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The first quarter for local schools ends in a couple weeks. The leaves are changing. We’ve had our first snow. It’s time to start preparing for...

 

Street Smart

As a buddy of mine used to say as we watched the lunacy around us every day, “The hits just keep...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, several residents attended the open house with Montana Department of Transportation to hear about the options for repairing the Clark Fork...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

“Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?” was the question posed by Confederate General...

 

Our Viewpoint

The dust has basically settled from the NFL controversy that started with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem. The act got peopl...

 

Street Smart

I had the privilege last week to attend my granddaughter’s graduation from Air Force basic...

 

Our Viewpoint

Children of the 80s and 90s grew up watching Zack and Slater on Saved by the Bell. We celebrated when Kelly chose Dylan in the 90210 finale and can...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It was fascinating last week to watch as British legislators did what American legislators would be...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last weekend while we were enjoying some Thompson Falls Youth Soccer, there were a couple local women at the tennis courts next to the high school....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

Our Viewpoint

The U.S. Constitution required that the population be counted every decennial (10 years). It was simply a count. Today, the U.S. Census has turned...

 

Street Smart

Napoleon said, “Never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake.” Recent events and behavior of the left are mistakes that will ensure a...

 

Our Viewpoint

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the East Coast with a friend who is a native of New York. It was interesting to go back with her and see a d...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

Representative Justin Amash, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, may be the most principled man in American...

 

Our Viewpoint

'Tis the season for festivals, ATV runs and all those summer events we look forward to. Last month we had Plains Days, two Cabinet Ridge Riders poker...

 

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