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Our Viewpoint

The other day while driving to Plains, I noticed that familiar gray ceiling. After a beautiful sunny Sunday with not a cloud in the sky, a blanket of...

 

Constant pressure for sewer

It has come to our attention that there is to be another sewer board meeting this week. Apparently, the newly assembled folks on the board wish to...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Montana Viewpoint

It is 10 a.m. on January 21, 1991, when Montana State Senator Eleanor Vaughn (D-Libby) calls the...

 

Our Viewpoint

For a few years I lived in Texas, where high school football is a pretty big deal. On Friday nights, communities fill stadiums bigger than some...

 

Protect integrity of animal rights

Our Senator Bob Brown and our Congressman Paul Fielder, supported by Governor Gianforte, have passed laws paving the way for the newly formed...

 

Slice of Life

With the passing of icon Betty White three weeks short of her 100th birthday, people have been...

 

Our Viewpoint

The City of Thompson Falls has been working now for a couple years on how to handle growth in the community. On Monday, the City Council discussed...

 

Watch for wildlife on roads

Letter to the Editor: It was a painful start to the new year for Orvall Kuester. Few in the county love flora and fauna more than Orvall. Originally...

 

A crisis of opportunity

Kudos to Democrat spokeswoman Mindy Ferrell for her Letter to the Editor, “United We Stand,” proclaiming the COVID-19 pandemic a disaster....

 

A Few Thoughts

At Oakland Airport, I await a flight to Spokane, the last leg home from Seattle. It’s a roundabout way to get there, but it fits the day, which has...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, the Paradise Center opened its doors to welcome visitors and show off projects and progress. My mom and I visited on Sunday. There were a...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 6, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

You can learn a lot by listening to what someone has to say, especially if you disagree with them....

 

United we stand

In Montana, when disaster strikes a family or a community, neighbors unite to help each other. When a disaster of unprecedented worldwide proportions...

 

Our Viewpoint

It seemed like each month in 2021, we were asking, "How is it already (insert month here)?" Now look at us. Just a matter of hours to finish all... Full story

 

Help those at home

Ever wonder why the whole Senate so quickly and easily passed the Defense build up bill of $768 billlion, but did not and will not work together to...

 

One word can create friction

First of all, I would like to congratulate Dan Rowan on his joining the Sanders County Board of Commissioners! Sounds like he is a good choice and I w...

 

Our Viewpoint

On Monday, I read a Christmas book to the kindergarten classes in Thompson Falls. The energy those kids have is amazing. The patience those teachers... Full story

 

Appreciation for community

Dear Editor, We are all blessed to be part of an amazing community. Recently, the River Roadhouse in Trout Creek kindly opened their doors for a...

 

A Few Thoughts

As I’ve grown older, the glistening promise of the winter holiday has become a little tarnished. That’s not to say I haven’t had wonderful...

 

Montana Viewpoint

This is a story about a close friend who died and the wonderful message that he sent his dearest... Full story

 

Taking presidential chances

Anyone leaning rightward politically was guaranteed to hate President Biden for beating Trump, and plenty of left-leaners don’t like Biden either;...

 

Our Viewpoint

It's that time of year again. The hustle and bustle of the holidays, school Christmas concerts, rushing to find those last-minute gifts. As happens ev... Full story

 

Slice of Life

The last of the Thanksgiving turkey was finally dispensed of just a few hours ago. You might have...

 

Santa's sleigh is coming

On December 20, aircraft piloted by either Santa or Mrs. Claus will land at the Thompson Falls airport. Arrival time is approximately 11:15-11:30...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, Thompson Falls resident Robin Hagedorn passed away unexpectedly. Her obituary is on page six and you can read about her life. But what you...

 

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