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Be aware of emergency vehicles on roadways

I am a driver for a local ambulance service. As you’re probably already aware, there was a collision between a Thompson Falls ambulance and a semi...

 

Hunting license fees are too high

RE: Nonprofit connects hunters and heroes (July 1, 2021) What caught my eye was: Within 10 years, if there aren’t more hunters, there won’t be...

 

Be part of the solution

I was recently notified by a constituent that someone was dumping garbage on a vacant lot on the corner of Church and Fifth streets in Thompson...

 

Moral values

Bravo Blaine! Hit the nail on the head for all the silent majority. I am visiting from California and read your article with great interest. I could...

 

Be descriptive, not prescriptive

Some time ago I threw in my two-cents’ worth on the controversial topic of “critical race theory.” Since then, across the U.S., more states and...

 

Youths should be proud

Letter to the Editor I am writing today to send out thanks to the beautiful ladies at the Reflections Academy and I thought that the community should...

 

Noteable quote

“When I was a boy, I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” – Clarence Darrow Dick Vinson, Thompson...

 

Returning to travel

This year National Travel Advisor Day was May 5. Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel advisor is clear. Last year, as borders were...

 

Earth Day heroes

A shout out to the handful of Sanders County Dems who faithfully on Earth Day, grabbed gloves and garbage bags to pick up trash along Highway 200...

 

Critical race theory in action

In a lecture to Hillsdale College (Imprimis, a Hillsdale publication, March 2021), Christopher F. Rufo explains “critical race theory,” which he...

 

Keeping booster club active

In response to Keep Business Local (April 22, 2021): As a member of the Thompson Falls Booster Club board, I wanted to respond to the concern...

 

A clarification

Fried, boiled, baked, fricasseed or slow cooked, no matter how you cook it is still crow, and I have been eating my share of it because of a serious...

 

Thank you volunteers

Thompson Falls Beautification Days 2021: My greatest praise, appreciation and thanks to the organizers and all the volunteers (groups and...

 

Keep business local

I was just made aware that the Blue Hawk Booster Club board is in the process of deciding to go with a corporate vendor company for the shirts,...

 

How we form America's history

Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989) is a name bound to appear on any list of 10 best American historians. With profound scholarship and...

 

We should have sticker shock

This past week, Montana’s Senate passed SB 379, 27-21. It’s a bill that’s equivalent to a “Get Out of Jail Free’’ card for NorthWestern...

 

Voting isn't difficult

I am writing in response to Jim Elliott’s column from April 1, regarding his comments about recent changes to voting laws. One take was that it is...

 

Board members essential

While in agreement with the editors statements about the need for, and value of, interested folks running for school boards, the statement got me...

 

Action protects patients

At Clark Fork Valley Hospital, patient safety is at the core of our mission. Recently, Rep. Denley Loge took a common-sense approach to protecting...

 

ID should be required to vote

Jim Elliott once again took to the pages of the Ledger to push the party line agenda of the new, progressive, Democrat party. Jim seems to think that...

 

We need peace officers

I really appreciate the description of a peace officer attitude in Blaine Blackstone’s March 11 letter. We need peace officers as described. “The...

 

Keep voter initiative

Dear People of Sanders County, Please be aware of HB273 introduced by Derek Skees of Kalispell. This bill seeks to eliminate public participation in...

 

Our Second Amendment

The Ledger dated 3/3/21 contained an article concerning our Second Amendment. It stated there is a proposal under consideration by the Sanders County...

 

Let's debate policies

Editor, So what have we learned from the election? Hopefully to never elect any official on personality versus policy. I will gladly debate, discuss,...

 

Legislators should support all

Dear Sen. Brown,  On Thursday at the Legislative Update at our courthouse, you asked the group, “Do you know who pays my salary?” Stacy (Vice Cha...

 

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