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Irrigation positions filled

Editor, The Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has begun to fill important Flathead Indian Irrigation Project senior positions and manager Pete Plant now is able to devote all of his time to FIIP. This provides an opportunity for the Flathead Irrigation District to re-establish the working relationship with FIIP that was lost during recent years of Flathead Joint Board of Control litigation and a short-staffed FIIP. At a minimum, FID commissioners and FIIP management should reestablish regular discussions covering FIIP budget priorities and future operations and maintenance assessment plans. FID also could provide FIIP information concerning irrigator problems and discuss with FIIP poss...


Giving thanks to the students

Editor, Thank you, Ronan students for your respectful and enthusiastic engagement with O Sole Trio last Thursday. You made the most of the opportunity to benefit from the experience of these top-rated NYC musicians. Your questions were varied and interesting. You listened and learned. You made your teache...


Words matter to our country

Editor, Shout it from the highest hills. We can see it, feel it, even experience it, and we must deal with it. What is TFFF? This shout echoing down the canyon stands for “Trump’s Fearmongering Fuels Ferocity.” As is being reported, the number of hate groups operating across America r...


Port Polson Players appreciated

Editor, Bravo! And thank you to the Port Polson Players for gifting our community with another outstanding play, “Twelve Angry Men.” An award winning script, an outstanding cast, a talented director and a warm and welcoming support staff all combined to create a positive experience and a power...


Trash problems can be solved

Editor, In a perfect world people would not drink and drive and throw their empties out the window of their cars. In a perfect world, people would not go to a fast food restaurant 25 miles away and throw their garbage out the window of their car onto the side of the road. Obviously, we do not live in a pe...


Movement aims to abolish money speech

Editor, While talking with friends about our country’s political situation, one remarked that they felt almost powerless because of the onslaught and demolition of our shared democratic ideals and institutions. The Supreme Court’s ruling that corporations have, in many cases, the same right...


Dogs running without leashes

Editor, Polson does have a leash law; however, to my understanding, the follow up, pick up component was not funded. There are a few large breed dogs running the streets in Polson. I hope something can be done to eliminate this problem before some unfortunate incident occurs. It is also my understanding t...


Guiding documents shaped by diverse opinions

Editor, Today, people who identify themselves as conservatives (mostly they aren’t) like to believe that this country’s founding documents have a religious origin. They don’t. At least two recent letters to the editor have expressed this position for the Declaration of Independence. A...


Inconvenient truth shared

Editor, Recently the Lake County Pachyderms sponsored a meeting at the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan hosting Dr. Ed Berry from Bigfork, who professes that human-caused climate change is a hoax. Although I was not able the attend his recent presentation, I heard him talk on climate change at the Flathead Co...


Talent show helps support many programs

Editor, Support for Mission Valley Has Talent 2019 and Helping Hands Fund is strong. For the second year, a responsive audience created an exciting atmosphere for entertainers as well as event volunteers and organizers. Last Friday, Robert Parot, Native American Hoop Dancer and last year’s winner, o...


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