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Shirley Azzopardi for HD 93

 Editor, Shirley and John have two adult children who graduated from St. Ignatius, and during that time Shirley was using her University of Montana degree teaching special education in the St. Ignatius School District for 28 years. Teaching special education helped Shirley to make informed decisions and take into account the needs of all individuals. A few of the skills Shirley brings to HD 93 constituents are:   1. Cooperative problem solving 2. Listening skills 3. Educator skills 4. Giving a voice to Montanans who are not heard 5. A sincere heart to do what is right for all communities in Lake County  As a resident of Flathead Indian Reservation in Lake...

We choose how to face challenges

Editor, Our nation is presently going through a very present political crisis. This crisis is a clear example of the outworking of our human frailties. These frailties involve anger, attack, and blaming others for our own fears in life.  Our nation went through, and continues to go through, these ...

Consider Azzopardi

Editor, Shirley Azzopardi is a candidate for HD 93 which includes Ronan, Charlo, Arlee, Moise and parts of St. Ignatius. We couldn’t ask for a better representative than Shirley. We are all tired of the politicians who really don’t listen to their constituents. They continue to preach about...

Vote no

  Editor, You gotta love our Legislature - they make Houdini look like Bozo the Clown. Most recently they introduced, for your vote this coming election, the Born-Alive Protection Act, an anti-abortion provision intended to change our state constitution from allowing to prohibiting a woman’s...

Monica represents

Editor, If a Republican was ever going to vote for a Democrat, Montana’s HD 1 is the race. Monica Tranel is about representing all Montanans, not just the Rs or the Ds. As a lawyer, Monica has a track record of fighting hard for working Montanans and has a proven record of taking on corporate monopo...

To irrigators, water users

Editor, Tuesday night at the County Community center in Ronan, a meeting was called by the Flathead Irrigation District with the Mission Jocko District attending and our Lake County Commissioners present. Subject in discussion was the collection of irrigation taxes levied twice a year on fee landowners. O...

Consider local interests

Editor, Whose interests does Ryan Zinke support? Communities? Businesses? Apparently big businesses. A report from the Dept. of Interior Inspector General office revealed that he intentionally misled investigators (who work under a Trump-appointed Inspector General) while he was the Secretary of the In...

Double check information

Editor, The season is upon us, and misinformation campaigns are stepping up. As voters, we should check the facts with a variety of reliable sources and take it to heart when people who are asking for our votes lie to us.   The popular Inflation Reduction Act has triggered lies from high places: ...


Editor, I want to thank the two gentleman employees of Salish and Kootanai Housing Sewer division for their prompt response to my concern of a drainage problem. I appreciated their professional and friendly manner.  They assisted me in locating the problem even though it was not the fault of S&K ...

Play on words

Editor, When I was a boy back in the 1930s and ‘40s, my brother and my way of responding to the adults telling us what to do or what not to do was to speak in Pig Latin. The words “Pig Latin” become “igpay atinlay.” They would often hear “Easeplay ebay iotquay,” o...

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