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Our Viewpoint

Last week in Sanders County, we saw a devastating winter windstorm that knocked out power to much of the county for days. Trees were uprooted, some...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 21, 2021 

Montana Viewpoint

The Capitol has been trashed by bThe Capitol has been trashed by big boys and girls who should have...

 

Election irregularities

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Jim Elliot’s op-ed “A dangerous game with democracy” (January 7, 2021). There are hundreds of...

 

Our Viewpoint

The first time I went to Washington, D.C., as a high school junior, it was for a journalism conference. We were a group of teenagers celebrating the...

 

Silence supports disrespect

The Sanders County Courthouse and the Sanders County Sheriff's Office have not lowered the American flag to honor peace officers dying as a result of...

 

Street Smart

I want to make it very clear to everyone reading this that I absolutely condemn the violent...

 

Our Viewpoint

One of our favorite things to do is go in the basement of The Ledger and look at old newspapers. We have hard copies of every issue back to 1905....

 

Letters to the Editor

This morning I was disappointed to hear of Sen. Daines’ intent to challenge the presidential election’s outcome by voting to reject state-certifie...

 

Letters to the Editor

I just finished reading Blaine Blackstone’s column in The Ledger today (Dec. 31, 2020) and he seems to have hit the nail on the head in this one. I...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Montana Viewpoint

Whatever grudging respect I had for U.S. Senator Steve Daines has been obliterated by his stunt of...

 

Remember When?

30 YEARS AGO • JANUARY 3, 1991 WEATHER PLAYED ROLE IN ANNUAL KEG BOWL by John Hamilton It didn’t matter that the thermometer was hovering around...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    January 7, 2021

How do you stay active during the winter months?

Stephaney Hutchings, Thompson Falls - “I drive around and take photos. I shoot landscapes and like leaves, pinecones whatever.” Shane Robins,...

 

Letters to the Editor

As the slow process of vaccinating the public proceeds, the nation is faced with a new variant of Coronavirus which is more communicable. And large...

 

Letters to the Editor

Unbelievable! The "elected" government sold us out for $600. What's next, a loaf of bread for our brothers and sisters? Scott Crowe, Thompson...

 

Modern Homesteader

Not that I need to say it out loud, but 2020 brought on more challenges than one could possibly expe...

 

2020 had its good moments, too

As the sun sets on 2020, we look back on the year and, quite frankly, we're not sure what to say. From the pandemic and the economy and the election...

 

A four-year forecast

I don’t think Joe Biden won an election, I think he won a popularity contest. I believe that,...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    December 31, 2020

Woods Journal

When it comes to wintertime, along with all the winter sports and activities comes an inherent danger. Those who live their lives out in the wild...

 

Adults need a little holiday magic, too

Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer Fun for all that children call Their favorite time of the year. That famous song from "A Charlie Brown...

 

Trump can leave a legacy of life

Mitch McConnell’s rationale on appointing Supreme Court Justices in the last year of a...

 

Our Viewpoint

We have lived through so many uncertainties this year. At the beginning of 2020, there were murmurs of a new virus. Within a matter of weeks, the...

 

Street Smart

. I’ve kind of beat this topic to death so I’ll keep this last (yet complex) story very short...

 

Our Viewpoint

This holiday season, similar to this whole year, looks a little different. We gathered at safe distances last week for Christmas on Main Street...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Political courage on the Republican side of the political spectrum seems to be blooming in state leg...

 

Hedahl a great choice

What a wonderful choice to lead the parade! If you'd asked me for a nomination, I'd have been hard pressed to come up with anyone, but as soon as I...

 

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