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Be nice, show some grace

I wanted to take a minute to express my sincere appreciation for our county health personnel. Amid the chaos that has been created by social media...

 

Help healthcare workers

Dear Sanders County Ledger, I am writing to ask our community for help. The last two months have been especially challenging for healthcare workers...

 

Losing a dedicated public servant

Editor, Sanders County is losing a dedicated public servant with the resignation of Carol Brooker. We are a much poorer community and county without...

 

Perceptions are opportunities

Editor, I would like to address the recent Street Smart article published in the September 24, 2021, Sanders County Ledger. Words Matter. The frequent...

 

Discouraging action by county

Editor, It is very discouraging that our commissioners asked Nick Lawyer to resign from the county health committee. The commissioners seemed to...

 

City hit a foul ball

Editor: Totally out of character to do something like this, but curiosity is consuming this cat's mind. A short time ago, two, maybe three years now,...

 

Help each other succeed

Dear Editor, I want to go on record saying I support public health and the Sanders County Health Board. I also want to thank Nick Lawyer for his...

 

Support the county commissioners

I totally support our County Commissioners actions following the commission meeting with the citizens of Sanders County concerning Mr. Lawyer. Our...

 

Asking hospital for different protocols

Open letter to Greg Hanson CEO of the Clark Fork Vally Hospital Mr. Hanson, When my wife Beverly was in this hospital in 2012, she had those huge...

 

What happened to civility?

I realize that Montana is a very RED State. My sister lives in Tennessee, which is also a red state. She and I can’t agree on politics because...

 

Disappointed by actions

I am very disappointed in the decision made by our Sanders County Commissioners to accept Nick Lawyer’s resignation as our Public Health Officer....

 

Amazing how wildfire grew

This letter is in response to Mr. Falk’s letter (though I think he would prefer to be called Dave). Your letter inspired me to respond. I too am...

 

Public health isn't political

We have now observed what seems to be punishment at the Sanders County Commissioners meeting on September 15 for alleged “inappropriate” medical...

 

Commissioners were wrong

Bob Costa, renowned journalist said, “Actions matter in politics and policy.” A week ago, the Sanders County Commissioners requested the resignati...

 

Stand up for community

The recent resignation of Nick Lawyer from the Board of Public Health is a travesty of justice and counter to the overall well-being of our...

 

Knowing where we come from

This past weekend I attended a fun gathering in Kalispell known as the Flathead Celtic Festival or Highland Games. The festival celebrates the...

 

Remember the POW/MIA

Editor, This coming Friday, September 17, 2021, the third Friday in September, is POW/MIA Day. This day is set aside to remind us all that service...

 

Decisions affected town

Saw an old friend the other day. “How are you Earl – you look a little down?” Well, he said, look to the north of town, Dave. They could have...

 

What went wrong

As a lowly U.S. Army E-5 enlisted man in the Viet Nam War, it appears that I knew more about military strategy than the four-star general mishandling...

 

Emphasize the constitution

This Friday, September 17, is Constitution Day, when our Constitution of the United States was adopted. When I was a student at Thompson Falls...

 

Ability of American forces

I generally avoid opinionizing in print about breaking news because there’s always more to the situations than I’m aware of, so I wind up wishing...

 

Hard to find answers

After the bombing of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, a poem by the British poet, John Maxwell, after WWI (1918), has helped me over the years;...

 

Medical resources stretched thin

Dear Sanders County Citizens, We are currently experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Over the last few weeks, we have cared for an...

 

Help keep schools open

I am writing this letter in support of our local schools: the administration, the school boards, the teachers and other staff, and the students....

 

Protect individual freedoms and liberty

In 1996, when my brother passed away due to a work-related accident, I met a wonderful friend of his, Charles. Charles was in the late stages of...

 

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