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Returning to travel

This year National Travel Advisor Day was May 5. Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel advisor is clear. Last year, as borders were...

 

Earth Day heroes

A shout out to the handful of Sanders County Dems who faithfully on Earth Day, grabbed gloves and garbage bags to pick up trash along Highway 200...

 

Critical race theory in action

In a lecture to Hillsdale College (Imprimis, a Hillsdale publication, March 2021), Christopher F. Rufo explains “critical race theory,” which he...

 

Keeping booster club active

In response to Keep Business Local (April 22, 2021): As a member of the Thompson Falls Booster Club board, I wanted to respond to the concern...

 

A clarification

Fried, boiled, baked, fricasseed or slow cooked, no matter how you cook it is still crow, and I have been eating my share of it because of a serious...

 

Thank you volunteers

Thompson Falls Beautification Days 2021: My greatest praise, appreciation and thanks to the organizers and all the volunteers (groups and...

 

Keep business local

I was just made aware that the Blue Hawk Booster Club board is in the process of deciding to go with a corporate vendor company for the shirts,...

 

How we form America's history

Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989) is a name bound to appear on any list of 10 best American historians. With profound scholarship and...

 

We should have sticker shock

This past week, Montana’s Senate passed SB 379, 27-21. It’s a bill that’s equivalent to a “Get Out of Jail Free’’ card for NorthWestern...

 

Voting isn't difficult

I am writing in response to Jim Elliott’s column from April 1, regarding his comments about recent changes to voting laws. One take was that it is...

 

Board members essential

While in agreement with the editors statements about the need for, and value of, interested folks running for school boards, the statement got me...

 

Action protects patients

At Clark Fork Valley Hospital, patient safety is at the core of our mission. Recently, Rep. Denley Loge took a common-sense approach to protecting...

 

ID should be required to vote

Jim Elliott once again took to the pages of the Ledger to push the party line agenda of the new, progressive, Democrat party. Jim seems to think that...

 

We need peace officers

I really appreciate the description of a peace officer attitude in Blaine Blackstone’s March 11 letter. We need peace officers as described. “The...

 

Keep voter initiative

Dear People of Sanders County, Please be aware of HB273 introduced by Derek Skees of Kalispell. This bill seeks to eliminate public participation in...

 

Our Second Amendment

The Ledger dated 3/3/21 contained an article concerning our Second Amendment. It stated there is a proposal under consideration by the Sanders County...

 

Let's debate policies

Editor, So what have we learned from the election? Hopefully to never elect any official on personality versus policy. I will gladly debate, discuss,...

 

Legislators should support all

Dear Sen. Brown,  On Thursday at the Legislative Update at our courthouse, you asked the group, “Do you know who pays my salary?” Stacy (Vice Cha...

 

Lawlessness of sewer board

There have been few if any legal meetings regarding this wastewater improvement project in Paradise. The Paradise Sewer Board directors have met and c...

 

Underlying political agenda of the media

Dear Editor: We have to agree, the newspaper’s political agenda is ironically polarizing. The media is Anti-Trump, strictly TDS, Trump Derangement...

 

Support for Second Amendment resolution

Dear Commissioners of Sanders County, Glenn Magera, Carole Brooker, and Tony Cox, While I understand that Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions are...

 

Polarizing political agenda

Does it seem a bit ironic that Blackstone’s recent column titled “Political agendas get in the way” (February 11, 2021) is based on promoting...

 

Junk vehicles affect everyone

Have you noticed that what appear to be junk vehicles proliferate in this town faster than wild turkeys and geese? Does anybody think those vehicles...

 

Protect teachers, students

Editor, As a retired high school registrar and former junior high principal’s secretary and office manager, I write to express my deep concern over...

 

Leaders with strong character

Back in the late 60’s at Warner Barracks in Bamberg, West Germany, Sergeant First Class Schmidt ran a mortar platoon so well that no rank either...

 

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