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EDITORIAL: Property owners have a unique opportunity

This week, five of the six Thompson Falls City Council members voted to move forward with the intent to create Special Improvement Districts to fund...

 

66th Legislative Session begins

Greetings to all, Just a short note to again say what a privileged it is to once again serve you in Helena and let you know what went on this first...

 

STREET SMART: Truth is incontrovertible

“Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may hate it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it....

 

Letter to the Editor: Residents encourage sewer project support

We purchased property on the hill in 1975, and have always been concerned about sewage leaving our home, untreated, and affecting the ground/river...

 

Our Viewpoint

"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if you only try." If only Dr. Seuss were a member of...

 

Don't let judgments hold you back

In late December I watched a CBS interview with, and performance by, a young singer named Ashley McBride, who is good enough to be recently mentioned...

 

Montana Viewpoint

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal….” My very being...

 

Elected officials work for voters

Editor, When did the voters in Thompson Falls request this sewer? Who or what agency is manipulating or dictating to our elected local city...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week we have several examples of making connections in the newspaper. On the front page, you read about siblings who found each other through...

 

Street Smart

Before this past weekend, I had a totally different topic in mind for this bi-weekly column. In my...

 

Our Viewpoint

It seems the older we get, the faster the years fly by. And 2018 was no exception. Over the weekend, we were thinking about the past year. Each year,...

 

Legislators must protect state's legacy

Dear Senator Fielder, Congratulations on your position as Chairperson of the Fish and Game Committee during this upcoming legislative session. I met...

 

Letter writer was spot on in response

Regarding “Bigotry is not the answer” (Dec. 13, 2018), Jeannnie Burke’s response to Blaine Blackstone’s article “Street Smart” is right...

 

Montana Viewpoint

It was early Christmas morning, around 5 o’clock. I had woken up and looked out the window to see a clear, moonlit night. A good time for a walk, I...

 

Holidays shine with traditions

Sunday evening as the hustle of the weekend was winding down, we took a drive through Thompson Falls to see everyone's holiday lights. Houses had...

 

Immediate solution needed for guns

Letter to the editor I must respond to the recent op ed (11/22) expressed by Blaine Blackstone concerning gun laws. Mr. Blackstone states that 20...

 

Volunteers help local veterans

Sanders County Veterans Transportation (SCVT) is honored to report its performance this year is very productive with the purchase of this Ford Flex. W...

 

Street Smart

I read a few different things this last couple weeks that have really got me bewildered. First, I...

 

Our Viewpoint

Let's face it, the holidays are full of stress. It's fun to get together with family and buy presents and see the excitement of Santa and holiday...

 

Bigotry is not the answer

Recently, The Sanders County Ledger published a column called “Street Smart” written by Blaine Blackstone, titled “Group hug mentally won’t...

 

Students did the right thing

To the high school students on the walkout about being harassed and bullied, good for you. I was not surprised that the administration did not really...

 

Gratitude to handbell choir

The Neva Wood Memorial Handbell Choir, under the direction of Dan Whittenburg, entertained the Sanders County employees at their Christmas Party last...

 

Montana Viewpoint

If you are involved at all in running a government, the first thing you need to learn is the Law of...

 

Our Viewpoint

Strolling through the aisles at the local holiday bazaars the last couple of weekends, we've been amazed at the local talent. You recognize people...

 

Street Smart

A recent column generated a conversation with a few friends that I thought might be a good topic for discussion. In that column, I mentioned the fact...

 

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