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Sharing passion for our community

If only everyone had as much passion for their community as Ray Brown. Ray was recently hired as executive director of Sanders County Community...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 29, 2020 

Montana Viewpoint

We are living in a tumultuous time, and my bet is it will become even more tumultuous after the...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • OCTOBER 30, 1950 HUNTING NEWS Official returns from the two checking stations, maintained by the Montana Fish and Game Commission,...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    October 29, 2020 

Do you get a flu shot? Why or why not?

Robin Fisher, Thompson Falls - “I have gotten my flu shot this year, here in Thompson Falls. I get it every year.” Robert Adams, Thompson Falls -...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    October 29, 2020 

Outdoor Adventures

There are few hunts in Montana that compare to chasing after the ghosts of the prairie. Pronghorn sheep, American antelope, speed goat and numerous...

 

Our Viewpoint

I recently spent some time with a law enforcement officer from another Montana county. We had a great discussion about the state of the country and ho...

 

Street Smart

I have a difficult confession to make. In 2016, I was very reluctant to vote for Donald Trump....

 

Transparency might help

I can understand the right to anonymity when it comes to a person's privacy, like health issues. However, I do not agree with an apparent refusal by...

 

Investigate the truth

I seldom write a letter to the editor, but that must change. I am addressing this to the population at large and especially to Hannah Hernandez of...

 

Magone demonstrates family values

Now, with ballots in hand it’s up to us to make some decisions. One choice I’d encourage you to make is Diane Magone for Senate District 7. As an...

 

Firefighters support Tranel

As former wildland firefighters, we learned what’s required to take on complex and difficult tasks. We learned that when the going gets tough,...

 

Stough a new perspective

Veterans and Spouses – You know this: Military training instills a distinct attitude for honor, service and reliability for the country. Chris...

 

Our Viewpoint

To be honest, having Monday as a holiday was a little inconvenient for some of us. I checked the mail each day looking for my ballot. The...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Now that the election season is full upon us, I, like you, have had my mailbox jammed full with...

 

'Hypocrisy' typical on both sides

In the October 7 Ledger column by Mr. Blackstone there are several comments I would like to respond to. Kamala Harris made critical statements about...

 

Fielder cares about Montanans

Hello Western Montana... This is short and simple! I know Jennifer Fielder personally. She is an honest, hard worker who cares about all of the...

 

Something is very wrong

Last week I worked as an election judge to prepare ballots to be mailed. I was aware, typical of this community, poor consistency in the mandate for...

 

Safety? At what cost?

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”- Bertrand Russell...

 

Our Viewpoint

Have you ever noticed that when you can't have something is when you really want it? Such is life in quarantine. Most people have enough groceries to...

 

Street Smart

There’s so much happening that it’s hard to pick a topic. I’m going to take another...

 

Best candidate for the job

Editor, Tony Cox is running for re-election as the County Commissioner for western Sanders County. As an incumbent, Tony has a record of...

 

Know protocol for flag care

Veterans are noticing the failure of a couple local businesses and some government buildings to adhere to American flag protocol. I recognize the...

 

Monica Tranel for PSC District 4

Editor: The Montana Public Service Commission is a five-member board responsible for the regulation of energy, telecommunications, water/sewer, transp...

 

Vote for candidates willing to work hard

The 2020 election is pivotal to our liberty, individual rights and security. This is the time to push back and not allow our country and communities...

 

Throwing around political labels

There’s a feisty feminist bumper-sticker that reads “You say ‘b…’ like it’s a bad thing,” and it seems to carry paradoxical attitudes...

 

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