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Utter depravity displayed

In light of the recent horrific murder of four college students; nearby in Moscow, Idaho. It has shed even more light on the darkness and blatant disregard for life that exists today. It has shaken families, friends, a college, a state and a nation.... Full story

 

Exceptional service

I just wanted to give a shoutout to our local DMV. I have in the past looked forward to dealing with the DMV (Drivers Licensing) with the same anticipation as going to my dentist for a tooth extraction. The young lady that does drivers licensing at...

 

Election misinformation

Regarding the letter from Gunner Junge (Sanders County Ledger, Nov. 17, 2022), there are many points that I could take issue with, but I will focus on only a few. Yes, the United States is a democracy and, yes, the United States is a republic. The...

 

Don't believe everything you read

DÉJÀ VU: Why we shouldn't believe everything we hear or read. Perceptions and opinions aren't always reality. What a certain person calls "confirmation bias" another rather famous career politician's brother (using his brother's influence for their...

 

Start paying attention

Within the past few weeks, many Sanders County residents have learned of legislation that threatens the water rights of many of those living in Northwest Montana. Last Saturday, October 29, there was a meeting at the White Pine Mennonite Church for...

 

Hinds is the best choice

Editor, We have been fortunate to be friends with Colleen Hinds for over 45 years. Colleen is running for House District 13, and she is the best candidate for the job. Her decade’s long history as a nurse at Bonner General Hospital has showcased...

 

The big lie

There has been reference to the “Big Lie” leading to January 6, which refers to potential election fraud which has been neither proved or disproved to this day. But let’s talk more about big lies. To say January 6 was an attempt to overthrow...

 

Hinds will work hard

Colleen Hinds will be an effective, hard worker for Montanans in her district. She will focus on issues important to Sanders County and Montana in general. Colleen has lots of energy, is easy to approach, positive and won’t waste valuable time on...

 

Facts matter

Last week there was a letter to the editor regarding how the Waste/Water Treatment Plant sale of land was being handled, casting doubt on Mayor Dan Rowan’s character and ability to serve as a county commissioner. The mayor does not make final...

 

Write in Wheeldon

I'm campaigning for Sanders County Sheriff – not for me – but for Deputy Cory Wheeldon as a write-in candidate. Cory is a Montana native who received valuable experience in Yellowstone County (Billings) and knows his way around Sanders County. I...

 

The rest of the story

Hello Pot! Meet Kettle. Last week there was a letter to the Editor from Nick and Erika Lawyer regarding Commissioner candidate Dan Rowan. At first I was somewhat indifferent to the letter. Politics is politics is politics, but as time passed I couldn...

 

Rowan showed leadership

This would be a response to Think Carefully While I realize the letter is mainly meant to be a campaign smear I do perceive a slight to how the town has done business. A little background is the city's sewer lagoons have been in danger of being...

 

Hypocrisy on full display

Mr. Elliott's change of focus to a single event of sending a few illegal aliens to punctuate the invasion occurring on our southern border put the predictable hypocrisy of the leftists on full display. Mr. Elliott would have us believe this is a...

 

Write-ins could divide votes

Editor, Thank you to Annie Wooden and the Ledger for sponsoring the candidate forums at the Rex on October 3 and 4. It’s always enlightening to hear the candidates articulate their job qualifications and thoughts on the positions they are seeking...

 

Food for thought

Food for thought Very recently I decided to vet Jim Brown's candidacy for Montana Supreme Court. In doing my own due diligence before I "spend my vote", I wanted to learn more about him. I did NOT know: * Jim Brown is not a well-known attorney in...

 

Think carefully

Actions speak louder than words. As our county grows, infrastructure needs are going to increase and County Commissioners will have to make choices of where to put additional services, and how to obtain the property to do so. The Town of Plains,...

 

There was a time

by Lee Pitts These are not the best of times In America. Our country is in tatters. It feels like the greatest experiment in Democracy the world has ever seen is dying a slow and ugly death. Perhaps it cannot be helped because great societies flare...

 

Elections extremely secure

The article about election questions in last weeks' Ledger brought to mind the work of our district clerks/election administrators when the election process was evaluated several years back (following the “hanging chad” election, perhaps?). What...

 

Gratitude for volunteers

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to express my gratitude to the Thompson Falls Ambulance. Because of their training and expertise, they brought a sense of calm and restored some peace to a tense emotional situation in which my mom had taken a...

 

A hunger for wild country

There is a strong and growing hunger in Montana for protecting more of our wild places for future generations. A variety of polls show large majorities of Montanans value our wild public lands and want more of them permanently protected. This is a...

 

Who is Mahlon Lee?

Here is just one of his many stories. While on a service mission in Guiana, South America, he found people trying to grow corn with very little success. He taught them in order for the corn to pollinate; they had to plant in rows, close together;...

 

Questioning campaign funds

Editor: Re: Ernie Scherzer's letter about Congressman Ryan Zinke (September 15, 2022). Ernie and I have known each other for a significant number of years. Despite our political differences, I consider him a friend. Personally, I strongly suggest...

 

Vet candidates before you vote

Musings, When I consider a candidate and spend my vote, I deep dive into who they are before running. To me it is my civic duty to "vet" for myself, beyond self serving slogans, flyers or ads. I learned Ryan Zinke is not who he has postured. His...

 

We love Montana

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, my husband and I attended the Sanders County Fair. We purchased seats for the rodeo, had a bite to eat at the picnic table area and left to return that evening for the rodeo. I discovered later on the way home that I...

 

Support Montanans

Montana needs politicians who support Montana and Montanans. That’s not Mr. Zinke’s priority. The majority of his campaign funds are from outside Montana and from corporate interests. Only 6% of his campaign funds comes from Montanans. Combining...

 

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