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Our Viewpoint

On Saturday, more than two tons of e-waste was gathered by the county for the annual recycling event. Shelly Mitchell and her crew from Oreo's Refinin...

 

Question: Why zoning?

Zoning protects the value of one’s property. For example, if I purchase a piece of property and maintain it - keep it free from unsightly debris as...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Montana Viewpoint

Ideological purity and consistency of opinion over time are two standards to which many Americans...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last month, the Plains community had a unique opportunity to be a part of history when the World War II Miss Montana airplane did a test flight from...

 

It's not my way or the highway

Dear Editor, I’ve decided that I alone should be on the road. I believe that I know how fast to drive at any given time and in every given...

 

Don't silence Blackstone

Editor: The approach taken in last week’s letter to the editor section was fascinating. One minute the author stroked Mr. Blackstone with compliment...

 

Street Smart

Memorial Day weekend is a particularly tough one for my older brother and sister. Their dad is...

 

Be proactive about drug problems

Editor: So very glad to read that the Barking Dog Ordinance (Sanders County Ledger, May 30, 2019) has passed giving teeth to Sheriff Rummel’s...

 

Happy to live where people know you

I have lived in Sanders County for over 40 years, worked for the Sanders County Ledger as a photojournalist most of that time, attending most of each...

 

Our Viewpoint

At the meeting regarding the county's new nuisance barking dog ordinance last week, residents provided feedback on how the county shares information....

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

There is concern among many conservatives about the “liberal bias” of the “mainstream...

 

Good for our community?

To the Editor, I expect there will now be a lot of passionate letters for and against Mr. Blackstone’s column. To me this highlights the downside of...

 

Our Viewpoint

This weekend, Sanders County schools will start sending off their seniors into the real world as graduation ceremonies take place. We hope all the...

 

Read 'Extreme Ownership'

Dear Editor, In reference to Blaine Blackstone’s Column “Leadership is a Privilege,” I have a copy of the book Extreme Ownership that Blaine...

 

Adding a conservative opinion

I have never met Blaine Blackstone, but I appreciate his articles in The Sanders County Ledger. I know many conservatives that have not subscribed to...

 

Street Smart

I had a completely different topic in mind for this week, but when there were calls to silence me I...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week our question of the week is "At what age should a child have a smartphone?" In rural Montana, we still have people with flip phones or, in r...

 

Commissioners are patient

I had the opportunity (as did you) to attend the May 9 Sanders County Commissioner meeting on ordinance No. 2019-01: an ordinance to control barking...

 

Freedom or censorship?

I was wondering when the coordinated attacks on the Blaine Blackstone column would occur and now, I see that they have started. Just like the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I suppose I shouldn’t be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid...

 

Keep up the good work, Mr. Blackstone

Wow, Mr. Blackstone really has the ladies fired up. One of them even using your first name (Annie) in a personal appeal to dump him. Pretty sure...

 

Club can help county dog owners

Editor: The possibility of a “nuisance dog barking” ordinance has understandably raised the ire of rural Sanders County citizens on both sides of...

 

Our Viewpoint

We've written before about how great our communities are at supporting each other. Fundraisers, donations for food banks or those who have been...

 

Teachers deserve our support

May 6-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and all teachers in Sanders County certainly deserve many thanks. The ranking of beginning pay for...

 

Needing thoughtful points of view

Dear Editor, I read with interest your recent editorial expressing your goals to combine small-town journalism with a forum for differing local...

 

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