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History large part of Author Night

John Dickinson, one of the framers of the U.S. Constitution, admonished his fellow convention delegates “Experience must be our only guide. Reason may mislead us.” History is many things: well written, it’s a great adventure story; it’s biography; it’s economics and art; it’s politics, policy and philosophy; most of all, history is a record of experience. To paraphrase George Santana and other thinkers, including Mark Twain, if one doesn’t know the past one is likely to be cursed to re-live it. On Saturday, Feb. 22, between 2 and 8 p.m., the Mission Valley Christian Academy off Hwy. 35 east of Polson is holding “Meet the Authors&rdquo...

Bras not associated with Water Users

Editor, To whom it may concern, I, Lando R. Bras, hereby state that I am not a member of the Western Montana Water Users Association, LLC. Lando R. Bras Lonepine  

Beware the book

Editor, Related to a brief article on page 6 of the Valley Journal entitled Mystery books arrive in Lake County, I wish to express my concern. The article refers to a book found in our mailboxes entitled “The Great Controversy.” It comes without saying that any religious organization that prod...

Ninepipes Arts grateful for support

Editor, The Ninepipe Arts Group would like to thank all those who participated in our annual fundraiser on Feb. 1, which was held at Leon Hall. The artists’ contributions were wonderful and varied. The volunteers did an outstanding job over several months. And, of course, thanks to all those who att...

Egg stealing motivation questioned

Editor, Regarding the recent letter written by Phyllis Benoist of Ronan: Ms. Benoist, in your recent letter to the readers of the Valley Journal, a misstatement or dubious reference was made by you when you stated the reason for a band of Indian hunters who started what’s now known historically a...

Boards should be occupied by irrigators

Editor, FIP Irrigators and friends: What happens when six lawyers, three tribal, three FIP, Tribal Chairman, seven top BIA officials, BIA superintendent, FIP Project manager, three Irrigation Chairmen, and DOI officials get together for an illegal meeting about the Operation and Maintenance of Flathead Ir...

Great respect for Navy SEALS

Editor, Just an answer to John Cummings’ comments in the Valley Journal on Feb. 5 concerning my open letter to Republicans letter of Jan. 29 which was entitled “Stop blaming, start solving.” The message in my letter was to outline three things that, in my opinion, the Republicans shou...

Irrigators will suffer without compact

Editor, I am taking up the challenge from Ms. Susan Lake, and although I have spoken at a few of the local water compact meetings in the valley, this is my first time to have published a letter to the Valley Journal in favor of the Water Compact. Here are some questions and points of interest for the fenc...

Ronan cheerleading squad excelling

Editor, After almost losing our cheering squad I would like to thank the administration and parents for bringing them back. They are doing an amazing job. I can’t remember when we have seen the colors presented like the girls presented them this weekend and it was perfect. I understand we have Le...

Klamath shut-off different than Tribe’s Compact

Editor, Chris Tweeten’s Nov. 19, 2013 response to my letter called “A Closer Look at the Klamath” completely misses the point. In brief review, I noted that Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s Compact proponents have invoked the Klamath Basin water problems as a threat to irri...

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