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Our Viewpoint

The hustle and bustle of the big city isn't that appealing to most people who live in rural Montana, including us. Last weekend, we got a little...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 18, 2019 

Montana Viewpoint

It was January 1991. I was a second term legislator who, for a reason I can’t remember, wanted to...

 

Our Viewpoint

We get a new governor every four years. A new president every four years. The reality is, it's unlikely you or someone you know will ever be governor...

 

Street Smart

I read an article a couple weeks ago about an “Active Shooter” training scenario that was...

 

Plethora of visual arts April 13

Just a reminder to community members that there will be two major visual arts events held in Thompson Falls on Saturday, April 13. The Flat Iron...

 

Our Viewpoint

The days are getting longer, and we sure are happy about that. Last month we lost an hour of sleep (or so the legend goes) as daylight saving time... Full story

 

Enough is enough

Mr. Blackstone: Please, please STOP IT! Enough is enough! To imply Mr. Trump’s constant lying, name-calling, bullying, and history of infidelity is...

 

Eternally grateful for unions

Dear Editor, The article in the March 28th edition about legislative action titled “Bill Aims to Prohibit Union Coercion” is a deception, a wolf i...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I was thinking this morning of the shrill sounds, threats and recriminations coming out of our...

 

Our Viewpoint

The dreaded tax season. We're down to the last few weeks where everyone is scrambling to remember where they put their W2s and bank statements, and... Full story

 

Street Smart

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week and then, voila, the Mueller Report was...

 

Wall is unaffordable, unstoppable

Recently The Ledger asked local citizens whether Montana troops should be sent to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Of the six replies, all supported...

 

Our Viewpoint

Spring has sprung in western Montana…finally. The warmer temperatures and long-awaited sunshine have boosted energy levels in all of us...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I am writing this on St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration of Irish culture enjoyed by all Americans...

 

A beautiful place to call home

Dear Ledger and this wonderful community I feel fortunate to live in: I’m inspired with great emotions beside awesome appreciation living in the...

 

Civic engagement thriving in Noxon

A recent resignation on the Noxon School Board precipitated the need for an appointment to finish out the term. Three candidates applied for the...

 

Our Viewpoint

We welcome the signs of spring. The smell of skunks, the first sighting of robins and the bare ground peeking through the snow piles. You can also...

 

Payoff is priceless for volunteers

March is National Red Cross Month, and there’s no better time to roll up your sleeves, get involved in your community and join our team. Almost...

 

Street Smart

We have a front row seat to the greatest reality show ever! Who needs Survivor or The Bachelor when...

 

Our Viewpoint

At the Thompson Falls School Board meeting on Monday, High School Principal Rich Ferris addressed attendance, saying it’s probably the greatest...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

When does an Executive Order usurp the constitutional powers of Congress? Certainly when it directs... Full story

 

Check on your Congress members

There is a new word being thrown around that most people haven’t heard of – “infanticide.” Which is most appropriately defined as murder. If... Full story

 

Our Viewpoint

If you’ve watched the news recently, you’ve probably heard of the ridiculous petition circulating online that has a creative solution to the U.S....

 

Street Smart

When did we as a nation lose our sense of humor? It seems that we hear every day that someone has... Full story

 

Sportsmen meet in Kalispell

The sportsman’s meeting held in Kalispell, January 30, drew 400 plus attendees. We would like to thank the area sportsmen and women, the Foundation...

 

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