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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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Bird's eye view of history

Dear Readers, A retired geologist, Bruce Bjornstadt, from Richland, Washington, has recently released a drone video about our area. He has a passion...

 

Count yourself as lucky

From a lucky girl - I’m lucky because I was born up on Gallatin Street when Doc Rosdahl made house calls, went to Thompson Falls schools, and had...

 

Where is the justice?

Dear Elizabeth, Recently I spent the better part of a day at the Sanders County Courthouse. The purpose was to establish custody of a young child....

 

Lights on for safety

Lights, camera, action. The lights are essential. What is a car without lights on? Invisible at night and also in the day. Trucks have always had runn...

 

Where is the little library?

Several days ago I stopped by the Local Store in Trout Creek with an arm full of books for the “Little Library” in front of the store. It was...

 

None might be a good option

Editor: I agree totally with Jim Elliott’s suggestion that voters be given the option to choose “None of the Above Candidates.” I’m guessing...

 

Got Verizon?

This is an open letter to all community members suffering from the deplorable service provided by Verizon throughout Sanders County. As a resident of...

 

Have a say in public lands

Editor: After reading David Lyght’s letter to the editor in the June 30 publication of the Ledger concerning the building of a Frisbee Golf course...

 

Help the good people

Several years ago I saw this saying in a store window: “Making good people helpless won’t make bad people harmless.” There was a drawing of a...

 

Leave this area alone

Again a group is wanting to improve this little town for recreating, for a few, more like make it like Missoula. The area needs to be left alone. Why...

 

Fouling our own nest

Some generations ago, local cattlemen who used the grazing leases along the Thompson and Little Thompson rivers built various holding pastures there t...

 

Frustrated for the future

First I was furious.  Later I just wanted to cry. I had taken my car in for servicing here locally today, Primary Election Day in Montana.  When I...

 

Community wants sewer project

After reading the June 2 article by Ed Moreth I was in disbelief regarding the sewer board's decision to turn down the county’s offer. As a member o...

 

Having faith

We in America have come to a desperate time in history. People coming in now from many places are not going thru the proper channels. Not like...

 

Law enforcement matters

As Thompson Falls residents for 28 years we wish to express our support for electing Roy Scott as our Sanders County Sheriff in our next election. He...

 

County shouldn't foot the bill

I think Paradise needs to put in the badly needed sewer system especially with the federal government funding most of it like they are doing at...

 

Bache is independent

A vote for Adam Bache is a vote for an independent commissioner without ties, obligations, or pre-conceived political opinion. Our commission is...

 

Stough has a fresh appeal

We support Chris Stough as the best candidate for Sheriff of Sanders County, because he trusts in all the following ideas: Community involvement...

 

Rowan works tirelessly

Editor I want to express my support for Mayor Dan Rowan in the upcoming election for Sanders County Commissioner. Even though I do not relish the...

 

Sewer solves public need

If you read the local newspaper with any regularity, it would be hard to not be aware of the turmoil in Paradise over the proposed sewer. This is not...

 

Bache working for county

Editor: Last year the Plains Paradise Senior Citizens Center reached out to their communities for help when the heating/AC unit which services the...

 

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