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Our Viewpoint

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “the only constant in life is change.” He sure was right. Everything changes, as history has proven....

 

None might be a good option

Editor: I agree totally with Jim Elliott’s suggestion that voters be given the option to choose “None of the Above Candidates.” I’m guessing...

 

Got Verizon?

This is an open letter to all community members suffering from the deplorable service provided by Verizon throughout Sanders County. As a resident of...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 18, 2022 

Montana Viewpoint

Of all the horrors Republicans see in the Democrats’ grossly misnamed “Inflation Reduction...

 

Volunteers invest in communities

I’ve known Sam and Teri Burt since they moved to Trout Creek. I went to school with their kids. My dad was a volunteer fireman with Sam at the...

 

Slice of Life

In the hutch in my dining room, I occasionally glance at the gavel I was presented with when I was...

 

Our Viewpoint

When I describe Sanders County to people who have never been here or are just visiting, I often relay the fact that the county is 100 miles long and...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

On election day, assuming you can still bring yourself to vote, you go down to the polls, or more...

 

Our Viewpoint

I met someone recently and after striking up a conversation, quickly found out that she had moved to the area about a year ago. Being the curious...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    July 28, 2022

A Few Thoughts

You may have heard someone say, “That person is a real character,” generally in reference to a guy or gal who is somewhat, or very — ummm ...

 

Our Viewpoint

Hospitals. Schools. Churches. Museums. All valuable buildings that should always be protected. Let’s add libraries to that list. It should come as...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 21, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Behold state Representative Brad Tschida bringing national attention to Montana by announcing that...

 

Our Viewpoint

The countywide Sanders Saleing yard sale event is a great way to purge items that have been sitting in your garage or basement gathering dust. It’s...

 

Slice of Life

Not to age myself publicly or anything, but back in the dark ages when there were limited sports...

 

Our Viewpoint

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,...

 
 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Montana Viewpoint

Whenever I hear someone talk about how honest they are, I instinctively put my hands in my pockets...

 

Have a say in public lands

Editor: After reading David Lyght’s letter to the editor in the June 30 publication of the Ledger concerning the building of a Frisbee Golf course...

 

Help the good people

Several years ago I saw this saying in a store window: “Making good people helpless won’t make bad people harmless.” There was a drawing of a...

 

MODERN HOMESTEADER: 'Tis the season for swarms

was outside working and my ears perked up. It’s not often one gets to witness the phenomenon actually occurring. One of my hives swarmed. I heard...

 

Our Viewpoint

As we approach the Fourth of July, it's important to think about the principles this country was founded on. We are the United States of America and...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    June 30, 2022

A Few Thoughts

In John Prine’s song “Way Back Then,” he sings, “I am out undoing all the good I’ve done.” That could be a theme for the past few years...

 

Leave this area alone

Again a group is wanting to improve this little town for recreating, for a few, more like make it like Missoula. The area needs to be left alone. Why...

 

Our Viewpoint

Here we are nearing the end of June, with summer chugging along at a steady pace. Warmer weather, vacation plans and leisure time are all increasing....

 

Montana Viewpoint

On the same day that the 50th anniversary of the Montana Constitution was being celebrated in the chambers of the Montana House of Representatives as...

 

Fouling our own nest

Some generations ago, local cattlemen who used the grazing leases along the Thompson and Little Thompson rivers built various holding pastures there t...

 

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