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False charges are a crime

Editor: To all who are stupid, or who have never read the Constitution, or if having read it did not understand the plain language contained therein....

 

Lack of Internet access holds rural comunities back

Across Montana, thousands of students are headed back to school to begin a new year of learning and growth. Unfortunately, many students in rural...

 

Demo start time a bad change

I hope that whoever decided to move the 2019 Sanders County Rodeo start time back to 7 p.m. was sitting in the west-facing bleachers between 6 p.m.,...

 

Convenient omission

Mr. Blackstone sounds concerned about the rule of law and complains about the many illegal immigrants in America, especially in southern California...

 

Safe training for barking dogs

Dear Editor, I can see with the recent “barking ordinance” why there is a sudden fear of barking dogs. It has been argued both ways to great...

 

An asset to the community

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Kevin Hill for volunteering his time and talent to the Huckleberry Festival. He also donates an ice chest with a...

 

Spin-doctoring is big business

Having spent 25 years evaluating writing samples from high school students, I long ago developed the somewhat neurotic habit of being judgmental about...

 

Community effort for project

Editor, I wish to extend my personal thanks to everyone who supported the Road to the Buffalo interpretive signs project. The final sign is now in...

 

Fighting for truthful commentary

Letter writer Sharon Donegan (July 25, 2019) purports to be the spokesperson for millions of Americans, while Mr. Blackstone is only allowed to speak...

 

Political arguments disputed

Mr Blackstone. We thought maybe you were veering away from political arguments but sadly, that’s not the case. 1. President Obama did not remove...

 

We need thoughtful ideas

Mr. Blackstone, I am in favor of you being allowed space to have your say in the SCL. And indeed of SCL hosting many differing viewpoints. When, as yo...

 

Adult behavior

I saw an interview with a politician this morning. I was quite impressed. He had some good ideas and he behaved like an adult. His name is Joe Biden....

 

Fortunate for local businesses

As I watched our new drug store owners tussle with insurance companies (been there) as they took over this past week, it reminded me how tough it can...

 

Zoning infringes on freedoms

Two writers caught my attention in the Sanders County Ledger (Opinions page, June 13, 2019). First was a Jean Morrison of Plains advocating the...

 

Keep pets safe this July 4

Editor: July 5 is the busiest day each year for animal shelters around the country. Pets who are frightened by Fourth of July fireworks and...

 

Question: Why zoning?

Zoning protects the value of one’s property. For example, if I purchase a piece of property and maintain it - keep it free from unsightly debris as...

 

It's not my way or the highway

Dear Editor, I’ve decided that I alone should be on the road. I believe that I know how fast to drive at any given time and in every given...

 

Don't silence Blackstone

Editor: The approach taken in last week’s letter to the editor section was fascinating. One minute the author stroked Mr. Blackstone with compliment...

 

Be proactive about drug problems

Editor: So very glad to read that the Barking Dog Ordinance (Sanders County Ledger, May 30, 2019) has passed giving teeth to Sheriff Rummel’s...

 

Happy to live where people know you

I have lived in Sanders County for over 40 years, worked for the Sanders County Ledger as a photojournalist most of that time, attending most of each...

 

Good for our community?

To the Editor, I expect there will now be a lot of passionate letters for and against Mr. Blackstone’s column. To me this highlights the downside of...

 

Read 'Extreme Ownership'

Dear Editor, In reference to Blaine Blackstone’s Column “Leadership is a Privilege,” I have a copy of the book Extreme Ownership that Blaine...

 

Adding a conservative opinion

I have never met Blaine Blackstone, but I appreciate his articles in The Sanders County Ledger. I know many conservatives that have not subscribed to...

 

Commissioners are patient

I had the opportunity (as did you) to attend the May 9 Sanders County Commissioner meeting on ordinance No. 2019-01: an ordinance to control barking...

 

Freedom or censorship?

I was wondering when the coordinated attacks on the Blaine Blackstone column would occur and now, I see that they have started. Just like the...

 

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