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Our Viewpoint

I recently spent some time with a law enforcement officer from another Montana county. We had a great discussion about the state of the country and ho...

 

Street Smart

I have a difficult confession to make. In 2016, I was very reluctant to vote for Donald Trump....

 

Our Viewpoint

To be honest, having Monday as a holiday was a little inconvenient for some of us. I checked the mail each day looking for my ballot. The...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Now that the election season is full upon us, I, like you, have had my mailbox jammed full with...

 

Our Viewpoint

Have you ever noticed that when you can't have something is when you really want it? Such is life in quarantine. Most people have enough groceries to...

 

Street Smart

There’s so much happening that it’s hard to pick a topic. I’m going to take another...

 

Our Viewpoint

The other morning I went to search for something on the Internet. I typed "how many days" and Google automatically finished with "until the end of 202...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Attorney General Bill Barr and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been using extraordinary...

 

Our Viewpoint

Ruth Bader Ginsberg fought for equality not just for women, but for all Americans. She reached celebrity status for her ability to stand up for human...

 

Street Smart

I first met my friend Bob in March of 1984. I was the FNG (Google it…I can’t write the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Let's not talk about politics for a minute. Let's instead talk about a sense of community. We live in rural Montana. Most people see it as a positive...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It is hard for me to understand why many politicians are able to abandon principle in order to get...

 

Our Viewpoint

As you drive out of Thompson Falls on the west end, you'll notice a huge difference in the aesthetics of the city's Ainsworth Park. The park's...

 

Street Smart

Two weeks ago, I threw myself a whiny little pity party because I was a little discouraged. I want...

 

Our Viewpoint

We're going to miss the cheesy curly fries, the fair burgers, the demo derby, the rodeo and the kids crashing in the car on the way home from the suga...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It was a stirring sight to see the beautifully illuminated White House from the South Lawn, all...

 

The Painful Three NRs

by Nils Rosdahl My first summer out of high school (age 18) I worked for the Forest Service in...

 

Our Viewpoint

This has been quite a year. We are living through a pandemic that very few alive today have ever seen. Chances are, we probably won't see anything...

 

Street Smart

When I first started writing this opinion column, I thought it would be fun and challenging. I was...

 

Guest Viewpoint

I am writing to you all to tell you my story about my experience having COVID-19. I hope this will encourage you all to be kind. My heart’s desire...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

I love the Post Office as much as I love the flag that flies over it. In every city or small town...

 

Our Viewpoint

As August begins, thoughts naturally turn to reopening schools. We are not going to debate the decision to send students and staff back to school ...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

As I read of the use of federal officers sent to Portland against the wishes of the Governor of...

 

Our Viewpoint

At a meeting we attended last week, some people were there in person social distancing and some were attending via Zoom video conference. Let's face i...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Pretty soon it looks like we are going to have to add a new group of people to the increasingly...

 

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