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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...

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Telling fish stories

I would like to thank Jay Simons for all the years of service to this community. And where the heck was I last week when you asked for our best fish...

 

EDITORIAL: Kindness Matters

We saw a bumper sticker this week that says "Wag More, Bark Less." It sparked a memory from the VHS tapes you would get at the video rental store...

 

Letter to the Editor: Could we learn to compromise?

Editor, I saw a wonderful movie the other night called The Best of Enemies. The setting is Durham, North Carolina and the year is 1971. When events...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Amazon goes on welfare

When a large company decides to expand or move its headquarters it takes many factors into...

 

Our Viewpoint

Recently we were discussing the concept of thank-you notes. Now that we are middle aged, we definitely understand the appreciation of appreciation....

 

Community effort for project

Editor, I wish to extend my personal thanks to everyone who supported the Road to the Buffalo interpretive signs project. The final sign is now in...

 

Fighting for truthful commentary

Letter writer Sharon Donegan (July 25, 2019) purports to be the spokesperson for millions of Americans, while Mr. Blackstone is only allowed to speak...

 

Political arguments disputed

Mr Blackstone. We thought maybe you were veering away from political arguments but sadly, that’s not the case. 1. President Obama did not remove...

 

Street Smart

A friend and I were talking about this column and how a person’s political perspective/philosophy...

 

Our Viewpoint

Over the weekend we visited our favorite fishing spots and our favorite huckleberry picking spots. We love that there are places in Sanders County...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

A crowd chants “send her back” referring to a United States congresswoman. They reason that beca...

 

We need thoughtful ideas

Mr. Blackstone, I am in favor of you being allowed space to have your say in the SCL. And indeed of SCL hosting many differing viewpoints. When, as yo...

 

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