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Questioning campaign funds

Editor: Re: Ernie Scherzer's letter about Congressman Ryan Zinke (September 15, 2022). Ernie and I have known each other for a significant number of...

 

Vet candidates before you vote

Musings, When I consider a candidate and spend my vote, I deep dive into who they are before running. To me it is my civic duty to "vet" for myself,...

 

Fall reminder

I'm definitely one of those people who rises with the sun. In the summer, I'm up early. Now that the sun is rising later, I'm wanting to rise later...

 

A few thoughts on crickets and real life

When we were children, we played an odd summertime game. We sat in the front yard of my grandparents’ trailer house/cabin within view of the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Fall is in the air. Leaves are turning, the mornings are cooler, and the sun is setting earlier. The kids are back in the routine of school, and peopl...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Irate Americans are arming themselves and heading to library board meetings to defend children...

 

We love Montana

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, my husband and I attended the Sanders County Fair. We purchased seats for the rodeo, had a bite to eat at the picnic...

 

Support Montanans

Montana needs politicians who support Montana and Montanans. That’s not Mr. Zinke’s priority. The majority of his campaign funds are from outside...

 

Slice of Life: September 11, 2001 - Never forget

Where were you? On September 11, 2001, most of us can recall where we were when we heard the news....

 

Our Viewpoint: Sign of the times

Since the pandemic, there has been this shift in the labor market. There are consistently dozens of job openings listed with Job Service. It seems as...

 

Our Viewpoint

I've always commented that if I had to go back and live in a different time period, I'd live in pioneer days. I could grow and harvest my own food. I...

 

Bird's eye view of history

Dear Readers, A retired geologist, Bruce Bjornstadt, from Richland, Washington, has recently released a drone video about our area. He has a passion...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The story of America is the story of the individual and the protection of the individual from...

 

Our Viewpoint

I remember my first day of kindergarten very well. I remember very distinctly not wanting my mom to leave. I remember standing outside Mrs. Garrison's...

 

Count yourself as lucky

From a lucky girl - I’m lucky because I was born up on Gallatin Street when Doc Rosdahl made house calls, went to Thompson Falls schools, and had...

 

Where is the justice?

Dear Elizabeth, Recently I spent the better part of a day at the Sanders County Courthouse. The purpose was to establish custody of a young child....

 

A Few Thoughts

Each year, a backpacking trip into a nearby wilderness is undertaken by certain artistic types (ATs), most often plein air painters. ATs follow...

 

Lights on for safety

Lights, camera, action. The lights are essential. What is a car without lights on? Invisible at night and also in the day. Trucks have always had runn...

 

Where is the little library?

Several days ago I stopped by the Local Store in Trout Creek with an arm full of books for the “Little Library” in front of the store. It was...

 

Our Viewpoint

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “the only constant in life is change.” He sure was right. Everything changes, as history has proven....

 

None might be a good option

Editor: I agree totally with Jim Elliott’s suggestion that voters be given the option to choose “None of the Above Candidates.” I’m guessing...

 

Got Verizon?

This is an open letter to all community members suffering from the deplorable service provided by Verizon throughout Sanders County. As a resident of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 18, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Of all the horrors Republicans see in the Democrats’ grossly misnamed “Inflation Reduction...

 

Volunteers invest in communities

I’ve known Sam and Teri Burt since they moved to Trout Creek. I went to school with their kids. My dad was a volunteer fireman with Sam at the...

 

Slice of Life

In the hutch in my dining room, I occasionally glance at the gavel I was presented with when I was...

 

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