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Hello Pot! Meet Kettle. Last week there was a letter to the Editor from Nick and Erika Lawyer regarding Commissioner candidate Dan Rowan. At first I w...

 

Rowan showed leadership

This would be a response to Think Carefully While I realize the letter is mainly meant to be a campaign smear I do perceive a slight to how the town...

 

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

The Deer Lodge football coach was recently suspended pending an investigation after he recently switched sidelines during a home football game. The...

 

Montana Viewpoint: I may not know much about laws, but I know what I like

I had a neighbor once who spent several days in the county jail because he wouldn’t make his...

 

Hypocrisy on full display

Mr. Elliott's change of focus to a single event of sending a few illegal aliens to punctuate the invasion occurring on our southern border put the...

 

Write-ins could divide votes

Editor, Thank you to Annie Wooden and the Ledger for sponsoring the candidate forums at the Rex on October 3 and 4. It’s always enlightening to...

 

Food for thought

Food for thought Very recently I decided to vet Jim Brown's candidacy for Montana Supreme Court. In doing my own due diligence before I "spend my...

 

Think carefully

Actions speak louder than words. As our county grows, infrastructure needs are going to increase and County Commissioners will have to make choices...

 

There was a time

by Lee Pitts These are not the best of times In America. Our country is in tatters. It feels like the greatest experiment in Democracy the world has...

 

Kudos for cleanup

Each spring, Thompson Falls hosts Beautification Days as a way to do some spring cleaning. It's a great community wide effort to keep Thompson Falls...

 

Elections extremely secure

The article about election questions in last weeks' Ledger brought to mind the work of our district clerks/election administrators when the election...

 

Gratitude for volunteers

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to express my gratitude to the Thompson Falls Ambulance. Because of their training and expertise, they brought...

 

Slice of Life: A layman's look at forest management

I grew up in the high mountain region of Lewis County, Washington, a short drive from the base of ma...

 

Modern Homesteader: Dax the guardian livestock dog

Training a livestock guardian dog to be a livestock guardian dog has been an interesting journey....

 

Poor Pumpkins

At Harvest Foods recently, I saw something I’d never seen before – Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. I couldn’t believe it. Before I moved back to...

 

I pity the poor immigrant...

I’ve got to hand it to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for sharing the wealth of the immigrant crisi...

 

A hunger for wild country

There is a strong and growing hunger in Montana for protecting more of our wild places for future generations. A variety of polls show large...

 

Who is Mahlon Lee?

Here is just one of his many stories. While on a service mission in Guiana, South America, he found people trying to grow corn with very little...

 

Questioning campaign funds

Editor: Re: Ernie Scherzer's letter about Congressman Ryan Zinke (September 15, 2022). Ernie and I have known each other for a significant number of...

 

Vet candidates before you vote

Musings, When I consider a candidate and spend my vote, I deep dive into who they are before running. To me it is my civic duty to "vet" for myself,...

 

Fall reminder

I'm definitely one of those people who rises with the sun. In the summer, I'm up early. Now that the sun is rising later, I'm wanting to rise later...

 

A few thoughts on crickets and real life

When we were children, we played an odd summertime game. We sat in the front yard of my grandparents’ trailer house/cabin within view of the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Fall is in the air. Leaves are turning, the mornings are cooler, and the sun is setting earlier. The kids are back in the routine of school, and peopl...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Irate Americans are arming themselves and heading to library board meetings to defend children...

 

We love Montana

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, my husband and I attended the Sanders County Fair. We purchased seats for the rodeo, had a bite to eat at the picnic...

 

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