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Our Viewpoint

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Ask just about any school-aged kid and they can probably explain this simple concept....

 

Street Smart

I have a sign in my bar that says, “Beer; Helping white men dance since 1885.” I bought that sig...

 

Letters to the Editor

Candidate for state legislature, House District 13, Colleen Hinds has my vote. I have known Colleen since the early 1980’s, We worked together as...

 

Letters to the Editor

The “civil unrest” that Mr. Blackstone refers to DID NOT all start with the “defund the police” mantra. It started with the killing of George...

 

Remember When?

THE HISTORY OF THOMPSON FALLS BY RUTH HARLOW WRITTEN FEBRUARY 4, 1954 Author’s Note: This information was received from Mr. W.A. Barto, a long-time...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    August 13, 2020 

Question of the week

DONNA HAWKINS, Thompson Falls - “I look for morals and integrity.” DUANE SIMONS, St. Regis - “Honesty and integrity.” KATHY LOGAN, Plains -...

 

Our Viewpoint

As August begins, thoughts naturally turn to reopening schools. We are not going to debate the decision to send students and staff back to school ...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

As I read of the use of federal officers sent to Portland against the wishes of the Governor of...

 

Board needs to put forth effort

Congratulations to Melissa Cady, Sanders County Fair Manager, and the Sanders County Fair Board. It only took seven months and an email from Jason Joh...

 

Let's show leaders how to get along

When did it become OK — commonplace, even — to treat other people with so much disrespect? When did it become socially acceptable to attack...

 

Street Smart

As I watched and read the news this last couple of weeks, I came to a disturbing conclusion; I...

 

Letters to the Editor

Sanders County Sheriff’s department recently lost a deputy, in our opinion, who was awesome. Deputy Roy Scott worked very hard to control the...

 

Letters to the Editor

It’s a tough time to be a cop. If you play it tough and aggressive, the political left will crucify you. If you play it compassionate and tolerant,...

 

Remember When?

70 YEARS AGO • AUGUST 2, 1950 HISTORICAL REVIEW OF WESTERN SANDERS COUNTY Early French-Canadian trappers were quick to notice the peculiar boxlike...

 
 By John Dowd    Opinion    July 30, 2020

What should schools should do this fall in response to COVID-19?

SUE JONES, Paradise - “I’m just not sure about having the kids go back to school because you can’t keep kids from touching their face and other...

 

Sheriff's Log

Ambulance Calls Plains 22, Trout Creek 2, T. Falls 11, Noxon 1, Hot Springs 2. Saturday, July 18 Disturbance, Hot Springs. Disturbance, T. Falls....

 

Our Viewpoint

At a meeting we attended last week, some people were there in person social distancing and some were attending via Zoom video conference. Let's face i...

 

Take care of each other

Dear Editor, Today I went into True Value Hardware in Thompson Falls and all the employees were wearing masks. I told them how much I appreciated...

 

Go or no-go?

Cancer Network of Sanders County and First Lutheran Church in Plains are moving forward with plans for a yard sale next month. That does not come with...

 

Take pride in the community

Last week when arriving at City Hall, I was informed of an incident that took place at Ainsworth Park. Someone had taken a CRAP on the floor of the...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Montana Viewpoint

Pretty soon it looks like we are going to have to add a new group of people to the increasingly...

 

Tribal law enforcement should be a priority

To the CSKT Tribal Council: After reading page 2 of the June 25, 2020 edition of the Char-Koosta News that explains how the COVID-19 telief funds...

 

Our Viewpoint

Last week, the Sanders County Board of Health decided to cancel the Sanders County Fair. The local 4-H clubs are still trying to decide how, or if, me...

 

Vandalism doesn't help cause

Editor: Have you heard what happened to Sex Peak last week? Some low-life individuals took it upon themselves to graffiti “Black Lives Matter” on...

 

Laws were broken

Apologies in advance for a lengthy letter that first cites a portion of Montana Code Annotated 87-6-404: “(1) (b) A person may not purposely, knowin...

 

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