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There are so many activities, festivals and bazaars around the holiday season. Volunteers put in hundreds of hours to put on events for our...

 

Street Smart

As I write this, I’m sitting in a hotel room thinking about Thanksgiving two days past. I’m in...

 

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Earlier this year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) started communicating with Montanans about chronic wasting disease in deer. Several deer in...

 

Montana Viewpoint

There was once a colorful character named Bat O’Callahan who lived near my home town of Trout...

 

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This week, we've heard several people talking about impeachment testimony. People questioning whether we've watched the hearings and what we think wil... Full story

 

Street Smart

I’ve been following this whole impeachment process against President Trump pretty closely and I th... Full story

 

Our Viewpoint

When you get frustrated or think that there is too much negativity in the world, go hang out with elementary students. We're just going to go ahead...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Of all the petty annoyances in life, few things seem to set people to fuming and fussing more than...

 

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Late last month, the NCAA voted to allow college athletes to be compensated. The move was influenced by the state of California's earlier decision to...

 

Street Smart

Last week was Red Ribbon Week at our schools. For those that don’t know about it; Red Ribbon Week...

 

Investing in public spaces helps towns

Growing up in Sanders County, you didn't want out-of-staters to move in for fear that they would come and change everything. As we have spent most...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The worst thing about a Congressional closed-door hearing is that the opposition does not get any...

 

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In last week's Ledger, we wrote about a plan to open a Veterans Service Office (VSO) in Sanders County. Two groups, Joint Operation Mariposa in...

 

Street Smart

In my last column about the “Impeachment Circus,” I made a statement that I think I should clari...

 

Our Viewpoint

It's that time of year again. It feels like the big-box stores had Christmas decorations on display before Halloween. And Thanksgiving feels more and...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Maybe the most interesting thing about Columbus’s “discovery” of America was that he thought...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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....

 

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