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We must unite for survival

Editor, As President of the Lake County Republican Women’s Club, I have tried to plug into the different conservative groups that threaten to divide a united effort to overcome the socialist juggernaut in control in Washington. There is far more that unites us than divides us. Historically, conservatism and adherence to the Constitution have been hallmarks of the Republican Party. The GOP must strengthen those basic principles or lose to the socialist movement forever. The GOP and other conservative groups should be able to march shoulder to shoulder under the GOP tent on domestic issues. Regarding foreign policy the leaders of these splinter groups, who accuse the Republicans a...


Trash stains Jocko Valley

Editor, The last couple days we've spent a few hours in our quest to clean the highway in the Jocko Valley. Wow, someone's trash must have flown out of the back of their truck. Only the bag broke and it was blown all over and we picked it up one piece at a time. Let's see, only three diapers thrown out th...


Thanks for agreeing to protect the Flathead

Editor, Today (Feb. 18) Premier Campbell and Governor Schweitzer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to protect the transboundary Flathead, one of the most critical habitats in North America. The Agreement will ensure that the Flathead is protected from mining and energy development, thereby enabling pre...


Quarry work benefits the shoreline

Editor, As a non-tribal member I am (I hope) making a respectful reply to Amlu Caye's letter, per the Chief Cliff "mine." This letter is also directed to others of our local tribes members. No disrespect is intended by me for my lack understanding of tribal lore or beliefs. Amlu, having read your lette...


Good luck Ann Brower

Editor, Thank you, Ann Brower, for speaking at our potluck on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Valley View Clubhouse. You were very informative and seem to know your issues very well. Any other clubs out there should have her come and speak at your meetings or potlucks.  Good Luck Ann campaigning for Lake ...


New fire station is not a warehouse

Editor, I feel compelled to respond to the recent discussions regarding the new Polson Rural Fire Station, as there is much misinformation being spread. It has been stated that the new station is a warehouse and not an “active” station, both of which are false. To start with, a few facts ab...


Education is a form of patriotism

Editor, As the co-organizer of the April 2009 TEA Party held at Riverside Park I feel that I must respond to a mischaracterization of such TEA Parties put forth in last week’s letter to the editor from Tammy Miller of St. Ignatius. In the letter, Ms. Miller quotes Travis McAdam, executive directo...


Please save Chief Cliff

Editor, I am writing to you today concerning the mining on the base of Chief Cliff Mountain in Elmo. Chief Cliff has been around since the beginning of time, according to the Kootenai creation story, and is a very special and significant sacred site to not just the Kootenai people of Elmo, but to the o...


Let your voice be heard

Editor, I attended the Rural Fire District Trustee meeting held on Feb. 10, and right from the start it was clear that two trustees were in favor of making the new fire station Fairgrounds a fully active station and the other two trustees sided with the fire chief in wanting it be used as a warehouse for ...


Aquatics center has superb vision statement

Editor, On Jan. 9, I sat with six other people in Teggeman's home in our South Hills community listening to an inspiring and professional presentation on the Mission Valley Aquatic Center "Make a Splash, Change a Life," planned by Project Director, Tana Seeley. Without going into the details so thoroug...


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