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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and federal governments are recommending the practice of social distancing to help...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

I could write about coronavirus about which I know little, or politics about which I know too much,...

 

Our Viewpoint

Growing up, when we would start to annoy our parents, they'd tell us to go outside. Run off some energy, go do chores, go do something. The first...

 

Street Smart

I often hear politicians speak and just get angry at what I’m hearing. That happened last week whe...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, a reader stopped in with a bag of trash he collected between the two access ramps in Thompson Falls. It doesn't take long to get a pile if...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

It was in 1991, I think, when I was a member of the Montana House of Representatives, there was a bi...

 

Our Viewpoint

If you've been in an airport recently, you've noticed people wearing masks as they walk through the terminals. Coronavirus, which started in China,...

 

Street Smart

A friend made a comment about this column the other day that really resonated with me. She said...

 

Our Viewpoint

"The truth is in the middle... progress is in the middle." Actor Harrison Ford made this comment on a recent episode of "CBS Sunday Morning" when...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The abuse of presidential power for personal gain or revenge is nothing new, but its use has always been kept from public scrutiny because it was...

 

Our Viewpoint

As Valentine's Day comes around Friday, we're already getting a little bit of a sugar headache and the local florists are beyond busy. These days, it...

 

Street Smart

After the Mueller report was released, I wrote a column where I expressed the opinion that D.C....

 

Our Viewpoint

The first edition of the Sanders County Ledger was published 115 years ago in February 1905. This we...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a...

 

Our Viewpoint

We have to admit, we've been planning our snacks for the Super Bowl since before we knew who would be playing this weekend. Super Bowl Sunday is big...

 

Street Smart

Last week I saw a news item and video that showed a police officer being attacked and kicked while...

 

Our Viewpoint

This summer, the Trout Creek bridge over the Clark Fork River will be repaired by the Montana Department of Transportation. Driving over that bridge...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Well, it has come to this; President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and...

 

Our Viewpoint

So begins another political season. Democratic presidential hopefuls have been at it for months with debates and commercials and campaign materials. A...

 

Street Smart

President Trump’s decision to take out Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has generated a great deal of controversy. While no one can predict what the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Police department personnel in Hot Springs, Plains and Thompson Falls, and the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office strive to protect the people and prop...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

As you know, the impartiality of decisions and observations of members of the U.S. intelligence...

 

Our Viewpoint

With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start. When we saw our cartoon this week (right), however, it hit us — the 2010s are gone. How d...

 

Street Smart

Last week I attended my youngest granddaughter’s graduation from Marine Corps boot camp. This was...

 

Our Viewpoint

Look both ways before crossing the street. Don't run with scissors. Treat others how you want to be treated. All important lessons for our kids as we...

 

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