined as a public nuisance created by allowing rubble, debris, junk or refuse, including junk vehicles, boats, RVs, trailers or o...

 

Our Viewpoint

We have Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Armed Forces Day. There are many holidays that recognize those who have served our...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Remember that quaint little notion called usury? If you’ve ever borrowed money or used a credit...

 

Higher water rates means more creativity

Last month, the Thompson Falls City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates. It’s not ideal for residents and businesses. It’s a hassle an... Full story

 
 By Rob Kjos    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Public should be educated about public land history

Water. We have some of the finest water in the world here in our neighborhood. I for one am thankful. Don’t get me wrong. I like beer, too. But you...

 

Other Viewpoints

Memorial Day and graduation are over. School will be out soon. As you’re dusting off your water skis and lawn chair, it’s time to start thinking a...

 

Less water, higher costs

Editor: We all owe a debt of gratitude to the five City Council members, who, “doing business their way” [paraphrasing Ms. Kersten], cut our...

 

Rare opportunity for school

New Board Chair, New Administration, New Leaf? Noxon School District #10 is getting one of those rare opportunities to start with a relatively clean...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Last week I visited the site of the Battle of Rosebud Creek on the Crow Reservation in Big Horn...

 

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