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OUR VIEWPOINT

Last week, Governor Steve Bullock ordered restrictions on businesses including bars, restaurants, spas and gyms. Some businesses are forced to close...

 

Letter to the editor: Local stores doing their best

Letter to the Editor: As of recently, people in our great community have been blasting Harvest Foods on Facebook over the price of one certain type...

 

Letter to the editor: Honor veterans at Ainsworth

Dear Editor: The Veteran’s Memorial located in Ainsworth Park is an ongoing project. The Thompson Falls Main Street group is continuing to collect...

 

Letter to the editor: Reminder of seriousness of epidemics

Thank you for the timely “Remember When” article, hearkening back to the time of the Spanish Flu in Thompson Falls. With all the reference to...

 

STREET SMART: Don't overreact

m a month working in Seattle. I got there just in time to be in what the media has referred to as...

 

Our Viewpoint

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and federal governments are recommending the practice of social distancing to help...

 

Columnist strikes a cord

Response to Blackstone Maybe because I’m pretty much home-bound because of the coronavirus, or maybe because he struck a cord – and possibly...

 

Misinformation causes concern

Dear Editor, After reading the letter titled “Media Causes Concern” (March 12, 2020), as well as answers to the “Question of the Week” in the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

I could write about coronavirus about which I know little, or politics about which I know too much,...

 

Our Viewpoint

Growing up, when we would start to annoy our parents, they'd tell us to go outside. Run off some energy, go do chores, go do something. The first...

 

Street Smart

I often hear politicians speak and just get angry at what I’m hearing. That happened last week whe...

 

Military memorabilia wanted

Editor: I would like to use this venue to ask your readers if they have any U.S. military memorabilia and war effort materials, pre-1955, they would...

 

For the greater community

Last weeks editorials caught my attention! It seems with some folks it’s all about themselves and their little world. Thank you Mayor Lacy and...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, a reader stopped in with a bag of trash he collected between the two access ramps in Thompson Falls. It doesn't take long to get a pile if...

 

Media causes concern

Dear Editor, In your viewpoint this week (February 27, 2020), you incorrectly stated that Coronavirus started in China. This is incorrect. The...

 

Council's control frightening

I would like to address this sewer project that the city council and mayor have forced upon their residence. A petition against the sewer system was...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

It was in 1991, I think, when I was a member of the Montana House of Representatives, there was a bi...

 

Our Viewpoint

If you've been in an airport recently, you've noticed people wearing masks as they walk through the terminals. Coronavirus, which started in China,...

 

Street Smart

A friend made a comment about this column the other day that really resonated with me. She said...

 

Cat law not necessary

Last week’s Ledger had a letter, “City should have restrictions for cats…..”. It would seem that the words of Governor Aldlai Stevenson are...

 

Our Viewpoint

"The truth is in the middle... progress is in the middle." Actor Harrison Ford made this comment on a recent episode of "CBS Sunday Morning" when...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The abuse of presidential power for personal gain or revenge is nothing new, but its use has always been kept from public scrutiny because it was...

 

Poking fun at ourselves

A few years back, there was a pious Norwegian Lutheran lady named Lena who had dealt with alcoholism in her family for some time. As a result of...

 

City should have restrictions for cats just the same as dogs

I am a long-time resident, taxpayer and former dog owner and I would like to use this venue to ask the City of Thompson Falls to address the problem...

 

Our Viewpoint

As Valentine's Day comes around Friday, we're already getting a little bit of a sugar headache and the local florists are beyond busy. These days, it...

 

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