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Our Viewpoint

Last week in Sanders County, we saw a devastating winter windstorm that knocked out power to much of the county for days. Trees were uprooted, some...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 21, 2021 

Montana Viewpoint

The Capitol has been trashed by bThe Capitol has been trashed by big boys and girls who should have...

 

Our Viewpoint

The first time I went to Washington, D.C., as a high school junior, it was for a journalism conference. We were a group of teenagers celebrating the...

 

Street Smart

I want to make it very clear to everyone reading this that I absolutely condemn the violent...

 

2020 had its good moments, too

As the sun sets on 2020, we look back on the year and, quite frankly, we're not sure what to say. From the pandemic and the economy and the election...

 

Adults need a little holiday magic, too

Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer Fun for all that children call Their favorite time of the year. That famous song from "A Charlie Brown...

 

Our Viewpoint

We have lived through so many uncertainties this year. At the beginning of 2020, there were murmurs of a new virus. Within a matter of weeks, the...

 

Street Smart

. I’ve kind of beat this topic to death so I’ll keep this last (yet complex) story very short...

 

Our Viewpoint

This holiday season, similar to this whole year, looks a little different. We gathered at safe distances last week for Christmas on Main Street...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Political courage on the Republican side of the political spectrum seems to be blooming in state leg...

 

Our Viewpoint

The number of active coronavirus cases keeps creeping up in Sanders County. As of Tuesday, there were 36 active cases. Even with people recovering...

 

Street Smart

I received really positive feedback after the last column and people expressed an interest in more...

 

Get involved at city level

Per request of the mayor on behalf of the city, I am reminding you that I am speaking only for myself, not for the city, not for the mayor, and not...

 

Our Viewpoint

You know what? This year has been a rough one. We are still dealing with a pandemic. We are having to make decisions about sending our kids to... Full story

 

Montana Viewpoint

It seems that almost anybody watching someone work believes they can do the job as well or better...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last weekend, I decided to take a road trip to Post Falls to pick up some doors from Craigslist. I don't buy too much on the site, but these doors...

 

Street Smart

There’s a lot of conversation about controversial police incidents. Most of what I read/hear only...

 

Our Viewpoint

One of my friends who is a teacher at Thompson Falls High School has a sign in her classroom that reads "10% of life is what happens to you; 90% is...

 

Montana Viewpoint

With the passage in Montana of I-190 we have joined California, Washington, Oregon and a few other...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, the Sanders County Commissioners met to discuss if and how to enforce the governor’s mask mandate. Why? Because the country has chosen...

 

Street Smart

Over the years, I’ve read the phrase “May you live in interesting times,” in fortune cookies...

 

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.... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Montana Viewpoint

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

 

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