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Our Viewpoint

The first quarter for local schools ends in a couple weeks. The leaves are changing. We’ve had our first snow. It’s time to start preparing for...

 

False charges are a crime

Editor: To all who are stupid, or who have never read the Constitution, or if having read it did not understand the plain language contained therein....

 

Street Smart

As a buddy of mine used to say as we watched the lunacy around us every day, “The hits just keep...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, several residents attended the open house with Montana Department of Transportation to hear about the options for repairing the Clark Fork...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

“Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?” was the question posed by Confederate General...

 

Our Viewpoint

The dust has basically settled from the NFL controversy that started with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem. The act got peopl...

 

Street Smart

I had the privilege last week to attend my granddaughter’s graduation from Air Force basic...

 

Our Viewpoint

Children of the 80s and 90s grew up watching Zack and Slater on Saved by the Bell. We celebrated when Kelly chose Dylan in the 90210 finale and can...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It was fascinating last week to watch as British legislators did what American legislators would be...

 

Lack of Internet access holds rural comunities back

Across Montana, thousands of students are headed back to school to begin a new year of learning and growth. Unfortunately, many students in rural...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last weekend while we were enjoying some Thompson Falls Youth Soccer, there were a couple local women at the tennis courts next to the high school....

 

Demo start time a bad change

I hope that whoever decided to move the 2019 Sanders County Rodeo start time back to 7 p.m. was sitting in the west-facing bleachers between 6 p.m.,...

 

Street Smart

Winston Churchill said, “If you’re not a liberal at age twenty, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at age forty, you have no...

 

Our Viewpoint

Growing up in a small town, you think you miss out on some things. You can't just go to a mall or an arcade or a movie every day of the week. This...

 

Convenient omission

Mr. Blackstone sounds concerned about the rule of law and complains about the many illegal immigrants in America, especially in southern California...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“Any company that has a union probably deserves one.” “We didn’t need a union, Millar took...

 

Our Viewpoint

School has started and competition begins this weekend for local fall sports teams. This weekend is the Sanders County Fair and Rodeo. It's a busy tim...

 

Safe training for barking dogs

Dear Editor, I can see with the recent “barking ordinance” why there is a sudden fear of barking dogs. It has been argued both ways to great...

 

Street Smart

After 77th Division, I applied to and was accepted into Metropolitan Division (Metro). Metro was a...

 

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...

 

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