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Our Viewpoint

This weekend, Sanders County schools will start sending off their seniors into the real world as graduation ceremonies take place. We hope all the...

 

Read 'Extreme Ownership'

Dear Editor, In reference to Blaine Blackstone’s Column “Leadership is a Privilege,” I have a copy of the book Extreme Ownership that Blaine...

 

Adding a conservative opinion

I have never met Blaine Blackstone, but I appreciate his articles in The Sanders County Ledger. I know many conservatives that have not subscribed to...

 
 By Blaine Blackstone    Opinion    May 23, 2019 

Street Smart

I had a completely different topic in mind for this week, but when there were calls to silence me I...

 

Our Viewpoint

This week our question of the week is "At what age should a child have a smartphone?" In rural Montana, we still have people with flip phones or, in r...

 

Commissioners are patient

I had the opportunity (as did you) to attend the May 9 Sanders County Commissioner meeting on ordinance No. 2019-01: an ordinance to control barking...

 

Freedom or censorship?

I was wondering when the coordinated attacks on the Blaine Blackstone column would occur and now, I see that they have started. Just like the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

I suppose I shouldn’t be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid...

 

Keep up the good work, Mr. Blackstone

Wow, Mr. Blackstone really has the ladies fired up. One of them even using your first name (Annie) in a personal appeal to dump him. Pretty sure...

 

Club can help county dog owners

Editor: The possibility of a “nuisance dog barking” ordinance has understandably raised the ire of rural Sanders County citizens on both sides of...

 

Our Viewpoint

We've written before about how great our communities are at supporting each other. Fundraisers, donations for food banks or those who have been...

 

Teachers deserve our support

May 6-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and all teachers in Sanders County certainly deserve many thanks. The ranking of beginning pay for...

 

Needing thoughtful points of view

Dear Editor, I read with interest your recent editorial expressing your goals to combine small-town journalism with a forum for differing local...

 

Time to save our democracy

Editor, Another “dog whistle” opinion piece by Blaine Blackstone is enough. The latest Street Smart assault, dated April 25, 2019, is a...

 

Street Smart

Some friends wanted me to continue writing about the Mueller investigation, it’s outcome, and the...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit with high school journalists from across the country to talk about journalism. It's inspiring to meet a new...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

In the early 1990s I was at a county fair when an elderly fellow — a WW II veteran and a Democrat...

 

Imagine a different scenario

Another Blaine Blackstone column straight from the Trump administration’s government mouthpiece, Fox News. Mueller failed to find sufficient...

 

Teacher, coach grateful

I want to thank The Ledger and John Hamilton for his kind words about my past teaching and coaching. I graciously accept them. The Lord’s been good...

 

Our Viewpoint

Recently, area schools have began implementing active shooter and lock down drills. The buzz around town has been interesting to listen to. Some take...

 

Street Smart

The Mueller investigation has been completed and his report submitted. By now, most Americans are aw...

 

Exposing evil for what it is

Dear Editor, I have found the column by Blaine Blackstone to be rather refreshing. I especially liked his views on the Hypocrites that have “Trump...

 

Our Viewpoint

The hustle and bustle of the big city isn't that appealing to most people who live in rural Montana, including us. Last weekend, we got a little...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Montana Viewpoint

It was January 1991. I was a second term legislator who, for a reason I can’t remember, wanted to...

 

Our Viewpoint

We get a new governor every four years. A new president every four years. The reality is, it's unlikely you or someone you know will ever be governor...

 

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