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Our Viewpoint

Last week, we asked “Are you ready for school to start?” in our Question of the Week. With the long days of summer, most kids aren't quite ready...

 

An asset to the community

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Kevin Hill for volunteering his time and talent to the Huckleberry Festival. He also donates an ice chest with a...

 

Spin-doctoring is big business

Having spent 25 years evaluating writing samples from high school students, I long ago developed the somewhat neurotic habit of being judgmental about...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 22, 2019 

Montana Viewpoint

Years ago, when I was on the board of directors of my local hospital, I attended a seminar on the...

 

EDITORIAL: Rex is a pillar of our community

The Rex Theatre is a Thompson Falls landmark. When a building is 80 years old and has as rich a history, it earns landmark status. Doug and Karen...

 

STREET SMART: Diverse career shapes ideology

Because of the nature of my assignments on the Los Angeles Police Department, I had the privilege...

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Telling fish stories

I would like to thank Jay Simons for all the years of service to this community. And where the heck was I last week when you asked for our best fish...

 

EDITORIAL: Kindness Matters

We saw a bumper sticker this week that says "Wag More, Bark Less." It sparked a memory from the VHS tapes you would get at the video rental store...

 

Letter to the Editor: Could we learn to compromise?

Editor, I saw a wonderful movie the other night called The Best of Enemies. The setting is Durham, North Carolina and the year is 1971. When events...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Amazon goes on welfare

When a large company decides to expand or move its headquarters it takes many factors into...

 

Our Viewpoint

Recently we were discussing the concept of thank-you notes. Now that we are middle aged, we definitely understand the appreciation of appreciation....

 

Community effort for project

Editor, I wish to extend my personal thanks to everyone who supported the Road to the Buffalo interpretive signs project. The final sign is now in...

 

Fighting for truthful commentary

Letter writer Sharon Donegan (July 25, 2019) purports to be the spokesperson for millions of Americans, while Mr. Blackstone is only allowed to speak...

 

Political arguments disputed

Mr Blackstone. We thought maybe you were veering away from political arguments but sadly, that’s not the case. 1. President Obama did not remove...

 

Street Smart

A friend and I were talking about this column and how a person’s political perspective/philosophy...

 

Our Viewpoint

Over the weekend we visited our favorite fishing spots and our favorite huckleberry picking spots. We love that there are places in Sanders County...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

A crowd chants “send her back” referring to a United States congresswoman. They reason that beca...

 

We need thoughtful ideas

Mr. Blackstone, I am in favor of you being allowed space to have your say in the SCL. And indeed of SCL hosting many differing viewpoints. When, as yo...

 

Our Viewpoint

The U.S. Constitution required that the population be counted every decennial (10 years). It was simply a count. Today, the U.S. Census has turned...

 

Street Smart

Napoleon said, “Never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake.” Recent events and behavior of the left are mistakes that will ensure a...

 

Adult behavior

I saw an interview with a politician this morning. I was quite impressed. He had some good ideas and he behaved like an adult. His name is Joe Biden....

 

Our Viewpoint

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the East Coast with a friend who is a native of New York. It was interesting to go back with her and see a d...

 

Fortunate for local businesses

As I watched our new drug store owners tussle with insurance companies (been there) as they took over this past week, it reminded me how tough it can...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Representative Justin Amash, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, may be the most principled man in American...

 

Our Viewpoint

'Tis the season for festivals, ATV runs and all those summer events we look forward to. Last month we had Plains Days, two Cabinet Ridge Riders poker...

 

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