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Take action and boycott NFL advertisers

Dear Editor, I’m a huge NFL fan! I love the games but the actions of the players during the National Anthem is infuriating. Beyond that, the NFL... Full story

 

Bad Actors Law protects Montanans

When critics of the Mining Bad Actors Law attacks Montana’s enforcement of a state law that protects taxpayers from shouldering the clean-up bill...

 

Patience appreciated during dam work

Thank you to the Thompson Falls community and reservoir users. Just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their patience and understanding...

 

Daines' request is a betrayal

From the early 1970’s through the early 2000’s I made, eight or 10 budget-priced treks into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, sometimes afoot,...

 

Quick response appreciated

Editor: During the “thundering” and lightning storm on Friday, we noticed a small fire across the river and called 911 and they contacted the...

 

Baroque festival a team effort

Dear Editor, Many thanks to Callie Jacobson for the fine article on the recent Baroque Festival. There are a couple of clarifications that should be...

 

Clarification on veteran care

Dear Editor: Allow me to clarify a misunderstanding in last week’s letter to the editor from Major Jan Manning, U.S. Army (Ret). During my 24 plus...

 

Follow procedures, avoid problems

Editor, I’m writing in response to an editorial in the July 12 paper authored by a U.S. Navy commander, Ret. From Noxon, “Sen. Tester works for...

 

County is red, blue and purple

Yes, Major Manning, you have caught Tom blue handed. He is an actual Democrat in Sanders County. Although not the vice-chair this year. I am quite sur...

 

At least vandals had good aim

Editor, Recently, the Thompson Falls Trap Club installed stanchions and provided wooden frames with cardboard to attach targets in the pistol and...

 

See God in the mirror, not Trump

I am horrified by the President’s words at the European Summit and his subsequent meeting with Putin. This is a man who sees himself as the center...

 

Rosendale better for veterans

Editor: As a disabled U.S. Army veteran who relies heavily on VA for my health care, I respectfully take issue with Commander (Ret.) Thomas Humphreys...

 

Sen. Tester works for veterans

I could write volumes about Senator Jon Tester’s help for all veterans, and specifically his help for me. To say that Jon is the champion of U.S. Ve...

 

Vision quest site effects

Editor, In response to an article (in the Missoulian) about Chicago Peak in the Cabinet Wilderness Area being a Kootenai Indian Vision Quest site and...

 

Celebrating Independence Day

Senator Steve Daines will be celebrating in Russia as the guest of Vladimir Putin, as reported by news outlets and confirmed by his office. If you...

 

Clark Fork drawdown a necessity

I have been fielding a number of questions from local folks about the drawdown of the reservoir behind our dam here in Thompson Falls. I fully...

 

Protect furry friends from seasonal upsets

On July 5 you can expect to see postings and flyers for “Lost Dogs” on social media and in store windows. The fireworks of Independence Day...

 

Less water, higher costs

Editor: We all owe a debt of gratitude to the five City Council members, who, “doing business their way” [paraphrasing Ms. Kersten], cut our...

 

Rare opportunity for school

New Board Chair, New Administration, New Leaf? Noxon School District #10 is getting one of those rare opportunities to start with a relatively clean...

 

Our economies have been crushed

Dear Editor: For 20 years the citizens of Gallatin County gave me the privilege to serve as a District Court Judge in Bozeman. Before I was elected...

 

Be careful of phone scams

Editor, There is a scam coming from Jamaica. Your readers need to know that they might get a long-awaited call from “Publishers Clearing House...

 

Natural resource-based economies have been crushed

As a former Lincoln County Commissioner that spent years advocating for both the Rock Creek and Montanore proposals, I thought I had seen everything...

 

Christopher has proven record

Experience matters. Judge Kim Christopher has a proven track record of providing firm but fair justice. I have known Kim as an adversary and...

 

Election season etiquette

Our country enjoys the privilege of participating in the election of local, state, and national political leaders. Many countries do not have that...

 

'Bad actor' is an oxymoron

As owners of a business that creates over $10,000,000 in gross annual sales we have long awaited the construction and operation of either the proposed...

 

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