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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...

 

Keep up the good work, Mr. Blackstone

Wow, Mr. Blackstone really has the ladies fired up. One of them even using your first name (Annie) in a personal appeal to dump him. Pretty sure...

 

Club can help county dog owners

Editor: The possibility of a “nuisance dog barking” ordinance has understandably raised the ire of rural Sanders County citizens on both sides of...

 

Teachers deserve our support

May 6-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and all teachers in Sanders County certainly deserve many thanks. The ranking of beginning pay for...

 

Needing thoughtful points of view

Dear Editor, I read with interest your recent editorial expressing your goals to combine small-town journalism with a forum for differing local...

 

Time to save our democracy

Editor, Another “dog whistle” opinion piece by Blaine Blackstone is enough. The latest Street Smart assault, dated April 25, 2019, is a...

 

Street Smart

Some friends wanted me to continue writing about the Mueller investigation, it’s outcome, and the...

 

Imagine a different scenario

Another Blaine Blackstone column straight from the Trump administration’s government mouthpiece, Fox News. Mueller failed to find sufficient...

 

Teacher, coach grateful

I want to thank The Ledger and John Hamilton for his kind words about my past teaching and coaching. I graciously accept them. The Lord’s been good...

 

Exposing evil for what it is

Dear Editor, I have found the column by Blaine Blackstone to be rather refreshing. I especially liked his views on the Hypocrites that have “Trump...

 

Plethora of visual arts April 13

Just a reminder to community members that there will be two major visual arts events held in Thompson Falls on Saturday, April 13. The Flat Iron...

 

Enough is enough

Mr. Blackstone: Please, please STOP IT! Enough is enough! To imply Mr. Trump’s constant lying, name-calling, bullying, and history of infidelity is...

 

Eternally grateful for unions

Dear Editor, The article in the March 28th edition about legislative action titled “Bill Aims to Prohibit Union Coercion” is a deception, a wolf i...

 

Wall is unaffordable, unstoppable

Recently The Ledger asked local citizens whether Montana troops should be sent to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Of the six replies, all supported...

 

A beautiful place to call home

Dear Ledger and this wonderful community I feel fortunate to live in: I’m inspired with great emotions beside awesome appreciation living in the...

 

Civic engagement thriving in Noxon

A recent resignation on the Noxon School Board precipitated the need for an appointment to finish out the term. Three candidates applied for the...

 

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