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Ignoring issues is not the answer

We find ourselves in a situation where there are no right words to say. There is so much unrest right now in the world. Peaceful protests have been...

 

Column was one of the best

Jim Elliott always writes an opinion piece that leaves me thinking and wanting to reply. His latest of May 28 was one of his best. Thank you Jim for...

 
 By Blaine Blackstone    Opinion    June 4, 2020 

Street Smart

I recently started running again and it’s hard to describe how good that has made me feel,...

 

Our Viewpoint

It's confession time. I grew up in Sanders County, moved away for a few years and then have been back about 12 years. In all that time, I never once...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Do you remember that day — March 30, 1981 — when President Ronald Reagan was shot? Do you...

 

Our Viewpoint

To graduating seniors, life does not get much better than the moment the classwork stops. Most people will say that it is the moment they walk across...

 

Street Smart

The past two weeks have been pretty crazy in Washington, D.C.! Previously classified documents were...

 

FS should consider options

After reading the Priscilla Peak articles in today’s Ledger by John Hamilton it is obvious that the decision to move the lookout to Driveway Peak ha...

 

Our Viewpoint

“They say the first 50 years of marriage are always the hardest.” That's what someone told my parents, Gene and Barb, last weekend. They will...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

President Trump doesn’t like the Post Office. It isn’t because he doesn’t like standing in...

 

Board should trust leaders

I’d like to address the nearly six-minute diatribe by a board member at the April 30 meeting. It was inappropriate. This time is set aside for...

 

Personal connection vital to communication

We’ve never been in a situation like this. We’ve never had so many meetings over videoconference. Most of us had never heard of Zoom before COVID-...

 

Loge thinks before he votes

Dear Editor, "Attention Sanders County Republicans." Thus is headlined an ad published in the Ledger recently from a “concerned Montana citizen...

 

Connecting virtually

The Sanders County Arts Council will not be as visible as usual for the next several months. We have cancelled or postponed our events and programs...

 

Street Smart

I had many jobs in my career, but my favorite was being a K9 handler. I worked three different K9... Full story

 

A broken system

I am currently a teacher and coach employed by the Noxon School District. When I began my teaching career 14 years ago, I promised myself I’d...

 

Stay focused in fight against coronavirus

To our community, Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has stayed home these four long weeks. Governor Bullock’s shelter-in-place order has been... Full story

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Montana Viewpoint: OUr money or your life

I cribbed — and modified — that line from an old radio show, the Jack Benny Hour. Benny was a no...

 

What a nice gesture

Nothing political here, just an observation. I went to the new landfill on Wednesday with my truck full of garbage. While I was unloading next to a...

 

Board should be transparent

To the Thompson Falls School Board of Trustees, I have four children in the Thompson Falls School District, two current students and two graduates. My...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, President Trump said it is up to the states on when they want to remove restrictions due to COVID-19. In Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock has...

 

Keeping in touch

It has been quite a while since my service to you as your State Legislature of HD 13 came to a close do to term limits and that of my “Keeping in To...

 

Street Smart

This week I’m going to try a different approach to this column. So many things have happened in the last two weeks that it’s impossible to pick...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Montana Viewpoint: They also serve who only stand and wait

It is not often that we, as a nation, are able to come together to help each other—those we know...

 

Everyone's an expert

Just over the hill from Sanders County, a Washington gubernatorial candidate recently declared Governor Inslee’s business closures...

 

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