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Our Viewpoint

The other day while driving to Plains, I noticed that familiar gray ceiling. After a beautiful sunny Sunday with not a cloud in the sky, a blanket of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Montana Viewpoint

It is 10 a.m. on January 21, 1991, when Montana State Senator Eleanor Vaughn (D-Libby) calls the...

 

Our Viewpoint

For a few years I lived in Texas, where high school football is a pretty big deal. On Friday nights, communities fill stadiums bigger than some...

 

Slice of Life

With the passing of icon Betty White three weeks short of her 100th birthday, people have been...

 

Our Viewpoint

The City of Thompson Falls has been working now for a couple years on how to handle growth in the community. On Monday, the City Council discussed...

 

A Few Thoughts

At Oakland Airport, I await a flight to Spokane, the last leg home from Seattle. It’s a roundabout way to get there, but it fits the day, which has...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week, the Paradise Center opened its doors to welcome visitors and show off projects and progress. My mom and I visited on Sunday. There were a...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 6, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

You can learn a lot by listening to what someone has to say, especially if you disagree with them....

 

Our Viewpoint

It seemed like each month in 2021, we were asking, "How is it already (insert month here)?" Now look at us. Just a matter of hours to finish all... Full story

 

Our Viewpoint

On Monday, I read a Christmas book to the kindergarten classes in Thompson Falls. The energy those kids have is amazing. The patience those teachers... Full story

 

A Few Thoughts

As I’ve grown older, the glistening promise of the winter holiday has become a little tarnished. That’s not to say I haven’t had wonderful...

 

Montana Viewpoint

This is a story about a close friend who died and the wonderful message that he sent his dearest... Full story

 

Our Viewpoint

It's that time of year again. The hustle and bustle of the holidays, school Christmas concerts, rushing to find those last-minute gifts. As happens ev... Full story

 

Slice of Life

The last of the Thanksgiving turkey was finally dispensed of just a few hours ago. You might have...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, Thompson Falls resident Robin Hagedorn passed away unexpectedly. Her obituary is on page six and you can read about her life. But what you...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Every once in a while, the public’s attention is drawn to an issue with a name that few people understand and many cannot even pronounce; enter “i...

 

Our Viewpoint

Did you feel that warm weather that hovered near 60 degrees this week? It's hard to believe that December is here when we are still experiencing that...

 

A Few Thoughts

U.S. Highway 10-A (“A” stood for “alternate”) ran by our front gate when I was a kid, on its way to a rendezvous with U.S. Highway 10 just...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week there was great energy throughout the Thompson Falls community as the Blue Hawks prepared for their state championship game. Parents and stu... Full story

 

Montana Viewpoint

Does the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who was accused of murdering two men and wounding another... Full story

 

Give thanks for wild women

I met Phoebe at a crosscut saw training with the Cabinet Ranger Forest District in Montana on my first week of work for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wil...

 

Our Viewpoint

It seems as though a lot of conversations lately have come back to a common theme: you never know what someone is going through. There continues to...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    November 18, 2021

Other Viewpoints

My one brief experience with presidential politics occurred in 1995. My candidate was Colin Powell. The great historian, Stephen Ambrose, had emerged...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last weekend was exciting. Not only did the Blue Hawks win a quarterfinal football match at home, but the Hawks won the division volleyball title, als...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Many people who are opposed to mandatory Covid vaccinations hold themselves out to be patriots and...

 

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