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Our Viewpoint

We welcome the signs of spring. The smell of skunks, the first sighting of robins and the bare ground peeking through the snow piles. You can also...

 

Payoff is priceless for volunteers

March is National Red Cross Month, and there’s no better time to roll up your sleeves, get involved in your community and join our team. Almost...

 

Street Smart

We have a front row seat to the greatest reality show ever! Who needs Survivor or The Bachelor when...

 

Our Viewpoint

At the Thompson Falls School Board meeting on Monday, High School Principal Rich Ferris addressed attendance, saying it’s probably the greatest...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

When does an Executive Order usurp the constitutional powers of Congress? Certainly when it directs...

 

Check on your Congress members

There is a new word being thrown around that most people haven’t heard of – “infanticide.” Which is most appropriately defined as murder. If...

 

Our Viewpoint

If you’ve watched the news recently, you’ve probably heard of the ridiculous petition circulating online that has a creative solution to the U.S....

 

Street Smart

When did we as a nation lose our sense of humor? It seems that we hear every day that someone has...

 

Sportsmen meet in Kalispell

The sportsman’s meeting held in Kalispell, January 30, drew 400 plus attendees. We would like to thank the area sportsmen and women, the Foundation...

 

Money for Nothing

There is no other nation whose citizens are better equipped to make moral judgments about total...

 

Weigh options on sewer project

The information that we have been seeing on the sewer project is either for or against. I wanted to see some objective research. Does the sewer or the...

 

EDITORIAL: Keep your pets warm in winter weather

We have to admit, when we see someone carrying around a little dog in a fancy purse or walking their pup in a sweater or special outfit, we giggle at...

 

Our Viewpoint

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the MHSA all-class state wrestling tournament in Billings. I had not been there since high school,...

 

Street Smart

I’ve mentioned in prior columns my strongly held belief that we should all do the work of finding...

 

Heads up homeowners

This is to serve as a warning anyone who might want to welcome a roommate to share their home. I recently had one such experience that involved a...

 

Our Viewpoint

Not quite as smart as I might look, I, John Hamilton, The Ledger’s sports guy, have decided to take a shot at editorial writing and offer my...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The Republican controlled Montana Legislature is changing its rules in order to forbid the posting...

 

Many reasons to support wastewater project

Dear Editor, I am in favor of moving forward with Phase I and II of the wastewater project. I would like the City Council to vote in favor of this...

 

Blackstone is spot on

I feel the need to express how much I enjoy the bi-weekly columns written by Blaine Blackstone. The topic and content of his January 31 commentary...

 

Our Viewpoint

Medicaid Expansion in Montana has not only helped reduce the number of people who are uninsured, but a recent study also touted the economic impacts...

 

Street Smart

I first started writing this column after a discussion with The Ledger’s owner/editor. She felt that my opinions, based on my personal experiences,...

 

Join vision for better community

We’ve listened at the public meetings and hearings. We’ve read the news articles. We’ve spoken with our neighbors. Now is the time to look up,...

 

Job well done by Rep. Brown supporting veterans

On Tuesday, January 22 I had the honor to testify before the House Subcommittee for Veterans' Affairs. I was supporting the Ravalli County Veterans...

 

Waste water system proposal: someone is listening

If you received a letter from the City of Thompson Falls, about the Proposed Waste Water System, you were probably concerned or at least puzzled...

 

Residents oppose special district for T. Falls sewer

Editor, We own the 508 Preston Avenue parcel and this letter is a written protest against the proposed water improvements and against the creation of...

 

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