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A tale of two hats

Editor, I’m not Catholic, but I agree with the Pope when he said that what bothers him most are people with straitjacket points of view. Consider this: we took the only shady spot available for our picnic lunch at the Plains fair. When the lady across the table asked if I agreed with her husband’s red hat, I answered politely with two words. She informed me that I was not a “real” Montanan. When I didn’t react, she spat out, “It was a joke! Get over it!” That’s interesting, I thought. Most of the real Montanans I know are warm and friendly. They have big, wide-open hearts like our big sky (when it’s blue), and open minds capable of...


Fire Daines

Editor, Senator Steve Daines held a so-called “town hall” tele-conference recently in which he labeled Montanans “angry” about the fires and smoke we’ve endured. He failed to offer productive solutions, instead choosing to enflame hatred toward “extreme environmental...


Tribal Council candidacy announced

Editor, Engaging one another with utmost respect and honor are two important values of our tribal people, both of which empower people to live in a harmonious way. Today I would like to express my honor toward you and offer my time in a respectful way as an upcoming candidate for the open CSKT Tribal Coun...


Giving thanks

Editor, When I was a boy on the farm, I asked my Mother why the chickens always raised their heads while drinking water from the waterer (a metal bucket with an attached circular base, when filled with water and turned upside down, gradually releases the water into the base from which the chickens drink),...


People need to be responsible

Editor, Twice last week I’ve stopped on the road to deal with the aftermath of deer-vehicle collisions, neither of my own doing. Both times the animals were on local county roads in broad daylight with 35 mph speed limits. Both times the deer were not deceased. I will grant that at times these in...


Positive values should direct local, national movements

Editor, America is presented with a most critical opportunity right now. And this is not just my opinion, but the thoughts of many I see, hear and read. And this is not a time for endless comparisons with the past. This is a time for serious attention with the present. We are being dramatical...


Help find Sophie

Editor, My husband and I were visiting Glacier National Park, our lifelong dream, in mid-August. The rental home we thought to be secure for our little dog, a female Shih Tzu named Sophie, turned into a living nightmare on our return home while out day hiking on August 16th. We returned to find the owners...


Tribal Council candidacy announced

Editor, Engaging one another with utmost respect and honor are two important values of our tribal people, both of which empower people to live in a harmonious way. Today I would like to express my honor toward you and offer my time in a respectful way as an upcoming candidate for the open CSKT Tribal Coun...


Please help recognize DSPs for their hard work

Editor, Sept. 10 –16 is National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Appreciation Week. Mission Mountain Enterprises (MME) employs 150 DSPs and cannot stress enough just how important their work is, not only to our organization, but to all of Lake County. For anyone unfamiliar with MME, we provide co...


Family thanks golf course

Editor, On August 18th, our father, Darryl Dupuis, was honored by Salish Kootenai College when they formally dedicated the Silver Fox Golf Course in his name. Ever since this nine-hole executive course was constructed, there were whispers that our dad was the Silver Fox, and now it’s official. He...


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