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 By Annie Wooden    Opinion    June 24, 2021 

Our Viewpoint

My mom and I went to a few garage sales last weekend. I ended up getting a few things I probably didn't really need. After going through my own...

 
 By Sandi Gubel    Opinion    June 24, 2021 

Letters to the Editor

Editor: During June, which is National Healthy Homes Month, I would like to commend three local entities for providing housing that is healthier,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 24, 2021 

Montana Viewpoint

Remember the recount of the presidential ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona? Well apparently,...

 

Our Viewpoint

That old saying "turn that frown upside down" has been on my mind a lot lately. There are many ways to say it, including seeing the glass half full...

 

Street Smart

When I sat down tonight in front of the keyboard, I had no idea what I was going to write about....

 

Be descriptive, not prescriptive

Some time ago I threw in my two-cents’ worth on the controversial topic of “critical race theory.” Since then, across the U.S., more states and...

 

Our Viewpoint

In last week’s Question of the Week, we asked what type of activities people would like to see in the area. Several said live music. A variety of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 10, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

“That few in public affairs act from a mere view of the good of their country, whatever they may...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last weekend, we had a lot to celebrate in Sanders County. The remaining graduates received their diplomas. The weather was sunny and warm. Most...

 

Street Smart

I got a call from my buddy the other day that had me cracking up and provided the topic for this...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, the first Sanders County seniors will become graduates of the Class of 2021. When we create our graduation supplement each year, it's...

 

Street Smart

In 2014, I opened a Facebook account. I was taking a job overseas, where I thought communication would be a problem. Although I’m kind of a “techn...

 

Youths should be proud

Letter to the Editor I am writing today to send out thanks to the beautiful ladies at the Reflections Academy and I thought that the community should...

 

Noteable quote

“When I was a boy, I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” – Clarence Darrow Dick Vinson, Thompson...

 

Our Viewpoint

Fairness is not a partisan issue. Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the United...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 13, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

Last week I read the transcript of a New York Times podcast with longtime Republican pollster Frank...

 

Returning to travel

This year National Travel Advisor Day was May 5. Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel advisor is clear. Last year, as borders were...

 

Our Viewpoint

A good rule of thumb in journalism is having three sources in an article. When our reporters go out to do interviews and get details for an article,...

 

Street Smart

I never know what I’m going to write about for this column until I actually sit down at my keyboar...

 

Earth Day heroes

A shout out to the handful of Sanders County Dems who faithfully on Earth Day, grabbed gloves and garbage bags to pick up trash along Highway 200...

 

Critical race theory in action

In a lecture to Hillsdale College (Imprimis, a Hillsdale publication, March 2021), Christopher F. Rufo explains “critical race theory,” which he...

 

Our Viewpoint

When The Ledger first started publication, the owners would take the copy to Missoula on the train, and produce the articles and pages at The Missouli...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 29, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

Of late I have been watching wild turkeys mate. It’s not that I am particularly interested in...

 

Keeping booster club active

In response to Keep Business Local (April 22, 2021): As a member of the Thompson Falls Booster Club board, I wanted to respond to the concern...

 

Our Viewpoint

When I heard that Quinn's Hot Springs Resort was offering a bonus to employees as an incentive for them to get vaccinated, my initial response was "th...

 

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