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Beautification efforts appreciated

Editor, There are many people in our community who work quietly to make Polson a nicer place. Two of those people are Suz Rittenhouse and Charles Bertsch. Charles and Suz work throughout the growing season, planting, weeding, fertilizing and watering flowers on the grounds of the Port Polson Players Community Theatre. Their efforts are enjoyed and appreciated by all who attend performances, whether they are local citizens or visitors. Thank you, Charles and Suz, for your volunteer time and effort to make Polson more beautiful. If you are interested in being involved in making Polson a prettier place, please contact the Polson Chamber of Commerce at 883- 5969. Whether you want to do...


Please consider teacher salary sponsorship on Giving Tuesday

Editor, Nov. 28 is designated at Giving Tuesday and follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday right after Thanksgiving. Many folks are looking for a year-end tax-deductible donation organization to support and this day highlights the ways in which people can contribute to a worthy cause. The special sessio...


Continuation vs. annihilation ways of thinking pondered

Editor, Just my “take” on things. Our human species is now at the crossroads of “continuation” or “annihilation.” As a species, we humans are blessed with wonderful power of the mind. We are unique in this and advanced as a species. We are, right now, being given the op...


Constitutionality of compact no longer a question

Editor, My thanks to the Flathead Joint Board of Control (FJBC) for helping clarify an important question that has slowed consideration of the water rights compact at the federal level. Shortly after the Montana Legislature in 2015 approved the water rights compact that had been negotiated by the CSKT, Mo...


Joint board being sued for good reason

Editor, Mission Valley Irrigators is suing the joint board and with good reason. With its illegal attempt to cancel last year’s elections and its refusal to seat two commissioners who won by large margins, with the largescale misreporting and underreporting of legal expenditures during the first hal...


FJBC issues to be aware of

Editor, There are several important issues area irrigators should be aware of. 1 - 2018 FIP Operation & Maintenance increase: the FJBC earlier this fall approved a $3/acre O&M increase for 2018, first half just showed up on your fall 2017 taxes, this is a $363,000 increase. Note: project manage...


Thanks to all who participated in ‘Decorate the Bench’ competition

Editor, The 2nd Annual Decorate the Bench Competition is complete, and the Polson Business Community would like to thank all 17 businesses, individuals, classes and organizations that participated. We would also like to thank ACE Hardware for donating the voting buckets, and Chip and Montana Sign and Bann...


Thanks for sharing talents, supporting museum

Editor, If you happened to stop by Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, Oct. 28, you’d have been drawn in by lyrical ballads and old country music favorites as cowboy poet Geno Harper strummed our 2017 season to a close. Twelve-year-old Noah Carlson from Ronan followed, playing his guitar and singing with ...


Offshore drilling keeps energy cheap

Editor, Did anyone notice that President Trump just opened up 76 million acres to offshore drilling? Now, before you political liberals, renewable energy advocates, panic-stricken environmentalists, and other strange creatures, get all excited and start exhaling extra CO2, think about this: Offshore fr...


Thank you for working to beautify Polson

Editor, The recent blanket of snow has covered the bright fall colors that were made available to the community by the Port Polson Inn and the small traffic island east of Ducharme Park. We look forward to seeing those beautiful displays along with the spring bulbs again next year. In the meantime, ...


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