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In journalism school, every students has to take an ethics course. You don’t get that with every area of study. Projessional journalists hold themse...

 

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We’ve spent the last few weeks in our favorite huckleberry picking spots. It’s been a great year up in the mountains, and it always makes us a...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As November elections loom in America different forces are at work in both major political parties...

 

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A lot goes into planning events such as the Big Sky Blues Festival, Plains Day, or the Huckleberry Festival. Debb McNary, chairperson of Trout...

 

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This week, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was banned from competition for more than a year after an investagtion by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A photo...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

As I think of America’s current political impasse(es) there are two quotes that come to mind....

 

Summer events bring communities together

This month, our small communities have come together to honor veterans, celebrate the U.S., and have a little fun. Each year, Noxon puts on a...

 
 By Rob Kjos    Opinion    July 19, 2018

Other Viewpoints:

“The rise of corporate dominance and the theft of human rights.” That grabs your attention, right? It is the subject of the book Unequal...

 

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Last month, women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets when the country ended its ban on women drivers. In the era of #MeToo, it’s easy to forget...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Now is a good time — a very important time — for Americans to remember the saga of “Tail...

 

Our Viewpoint

In all, America has celebrated 242 Independence Days. After all this time, you would think we had all the details ironed out. Did you know that the...

 

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“It’s hit and miss ‘round these parts.” That should be the disclaimer given to outside musicians looking to book a gig in this county. The...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

The proposed Republican budget for 2019 is being formulated and there are some serious cuts that...

 

Our Viewpoint

Sanders County is home to many treasures. Not only is the area beautiful, but so are the residents. Perhaps it is because the locals have a certain... Full story

 

Other Viewpoints

Community Decay is defined as a public nuisance created by allowing rubble, debris, junk or refuse, including junk vehicles, boats, RVs, trailers or o...

 

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We have Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Armed Forces Day. There are many holidays that recognize those who have served our...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Remember that quaint little notion called usury? If you’ve ever borrowed money or used a credit...

 

Higher water rates means more creativity

Last month, the Thompson Falls City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates. It’s not ideal for residents and businesses. It’s a hassle an...

 
 By Rob Kjos    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Public should be educated about public land history

Water. We have some of the finest water in the world here in our neighborhood. I for one am thankful. Don’t get me wrong. I like beer, too. But you...

 

Other Viewpoints

Memorial Day and graduation are over. School will be out soon. As you’re dusting off your water skis and lawn chair, it’s time to start thinking a...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Last week I visited the site of the Battle of Rosebud Creek on the Crow Reservation in Big Horn...

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda ... advice for graduates

It’s been many moons since most of us at The Sanders County Ledger graduated high school, but the lessons learned still resonate. Fun fact: half of...

 

Our Viewpoint

At Monday’s Thompson Falls City Council meeting, the Sanders County Dog Training Club (SCDTC) approached the council about expanding the dog park...

 
 By Fiona Walker    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Other Viewpoints

I am one of those strange people who read newspapers cover to cover every week. Something about local newspapers just seem to be a hidden reflection o...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Montana Viewpoint

Last week was Public Service Recognition Week, an event that seems to have largely gone unnoticed...

 

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