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Our Viewpoint

This week, The Ledger is publishing profiles of candidates for local school board elections. You'll find these on pages 4 and 5. Local boards and...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 15, 2021 

Montana Viewpoint

“Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” – Chico Marx Sometimes it seems to me...

 

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...

 

Our Viewpoint

In the age where just about anything can be delivered to your doorstep in a couple of days, it's important to remember the importance of vital...

 

Montana Viewpoint

The controversy surrounding guns is in the news again. It seems to happen at least once a year and...

 

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...

 

Our Viewpoint

Our question to readers this week (page 3) asks about Easter traditions. When I lived in Everett, Washington, I attended a large church. The number...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

A few days ago, Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, signed a bill that narrows the ease...

 

Our Viewpoint

I read a book recently called "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. He proposes that success is due to the opportunities we are given. Yes, hard work and...

 

Street Smart

In my last column, I discussed what I believe to be the problem with a numbers-based evaluation syst...

 

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 Viewpoint

In the last several weeks, we have had letters to the editor and articles regarding a proposed Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance. A group of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    March 18, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

Recently, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, used his power to forego the...

 

Our Viewpoint

The picture to the right is after Trae Thilmony won his second state wrestling championship over...

 

Street Smart

I’ve spent the last three weeks in Seattle and the difference in the city since my last visit is...

 

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...

 

Lawlessness of sewer board

There have been few if any legal meetings regarding this wastewater improvement project in Paradise. The Paradise Sewer Board directors have met and c...

 

Underlying political agenda of the media

Dear Editor: We have to agree, the newspaper’s political agenda is ironically polarizing. The media is Anti-Trump, strictly TDS, Trump Derangement...

 

Support for Second Amendment resolution

Dear Commissioners of Sanders County, Glenn Magera, Carole Brooker, and Tony Cox, While I understand that Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions are...

 

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