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In journalism school, every students has to take an ethics course. You don’t get that with every area of study. Projessional journalists hold themse...

 

Take action and boycott NFL advertisers

Dear Editor, I’m a huge NFL fan! I love the games but the actions of the players during the National Anthem is infuriating. Beyond that, the NFL... Full story

 

Bad Actors Law protects Montanans

When critics of the Mining Bad Actors Law attacks Montana’s enforcement of a state law that protects taxpayers from shouldering the clean-up bill...

 

Patience appreciated during dam work

Thank you to the Thompson Falls community and reservoir users. Just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their patience and understanding...

 

Our Viewpoint

We’ve spent the last few weeks in our favorite huckleberry picking spots. It’s been a great year up in the mountains, and it always makes us a...

 

Daines' request is a betrayal

From the early 1970’s through the early 2000’s I made, eight or 10 budget-priced treks into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, sometimes afoot,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As November elections loom in America different forces are at work in both major political parties...

 

Our Viewpoint

A lot goes into planning events such as the Big Sky Blues Festival, Plains Day, or the Huckleberry Festival. Debb McNary, chairperson of Trout...

 

Quick response appreciated

Editor: During the “thundering” and lightning storm on Friday, we noticed a small fire across the river and called 911 and they contacted the...

 

Baroque festival a team effort

Dear Editor, Many thanks to Callie Jacobson for the fine article on the recent Baroque Festival. There are a couple of clarifications that should be...

 

Clarification on veteran care

Dear Editor: Allow me to clarify a misunderstanding in last week’s letter to the editor from Major Jan Manning, U.S. Army (Ret). During my 24 plus...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was banned from competition for more than a year after an investagtion by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A photo...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As I think of America’s current political impasse(es) there are two quotes that come to mind....

 

Follow procedures, avoid problems

Editor, I’m writing in response to an editorial in the July 12 paper authored by a U.S. Navy commander, Ret. From Noxon, “Sen. Tester works for...

 

County is red, blue and purple

Yes, Major Manning, you have caught Tom blue handed. He is an actual Democrat in Sanders County. Although not the vice-chair this year. I am quite sur...

 

Summer events bring communities together

This month, our small communities have come together to honor veterans, celebrate the U.S., and have a little fun. Each year, Noxon puts on a...

 
 By Rob Kjos    Opinion    July 19, 2018

Other Viewpoints:

“The rise of corporate dominance and the theft of human rights.” That grabs your attention, right? It is the subject of the book Unequal...

 

At least vandals had good aim

Editor, Recently, the Thompson Falls Trap Club installed stanchions and provided wooden frames with cardboard to attach targets in the pistol and...

 

See God in the mirror, not Trump

I am horrified by the President’s words at the European Summit and his subsequent meeting with Putin. This is a man who sees himself as the center...

 

Rosendale better for veterans

Editor: As a disabled U.S. Army veteran who relies heavily on VA for my health care, I respectfully take issue with Commander (Ret.) Thomas Humphreys...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last month, women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets when the country ended its ban on women drivers. In the era of #MeToo, it’s easy to forget...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Now is a good time — a very important time — for Americans to remember the saga of “Tail...

 

Sen. Tester works for veterans

I could write volumes about Senator Jon Tester’s help for all veterans, and specifically his help for me. To say that Jon is the champion of U.S. Ve...

 

Our Viewpoint

In all, America has celebrated 242 Independence Days. After all this time, you would think we had all the details ironed out. Did you know that the...

 

Vision quest site effects

Editor, In response to an article (in the Missoulian) about Chicago Peak in the Cabinet Wilderness Area being a Kootenai Indian Vision Quest site and...

 

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