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Fall reminder

I'm definitely one of those people who rises with the sun. In the summer, I'm up early. Now that the sun is rising later, I'm wanting to rise later...

 

Our Viewpoint

Fall is in the air. Leaves are turning, the mornings are cooler, and the sun is setting earlier. The kids are back in the routine of school, and peopl...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Irate Americans are arming themselves and heading to library board meetings to defend children...

 

Our Viewpoint: Sign of the times

Since the pandemic, there has been this shift in the labor market. There are consistently dozens of job openings listed with Job Service. It seems as...

 

Our Viewpoint

I've always commented that if I had to go back and live in a different time period, I'd live in pioneer days. I could grow and harvest my own food. I...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The story of America is the story of the individual and the protection of the individual from...

 

Our Viewpoint

I remember my first day of kindergarten very well. I remember very distinctly not wanting my mom to leave. I remember standing outside Mrs. Garrison's...

 

A Few Thoughts

Each year, a backpacking trip into a nearby wilderness is undertaken by certain artistic types (ATs), most often plein air painters. ATs follow...

 

Our Viewpoint

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “the only constant in life is change.” He sure was right. Everything changes, as history has proven....

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 18, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Of all the horrors Republicans see in the Democrats’ grossly misnamed “Inflation Reduction...

 

Volunteers invest in communities

I’ve known Sam and Teri Burt since they moved to Trout Creek. I went to school with their kids. My dad was a volunteer fireman with Sam at the...

 

Slice of Life

In the hutch in my dining room, I occasionally glance at the gavel I was presented with when I was...

 

Our Viewpoint

When I describe Sanders County to people who have never been here or are just visiting, I often relay the fact that the county is 100 miles long and...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

On election day, assuming you can still bring yourself to vote, you go down to the polls, or more...

 

Our Viewpoint

I met someone recently and after striking up a conversation, quickly found out that she had moved to the area about a year ago. Being the curious...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    July 28, 2022

A Few Thoughts

You may have heard someone say, “That person is a real character,” generally in reference to a guy or gal who is somewhat, or very — ummm ...

 

Our Viewpoint

Hospitals. Schools. Churches. Museums. All valuable buildings that should always be protected. Let’s add libraries to that list. It should come as...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 21, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Behold state Representative Brad Tschida bringing national attention to Montana by announcing that...

 

Our Viewpoint

The countywide Sanders Saleing yard sale event is a great way to purge items that have been sitting in your garage or basement gathering dust. It’s...

 

Slice of Life

Not to age myself publicly or anything, but back in the dark ages when there were limited sports...

 

Our Viewpoint

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Whenever I hear someone talk about how honest they are, I instinctively put my hands in my pockets...

 

Our Viewpoint

As we approach the Fourth of July, it's important to think about the principles this country was founded on. We are the United States of America and...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    June 30, 2022

A Few Thoughts

In John Prine’s song “Way Back Then,” he sings, “I am out undoing all the good I’ve done.” That could be a theme for the past few years...

 

Our Viewpoint

Here we are nearing the end of June, with summer chugging along at a steady pace. Warmer weather, vacation plans and leisure time are all increasing....

 

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