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Our Viewpoint

This summer, the Trout Creek bridge over the Clark Fork River will be repaired by the Montana Department of Transportation. Driving over that bridge...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 23, 2020 

Montana Viewpoint

Well, it has come to this; President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and...

 

Outlook not so good

I haven’t picked up a Ledger in a while, but I was curious to see what our local political heroes had to offer. First I read that our local...

 

Our Viewpoint

So begins another political season. Democratic presidential hopefuls have been at it for months with debates and commercials and campaign materials. A...

 

Street Smart

President Trump’s decision to take out Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has generated a great deal of controversy. While no one can predict what the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Police department personnel in Hot Springs, Plains and Thompson Falls, and the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office strive to protect the people and prop...

 

Respect for country's history

Editor: There is no Constitutional crisis, only a need to follow the United States Constitution. Our forefathers gave with faith in God and courage...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

As you know, the impartiality of decisions and observations of members of the U.S. intelligence...

 

Our Viewpoint

With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start. When we saw our cartoon this week (right), however, it hit us — the 2010s are gone. How d...

 

Street Smart

Last week I attended my youngest granddaughter’s graduation from Marine Corps boot camp. This was...

 

Letter to the editor: Wolves are the biggest problem

2019 was a very poor hunting season. After seeing the results, I researched the deer and elk harvest results back to 1958. In 1958 there were 140...

 

Our Viewpoint: Sharing the holiday spirit with others

Remember that feeling when you were little and anticipating Christmas morning? Sure, it had a lot to do with stockings and presents, but it was...

 

Montana Viewpoint: Vigilante lawlessness

A Washington state representative, Matt Shea, a Republican representing Spokane Valley, has been...

 

Our Viewpoint

Look both ways before crossing the street. Don't run with scissors. Treat others how you want to be treated. All important lessons for our kids as we...

 

Street Smart

Last Thursday night I watched the Baltimore Ravens stomp the New York Jets. The Ravens are a...

 

State should consider SOS policy

I appreciate last week’s letter on the wolf problem (Hunters can get things changed, December 12, 2019). I don’t dislike wolves, but I am...

 

Commissioners don't support act

The Lake and Sanders County commissioners received a draft of Senator Steve Daines’ “Montana Water Rights Protection Act,” a proposal to...

 

Letter: Doing the 'right' thing

The Education of an Idealist, by Samantha Power (Harper Collins 2019) In this wise, informative, autobiographical account from recent history, author...

 

Our Viewpoint

The holiday season is in full swing. Last weekend, Thompson Falls presented its annual Christmas on Main Street and Trout Creek lit their town tree....

 

Montana Viewpoint

How can two different people have totally opposite opinions on the same thing? Well, it’s pretty...

 

Hunters can get things changed

Dear Editor: Last winter local sportsmen held a meeting in Trout Creek with the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to discuss the wolf problem in Region...

 

Our Viewpoint

There are so many activities, festivals and bazaars around the holiday season. Volunteers put in hundreds of hours to put on events for our...

 

Blackstone is right on

Mr. Blaine Blackstone: Just now I have had the opportunity to read your article in the Sanders County Ledger (Nov. 21, 2019) entitled “Quid Pro Quo...

 

Reaching our own conclusions

Dear Editor, I appreciate the overall positive writing in your paper and the transparent coverage of local news. I’m writing after reading several...

 

Polite communication needed

Oh my goodness, the TV does not work this morning. Signal loss due to weather. I suspect it is upset at me for accusing it of spying on me. No news...

 

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