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Author grateful for event

Editor, Just a note of thanks to Mission Valley Christian Academy for asking me to present my book at their Meet the Author fundraiser. Annette Schiele did a wonderful job of organizing the event.  It all went so well; everything was prepared beautifully. The chili, soups and rolls were great, as were the desserts. Thank you all so much for your part in making the event a success. To top it all off, I sold several copies of “The Fair Sombrero.” Joye Albert Polson  


Timeline food for thought

Editor, A timeline history: • 1855 - Hellgate Treaty, Tribe cedes all aboriginal territory to U.S. government. • 1872 – Highway/railroad easements granted through reservation. • 1887 – Dawes Act – Government makes plans to open reservation to homesteading. &bul...


Schoening good choice for sheriff

Editor, I am retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant Ashley Drollinger. I am writing to recommend Rick Schoening as a candidate for Sheriff of Lake County. I have known Rick for more than five years and in fact, because of getting to know him, his character and his work ethic, I am proud to say...


Vote in school board elections

Editor, This spring voters will be electing new members to school boards throughout the valley. Traditionally, these elections have low voter turnout and generate little public interest.  When I ask voters why they didn’t cast a ballot in a school board election they usually give the followi...


Medication-assisted treatment is vital

Editor, According to “Confronting the Stigma of Opioid Use Disorder – and Its Treatment”, “Journal of the American Medical Association,” Feb. 26, 2014, increasing numbers of overdoses from prescription opioids, and heroin deaths, have caused heartbreak in communities across t...


Government should be of, for, by people

Editor, In 1935 under section 16 of the Indian reorganization act, the tribal constitution was adopted by a majority vote (30 percent) of the tribal members making us self-governing, but still required to uphold state and federal laws.  Tribal officials, tribal court, tribal judges, tribal council...


‘Sochi’ dogs seeking homes in Mission Valley

Editor, As vice president of the Mission Valley Animal Shelter, I have adopted many “Sochi dogs.” Of course, they were never described that way. But there are hundreds of them around here. We don’t call them “Sochi dogs” but maybe we should. It seems that Americans love these...


What’s the presidency for?

Editor, “Well, what the hell’s the presidency for?”  So asked President Lyndon Johnson as he sat with key advisors at his kitchen table. They were working on Johnson’s speech to Congress right after Kennedy’s assassination. From Gary Younge’s Guardian report: &l...


Government misappropriating revenues

Editor, Has anyone thought over why the Secretary of the Interior just recently sent more than a billion dollars to Montana, via the tribes, to buy real property issued to landowners by land patents in Montana? These land patents are the most valuable form of land ownership in the world today. The land an...


Luck or God, your choice

Editor, Thank you Mr. Bell for including me in your defense of Mr. McClellan’s advice to Republicans. I would also in sincerity thank you for your military service. Your service and the dedicated service of patriots throughout American history formed the foundation that gives all citizens the right ...


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