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Our Viewpoint

As August begins, thoughts naturally turn to reopening schools. We are not going to debate the decision to send students and staff back to school ...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 6, 2020 

Montana Viewpoint

As I read of the use of federal officers sent to Portland against the wishes of the Governor of...

 

Board needs to put forth effort

Congratulations to Melissa Cady, Sanders County Fair Manager, and the Sanders County Fair Board. It only took seven months and an email from Jason Joh...

 

Let's show leaders how to get along

When did it become OK — commonplace, even — to treat other people with so much disrespect? When did it become socially acceptable to attack...

 

Street Smart

As I watched and read the news this last couple of weeks, I came to a disturbing conclusion; I...

 

Letters to the Editor

Sanders County Sheriff’s department recently lost a deputy, in our opinion, who was awesome. Deputy Roy Scott worked very hard to control the...

 

Letters to the Editor

It’s a tough time to be a cop. If you play it tough and aggressive, the political left will crucify you. If you play it compassionate and tolerant,...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 2, 1950 HISTORICAL REVIEW OF WESTERN SANDERS COUNTY Early French-Canadian trappers were quick to notice the peculiar boxlike...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 30, 2020

What should schools should do this fall in response to COVID-19?

SUE JONES, Paradise - “I’m just not sure about having the kids go back to school because you can’t keep kids from touching their face and other...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance Calls Plains 22, Trout Creek 2, T. Falls 11, Noxon 1, Hot Springs 2. Saturday, July 18 Disturbance, Hot Springs. Disturbance, T. Falls....

 

Our Viewpoint

At a meeting we attended last week, some people were there in person social distancing and some were attending via Zoom video conference. Let's face i...

 

Take care of each other

Dear Editor, Today I went into True Value Hardware in Thompson Falls and all the employees were wearing masks. I told them how much I appreciated...

 

Go or no-go?

Cancer Network of Sanders County and First Lutheran Church in Plains are moving forward with plans for a yard sale next month. That does not come with...

 

Take pride in the community

Last week when arriving at City Hall, I was informed of an incident that took place at Ainsworth Park. Someone had taken a CRAP on the floor of the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Pretty soon it looks like we are going to have to add a new group of people to the increasingly...

 

Tribal law enforcement should be a priority

To the CSKT Tribal Council: After reading page 2 of the June 25, 2020 edition of the Char-Koosta News that explains how the COVID-19 telief funds...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, the Sanders County Board of Health decided to cancel the Sanders County Fair. The local 4-H clubs are still trying to decide how, or if, me...

 

Vandalism doesn't help cause

Editor: Have you heard what happened to Sex Peak last week? Some low-life individuals took it upon themselves to graffiti “Black Lives Matter” on...

 

Laws were broken

Apologies in advance for a lengthy letter that first cites a portion of Montana Code Annotated 87-6-404: “(1) (b) A person may not purposely, knowin...

 

Street Smart

Looking back, I’m often amazed at where and when I’ve learned some of my most valuable lessons i...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, Clark Fork Valley Hospital announced the first preliminary positive COVID-19 test. Now a second test is sent to the state for testing....

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” – William...

 
 By John Marshall    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Reading Mr. Blackstone’s recent column it was sad to see him falling into the age old trap of scapegoating. He states, “I blame the...

 

Trouble in Paradise

To whom it may concern: None of this Paradise sewer project has been politically correct! Received two letters in the mail within days of each other....

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • JUNE 26, 1950 MORKERT-BORGMANN On July 1, Rose Mary Morkert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Morkert of Thompson Falls and Walter...

 

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